Sharon Lee's name was erroneously submitted by the Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities as one of the signatories of a letter in Public Forum in the November Footnotes.
Call for Papers
21st Annual Arkansas Undergraduate Sociology and Anthropology Symposium, April 14, 2000, The Mills Center, Hendrix College, Conway, AR. Abstracts due: March 31, 2000. Please include complete title, name of presenter(s), and name of your college or university, and send to: James R. Bruce, Sociology/Anthropology Department, Box 3398, Hendrix College, 1600 Washington Avenue, Conway, AR 72032-3080; (501) 450-1307; fax (501) 450-1400; e-mail email@example.com.
The California Sociological Association will hold its 2000 Annual Meeting at the historic Mission Inn, Riverside, CA, October 20-21, 2000. Theme: "The Uses of Sociology." Submit paper or session ideas to the program chair: Jonathan H. Turner, Department of Sociology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521; e-mail Jonathan.Turner@ucr.edu.
4th Annual University of California-Los Angeles/Center for Language, Interaction and Culture (CLIC) Conference, May 18-20, 2000, University of California-Los Angeles. Papers should address topics at the intersection of language, interaction, and culture, and data should consist of naturally occurring behavior. Potential methods include, but are not limited to, conversation analysis, discourse analysis, and ethnographic methods. Three copies of submitted abstracts must be received no later than February 14, 2000. All submissions should be mailed to: CLIC Graduate Student Association, University of California-Los Angeles, Department of Applied Linguistics, P.O. Box 951531, 3300 Rolfe Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1531; e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. <www.humnet.ucla.edu/humnet/al/clic/>.
Central Pennsylvania Consortium Women's Studies Conference, March 25, 2000, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA. Theme: "Women as Agents of Change." Proposals must be received by January 28, 2000. You will receive notification by the middle of February 2000. Send proposals to Molly Seidel, Executive Assistant, Central Pennsylvania Consortium, Franklin and Marshall College, P.O. 3003, Lancaster PA 17604-3003; fax: 717-399-4518; email email@example.com.
International Visual Sociology Association, 2000 Annual Conference, July 15-19, 2000, Salt Institute for Documentary Field Studies, Portland, ME. Theme: "The Image in Field Work: Assessing Traditions and Envisioning Futures." Deadline for papers: March 31, 2000. To obtain registration materials contact: Nancy Allen, Box WAK, Wheaton College, Norton, MA 02766; (508) 286-3650; Fax (508) 286-3640; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
8th International Social Justice Research Conference, September 18-21, 2000, Tel Aviv, Israel. Papers for oral or poster presentation should be submitted by March 15, 2000. Abstracts can be submitted to: Dahlia Moore, Department of Behavioral Studies, College of Management, 7 Y. Rabin Avenue, Rishon Letzion, 75190 Israel; e-mail to email@example.com. See <www.colman.ac.il/behave/justice2000> for more details.
Society for the Study of Social Problems, Annual Meeting, August 11-13, 2000, Stouffer Renaissance Hotel, Washington, DC. Submissions are invited for papers and proposals for Law and Society sponsored sessions. Deadline: January 31, 2000. Contact: A. Javier Treviño, Department of Sociology, Wheaton College, Norton, MA 02766; (508) 265-3656; fax (508) 285-8270; e-mail JTREVINO@WHEATONMA.EDU.
Society for Applied Sociology and Sociological Practice Association, 2000 Annual Meeting, August 10-13, 2000, Hyatt Regency Bethesda, Washington, DC. Theme: "Unity 2000." Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2000. For further information about submitting a proposal, contact: Society for Applied Sociology, Baylor University, Center for Community Research and Development (CCRD), P.O. Box 97131, Waco, TX 76798-7131; (254) 710-3811 <www.appliedsoc.org>.
Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) 50th Annual Conference, August 11-13, 2000, Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC. Theme: "Inventing Social Justice: SSSP and the 21st Century." Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2000. Complete papers, abstracts, or two to three page outlines should be sent to each Program Committee Co-Chair: JoAnn L. Miller, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN 47907; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; and Earl Wysong, Department of Sociology, Indiana University-Kokomo, Kokomo, IN 46902; e-mail email@example.com.
