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Call for Papers and Conferences

Association for Humanist Sociology Annual Meeting, October 26-30, 2005, Tampa Riverfront Hotel (formerly the Radisson Riverwalk), Tampa, FL. Theme: “Nonviolence and the Struggle for Social Justice.”  Send proposals for papers or sessions related or unrelated to the theme by June 10, 2005, to Dennis Kalob, Program Chair, Department of Sociology and Social Work, New England College, Henniker, NH 03242; email dkalob@nec.edu.

Lehman Conference on Hip-Hop: From Local to Global Practice, October 21, 2005, Lehman College, Bronx, NY. This conference will allow for an interdisciplinary and sociocultural examination of hip-hop (e.g., rap music, electronic dance music, graffiti art, break dancing, urban/minority youth cultural expression) as well as highlight the role of the Bronx in the development of hip-hop and the globalization of an initially neighborhood-based cultural practice. Submit proposals by June 15, 2005, to conference planner Siobhan Brooks-King or Tom Conroy at tmascon@hotmail.com or gothicdancer@hotmail.com.

Treatment and Management of HIV Infection in the United States, September 15-18, 2005, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta, GA. Frontline health professionals providing HIV care for adults, adolescents, children, and pregnant women are invited to submit a paper for consideration in the poster program of this conference. Submit proposals online at www.USHIV
conference.org
by June 1, 2005. Contact: Courtesy Associates, Inc., 2025 M Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC  20036; (202) 273-8658; fax (202) 331-0111; email ushivconference@courtesyassoc.com.

Publications

Radical History Review solicits article proposals from scholars across the disciplines for a forthcoming thematic issue exploring the subject of religion and its historical relations to politics, culture, and society. We especially encourage proposals for articles with interdisciplinary and transnational perspectives. Please submit a 1- to 2-page abstract summarizing your article by March 15, 2006, to rhr@igc.org.

Social and Preventive Medicine. Call for original papers written in English, German, or French in the following areas of surveillance research: Environmental Health Monitoring: Tracking the Environment to Serve Public Health, Health Promotion Interventions to Reduce Social Health Inequalities, Suicide and Suicide Attempts: Methodological Issues and Results from Surveillance. See guidelines at www.springeronline.com/sgw/cda/
pageitems/document/cda_downloaddocument/0,11996,0-0-45-121851-0,00.pdf
. Submission deadline is June 1, 2005. State in the cover letter that submissions are for the special issues. Submit papers to Nicole Graf, Social and Preventive Medicine (SPM), Editorial Office, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Division of Social and Behavioral Health Research, Niesenweg 6, CH-3012 Bern; +41 31 631 3521; fax +41 31 631 3430; e-mail graf@ispm.unibe.ch.

Meetings

May 13, 2005. First Annual UCSD Culture Conference, University of California-San Diego. Theme: “Cultural Sociology and Its Diversity.” Contact: Mary Blair-Loy, email: blair-loy@ucsd.edu. For more information, visit sociology.ucsd.edu/currente/cultureconf.htm.

June 20-21, 2005. Social Capital and Social Networks—Bridging Boundaries, Ohio State University. Conference sessions include views of social capital, neighborhoods, networks, and social capital, trust and networks, and social capital and networks in organizations. Travel funding is available to 10 junior scholars. Contact: Pam Paxton and Jim Moody, Department of Sociology, 300 Bricker Hall, 190 North Oval Mall, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH  43210-1353; (614) 688-8266; fax (614) 292-6687; email: paxton.36
@sociology.osu.edu
. www.sociology.osu.edu/facesofinequality/scsn.

July 9-10, 2005. Women’s Sexualities conference, Le Nouvel Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Theme: “Women and the New Sexual Politics: Profits vs. Pleasures.” Contact: LeLaina Romero, email: LeLaina1978@yahoo.com. For more information, visit www.fsd-alert.org/con2005conference.html.

August 12-14, 200555th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), Theme: “Blowback: The Unintended Consequences of Social Problems Solutions,” Crowne Plaza Hotel, Philadelphia, PA.  Visit www.sssp1.org or contact Michele Koontz, Administrative Officer & Meeting Manager, mkoontz3@utk.edu for additional information.

September 30-October 1, 2005. Alexis de Tocqueville, a conference exhibition commemorating the bicentennial of his birth. Yale University Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. For more information, visit www.library.yale.edu/beinecke/brblhome.html.

