Category: 2008

UCF Sociology News from 2008

Wright, Colleagues Publish Book On Covenant Marriage

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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 […]

Sociology Students Take ASA By Storm!

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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 […]

National Merit Scholars Survey

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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 […]

News From The Institute For Social And Behavioral Sciences

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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 […]