Jennifer Bethke – Curating Contemporary Realists
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Jennifer Bethke – Curating Contemporary Realists

Jennifer Bethke has been busy guest curating an exhibition for the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, located in the city of Sonoma, CA. The exhibition, titled Realism, Really? Today’s Contemporary Realists, explored the expansive boundaries of contemporary realist painting. The show presented a selection of California artists who focus on diverse aspects of realism in their … Continue reading

Dr. Brian Gillespie – American Migration, Children and Families
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Dr. Brian Gillespie – American Migration, Children and Families

Sociology Professor Brian Gillespie’s primary research interests include demography, family, migration, and aging & the life course. His forthcoming book, American Migration, Children, and Families (Palgrave Macmillan 2015), charts the patterns, trends, and changing roles and nature of U.S. geographic mobility through the Great Recession. The book also explores how and why long- and short-distance … Continue reading

Kathy Charmaz – A Fresh View from the Master of Grounded Theory
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Kathy Charmaz – A Fresh View from the Master of Grounded Theory

After five years of working on her second edition of Constructing Grounded Theory, Kathy Charmaz, sociology professor emeritus and the Faculty Writing Program director, recently published the book with Sage, London. The considerably expanded second edition offers a fresh view of current ideas and practices in qualitative inquiry and gives researchers detailed practical guidelines for … Continue reading

Michael Santos, Vincent Richman – Best Paper on Wine Customers
Honors and Achievements

Michael Santos, Vincent Richman – Best Paper on Wine Customers

Dr. Michael Santos and Dr. Vincent Richman of the School of Business and Economics received the “Best Paper Award” in the finance section of the International Business and Education Conference of The Clute Institute, which had a significant publishing experience since 1985. The conference was held at Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel with 318 participants from … Continue reading

Wendy Ostroff – Understanding How Young Children Learn
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Wendy Ostroff – Understanding How Young Children Learn

Dr. Wendy Ostroff (Hutchins School of Liberal Studies) is the author of the recent book, Understanding How Young Children Learn: Bringing the Science of Child Development to the Classroom (ASCD, 2012), which advocates for the integration of brain and research-based instruction into pedagogy and curriculum by bringing to light processes that inspire or propel learning … Continue reading

James Joseph Dean – Changing Nature of Sexual Expression in America
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James Joseph Dean – Changing Nature of Sexual Expression in America

James Joseph Dean’s new book Straights: Heterosexuality in Post-Closeted Culture is an in-depth look at the changing nature of sexual expression in America. Dean, an Associate Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University, argues that “heterosexuals can neither assume the invisibility of gays and lesbians, nor count on the assumption that their own heterosexuality will … Continue reading