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Aging

The Caregiver Community: Caregiving Strategies - A Podcast by Dr. Ed Rosenberg
Apr 29, 2014

No matter where you live or work, the world’s population is rapidly aging. In the United States alone, there are nearly 60 million adults age 60 and...

Age-Friendly Towns

Is Boone Age-Friendly? A Community-Based Research/Service-Learning Project
Apr 29, 2014

In the field of gerontology, one of the growing areas or concentrations is “Age-Friendly Communities.”  The goal of this movement is to deter...

People

New Lecturer in the Department of Sociology
Aug 28, 2013

The Department of Sociology would like to welcome Kristen Rushin as a one-year temporary lecturer. Kristen earned her Master of Arts in the Social Sci...

Rosenberg

Local to Global Connections: Dr. Rosenberg's Research in France
Aug 28, 2013

France, like the United States and most other nations, is facing the rapid aging of its population. In Summer 2012 Dr. Rosenberg, who'd taught in Fran...

Senior Seminar Students

Community-Based Research? Yeah, We Do That!
Aug 26, 2013

In Spring 2013, the Department of Sociology's Senior Seminar course partnered with the Appalachian Women's Fund to examine what barriers women in the ...

Graduating Seniors

From Student to Professional: Two Graduates Give Insight
Aug 15, 2013

Meet Katie Beth Caswell and Hope Dearman. Both are 2013 graduates from the Department of Sociology who completed their Bachelor of Science degree and ...

Amendment One

Faculty-Student Research Tackles NC Amendment One Voting
Aug 14, 2013

Dr. Beth Davison and Jessica Eatman (a 2013 graduate of the Sociology Department), recently published a research article analyzing voting trends regar...

Martha McCaughey

Dr. McCaughey's Work on Sexual Assault
Aug 11, 2013

Along with Dr. Jill Cermele of Drew University, Dr. Martha McCaughey recently edited a special issue of Violence Against Women focusing on self-defens...

Jake Day

Welcoming New Faculty!
Jul 22, 2013

Although Dr. Jake Day started with the Department of Sociology in Fall 2012, we would like to officially welcome him to our Department through our upd...

Gruelle

Former Student Receives Grant from Sundance Institute
Jul 13, 2013

Kit Gruelle, a student in the Individually Designed concentration and recipient of the Hughes Scholarship received a Sundance Institute grant for her ...