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Aaron Dustin Wins at UMaine Student Symposium!

Sociology Double Major, Aaron Dustin, has won the social sciences award at the 2021 UMaine Student Syposium. See below for the abstract and a link to the presentation itself. Congratulations to Aaron! 0746. Mediation of the Religion Prejudice Link Undergraduate Presentation. Author(s): Aaron Dustin, Sally B. Barker, Jordan P. LaBouff Mentor(s): Jordan LaBouff Abstract: Although religious teachings typically recommend prosocial behavior, […]

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Dr. Amy Blackstone’s latest Interviews

Dr. Amy Blackstone has been interviewed for the following articles: Politico: 5/7/21 Making Sense of the Baby Bust by Katelyn Fossett NPR’s Weekend Edition: 5/9/21 US Birthrate Drops to Lowest Level in Four Decades with host Lulu Garcia-Navarro  

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2021 Student Award Winners Announced

AKD (Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society)  (with 18 CR complete, a SOC-BA or DM student must have a 3.5 GPA in Sociology and 3.3 GPA Overall) Initiates receive AKD Membership, a certificate and turquoise honor cord to be worn at graduation. 2021 Awardees: Ashleigh Brogna, Aiden Ciaffaglione, Aaron Dustin, Andrew King, Sean Murphy, […]

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Professor Blackstone Interviewed on Kansas City NPR

Segment 2, beginning at 29:04: One woman celebrates her mother’s life through recreating a recipe and another reveals why she and others choose to be childfree. Kansas Citian Natalie Torres Gallagher tells how she reclaimed the heritage of her mother by cooking her rice recipe. For other women, their decision to be childfree means no celebration […]

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Dr. Amy Blackstone interviewed for CNBC Article

Dr. Amy Blackstone was interviewed for a CNBC Article: Why having kids doesn’t necessarily make you happier, according to research Published Tue, Mar 16 20211:04 PM EDT Cory Stieg @CORYSTIEG Parents often refer to their children as their “pride and joy.” But research tells a different story: Having kids doesn’t necessarily make people happier. Most […]

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Prof Emeritus Barkan Article in Kennebec Journal

Professor Emeritus Steven Barkan has written an OpEd for Maine’s Kennebec Journal: Scholars Strategy Network: Why Maine needs L.D. 2 BY STEVEN E. BARKAN This bill would require the Legislature to assess the potential racial impact, however unintended, of any act the legislature passes. “Systemic racism” refers to the complex interaction of societal institutions and embedded […]

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Dr. Amy Blackstone – Chapter in New Book

Congratulations to Dr. Amy Blackstone who has a chapter “’Am I less of a woman because I don’t have kids?’ Gender Resistance and Reification among Childfree Women” in the new book “The Truth About (M)otherhood: Choosing to be Childfree.”   The Truth About (M)otherhood: Choosing to be Childfree

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