Monday, December 29, 2014

Professor J. Robert Lilly's Research Highlighted by the Confederation of European Probation

In early December, 2014 Professor J. Robert Lilly's research was referenced in efforts to guide policy development by the Confederation of European Probation (CEP).

The photo, left, has a quote from a piece of Professor Lilly's recent writing that was used in the bi-annual meeting of the CEP --Europe's Probation Council-- last week in Frankfort, Germany. It was part of a major presentation and summary of the European Council's years-long efforts to establish guidelines for using electronic monitors on offenders at various stages of the approximately 20 countries criminal justice systems. No such guidelines exist in the US. 

Congratulations to Dr. Lilly for his impactful work. This is a great example of socially important efforts and the articulation of real social problems and academic research by the a faculty in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

NSF REU Fiji Fellows engage in outreach at Campbell County Middle School

 
NKU graduate in Anthropology Rosa Christophel teaches students about Fijian symbols, barkcloth painting and tattoo designs. 

 

On Wednesday, December 10th a group of NSF REU Fiji Fellows from NKU presented an interactive outreach program to Club 21 Students at Campbell County Middle School. This after-school program was organized by Kendra Hein, a Research Assistant and REU Fellow and Dr. Sharyn Jones.  We presented a series of educational games and workshop events focused on teaching students about global culture, human diversity, and the science of archaeology. This program was presented in association with the Brighton Center of Newport, KY. The Brighton Center’s Mission is to create opportunities for individuals and families to reach self-sufficiency through education, family support services, employment and leadership.

NKU senior and Anthropology major Scott Solomon works with students to teach them about foodways and biodiversity in Fiji and on coral reefs.
NKU graduate and NSF Research Assistant Kendra Hein teaches Middle School students about Fijian words and how to play "Kick the Orange."

Friday, December 12, 2014

ANT 340 Ethnographic Conference

Please join the students, friends, family of this fall's ANT 340 Ethnographic Methods in their presentation of independent research projects at the Ethnographic Conference, Friday December 12, 6:00-9:00 PM in the Landrum Academic Center Room 110!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Faculty from the Sociology Program have been working to organize a teach-in in response to the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and others as a result of police use of force. The purpose of the teach-in is to promote dialogue and understanding from multiple perspectives (various academic disciplines, campus outreach offices, student organizations, and campus police are participating in the events). There are several events still scheduled for today and tomorrow, including presentations by Dr.'s Joan Ferrante, J. Robert Lilly, and Jaime McCauley at 10 tomorrow in NKU's Student Union, room 302 (SU). See below for a schedule the talks and please share this information with others.

 
Thursday, December 11 - SU 302
    10:00 Jaime McCauley, Bob Lilly, and Joan Ferrante  “It’s 2014, Why Does This Stuff Still Happen? A Sociological   Perspective”
    11:00 Jaime McCauley Safe space to mourn / share experiences.
    12:00 Harriet Kaufman, “‘The Cincinnati Model’: One Experience of Crises and Reforms in Police-Community Relations”
    1:00- David Childs “The Justification of Murder: The Image of the Violent and Deviant Black Male in the Media”



Monday, December 1, 2014


Congratulations to our Fall/Winter 2014 graduates!

The following students are graduating with a major, minor, or focus in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy:

