Committees & Centers

WEBCAST: Successful Pathways Academic Conference with Sociologist William Julius Wilson

Sociologist William Julius Wilson will deliver the keynote address at a May 8 conference focused on the challenges young people in cities face when they finish school, and scholarship that can help promote success in the workplace and other aspects of adult life. The event will be held from 3-5 p.m. in the Max Palevsky Cinema at Ida Noyes Hall and is open to participants who register in advance.   

Gerald D. Suttles, Pioneering Scholar and Urban Sociologist 1932–2017

Gerald D. Suttles, professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology and the Committee on Geographic Studies, died Thursday, May 11, 2017 at IU Health Bloomington Hospice House with his wife of nearly 47 years, Kirsten A. Grønbjerg, MA’70, PhD’74 (Sociology), and close friends at his side. Widely recognized as a pioneer of the study of disadvantaged neighborhoods, gangs, and ethnic conflict, Suttles helped shape the discipline of urban sociology and mentored a new generation of scholars in the field.