July/August 2010 Issue • Volume 38 • Issue 6

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Correction

The contact e-mails for submissions to the Social Psychology Quarterly were incorrectly listed in the May/June issue of Footnotes. New submissions should be sent to spq@emory.edu. Correspondence regarding past revisions should be sent to spq@northwestern.edu.

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Call for Papers

Publications

Exploring the Concept of Success and the Role of Violence in Achieving Movement Goals. The editors of a proposed interdisciplinary book, Exploring The Concept of Success and the Role of Violence in Achieving Movement Goals, invite chapter proposals of 500 words or less. The book ventures to present essays examining the notion of success related to terrorism and political violence. We seek essays concerning the theoretical analysis, perception, and framing/re-framing of what it means to be successful or unsuccessful in the use of violence as a tactic in achieving movement goals and essays addressing this concept from a broad terrorism/political violence perspective as well as case studies examining regional or group specific successful/unsuccessful uses of terrorism/political violence. Deadline: August 1, 2010. Contact: Gabriela Guazzo at gmguazzo@tamu.edu.

The Journal of Occupational Health Psychology publishes research, theory, and public policy articles in occupational health psychology, an interdisciplinary field representing a broad range of backgrounds, interests, and specializations. The journal has a threefold focus on the work environment, the individual, and the work-family interface. The Journal seeks scholarly articles concerning psychological factors in relationship to all aspects of occupational health and safety. Manuscripts dealing with issues of contemporary relevance, particularly the relationships between economic conditions, work-related psychological factors, and occupational health and safety are especially encouraged. For more information, visit www.apa.org/pubs/journals/ocp/index.aspx.

Men and Masculinities Special Issue: Men, Masculinity and Responsibility. Papers are invited that critically address the theme of "men, masculinity and responsibility." We invite theoretical and empirical submissions. Empirically we are interested in the responsibility of men for global financial ‘mis-management’, and the increasing belief that men need to be more responsible for the effective implementation of internationalized gender mainstreaming. We invite interdisciplinary contributions and encourage theoretically and methodologically eclectic and imaginative interpretations of the questions raised about responsibility. Deadline: September 30, 2010. Contact: Marysia Zalewski at m.zalewski@abdn.ac.uk.

Research in Social Movements, Conflicts, and Change encourages submissions for a volume on women and/or gender. Submissions concerned with gender and/or women as it relates to any of the three broad foci reflected in the series title will be considered. Deadline: August 1, 2010. Contact: Anna Snyder at a.snyder@uwinnipeg.ca; info.emeraldinsight.com/products/books/
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The Rutgers Journal of Sociology: Emerging Areas in Sociological Inquiry provides a forum for graduate students and junior scholars to present well researched and theoretically compelling review articles on an annual topic in sociology. Each volume features comprehensive commentary on emerging areas of sociological interest. These are critical evaluations of current research synthesized into cohesive articles about the state of the art in the discipline. Rutgers Journal of Sociology invites submissions for its first edition, which will focus on issues of "Mind, Body and Society." We accept original reviews of relevant research. Reviews must not be under review or elsewhere published at the time of submission and should be no more than 10,000 words, including references, notes, tables, figures, acknowledgements, and all cover pages. Deadline: September 30, 2010. For more information, visit www.sociology.rutgers.edu/RJS.html.

Meetings

Nineteenth Century Studies Association 32nd Annual Conference, March 3-6, 2011, Arizona State University. We invite papers and panel proposals concerning any aspect of money/myth during the long nineteenth century. Abstracts (250 words) for 20-minute papers are invited. Deadline: September 15, 2010 Contact: Marlene Tromp at tromp@denison.edu; www.english.uwosh.edu/roth/ncsa/index.html.

Pacific Sociological Association’s (PSA) 82nd Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, March 10-13, 2011. Theme: "Sociologists as Claims Makers: Turning Theory into Action." The session on "Sociology of Memory: New and Classical Conceptualizations of Memory, Personal or Commodity, Public or Private?" seeks papers about: collective memory; personal memory; narrative; new and classical sociological theories and conceptualizations of memory; sociological, psychological, historical or legal conceptualizations; drug technology to improve or repress memory; and closely related topics are invited. Deadline for all papers related to the PSA Annual Meeting: October 15, 2010. Contact: Noel Packard at packardn@prodigy.net; www.pacificsoc.org.

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Meetings

August 14, 2010. Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI) Workshop, Atlanta Hyatt Regency. Theme: "Grounded Theory Methods for Social Justice Research." Familiarity with grounded theory is helpful but not necessary. If you have qualitative data, bring a transcribed interview, set of field notes, or documents for the hands-on exercises; otherwise we will supply data for you. Free to members of SSSI; non-members may join or register for a fee. Contact: Jennifer Dunn, Southern Illinois University, jldunn@siu.edu.

