Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Another Summer (not free) Excursion with Scholarship Opportunities


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Course Evaluations: Can AnthSoc Win the ResponseRate Challenge?

Dear Sociology and Anthropology Students,

The deadline for online course evaluations is almost upon us!

Course evaluations really do matter.  It's a place where you get your say and can tell it like it is.  And we do actually listen.  Your instructors don't get to see the results until after grades are submitted, of course, but each of us looks forward to the feedback as we plan how to teach in coming semesters.  Here are mine over time if you'd like to have a look.

Evaluations are VERY especially extremely important for part-time instructors as it is a factor in whether they get hired to teach at Mills in the future.  

Please take a few minutes and evaluate each of your courses.  Can you help to make our department the one with the highest response rate on course evaluations?  

We thank you in advance.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Dec 4th

Sociology Senior Thesis Showcase
4:00-6:00 in GSB 110 

Come hear presentations about conscious consumption, transgender fashion, changing attitudes toward birthing, Latino college students, race and class disparities in health outcomes, and online urban legends!
We will have food and celebration! Everyone is welcome!

Thursday, December 5

Barbara Voss, Anthropology @ Stanford Univ.
"Postcolonial and Queer Perspectives on the Archaeology of Sexuality"
6:30-7:30 pm, GSB 110, snacks served

Wednesday, Dec 11th

End-of-the-Semester Party!
Enjoy dinner, dessert and fun with the 
Sociology & Anthropology Department
Take a break from studying and join us!
All are welcome, bring a friend!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Another Possibility: Grad School in Europe

This particular program requires a masters (as do many), but it's worth getting programs like this on your radar screen of possibilities.  European PhD programs are often a lot more streamlined and focused than conventional US programs.

The European University Viadrina (EUV) and the German Graduate School of Management and Law (GGS) are inviting applications for six PhD positions starting in April 2014 in their joint Doctoral Program in Dynamic Capabilities and Relationships (www.dcr-research.eu).
6 PhD Positions (Fully-Funded for 3 Years)
The aim of the doctoral program is to create knowledge about how organizations achieve and sustain competitive advantage in rapidly changing environments through the development of critical competences in relationship with other organizations and stakeholders.
What can you expect from the PhD program?
  • You will be thoroughly educated as a management or marketing scholar.
  • This is a structured PhD program. You have the opportunity to complete your degree within three years, part of which is training and part of which is work on your own dissertation.
  • This is an international program and the language of instruction and coursework is English. You will be able to interact with the international research community at leading conferences and other research forums (e.g., summer schools).
  • You will spend the first semester at EUV in Frankfurt (Oder) near Berlin and the second semester at GGS in Heilbronn near Stuttgart. Subsequently, you may choose between either one of the two locations.
What do we offer?
  • A monthly scholarship based on the guidelines of the German Research Foundation (www.dfg.de). This corresponds to about 1,300 Euros per month.
  • A laptop and access to the research software required for your work.
  • A personal research budget to fund participation in conferences and workshops.
  • The opportunity to develop your own research project in the area of dynamic capabilities and relationships.
What do we expect from you?
  • A Master’s degree (or equivalent) in business studies, social or behavioral sciences, or a related field.
  • Proficiency in English (some knowledge of German is beneficial, but not required).
  • Proven ability and drive to conduct an independent research project and to contribute to the overall efforts of the research group.
  • The submission of a complete application package (see http://www.dcr-research.eu/index.php/application for details).
The closing date for applications is January 6th, 2014. For further information and to get some insights into the program from current PhD students, please contact Peggy Zimmer at pzimmer@europa-uni.de or +49-335-5534-2362.