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热度 1已有 406 次阅读2015-5-14 12:36 |个人分类:生活和社会学新闻|系统分类:科普作品| 科普

生活和社会学新闻 05-13-2015

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Sociologists Assess Epidemic of Wage Theft in Massachusetts Residential Construction Industry

New research published by the University of Massachusetts Amherst Labor Center asserts how the illegal theft of workers’ wages, especially those of undocumented immigrant laborers, has reached epidemic levels in the residential construction industry in Massachusetts. In the working paper “The Epidemic of Wage Theft in Residential Construction in Massachusetts,” Tom Juravich, professor of sociology, with research assistants and co-authors Essie Ablavsky and Jake Williams, present three case studies examining the subcontractors for one of the nation’s largest homebuilding companies, regional drywall-hanging companies and affordable housing construction by a community development corporation.

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– University of Massachusetts Amherst

Training Teachers for Deaf Children Gets a Robotic Helping Hand

Deaf education lecturers at The University of Manchester are using the Swivl robot in school classrooms in a UK first for teacher training.

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– University of Manchester

Six Washington College Seniors Are Finalists for $62,900 Sophie Kerr Prize

Thanks to benefactor Sophie Kerr, a successful novelist and magazine editor in early 20th century New York, one student will take home the largest student literary prize in the nation.

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– Washington College

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Presents a Pre-conference Level 1 Training: Introduction of Qualitative Methods on Saturday, July 25

Through a series of interactive lessons and practice sessions, participants will receive introductory training in conducting qualitative research.

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Roger Daltrey Announces New National Ambassadors For Teen Cancer America: The Band Perry

Roger Daltrey, a passionate advocate for teens and young adults with cancer, announced Monday that Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry of the Grammy Award-winning trio The Band Perry will serve as one of Teen Cancer America’s national ambassadors. The announcement was made in a press conference prior to The Who’s Nashville show at the Bridgestone Arena.

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– PR Pacific

Commencement 2015: Resilience and Strength in Business and Management

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute business students and alumni and alumnae at the Lally School of Management are transforming the world every day. Two Lally students from the graduating Class of 2015, Chloe Hutchinson and Steven Moretti, are highlighted. They represent some of the many dedicated Rensselaer students who want to answer the challenges of a rapidly changing global economy, whether as innovative decision makers in existing companies, or as self-propelled entrepreneurs.

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– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Missionary, Ebola Survivor and Indiana University Alum Challenges Medical School Grads to Remain True to Their Purpose

Medical missionary and Indiana University School of Medicine alumnus Dr. Kent Brantly challenged 2015 graduates to remain true to their calling during his May 9 commencement address.

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– Indiana University

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Honors Leaders in Law, Information Technology, Medical Research and Health Care Reform

A Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, a pioneer in health care information technology, an ethics expert who influenced national health policy, and a Nobel Prize-winning neurologist were honored at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s 46th annual commencement ceremony at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center on May 8th, 2015.

– Mount Sinai Medical Center


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