Zak Palmer, a senior sociology major, won first place in the 2011 Undergraduate Student Poster Competition sponsored by the Missouri Sociological Association. His project, “The Relationship Between Race and Racial Attitudes as Measured by Trait Assignment in the Sims 3,” reported the results of an experiment designed and carried out as part of the sociology/anthropology Research Design and Data Analysis Class. Amber Johnson served as Palmer’s faculty  mentor. Palmer will present his poster at the annual MSA Conference on Oct. 14-15 at Port Arrowhead Resort in Lake Ozark, Mo.

Sally West, professor of history, recently had her book, “I Shop in Moscow: Advertising and the Creation of  Consumer Culture in Late Tsarist Russia,” published by Northern Illinois University Press. This book is the first cultural history of advertising in pre-revolutionary Russia.
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