Graduate student research highlighted in Perspectives, the CALS magazine
Submitted by Dick Parham on 2009-08-19 08:48:08Dr. Ron Wimberley recently sent out an email to the Sociology and Anthropology Dept that said:
"In the last issue of Perspectives, the CALS magazine that goes out to the university community and alums, one of Karl Jicha's projects is featured. It's the one in which he obtained computers for the schools on the Caribbean island of Carriacou.
The story is attached here and at
Good job, Karl!
And thanks from all of us
Dr. Wimberley later said:
"I should add that several of our grad students, past and present, participated on the computer project along with Karl who led the effort. These include Greg Fulkerson, Gretchen Thompson, Jonathan May, and Delmar Wright.
Thanks to all for making it possible for the Carriacou children to use computers and for making our department look good in the process!
Steve McDonald's research on gender/race inequality in the labor market mentioned in the press
Submitted by Steve McDonald on 2009-08-17 16:28:01A new study finds that white men receive significantly more tips about job opportunities than women and racial minorities - particularly among people in upper management positions - highlighting racial and gender inequality in the labor market. The study--authored by Steve McDonald (NC State), Nan Lin (Duke University & Academia Sinica), and Dan Ao (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)--was published in the journal Social Problems and appeared as a top story for News 14 Carolina.
McDonald, Steve, Nan Lin, and Dan Ao. 2009. "Networks of Opportunity: Gender, Race, and Job Leads." Social Problems 56:385-402.
Graduate students win first prize for poster at Rural Sociology conference
Submitted by Steve McDonald on 2009-08-05 11:03:44Stephanie Teixeira-Poit and Abby Cameron received first-place recognition (blue ribbon) for their poster entitled, "The Working Poor in North Carolina Counties" at the 72nd annual meeting of the Rural Sociological Society in Madison, Wisconsin.