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What Research Skills Do Sociology Undergraduates Take into the Labor Market?

Recent sociology college graduates are highly satisfied with their undergraduate experience, according to a survey of 1,777 graduates in 2005, although the skills and concepts they take away from their programs may not show up on their resumes. As part of a National Science Foundation-supported (NSF) survey, ASA asked seniors why they majored in sociology, what skills and concepts they learned, what activities they participated in, and their post-graduation plans.

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Teresa Sullivan Selected as Provost of The University of Michigan

Teresa A. Sullivan has been selected as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (UM).

Social Science Consortium Hosts U.S. Science Advisor, NSF, and NIH Social Science Leadership*

This past fall, the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA), of which ASA is a founding member, held another well-attended annual meeting in Washington, DC, hosting four notable national science policy leaders.

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