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Archives of past Sociology News.

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 […]

Princeton Sociologist To Discuss America’s Immigration Crisis On Nov. 9

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Douglas S. Massey, a Princeton University professor and the author of several books on immigration, will discuss “Understanding America’s Immigration Crisis” Friday, Nov. 9, at the University of Central. Florida. Massey will examine whether immigrants are an important economic resource and source of cultural diversity or whether illegal immigrants have a negative impact on society, […]

UCF Experts Available To Speak With Reporters About Changing Roles Of Fathers

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Date: Monday Jun. 12th, 2006 University of Central Florida professors are available to speak with reporters about the changing roles of fathers in American society. From sociologists to educators, the experts can speak on a variety of aspects from specific cultural differences to the new wave of father-friendly conveniences such as changing stations in men’s […]

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 […]