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In the Fred Strodtbeck obituary (October/September Footnotes), Edgar Borgatta was misidentified as a fellow Harvard graduate student when he was actually a lecturer and research associate a year or two after Strodtbeck.

In the September/October 2005 Footnotes, Tomás R. Jiménez’s article, “American Immigration Policy: Toward Integration,” mistakenly noted that major changes in immigration law took place in 1964, when they actually took place in 1965.

Call for Papers and Conferences

44th International Making Cities Livable Conference (IMCL), May 18-22, 2006, Santa Fe, NM. Theme: “True Urbanism & Healthy Communities.” The IMCL Program Committee invites proposals for papers that connect social problems/social well-being to aspects of the urban/suburban built environment. Deadline for submission: December 20, 2005. Send a 200 to 250-word abstract to: Suzanne H. Crowhurst Lennard, Program Committee Chair, IMCL Conferences, PO Box 7586, Carmel, CA 93921; fax +1- 831-624-5126; email Suzanne.Lennard@LivableCities.org; www.LivableCities.org.

International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media, 10th Biannual Conference, August 5-9, 2006, Lady’s Isle, Lake Chiem, Munich, Germany. Deadline: February 13, 2006. Abstracts for papers should be about 300 words, and include the name(s) of the author(s), institutional affiliation, mailing address, and email address. For a proposed symposium or workshop, provide a 300-word description of the topic, the full details of the organizer as above, and the names of contributors, their institutional affiliations, mailing address, and email address, and the titles and abstracts of their proposed contributions. Contact: Willie van Peer, Department of Languages and Communication, Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU), D-80539 Munich, Germany; email vanpeer@daf.uni-muenchen.de.

Rethinking Political Economy: Class, Race, Gender and Nation, A Conference Honoring the Contribution of Joan Smith, November 10-11, 2006, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. The conference organizing committee will solicit papers in the areas of scholarship to which Joan Smith devoted her career. Abstracts or completed papers are due on March 31, 2006. Contact: Helga Schreckenberger, Director, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405; email hschreck@uvm.edu. Assistance with travel expenses will be available to presenters.

Southern Sociological Society, New Orleans, March 22-26, 2005. Theme: “Diasporas,” or relate to the impact that Katrina had on the communities in the Gulf Coast region. Papers on all topics are welcome, especially those that address the theme. Submit papers online at www.msstate.edu/org/sss/06meet/Publish/.

Publications

Critical Pedagogy in the Sociology Classroom, 2nd Edition. Critical Pedagogy in the Sociology Classroom is being revised for 2006. Send classroom exercises, projects, and assignments that reflect and promote the ideals of critical pedagogy; essays (up to 1,500 words, including references) that orient sociologists to the method and philosophy of critical pedagogy; and other educational resources that connect this style of teaching to the sociology curriculum. Include a brief statement describing the connection to critical pedagogy. Deadline: January 15, 2006. Send submissions as attachments in either WordPerfect or MS Word to Peter Kaufman, SUNY-New Paltz, kaufmanp@newpaltz.edu.

Directory of Programs in Applied Sociology & Sociological Practice. Any academic institution with an applied/practice/clinical focus, degree, and/or concentration is encouraged to submit. Submissions are to be made electronically and need to include: institution contact/address information, web link to the program/department, faculty member contact, faculty listing, degrees available, and whether the program is accredited or in process of accreditation by the Commission on Applied & Clinical Sociology. Programs and departments do not have to be in this process to be included in the directory. A program summary/narrative statement that demonstrates the nature of the concentrations, special courses, certificates, and/or internships that comprise the given program must also be included. Each institution will be limited to one page in the directory. Contacts: Jeffrey R. Breese and Jay Weinstein at jeffrey.breese@marymount.edu. Deadline: March 1, 2006.

Equity & Excellence in Education is currently soliciting manuscripts for a special issue on Community Colleges and Social Justice Issues. We invite empirical research articles that address equity issues unique to community colleges. Deadline: March 1, 2006. Submit three “masked” paper copies (plus a disk) with separate cover title page including author contact information. Note in your cover letter that the submission is for the special issue on Social Justice Issues and Community Colleges. Mail to: Equity & Excellence in Education, Hills South 370, School of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003. Contact: Linda McCarthy at mccarthyl@gcc.mass.edu or visit the journal website www.eee-journal.com.

Journal of Health and Social Policy, special journal issue on “Health Disparities and Women of Color: Closing the Gap.” Seeking manuscripts from diverse fields of practice and diverse methods of intervention that both inform and reflect the social work profession. Original manuscripts may be approximately 15-20 pages double-spaced (including references and abstract). References, citations, and general style of manuscripts should follow those found in the Journal of Health and Social Policy and outlined in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th Edition, 2001. Contact: Valerie Carr Copeland, c/o Linda Hilinski, University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work, 2117 Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.

Methodological Innovations online is a new international peer-reviewed social research journal to be launched in April 2006. It will publish high quality papers in research methods and methodology from all social science disciplines. Papers which focus on new methodological approaches, or using traditional methodologies in new ways or methodologies which cross disciplines are especially welcome. The journal will publish peer reviewed papers and short discussion pieces and will offer a ‘rapid response’ facility to encourage discussion of papers published. The journal aims to be progressive both in access and the means by which it encourages those near the beginning of their careers to publish. For more information go to www.methodologicalinnovations.org or email Malcolm.Williams@plymouth.ac.uk.

