• UB Distinguished Speaker Yusef Salaam: Pre-talk Informal Session. February 24, 2020. Join Mr. Salaam and members of the UB community before the distinguished speaker event at an informal session. Contact Professor Kristen Schultz Lee for more information about the pre-talk informal session or for free tickets (for high school and community college students and faculty) to the distinguished speaker event. 
  • "Locked Out: Institutional Spillovers and the Stickiness of Public Labels." Guest lecture by Professor Chris Uggen, University of Minnesota. February 26, 2020, 12-1:30pm, Park 280. Life course sociology and criminology provide compelling evidence that the distinction between “criminal” and “non-criminal” is largely a matter of time. Yet crime discourse and policy remain rooted in the notion of criminality as an immutable characteristic. This talk contrasts the fluidity in criminal behavior with the growing stickiness of public labels, drawing from experimental studies of criminal records on work and school outcomes, demographic analysis of changes in the population bearing such records, and their spillover effects on politics, health care, social services, and other institutions. 
  • Crime and Justice Issues in Western New York Panel Discussion. March 4, 2020, 6pm. A panel of experts in criminal justice reform issues will meet to discuss their experiences with the criminal justice system and past and ongoing reform initiatives. The panel will be comprised of formerly incarcerated individuals and professionals working in the field of criminal justice reform, including: Cindi McEachon (Peaceprints of WNY), Rebecca Town (Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo), and Jerome Wright (Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement).
  • Tour of Attica Prison. April 9, 2020. Join members of the UB Sociology community for a tour of Attica prison. Interested students should apply for a spot here. Contact Professor Mary Nell Trautner for more infornation.
  • Guest lecture by Professor Hadar Aviram, UC Hastings Law. April 24, 2020. Book talk about Yesterday’s Monsters.

All events are free and open to the public

For additional inquiries please contact the Department of Sociology