Social Thought

Social scientists receive Wayne C. Booth Graduate Student Prize for Excellence in Teaching

The Wayne C. Booth Graduate Student Prizes for Excellence in Teaching, established in 1991, recognize excellent teaching of undergraduates by graduate students. College students and faculty members nominate the recipients. This year’s winners are Emily Dreyfus, Moira Flanagan, David Gutherz, and Jaira Harrington. David Gutherz and Jaira Harrington are both graduate students in the Division of the Social Sciences.

 

Division plans for University's 125th anniversary celebration

The Division of the Social Sciences is partnering with the Secretary of the University's Office to align anniversary celebrations during 2015-2016. Many departments and centers within (and affiliated with) the Division are celebrating anniversaries ranging from 25 years to 75 years. The Dean's Office is in the early stages of planning an event and exhibit for November 13, 2015, coinciding with the anniversary of the opening of the Social Science Research Building.

NSF Social Psychology Program

The Social Psychology Program at NSF supports basic research on human social behavior, including cultural differences and development over the life span. 

Among the many research topics supported are: attitude formation and change, social cognition, personality processes, interpersonal relations and group processes, the self, emotion, social comparison and social influence, and the psychophysiological and neurophysiological bases of social behavior. 

Welcome 2014 Graduate Students

The first day of autumn brought a new chohort of graduate students to the Social Sciences Quad on Tuesday morning for the Division's 2014 Welcome Breakfast. Dean Nirenberg delivered a short address during which he offered context and some wisdom as they begin this transformative period of their lives. He reminded them, "We are known as the teacher of teachers but we are also the leader of leaders."

Breakfast was followed by a march where the students participated in a convocation on the main Quad. Classes begin Friday, September 29th.