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The Social Scientist – Spring 2021 Newsletter
Wow, what a time to be a social scientist?? Think about it…with all of the challenges and changes we are faced with today as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, there simply is no better time to study social interaction (or distancing as the case may be), family, the workplace, race relations, politics, aging, public
Steve Winn Memorial Scholarship Deadline Announced for Fall 2020
September 2, 2020 · Document, News, PDF, SOC
The Steve Winn Memorial Scholarship is intended to support outstanding students while honoring the life and work of Dr. Winn. Recipients of this award must be full time, returning undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Sociology who have done outstanding work in the areas of sociological theory and or social stratification. To be considered for
Why Social Science? Because We Will Need to Do Better in the Next Crisis
May 19, 2020 · Careers, News
By John Haaga, PhD who retired as director of the National Institute on Aging’s (NIA) Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in December 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a surge of interest in the press and social media in comparisons with other countries. When did the
Second new book by ANT faculty member, Brian A. Hoey
A growing number of cultural anthropologists and others in allied disciplines are doing ethnographic fieldwork in the communities where they live and work. Essays in Reinventing and Reinvesting in the Local for Our Common Good describe an engaged local anthropology that contributes to the common good by informing social change and public policy. The edited
Dr. Riner (ANT) wins Hedrick Program Grant and Develops Related Seminar for Fall 2020
Drs. Robin Riner (Anthropology) and Christina Franzen (Classics) recently won the Hedrick Program Grant for Teaching Innovation at Marshall University. They are team-teaching an upper level seminar, “The Wars Within, The Wars Without: Lucan’s Civil War through Modern Veterans Eyes” as a part of this and other grant programs of which they are a part.
The Social Scientist – Spring 2020 Newsletter
April 30, 2020 · Alumni, Alumni, Faculty, News
Message from the Chair Welcome to The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Marshall University. Wow, what a time to be a social scientist, huh?? Think about it … with all of the challenges and changes we are faced with today as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, there simply is no better time to
New book by ANT faculty member, Brian A. Hoey
On January 9, 2014, residents across Charleston, West Virginia, awoke to an unusual licorice smell in the air and a similar taste in the public drinking water. That evening residents were informed the tap water in tens of thousands of homes, hundreds of businesses, and dozens of schools and hospitals—the water made available to as
MU Archaeological Field School 2020 – Summer Research Opportunity, Summer Session II
CANCELLED in accordance with MU CoVID-19 response: Marshall University Archaeology Field School, Summer 2020 ANT 323, 501 (6-credit-hours) Summer Session II (8 June to 10 July, 2020) Curious? Adventurous? Willing to play in the mud? An opportunity to uncover the past while learning techniques of field archaeology For more information, contact: Dr. Nicholas Freidin freidin@marshall.edu
Could The Liberal Arts Revolutionize Corporate Education?
February 28, 2020 · News
Amidst a growing skills gap and added pressure for employers and higher education institutions to offer more industry-specific training and so called “hard skills,” there’s an incredible opportunity emerging for the liberal arts. Although there’s quite a bit of negativity about the value of liberal arts degrees among prospective students and parents and a lot