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Sociology Colloquium Series, Professor Yu Xie, Princeton University

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107 Capen Hall (Honors College), 12:00-1:15 pm

Contact Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk with questions.

Sociology Colloquium Series, Professor Jennifer Montez, Syracuse University

“Hypothesizing Upward: Have U.S. State Policies Contributed to Growing Inequalities in Life Expectancy?”

Monday, October 23rd at 12:30pm in 280 Park Hall

Contact Assistant Professor Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk with questions.

Community Film Series

The Lancaster Opera House has opened its doors to UB Sociology this fall for a FREE community film series. Each week will feature a different film exploring salient issues in our communities and our country. All films begin at 6:30pm (doors open at 6pm). This is a community film series, so you do not have to be affiliated with UB to attend. Bring your friends, family members, and neighbors!

More information about films can be found here.

The films are:

Monday, September 11, 6:30pm
Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? is the award-winning series that sounds the alarm about socioeconomic and racial inequities in health and searches for their causes. See more at:

Monday, September 18, 6:30pm
Waiting Room offers a behind-the-scenes look at one American public hospital to understand how its staff and patients navigate our complex health care system. See more at:

Monday, September 25, 6:30pm
MissRepresentation exposes how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. See more at:

Monday, October 9, 6:30pm
The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. See more at:

Monday, October 16, 6:30pm
I Am Not Your Negro offers an examination of race in America. Using James Baldwin’s words, it is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. See more at:

Monday, November 13, 6:30pm
Freedom to Marry documents the decades-long battle for same-sex marriage rights, culminating at the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2015. See more at:

Monday, November 20, 6:30pm
Jackson follows the lives of three women caught up in the complex issues surrounding access to reproductive healthcare in the Deep South. See more at:

Sociology Summer Research Institute 2018

The UB Summer Research Institute trains researchers in a collegial, intellectually engaging, and multidisciplinary atmosphere.  Workshop participants learn easy-to-understand practical information about statistics and methods and develop skills and knowledge to confidently analyze their own data. For more information please contact the Department of Sociology.