Latin American Perspectives is planning a special issue on Asian Migrations to Latin America. Papers can address historical or contemporary issues, and may be either comparative or focused on one ethnic group or country. Please send five copies of the manuscript to: Managing Editor, Latin American Perspectives, P.O. Box 5703, Riverside, CA 92517-5703.
Volume on Religion and Social Construction of "Race" in the Americas. This projected volume will explore: (1) how the shifting categories of race and religion have defined, and been defined by, relations of power and inequality; (2) how racial and religious identities shape the everyday lives and political struggles of selected movements and communities; and (3) how racialized and marginalized communities use religious discourses to negotiate or contest the persistent power of "race" and racisms in societies structured by inequality. Work in history, ethnography, cultural studies and sociology welcomed. Please send abstracts or inquiries by March 15 to: Elizabeth McAlister, Department of Religion, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; Henry Goldschmidt, 344 Dean St., Brooklyn, NY 11217; e-mail email@example.com.
Research in Urban Sociology, Volume Seven: "Urban Redevelopment". We expect publication in the fall of 2001, which will require submission of the completed manuscript in May of 2000. If you are interested in contributing to the volume, please contact the guest editor with an abstract of the manuscript or a description of your work. The journal is committed to publishing the very best papers available regardless of substantive area, theoretical perspective, or methodological approach. Contact: Kevin Gotham, Guest Editor, Research in Urban Sociology, Department of Sociology, Tulane University, 220 Newcomb Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Problems. The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) invites manuscripts for its special issue marking the 50th Anniversary of the SSSP. Manuscripts can use any type of data or methodology, and should deal with such topics as the origins, history, character, influence and changes in the association, its annual meetings or its journal. Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2000. Send manuscripts to: John F. Galliher, Editor, Anniversary Issue of Social Problems, Department of Sociology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211; (573) 882-3441; e-mail galliherj@ missouri.edu.
Theory and Science welcomes the submission of papers from practitioners of any scientific discipline whose work comments on the nature of theory, science, and social change. Contact: Timothy McGettigan, Editor, Department of Sociology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109; (336) 758-5447; fax (336) 758-1988. To read the "Editor's Introduction," or for any additional information about the journal, please visit the web address: <www.icaap.org/theoryandscience/>.
March 24-25, 2000. Political Economy of the World-System XXIV Annual Conference, Boston College. Theme: "The Modern World-System in the 20th Century." Contact: Ramón Grosfoguel, Sociology Department, McGuinn Hall 426, Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02167-3807; e-mail: email@example.com.
March 29-April 2, 2000. 12th Annual National Black Graduate Student Conference, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Contact: Gailda Pitre, Vice President for Conference Affairs, c/o Anita Price, National Black Graduate Student Association, Center for Academic Enrichment and Excellence, 110 Femoyer Hall (0276), Blacksburg, VA 24061; e-mail NBGSC2000@gwmadison.wisc.edu; <http://info.gradsch.wisc.edu/nbgsc/http://info.gradsch.wisc.edu/nbgsc/>.
March 31-April 2, 2000. Feminist Expo 2000, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD. Contact: The Feminist Majority Foundation, 1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 801, Arlington, VA 22209; (703) 522-2214; fax (703) 522-2219; e-mail xNBGSC2000@gwmadison.wisc.edu. <www.feminist.org>.
April 8, 2000. 27th Annual Western Anthropology/Sociology Undergraduate Research Conference, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA. Contact: Shawn Ginwright, Anthropology/Sociology Department, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA 95053.
April 13-16, 2000. International Gender and Language Association (IGALA) First Conference, Stanford University, CA. Contact: First IGALA Conference, Department of Linguistics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2150; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. edu. <www-linguistics.stanford.edu/Conferences/igala/>.
April 14, 2000. State University of New York-Albany Conference, SUNY-Albany Campus Center Assembly Hall. Theme: "Restorative Justice: Healing Harms and Preventing Violence Among Youth." Contact: School of Criminal Justice, SUNY-Albany, 135 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12222; James Acker, (518) 442-5317; e-mail email@example.com; Dennis Sullivan, (518) 765-2468; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 17-20, 2000. British Sociological Association Annual Conference, University of York. Theme: "Making Time/Marking Time." Contact: 2000 BSA Conference, British Sociological Association, Unit 3F/G, Mountjoy Research Centre, Stockton Road, Durham, DH1 3UR, United Kingdom; (0191) 383-0839; fax (0191) 383-0782; e-mail Conference2k@britsoc.org.uk.
