The College of Arts and Science is proud to be home to some of the world’s best historians, scientists, artists, authors, performers, innovators, and scholars. The A&S Faculty Fellowship program allows the college to recognize outstanding faculty members by providing a one-time award of $5,000. The fellowship may be renewed if the faculty member is selected again.

The College of Arts and Science Student Council honored two professors, a graduate instructor, and an adviser with Chalk Awards for the spring 2017 semester. The student council solicits nominations from students for their favorite instructors and advisers, and the council’s executive committee makes the final selections. The student council will host a luncheon for the award winners later this semester.

Purple Chalk Awards

The Department of Women's & Gender Studies is sponsoring a roundtable conversation with special guest Jonathan Metzl, the Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University, Oct. 29 in the Leadership Auditorium in the MU Student Center. The topic is "assessing firearms through the intersections of race, gender, and mental health."

Greg J. Duncan, professor of education at the University of California Irvine, will give a  lecture on his latest book “Restoring Opportunity: The Crisis of Inequality and the Challenge for American Education” as a part of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Visitors Program.

Paul Smaldino

“The Natural Selection of Bad Science,” by assistant professor Paul E. Smaldino, University of California, Merced, Sept. 17, 12 p.m., S110 Memorial Union.

Awarded annually to one or two students for writing an outstanding research paper that applies sociology to problems of American society. 

After a day at work, you are in the mood for Mexican food, but you want something authentic—not the Americanized Tex-Mex food that’s ubiquitous throughout the Midwest. But how do you determine which restaurant offers the most authentic Mexican culinary experience?

Loan fund for sociology students. Preference is given to minority students.

The fund shall be used exclusively as a means of support for PhD students in sociology for the expenses associated with writing a doctoral dissertation. The fund shall be open to PhD students in sociology by written application on a competitive basis.

Elizabeth Armstrong, University of Michigan

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Elizabeth Armstrong
Professor of Sociology & Organizational Studies
University of Michigan

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