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Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the nation’s lesbian and gay media advocacy group, announces a new dissertation fellowship program. Two fellowships of $5,000 each will be awarded to support graduate student research that contributes to understanding the relationships between sexual orientation, gender identity and media representation. To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program at a U.S. college or university, and must have completed all pre-dissertation requirements by the application deadline. Complete applications must be received in GLAAD’s New York office by July 1, 2000. Recipients will be announced in September. For application materials or more information, visit GLAAD’s website, <http://www.glaad.org>.
Marshall University. The Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia invites humanities scholars to apply for a resident fellowship funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. Proposals must fit our focus, which is to examine the intersection of gender, ethnicity, and region (Appalachian) with a primary goal of developing a research database to undergrid paradigms that encompass multiple aspects of identity. Candidates should have the doctorate or equivalent professional experience. Awards will be a maximum stipend of $17,500 per semester, housing stipend, travel allowance, and health benefits. Complete applications, including letters of reference, are due by February 15, 2001 for a fellowship in the fall of 2001 or spring 2002. For information contact: Mary Thomas, CSEGA, 400 Hal Greer Blvd., Huntington, WV 25755; e-mail email@example.com.
The Institute for the Study of Genocide requests nominations for the Raphael Lemkin award to be presented in March 2001. The award will be for the best book or dissertation published in English in 1999-2000 that focus on explanations of genocide, crimes against humanity, state mass killings and gross violations of human rights and strategies to prevent such violations. Fiction and memoirs are excluded; accepted dissertations count as publication. The Lemkin Award carries a stipend of $500, with travel funds of an equal amount for an award ceremony lecture at the Institute in New York. Please send nominations no later than October 1, 2000 to: Roger Smith, Department of Government, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA 23187.
In the News
Howard Aldrich, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was quoted in the Durham Herald-Sun on April 3 concerning why unions have been relatively unsuccessful at organizing workers in the South.
Karen Barkey, Columbia University, was featured in an article about the history of the Balkans in the March 25 New York Times.
Dalton Conley, New York University, was quoted in the March 14 Wall Street Journal, and in ABC World News Tonight on March 20, on the race gap in wealth.
Mary Jo Deegan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Michael R. Hill, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Susan Hoecker-Drysdale, Concordia University,
Patricia M. Lengermann, George Washington University, Jill Niebrugge-Brantley, Wells College, and George Ritzer, University of Maryland, were mentioned in a June 26, 1999 article on the work of early sociologists in the newspaper NRC in the Netherlands.
Mathieu Deflem, Purdue University, was interviewed in the syndicated radio show Freedomline about his campaign against commercial class notes companies. The campaign was also featured in newspapers and magazines nationwide.
Gordon F. DeJong, Pennsylvania State University, had his research on college graduates and Pennsylvania’s state economy quoted in an article in the Penn State Newswire.
David F. Duncan, Westat Corporation, was interviewed by AccentHealth for a feature article on “Is Moderate Alcohol Consumption Healthy?” available on the Internet at
Donna Gaines, firstname.lastname@example.org, was quoted in the Albuquerque Journal about youth and death metal music on March 19 and 20. She was interviewed for a documentary for the Discovery Channel on the mid-1980’s Northport, Long Island ritual killings. Lyrics co-written by Gaines with members of the Brain Surgeons appear on Piece of Work. Liner notes written by Gaines for “Something in the Water: The Secret History of Long Island Punk” were published in a compilation CD put out by Under the Volcano, a music fanzine.
Charles A. Gallagher, Georgia State University, was interviewed by the Atlanta Journal Constitution concerning John Rocker’s comments in Sports Illustrated and later about high profile murders in Atlanta. CNN.Com also interviewed him in February about the current state of U.S. race relations.
Jeffrey Goodwin, New York University, was interviewed by CBS Evening News for a May 14 segment on protests and demonstrations.
Arlie Russell Hochschild, University of California-Berkeley, wrote a feature article on generations and cultural identity in the March 8 New York Times.
Richard Ingersoll, University of Georgia, was featured in a special on teacher shortages that was broadcast nationally on public television and radio last autumn. He was also quoted in a New York Times op-ed piece by the host of the show, John Merrow.
Kara Joyner, McGill University, received print, radio, and television coverage in North America and Europe for her article “Smart Kids Don’t Have Sex (or Kiss Much Either)” which was published in the March Journal of Adolescent Health (Co- authored with Carolyn Halpern, J. Richard Udry, and Chirayath Suchindran).
