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Jul 28, 2011

Rural Sociologist Wimberley Dies

Rural sociologist Ron Wimberley, a faculty member for 40 years, has died. Colleagues plan to hold a campus memorial service, which has not yet been scheduled. 

Apr 25, 2011

Wimberley Honored for Contributions

Dr. Ron Wimberley, professor of sociology, has won national recognition for wide-ranging contributions, including his efforts to end rural poverty in the 11-state Black Belt South and create screening standards for child care workers and adoptive parents. 

Dec 21, 2010

Trivial Pursuits: The Abstract’s 2010 Quiz

The Abstract staff will be taking off for a couple of weeks to prepare for 2011. In an attempt to amuse and entertain ourselves you, we’ve pulled together a quick quiz on some of the research we’ve written about in 2010. See how you do! Answers are below the photo, and include links to the… 

Jul 13, 2010

It’s Not You: Work IS Getting Worse

If you watch sitcoms from the 1950s, you’ll note that Ward Cleaver and the rest of the gang always seemed so pleased with themselves when they came home from work. Does that mean that being at work is less fun than it used to be? Answer: yes. A new study shows that modern business practices… 

Jun 18, 2010

Sociologists Honored

Three faculty members in sociology have won awards from professional associations. 

May 3, 2010

Teens: Sex Fiends Or Sexless?

A new study from NC State shows that most parents of teenagers believe that: A) their teen does not (repeat, not) want to have sex; and, B) every other teen definitely wants to have sex. The parents of teenage girls and boys alike fear that their children will be taken advantage of by other teens. But… 

Apr 2, 2009

McCall Receives Guggenheim Grant

Professor Patty McCall in the sociology department has received a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation that will fund an 18-month study examining violent crime in the European Union.