Congrats to our Graduates!

Congratulations to the Class of 2016-2017! We’re so proud of you, and can’t wait to see what you do next! 

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We hope you had a great time at the Sociology Department Graduation Celebration! Cheers to you and all of your accomplishments! 

 

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Cap & Gown Pick up Starts Next Week

REMINDER!

If you’re walking in the 2017 Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Sociology Department and/or the University (Husky Stadium) Ceremony, you must wear a cap & gown.

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Cap & gown order pick up starts next week! 

May 30 – June 3

You can pick up your online order at Husky Stadium from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Note: The specific date you pick up was selected when you placed your order online.

 

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Sociology Student Spotlight: Carol Xie is the Al Black Award Recipient!

Congratulations to Sociology Student Carol Xie!!

**Al Black Community Service Award Winner, 2017!**

Interested in applying for the Al Black Award next year? Read more about it Here (2017 Al Black Info)

Congrats on such a fantastic achievement, we’re proud of you!

-Sociology Student Services

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Sociology Student Spotlight: Lauren Halle is the Woolston Award Recipient!

Congratulations to Sociology Student Lauren Halle!!

**Woolston Award Winner, 2017!**

Congrats on such a fantastic achievement, we’re proud of you!

-Sociology Student Services

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GRE and LSAT courses!

Are you interested in going to graduate school, but can’t afford to pay $1200+ for LSAT or GRE prep classes?

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There will be another set of low-cost, high quality, LSAT and GRE prep courses offered at UW (open to non-students as well). You can apply for the courses (and see testimonials, etc.) at campusprep.org.

“The same caliber as traditional prep courses, but it comes at a cheaper cost.”
-Kristine Jackson, Dean of Admissions at CU Boulder Law

LSAT Prep Course: 

The course will start in July and prepares you for the Sept. test date. The comprehensive, 27 hour, live course includes 3 practice exams and costs $325. (a few students who qualify for financial need-based aid will pay about $200.)

The course is taught by a qualified instructor who has been trained by our national trainer. All instructors for Campus Prep must meet certain requirements (including having a high LSAT score), and must undergo a rigorous training program by top experts.

LSAT PREP COURSE SCHEDULE:

Tuesdays 6-9pm
7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 9/19
Proctored (practice) exams: Sat. 7/15 11-2pm, Sat. 8/12 11-2pm, Sat. 9/16 11-2pm

You can try the course by having until midnight on the day of the first class session to receive a full refund for any reason.

Apply ASAP at campusprep.org, as there will likely be more applications than there are spaces available. Email questions to admin@campusprep.org.

GRE Prep Course: 

The 18 hour, comprehensive GRE prep course will begin in July. It is taught by a top-scoring expert on the GRE. The course costs $325 (a few students who qualify for financial need-based aid from us pay $195-$225). Non-students are welcome to apply as well. You can find more info. about the course (and the instructor) at campusprep.org. You can apply at campusprep.org.

GRE PREP COURSE SCHEDULE:
TBD

You can try the course by having until midnight on the day of the first class session to receive a full refund for any reason.

Apply ASAP at campusprep.org, as there will likely be more applications than there are spaces available. Email questions to admin@campusprep.org.

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[SOC in the News]: How Prof. Pepper Schwartz Works

The following is an excerpt from the UW Graduate School homepage, published on March 29th, 2017…

How Prof. Pepper Schwartz Works: An Interview with Dr. Schwartz

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Got love problems? As a sociologist and sexologist, Pepper Schwartz has some solutions. She is the author of 16 books, including The Great Sex Weekend, The Lifetime Love and Sex Quiz Book, and Everything You Know About Love and Sex is Wrong. She’s the national Love & Relationship Expert & Ambassador for the AARP, and has written advice columns on love and sex for decades. Got time management problems? Schwartz helps us tackle those, too, with a few tips for getting things done.

Click here to read the full article on Prof. Schwartz’s Work, Life, and Inspiration!

 

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[SOC in the News]: Ft. Work by Dr. Alexes Harris

The following is an excerpt from an article posted by Quartz Media by Noah Berlatsky on May 31st, 2017. It features contributions from UW Sociology Professor Alexes Harris…

The Case of a 15-year-old who Shot her Abusive Dad shows the Unbearable Cost of Self-Defense

“When Bresha Meadows was 14 years old, she killed her father—a man that her mother and siblings say had subjected the family to years of violent abuse. She spent the next nine months in jail. The Ohio teenager accepted a plea deal for involuntary manslaughter in May, and is scheduled to be released in two months to a residential treatment facility. But her trials—and those of her family—will not end there.

Meadows’s experience is part of a long and painful tradition in the US, in which survivors of domestic violence, especially black women, are criminalized and prosecuted. The criminal justice system did not help Meadows; instead, it re-victimized her.

Meadows had a pro-bono attorney, but she had to pay for two expert witnesses, who can cost between $10,000 and $20,000 a piece. Meadows’s initial mental health evaluation was around $10,000. And of course, her family had to come up with money to continue to live while attending court hearings and supporting their loved one. Meadows’s mother lost her job during the course of the case. And treatment at the private mental health facility where she will go next costs $70,000, according to Mariame Kaba, founder of Project NIA and co-organizer of the Free Bresha campaign.”

Read the full article here

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UW SOC Prof. Pfaff Appears on Podcast!

Our very own Prof. Steven Pfaff is this week’s guest on the Research on Religion (out of Baylor University) podcast!

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Pfaff on Reformation

Prof. Pfaff will be discussing his various works on the Protestant Reformation.

You can listen to the full podcast here!

 

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