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Matthew Schoene, New Director of First-Year Seminars, Describes Their 'Powerful Opportunity'

Dr. Matthew Schoene, assistant professor of sociology

Dr. Matthew Schoene, assistant professor of sociology

Dr. Matthew Schoene, assistant professor of sociology, was recently named director of Albion College's First-Year Seminars program, a core part of the William Atwell Brown, Jr., and Mary Brown Vacin First-Year Experience (FYE), beginning with the 2020-21 academic year. Even as he spent much of the prior two months shifting from on-campus to online instruction, Schoene is looking forward to this next challenge.

Bronze Age Bones: Charlie Downey, '20, Participates in NSF Research Project

Charlie Downey, '20

Charlie Downey, '20
It looks pretty easy on television, but Charlie Downey, '20, knows that getting information from human remains isn't something you can do during the commercial break. "We examined thousands of fragments of bone," says the anthropology and German major and member of the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program, who spent the summer doing National Science Foundation-sponsored archaeology research at the University of South Alabama.

Global Partnership Takes Sociology Class to Rome for Research Presentations

The dome of St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

The dome of St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
Just before Thanksgiving, Albion College sociology professor Matt Schoene's European Integration class traveled to John Cabot University (JCU) in Rome, to present their research projects via an international conference with their JCU counterparts.

A&S Professor Scott Melzer Interviewed by The Atlantic for His New Book

Scott Melzer, professor of sociology, Albion College

Scott Melzer, professor of sociology, Albion College 

Scott Melzer, professor of sociology in Albion College's Anthropology and Sociology Department, has just written a new book, Manhood Impossible, about the changing roles of fathers in today's society. He offered a number of insights on the topic in a wide-ranging online interview with The Atlantic.

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