Sociological Focus solicits manuscripts for two upcoming special issues. For either special issue submit complete manuscripts to: Sociological Focus, Department of Sociology, Box 210378, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0378. Special Issue: Group Processes. Deadline: February 17, 2006. Contact: Alison J. Bianchi, 323 Merrill Hall, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242-0001; email abianchi@kent.edu; or Robert K. Shelly, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, 129 Bentley Hall Annex, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701; email shelly@ohio.edu. Special Issue: Science, Technology, and Social Inequalities. Deadline: March 31, 2006. Contact: Cheryl B. Leggon, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, 685 Cherry Street, Atlanta, GA 30332; email cheryl.leggon@pubpolicy.gatech.edu.

Sociology of Gender and Work: Syllabi and Teaching Materials, Third Edition. Send materials that are timely, up-to-date, imaginative, and that offer distinct and innovative pedagogical tools and ideas, including syllabi, class activities, assignments, recommended films and books, and website lists. Submissions must include clearly defined expectations for students and relevant information about the context of the course to assist readers in employing any teaching strategies you describe. Strongly encourage submissions that integrate perspectives on the intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, class, and sexual orientation in the areas of work and occupations. Contact: Patti Giuffre at pg07@txstate.edu and Sharon Bird at sbird@iastate.edu. Submit materials to Patti Giuffre, pg07@txstate.edu. Deadline: February 1, 2006.

Meetings

March 22-26, 2005. Southern Sociological Society, New Orleans. Theme: “Diasporas,” or relate to the impact that Katrina had on the communities in the Gulf Coast region. Contact: www.msstate.edu/org/sss/06meet/Publish/.

March 23-25, 2006. Association for the Study of Nationalities 11th Annual World Convention, Columbia University, New York. Theme: “Nationalism in an Age of Globalization.” Contact: Harriman Institute, Columbia University, 1216 IAB, 420 West 118th St., New York, NY 10027; (212) 854-8487; fax (212) 666-3481; gnb12@columbia.edu.

March 23-25, 2006. North Central Sociological Association, Crowne Plaza Hotel at Union Station, Indianapolis, IN. Session Theme: “Sociology of War.” Contact: Steve Carlton-Ford, Sociology, Box 210378, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221.

March 31- April 2, 2006. Governance and Mobility in Eurasia: Continuity and Discontinuity, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Additional information, including application details, can be found at: www.ssrc.org/programs/eurasia/Title8_Dissertation_Workshops/. Eurasia Program, Social Science Research Council, 810 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019; (212) 377-2700; fax (212) 377-2727.

April 1, 2006. Hawaii Sociological Association 27th Annual Meeting, Radisson Waikiki Prince Kuhio Hotel. Theme: “Humanist Sociology, Public Sociologies, Public Ethnographies.” Contact: Michael G. Weinstein, michaelw@hawaii.edu.

April 20-23, 2006. Midwest Political Science Association Annual National Conference, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago. Contact: MPSA, 210 Woodburn Hall, Bloomington, IN 47405; (812) 856-0245; fax (812) 856-7137; email mpsambr@indiana.edu.

May 18-22, 2006. 44th International Making Cities Livable Conference, Santa Fe, NM. Theme: “True Urbanism & Healthy Communities.” Contact: Suzanne H. Crowhurst Lennard, Program Committee Chair, IMCL Conferences, PO Box 7586, Carmel, CA 93921; fax +1- 831-624-5126; email Suzanne.Lennard@LivableCities.org; www.LivableCities.org.

August 5-9, 2006. International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media, 10th Biannual Conference, Lady’s Isle, Lake Chiem, Munich, Germany. Contact: Willie van Peer, Department of Languages and Communication, Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU), D-80539 Munich, Germany; email vanpeer@daf.uni-muenchen.de.

November 10-11, 2006. Rethinking Political Economy: Class, Race, Gender And Nation, A Conference Honoring the Contribution of Joan Smith, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. Contact: Helga Schreckenberger, Director, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405; email hschreck@uvm.edu.

Funding

Directory of International Grants and Fellowships in the Health Sciences, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health. The NIH is one of many public and private organizations that provides international support for biomedical research and training. Since 1988, the Fogarty International Center has published the Directory of International Grants and Fellowships in the Health Sciences. This directory is a comprehensive compilation of international opportunities in biomedical research. Grant Opportunities: www.fic.nih.gov/news/DirectoryGrants.html. Fellowship Opportunities: www.fic.nih.gov/news/DirectoryFellowships.html. Contact: Office of Communications, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health Building 31, Room B2C29 - 31 Center Dr. MSC 2220, Bethesda, MD 20892-2220; (301) 496-2075; fax (301) 594-1211; email ficinfo@nih.gov.

Families USA is accepting applications for the Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice and the Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice. The Wellstone Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to honor the memory of the late Senator Paul D. Wellstone by fostering the advancement of social justice through participation in health care advocacy work that focuses on the unique challenges facing communities of color. Contact: wellstonefellowship@familiesusa.org. Villers Fellows work in Families USA’s health policy department and assist the organization’s efforts to improve access to health coverage for all Americans, especially for low-income and other vulnerable communities. Contact: villersfellowship@familiesusa.org. Both fellowships are yearlong, full-time, salaried positions at Families USA’s office in Washington, DC. Selected fellows will receive a compensatory package that includes an annual stipend of $35,000 and excellent health care benefits.

Harvard School of Public Health announces the 2006–2007 Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. This fellowship program is specifically designed to increase the diversity of men and women pursuing academic careers in public health. Applicants should be a member of a group underrepresented in public health or have research interests geared toward minority health issues. Deadline: January 15, 2006. Contact: Betty Johnson, (617) 496-8064; email bljohnso@hsph.harvard.edu. www.hsph.harvard.edu/academicaffairs/yerby.htm.

Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy invites applications for research grants in the social sciences. Application should be accompanied by a cover sheet listing name of applicant, title of project, a 50-word abstract and a 50-word summary. For more information, visit www.horowitz-foundation.org. Deadline: January 31, 2006. Contact: 2005 Awards, Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy, PO Box 7, Rocky Hill, NJ 08553-00007.

The Mathematical Sociology Section of ASA offers a dissertation grant to a PhD candidate to help pay for the costs involved in completing his or her dissertation. The award will be $1000. To be eligible, the dissertation must address a sociological problem, and it must include a creative application of mathematics to theory or methodology. The candidate need not belong to ASA or the Math Sociology section to apply, but must join both for the period covered by the award. The deadline for submission is January 15, 2006, and October 1 each year henceforth. For details, contact Geoff Tootell at gtootell@juno.com. The Mathematical Sociology website is www.sscnet.ucla.edu/soc/groups/mathsoc/mathsoc.html.

University of Michigan. The Survey Research Center, in cooperation with the Departments of Sociology, Psychology, Epidemiology, Health Behavior and Health Education, Nursing, Social Work, and Psychiatry invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in an interdisciplinary, NIMH-funded research training program on psychosocial factors in mental health and illness. Two-year appointments beginning July 2006. Second year of fellowship is contingent upon funding renewal. Current stipends are $35,568-$51,036 per year, depending upon experience. Contact: David R. Williams, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, PO Box 1248, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248.

Oak Human Rights Fellowship. 2006 Focus: Human Rights and the Environment. The Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights at Colby College is soliciting nominations and applications for the Oak Human Rights Fellowship. For the fall of 2006, the Oak Institute seeks a human rights practitioner working on environmental issues that affect the rights of individuals and communities. They especially encourage applications from those who are currently or were recently involved in “on-the-ground” work at some level of personal risk. The Oak Fellow’s responsibilities include teaching an informal course on the human rights issue on which the Fellow works, participation in a lecture series or symposium in the Fellow’s area of expertise, and becoming part of the intellectual life of the campus. The Fellow will receive a $32,000 stipend and college fringe benefits. The Fellow will also receive research support, including office space, a computer, library facilities, and a student research assistant. Contact: Kenneth A. Rodman, Director or Kate O’Halloran, Associate Director, Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights, Colby College, Waterville, ME 04901; (207) 859-5310; fax (207) 859-5229; email oakhr@colby.edu; www.colby.edu/oak. Deadline: January 13, 2006. 

Office of Research Integrity (ORI) released a Request for Proposals for their Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Resource Development Program. The RFP calls for projects to develop tools, skills, and competencies in RCR and also for tools to facilitate RCR-related work for research administrators. Funding for projects has doubled to a maximum of $50,000 per project. Contact: Loc Nguyen-Khoa at Lnguyen-Khoa@osophs.dhhs.gov. Ensure that proposals meet the requirements of the RFP. The RFP can be found at ORI’s website at ori.hhs.gov/contracts.

Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program fosters the development of leaders who will transform health and heath care in this country. For more information, visit rwjcsp.stanford.edu or call (650) 566-2337.

UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies invites applications for its Collaborative HIV-Prevention Research in Minority Communities Program. This program helps scientists/researchers to improve their research programs and obtain additional funding. Participants spend six weeks in San Francisco for three consecutive summers. They receive mentoring from UCSF investigators, $25,000 to conduct their preliminary research, a monthly stipend, and roundtrip airfare. Applicants should be scientists/researchers in tenure-track positions and investigators in research institutes who have not yet obtained R01 funding. Application deadline: January 13, 2006. Contact: M. Margaret Dolcini, Program Director, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, UCSF; email pdolcini@psg.ucsf.edu; www.caps.ucsf.edu/capsweb/projects/minorityindex.html.

In the News

Carl L. Bankston III was interviewed on Boston’s National Public Radio program Here and Now regarding hurricane displaced students and school segregation on September 19, 2005. He was also quoted on the influence of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans culture in the October 17 issue of Newsday.

Wayne Brekhus, University of Missouri-Columbia, was quoted in a September 6 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article on real estate agents reaching out to gay homebuyers in the suburbs.

Lee Clarke, Rutgers University, was interviewed on the October 16 episode of ABC’s World News Weekend to discuss disasters and his book Worst Cases. He also discussed his new book on an October 6, 2005 KUCI radio show. Clarke was interviewed on Australian Radio National’s Saturday Breakfast on November 5 on disaster management.

Obie Clayton, Morehouse College, and Norval Glenn, University of Texas, were cited for their research on African Americans, health, and marriage in an October 24 Washington Post article.

Diane E. Davis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was interviewed by The Los Angeles Times, the international edition of The Miami Herald, and the BBC World News concerning her research on the long-term political and urban impacts of Mexico City’s 1985 earthquake.

Mathieu Deflem, University of South Carolina, participated in a radio debate on the Brian Lehrer Show, New York Public Radio, about the de-metaphoring of the “war on terror,” July 26. He was also quoted in an article on global security in Federal Computer Week, August 29, 2005.

Peter Dreier, Occidental College, wrote an article on October 18 for Tompaine.com on “The Mansion Subsidy.”

Troy Duster, New York University, was profiled in an October 18 New York Times article.

Kathryn Edin, University of Pennsylvania, Maria Kefalas, St. Joseph’s University, and Elijah Anderson, University of Pennsylvania, were the topic of an October 7, 2005, Chronicle of Higher Education article regarding a dispute over whether sufficient credit is given in Edin and Kefalas’ new book on motherhood, to Anderson’s past research, which is cited in the book.

Morten Ender, United States Military Academy at West Point, was quoted in the Washington Post on November 4 on U.S. military recruitment in rural regions of the country and social motivations of enlistment. He was also quoted in an October 26 issue of the New York Times reporting on the milestone of 2,000 dead U.S. service members with the war in Iraq and the impact on military families regarding a sustained war.

