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Smock says cohabitation does not reduce odds of marriage

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Susan Murphy named Distinguished University Professor

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Ron Lesthaeghe receives 2005 Ernest-John Solvay prize

On 22 November 2005, Visiting PSC Professor Ron Lesthaeghe received the Ernest-John Solvay prize for the human sciences, out of the hands of HRM King Albert II of Belgium. This is one of the five prestigious prizes the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO - Vlaanderen) awards every five years to eminent scientists who have excelled in their research field and who are acknowledged beyond the Belgian and European borders. Ron Lesthaeghe was awarded this prize for his great expertise and his rigorous scientific approach of population problems, his ability to integrate concepts and theories and his ability to test hypotheses in an empirically, innovative way.

Lesthaeghe receiving the prize from HRM King Albert II
Lesthaeghe receiving the prize from HRM King Albert II

Five 2005 Laureates
Five 2005 Laureates

Lesthaeghe discussing the new Belgian pension legislation with HRM King Albert II
Lesthaeghe discussing the new Belgian pension legislation with HRM King Albert II