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A decorated department turns 100

November 12, 2020

When looking for leaders over the past century, national organizations and the University have repeatedly turned to Carolina’s sociology department. The sociology department had planned to celebrate its centennial with a springtime symposium. But with the pandemic’s disruption to group gatherings, the celebration has been virtual as the department looks back on 100 years.

A Father for Social Science

July 16, 2019

The Odum Institute, the first social science research center in the world, has trained and supported hundreds of researchers specializing in everything from anthropology to city and regional planning to public health for the past 95 years. And it all exists thanks to the determination of one eccentric man.