John Kennedy, Indiana University, was quoted in the ESPN website about a survey conducted on Indiana residents whether Bob Knight should be allowed to keep his coaching job.
Augustine J. Kposowa, University of California-Riverside, appeared on CBS’s The Early Show with Bryant Gumbel on March 16 to talk about the implications of his findings (published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health) that contrary to popular belief, divorce is extremely detrimental for men. Kposowa’s findings were also featured in various newspapers in the U.S., Spain, Chile, and Argentina.
Simon Langlois, Universite-Laval, was quoted in a March 14 article in Toronto’s The Globe and Mail on Quebec’s sovereignty movement.
Lauren Langman, Loyola University-Chicago, was quoted in the Palm Beach Post on April 13 about off-field violence among football players, and how it affects their draft hopes. He was also the main guest on “Worldview” on WBEZ Radio, National Public Radio, on April 7 and spoke on the origin and fate of the nation and national identities in a globalized world.
Beth Roy, independent scholar, had her book Bitters in the Honey mentioned in a column by Patricia Williams in The Nation. She was also interviewed on the book by several radio stations nationwide.
David Sonnenfeld, Washington State University, was interviewed by Berlingske Tidende, the biggest Danish daily newspaper, regarding today’s generation of college students in Vietnam.
William Brustein, University of Minnesota, received the university’s Distinguished Mcknight Professorship.
Stephen J. Cutler, University of Vermont, has been selected as a University Scholar for 2000-2001.
Drew Halfmann, New York University, received a $20,000 grant from the Commonwealth Fund to support the work on his dissertation “The Contentious Politics of U.S. Abortion Policy in Comparative and Historical Perspective, 1950-2000.”
Jean Halley, City University of New York, Sarah K. Mustillo, Duke University, and Amy T. Schalet, University of California-Berkeley, were awarded Woodrow Wilson/Johnson & Johnson Dissertation Grants in Children’s Health for 2000.
Hayward Derrick Horton, SUNY-Albany, received a $35,000 Innovative Research Grant from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Critical Demography: A Paradigmatic Shift in the Study of Population.”
Larry W. Isaac, Florida State University, was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend for his research on “The Formation and Career of Elite Paramilitary Counter-Organizations in Gilded Age America.”
Shushanie Isaacson, University of Minnesota, won the Law and Society Association Undergraduate Student Paper Award for her paper, “Diffusion of Sex Offender Registration Laws and Public Access Provisions Therein Across the Fifty American States.”
Edward L. Kain, Brown Distinguished Teaching Professor, has been appointed the second University Scholar at Southwestern University.
Mike Keen, Indiana University, received the North Central Sociological Association’s 2000 Scholarly Achievement Award for his book, Stalking the Sociological Imagination: J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI Surveillance of American Sociology.
Alexandra Kowalski-Hodges, New York University, has been awarded a Florence Gould Foundation Pre-Dissertation Fellowship of $4,000 by the Council for European Studies at Columbia University.
Prema Kurien, University of Southern California, has been awarded a fellowship from the Center for the Study of Religion, Princeton University for 2000-2001. Her project is to write a book manuscript entitled “The Emergence of American Hinduism: Genteel Multiculturalism and Militant Fundamentalism” based on her research on Hindu Indian Americans.
Martin Lloyd, University of Minnesota, is one of the 19 winners of the University’s Selmer Birkelo Scholarship.
Helen Moore, Teaching Sociology editor, was awarded the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award and she has been selected for membership in UNL’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers.
David Pratto, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, was presented with the Distinguished Contributions to Sociology Award by the North Carolina Sociological Association in February.
James L. Wood, San Diego State University, was given an award for service to the faculty by the California Faculty Association.
The following graduate students and faculty were recognized at Indiana University’s annual awards ceremony: David Brady, the Lindesmith-Mullins Fellowship; Camilla Saulsbury and Danielle Lavin, the Edwin Sutherland Award for Distinguished Graduate Teaching; Jason Beckfield, Simon Cheng, and Brian Starks, the Schuessler Award for Outstanding Graduate Research; and Brian Powell, Outstanding Mentor Award.
The following were recently honored for their achievement in teaching, research and service to the Sociology Department of the University of Minnesota: Sara Dorow and Song Yang, Graduate Student Research Excellence; Jessica Thurk, Undergraduate Research Excellence; Peter Hennen, Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor; Lara Cleveland, Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Assistant; Alyssa Goolsby and Jen Salvati, Outstanding Service; Ross Macmillan, Reuben Hill Award; Mayra Gomez, Don Martindale Award; Sara Dorow, Peter Hennen, Mark Jorgensen, Erik Larson, and Hongwei Xu, Anna Welsch Bright Memorial Research Award; Doug Hartmann, Faculty Mentoring Award.