August 16, 2010. The Minnesota Population Center (MPC) will host a free informational workshop on MPC data products at the 2010 ASA annual meeting. The Integrated Public Use Microdata Samples (IPUMS) workshop will focus on how to use the IPUMS databases for demographic research. Registration is encouraged. For more information, visit training.pop.umn.edu/asa.

September 15-17, 2010. International Conference on Aging in the Americas (CAA), AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, University of Texas-Austin. Theme: "Critical Issues in Hispanic Health and Aging: Issues of Disability, Caregiving and Long-term Care Policy." This conference emphasizes issues pertaining to disability, caregiving, and long-term care policy for older Hispanics in the United States and Mexico. For more information, visit www.utexas.edu/lbj/caa/index.php.

October 7-9, 2010. Echenberg Family Conference on Human Rights: Global Conference on Human Rights and Diverse Societies, McGill University Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, Montreal, Canada. The conference seeks to challenge the mainstream narrative of the universality of human rights and aspires to identify alternative frameworks that can facilitate the conceptualization of and help find solutions to global human rights issues. For more information, visit efchr.mcgill.ca/2010/eng/home.php.

October 12-13, 2010. Pennsylvania State University’s 18th Annual Symposium on Family Issues, University Park campus. Theme: "Early Adulthood in a Family Context." Discussions will focus on the family contexts of early adulthood, emphasizing the importance of both the family of origin and new and highly variable types of family formation experiences that occur in early adulthood. For more information, visit www.pop.psu.edu/events/symposium/2010.htm.

October 14-17, 2010. Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology 2010 Annual Meeting, Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, MO. Theme: "Expanding the Sociological Practice Paradigm: Applied, Clinical, Public and Translational Dimensions." Contact: J. Steven Picou, (251) 460-7118; spicou@usouthal.edu; aacsnet.org.

October 27, 2010. The Ann Lucas Lecture Series in Law and Justice, San José State University. In memory of Ann Lucas, this lecture series consists of four annual symposia hosted by the Justice Studies Department at San José State University and features internationally renowned scholars who offer outstanding contributions to the advancement of critical perspectives in the fields of law, social theory, and the humanities. The October 27 lecture will feature Anthony M. Platt and his book, The Child Savers: The Invention of Delinquency. For more information, contact Alessandro De Giorgi, degiorgi@casa.sjsu.edu.

December 10-12, 2010. Moral Panics in the Contemporary World, Brunel University, London. This conference seeks to build on recent criticisms, debates and developments, to explore and evaluate how the moral panic concept has developed and continues to do so, and how relevant it is to the analysis and understanding of current fears, risks, social problems, and controversies. Contact: moral-panic@brunel.ac.uk; www.moral-panic.co.uk.

March 3-6, 2011. Nineteenth Century Studies Association 32nd Annual Conference, Arizona State University. For more information, visit www.english.uwosh.edu/roth/ncsa/index.html.

March 10-13, 2011. 2011 Pacific Sociological Association’s 82nd Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. Theme: "Sociologists as Claims Makers: Turning Theory into Action." For more information, visit www.pacificsoc.org.

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Funding

Fulbright Israel Post-Doctoral Fellowships for American Researchers. The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF), the Fulbright commission for Israel, offers 10 fellowships to American post-doctoral researchers in support of work to be carried out at Israeli universities. The fellowship program is open to candidates in all academic disciplines. Program fellows must be accepted as post-doctoral researchers by Israeli host institutions that agree to provide them with a standard post-doctoral grant, which they will receive in addition to their Fulbright Fellowship. Deadline: August 2, 2010. Contact: Judy Stavsky, Deputy Director, USIEF, +972-3-517-2392; jstavsky@fulbright.org.il; www.fulbright.org.il/index.php?id=1317.

The Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions (CASAA) will be funded for a new 5-year pre- and postdoctoral National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Institutional Research Training grant. The goal of the grant is to prepare future National Institutes of Health scientists to conduct research to: Elucidate the processes of change in drinking behavior; develop and test effective methods to effect change through self-change, treatment, and indicated prevention; and develop and test models to disseminate knowledge of effective interventions to diverse populations. Post-doctoral fellows may come from any discipline relevant to the goals of the training program. For more information, visit casaa.unm.edu/download/TrainingGrantPostdocPositions2010.pdf.

The Humboldt Research Fellowship enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars of all nationalities and all disciplines to carry out research projects for extended periods of time in cooperation with academic hosts at research institutions in Germany. Fellowships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, the quality and feasibility of the proposed research and the applicant’s publications. Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers: Postdoctoral scientists and scholars who have completed a doctoral degree within four years prior to the application submission date are eligible. Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers: Scientists and scholars who have completed a doctoral degree within 12 years prior to the application submission date are eligible. For more information, visit www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/1600.html.

