Department of Sociology

Charles E. Bidwell (1932–2016) Memorial Service

A service in memory of Charles E. Bidwell will be held in Bond Chapel on Friday, January 6th, 2017, at 3:30 pm. A reception will follow in the Common Room of Swift Hall, which is adjacent to Bond Chapel. All members of the university community, friends, family, and the public are invited to attend. Charles, AB’50, MA’53, PhD’56, served as both chair and professor, first in the Department of Education, and later in the Department of Sociology.

University Convocation

The 527th Convocation will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 9:15 a.m., and will be held outdoors (rain or shine) on the University’s Main Quadrangle. This is a university-wide ceremony and all candidates participate in this ceremony, during which the President will verbally confer degrees to groups of candidates by degree type and academic program.  Tickets are not required for this ceremony.

FEATURED: Open House | Explore 125 Years of Big Ideas in the Social Sciences (Alumni Weekend Event)

Join us for a Social Sciences-focused Alumni Weekend Event!

For over a century, the University’s social scientists have made groundbreaking advancements in their fields and shaped their disciplines. During this open house, view our timeline exhibit to learn more about this rich intellectual history and evolution. Light refreshments provided!

FEATURED Unpacking New Urbanism: The Status of Walkable Diversity

New urbanism is a movement devoted to growing the world’s supply of pedestrian-based, socially diverse human settlements. In scientific terms this is framed as the “sustainable city,” a perspective that aligns closely with New Urbanism’s built environment focus. This talk reviews the state of the pursuit of walkable diversity, including research debates, implementation hurdles, and entrenched conflicts over strategies and priorities, many of which are rooted in the 19th century.

 

Memorial Service for Donald Levine, BA'50, MA'54, PhD'57, Peter B. Ritzma Professor Emeritus of Sociology

From Rabbi Frederick Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation:

It is with great sadness that we share with you the news of the death of Donald Levine. Donald was the beloved husband of Ruth, loving father of Rachel Levine, William Levine, and Theodore Levine, loving grandfather of Natanyel Bohm-Levine, Zoe Melnick, and Ari Melnick.

 

A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 9, at 1:00 PM at KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation.

 

Violence linked to loneliness, hypervigilance and chronic health problems

Editor’s note: The following is part of Urban October at UChicago —an initiative of the University of Chicago Urban Network . Throughout the month, University scholars will convene key stakeholders and present new research and collaborations that confront urban challenges around the globe. Exposure to violence can negatively impact a person’s physical and psychosocial health, according to two new studies co-authored by University of Chicago scholars. The studies, co-authored by social...

Violence linked to loneliness, hypervigilance and chronic health problems

Editor’s note: The following is part of Urban October at UChicago —an initiative of the University of Chicago Urban Network . Throughout the month, University scholars will convene key stakeholders and present new research and collaborations that confront urban challenges around the globe. Exposure to violence can negatively impact a person’s physical and psychosocial health, according to two new studies co-authored by University of Chicago scholars. The studies, co-authored by social...