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September 26, 2022

Sociology professor Michel Estefan redefines classroom culture.

Sociology Department Founder Joseph Gusfield Dies at 91

January 29, 2015

Sociology Department Founder Joseph Gusfield Dies at 91 Joseph Gusfield. Photo by Manuel Rotenberg Joseph Gusfield, founding chair of the sociology department at UC San Diego, has died. He was 91 years old. Gusfield was an internationally renowned sociologist and one-time activist (marching from Selma to Montgomery, for example), whose…

Spotlight on Faculty Research: Jobs

February 14, 2012

…an Associate Professor of Sociology and Founding Director for the Center for Research on Gender in the Professions. She researches gender, family and career, and how social and cultural structures affect individual thoughts, emotions, and actions. Blair-Loy has been published in a variety of sociology journals and reviews. Her book,…

Should We Bring Back the Woolly Mammoth?

April 26, 2018

…we should? From left, sociologist John Evans, Division of Arts and Humanities Dean Cristina Della Coletta and philosopher Craig Callender with Beth Shapiro. To help answer these questions and celebrate the inaugural year of the UC San Diego Institute for Practical Ethics, guest speaker Beth Shapiro—a world-renowned professor of ecology…

UC San Diego’s Graduate Programs Among Nation’s Best, According to U.S. News and World Report

March 12, 2013

The 2014 edition of the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools guidebook, released today, highly ranks the University of California, San Diego’s professional schools in engineering and medicine, as well as its academic Ph.D. programs in the social sciences and humanities.

Short Group Quizzes Go a Long Way to Building a Class Community

June 2, 2022

Political sociologist Michel Estefan during his “Social Justice” course, Spring 2022. Photos by Erik Jepsen/University Communications. Short Group Quizzes Go a Long Way to Building a Class Community Sociologist Michel Estefan implements fresh teaching techniques in his courses to ensure an education that’s genuinely inclusive and student-centered Innovation in a…

UC San Diego Physicists Apply Pencil, Paper and Sociology to Breakthrough Research

March 23, 2018

University of California San Diego condensed matter physicists noticed something surprising about electrons—they behave like a family. Electrons not only carry electric charge as exhibited in electric currents, but they also possess spins which are responsible for quantum magnetic properties. Electron spins can organize, bond and interact. When excited, one…

STEM Career v. Parenting?

February 18, 2019

Researchers found that between four to seven years of the birth or adoption of their first child, 43 percent of women, and 23 percent of men, left their full-time STEM careers.

Race and Romance, Online

November 4, 2013

Usually, research findings on the state of U.S. race relations are pretty bleak. But a study of online dating by UC San Diego sociologist Kevin Lewis suggests that racial barriers to romance are not as insurmountable as we might suppose.

Mary Walshok Honored with San Diego Business Journal Lifetime Achievement Award

December 13, 2022

Mary Walshok, a longtime fixture of UC San Diego known for myriad contributions to the greater San Diego/Baja region, accepted a well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award at the San Diego Business Journal’s (SDBJ) Business Women of the Year Awards, held November 15, 2022.

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