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6/15/15
Image for story Spirits Rejoice: Jazz, Religion and American Culture

Spirits Rejoice: Jazz, Religion and American Culture

How has religion shaped jazz and the way people think about it? Professor of religious studies and jazz musician Jason Bivins explores jazz, religion and American culture in "Spirits Rejoice!" [...]

6/10/15
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On Fisheries, Society and Sustainability

Massive ecological changes are transpiring in the World Ocean. Environmental sociologist Stefano Longo worries that turning ocean resources -- like fish -- into commodities has led to the depletion of fisheries and the development of environmentally suspect means of aquaculture. [...]

6/2/15
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As Go the Tropics ...

Alumna Sandra Harding (Ph.D., Sociology '94) asks a deceptively simple question: "Is life in the Tropics getting better?" But don't be fooled by the simplicity of that question: her quest for the answer, and her leadership as an economic sociologist, stand to change the world. [...]

5/18/15
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Do You Read Me?

Engineers have their own way of talking about their work. Computer scientists often speak a different kind of code. Statisticians employ yet another specialized language. [...]