October 13-14, 2005. Pennsylvania State University’s 12th Annual Symposium on Family Issues, Nittany Lion Inn, Pennsylvania State University. Theme: “Early Disparities in School Readiness: How Do Families Contribute to Successful and Unsuccessful Transitions into School?” Contact: Carolyn Scott, (814) 863-6806; email: css7@psu.edu. For more information visit www.pop.psu.edu/events/symposium.

October 22, 2005. Michigan Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Eastern Michigan University. Theme: “Social Inequalities: Persistence and Solutions.” For more information, visit: users.tm.net/aghill/msa/msa.html, or email aghill@delta.edu.

Funding

The Fulbright Scholar Program is offering lecture and research awards in some 140 countries for the 2006-2007 academic year. Application deadlines for the awards are as follows: May 1, 2005, Fulbright Distinguished Chair awards in Europe, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Israel and Russia. August 1, 2005, Fulbright traditional lecture and research grants worldwide. November 1, 2005, summer German Studies Seminar and for spring/summer seminars in Korea and Japan for academic and international education administrators. February 1, 2006, for the U.S.-Germany International Education Administrators program. Rolling deadline for Fulbright Senior Specialists Program. For more information, visit www.cies.org, email apprequest@cies.iie.org, or call (202) 686-7877.

The Independent Institute is pleased to announce the 2005 Olive W. Garvey Fellowship Competition. The essay topic for 2005 is taken from a quotation by Nobel-laureate economist and social philosopher Friedrich A. Hayek (1899-1992): “The great aim of the struggle for liberty has been equality before the law.” The essays need not be technical or demonstrate hyper-specialized scholarship, although they should be serious in content, tone, and style. Any student 35 years or younger enrolled at a recognized college or university anywhere in the world and any untenured college or university teacher, assistant professor or higher, 35 years or younger are eligible. Student essays must not exceed 3,000 words. Teacher essays must be 5,000 to 8,000 words long. Essays due May 1, 2005. For more information, visit www.independent.org/students/garvey/.

Institute for Advanced Study at the School of Social Science invites applications for the 2006-2007 Visiting Member Awards program. Applications are welcome in the fields of economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology, and anthropology. Social scientific work with a historical and humanistic bent are also of interest. This year’s theme is “The Third World Now.” A completed doctorate or equivalent is required by the application deadline. Applications are due November 15, 2005. Applications are to be sent to the Institute for Advanced Study, School of Social Science, Einstein Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540. For more information, email ssaps@ias.edu, or visit www.sss.ias.edu.

National Science Foundation announces 25-30 grants in Dynamic Data Driven Applications Systems (DDDAS). These grants are intended to stimulate and support multidisciplinary research and education projects that span and advance these components in an integrative way to enable DDDAS. Investigators must clearly describe how, by employing the DDDAS concept, their proposed efforts will lead to new and/or improved applications and measurements. The research scope in every proposed project must be driven by a specific application domain(s) and must indicate how the DDDAS concept advances the specific application or applications. In the case where a proposal emphasizes the development of application algorithms, or measurements, or systems software to support DDDAS environments, these advances must be made in the context of a specific application (or applications) that require these technologies. Proposal is due June 13, 2005. For more information, visit www.nsf.gov/pubs/2005/nsf05570/nsf05570.htm, or contact Frederica Darema, Senior Science and Technology Advisor, Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering, Division of Computer and Network Systems; (703) 292-8950; fax (703) 292-9010; email fdarema@nsf.gov.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces the availability of FY 2005 funds for cooperative agreements with states to support infrastructure and service delivery improvements that will help build a solid foundation for delivering and sustaining effective mental health and related services. The cooperative agreements will be administered by SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS). For more details, visit www.samhsa.gov/news/
newsreleases/050301ma_mhtsig.htm
. CMHS will administer FY 2005 cooperative agreements for a national resource and training center to promote the planning and development of child and family centered systems of care for children and adolescents with, or at risk for serious emotional disturbances, and their families. SAMHSA also announces the availability of FY 2005 funds for the Older Adult Mental Health Targeted Capacity Expansion Grant Program to help communities provide direct services and build the necessary infrastructure to support and meet the diverse mental health needs of older persons. CMHS will award the grants. For more details, visit www.samhsa.gov/news/newsreleases/050304ma_olderadults.htm.

