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sociologist and educator, interested in immigration, migration, and cross-national comparisons, gender

Misc Interests

Forget the Food Industry: Rediscover the Pleasure of Buying, Cooking, and Eating Real Food by Arun Gupta. Junk food may have captured the American palate, but a few simple ingredients and techniques can win it back. posted Nov 22, 2013 Photo by Paul Dunn for YES! Magazine. As a graduate of New York’s French Culinary Institute and former chef, I’m obsessed with great food. Teaching. My Research.

IntroCahierFeminisme. International Organization for Migration. What is religion in China? A brief history. The complex and ever-changing relationship between the Chinese state and the nation’s religions stretches back thousands of years. While the state never struggled with religious leaders for power, it governed an embedded religiosity in the population, one best described as diffused, non-exclusive, and pluralistic. As a companion to The Immanent Frame’s newly launched series of essays on the state of religion in China, this piece embarks on a brief historical survey, outlining the wide variety of beliefs and practices that religion in China encapsulates, and paying particular attention to the events and philosophies that have shaped the policies of the atheist People’s Republic of China.

Early history Shamanic religions were among the earliest recorded religious traditions in China, dating back at least to the Shang Dynasty (1600 BC–1050 BC). European encroachment Chaos and upheaval Recent history Printer-Friendly Version [view academic citations] History of Streets: The Birth of Eastern Parkway and the Evolution of Grand Army Plaza. Vitae — A service of The Chronicle of Higher Education. In 2006, I published my first article in an academic journal, a lengthy analysis debunking the existence of an Uzbek terrorist organization.

Vitae — A service of The Chronicle of Higher Education

I called my mother to tell her the news. “Great,” she said. “What are they paying you?” If you aren’t part of the journal review time solution, you’re part of the problem. One of the most frustrating aspects of social science reviewing is the slow review time.

if you aren’t part of the journal review time solution, you’re part of the problem

Gabriel Rossman says that we are the problem. Rather than focus on what can be easily fixed or provide up or down decisions, reviewers take too long, offer contradictory recommendations, and encourage bloated papers. The Unspoken Cause Of The Student Loan Crisis. Loud Voice Fighting Tide of New Trend in Education. Photo Diane Ravitch made her name in the 1970s as a historian chronicling the role of public schools in American social mobility.

Loud Voice Fighting Tide of New Trend in Education

In the 1990s, she went to work in the Bush administration’s Education Department, where she pushed for a rejection of 1960s relativism and a return to basics and standards. After leaving government, she called for the removal of incompetent teachers, for tying school performance to student scores, and for closing failing schools. LACUNY Professional Development Committee.

Science & nature

The Not-So-Hidden Cause Behind the A.D.H.D. Epidemic. Illustration by Oliver Munday The number of diagnoses of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has ballooned over the past few decades. Before the early 1990s, fewer than 5 percent of school-age kids were thought to have A.D.H.D. Earlier this year, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that 11 percent of children ages 4 to 17 had at some point received the diagnosis — and that doesn’t even include first-time diagnoses in adults. How do dogs think? To truly know what a dog is thinking, you would have to be a dog.

The question of what a dog is thinking is actually an old metaphysical debate, which has its origins in Descartes’s famous saying cogito ergo sum—“I think, therefore I am.” Our entire human experience exists solely inside our heads. Photons may strike our retinas, but it is only through the activity of our brains that we have the subjective experience of seeing a rainbow or the sublime beauty of a sunset over the ocean. Does a dog see those things? Of course.

Misc Q&A + notes

Data analysis. - tech tools. Managing money. User-Friendly Advice for Accessible Web Design. Here at ProfHacker we’ve published a number of posts over the years about accessibility and digital environments.

User-Friendly Advice for Accessible Web Design

One of my favorite resources for learning more about how to make digital resources usable by the greatest number of people possible is WebAIM (@WebAIM), a non-profit organization based at the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University. I really like their “Introduction to Web Accessibility,” for example. WebAIM, in my opinion, provides well-written and very user-friendly advice and instruction for those who want to learn more about accessibility. Below, I’ve selected a few of their resources that explain some of the most common issues concerning this topic. How to Send Gmail Attachments to Google Drive. Learn how to save your Gmail messages and email attachments to a folder in Google Drive automatically.

How to Send Gmail Attachments to Google Drive

The emails are downloaded as high-quality PDF files. Introducing Save Emails, a new Google Docs add-on that will help you easily save email messages and file attachments from Gmail to your Google Drive automatically. The emails threads are converted and saved as PDF files in Drive while the attachments are saved in their native format. You can use the Google add-on to save images, videos, Office documents, project backups and everything else from Gmail to your Google Drive. It also supports the Gmail size search operator so if your mailbox is running out of space, use the add-on to quickly move the large file attachmetns to Drive and delete the corresponding email from Gmail. The Qualitative Report - Mobile and Cloud Qualitative Research Apps.

