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Rivera '17 Interns at FosterClub

When offered the opportunity to "give back," Cody Rivera ‘17 more than rose to the occasion. This summer, Rivera completed an internship with the organization FosterClub, which seeks to connect current and former participants in the foster care system. Throughout the months of July and August, he worked to advance the organization's mission of serving and honoring the perspectives of young people...  More >>


Perkins Addresses Air Force, University Staff

Wesley Perkins, professor of sociology, recently spoke to U.S. Air Force family advocacy personnel about reducing partner violence, as well as to University of Pittsburgh Bradford staff about problem behavior prevention and health promotion. Perkins was recently an invited guest speaker for the U.S. Air Force Family Advocacy Program Staff Training in San Antonio, Texas. This training conference b...  More >>


Perkins Delivers Keynote, Publishes

Wesley Perkins, professor of sociology, recently delivered the invited keynote address, "The Social Norms Approach to Student Substance Abuse Prevention: Successful Intervention Practices and Current Research Issues," for the Fourth European Symposium on Substance Use and Abuse among University Students. The Symposium is an event which every two years brings together researchers, educators, polic...  More >>


Perkins Speaks at Meeting of Minds

Wesley Perkins, professor of sociology, was recently an invited guest speaker at the 2014 Meeting of the Minds Conference, an annual meeting of Midwest higher education professionals working in the fields of advising, counseling, residence and student life, health promotion and substance abuse prevention. The conference spanned three days and was held in Kansas City, Mo. Perkins was asked to spe...  More >>


New Weight Norm Research Published

A new article, co-authored by Professor of Sociology Wesley Perkins and Professor of Chemistry David Craig from Hobart and William Smith, and Jessica Perkins from the Department of Health Policy, Harvard University has been published in the current issue of Prevention Science. The article is titled "Misperception of Peer Weight Norms and Its Association with Overweight and Underweight Status Amon...  More >>


Perkins Quoted in New York Times

Wesley Perkins, professor of sociology, was quoted in a New York Times article about "imaginary peers" and social norms. The article follows the efforts of the Northern Illinois University in DeKalb in trying to reduce heavy drinking. It shares some of the strategies employed by Michael Haines, who was the coordinator of the school's Health Enhancement Services, the most effective of which came ...  More >>


Perkins, Craig Give Social Norms Talks

Wesley Perkins, professor of sociology, was invited to give a plenary address at the Fifth International Conference on Alcohol and Harm Reduction held in Frankfurt, Germany, March 7 and 8. His talk was titled, "The Social Norms Approach to Alcohol Consumption and Harm Reduction." Perkins also recently presented research in collaboration with David Craig, professor of chemistry, at the Mental He...  More >>


Perkins Presents Training Session

Wesley Perkins, professor of sociology, was recently invited to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor as a guest speaker for the Higher Education Meeting on Substance Abuse Prevention, sponsored by the Michigan Prevention Network. He presented a day-long training session on "Social Norms Theory and Practice Promoting Healthy Campus Environments." The event was attended by counselors, health e...  More >>


The Heart of Rock and Roll

The heart of rock and roll is alive - and beating - in the class of Assistant Professor of History and Hobart Associate Dean Chip Capraro. Recently, his first-year seminar course "Rock Music and American Masculinities," a learning community tied with Assistant Professor of Media and Society Leah Shafer's "Introduction to Media and Society," took their show on the road, and headed to the Rock and ...  More >>


Perkins Presents Keynote, Leads Workshop

Last month, Professor of Sociology H. Wesley Perkins was invited to participate in two professional development events, presenting his expertise in the area of social norms to individuals in the fields of environmental science and education. Perkins was a keynote speaker at The Environmental Defense Fund's Annual Science Day Conference in New York City. The conference was attended by Environment...  More >>


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