United States Institute of Peace invites applications for the 2006-2007 Senior Fellowship and the 2006-2007 Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship competitions in the Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace. Twelve to fifteen fellowships are awarded annually to scholars and practitioners from a variety of professions, including college and university faculty, journalists, diplomats, writers, educators, military officers, international negotiators, NGO professionals, and lawyers. The Institute funds projects related to preventive diplomacy, ethnic and regional conflicts, peacekeeping and peace operations, peace settlements, democratization and the rule of law, cross-cultural negotiations, nonviolent social movements, U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century, and related topics. This year the Institute is especially interested in topics addressing problems of the Muslim world, post-war reconstruction and reconciliation, and responses to terrorism and political violence. Application must be submitted by September 15, 2005. For more information and an application form, visit www.usip.org, or contact The Jennings Randolph Program, U.S. Institute of Peace, 1200 17th Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036-3011, USA; (202) 429-3886; fax (202) 429-6063; e-mail jrprogram@usip.org.

In the News

Peter Bearman, Columbia University, was quoted in the March 19 Washington Post about the relation between teenage abstinence pledges and the rate of sexually transmitted diseases among teens. Bearman’s research also appeared in the Globe and Mail, Seattle Times, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and various other news sources.

Thomas Brown, Lamar University, was quoted in the March 25 Chronicle of Higher Education regarding alleged false assertions by University of Colorado-Boulder professor Ward Churchill about genocide by the U.S. Army relative to Mexican Indians in 1837.

Fay G. Cohen, Dalhousie University, was quoted in the March 25 Chronicle of Higher Education about alleged plagiarism of her work by University of Colorado-Boulder professor Ward Churchill in the 1990s.

Jim Davidson, Purdue University, appeared on the Newshour with Jim Lehrer on April 4 to discuss the papal legacy.

Diane E. Davis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was interviewed for the Voice of America and quoted in a January 2 Sunday New York Times story, titled “How Nature Changes History,” on the longer-term political effects of major disasters. Her work on police corruption and its relationship to the drug trade in Mexico City was also cited in a BBC World News online story appearing on February 22, titled “Mexico Fights Spectra of Narcopolitics.”

Michael C. Dawson, Harvard University, was the subject of an April 6 Boston.com article on his exit from Harvard to return to the University of Chicago.

Mathieu Deflem, University of South Carolina, was interviewed March 16 for a feature on aviation security on WPRO radio, Providence, RI. He was also in two articles in the September 2004 issue of Defense Security & Control magazine.

Morten Ender, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, was quoted in the March 15 New York Times Health and Science sections about his research on interpersonal communication media devices used by U.S. military service members in Iraq and their military families and the implications for well-being, information overload, morale, and notifications of deaths and serious injuries. Ender was also quoted in the Albuquerque Tribune on March 19 regarding the ethnic, racial, and gender distribution of U.S. military service members killed in Iraq.

Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University, wrote a letter to the editor on binge drinking among 21 year olds that appeared in the March 19 New York Times.

Donna Gaines was quoted in a March 21 New York Daily News article on the effect of MTV on its young fans. She was also interviewed March 23 on WBAI’s Citywatch on suicide, addiction, popular culture, civil liberties, and faith.

Herbert Gans, Columbia University, wrote a letter to the editor on race as a social construct that appeared in the March 20 New York Times.

Richard Hogan, Purdue University, was a panelist on WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s roundtable series on U.S. Social Security and retirement on April 4, discussing the history and politics of Social Security.

Rosabeth Kanter, wrote an article in the March 24 Miami Herald on the suitability of men as CEOs and the ability of CEOs to regain the trust of their peers.

Ross Koppel, University of Pennsylvania, had his lead article on computers and medical error featured in a JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) editorial and on National Public Radio, Reuters, and in the March 8 issue of Newsweek, the front page of the Business section of the New York Times, the front page of the Boston Globe and the Baltimore Sun. In addition, stories mentioned his research in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Washington Post, and in various other news venues around the world.

Hermann Kurthen, Grand Valley State University, and Antonio Menendez, Butler University, were both interviewed on January 24 and March 9 for two, half-hour radio features about the social implications of current U.S. and European transatlantic affairs by WGVU radio in Western Michigan.

Vânia Penha-Lopes, Bloomfield College, published an op-ed piece in the December 20, 2004 issue of O Globo, a Brazilian newspaper, on Thomas Sowell’s new book, Affirmative Action Around the World: An Empirical Study. Penha-Lopes’ op-ed was in response to an article that praised Sowell’s book as “proof” that racial quotas have not worked out in any of the countries that have adopted them.