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) invites applications for research program project grants to conduct research on racial and ethnic disparities in health that are amenable to improvements in health services. Projects funded under this Request for Applications (RFA) will build on previous research that has identified disparities in access to, and utilization, quality and outcomes of health care services and the excess burdens of illness and death for Blacks/African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders compared to the United States non-minority population. Projects funded by AHCPR will analyze causes and contributing factors for the inequalities that are related to the delivery and practice of health care, and identify and implement strategies to eliminate them. Further information can be found at <http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-00-003.html>.
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) will administer in 2000-2001, for the eighth straight year, the AARP Andrus Foundation graduate scholarship and fellowship program in gerontology and aging studies. Three fellowships for $15,000 each will be awarded for one year to doctoral-level students in gerontology or aging studies. The equivalent of five full-year scholarships for $7,000 each will be awarded to master's-level students in gerontology and will be available for either half-year or full-year study. Once again, two scholarships are designated specifically for master's level students who are pursuing terminal master's degrees or pre-doctoral study in applied gerontology (i.e., in areas such as social work, nursing, or administration). Gerontology faculty is invited to nominate graduate students for these awards. Nomination packets must be postmarked by February 4, 2000. Further information about this program and copies of the application forms may be obtained from: Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, 1030 15th Street NW, Suite 240, Washington, DC 20005-1503; (202) 289-9806; <www.aghe.org>.
North Carolina State University. The Economics Graduate Program and the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the Department of Economics at are pleased to announce the availability of two United States Department of Agriculture National Needs Fellowships for PhD study. The program of study will focus on forest products issues including marketing, management, environmental issues, policy, and resource economics. The fellowships provide an annual stipend of $22,000 and include full tuition and health benefits. The Fellowship appointment is for three years. Additional support is available for Fellows after the three year period. The program of study includes internship opportunities with the U.S. Forest Service. For more information or application materials, contact: Jim Easley, e-mail email@example.com; or Barry Goodwin, e-mail barry_goodwin@ ncsu.edu.
Radcliffe Public Policy Center is pleased to announce a new stipended fellowship program. Each year, the Center appoints a small number of people to serve as research and public policy fellows, whose work is essential to the Centers growth and influence. All Fellows projects primarily relate to one of the Centers themes, "Work and the Economy" and "Science, Gender, and Society." The fellowship offers an affiliation of one or more academic years with the Radcliffe Public Policy Center, which permits access to all of Radcliffe and Harvard University's facilities and services. During their tenure, fellows conduct research, present their work in the Centers Research Policy Seminar Series, contact the media about their own work and other Center projects, serve as consultants and on panels, and contribute to Center planning and publications. Fellows gather each month with Center staff and student assistants to share works in progress and discuss general research and policy topics. Office space and supplies, as well as access to a telephone, fax machine, computer, and the Internet are offered to each fellow. Additionally, each fellow has the opportunity to apply for student research assistance. Fellowship term: Beginning September 1, 2000. Application deadline: February 1, 2000. Awards announced: April 2000. Contact: Abby Elmore, Program Coordinator, Radcliffe Public Policy Center, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, 69 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138; (617) 496-3478. For more information about the fellowship program or the Radcliffe Public Policy Center, please check out our website at <www.radcliffe.edu/pubpol>.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is seeking applications to a new $6-million program, Developing Leadership in Reducing Substance Abuse. This program is designed to inspire emerging talent to achieve a new level of creativity, passion, and commitment to the substance abuse field through an intensive three-year mentoring experience, project development, and educational/leadership development opportunities. Ten fellows will be selected in the first program cycle. Fellows are selected based on diversity (ethnicity and gender), area of expertise (alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs), domain (education, advocacy, community development, policy, or policy research), and focus level (national, state, local), as well as the potential they show in the field. The program covers each fellow's learning activities with a leadership development account of $25,000 per year. The deadline for receipt of applications by the national program office is February 25, 2000. For an abstract or the full text of the Call for Applications, visit The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Web site, <www.rwjf.org>. Once at the site, click on "Applying for a Grant," then "List of Open Calls for Proposals."