International Fellowship for Prospective Leaders, German Chancellor Fellowship. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation annually awards 10 German Chancellor Fellowships to young professionals in the private, public, not-for-profit, cultural and academic sectors who are citizens of the United States. The program sponsors individuals who demonstrate the potential to strengthen ties between Germany and their own country through their profession or studies. Prior knowledge of German is not a prerequisite. The fellowship provides a one-year stay in Germany for professional development, study, or research. Applicants design individual projects and decide at which institutions or organizations to pursue them. A bachelor’s degree is required and candidates must have received their degree after September 1998. Deadline: October 15, 2010. For more information, visit www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/4074.html

The Mind Trust Education Entrepreneur Fellowship is a nationally unique incubator for transformative education ventures designed to solve public education’s most vexing problems. The Fellowship offers promising education entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop and launch their break-the-mold education ventures. Fellows receive a salary, benefits, a start-up stipend, and the professional support and mentoring necessary to turn a promising idea into a successful educational venture with large-scale, transformational benefits for children. Fellowship ventures target underserved or disadvantaged populations with solutions that attack the root problems in the delivery of public education. The fellowship is for people who envision entirely new approaches to the challenges of public education and who possess the entrepreneurial skill necessary to turn their ideas into reality. The application process is rolling. For more information, visit www.themindtrust.org/fellowship/faq.aspx..

Princeton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences. Princeton Society of Fellows invites applications for three-year postdoctoral fellowships 2011-2014 for recent PhDs in humanities and allied social sciences. Five appointments to pursue research and teach half-time in the following areas: Open discipline; Humanistic Studies (two fellowships); LGBT Studies; Race and/or Ethnicity Studies. Stipend: approximately $72,000. Deadline: October 1, 2010. For more information, visit www.princeton.edu/~sf.

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Competitions

Center for Alcohol Policy 3rd Annual Essay Contest. Theme: "Describe how state-based regulation of alcoholic beverages promotes public health and safety." The contest is intended to foster debate, analysis, and examination of the effects of state alcohol regulation. The three winning entrants will receive prizes of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000 respectively. Deadline: November 22, 2010. For more information, visit www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org/essay-contest/.

The Irmgard Coninx Foundation, the Social Science Research Center Berlin, and Humboldt University-Berlin. Theme: "Health Politics in an Interconnected World." International Essay Competition. Based on an international essay competition, approximately 50 applicants will be invited to discuss their research and ideas with prominent scholars at one of Europe’s leading research institutions. The 13 Roundtables are divided into three workshops that will address cultural, social, and political aspects of health politics today. The workshops will be accompanied by evening lectures by prominent scholars and activists from the field. The Irmgard Coninx Foundation will cover travel cost as well as accommodation in Berlin. Irmgard Coninx Research Grant. A jury will award up to three three-month fellowships to be used for research and academic networking in Berlin at the WZB. The grant includes a monthly stipend of 1,000 Euro plus accommodation in Berlin. Deadline: September 3, 2010. For more information, visit www.irmgard-coninx-stiftung.de/index.php?id=234.

Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) Disabilities Division 2010 Graduate Student Paper Competition. Papers may be empirical or theoretical and may concern any social aspect of disability. Papers should not exceed 30 double-spaced pages and should be prepared for anonymous review. Current graduate students and recent graduates may submit a paper if it was written while still a student. Papers based on theses or dissertations are acceptable. Co-authored papers are acceptable as long as all the listed authors are current graduate students. Double submission to other SSSP award competitions will be disqualified. Deadline: May 1, 2010. Contact: Valerie Leiter at valerie.leiter@simmons.edu.

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In the News

The American Sociological Association was mentioned in an April 19, 2010, posting on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s " Brainstorm" blog. The posting referenced a 2007 survey of ASA members, which found that 1/3 of members felt their academic freedoms were threatened. The ASA was also mentioned in an April 19, 2010, Chronicle of Higher Education article about a book titled, Academic Repression: Reflections from the Academic Industrial Complex.

An American Sociological Association journal study was mentioned in an April 29, 2010 Sacramento News & Review column about women deciding whether to take their husband’s last name upon marriage.

An American Sociological Review study was mentioned in an April 21, 2010, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story about Emily White’s book, Lonely: A Memoir.

Paul Amato, Pennsylvania State University, Shelley Correll, Stanford University, and Sara McLanahan, Princeton University, were quoted in a May 30 Washington Post opinion-page article on myths about working mothers.

Robert Aronowitz, University of Pennsylvania, and Barry Glassner, University of Southern California, were quoted in a May 14 New York Times article centered around a report that found that many people think they have allergies when they really don’t.

Wayne E. Baker, University of Michigan, wrote a May 14 opinion piece on public prayer for AnnArbor.com.

Suzanne Bianchi, University of California-Los Angeles, and Wendy Manning, Bowling Green State University, were quoted in a May 6 Washington Post article about a Pew Research Center study, which found that more babies are being born to women over 35 than to teenagers.