Robert D. Manning, Rochester Institute of Technology, appeared on C-Span’s Washington Journal on March 19 and spoke on the new federal bankruptcy law and deregulation of credit cards. He also gave a congressional briefing on this topic for the House Financial Services Committee on March 25, 2005. Manning was mentioned by U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT) in the March 4, 2005, Congressional Record, which documented congressional debate about provisions of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 regarding Manning’s research on the financial vulnerability of Americans under the age of 25.

Charles Moskos, Northwestern University, was quoted in Newsweek magazine on March 21 about the proportion of soldiers married today being higher than during any previous war.

Gina Neff, University of California-San Diego, was quoted in a March 9 article in the New York Times about work conditions in the video game industry.

H. Wesley Perkins, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, was quoted in the January 16 New York Times on the subject of college drinking and the overestimation by students of the drinking levels of their peers and the importance of educating students on actual norms. His presentation on using a social norms approach to reduce high-risk behavior among adolescents was reported in the March 8 Titusville Herald.

J. Steven Picou, University of South Alabama, was interviewed in the February 20 Baldwin Register on the methodology and scope of a disaster impact assessment planned for the community of Orange Beach, AL, to determine the social and psychological effects of Hurricane Ivan on residents of this Gulf Coast community.

Roksana Badruddoja Rahman, Rutgers University, had her paper, “Color as a Status: The Role of Skin Color Among Hindu-Indian Women,” reviewed in Model Minority: A Guide to Asian American Empowerment on July 12, 2004.

David R. Segal, University of Maryland-College Park, was interviewed on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition on March 17, and on All Things Considered on March 23 regarding implications of his ongoing research with Mady W. Segal on the demography of the American military for understanding recruiting problems in the National Guard. He was quoted in USA Today on March 3 and March 28, in the Baltimore Sun on March 7, in the Washington Post on March 9, in the Christian Science Monitor on March 9 and March 28, and in the National Post (Canada) on March 14 on the army’s recruiting problems.

Barry Wellman and John Kervin, University of Toronto, were quoted in a February 19 Toronto Globe and Mail article on grammar pet peeves.

Harold L. Wilensky, University of California-Berkeley, was quoted in an op-ed piece in the New York Times on November 15, 2004, regarding his research on the politics of taxing.

Competitions

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC), the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP), and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announce the annual Abe Fellowship Program competition. The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern.  The program seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant topics of long-range importance and who are willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network built around such topics.  Applicants are invited to submit proposals for research in the social sciences or the humanities relevant to any one or combination of the following three themes:  (1) global issues, (2) problems common to industrial and industrializing societies, and (3) issues that pertain to US-Japan relations.  The Abe Fellowship Program encourages research on the experiences and future challenges of the US and Japan in a comparative or global perspective.  The Abe Fellowship Program Committee seeks applications for research focusing explicitly on policy-relevant and contemporary issues that have a comparative or transnational perspective and that draw the study of the US and Japan into wider disciplinary or theoretical debates. Terms of the Fellowship are flexible and are designed to meet the needs of Japanese and American researchers at different stages in their careers. The program provides Abe Fellows with a minimum of three and maximum of 12 months of full-time support over a 24-month period.  Fellowship tenure may begin between April 1 and December 31 of a given year. Fellowship tenure need not be continuous, but must be concluded within 24 months of activation of the Fellowship. Candidates should propose to spend at least one-third of the Fellowship tenure in residence abroad in Japan or the United States.  Proposals may also include periods of research in other countries. The competition is open to citizens of the United States and Japan as well as to nationals of other countries who can demonstrate strong and serious long-term affiliations with research communities in Japan or the United States.  Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or the terminal degree in their field, or have attained an equivalent level of professional experience.  Previous language training is not a prerequisite for this Fellowship.  However, if the research project requires language ability, the applicant should provide evidence of adequate proficiency to complete the project. Projects proposing to address key policy issues or seeking to develop a concrete policy proposal must reflect non-partisan positions. Applications must be submitted online at applications.ssrc.org. The 2005 online application will be available after May 2, 2005.  The deadline for receipt of applications is September 1, 2005.  For further information, visit www.ssrc.org/fellowships/abe/. Contact: Abe Fellowship Program, Social Science Research Council, 810 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019; (212) 377-2700; fax (212) 377-2727; email abe@ssrc.org.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) is pleased to establish an annual lecture in the behavioral and social sciences named in honor of Matilda White Riley (1911-2004). The annual award will honor an individual whose research has contributed to behavioral and social scientific knowledge and/or the application of such knowledge relevant to the mission of the NIH. Nominees should also reflect Matilda Riley’s commitment to research. Nominations should include the individual’s name, terminal degree, discipline, institutional affiliation, and abbreviated curriculum vitae as well as a brief statement (maximum one page, single-spaced) regarding the candidate’s accomplishments and appropriateness for the Matilda White Riley NIH Lecture. Send nominations by June 1, 2005, to Ronald P. Abeles, Selection Committee Chair. Office of Behavioral and Social Research, NIH, Gateway Building, Room 2C234, MSC 9205, 7201 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20892-9205; (301) 496-7859; fax(301) 435-8779; email abeles@nih.gov.