Rutgers University Program in Mental Health Research has a limited number of postdoctoral traineeships for 2000-01 funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health. The major areas of training are mental health services, systems research, help-seeking processes and psychiatric disorder. Trainees receive between $20,292 and $33,012 per year depending on prior experience. Send inquiries to: Allan Horwitz, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging research, Rutgers University, 30 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1293.
Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), is recruiting applications for the 2000 Minority Scholarship. Persons accepted into an accredited doctoral program in any one of the Social and/or Behavioral Sciences are invited to apply for the $10,000 Minority Scholarship. Deadline for submission is March 18, 2000. For additional information and an application, contact: Michele Smith Koontz, Administrative Officer, 906 McClung Tower, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0490; (423) 974-3620; fax (423) 974-7013; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our homepage <www.it.utk.edu/sssp>. Upon completion of the application, it should be forwarded to Marino Bruce, Chair. Full address is contained in the application form.
University of Chicago. The National Opinion Research Center (NORC) announces the latest annual General Social Survey (GSS) Student Paper Competition. To be eligible papers must: (1) be based on data from the 1972-1998 GSS or from the GSS's cross-national component, the International Social Survey Program (any year or combination of years may be used), (2) represent original and unpublished work, and (3) be written by a student or students at an accredited college or university. Both undergraduates and graduate students may enter and college graduates are eligible for one year after receiving their degree. Recent college graduates who completed an appropriate undergraduate or senior honors thesis are encouraged to consider submitting such research. Separate prizes will be awarded to the best undergraduate and best graduate-level entries. Winners will receive a cash prize of $250, a commemorative plaque, and SPSS BASE, the main statistical analysis package of SPSS. Two copies of each paper must be received by February 15, 2000. The winner will be announced in late April, 2000. Send entries to: Tom W. Smith, General Social Survey, National Opinion Research Center, 1155 East 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637; (773) 256-6288; fax (773) 753-7886; e-mail email@example.com.
Rural Sociological Society. The Diversity Committee, with support from the RSS-Kellogg Diversity Initiative, announce the creation of the RSS-Kellogg Best Practices Award 2000 for Contributions to Undergraduate Teaching about Rural Diversity. Two awards will be given with a cash prize of $1000 each. The award is intended to recognize and disseminate information on undergraduate teaching of sociology and rural sociology that dispels myths and stereotypes of a homogeneous rural life, emphasizes the genuine diversity in rural life, and highlights issues that contribute to conflict among different social groups that share a same geographic space. "Diversity" includes characteristics such as race, ethnicity, migration status, nationality, class, gender, age, sexuality and ability. Applicants must teach in an accredited community college, four-year college, or university setting. Electronic courses are not eligible. Applicants must have sole responsibility for the course. Since success and innovation in teaching about rural diversity is the focus of the award, instructors, faculty of any level, and graduate students who teach their own courses all are eligible to apply. Contact: Cathy A. Rakowski, Rural Sociology, The Ohio State University, 2120 Fyffe Rd., Columbus OH 43210-1067; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: April 15, 2000.
The Law and Society Association will sponsor its eighth Summer Institute from July 5-9, hosted by the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy of the State University of New York-Buffalo, New York. The theme of the Institute is "Race and the Law: Critical Discourses Exploring Law and Society Methods and Traditions." This year's program will develop a colloquy among scholars active in law and society research and those identified as scholars working under the idioms of Critical Race Theory, LatCrit Theory and similar approaches. The Institute is designed for advanced graduate students and junior faculty who would be interested in (1) participating in an intensive colloquium on the intersections between Race and the Law; (2) benefiting from focused mentoring in the development of their research project; (3) learning more about the practice of conducting sociolegal research; (4) exploring the pros and cons of interdisciplinary scholarship; (5) examining different methods for project development and research dissemination; and (6) becoming active in the community of law and society scholars. Applications from interested individuals must be received by March 1, 2000. Scholars from minority groups are encouraged to apply. The Institute will cover participants' round-trip airfare, food, and lodging expenses. Contact: Margaret Montoya, Chair, 2000 Summer Institute, Law and Society Association, Hampshire House Box 333615, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-3615.
