this weekend marks our 18th annual sociological research institute or SRI at the minnversity. the program has been great thus far.
judith stacey gave a provocative and enlightening friday keynote, while today we celebrated big news: the new don martindale endowed chair in sociology, established to recruit, support, and retain outstanding sociology faculty.
after a lively day of student presentations, i'm now changing from the tan suit to the black suit. we'll have a full slate of awards before the evening's highlight: the ritual degradation of the faculty by the grad students. expectations are also running high for the after-party, featuring the killer rawk of the legendary talcott parsons project. can they possibly live up to the hype? or will TPP's AGIL destroy SRI?