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for: ‘May, 2011’

Family-friendliest supervisor at RWTH: Prof. Dr. Martina Ziefle

On May 16, 2011, my colleague Prof. Dr. Martina Ziefle won the prize “Famos für Familie” for the most family-oriented supervisor at RWTH Aachen University. She was nominated by her doctoral candidates and post-docs. Her team appreciates the flexibility and cooperative nature of combining work and family according to individual needs, the friendliness and openness […]

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At RWTH, announcing my move to Goethe-University, Frankfurt

My speech in the Senate of the RWTH Aachen University under Agenda Item 8, „Reports from the Rectorate,“ on May 26, 2011. „Yesterday I accepted a job offer from the Goethe-University in Frankfurt. I will be working there as of the first of September, 2011, as a professor for Sociology, specialty Sociology of Work. For […]

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Tampere, Finland: Community, Work, and Family Conference

From May 19-21, about 200 scientists from all over the world – over 80 of whom were from Finland – and multiple disciplines came together to think and talk about the future of work and family in context at the fourth international Community, Work and Family Conference in Tampere, Finland. This conference series started in […]

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Work-Life: Cross National Conversations in Paris

On May 17, 2011, about 80 scholars from disciplines in the social sciences, business, and management gathered at the Paris Executive Campus of the Rouen Business School. Our purpose was to develop concrete suggestions for what to consider or how to proceed to improve the use of context, especially national context, in research on work-life […]

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How Political is Science? And how do we feel about that?

ecently I met a young scientist so full of energy and enthusiasm for her dissertation ideas, it got me to thinking about how enthusiastically many young people begin a dissertation project or a career. I was also reminded of the line between science and politics, and I was drawn to reflect on that line. Research […]

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