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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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Sociology major Matthew Worhach has been awarded the Dana Internship for a summer research project in Ithaca. He will be working with Bill Hudenko, a psychology professor at IC, conducting a qualitative study on the closeness between mother and child. Matthew will interview mothers of autistic children, mothers of Down Syndrome children, and mothers of normally developing children to examine...

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Sociology Lecturer Terry Garahan will be presenting Workplace Safety--How to be Your Own Risk Manager at Cornell University Counseling Services on Wednesday, April 22, 2009. This training, limited to counseling staff, is part of a series of workplace safety trainings available to the local community. For more information, contact Terry Garahan at ...

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