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Oneonta, NY, 13820

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Sociology News and Events


4/28/2014 - Department of Sociology Awards Ceremony


Thanks to all who attended and made the Awards Ceremony a success. We would like to congratulate all of our students in attendance. Download the program here.

Specifically, we would like to acknowledge the following:

  • Academic Achievement Award winner, Brittany Piccolo
  • Best & Brightest Award recipients, Bonnie Siry and Lucas Palmateer
  • Departmental Academic Excellence Award recipients, Bonnie Siry (Sociology), Donna O'Connor (Gerontology), and Michael Immendorfer (Criminal Justice)

We congratulate our inductees into the Alpha Kappa Delta National Honor Society:

  • Brook Ramage
  • Marie Pierce
  • Megan Flanagan
  • Jennifer Uretsky
  • Bridget O'Connor
  • Siobhan White
  • Karli Martin
  • Matthew Hartwell
  • Christian Abreu
  • Michele LaRusso
  • Courtney Murphy
  • Chelsea Chistonikos

We also would like to recognize the Student Research and Creative Activity Day Participants

  • Dominick DeNofio, "Race and Ethnicity: The Demographics of Being Penalized in Welfare-to-Work Programs"
  • Emily Knapp, "The Political Economy of Walmart in Central New York"
  • Brooke Ramage, Hannah Wightman, and Brittani Woods, "Child Protective Services, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse in Low-Income Families"
  • Alejandro Rojas, Audrey Feirstein, and William Helicher, "Student Perception of Travelling and Studying Abroad"
  • Michelle Rotunno, "How is Social Media Affecting Us?"
  • Bonnie Siry, "Tweeting on Women's Health"

3/19/2014 - Dr. Fida Mohammad Invited by FBI for Presentation

Dr. Fida Mohammad was invited by the FBI to give a presentation entitled, "Building Bridges Between American Muslims and Law Enforcement Agencies," in Albany, New York. Dr. Mohammad is an expert in Criminology with special expertise in issues related to the Afghan war, relations with Pakistan, and cultural and social issues related to Islam.

Fida Presentation

1/6/2014 - Faculty-Led Course in Hong Kong

Don't miss this chance of a lifetime to visit Hong Kong through this faculty-led course. Download and watch the PowerPoint and Video for more information:

  1. Powerpoint
  2. Video

10/25/2013 - Two New Special Topics Courses Offered by Sociology Department in the Spring 2014 Semester

There are two special topics courses that will be offered in the Sociology Department in the Spring, and they are:

  1. Sociology of the Body, taught by Dr. Elizabeth Seale; get the flyer
  2. Animals and Society, taught by Dr. Brian Lowe; get the flyer

10/25/2013 - Graduate and Professional School Fair Monday, October 28th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Chase Gymnasium

Calling all juniors, seniors, and anyone thinking of graduate or professional school! You will not want to miss the event that is happening Monday in the Chase Gym, where we will representatives from more than 70 colleges and universities with information about law schools, medical schools, the health professions, business administration, social work, psychology, sociology, engineering, computer science, pharmacy and other arts and science areas.  A complete list of the participating schools is available at the Career Development Center, x 2534.  Information on graduate assistantship and graduate fellowship opportunities will be provided by the schools in attendance.

10/4/2013 - Sociology Department Advisement Session Event 2013--October 25 at the Hunt Ballroom

Please see the announcement and flyer for details about the upcoming advisement event, hosted by the sociology department annually. This is your chance to learn important information about your major, student clubs, honor societies, internships, research opportunities, advice for the future, and more. Attendance at this event provides priority enrollment status for major courses in the Spring. Hope to see you there! (and don't forget to bring your arrow sheet).

9/9/2013 - Deadline for AKD Student Funding Close

If you are a SUNY Oneonta student planning to present a paper or poster at a conference, please consider the opportunities provided by the AKD honor society. Information can be found here. Please note the October 10, 2013 deadline that is fast approaching.

8/30/2013 - Faculty in Residence Program Presents Professor Li

Professor Li, of Guangxi Normal University, will be on campus and available to speak to classes the first week of September. His time will be capped with a talk given in the Craven Lounge September 5 at 7pm.. Click here to download the flyer for details.

8/20/2013 - Looking forward to a great year with some new faces in the Department!

The days of summer are winding down and activity on campus ramping up. The Sociology department wishes everyone a great start to the new semester and year! This year we would like to welcome our three new faculty members. They are Professors Pavel Vasiliev, Michael King, and Melissa Lavin. Please help us welcome them to SUNY Oneonta.

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