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Senior Thesis Workshops-FALL 2018

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Welcome back, seniors!  In addition to the Nexus course titled “Sociology Department Senior Thesis,” we have organized several workshops to assist you with writing your senior thesis. 

Two workshops are scheduled for September.

 First, Joe Johnson, Director of the Writing Center, will describe how to write a literature review in Sociology.  
Second, Gail Golderman, Digital Services Librarian, will show you how to use RefWorks to manage your thesis sources and bibliography.  RefWorks is described at the end of this email.  
* If you didn’t attend the workshops in the spring, please sign-up now.

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New Course! Social Identities and Science in the Genomic Age

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New Course! Social Identities and Science in the Genomic Age

New Course Lecture/Discussion & LAB component, SCLB & LCC Taught by Prof. Deidre Hill-Butler (Sociology) & Barbara Danowski (Biology)

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Water activist shares her vision with sociology students

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Water activist shares her vision with sociology students

The students of Prof. Hill-Butler’s SOC207 class were excited to have Flint, Michigan water activist E. Yvonne Lewis visit with them on Thursday February 2, 2017.

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Prof. Hill-Butler Curates Her Research on Nashville Floods

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Prof. Hill-Butler Curates Her Research on Nashville Floods

Lost in the flood: A community’s resilience rises above disaster, Schaffer Library, September 19-November 21. Over two days in early May 2010, nearly 14 inches of rain fell across Nashville and parts of middle Tennessee. The deluge forced the Cumberland River and others over their banks, resulting in massive flooding. When the waters receded, 26 people had died, there was $2.4 billion in property damage, and few neighborhoods remained intact. Back home in Schenectady, Deidre Hill-Butler watched news accounts of the devastating floods. An associate professor of sociology and director of the...

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Prof. Cotter’s Research on Attitudes toward Gender Revolution

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Prof. Cotter’s Research on Attitudes toward Gender Revolution

Professor David Cotter, Sociology Department Chair, recently published research in which he and several colleagues analyzed changing American attitudes toward gender roles using data from the General Social Survey.

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