Month: May 2021

Cara Cancelmo: Mentorship Excellence Award

Congratulations to Sociology graduate student Cara Cancelmo, who received a nomination for the Mentorship Excellence Award. In recognition of the critically important role that mentors play in supporting undergraduate research and creative activity, the Office of Undergraduate Research offers two annual awards for outstanding mentorship. Each year, a committee of undergraduate students selects one or […]

Jessica Yorks: 2021 Honorable Mention Awardee of the Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship

Please join us in congratulating Jessica Yorks, the 2021 Honorable Mention Awardee of the Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship. The Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship Award was established in 2005 to support first generation college students who began their academic careers in a community college, have faced significant obstacles, are committed to teaching, and mentoring […]

Matthew Hughey: For Black Workers, Age Discrimination Strikes Twice

Check out “For Black Workers, Age Discrimination Strikes Twice” in The Washington Post, which cites research by Sociology Professor Matthew Hughey on racism among White people and his analysis of other’s research on racism. *** When he saw the chart above, University of Connecticut sociologist Matthew Hughey was struck by the steadiness of the trend […]

Kenneth Vaughan: Are We Really Ready to Return to ‘Normal’?

Read Assistant Professor in Residence Kenneth Vaughan’s comments on how society will rebound from COVID-19 in “Are We Really Ready to Return to ‘Normal’?” published by Fox5  New York. *** The University of Connecticut’s Dr. Kenneth Vaughan said this involves all of us taking interest in the well-being of others. Vaughan, a sociology professor, admitted to looking forward to […]

In Memoriam: Christopher Loring (SOCI 2021)

The Sociology Department joins the University in mourning the death of Christopher Loring, a senior Sociology major who passed away on May 7, 2021. For those wishing to pay their respect to Christopher’s family, calling hours will be on May 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 North Main Street, Southington, Connecticut. A […]

Ryan Talbert: Research Funding in Academic Themes

Ryan Talbert (Sociology, PI) and Jolaade Kalinowski (Human Development and Family Sciences, Co-I) have been awarded a grant from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for Research Funding in Academic Themes. Funding is awarded to faculty working together to advance research stemming from a unique junction of their individual programs of scholarship in health, […]

Candace Tang: Phi Beta Kappa Electee

Please join us in congratulating undergraduate Sociology major Candace Tang, who has been elected to join the UConn chapter of Phi Beta Kappa! Founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary, Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most widely-known academic honor society in the United States. Only about 10 percent of the […]

Undergraduate Sociology Students Create Academic Journal

Read UConn Today’s article on the inaugural edition of The Mirror, the undergraduate Sociology journal. The first edition of The Mirror has six articles selected from approximately 30 submissions, and the plan is to publish a new version each semester. ***Mission Statement*** The mission of The Mirror is to provide undergraduate students a platform to showcase their work […]