The ASA presented the 2017 awards at this year’s Annual Meeting in Montréal. Congratulations to all of our distinguished winners..
This ASA Statement was released on August 22:
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ASA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Community Action Research Initiative (CARI) grant awards. Both recipients are sociologists bringing social science knowledge, methods, and expertise to address community-identified issues and concerns. Each CARI recipient has proposed pro bono work partnering with a community organization or local public interest group. The principal investigators for the two CARI-funded projects are listed below, along with a brief description of their funded proposals.
The 2017 ASA Member-Get-A-Member campaign was a success, with 76 current ASA members sponsoring 82 new members. Sponsors receive a $10 discount on 2018 member dues for each new member and are entered into a drawing to win a $250 Amazon gift certificate and other prizes. Congratulations to this year’s gift certificate winner, Michele Lee Kozimor-King from Elizabethtown College. The ASA extends its gratitude to all of the sponsors who are listed below.
ASA members are encouraged to submit nominations for the following ASA awards. Award selection committees, appointed by ASA Council, review nominations. These awards are presented at the ASA Annual Meeting each August. The deadline for submission of nominations is January 31, 2018. For more information, visit www.asanet.org/news-events/asa-awards.
W.E.B. DuBois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award
The four ASA Status Committees form an important part of the structure of the Association. Last summer, ASA members voted to change the process for establishing membership for the status committees. Committee membership will now be recruited with an open call for volunteers, with appointments made by Council. (For more on this topic, see an earlier Footnotes article about the vote at http://bit.ly/2xOJQm2.)
Council is pleased to announce the formation of a Federal Statistics Working Group. The charge is broad by design. The group is asked to proactively and reactively address issues related to the continued collection and use of federal statistics. This is an advocacy charge. The group may identify relevant issues independently, and issues may be brought to the working group for consideration by the Council or the Executive Office.
Thanks to the ASA members who have generously agreed to serve on this important working group: