Ithaca College was represented with student presentations at the 74th annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, held February 19-22 in New York City.
In addition to presenting their research and attending the meetings, students attended special sessions on the topics of surviving graduate school and planning a career in sociology. Student travel to the conference was supported by the Office of the Provost and the Department of Sociology. Stephen Sweet (sociology) cochaired undergraduate events at the conference, which attracted presentations by 30 undergraduates from 19 colleges and universities.
Matylda Bylinska (sociology) presented "Job Loss, Insecurity, and Relocation: Dual-Career Couples," summarizing the results of her Dana internship on factors predicting moves following a job loss.
Vikki Hammond (sociology) presented "The Potential of Youth Prevention Programs," an analysis of the potential benefits of servicing youth considered "at risk."
Marissa Landrigan (sociology) presented "Power in Pink Collars: The Impact of Class and Gender on Clerical Workers," a study that draws upon interviews with employees at Ithaca College.
Yvonne Leclair (sociology) presented "Embracing Radical Social Work: A Potential Profession," a socio-historical analysis of the limited ways social workers engage in political change and paths not followed in the profession.
Elizabeth Audry Ruckert (gerontology) presented "An Observational Study of Independent and Assisted Living Residents," a study that drew upon her experiences at Longview, a residential senior community and partner with the College.