Paula England, Stanford University, Paul D. Allison, University of Pennsylvania, and Victor M. Lidz, Drexel University, are quoted in an October 7 Chronicle of Higher Education article regarding a dispute over whether sufficient credit is given in Edin and Kefalas’ new book on motherhood, to colleague Elijah Anderson’s past research, which is cited in the book.

Kerry Ferris, Northern Illinois University, was quoted in the Rockford Register-Star on August 7 in an article on the members of “Generation X” turning 40.

Bruce Fuller, University of California-Berkeley, was quoted in a November 1 New York Times article for his research on preschool centers’ influence of on children’s development.

Donna Gaines was quoted in a Wall Street Journal interview on the Ramones legacy on September 8 and interviewed on KSFS radio on October 17.

Steven Gold, Michigan State University, was quoted in an August 23 Baltimore Sun article about Russian immigrants in Baltimore.

David Grazian, University of Pennsylvania, was interviewed on the October 18 Kojo Nmandi’s Computer Guys show on National Public Radio’s WAMU about his study on mobile technology, such as iPods, and civic participation.

Lynda Lytle Holmstrom was quoted and her research (with colleagues) on the college application process was cited in a September/October Psychology Today article on social class and parenting.

Gavin W. Hougham, The John A. Hartford Foundation, was quoted extensively in the September/October 2005 issue of Science & Spirit magazine on Japanese robotic dolls and assistive devices for the elderly.

Tomas R. Jiménez, University of California-San Diego, wrote an op-ed for the November 4 edition of The San Diego Union-Tribune on “Immigration Reform and the Latino Vote.”

Jerome Karabel, University of California, had his book, The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, reviewed in the Washington Post on October 30 and in the Boston Globe on October 9. He also did an online chat about his book on the Washingtonpost.com on November 1.

Sara McLanahan, Princeton University, is quoted in an October 7 Chronicle of Higher Education article regarding a dispute over whether sufficient credit is given in Edin and Kefalas’ new book on motherhood, to colleague Elijah Anderson’s past research, which is cited in the book.

Kinuthia Macharia, American University, is quoted in an October 24 CNN.com story about the growing Ethiopian population in Washington, DC.

Robert Manning, Rochester Institute of Technology, was quoted in Jane Bryant Quinn’s September 12 financial advice column in Newsweek. He also debated a credit card spokesperson on CNBC’s Power Lunch on October 5 regarding credit card industry policies and practices and consumer credit card debt.

Brian Martinson, Health Partners Research Foundation, and colleagues from the University of Minnesota published a Commentary in the June 9 issue of Nature documenting substantial levels of scientific misbehavior based on a survey of National Institutes of Health-funded scientists. The article was picked up by AP and UPI news wires, original news articles about the commentary appeared in news outlets, including: Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, The Chronicle of Higher Education, San Francisco Chronicle, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Baltimore Sun, the New York Times, The Economist, and Le Monde. Martinson was also interviewed by National Public Radio affiliate stations, WCPN, and KNOW.

Phyllis Moen, University of Minnesota, was cited for her research on marital quality and retirement in the Journal of Marriage and Family in the October 25 Washington Post.

Roby Page, Radford University, had his new book, Bike Week at Daytona Beach: Bad Boys and Fancy Toys, featured in the October 21 Chronicle of Higher Education “End Paper” section.

H. Wesley Perkins, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, was quoted about how most Canadian college and university students overestimate drinking levels of their peers and the importance of educating them about actual norms in a September 6 story in The National Post. He was quoted about his recently published study of more than 70,000 U.S. college students and their misperceptions of norms in several university newspapers in September, including The Daily Princetonian, The Daily Tar Heel, The Hoya, and The Harvard Crimson. He was quoted about underage drinking in the Kansas City Star on September 30 and his York College lecture about using a social norms approach to reduce high risk behavior was reported in the October 7 edition of the York Daily Record.

J. Steven Picou, University of South Alabama, was interviewed on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation syndicated program Morning Coffee on October 7, on WKRG-TV on October 27, and was quoted in the Mobile Register on October 3 about Hurricane Katrina.

Dudley L. Poston, Jr. and Karen S. Glover, both of Texas A&M University, had their research on marriage market implications of gender imbalances in China written up in news stories and media releases published in July and August of 2005 in newspapers in Brazil, China, England, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Portugal, Qatar, South Africa, Switzerland, and the United States.

Chris Rhomberg, Yale University, was quoted in an article in the October 22 New York Times on the opening of a park in West Oakland to commemorate the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.

John P. Robinson, University of Maryland-College Park, was quoted in an October 27 New York Times article on the amount of free time Americans spent watching television.

Paul Roman, University of Georgia, was quoted in an October 9 New York Times article about contradictions in American social policies toward alcohol use and alcohol abuse.

Robert J.S. Ross, Clark University, had his letter to the editor correcting a reference to the “bread and roses” slogan during strikes appear in the November 7 The Nation.

Laurie Schaffner, University of Illinois-Chicago, was quoted in the October 21 Chicago Defender from her testimony to a recent Cook County Commission hearing on girls’ violence.

Pepper Schwartz, University of Washington, was noted in the September 2005 issue of Health magazine.

