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Author, tap dancer, sociologist among 'genius grant' winners awarded by MacArthur Foundation

...national conversation about race. A sociologist who lived in a trailer park to study...work," said Matthew Desmond, the sociologist, who works at Harvard University.The...said Matthew Desmond, the Harvard sociologist, the work he's done can remind people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-10-01/author-tap-dancer-sociologist-among
Sociologist says entertaining recruits isn't unusual event

On a college campus last fall, sports sociologist Richard Lapchick was speaking about ethics to all of the school's athletes when suddenly a group of men in the audience walked...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/22/col_405437.shtml
College
A sociologist and a theologian see significant moral decline in America

As the 21st century began, University of Virginia sociologist James Davison Hunter produced a jeremiad that deserved far more attention than it received: "The Death of Character: Moral Education...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/12/rel_21882.shtml
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Book explains why Halloween attractions make us "Scream"

...the best job in the world: She studies fear for a living, and loves to scare herself as part of her research.Kerr is a sociologist with a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, and just in time for Halloween, she's written a book called Scream...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-10-24/book-explains-why-halloween-attract
Blasts `junk science' of sociologists

...crimes in our streets and homes. Notwithstanding the obviousness of these conclusions, a goodly number of the professional sociologists who were asked to review this and other quantitative studies, refuse to believe them, even though they could find no fault...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/11/25/edi_218022.shtml
Editorials
Polls not true image of attendance, study says

How honest are people when a stranger asks them about their church attendance? For decades, sociologists and journalists have cited polls reporting 40 percent of Americans attend a worship service once a week. That's far higher than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/30/ent_251760.shtml
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Waiter changes way country thinks

...But now people ... are calling me a genius!" Mr. Suh has become one of South Korea's most prominent examples of what sociologists say could be a slowly building change in the nation's thinking. He is a best-selling author with his book I Have to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/21/bus_256809.shtml
Business
Shelter must defend actions in court

...E. Clary came after a controversial sociologist testified the Cumbee Center to Assist...attacking the credibility of the Atlanta sociologist with evidence she has never worked with...Wilby also suggested the clinical sociologist was a "hired gun" who was unable to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/24/met_257103.shtml
Metro
Progress comes at poor's expense

Sociologist Herbert Gans wrote that "the poor, being powerless, can be made to absorb the costs of change and growth in America. During...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/06/let_441973.shtml
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Churches don't see obesity as a big deal

...drinking, but the nation's churches apparently have had little effect on obesity. In a study on body weight and religion, sociologist Kenneth Ferraro of Purdue University discovered that active church members are more likely to be overweight than other people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/03/21/ent_224537.shtml
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