The Peace, War and Social Conflict Section of the American Sociological Association announces the availability of two graduate student scholarships to cover the expense of ASA membership and section fees for the Peace, War and Social Conflict Section. To apply, send a curriculum vita and a statement of research interests related to the topics of peace, war, and social conflict. Send applications by June 15, 2005, to Lynne Woehrle, Chair of the PWSC Membership Committee, Mount Mary College, 2900 N. Menomonee River Parkway, Milwaukee, WI 53222; email: woehrlel@mtmary.edu; type “PWSC Award” in the subject line of all email messages.

Summer Programs

The NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research is sponsoring a Summer Institute to address essential conceptual, methodological, and practical issues involved in planning and carrying out research on psychosocial interventions. The Institute will take place in Washington, DC, from July 18 to 22. For more information, visit obssr.od.nih.gov/Conf_Wkshp/Summer%20Inst%20on%20Intervention/summer2005/index.html.

Members' New Books

Dean John Champion, Texas A & M International University, Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology, 3rd ed. (Prentice Hall, 2006).

Adele E. Clarke, University of California-San Francisco, Situational Analysis: Grounded Theory After the Postmodern Turn (Sage, 2005).

Marilyn Ihinger-Tallman, Washington State University, and Teresa M. Cooney, University of Missouri-Columbia, Families in Context: An Introduction (Roxbury Publishing Company, 2005).

Yi Li, University of Illinois, The Structure and Evolution of Chinese Social Stratification (University Press of America, 2005)

Keith M. Moore, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Conflict, Social Capital and Managing Natural Resources: A West African Case Study (CABI Publishing, 2005).

Peter M. Nardi, Pitzer College, Interpreting Data: A Guide to Understanding Research (Allyn & Bacon, 2006); and Doing Survey Research: A Guide to Quantitative Methods, Second Edition (Allyn & Bacon, 2006).

Jill Quadagno, Florida State University, One Nation, Uninsured: Why the U.S. Has No National Health Insurance (Oxford, 2005).

Barbara Katz Rothman, City University of New York, Weaving a Family:Untangling Race and Adoption (Beacon Press, 2005).

Jonathan H. Turner, University of California-Riverside and Jan E. Stets, University of California-Riverside, The Sociology of Emotions (Cambridge University Press, 2005).

Alan Wolfe, Return to Greatness: How America Lost Its Sense of Purpose and What It Needs to Do to Recover It (Princeton University Press, 2005).

Joseph Zajda, Australian Catholic University, editor, International Handbook on Globalization, Education and Policy Research Global Pedagogies and Policies (Springer 2005).

Maxine Baca Zinn, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, and Michael A. Messner, University of Southern California (editors) Gender Through the Prism of Difference, 3rd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2005).

People

Diane E. Davis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was recently appointed the Associate Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning.

Robert Getso, had an article published in the June 2004 issue of International Journal of the Sociology of Law about his research on the institutional model of U.S. Supreme Court decision-making.

Judy Howard, currently Chair of the Department of Women’s Studies and Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington, will become the Divisional Dean for Social Sciences at the University of Washington, beginning in September 2005.

Suzanne Trager Ortega, currently Vice Provost for Advanced Studies and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri-Columbia, will become the Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost at the University of Washington, beginning in August 2005.

Harold L. Wilensky, University of California-Berkeley, summarized findings in his book, Rich Democracies, on November 10, 2004, for the European Commission, Directorate for Economic and Financial Affairs and some Central European bankers. He was one of two non-economists invited to speak at a conference of officials and experts on the topic of fiscal surveillance.

