Monday, May 4, 2015

Jeffrey Sachs & Paul Krugman in conversation on globalization, technological change, and inequality

This event is perfect for our class and although seats are no longer available for this event, it is being livestreamed.

The Graduate Center - Public Programs

Monday, May 4 / 6:30 p.m. / Proshansky Auditorium
Globalization, Technological Change, and Inequality:
Jeffrey Sachs and Paul Krugman in Conversation

Jeffrey Sachs and Paul Krugman, two great economic minds, engage in an illuminating discussion moderated by Gillian Tett of the Financial Times. Since the late 20th century, globalization has accompanied widening inequality in both rich and poor countries, despite a decline in global inequality. In the US, globalization and technological change are often blamed for exacerbating income inequality. The panelists will shed light on these complex issues and how they relate to recent economic crises. Co-sponsored by the Ph.D. Program in Economics.
Free, Reservations Required
For further assistance, call GC Public Programs at 212-817-8215

The event will also be LIVE-STREAMED. (May 4, 6:30 p.m.)

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

iOS and Flash

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Zotero - basics

I am a huge believer in not reinventing the wheel. With that in mind, below is a good introductory video for using Zotero:

Sunday, March 8, 2015

reminder for CCNY - new withdrawal process Spring 2015

As a reminder, the sociology department at CCNY has a new withdrawal policy beginning Spring 2015. Beginning this semester, (Spring 2015), there will be a new course withdrawal process in place that will eliminate the need for a paper withdrawal application.

This new process will allow undergraduate students to withdraw themselves from courses via Student Self-Service, after meeting with an Academic Advisor. Graduate students may withdraw themselves from courses through Student-Self Service. No Service Indicator will appear on Graduate Student records.

On Wednesday, February 25, a new service indicator will be placed on all undergraduate students records. The only effect this service indicator will have is to prevent students from dropping courses. The service indicator will be labeled “NWD” with a description, “Course Withdrawal Not Permitted Without Academic Advising”.

In order for a student to drop a course(s) during the withdrawal period, they will be required to see their advisor. The advisor will meet with the student and if appropriate, lift the Service Indicator from the student’s record. The student must log into Student Self-Service and drop the course(s) they wish to withdraw from. The grade of “W” will be immediately placed on the course(s) and visible to the student, via Self-Service. Please make every effort to meet with an academic advisor prior to the deadline date of April 16, 2015. The deadline for students to withdraw from courses is Thursday, April 16, 2015, by close of business, 5:00pm.

New course withdrawal policy - for those seeking to withdraw from a sociology course during spring 2015, please contact

Monday, February 23, 2015

the Land Matrix

One aspect of global inequality has to do with land-- who has access and can use it. As inequality widens and with growing concerns about population growth, some countries are increasingly buying, renting, or otherwise taking some form of ownership over the land of other countries. Have a look at this website to see which countries are doing what to what countries. Why do you think this is so important?
Visit the full Land Matrix site.

Saturday, February 14, 2015