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Recent News

Robin Stryker and Jill Suitor Honored at
Distinguished and Named Professorship Ceremony

A reception and ceremony held Friday (Nov. 1) celebrated midcareer, distinguished and named professors and administrators at Purdue for their many accomplishments and successes. The event took place in Stewart Center’s Fowler Hall.  Congratulations!


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Highlighted Events

November 8 - Sociology Colloquium 3:30 pm, STEW 202, Michael Esposito, University of Michigan. "Social Inequalities in the Risk of Police-Involved Homicide."

November 15- AMAP Workshop- 2:00 - 5:00 pm, WALC 3138, Dr. Trent Mize, Approaches to Handling Missing Data

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The Department of Sociology main office is located in Stone Hall on the campus of Purdue University in West LafayetteIndiana.

Mailing Address:
700 W. State Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2059
Phone: (765) 494-4668 Fax: (765) 496-1476
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For more information please contact the following:

General Information: 
Candy Lawson, Main Office Secretary 

Graduate Information:
Shawn Bauldry, Director of Graduate Studies
Nicole Remley, Graduate Assistant

Department Head: 
Linda Renzulli, Department Head
Tammy Crider, Assistant to the Head 

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765) 494-4600

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