Civic Education Project (CEP), an international non-profit organization supporting higher education reform at universities in Central/Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia, is now accepting applications for the 2000-2001 academic year. (1) Visiting Lecturers to teach courses in English and collaborate with local colleagues on curriculum development and outreach activities. CEP currently as programs in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Assignments are for one year, with the possibility for renewal. Visiting Lecturers teach courses in law, political science, international relations, women's/gender studies, history, art history, sociology, anthropology, journalism, and academic writing. Visiting Lecturers receive housing, stipend, round trip airfare, book and shipping allowance, and health insurance. Application deadline is February 15, 2000. (2) Eastern Scholar Program supports outstanding scholars from Central/Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia who have studied at a Western university and desire to return to an academic post in their home countries. CEP assists Eastern Scholars with a modest stipend, teaching materials, and access to CEP academic programs and events. Application deadline is March 15. 2000. To apply, or for more information, please contact: Civic Education Project, 1140 Chapel St., Suite 2A, New Haven, CT 06511; (203) 781-0263; fax (203) 781-0265; e-mail email@example.com.
The International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society seeks nominations and self-nominations for the position of Senior Editor (nonsalaried) to begin Summer 2000. Qualifications include: support from college/university administration for teaching reduction(s); student editorial assistant; small office budget for mailing and copying; institutional electronic support services of editor and assistant. The press provides a supplementary stipend of $1200 for staff support. IJPCS, a quarterly journal in its fifteenth year of publication, provides a forum for discussion and debate on points of tension between state and civil society, between nations and global institutions. Topics include: new configurations of ethnic and racial groups and communities; new class formations; emergent religions and religious movements; articulations and effects of mass culture. The IJPCS is interdisciplinary and international in orientation and scope. Send letters and inquiries to: E. Doyle McCarthy, Fordham University, Department of Sociology, 441 East Fordham Road, Bronx NY 10458; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warren Breed, Walnut Creek, CA, died on January 19, 1999
Holley Gimpel, Bowdoin, ME, died on June 22, 1999.
Everett K. Wilson, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, died on December 31, 1999. He was 86.
Howard W. Beers
Howard W. Beers, former head of the Departments of Sociology and Rural Sociology at the University of Kentucky died in Lexington, KY at the age of 94. Beers was born in Gouverneur, New York, and grew up in Montana. He earned his BS, MS and PhD degrees at Cornell University. Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Kentucky in 1939 he held academic positions at Cornell, Washington State, Wisconsin and Rutgers.
Beers was largely responsible for developing the internationally recognized Department of Rural Sociology at the University of Kentucky. Later, when the graduate program in rural sociology was merged with that of the Sociology Department in the College of Arts and Sciences, Beers was appointed head of both departments. In recognition of his outstanding achievements, the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees named him Distinguished Professor of Rural Sociology in 1954.
Beers interest in international development led him to undertake a number of foreign assignments while on leave from the University of Kentucky. In 1952 he was appointed a Fulbright Professor in Greece, where he also participated in programs administered by the Near East Foundation and the European Cooperation Administration. During 1955-56 he worked in Paris as an Expert in Extension Evaluation for the European Productivity Organization. Two years later he accepted an appointment by the Ford Foundation as a community development consultant in India. This assignment was followed by service in Indonesia with the Agricultural Development Council. While still in Indonesia, in 1962 he was appointed Chief of Party of the University of Kentucky's technological assistance program headquartered at Bogor and served in that capacity until 1966.
Following his return to the U.S. in 1967, Beers was appointed staff associate and later Director of the University of Kentucky's newly-organized Center for Developmental Change. He remained in that position until his retirement in 1974. After retiring he returned to Southeast Asia where he taught sociology for two years at the University of Malaysia.
Beers' outstanding accomplishments were recognized by his professional colleagues, who elected him to the presidencies of the Southern Sociological Society in 1945 and the Rural Sociological Society in 1951. The latter society also named him Distinguished Rural Sociologist in 1981.
Beers was the widower of Bernice Van Sickle Beers, an accomplished person in her own right, who shared her husband's love of international experiences. The couple is survived by two daughters and a son, eight grandchildren and three-great-grandchildren.
