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Archives of past Sociology News.

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 […]

New Book By Sociology Faculty

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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 […]

Sociology Department Hosts COS Distinguished Speaker

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On February 15th, it was our pleasure to sponsor the College of Sciences (COS) Distinguished Speaker Series by hosting Dr. Francis Dodoo, leading authority on African demography and population studies. Dr. Dodoo is currently the Senior Research Associate in the Population Research Institute at Pennsylvania State University (PSU) and Professor of Sociology and Director of […]

Upcoming Undergraduate Sociology Courses For Summer And Fall 2010

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Here are several courses in which undergraduate sociology majors can take for summer and fall 2010. For more information please check with undergraduate advising, Good luck!   Summer 2010 Urban Society Race and Ethnicity Social Problems Sex and Gender Social Power and Inequality Family Trends Medical Sociology Deviant Behavior Sociology of Murder Criminology; Juvenile Delinquency Sociology […]

New Writing Program Is Right Move For UCF

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By Jerriann Sullivan UCF is changing the way it teaches writing starting July 1. The new Department of Writing and Rhetoric is a program intended to implement and manage writing instruction across the university. Basically, it will help teachers in every department use writing in their classes. Approval of the new department has been met with […]