Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New Digital News Outlet from KALW

This week KALW is launching its new local digital magazine to complement their broadcast work. The new site has a new way for community leaders to plug in and help them do a better job of reporting on the arts and other community events and issues. Users can become "community correspondents". Check it out, help them tell others about it and together we can do a better job of becoming the media we want to create.

Here's the magazine: http://www.kalwnews.org/

This is the community page: http://www.kalwnews.org/community

And here's their FB group to stay in touch: http://www.facebook.com/pages/KALW-News/195280839624

Joint SOC/DEMOGRAPHY Colloquium at UCB this Thursday

Speaker: Frank Furstenberg, University of Pennsylvania

Topic: What happened to the American Family

Date: Thursday, February 4, 2010

Time: 4:15 PM

Place: University of California, Berkeley

Monday, January 11, 2010

Fashion for the New Semester

It was probably inevitable: sociology T-Shirts!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Work for the Census!


The Decennial Census is, perhaps the longest running effort at social science in the world.  You can be a part of it -- earn some money, practice some fieldwork skills, learn about the census and help your community.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Group That Shaped Death Penalty Gives Up

It was a little bit buried inside the paper today, but Adam Liptak's "Sidebar" column ("Group That Shaped Death Penalty Gives Up on Its Own Work") is worth a read.  He describes a significant event in the crime and punishment realm that occurred this past fall: the American Law Institute, an organization of judges, law professors, and lawyers that provided the intellectual support for the death penalty in the U.S. via the Model Penal Code have declared that project -- active since 1962 -- a failure.  This won't change anything tomorrow, Liptak suggests, but it's likely to be something we'll hear about over the next several years in the public conversation about capital punishment.

The original ALI report -- from April 2009 -- can be found on their website.
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