David R. Segal, University of Maryland, was interviewed by CBS News (June 27) regarding reserve military service as a “back door draft,” and on the Voice of America on American military manpower policy (July 12). He was quoted in Berfal in March on the role of the National Guard in Iraq, in the Chicago Tribune (May 12) on community size and military participation, in The Morning Call (May 20) on a one-day halt in Army recruiting in the wake of recruiting scandals, and in USA Today (May 20) on women in combat in Iraq. He was quoted in the Baltimore Sun (June 11) and the Taipei Times (June 13) regarding the Army’s recruiting problems, in the Saginaw News (June 14) regarding the National Guard, in the Baltimore Sun (July 27) on allegations of misconduct by a National Guard unit in Iraq, in the Dallas Morning News (Aug. 2) and the Macon Telegraph (Aug. 5) regarding the decline in African-American Army recruits, and in the Topeka Capital-Journal (Aug. 9) on conflict between states and the federal government over control over the National Guard. He was quoted in the Baltimore Sun (Aug. 14) regarding employer support for the National Guard and in the San Francisco Chronicle on military recruiting, in the Harrisburg Patriot-News (Aug. 15) on differences in public reactions to the Iraq War and World War II, in the New York Times (Aug. 15) on the Army’s enlistment bonus system, and in the Washington Post (Aug. 22) on socioeconomic biases in recruitment. He was quoted in the Newark Star-Ledger (Aug.) 31 and in Salon magazine (Sept. 1) regarding National Guard members whose homes were hit by Hurricane Katrina, in the Baltimore Sun (Sept. 20) on the possible overextension of the National Guard, and in the New York Times on military recruiting advertising during a war.

Arland Thornton, University of Michigan, was featured in an October 9 Washington Post article about his research on the history of nuclear family structures.

John P. Walsh, University of Illinois-Chicago, wrote a “Policy Forum” article in the September 23 issue of Science based on a project he did for the National Academy of Sciences that examined patents’ effects on biomedical researchers’ access to research materials.

Barry Wellman, University of Toronto, had his research on connected lives and networked individualism featured in the Toronto Star on October 9.

Julia Wrigley, CUNY-Graduate Center, was quoted in the November 1 New York Times for her research article on safety in childcare (written with Joanna Dreby) that appeared in the American Sociological Review. Her research was also the subject of a November 1 Wall Street Journal article on childcare safety.

Robert Wuthnow, Princeton University, had his book, America and the Challenges of Religious Diversity, reviewed in the October 2 New York Times Book Review.

David Yamane, Wake Forest University, was quoted in the October 2005 Science and Theology News on spirituality among scientists.

Competitions

Gypsy Lore Society Young Scholar’s Prize in Romani Studies. The Gypsy Lore Society established the Gypsy Lore Society Young Scholar’s Prize in Romani Studies for the best unpublished paper by a young scholar on a topic in Gypsy and Traveler Studies. The prize is a cash award of $500. The winning paper will be published in an issue of the journal Romani Studies. Deadline is October 30, 2006. Interested scholars should submit four copies of the paper along with an abstract (no longer than 250 words) and a cover sheet with the title of the paper, the author’s name, affiliation, mailing address, email address, telephone and fax numbers, date of entrance into an appropriate graduate program or of awarding of the PhD, and social security number, if the author has one. Your name should appear on the cover sheet only. Send to: Katalin Kovalcsik, Gypsy Lore Society Prize Competition, Institute of Musicology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Pf 28, H-1250 Budapest, Hungary.

Holeberg International Memorial Prize 2006 for outstanding scholarly work in the fields of the arts and humanities, social science, law, and theology. The Holberg prize aims to increase society’s awareness of the value of research. Nomination deadline: February 15, 2006. Contact: Bodil Kjelstrup at +47 55 58 69 92; email info@holbergprize.no; www.holbergprize.no.

Section on Peace, War and Social Conflict of the ASA announces the 2006 Peace, War and Social Conflict Graduate Student Fellowships. The awards will be made to two graduate students in the form of fellowships that will pay their ASA and Peace, War and Social Conflict Section membership fees for one year. Fellows will be asked to contribute a research note on their own work or a brief book review on a work related to human rights for publication in the section newsletter. Interested graduate students should send a one-page letter of application describing their interests in the sociology of peace, war and social conflict; their contact information including email, phone, and institutional affiliation; and a letter of nomination from one professor (sent under separate cover). Preference will be given to first-time members. Deadline: February 15, 2006. Contact: Daniel Egan, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, 850 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA 01854; email Daniel_Egan@uml.edu.

Section on Peace, War, and Social Conflict of the ASA invites undergraduate and graduate students to submit a paper on any topic related to the sociology of peace, war, military institutions, or social conflict for the 2006 Elise M. Boulding Student Paper Award competition. Two awards are offered, one for the best graduate-level (masters or doctoral) paper, and one for the best undergraduate paper. The winners in both categories will each receive $150 toward the cost of travel to the 2006 ASA meeting, where they will be able to present their papers. Deadline: April 15, 2006. Contact: Daniel Egan, Elise M. Boulding Student Paper Award Committee, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, 850 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA 01854; email Daniel_Egan@uml.edu.

Stockholm Prize in Criminology. The Swedish Ministry of Justice has announced an annual, international prize in criminology for research or research applications that help to reduce human misery and increase human rights. Award of at least one million Swedish Kroner will be given. For more information, visit www.criminologyprize.com.

Summer Programs

Crime and Justice Summer Research Institute, Broadening Perspectives and Participation. Criminal Justice Research Center, Ohio State University. July 10-27, 2006. The Institute is designed to promote successful research projects and careers among scholars from under-represented groups working in areas of crime and criminal justice. Participants will be provided with necessary resources for completing research that is already on-going and will work with senior faculty mentors in their areas of study. Expenses for travel to Ohio, living, and local transportation will be provided. Deadline: February 10, 2006. For more information, visit cjrc.osu.edu/summerinstitute. Contact: cjrcinstitute@osu.edu.