Jennie E. Brand, University of California-Los Angeles, Yu Xie, University of Michigan, and Ka-yuet Liu, Columbia University, were mentioned in the May 9 Boston Globe column "Uncommon Knowledge." The column highlighted the Brand/Xie study in the American Sociological Review, which found that students who are least likely to attend college derive the greatest economic benefit from receiving college degrees, and Liu’s study, which explored social influence on the autism epidemic.

Penelope Canan, University of Central Florida, was quoted in an April 2010 article in the Japanese English language magazine Number 1 Shimbun. The article, "Getting the Goods on SLAPPs Stateside," is the first in a series of works on Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) in Japan. Canan was also interviewed on April 2, 2010, on National Public Radio’s "On the Media" about SLAPPs, an acronym she and George Pring coined in 1988.

Christine Carter, University of California-Berkeley, was quoted in a May 19, 2010, article on the San Francisco-area ABC affiliate’s website about her new book, Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents.

Andrew Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University, was quoted in a June 4, 2010, CNN.com article about the rise of interracial marriages in the United States.

Andrew Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University, and Kathleen Gerson, New York University, provided commentary for The New York Times’ blog, "Room for Debate" on June 4, 2010, in wake of Al and Tipper Gore’s announcement that they are separating after decades of marriage.

Andrew Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University, and Terri Orbuch, University of Michigan, were quoted in a June 4 Miami Herald article on the separation of Al and Tipper Gore.

Scott Coltrane, University of Oregon, and Paula England, Stanford University, were guests on Minnesota Public Radio’s Midmorning on April 23, 2010, where discussion centered on a recent report, which shows men are feeling more stress about balancing work and family than their wives.

John Dale, George Mason University, was quoted in an April 15, 2010, Associated Press article on the significance of the bombings that killed at least nine people during the water festival, Myanmar’s New Year’s celebration. The article appeared in publications and on news websites including The New York Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune, Yahoo News, and a variety of others.

Mathieu Deflem, University of South Carolina, was quoted in a May 8, 2010, Boston Globe article about a bomb scare in New Hampshire, which turned out to be a false alarm.

Matthew DeLisi, Iowa State University, was mentioned in an April 23, 2010, article on whotv.com, a Des Moines-based NBC affiliate, regarding his report linking violent crime and climate change.

Troy Duster, University of California-Berkeley and New York University, was quoted in a June 1, 2010, Los Angeles Times article about a controversial orientation program at Berkeley in which students are asked to volunteer a DNA swab.

Elaine Howard Ecklund, Rice University, was quoted in a January 5, 2010, Christian Science Monitor article about how doctors deal with patient religious beliefs.

Dave Elesh, Temple University, and Diana Pearce, University of Washington, were quoted in May 20, 2010, Philadelphia Inquirer article about how much it costs a family of four to live in Philadelphia without government assistance.

Hannah Emery, University of California-Berkeley, was quoted in a May 26, 2010, CNN.com article about name trends and what’s in a person’s name.

Adam Habib, University of Johannesburg, was quoted and was the focus of a March 24, 2010, The Chronicle of Higher Education article about his return to the United States after being denied entry for more than three years for political reasons. The American Civil Liberties Union had challenged the denial of visas to Habib in a lawsuit filed on behalf of three groups including the ASA, which was mentioned in the article.

Sujatha Fernandes, Queens College and the Graduate Center-CUNY, was quoted in an April 11 New York Times article on government financed artists who are covering Caracas, Venezuela with political images.

Charles Fleming, University of Washington, was quoted and his Journal of Health and Social Behavior study, which found that young adults not involved in a relationship were more likely to use marijuana and drink heavily, was featured in a June 3, 2010, Los Angeles Times blog.

Reanne Frank, Ohio State University, Bo Lu, Ohio State University, and Ilana Redstone Akresh, University of Illinois, were mentioned in a June 3, 2010, United Press International article about their American Sociological Review study on Latino immigrants and the U.S. racial order.

Samantha Friedman, University at Albany-SUNY, and Gregory D. Squires, George Washington University, wrote a May 12 article for The Huffington Post about findings from their research on cyber-discrimination in the housing market. The article also referenced Douglas Massey, Princeton University. Fox 25, the Boston Fox affiliate, also broadcast a May 23, 2010, story based on their research.

Duane Gill, Oklahoma State University, was quoted in a May 7 article on NewsOn6.com, the website of a Tulsa, Ok based television station, about the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Carole Joffe, University of California-San Francisco, wrote a guest blog for the March 16, 2010, edition of The Washington Post’s "Political Bookworm" on health care reform and the restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion.

Joan Kahn, University of Maryland-College Park, was quoted in an April 15, 2010, USA Today article on her research, which shows that women who had children in their early to mid-20s didn’t have the same financial success as women who had kids later. Kahn and her research were also mentioned in an April 16 Salon.com article.