Anthropology and Sociology:                                                          
Bricking, Adelle
Bachelor of Arts
Ancient Civilizations Minor
Solomon, Scott
Bachelor of Arts
Ancient Civilizations Minor
Clark, Christopher
Bachelor of Arts
Anthropology Focus
Elsamahi, Adam
Bachelor of Arts
Anthropology Focus
Riley, Brian
Bachelor of Arts
Anthropology Focus
Bricking, Adelle
Bachelor of Arts
Anthropology Major (BA), Lambda Alpha National Honors Society
Solomon, Scott
Bachelor of Arts
Anthropology Major (BA)
Turner, Mandy
Bachelor of Arts
Anthropology Major (BA), Lambda Alpha National Honors Society
Boehringer, Andrew
Bachelor of Science
Anthropology Major (BS)
Robinson, Adrienne
Bachelor of Arts
Anthropology Minor
Villanueva, Katherine
Bachelor of Arts
Anthropology Minor
Mckibben, Jamie
Bachelor of Science
Society Environment and Tech Track
Arnold, Jason
Bachelor of Arts
Sociology Focus
Casteel, Katherine
Bachelor of Arts
Sociology Focus
Dewald, Samantha
Bachelor of Social Work
Sociology Focus
Edwards, Chelsie
Bachelor of Arts
Sociology Focus
Forman, Brad
Bachelor of Social Work
Sociology Focus
Grace, Jessica
Bachelor of Science
Sociology Focus
Houser, Jennifer
Bachelor of Social Work
Sociology Focus
Howard, Stephanie
Bachelor of Arts
Sociology Focus
Humphrey, Alicia
Bachelor of Arts
Sociology Focus
Loeding, Brett
Bachelor of Arts
Sociology Focus
Newberry, Lindsay
Bachelor of Science
Sociology Focus
Doyle, Ryan
Bachelor of Science
Sociology Major
Freeman, Joseph
Bachelor of Science
Sociology Major
Harrah, Caitlin
Bachelor of Science
Sociology Major, Alpha Kappa Delta Honors Society
Mckibben, Jamie
Bachelor of Science
Sociology Major, Alpha Kappa Delta Honors Society
Murphy, Amanda
Bachelor of Science
Sociology Major
Palmer, Michelle
Bachelor of Science
Sociology Major
Papi, Natalie
Bachelor of Science
Sociology Major
Phifer, Eric
Bachelor of Science
Sociology Major, Alpha Kappa Delta Honors Society
Reed, Jessica
Bachelor of Science
Sociology Major
Ward, Jessica
Bachelor of Science
Sociology Major
Ellison, Rachel
Bachelor of Arts
Sociology Minor
Smith, Devin
Bachelor of Science
Sociology Minor
Worsham, Danielle
Bachelor of Arts
Sociology Minor


Philosophy:
Clark, Cory
Bachelor of Arts
Philosophy Major

Frye, Ryan
Bachelor of Arts
Philosophy Major, Phi Sigma Tau Honors Society
Greenwell, Jennifer
Bachelor of Arts
Philosophy Major

Kennedy, Marc
Bachelor of Arts
Philosophy Major, Phi Sigma Tau Honors Society
Poe, Ashley
Bachelor of Arts
Philosophy Major, Phi Sigma Tau Honors Society
Wethington, William
Bachelor of Arts
Philosophy Major

Block, Jason

Philosophy Minor

Casey, Zachariah

Philosophy Minor

Larkins, Brock

Philosophy Minor

Riser, Adam

Philosophy Minor

Roberts, Max

Philosophy Minor

Turner, Mandy

Philosophy Minor, Phi Sigma Tau Honors Society
Lewis, Samantha

Philosophy Focus

Thompson, Zachary

Philosophy Focus

Gilbert, Andrew

Religious Studies Minor

Howard, Adam

Religious Studies Minor

Patton, Kevin

Religious Studies Focus


Native Nations: The Survival of Fourth World Peoples by Dr. Sharlotte Neely

The Survival of Fourth World Peoples?  There is more info on the book at http://jcharltonpublishing.com/native-nations.html.  Photos are attached.  The following is a review by Dr. Chadwick Allen, 2013-2014 President of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association:

On its own, each chapter of Native Nations: The Survival of Fourth World Peoples provides a succinct overview of relevant colonial history, current political, economic, and social status, and future aspirations for a particular Indigenous people engulfed by one or more First World settler nation-states. Read together in multiple configurations, however, these chapters create multidimensional maps of the Fourth World, exposing in vivid detail chronologies of dispossession and ongoing struggles for self-determination and sovereignty shared by diverse Indigenous peoples around the globe. Moreover, the juxtaposed chapters demonstrate a common trait of resilience among Native North Americans, Indigenous Australians, European Sami and Bretons, Asian Ainu, and Oceanic Hawaiians and Maori, as well as common strategies for resistance, resurgence, and renewal. Native Nations provides a necessary tool for better understanding the complexities of contemporary Indigenous activist movements and for better imagining the possibilities of future Indigenous coalitions.