Alumni News

Michael Rocque ’05 Receives American Society of Criminology Award

Michael Rocque ’05 (left) received the Outstanding Contribution Award from the American Society of Criminology Division of Developmental and Life-course Criminology at the ASC annual conference last week in San  Francisco (Nov 2019). This award recognizes an outstanding developmental and life-course criminology book, article, or book chapter published in the previous two years (2017-2018). The award […]

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Professor Sporer Recognized in various articles

Dr. Karyn Sporer’s work on coping strategies used by family members of violent children with severe mental illness was recognized in an article in the UMaine News, picked up by another website, and featured on local TV: Research examines coping strategies used by family members of violent children with severe mental illness August 12, 2019 […]

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How Lauren Crane ’17 uses Sociology in Her Work Every Day

We recently heard from Lauren Crane ’17 that in her work as a nurse she finds that having a sociology degree comes in handy every day. We asked her to expand on this and here is her response: “My name is Lauren Crane. I was fortunate enough to graduate from the University of Maine with […]

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Most Downloaded ASA Journal Articles in 2018

Professor Amy Blackstone has just learned some great news! Her 2012 American Sociological Review article,  “Sexual Harassment, Workplace Authority, and the Paradox of Power”, was the 2nd most downloaded article of all American Sociological Association journals in 2018. This article was written with Heather McLaughlin (UMaine sociology 2006 alum) and Chris Uggen of the University of […]

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Michael Rocque ’05 Article in Newsweek

Michael Rocque ’05 has an opinion piece in Newsweek: “Megan Rapinoe did not Stomp Flag: Here’s why people got outraged regardless“. He has some great insights on use of social media to create groups of angry people who find joy in banding together. Excerpt: “What will it take to bring Americans together in divisive times […]

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Sporer and Monaghan ’19 Published in Journal of Family Issues

Professor Karyn Sporer and recent graduate Katarina Monaghan ’19, with Lisa Seropolous of Southern New Hampshire University, wrote an article “Finding the ‘Golden Moments’: Strategies of Perseverance Among Parents and Siblings of Persons With Severe Mental Illness and Violent Tendencies” which has been published in the Journal of Family Issues. Abstract: This article examines strategies family […]

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Robyn Lorom Young ’17 Op Ed in Maine Voices

Sociology Dept Alum Robyn Lorom Young ’17 has an op ed in the Portland Press Herald “Maine Voices” section of the May 5th issue: Maine Voices: Maine helped me escape poverty The state gave me the support I needed to put my life on track. With better management, it could do much more for others, […]

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Michael Lucas ’16 at SDSU

We just learned that Michael Lucas ’16 is now in the MS Homeland Security program at San Diego State University. He plans to go on for his PhD. He completed the first semester with a 4.0! Congratulations to Michael!

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Michael Rocque ’05 co-PI for NIJ Grant on Mass Shootings

UMaine Alum Michael Rocque ’05 in the News Michael Rocque continues to dominate the alumni news for the UMaine Scientology Department. Mike, who is now a professor at Bates College, has become a co-PI (Principal Investigator) for a National Institute of Justice grant titled “The Nature, Trends, Correlates, and Prevention of Mass Public Shootings in America, […]

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