Category: 2010

UCF Sociology News from 2010

Dr. Shannon Carter, Assistant Professor

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Dr. Shannon Carter is another familiar face in the Sociology Department. She is starting a new position as an Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department. “I grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and completed my B.A. in Sociology at the University of Michigan. I thought I would spend my whole life in Michigan until a […]

Meet The New Graduate Director For Sociology, Dr. Liz Grauerholz

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Prior to coming to UCF, I was serving as graduate director for the sociology department at Purdue University. However, most of my experience with graduate education comes from classroom and informal settings. I’ve been teaching gradu-ate courses, and working with and advising graduate students, for many years. Some of the courses I teach are based […]

Student Success In The Workplace

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The University of Central Florida was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Model Program. The REAL Project substance use prevention and intervention services and the Clinical Psychology SURG lab (Substance Use Research Group) were recognized a Model of Exemplary, Alcohol or Other Drug Abuse Prevention Program on College Campuses. The Department of […]

News From The ISBS

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Drug use among American high school students, especially abuse of prescription drugs, is steadily increasing. What do parents think about these trends? Who or what is responsible? And what should be done? With funding from the Orange County Office for a Drug-Free Community, the Survey Research Lab of ISBS will soon be fielding a county […]

Conversation Surrounding BP’s Oil Spill

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Conversation surrounding BP’s oil spill made a big fuss out of a little word. In a taped interview with “Today Show” host Matt Lauer, President Obama said the word ‘ass’. He used a colloquial term for human anatomy, and that, almost as much as his message, made headline news. When discussing BP’s oil spill in […]

UCF Working To Help Graduates Find Jobs

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“In this economy, it’s been really hard for me to find a job,” said Becca Sabando, a recent UCF graduate. “I work as a waitress now at Bubba Gump. But that’s not a career; it’s just a job.” Despite economic downturn, the National Association of Colleges and Employers has found that things are looking up. […]

Why Should You Do Research?

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Why Should I Do Research? Participating in undergraduate research will expand your academic experience at UCF. Research is a process of careful inquiry leading to the discovery of new information. Although there are some differences in how research is conducted across disciplines, research is not restricted to certain disciplines and occurs in all programs at […]

Promotion Within The College Of Sciences!

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Congratulations to the following faculty who have been promoted! Dr. Ty Matejowsky, Anthropology  – Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor Dr. John Malala, Communication – Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor Dr. Alexandru Tamasan, Mathematics – Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor Dr. Helge Heinrich, Physics –  Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor Dr. Eduardo […]

Violence In The Lives Of Homeless Women

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What we know about women who live on the street and their experiences with violence both as children and as adults is limited. Many dozens of studies and comprehensive literature reviews of physical and sexual violence committed against homeless women have been published. Many of these studies, however, have been more concerned with establishing the fact of […]