Jerome Karabel, University of California-Berkeley, was quoted in a May 12, 2010, Washington Post article on the Ivy League backgrounds of many Supreme Court justices. The Post article and Karabel’s quote were also mentioned in a May 12 Atlantic column.

Michael Kimmel, Stony Brook University-SUNY, was quoted in a June 4 New York Times op-ed column on American’s evolving feelings about homosexuality.

Stephen Klineberg, Rice University, and Ruth Lopez Turley, University of Wisconsin-Madison, were quoted in a May 19 Houston Chronicle column, about the role of culture in lagging academic achievement among Hispanics in Texas.

Stephen Klineberg, Rice University, was mentioned in an April 21 story on the Houston, TX, ABC-affiliate website regarding the results of his annual Houston-area survey.

Charles Kurzman, University of North Carolina, was quoted in a January 6, 2010, CNN.com article about his study, which found that the terrorist threat posed by radicalized Muslim-Americans has been exaggerated. The research was also featured in Time.com, The Globe and Mail, and other media outlets.

D. Michael Lindsay, Rice University, wrote a May 25, 2010, column for The Washington Post’s "On Leadership," blog about why Admiral Thad Allen is the right man to lead the federal government’s response to the BP oil spill.

Michael Macy, Cornell University, wrote an article for the May 21, 2010, issue of Science entitled "Network Diversity and Economic Development Science."

Shannon M. Monnat, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, was interviewed for a May 6 LV CityLife article about the impact of Arizona’s new immigration law on future Latino migration patterns.

Peter M. Nardi, Pitzer College, writes a monthly column on critical and skeptical thinking for Miller-McCune online magazine. His May 27 column discussed polling and how what you ask, how you ask, and when you ask can impact results.

Christina Nippert-Eng, Illinois Institute of Technology, appeared on the Chicago Public Radio program "Eight Forty-Eight" on May 6 to discuss the issue of privacy.

Jodi O’Brien, Seattle University, was mentioned or quoted in a variety of publications in the wake of Marquette University’s decision to rescind its offer for her to become dean of Marquette’s College of Arts and Sciences. The publications include The New York Times on May 6, The Huffington Post on May 7, Chronicle of Higher Education on May 10, 11, and 19, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on May 6, 10, and 24.

Terri Orbuch, University of Michigan, took part in a washingtonpost.com chat on relationships, excerpts of which appeared in the May 2, 2010, edition of The Washington Post.

Suzanne Ortega, University of New Mexico, is quoted in an April 29 Chronicle of Higher Education article on a report urging the United States to improve graduate education and encourage more students to earn graduate degrees.

Tony Paik, University of Iowa, and Peggy Giordano, Bowling Green State University, were quoted in an April 15 CNN.com article about the increase in STDs due to a higher rate of nonromantic relationships or "friends with benefits." Paik was quoted for his study on the topic that was published in the March Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health.

H. Wesley Perkins, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, was quoted in an April 6, 2010, CNN.com article about the importance of a new study by other researchers including Nicholas A. Christakis, Harvard Medical School, on how drinking habits spread in social networks. The article also mentions Perkins’ research on the phenomenon of widely misperceived peer norms that influence personal alcohol consumption.

Becky Pettit, University of Washington, and Jennifer Hook, University of Washington, guest blogged for The Washington Post’s "Political Bookworm" blog on April 26, 2010, about how laws fail to remedy workplace inequality of women.

J. Steven Picou, University of South Alabama, was quoted and interviewed by numerous media outlets concerning the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He was quoted in the April 28 Mobile Press Register, a May 3 Slate.com article, and an article about his Exxon Valdez research was published by On Earth on May 14. Additionally, he was interviewed by WAPI-FM, Birmingham, AL; WYCI-AM, Pensacola, FL; and Radio Netherlands Worldwide "Earth Beat" on May 3, 6 and 14, 2010, respectively. He appeared on WEAR-TV on May 19 and wrote an editorial opinion titled "How the Oil Spill Damages People, Too," for the May 23 Mobile Press Register.

Tony Pogorelc, Catholic University of America, was interviewed by KCBS Radio in San Francisco about a White House meeting with atheists on February 26, 2010. He was also quoted in a March 11, 2010, Orlando Sentinel article on the Catholic Church’s cautious embrace of social media networks.

Rachel Ranis, Quinnipiac University, and Henry Schissler, Housatonic Community College and Quinnipiac University, were quoted in a May 3, 2010, Connecticut Post article about Internet wire fraud scams.

John Reynolds, Florida State University, was quoted in a May 2010 Associated Press article, which suggests that a four-year degree is not necessarily essential for real success. The article appeared in publications and on new websites including The Houston Chronicle, The Boston Globe and MSNBC.com.