NEH Summer Seminar 2006, The Seven Deadly Sins as Cultural Constructions in the Middle Ages. Darwin College, University of Cambridge. July 17 – August 18, 2006. This seminar will examine the cultural construction of moral thought in the Middle Ages using the categories of the Seven Deadly Sins, critically review recent scholarship on the sins, and make maximum use of the unique manuscript, research, and human resources available in Cambridge. Participants will receive a stipend of $3,600. Contact: Richard G. Newhauser, Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, Trinity University, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78212-7200; email rnewhaus@trinity.edu; www.trinity.edu/rnewhaus/neh2006/index.htm. Deadline: March 1, 2006.

NSF Summer Institute for Undergraduates in Hazards and Disaster Research. The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware funding to establish a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site to provide hands-on research training and mentoring on the social science aspects of disasters. All transportation and lodging expenses will be covered for the student participants, who will also receive a generous stipend for the summer. The 2006 summer program will begin on June 5. Deadline: February 1. Visit online for more information: www.udel.edu/DRC.

New Programs

American University announces a new concentration in Professional Sociology within the Master of Arts in Sociology. The Professional MA concentration, which begins in Fall 2006, is designed to provide students with training to use theories and methods of sociology in a wide range of work settings, including social activism and advocacy. For additional information, contact: Douglas Klayman, Program Coordinator, (240) 235-6207; email klayman@american.edu or, or Sandra Linden, (202) 885-2475; slinden@american.edu or visit american.edu/cas/sociology/mapsc/.

Members' New Books

Joyce Apsel, New York University, editor, Darfur: Genocide Before Our Eyes, (Institute for the Study of Genocide, 2005).

Kevin Bales, Roehampton University-London and Free the Slaves, Understanding Global Slavery (University of California Press, 2005).

Frank D. Bean, University of California, and Gillian Stevens, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, America’s Newcomers and the Dynamics of Diversity (Russell Sage, 2005).

Lynne Chaucer, Fordham University, High-Profile Crimes (University of Chicago Press, 2005).

Karen S. Cook, Stanford University, Russell Hardin, New York University, and Margaret Levi, University of Washington-Seattle, Cooperation Without Trust (Russell Sage, 2005).

Anthony Cortese, Southern Methodist University, Opposing Hate Speech (Greenwood Publishing Group (Praeger), 2006).

Vaneeta D’Andrea, City University, and David Gosling, University of Plymouth, Improving Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Open University Press, 2005).

Penny Edgell, University of Minnesota, Religion and Family in a Changing Society (Princeton University Press, 2005).

Cynthia Fuchs Epstein and Anne L. Kalleberg, both of CUNY-Graduate Center, editors, Families That Work (Russell Sage, 2005).

William Feigelman and Yih-Jin Young, Nassau Community College, Hands On Sociology, 3rd Edition (Allyn and Bacon, 2006).

John Foran, University of California-Santa Barbara, Taking Power: On the Origins of Third World Revolutions (Cambridge University Press, 2005).

James Hawdon, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Drug and Alcohol Consumption as Functions of Social Structure: A Cross Cultural Sociology (Mellen Publishing Company, 2005).

Philip N. Howard, University of Washington, New Media Campaigns and the Managed Citizen (Cambridge University Press, 2005).

Diana Kendall, Baylor University, Framing Class: Media Representations of Wealth and Poverty in America (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005).

James W. Loewen, Catholic University, Sundown Towns (The New Press, 2005).

Larry V. Hedges, University of Chicago, and Barbara Schneider, Alfred P. Sloan Center on Parents, Children, and Work, The Social Organization of Schooling (Russell Sage, 2005).

Patrick Nolan and Gerhard Lenski, Human Societies: An Introduction to Macrosociology, Turkish edition (Babil Yayinlari Publishers, 2005).

Joel Perlmann, Bard College, and Mary C. Waters, Harvard University, editors, The New Race Question (Russell Sage, 2005).

Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Ellen Ernst Kossek, and Stephen Sweet, The Work and Family Handbook: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Methods and Approaches (Lawrence Erlbaum, 2006).

Harriet B. Presser, University of Maryland, Working in a 24/7 Economy (Russell Sage, 2005).

Tom Scheff, University of California-Santa Barbara, Goffman Unbound: A New Paradigm for Social and Behavioral Science (Paradigm Publishers, 2006).

Thomas M. Shapiro, Brandeis University, and Edward N. Wolff, New York University, editors, Assets for the Poor (Russell Sage, 2005).

Zoltan Tarr and Judith T. Marcus, editors, Werner J. Cahnman: Deutsche Juden. Ihre Geschichte und Soziologie (Dampfboot Verlag, 2005).

Veronica Jaris Tichenor, SUNY-Institute of Technology, Earning More and Getting Less: Why Successful Wives Can’t Buy Equality (Rutgers University Press, 2005).

Robert A. Stebbins, University of Calgary, Challenging Mountain Nature: Risk, Motive, and Lifestyle in Three Hobbyist Sports (Detselig, 2005).

Peter F. Vallone, Sr., Learning to Govern: My Life in New York Politics, From Hell Gate to City Hall (Chaucer Press, 2005).

David Yamane, Wake Forest University, The Catholic Church in State Politics (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005).\

People

Jo Marie Dohoney, Southwestern Minnesota State, has joined the Mount Mercy College Department of Sociology as assistant professor.

David Featherman, University of Michigan, has made a transition from Director of the Institute for Social Research to the Director of the Center for Advancing Research and Solutions for Society.

James Jackson, University of Michigan, was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His research looks at the role of race, culture, and ethnicity in social behaviors and physical and mental health.

Brian Martinson, Health Partners Research Foundation, was recently awarded a $450,000 R01 grant funded by the DHHS Office of Research Integrity for a two-year study of organizational justice, identity, and research integrity among academic scientists in the United States.

