TUESDAY, AUG 19, 2014

Social Explorer at the American Sociological Association Conference


This past weekend, Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco.  The theme was Hard Times: The Impact of Economic Inequality on Families and Individuals.   Beveridge presided over the session "Public Sociology," focusing on developments in the field.  He and fellow New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain Future editor participated in the "Hard Times in a Regional Persp... more
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THURSDAY, APR 10, 2014

Social Explorer Updated to Fix OpenSSL Heartbleed Security Bug


Social Explorer, along with many other websites (perhaps as many as two-thirds) was affected by the Heartbleed security bug, a simple code error in the widely used web security measure known as OpenSSL. Please be assured that we have fixed the issue so we no longer are affected.  However, we recommend that users with individual/institutional accounts change their user passwords at their earliest convenience.  To change your user password, visit the user s... more
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TUESDAY, FEB 04, 2014

Seeking Interactive Web-Based Content Developer for Historical, Sociological, Political Science and Demographic Materials


Announcing a new job opportunity with Social Explorer (details and application instructions below).  Please feel free to circulate. Job Opportunity: Interactive Web-Based Content Developer for Historical, Sociological, Political Science and Demographic Materials (Social Explorer) Seeking a smart, motivated and self-directed person to develop interactive web-based content for a variety of educational materials.  This job requires a blend of technical, cri... more
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TUESDAY, DEC 24, 2013

"Bill Bratton on Both Coasts"--Thoughts on NYC's New Police Commissioner


David Halle and Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge co-edited the urban studies book New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain Future (Oxford University Press, 2013). Inspired by a chapter on policing by leading criminologists Jeffrey Fagan (Columbia University) and John McDonald (University of Pennsylvania), the editors, along with Sydney Beveridge, take a closer look at the consequences of the recent New York mayoral race. Bill Bratton on Both Coasts ... more
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FRIDAY, NOV 22, 2013

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge at the Social Science History Association Conference


Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge will be at the Social Science History (SSHA) Conference this weekend.  The 38th Annual Meeting takes place in Chicago and explores the theme of "Organizing Powers."   On Sunday, November 24, from 8 to 10 am, he will participate in "From Visualizing to Understanding Historical Change Using GIS Tools on the Web, in Class, and in Museums."  Chaired by Ann Knowles of Middlebury College, the panel will also... more
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THURSDAY, AUG 29, 2013

Labor Day BBQ and Workforce Trends


As Americans get ready to celebrate Labor Day, Social Explorer takes an in depth look at different groups within the nation’s labor force.  We used the American Community Survey (2007-11) and the Census (1950 and 1990) to examine the changes in the gender and age of the working population. How many Labor Day hamburgers, hotdogs, and veggie burgers will be grilled this summer?  If the size of the labor force is a guide, there will be over 150 million.  Of ... more
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SUNDAY, AUG 11, 2013

Social Explorer at the American Sociological Association Conference


Members of the Social Explorer team are demonstrating the site at the annual American Sociological Association annual meeting in New York City. Stop by the Rhineland Gallery Poster Session / Research Funding Opportunities and Data Resourcesto see the site and say hello.  (And win a tote bag.) Have a great conference. more
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MONDAY, NOV 19, 2012

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on WNYC Radio About NYC Redistricting


As the New York City Council redistricting process rolls along, WNYC's Morning Edition interviewed Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge about the details of the new plans, the impact on the city and elected officials, and redistricting issues around the country. Click here to listen to the WNYC radio segment, and explore the proposed map. For more background on city redistricting, check out Beveridge's recent Gotham Gazette article on the subject. more
by Sydney Beveridge

SUNDAY, APR 29, 2012

Explore American Families with Social Explorer at the USA Science and Engineering Festival!


Social Explorer is at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in DC this weekend.  We're glad to be back at the sociology booth, organized and hosted by the American Sociological Association. With help from the Obamas, Justin Bieber, Nemo and Harry Potter, we investigate how American Families have changed over the past fifty years.  Come on down to our booth (#734) to explore sociology to try our activity: Science of the Modern Family: Using Sociology to explore how kids and their familie... more
by Sydney Beveridge

WEDNESDAY, OCT 05, 2011

A Look at a Few of the Librarians Behind Social Explorer's Recent Data Analysis


Librarians love Social Explorer, and now we have 12 more reasons to love them back. As census data show, men make up a small proportion of the population of librarians, but a number of them have brought this minority into the spotlight with the publication of the Men of the Stacks calendar.   (See Zack as Mr. January at left, and Brett as Mr. March below.) This summer,  Social Explorer conducted an analysis of data on librarians, offering a picture of the profession today and outlining tre... more
by Sydney Beveridge

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