Barbara Schneider, Michigan State University, Sherry Turkle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Julie Brines, University of Washington, and Peter Brandon, Carleton College, were quoted in an April 14 USA Today article titled, "Working at Home: Family-friendly?" The article also mentioned an American Sociological Review study, which found that nearly half of Americans regularly bring work home. A portion of the story was also reprinted in the April 18 Detroit Free Press.

Juliet Schor, Boston College, was interviewed on May 21 and June 3 on National Public Radio’s "Marketplace" and "The Diane Rehm Show," respectively, about her new book Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth.

Philip Schwadel, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was quoted in an April 13 posting on a CNN.com blog about his study, which found that church attendance among Christians has basically remained steady since the 1970s, but that the makeup of those attending church has changed.

Pepper Schwartz, University of Washington, was quoted in a June 2, 2010, CNN.com article about why Al and Tipper Gore and others who have been together for decades decide to end their relationships.

Gregory D. Squires, George Washington University, and Katherine Stovel, University of Washington, were quoted in a February 8, 2010, article in The Hill about bumping into professional acquaintances or colleagues outside of work in Washington, DC.

Margaret Weigers Vitullo, American Sociological Association, was quoted in a May 26, 2010, Inside Higher Ed article and a May 26, 2010, Chronicle of Higher Education article about Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology (TRAILS), ASA’s new interactive website that combines qualities of a digital library and an online journal.

Tim Wadsworth, University of Colorado, was quoted in a May 18 article on thedenverchannel.com, the website for the Denver-based ABC affiliate, about his study that suggests that a rise in immigration may help explain a drop in violent crime. Robert Sampson, Harvard University, was also referenced in the article. Wadsworth’s study was also mentioned in a May 27, 2010, Newsweek article.

Linda Waite, University of Chicago, was quoted and study she authored for The Journal of Health and Social Behavior was mentioned in an April 12, 2010, New York Times Magazine article, which explored the relationship between marriage and health.

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Awards

Mary Barr, Yale University, received an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship for her dissertation, "Black and White Together: Constructing Integration while Establishing de facto Segregation."

Marie Elizabeth Berry, University of California-Los Angeles, received a Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) from the Social Science Research Center for her dissertation, "Mass Violence and the Political Empowerment of Women: A Global Comparison."

Penelope Canan, University of Central Florida, received the University of Central Florida Women Making History Award.

Elizabeth Anne Chiarello, University of California-Irvine, received an American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowship for "Pharmacists of Conscience: Ethical Decision-Making across Legal, Political, and Organizational Environments."

Georgiann Davis, University of Illinois at Chicago, received the 2010 Rue Bucher Memorial Award for her dissertation, "A Gender Structure Analysis of the Intersex Rights Movement."

Gary Alan Fine, Northwestern University, was awarded a U.S. and Canadian Guggenheim Fellowship Award.

Rengin Bahar Firat, University of Iowa, received a Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) from the Social Science Research Center for his dissertation, "The Role of Moral Emotions in Discrimination."

Rachel Elizabeth Fish, University of Wisconsin-Madison, received a Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship from the Social Science Research Center for her dissertation, "Testing Racial Bias in Referral of Students to Special Education Testing."

Beth Gharrity Gardner, University of California-Irvine, received a Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) from the Social Science Research Center for her dissertation, "The Interrelations Among Social Movements: The Diffusion of Contention and Movement Emergence Stories."

Danielle Giffort, University of Illinois-Chicago, won first place in the Midwest Sociological Society Graduate Student Paper Competition for "Show or Tell? Girlhood Discourse and Implicit Feminism at Girls Rock Camp."

Anna Guevarra, University of Illinois-Chicago, is the recipient of the 2010 Tanglaw Award for Outstanding Achievement in Education. She also received the 2010 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award from the ASA’s Race, Class, and Gender section for her new book Marketing Dreams, Manufacturing Heroes: The Transnational Labor Brokering of Filipino Workers.

Trevor Hoppe, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, received a Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship from the Social Science Research Center for her dissertation, "Public Health, Surveillance and Criminalized Sex in the Era of HIV."

Allan Horwitz, Rutgers University, has been named a Rutgers Board of Governors Professor of Sociology and was awarded the Rutgers University Scholar-Teacher Award.

Shirley A. Jackson, Southern Connecticut State University, has been named Woman of the Year by the State of Connecticut’s African American Affairs Commission.

Jaeeun Kim, University of California-Los Angeles, received an American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowship for "Colonial Migration and Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea."

D. Michael Lindsay, Rice University, received an American Council of Learned Societies Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship to study "Accounting for Power: Elite Integration and the White House Fellows Program."

Cyrus C.M. Mody, Rice University, received an American Council of Learned Societies Collaborative Research Fellowship for "Micro-Histories and Nano-Futures: The Co-Production of Miniaturization and Futurism."