Other Organizations

Call For Editor for Race In Society. The Publications Committee of the Association of Black Sociologists welcomes applications for the next editor of Race In Society. The editor serves a three-year term. Your application should include a preliminary discussion of the monetary and/or in-kind resources your institution would provide to the editor, including office space, furniture, networked computers, printer(s), telephone and e-mail access, graduate student assistance stipend(s), and faculty release time. Additional items that should be discussed are expenses for photocopying, postage, supplies, a managing editor (including summer salary), and funding for a book review editor(s) and summer staff. Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vita, and documentation of institutional support by July 15, 2005. Members of ABS are encouraged to apply and/or nominate colleagues who might be encouraged to apply. Please send applications and nominations to: Donald Cunnigen, Department of Sociology-Anthropology, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881-0808. For more information, contact Donald Cunnigen, ABS Publications Committee Chairperson, at: Dcunn@uriacc.uri.edu

Awards

Patti Adler, University of Colorado, has been awarded the Boulder Faculty Assembly Excellence in Research Award for 2005.

Judith Auerbach, American Foundation for AIDS Research, was awarded the Public Leadership Education 2005 Mentor Award.

Jeff Chin, Le Moyne College, was selected for the college’s 2004-05 Bea Robinson Advisor of the Year Award. He was selected for the school’s 2003-04 Richard McKeon S.J. Scholar of the Year Award last year.

Carol Estes and Charlene Harrington, University of California-San Francisco, received the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award for Health Policy: Crisis and Reform in the U.S. Health Care Delivery System, 4th edition (Jones and Bartlett Publishers). Estes also received the Betsy Lasor Memorial Lectureship at Oregon Health Sciences University and the 2004 Hollis Turnham Advocacy award from the National Association of State Long Term Care Ombudsman.

Amie P. Hess, New York University, received a 2005 Dissertation Grant in Women’s Studies and Women and Children’s Health for her work, “A Leap of Faith: the Politics of Implementation in Abstinence-Only Sex Education.”

Michael Messner, University of Southern California, is the 2006 SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer.

Celine-Marie Pascal, American University, received the Multicultural Affairs/International Student Services Award for Distinguished Faculty in recognition of demonstrated scholarly accomplishments and unselfish commitment to the enhancement of cultural awareness at American University.

Kathleen F. Slevin, College of William and Mary, was awarded the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia 2005 Outstanding Faculty Award for contributions in research, teaching and service. In addition, she was awarded William and Mary’s 2005 Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award.

Sarah E. Winslow, University of Pennsylvania, received a 2005 Dissertation Grant in Women’s Studies and Women and Children’s Health for her work, “Income, Employment, and Childbearing: An Analysis of Persistence and Variation.”

Deaths

Marijean Ferguson, Chair of the Department of Sociology at La Roche College, died February 25 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Obituaries

Warren E. Kalbach
(1922-2005)

Dr. Warren E. Kalbach, Adjunct Professor of Sociology at the University of Calgary, Canada, died April 2, 2005 at the age of 82. He was born in Seattle, grew up there, and attended the University of Washington for his undergraduate and graduate degrees (BA, 1949, MA, 1953, and PhD, 1960). He taught first at Portland State University, where he was the first director of the population research center. He taught later at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, and more recently, at the University of Toronto. He was instrumental in establishing population research centers at both of these universities. He retired as Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Toronto, but he continued to teach and engage in research at the University of Calgary, where he was an Adjunct Professor from 1999 to 2005. He was a specialist in demography, beginning his work in that area as a graduate student in the Population Center at the University of Washington. He was well known in Canada and also, internationally, for his work on Canada’s population and immigration. He wrote a number of books and monographs on these topics.

Dr. Kalbach was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada in 1989 and was awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award by the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association in 1997. He also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association in 2004.

Dr. Kalbach is survived by his wife, Dr. Madeline Kalbach and by four daughters, a son, ten grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.

Don C. Gibbons, Portland State University

Contact

The ASA Latina/o Sociology Section invites graduate students and new faculty to participate in a Professional Development Workshop organized by the section for the meeting in Philadelphia. The workshop is scheduled for August 12, from 1:30 to 5:30 PM. The workshop will focus on three areas: Getting Through Graduate School, Getting Published, Getting a Job. Contact Hector L. Delgado at delgadoh@ulv.edu as soon as possible. There is no fee to participate.

Library of the Law Institute, Vilnius, Lithuania, needs help to build up its library holdings in English. The library currently has fewer than 50 books in the areas of criminology and related areas. Your contribution is tax-deductible. Send books to Algimans Cepas, Director, Institute of Law, Gedimino av 39, Ankstoji str. 1, LT-01109 Vilnius, Lithuania or to Liqun Cao, PhD, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.