Thomas R. Ford, University of Kentucky
Daryl P. Evans
Daryl Paul Evans, 52, passed away in his home in Lafayette, IN on October 19, 1999. Daryl was born in Wyoming on December 13, 1946. He received his BA in sociology and economics from Colorado State College, Greeley, in 1968 and his PhD in sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1980. The following year, Daryl joined the faculty in the Department of Sociology at the University of Kansas, where he also was a Research Associate in the Bureau of Child Research.
Given his specialty in medical sociology and disability, Daryl presented papers at professional meetings and published various works, including The Lives of Mentally Retarded People, and The Changing World of Impaired and Disabled People in Society (edited with Steve Key and Gary Kiger). He also served as producer of several related videos, including Changing Dreams: The Child with Spina Bifida, a documentary distributed by the national spina bifida association. Daryl excelled in qualitative research and conducted major funded studies involving intensive interviews pertaining to very sensitive matters of life-and-death parental decision-making concerning the unborn and infants with disabilities. Intertwined with his research focus were professional service activities, including member of the Board of Directors of The Society for Disability Studies; and as a teacher, Daryl developed courses such as "Stigma and Disability" and "The Sociology of Pharmacy," the latter course being taught in the KU School of Pharmacy.
Indeed, Daryl excelled as a teacher, and his ultimate calling was to spread the sociological imagination through introductory sociology courses and through related writings: Elements of Sociology Through Theory, and The Sociological Toolbox and A Dictionary of Sociological Terms. While at the University of Kansas, he developed innovative approaches to teaching large sections of our introductory sociology course, which included music, video clips, and student participation, enhanced by the incorporation of both undergraduate and graduate student teaching assistants into the instructional process. Daryl received five University teaching awards at KU, including the Mortar Board Outstanding Educator Award, the Honor for Outstanding Progressive Educator Award, and the Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Award for Outstanding Classroom Teaching.
Daryl expended enormous energy in his teaching and his classes were "events" that stirred his students' sociological imagination. Through his teaching, Daryl recruited many bright and talented students into sociology as a major. For these students and for many more students, regardless of major, he stimulated new ways of examining social issues and social structures; his care and concern for the welfare of his students was paramount. As Daryl noted, upon receiving one of his awards, "Basically, I believe the university is a forum of institutionalized doubt-a place for people to try on new ideas. The most important component is that we try to convey a sense of how to think critically, not just negatively. I try to help my students develop the tools to take ideas apart and find the illusions in them, to find the truth."
In 1995, Daryl was recruited to Purdue University because of his reputation as an innovative teacher and his research in medical sociology. He assumed responsibility for our large enrollment introductory sociology program into which he introduced state-of-the-art multimedia instructional techniques. Daryl's lectures and custom-designed texts concentrated on classical and contemporary theory, and were purposefully articulated with more specialized advanced coursework in sociology.
Students quickly recognized his respect for and dedication to undergraduates, as evidenced by the many hours he spent with them outside of class and the special mentoring program through which he integrated undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants into his large lecture classes.
At his Memorial Service, one of his undergraduate students reminded everyone of one of Daryl's favorite sayings at the end of class, "Everyday is a gift, that is why it is called the present." Although at Purdue only a short time, his own giftedness was apparent as students across campus recognized him as one of the University's most outstanding teachers.
Daryl will be missed by his many friends, colleagues, and students at the University of Kansas, at Purdue University, and throughout the country. We will all miss the gentle warmth and kindness that he brought into our lives. Daryl is survived by his mother, Violet Evans, an aunt, Adele Sandberg, and three nieces, Charlann Handlon, Pam Dice, and Karen Sandberg.
Memorials may be sent to: Purdue Foundation: Daryl P. Evans Memorial Fund, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Purdue University, 1365 Stone Hall, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1365.
Robert J. Antonio and Lewis A. Mennerick, University of Kansas; and Carolyn C. Perrucci, Purdue University
University of California-San Francisco Doctoral Sociology Program is accepting applications for 2000-2001 (deadline February 1, 2000). Focus: medical sociology. Special emphases: aging, chronic illness, disability; health policy and institutions; women's health; AIDS/HIV; science/technology; race/ethnic relations. Contact: Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143-0612; (415) 476-3047; fax (415) 476-6552; email@example.com.