Zachary Neal, Michigan State University, received the 2010 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the University of Illinois-Chicago for his dissertation, "Trajectories of the Distinctive Metropolis in the Twentieth Century."

Kathleen Curry Oberlin, Indiana University-Bloomington, received a Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship from the Social Science Research Center for her dissertation, "Believing It. Defending It. Proclaiming It: Using the Museum Form to Challenge Science."

Kimberly Ayn Reed, Triton College and Elgin Community College, has been selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar.

Thomas G. Soehl, University of California-Los Angeles, received a Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) from the Social Science Research for his dissertation, "Principles of Differentiation: Comparing Religious and Linguistic Boundaries in Immigrant Societies."

Jessica Sperling, City University of New York-Graduate Center, received a Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship from the Social Science Research Center for her dissertation, "The Contextual Basis of Ethnic Identity and National Belonging: A Comparative Study of Ecuadorians in New York City and Spain."

Thomas Swerts, University of Chicago, received a Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship from the Social Science Research Center for her dissertation, "Political Subjectivation and the Urban Condition: A Comparative study of Undocumented Immigrants’ Struggles for Citizenship in Chicago and Brussels."

Steven A. Tuch, George Washington University, has received a Fulbright Fellowship in Poland for the 2010-11 academic year.

Shannon D. Walsh, University of Notre Dame, received a ECF Dissertation Completion Fellowship for "Engendering State Institutions: State Response to Violence Against Women in Latin America."

David Weisburd, George Mason University, was awarded the Stockholm Prize in Criminology.

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Transitions

Margaret L. Andersen, University of Delaware, is the temporary Acting Associate Provost for Academic Affairs.

Rob Benford will join the faculty at the University of South Florida as Chair of the Department of Sociology in August 2010.

Deborah Carr, Rutgers University, was promoted to full professor effective July 1, 2010.

Lee Clarke, Rutgers University, was promoted to full professor effective July 1, 2010.

Allison Hicks has accepted a post as assistant professor at Alfred University.

Paul Hirschfield, Rutgers University, was promoted to associate professor effective July 1, 2010.

Michelle Hughes Miller will join the faculty at the University of South Florida as associate professor of sociology in August 2010.

Joel Nathan Rosen, Moravian College, was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor of sociology.

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People

Penelope Canan, University of Central Florida, has been named to the United Nations Montreal Protocol Who’s Who.

Cornelia Flora, Iowa State University, has been named to the Task Force on Haiti, part of the United States Agency for International Development’s Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD), which will focus on rebuilding Haiti’s agricultural and educational institutions after the severe January 12 earthquake.

Catherine Harris, Wake Forest University, has been elected President-elect of Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society.

Lois Wright Morton, Iowa State University, was named the Interim Director of the Iowa State University Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.

Christine Oakley, Washington State University, has been elected Vice President-elect of Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society.

Theresa Selfa, Kansas State University, will serve on a National Research Council committee to study the economic and environmental impacts of increasing biofuel production.

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New Books

Mahmoud Dhaouadi, University of Tunis, L’univers des Symboles Humains, l’Autre Sous-Développement au Maghreb et au Tiers-Monde À La Lumière de La Sociologie Culturelle (The Universe of Human Symbols, the Other Underdevelopment in North Africa and the Third World in the Light of Cultural Sociology) (2010).

Nilda Flores-Gonzalez and Amalia Pallares, both of the University of Illinois-Chicago, Marcha: Latino Chicago and the Immigrant Rights Movement (University of Illinois Press, 2010).

Rachel Gordon, University of Illinois-Chicago, Regression Analysis for the Social Sciences (Routledge, 2010).

Derek Hansen and Ben Shneiderman, both of the University of Maryland, and Marc A. Smith, Connected Action Consulting Group, Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL: Insights from a Connected World (Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2010).

Jennifer C. Hunt, Montclair State University, Seven Shots: An NYPD Raid on a Terrorist Cell and Its Aftermath (University of Chicago Press, 2010).

Jana L. Jasinski, University of Central Florida, Jennifer K. Wesely, University of North Florida, James D. Wright, University of Central Florida, Elizabeth E. Mustaine, University of Central Florida, Hard Lives, Mean Streets: Violence in the Lives of Homeless Women (Northeastern University Press, 2010).

Stephen Kalberg, Boston University, (Translation and Introduction) Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (Oxford University Press, 2010).

Sharlene J. Nagy Hesse-Biber, Boston University, and Patricia Leavy, Stonehill College, The Practice of Qualitative Research, 2nd ed. (Sage Publications, 2010).

Peter V. Marsden, Harvard University, and James D. Wright University of Central Florida, (Eds.) Handbook of Survey Research (Emerald Publishing Group, 2010).

James W. Messerschmidt, University of Southern Maine, Hegemonic Masculinities and Camouflaged Politics: Unmasking the Bush Dynasty and Its War Against Iraq (Paradigm Publications, 2010).

