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Lis Maurer, LGBT Center program director, and Rebecca Plante, associate professor of sociology, have published their book, Doing Gender Diversity: Readings in Theory and Real-World Experience.  Recently released by Westview Press, it is a text intended for adoption in undergraduate courses on gender, women's studies, and sexualities, among other disciplines.

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Stephen Sweet, associate professor of sociology; IC student Justine Lewis '11; and Judi Casey of Boston College have published their article, "Connecting Motherhood to Work: Teaching Resources and Strategies," in the journal Women’s Studies Quarterly

The article will appear in the fall/winter 2009 issue. 

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Cosmospolitan interviewed seven college-age women about why they remain virgins. Sociology professor Rebecca Plante, who has studied the sexual habits of college students, commented on why these women choose to wait. "People tend to assume that these women are waiting for religious or moral reasons or they're prudes or they have sexual hang-ups," she said. "But often, it's that...

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Sociology majors Justine Lewis (2010) and Elizabeth Whalley (2009) participated in the Undergraduate Honors Program at the 104th meeting of the American Sociological Association in San Francisco, California, on August 8-11, 2009. In roundtable discussions, Justine Lewis presented her study "The Business Case Perspective for LGBT Workplace Policies," and Elizabeth Whalley...

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Dr. Kimberly Baker, assistant professor in Sociology, presented her paper entitled, "'I'm just not sure what we are going to do with her': Sociological Ambivalence and decision-making in a Southwestern drug court," at the Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association in Denver on May 28, 2009. This paper was part of a panel dedicated to research on specialized courts in the...

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