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If you are between the ages of 18 and 25 and received services for mental health or substance abuse challenges while an adolescent living with family at home, we want to hear your experiences and your point of view on these topics.

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Quoted in the media: Faculty members Chris Hummel, Deborah King, Patrick McKeon, Jeff Cohen, Donald Beachler, Rebecca Plante and Michael McCall; staff members Christopher Sperry and Teri Reinemann; and student Rachael Murray. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media page.

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Carolyn Rush (Sociology, Class of 2015) published her research on the need for employer support of breastfeeding options.  Her commentary appears in the website in One Million for Work Flexibility.

 

Rush read over 45 articles and book chapters in the process of writing this editorial, documenting that working mothers and their children benefit by breastfeeding.  And yet, many work environments do not provide the breaks or private rooms needed to perform this basic aspect of mothering.  She provides compelling information to argue that breastfeeding in the workplace should be supported and encouraged, not only because it is good practice, but also because it is the law.

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http://www.workflexibility.org/benefits-of-workplace-support-for-breastfeeding/

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Alessandra Tantawi (Sociology Class of 2015) published her research on outmoded ways of thinking about work and careers on the website One Million for Workplace Flexibility.  Alessandra read over 45 articles and book chapters in the process of writing this editorial, concluding that the way we think about ideal workers— uninterrupted, undistracted, long hours, constant availability—does not match what today’s worker brings to her or his job.  She advocates that we rethink both workplace policies as well as attitudes towards work. Her research was performed in Stephen Sweet’s sociology course “Work and Family.”  Read Alessandra’s article here: http://www.workflexibility.org/todays-ideal-worker-yesterdays/.

 

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The School of Humanities and Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Belisa González has accepted the position of Director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity. Dr. González will assume the responsibilities of her new position on August 15, 2015.

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