Robert M. Milardo, University of Maine, The Forgotten Kin: Aunts & Uncles (Cambridge University Press, 2010).

Noel Packard, New School University, Sociology of Memory: Papers from the Spectrum (Cambridge Scholar’s Publishing, 2009).

Rochelle Parks-Yancy, Texas Southern University, Equal Work, Unequal Careers: African-Americans in the Workforce (FirstForumPress, 2010).

Alejandro Portes, Princeton Uiversity, Economic Sociology: A Systematic Inquiry (Princeton University Press, 2010).

Richard Quinney, Northern Illinois University, A Lifetime Burning (Borderland Books/University of Wisconsin Press, 2010).

Victor Roudometof, University of Cyprus, and Vasilios N. Makrides, (Eds.) Orthodox Christianity in 21st Century Greece: The Role of Religion in Politics, Ethnicity and Culture (Ashgate, 2010).

Dietrich Rueschemeyer, Brown University, Usable Theory: Analytic Tools for Social and Political Research (Princeton University Press, 2009).

Judith Treas, University of California-Irvine, and Sonja Drobnic, University of Hamburg, Dividing the Domestic: Men, Women, and Household Work in Cross-National Perspective (Stanford University Press, 2010).

Charles V. Willie, Harvard University, and Richard J. Reddick, A New Look at Black Families (Rowman & Littlefield College Publishing, 2010).

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Other Organizations

Water for People-World Water Corps® Scope of Work, Rulindo District-Rwanda. Water for People is seeking a team of eight World Water Corps® volunteers to participate in a baseline assessment under the Rulindo Challenge, August 22-September 4, 2010. Volunteers will have the opportunity to partner with local government officials, university students, and local Water For People staff to collect initial data on the existing water and sanitation conditions of the Rulindo district in Rawanda. Volunteers with specific skill sets will also assist in expanding water and sanitation coverage through water quality testing, survey adaptation, and water resources management plans. This study will collect data on existing water and sanitation coverage, the condition of existing infrastructure, bacteriological quality of drinking water, and management systems and financial management of water points. There will be a report, based on an analysis of the data collected, and a Google Earth map depicting the water and sanitation coverage of the sectors mapped. Water For People will use the data, report, and map to prioritize where water and sanitation projects should be initiated first. Contact: Andrew Britton, World Water Corps® Manager, (720) 488-4597; abritton@waterforpeople.org.

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Contact

Beale Scholarship. The family of Calvin L. Beale created an award in his memory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where Beale received his master’s degree in 1981. This award honors Calvin’s strong partnership and advocacy of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Sociology Program. The Calvin L. Beale Endowment for Graduate Awards in Sociology will be used to assist students pursuing advanced work in sociology, particularly those interested in demography, the sociology of rural life, and related subfields of the Departments of Sociology and Community and Environmental Sociology. His family hopes that this endowment will perpetuate the spirit of their uncle who fervently believed that understanding the people behind the statistics is the very essence of sociological research. To share your story or connection, contact Glenn Fuguitt at fuguitt@ssc.wisc.edu or Katherine Curtis at kcurtis@ssc.wisc.edu. To learn more about this fund, visit www.ssc.wisc.edu/soc/giving. For more information about the endowment, contact Jennifer Karlson, (608) 262-7225; jennifer.karlson@uwfoundation.wisc.edu.

Proposal Reviewers. Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) Seeks Proposal Reviewers for FY 2010 Grant Competitions. FIPSE seeks individuals with a variety of experience in postsecondary education—teaching, curriculum development, support services, program evaluation, administration, etc. If you have previously registered in the Department of Education’s field reader database, be sure to update your profile to maintain eligibility. Reviewers are generally asked to read 5-10 proposals and are compensated for their efforts. All field readers must have a bachelor’s or higher degree. For more information, visit opeweb.ed.gov/frs/register.cfm. When signing up in the field reader system, select to read for the "Comprehensive Grant Program."

Women’s Health. The Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Health Policy Forum are creating a comprehensive data matrix of all Massachusetts and national research examining women’s health. They are looking for research that examines the impact of Massachusetts or national health reform on women’s health and access to affordable, quality care and for studies examining more general measures of women’s health (e.g., BRFSS, Nurses Health Study). For more information, contact Laura Cohen at lcohen12@partners.org.

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Summer Programs

CASOS 2010 Summer Institute, June 7-13, 2010, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. The CASOS Summer Institute will provide an intense and hands-on introduction to dynamic network analysis and computational modeling of complex socio-technical systems. Both network analysis and multi-agent modeling will be covered. Participants will be able to complete the institute without programming skills or in-depth understanding of particular social theories. Participation is open to graduate students, faculty, and personnel from industry, education, and government. Contact: Rochelle Economou, (412) 268-3163; fax: (412) 268-1744; www.casos.cs.cmu.edu/events/summer_institute/2010/.

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