Patrick Nolan has been nominated for the Electorate Nominating Committee of the Social, Economic, and Political Sciences section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

M. Dwayne Smith, University of South Florida, formerly Chair of the Department of Criminology, has been appointed Vice Provost for Faculty and Program Development.

Other Organizations

Southern California Theory Group brings together scholars interested in exploring recent work in sociological theory. Faculty and graduate students in the region, or visiting the area, are invited to take part in monthly meetings in South Pasadena. Others are welcomed to suggest readings for future meetings. Contact: Ellis Godard, egodard@csun.edu or David Boyns, david.boyns@csun.edu. www.socaltheory.org.

Awards

Wendell Bell, Yale University, received the 2005 Outstanding Alumnus Award for the College of Social Sciences from the California State University-Fresno.

William Feigelman and Yih-Jin Young, Nassau Community College, won first prize for their book Hands On Sociology, 3rd Edition (Allyn and Bacon, 2006) in the competition held at the University of Michigan’s Inter-university Consortium for Social and Political Research. The work was judged as the “Best Instructional Module or Instructional Innovation in the Social Sciences and Social Science History.”

Jacques Henry and Carl L. Bankston III’s, book Blue Collar Bayou: Louisiana Cajuns and the New Economy of Ethnicity (Praeger, 2002) received the Stanford Lyman Distinguished Book Award for 2005 from the Mid-South Sociological Association.

Meg Wilkes Karraker, University of St. Thomas-St. Paul, received the Aquinas Scholars Professor of the Year Award for 2004-2005.

Eric Klinenberg, New York University, received a Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. His project will be on “Local Media in a Digital Age.”

Robert J.S. Ross’s book, Slaves to Fashion: Poverty and Abuse in the New Sweatshops, has been named among the “noteworthy books in industrial relations and labor economics 2004” by the Industrial Relations Section of the Princeton University Firestone Library.

Susan Smith-Cunnien, University of St. Thomas-St. Paul, is Sociologists of Minnesota’s Distinguished Sociologist for 2005.

James J. Willis, University of Massachusetts-Boston, and Stephen D. Mastrofski, George Mason University, were awarded a one-year $280,000 Office of Community-Oriented Policing Services’ grant for their project, “COMPSTAT and Community Policing: Taking Advantage of Compatibilities and Dealing with Conflicts.”

Jiping Zuo, St. Cloud State University, was recently awarded a two-year ($139,953) National Science Foundation grant to conduct fieldwork in China on “Understanding Married Women’s Domestic Role Orientation in Urban China: The Role of the Changing Workplace.”

Deaths

Leo Bogart, New York University and Columbia University, died October 15 at the age of 84.

Joseph Gittler, Duke University and George Mason, died at his home at the age of 93.

Mary Rose Holley, Montclair State University, died on October 20, 2005.

Obituaries

Henry L. Lennard
(1923–2005)

Henry L. Lennard, social psychologist, medical sociologist, and urban scholar died in Venice, Italy, June 23rd. He was 81.

Born in Vienna in 1923, he came to New York in 1939 as a poor refugee. At 19, he was already publishing articles in professional journals such as the Psychiatric Quarterly. He received a BA (College of the City of New York, 1945), MS (New York University, 1949), and PhD (Columbia University, 1955).

Fascinated by Talcott Parsons’ observations about mutuality and quality of interaction and response he studied human interaction, its forms and functions, its benevolent or malevolent character. He was the author of 14 books dealing with social interaction in numerous contexts and under varied conditions.

In the Anatomy of Psychotherapy (1960), reflecting both social science and psychodynamic perspectives he revealed the “interactional trajectory” between analyst and patient. He filmed and analyzed interaction within the family, reported in Patterns in Human Interaction (1970), to observe who is paying attention to whom, who follows up on another’s comment.

In 1962, in recognition of his groundbreaking research, the National Institute of Mental Health awarded him the lifetime Research Career Scientist Award. The award, which guaranteed his salary at any university, permitted him to move from Columbia University to the University of California (UC) and gave him the freedom to pursue whatever research interested him.

At UC Department of Psychiatry, he created the Family Study Station to continue his studies of family interaction, and to follow up on his participation in the early studies of LSD he created the Center for the Study of Drugs and Behavior to examine drug use and the quality of interaction.

This led to his concern that psychiatric patients under long-term psychoactive drug treatment were not only less able to participate in interaction, but were also permanently damaged with Parkinson-like movements of lips and tongue, hands and fingers. Despite vehement denials from the pharmaceutical industry Henry persevered in raising awareness of this drug side effect in his book Mystification and Drug Misuse (1972), and multiple articles.

The psychoactive drugs were eventually discontinued for long-term treatment. This courageous exposé of drug side effects was a major contribution to patient well-being and consumer rights.

He was offered, and declined, research facilities within the pharmaceutical industry, and soon found the Research Career Scientist award, and with it his Professorship at UC withdrawn.

He returned to New York as a Senior Researcher at the Center for Policy Research where he organized conferences on “Ethics of Health Care” (1977, 1978); and to the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy.

While teaching at Yeshiva University he also consulted for psychiatric hospitals, focusing attention again on therapeutic aspects of human interaction as a whole. This culminated in an innovative study of High Point Hospital. “The Psychiatric Hospital.” In paying attention to all interaction experienced by the patient – not only within the professional role structure of patient/therapist – he redefined therapeutic work to include “attentional work,” “informational work,” “trust work”, etc.

He turned his attention away from pathological interaction to the study of social interaction in public that increased well-being. He believed, like urban scholar Lewis Mumford, that “the greatest function of the city is to encourage the greatest possible number of meetings, encounters, challenges, between varied persons and groups, providing… a stage upon which the drama of social life may be enacted.”

