NEW RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN SOCIOLOGY. The sociology department is pleased to offer the Sociology Research Award and the A. Wade Smith Award to support original student research. The Sociology Research Award supports students pursuing honors theses or other independent research and can be used for any research-related activity (e.g., interview transcription, purchasing of a dataset, travel to do field work, etc.). The A. Wade Smith award is for original student research on racial justice or a closely related topic. The award recognizes the important scholarly contributions of A. Wade Smith, Dartmouth class of 1972. Applications are due to the chair, Marc Dixon by Friday, October 16.