Weekly News

April 21, 2023

Weekly News

Sociology Weekly News

Friday News, April 21, 2023

  • Professor Korie Edwards was surprised today at a meeting in my office with a visit from Dean King, Peter Mohler (Vice President for Research) and Cynthia Carnes (Senior Associate Vice President for Research Operations). They had the pleasure of awarding Korie the University’s Distinguished Scholar Award! The Distinguished Scholar Award is among the highest annual honors awarded at Ohio State. The university-level award honors six faculty members who demonstrate scholarly activity, research, or creative works that represent exceptional achievements in their fields and garner distinction for the university. Award recipients are nominated by their departments and chosen by a committee of senior faculty, including past award recipients. 


  • Professor Cindy Colen’s research on HBCU attendance and health disparities among Black Americans was mentioned in a recent article in The NY Times. Read it here. 


  • Professor Hollie Nyseth Nzitatira received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant for her book project on the reentry and reintegration of people who committed genocide in Rwanda. It was mentioned in the New York Times this week (here). She was also chosen as one of three Ohio State Women & Philanthropy grant partners.   


  • Graduate Student Andrea Constant was awarded the William E. Nelson Research and Travel Grant from the Black Graduate and Professional Student Caucus to conduct preliminary ethnographic research this summer. 


  • Graduate Student James Tompsett recently accepted a position as a Supervisory Survey Statistician with the US Census Bureau in the Chicago Regional Office.