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Archives of past Sociology News.

Math Lab

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“A Friendly Place to Learn Mathematics” The purpose of the Math Lab is to provide tutoring for students enrolled in mathematics courses here at UCF. We offer tutoring in the following courses: Finite Mathematics, Explorations in Mathematics, College Algebra, Trigonometry, Business Calculus, Precalculus, Mathematics for Calculus, Calculus I, II, III, and Differential Equations. We are […]

Spring 2010 Commencement

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Spring 2010 Commencement for the College of Sciences is May 7th, at 9:00 AM, at the UCF Arena: Actuarial Science, Anthropology, Advertising/Public Relations, Biology, Chemistry, Communication (Interpersonal/Organizational), Forensic Science, Journalism, Mathematics, Modeling & Simulation, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Radio-Television, Sociology, Social Science, Statistics For information about Spring 2010 Commencement click here. Congratulations soon-to-be UCF Alumni!

Student Research Positions

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These positions may be assisting jobs (e.g. washing dishes in lab) or independent research projects for any department at UCF. Either way these positions are a great way to get involved in research programs on campus. For more information please go to the site here

Summer Reasearch Opportunities With OUR

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Summer Opportunities Overview There are numerous opportunities for undergraduates to participate in research during the summer. It is a great time to get involved with research at UCF because students often have more time to work on research projects. It is also a great time to leave UCF to be a part of summer research […]

UCF Research Guides New Initiative To Prevent Domestic Violence

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University of Central Florida sociologist Jana Jasinski’s research played an important role in launching a new partnership aimed at preventing domestic violence. Harbor House of Central Florida, in partnership with Orange County, the City of Orlando, Orange County Animal Services, the Department of Children and Families, area law enforcement agencies and 100 Women Strong, announced […]

Why Do Ugly Men Commit Ugly Crimes?

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Maybe so, according to Rachel Rayburn and Jim Wright of UCF’s sociology department, whose paper on the topic was published in Society (July-August 2009). They posted photos of 24 registered sex offenders towww.hotornot.com, where anonymous participants ranked the attractiveness of each one. The 24 offenders were a random sample of 12 men who had committed […]

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

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Students in Betsy Swart’s Sociology of Domestic Violence Class got to see first hand the challenges victims of domestic violence face everyday as they attended and participated the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event held on October 22 in the Student Union. Male volunteers selected a pair of high heeled women’s shoes and walked […]

Sociology, Social Engagement, And Tuna

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What does tuna have to do with social engagement? Graduate student office 403F currently holds about 25 pounds of canned tuna. Why? Because the graduate students in the department have agreed to help collect and donate 100 pounds of the total ONE TON o’ tuna goal to Second Harvest to help families in need between […]

Global Warming, Social Change, And Music

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As an extra credit opportunity in Dr. Canan’s Social Change class, students could select three songs related to a lecture topic, and then argue for one as most closely reLated theoretically. Mindy Weller’s argument for Bad Religion’s “Kyoto Now!” is an excellent example. “Forgetting Home describes global warming as a plague of burning forests, raging […]