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Sociologist goes undercover to study race relations

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With Arizona's new immigration law sparking protests and highlighting racial strains, Monica McDermott, assistant professor of sociology, is writing a book that explores those tensions based on her experience working in a South Carolina discount store.

Alumni scholars encourage next generation of academics

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Professors from across the country returned to their alma mater for Distinguished Alumni Scholars Day Monday to talk to students about life in academia. Karine Gibbs, center, assistant professor of molecular and cellular biology at Harvard, earned her doctorate from Stanford in 2005.

Experts assess landmark SEC-Goldman Sachs suit

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After Goldman Sachs executives endured a grilling by angry U.S. senators last week, law Professor Joseph Grundfest, left, and the GSB's Darrell Duffie discussed the Securities and Exchange Commission's lawsuit against the nation's most powerful investment bank.

Faculty Senate minutes for April 29 now online [PDF]

The Faculty Senate heard reports on graduate education and on the faculty retirement incentive program. A motion to add the director of the Hoover Institution to its roster of ex officio members was passed. Members also thanked the person whose donation put construction of a new child care center back on the "to do" list.

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  • Memorial service for George Dekker: A service to commemorate the life of George Dekker, the English Department scholar and administrator who died in February, is scheduled for Thursday, May 6, at 4 p.m. in Memorial Church. The service will be followed by a reception in the courtyard behind Margaret Jacks Hall. For details, call 723-2636.
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