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2004.11.30 > For Immediate Release
contact: Teresa Gleason - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: tmgleason@mail.unomaha.edu

Sociologist George Ritzer to Speak at UNO Dec. 10

Omaha - Distinguished sociologist and author George Ritzer will speak at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Friday, Dec. 10. The colloquium will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room. It is free and open to the public.

Ritzer, a professor of sociology at the University of Maryland, will present "McDonaldization and the Globalization of Nothing: The Case of Art." He was awarded the Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award in 2000 by the American Sociological Association.

Ritzer's body of work focuses on applying social theory to the everyday realms of the economy and consumption, including "The McDonaldization of Society," "Enchanting a Disenchanted World: Revolutionizing the Means of Consumption" and "The Globalization of Nothing." He recently edited "The Handbook of Social Theory" with Barry Smart and is the co-founding editor of the Journal of Consumer Culture.

The event is sponsored by the Nebraska Alpha chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta – the International Sociology Honor Society, the UNO Department of Sociology & Anthropology, the UNO College of Arts and Sciences, and the Creighton University Department of Sociology & Anthropology.

For more information, contact Lucy Garza at (402) 554-3835 or lgarza@mail.unomaha.edu.

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