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CBS Austin

Harel Shapira Talks to CBS Austin about Gun Laws and Sales

Wed, Oct 4, 2017

Harel Shapira talks to CBS Austin about gun laws and sales.


BBC Sunday Morning Live

Ben Carrington Featured on BBC Sunday Morning Live

Thu, Jul 27, 2017

Kate Smurthwaite discusses decriminalising abortion on BBC Sunday Morning Live with Caroline Farrow, Ruth Dudley Edwards and Ben Carrington.


Aedes aegypti, known as the yellow fever mosquito, carries the Zika virus.

Poorer Brazilian Women Feel Less in Control of Reproductive Decisions Amidst Zika Outbreak

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Brazilian women of low socio-economic status face more barriers preventing or postponing pregnancies than women of high-socioeconomic status, heightening their risk of having a child with congenital Zika syndrome and microcephaly— a neurological defect in which an infant’s head is abnormally small, according to research at The University of Texas at Austin.


The University of Texas at Austin

Sociology Graduate Students Win Grants, Fellowships, Awards, and Distinctions

Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Congratulations to Sociology graduate students for their recent awards and honors.


American Institute of Indian Studies

Diane Coffey and Dean Spears' Book Wins Joseph W Elder Prize

Wed, Mar 22, 2017

Diane Coffey and Dean Spears' book Where India Goes: Abandoned Toilets, Stunted Development, and the Costs of Caste has received the 2017 Joseph W Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences.


The University of Texas at Austin

2016-17 Graduate Student Placements

Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Congratulations to 2016-17 Sociology Department job candidates.


The University of Texas at Austin

Julie Kniseley Wins President's Outstanding Staff Award

Fri, Mar 17, 2017

Julie Kniseley, Executive Assistant in the Department of Sociology, is a recipient of The University of Texas at Austin 2017 President's Outstanding Staff Award.


Dr Mark Hayward

Mark Hayward Receives NIH OBSSR Matilda White Riley Award

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Mark Hayward has accepted the invitation for the NIH OBSSR Matilda White Riley Award and Lecture for 2017.


Dr Chandra Muller

Chandra Muller Elected to Membership in the National Academy of Education

Tue, Feb 28, 2017

Chandra Muller has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Education.


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