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Special 2002 Annual Meeting Supplement

Chicago: A Sociologist's Kind of Town

Join thousands of your esteemed sociology colleagues for an "intellectual feast like none other" at the 97th ASA Annual Meeting in August

Sociology 101 Pop Quiz Question #1: What U.S. city is known as the birthplace of great pizza and much of American Sociology? You guessed it! Chicago, a genuine "sociologist's Mecca"! But, set aside for the moment your invigorated ponderings about Chicago's role in the origin of diverse "species of sociologists." Think instead about the pizza, the Loop, Second City Theater, and, yes, the myriad opportunities for unadulterated fun . . . For a sampling of the intriguing possibilities, see especially the descriptions of 12 tours you can enjoy in the enclosed Annual Meeting centerfold insert in this issue of Footnotes.

ASA's 97th Annual Meeting promises to be a "grand intellectual feast" and in a physically pleasing meeting setting to boot: the Palmer House Hilton and the Hilton Chicago & Towers.







 
  
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  David Riesman (1909-2002)

Sociologist David Riesman, best known for his influential study of post-World War II American society, The Lonely Crowd, died May 10 in Binghamton, NY, of natural causes. He was 92.

Born in Philadelphia in 1909, the son of a professor at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Riesman attended Harvard College, graduating in 1931.


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  Sociologist Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Sociologist Michael F. Goodchild, professor and director of the Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science at the University of California-Santa Barbara, was among the 72 new members elected to the National Academy of Sciences in late April at the institution's 139th annual meeting.

Election to membership in the Academy is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a U.S. scientist or engineer and is "in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

 
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