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Sociology Archive

Professor to collaborate on cross-cultural gerontology research

BOONE—Ed Rosenberg’s academic interests on issues related to aging and gerontology are taking him to France, where he will be a visiting researcher at the University of Angers. It’s a return trip for the Appalachian State University professor who was an exchange professor in 2004-05 at the university located in France’s Loire Valley.

Appalachian’s Diversity Lecture Series begins Sept. 21

bonnilla_silva_t.jpgBOONE—Known for attracting influential leaders and thinkers with national and international reputations, Appalachian State University’s Office of Multicultural Student Development will present an array of outstanding speakers as part of its Diversity Lecture Series. They include leading scholars in the fields of sociology, religion, civil rights, social justice and children’s literature.

Teacher of the Year began journey as an Appalachian student

lippard_t.jpgBOONE—Dr. Cameron Lippard has come full circle. He graduated from Appalachian State University in 1998 with degrees in psychology and sociology. Now, he is an award-winning faculty member teaching in the same building where he once was a student.

Research ranks counties in terms of child well-being

childwellbeing_t.jpgBOONE — A child well-being study has ranked all N.C. counties in terms of overall child well-being and component categories such as health, safety, education, and economic well-being.

Scholar discusses youth engagement, social trust and the future of democracy April 12

BOONE—Connie Flanagan will present the talk “Youth Engagement, Social Trust, and the Future of Democracy” April 12 from 4-5:30 p.m. in Belk Library and Information Commons Room 114 at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian’s MSW program receives accreditation

BOONE—The master of social work (MSW) degree program in Appalachian State University’s Department of Social Work has received full accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education, the field’s national accrediting agency.

The accreditation process began four years ago when the program was approved for candidacy by CSWE. The program enrolled its first students in January 2007.

McCaughey receives AAUP Chapter Award

MarthaMcCaughey_t.jpgBOONE—Dr. Martha McCaughey has received the Appalachian State University American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Chapter Award for her work to advance goals of academic freedom and faculty governance. McCaughey is a professor of women’s studies and sociology at Appalachian.

Department of Sociology and Social Work to become two academic departments July 1

BOONE—Beginning July 1, the Department of Sociology and Social Work at Appalachian State University will become two separate departments.

Caveman mystique crushes men’s potential, professor says

BOONE—Martha McCaughey says not to blame a man’s bad behavior on the caveman within. All too often, she says, pop-Darwinism – or evolutionary psychology related through popular culture -suggests that a man’s sexual promiscuity and physical aggression can be traced to his stone-age ancestors.