Job Search

Conditionally Accepted. Yes, you read that appropriately. This post is about the process of choosing a job once one has finished graduate school. Number Of Offers ≠ Number Of Options Once you are on the market, securing one job offer is a major feat; landing multiple offers is described by many is “luck.” Editing Wikipedia Pages for Med School Credit. Merton's Strain Theory in The Wire. While Avon is an innovator, Stringer proposes being a conformist. Tags:crime/law/deviance, theory, strain theory, the wire, 00 to 05 minsYear: 2002Length: 4:10; 3:07Access: YouTube (clip 1; clip 2) Summary: Robert Merton’s strain theory was an early sociological theory of crime. Merton argued that mainstream society holds certain culturally defined goals that are dominant across society (e.g. accumulating wealth in a capitalist society). Submitted By: David Mayeda, PhD. SociologyInFocus. What does a fox say?


The silly, but catchy, song by Ylvis has become an international hit and YouTube sensation. While the song seems more interested in mocking the insincere emotions in electronic pop music, it does actually ask an interesting sociological question. What does the fox say? In this article Nathan Palmer will answer this question and ask you to think about how we socially construct the natural environment. TED talks are lying to you. The writer had a problem.

TED talks are lying to you

Books he read and people he knew had been warning him that the nation and maybe mankind itself had wandered into a sort of creativity doldrums. Economic growth was slackening. Henry Louis Gates Jr. Fact-Checks "12 Years a Slave" Buy the hype: Director Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave is a powerful, stunning film—perhaps the finest ever made on the moral travesty of American slavery.

It tells the true story of Solomon Northup (played by the stellar Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free man who was drugged and kidnapped in Washington, DC, in 1841 and sold into slavery. Northup, a violinist and family man based in Saratoga Springs, New York, was forced to work on Louisiana plantations for 12 years. Separate and Unequal Voting in Arizona and Kansas. The Baltimore Sun.

As Our Safety Nets Get Slashed, More People Fall into Deep Poverty. Development Channel » Emerging Voices: Henriette Kolb on Gender Equality and Economic Growth. Homeless in France recount struggles via #Tweets2Rue. Social customs and inequality: Two weddings, two funerals, no fridge. Where Is the Love? Social Media and Post-2015 - UN Global Pulse. We all deserve better than the Ordway’s Miss Saigon. State_of_Higher_Education_Latino_FINAL. #VeteransDay Social Media Dialogue: Broadening the conversation on the War at Home and Abroad. War and Sacrifice in the Post-9/11 Era. America's new hunger crisis. A Veteran’s Death, the Nation’s Shame. Men Have Biological Clocks, Too - Jacoba Urist. Report: American Education Isn't Mediocre—It's Deeply Unequal - Julia Ryan. On Black Men Showing Up for Black Women at the Scene of the Crime. Facebook lets beheading clips return to social network. Group Linked to Kochs Admits to Campaign Finance Violations.

S.F. family loses fight, evicted after 34 years. Growing Up In Poverty Could Affect Brain Functioning In Adulthood. ‘Ebony and Ivy,’ About How Slavery Helped Universities Grow. A Dropout's Tale. UN urges transparency over US drone deaths - Americas. 16 People On Things They Couldn’t Believe About America Until They Moved Here. Les Messagers. Australian feminists need to talk about race. Pop Polyvocality: Internet Memes, Public Participation, and the Occupy Wall Street Movement. Student Advocate of the Year Laila Al-Shamma. Nude paintings, obscene sculptures and gods having sex with animals: Pompeii's explicit artefacts which were kept secret by the prudish scholars of 19th-century Europe. Charity Program Operated by Students at Risk. Beanie Babies billionaire creator weeps over his tax-evading behavior.

My embarrassing picture went viral. Lawmaker Compares Same-Sex Marriage Benefits to Subsidizing Pets. Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science? Mexico Soda Tax Proposed By President Enrique Peña Nieto To Control Obesity. A Nudge to Poorer Students to Aim High on Colleges. A Muslim Prosecutor in Britain, Fighting Forced Marriages and Honor Crimes.

A Government Shutdown: By the Numbers - Video. I-would-never-use-homosexual-couples-in-my-adverts-barilla-pasta-brand-faces-boycott-after-bosss-comments-spark-backlash-8841902. Barilla’s homophobia apology is too little, too late. Study: Everyone hates environmentalists and feminists.