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Wingfield Treats Racism in Medicine
By Michael Haggerty – While racism in the medical profession has diminished in recent decades, discrimination persists. Adia Wingfield, professor of sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, illuminated this issue at the 2017 Lemert Lecture, hosted on May 11 by the Department of Sociology. Her talk was entitled "Professional Work in a Postracial Era: Black Professionals in the New Economy."
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Contractor Computes Solutions to Real-World Problems
By Alan Wong - Advances in computing and data technology have allowed social scientists to develop exciting new solutions to long-standing problems. At the Gerald P. Mohrmann Memorial Lecture on May 18, 2017, Noshir Contractor explored some of those solutions in a talk entitled "Leveraging Computational Social Science to Address Grand Societal Challenges".
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Wojcieszak Ponders Polarization in the Age of Social Media [Video]
On November 27, 2017, Associate Professor of Communication Magdalena Wojcieszak presented a talk entitled 'Fragmented Media and Social Divides'. Watch the video here.
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Historian Alan Taylor Wins Pulitzer Prize for Second Time
By Jeffrey Day - UC Davis distinguished history professor Alan Taylor has won the Pulitzer Prize in history for his book about slaves assisting the British during the War of 1812.
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Teaching Prize Winner is a Gardener Who Sows Wisdom in the Classroom
By Karen Nikos-Rose - In her garden, University of California, Davis, anthropologist Suad Joseph has propagated more than 140 different varieties of fruit trees, assorted grapes, herbs and other vegetables -- many grown from her own seeds and cuttings that she has collected. She shares the bounty, and her well-known cooking, with friends, colleagues and her students.
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Scholars Present at Annual Sociological Association Meeting
By Jeffrey Day - Nearly 60 faculty and students at the University of California, Davis, attended the 109th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, with about half presenting papers or leading discussions in San Francisco in August, 2014.
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New Legislative Caucus Seeks to End Poverty in California
By Alex Russell - Center for Poverty Research Director Ann Huff Stevens presented on poverty in California at the first meeting of the new legislative caucus on ending poverty in the state.
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Historian Charles Walker Honored in Cusco, Peru
By Alex Russell - Charles Walker was celebrated as an Honorary Professor by the National University of San Antonio Abad, where he has led regular courses and seminars on historiography for the past 25 years. The ceremony took place on August 6, 2014 in Cusco, Peru.
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Memory Researcher Wins Pentagon Grant
By Andy Fell - Charan Ranganath of the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience was selected as a National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellow by the U.S. Department of Defense in July. The five-year, $2.6 million fellowship will support new work on learning and memory in Ranganath’s Dynamic Memory Laboratory at UC Davis.
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Psychologist's Research Supports Gay Marriage Decision
By Andy Fell - When a panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana this week, the justices cited work by UC Davis professor of psychology Gregory Herek.
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