In Public Life in Urban Places (1984), Lennard could see that one of the most important factors in city livability was the quality of face-to-face interaction in the city’s public spaces. At that time no other social scientist had paid serious attention to this, except Goffman. Lennard was unique in his ability to see and understand the unfolding drama of social life, the ebb and flow of conversations, the qualities of love and interest and caring, or of disinterest and self-involvement displayed on the street. He continued to examine social interaction in multifunctional urban places in Livable Cities Observed (1994), which revealed its essential functions for community, socialization, and social health.

In 1985 in Venice, he co-founded the International Making Cities Livable Conferences to bring together mayors, city officials, urban planners, architects, and social scientists from around the world to draw attention to these issues and to influence in urban planning. Since then, these conferences have been held twice a year in the United States and Europe.

Lennard’s work grew out of a deep sense of ethics—a belief that the most important thing in life is how people act towards each other, the respect and interest they show each other, and the degree to which they care for someone who is suffering or in need.

Most recently, in The Forgotten Child (2000), he again challenged invested interests to speak out on behalf of a population unable to fight for themselves, young people. He believed that the ramifications of this work were even more far reaching than his work on psychoactive drugs.

Influenced by his childhood experiences in Nazi Vienna, he sought ways to protect those who could not protect themselves, such as psychiatric patients and children. In the end his compassion and great heartedness placed too heavy a burden on him. He died of a greatly enlarged heart during the 20th Anniversary of the International Making Cities Livable Conferences.

Henry L. Lennard’s intellectual brilliance, compassion, and insights into the human condition have inspired scholars and professionals from fields such as social psychology, medical sociology, psychiatry, and family therapy as well as city leaders, architects and urban planners. His death is mourned by his many colleagues and friends around the world.

Suzanne Lennard

John Kenneth Morland
(1916-2005)

John Kenneth Morland, a man of remarkable intellect, moral courage, and grace, was born on July 4, 1916 in Huntsville, Alabama. He earned a BS from Birmingham-Southern College in 1938 and was later named a Distinguished Alumnus. He completed a Bachelor of Divinity at Yale in 1943 and was ordained a Congregational church minister.

He taught middle school in Hunan province during and after World War II as part of the Yale-in-China program, where he developed an anthropological sensitivity, an abiding interest in Asia, and close friendships with his students, with whom he maintained lifelong contact through letters.

In 1950, he received his PhD from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, in a program that combined anthropology and sociology. He thought of himself fully as a sociologist, and equally fully as an anthropologist, and was active in both fields during his career and into retirement. His dissertation, Millways of Kent, focused on the life and culture of mill workers in a Southern town. It reflected what were to be enduring themes of Ken’s life and work: his commitment to objectivity and understanding as the highest goals of social science, and his unwavering belief that sociology and anthropology could make a difference in the lives of marginalized and disadvantaged people.

He taught at William and Mary (1949-1953), and then came to Randolph-Macon Woman’s College to teach sociology and anthropology and to serve as chair of the department until his retirement in 1987. He was designated the Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, one of the first Randolph-Macon faculty to hold an endowed chair. He conducted comparative studies of racial and ethnic awareness in Hong Kong as a Fulbright Scholar, teaching at The Chinese University from 1966-1967 and collaborating with Chinese scholars at Taiwan Normal University.

In addition to Millways of Kent, he wrote or co-authored five books, more than thirty articles in scholarly journals, and innumerable book reviews, many of them focusing on racial perceptions and identity of children in racially stratified societies. The titles of his articles (“Race Awareness among American and Hong Kong Chinese Children,” “Racial Recognition by Nursery School Children in Lynchburg Virginia,” and “Educational and Occupational Aspirations of Mill and Town School Children in a Southern Community”) testify to his conviction that social theory and social research were important.

His studies were among the body of research that showed racially separated public facilities to be intrinsically unequal, leading to the Supreme Court decision overturning racial segregation. He gave expert testimony in the Brown v. Board of Education litigation, working with Thurgood Marshall among others. In the 1950s, he served on the NAACP Committee of Consultants formed by the Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and studied the failures of desegregation efforts in in two southern counties. He was a mediator in Selma during struggles to assure voting rights for African Americans in his native Alabama, and was a founder of the Lynchburg chapter of the Virginia Council on Human Relations, a biracial organization which attracted a great deal of animosity from some whites during those difficult years. Ken later recalled walking into the office of Randolph Macon’s president, Bill Quillian, one day as Bill was putting a letter into an overflowing file. Bill said mildly, “I just got another complaint about you.” At that time, Ken had had a small cross burned on his lawn. When his wife, Margaret “Martee” Ward, was asked what she did while Ken was busy with his teaching, research, and community activities, she said, “Somebody had to stay home and answer the crank calls.” She also raised their three daughters and became the Poet Laureate of Virginia, accomplishments in which Ken took great pride.

Ken struggled to stay abreast of new developments in his teaching areas, and he gave attention to his many students during years of record enrollments in sociology and anthropology.

Bill was unfailingly good-natured. He appeared to enjoy every aspect of his daily round and carried himself with the same affable dignity in every situation. He had a ready wit. When he died, on May 22, 2005, many remembered a quotation from Spinoza he displayed in his office: “I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them.” To some, this might have been a prescription for detachment. To Ken, it was not only the credo at the heart of his scholarly work, but a platform for generous, sympathetic, and reasoned engagement with the world. With singleness of purpose and unusual success, he sought to increase our understanding of ourselves, our social relationships, and our societies. His efforts were an inspiration to those who knew him, and contributed to social changes for which all can be grateful. <