Category: 2008

UCF Sociology News from 2008

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In 1997, Louisiana passed its so-called covenant marriage law, which among other innovations gave marrying couples the option of voluntarily surrendering their rights to a no-fault divorce. UCF sociology professor Jim Wright along with his colleagues Steve Nock (formerly of the University of Virginia and now deceased) and Laura Sanchez (Bowling Green State University) gathered […]

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We can be awfully proud of the UCF contingent participating in the refereed round tables of the Environment & Technology Section of the American Sociological Association’s annual meetings in Boston, August 1-4, 2008. The roundtable, entitled “Focus the Nation: Insights on the Climate Movement in American Universities,” began with a remembrance of Brent Marshall and […]

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Harnessing the collective power of students across the country to find solutions to global warming, Focus the Nation will kick off next week at the University of Central Florida. Students from more than 60 Florida universities and middle and high schools, joining their peers from around the country, are participating in Focus the Nation. Organizers […]

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The Institute for Social and Behavioral Sciences (ISBS) was contracted by UCF’s Office of Marketing, Communications and Admissions to conduct a survey with National Merit Scholars finalists that had been offered admission to UCF to determine what influenced their decisions to choose the university that they selected. The survey was conducted both online and by […]

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What is the ISBS? Founded in 1979, the Institute for Social and Behavioral Science promotes community oriented research throughout the social and behavioral science disciplines.  Located in UCF’s Department of Sociology, the Institute houses: Survey Research Laboratory, with the capacity to do telephone and mail surveys and polls throughout the central Florida region and analyze […]