Patricia M.Y. Chang has been appointed Assistant Director of the Center for American Religion and Public Life, and Associate Research Professor in Sociology at Boston College.
Mounira M. Charrad, Georgetown University, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies at Brigham Young University. She also recently gave a public lecture on “State, Islam and Gender: North African Perspectives” as part of the Middle East and North Africa seminar series at the World Bank, Washington DC.
Betty Farrell, Pitzer College, will be on research leave next fall at the University of Chicago as the Robert Redfield Visiting Professor.
Richard J. Gigliotti, University of Akron, has accepted the position of Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at Montclair State University.
Judith Lorber, Brooklyn College and the Graduate School-CUNY, was elected President of the Eastern Sociological Society. She will serve as President-Elect in 2000-2001 and President in 2001-2002.
Derek V. Price, Morehead State University, has been appointed Director of the Center for Educational Research and Leadership (CERL) within the Institute for Regional Analysis and Public Policy (IRAPP) at Morehead State University.
Ruben Rumbaut, Michigan State University, will be spending his sabbatical at the Center for Advanced Study at Stanford University.
Juliet Saltman, Kent State University, was invited to join the National Advisory Board of the CommUNITY 2000 Project of the Leadership Conference Education Fund in Washington, DC.
W. Richard Scott, Stanford University, has been awarded an honorary doctoral degree (Doctor Mercaturae Honoris Causa) from the Copenhagen Business School, March 2000.
Carole L. Seyfrit has been appointed Assistant Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies at Old Dominion University.
Greg Squires will join the Sociology Department at George Washington University in the fall as its Chair.
Robin Stryker and Scott Eliason have joined the faculty of the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota.
Chris Wellin has accepted a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Working Families, University of California-Berkeley.
Members’ New Books
Barbara M. Altman, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Sharon N. Barnartt, Gallaudet University (editors), Expanding the Scope of Social Science Research on Disability, Volume 1 of Series, Research in Social Science and Disability (JAI Press/Elsevier Publishers, 2000).
Peter Bamberger, Israel Institute of Technology, Human Resource Strategy: Formulation, Implementation and Impact (Sage, 2000).
Roderic Beaujot, University of Western Ontario, Earning and Caring in Canadian Families (Broadview Press, 2000).
Ulrike Boehmer, Boston University, The Personal and the Political: Women’s Activism in Response to the Breast Cancer and AIDS Epidemics (State University of New York Press, 2000).
Christopher Carrrington, San Francisco State University, No Place Like Home: Relationships and Family Life Among Lesbians and Gay Men (University of Chicago Press, 1999).
Richard A. Colignon, Duquesne University, Power Plays: Critical Events in the Institutionalization of the TVA (State University of New York Press, 2000).
Deborah S. Davis, Yale University, The Consumer Revolution in Urban China (University of California Press, 2000).
Norman K. Denzin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Yvonna S. Lincoln (editors), Handbook of Qualitative Research, 2nd edition (Sage, 2000).
Steve Derné, State University of New York-Geneseo, Movies, Masculinity, and Modernity: An Ethnography of Men’s Filmgoing in India (Greenwood Press, 2000).
Glen H. Elder, Jr., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and Rand D. Conger, Iowa State University, Children of the Land: Adversity and Success in Rural America (University of Chicago Press, 2000).
Rita Gorawara-Bhat, University of Chicago, The Social and Spatial Ecology of Work: The Case of a Survey Research Organization (Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2000).
Helgi Gunnlaughsson and John F. Galliher, both University of Missouri, Wayward Icelanders: Punishment, Boundary Maintenance, and the Creation of Crime (University of Wisconsin Press, 2000).
John R. Hall, University of California-Davis, Philip D. Schuyler, University of Washington, and Sylvaine Trinh, Ècole des Hautes Ètudes en Sciences Sociales (France), Apocalypse Observed: Religious Movements and Violence in North America, Europe, and Japan (Routledge, 2000).
Gerald Handel, City University of New York-City College and Graduate Center, Making a Life in Yorkville: Experience and Meaning in the Life-Course Narrative of an Urban Working-Class Man (Greenwood Press, 2000).
Carol Hogue, Emory University, Martha Hargraves, University of Texas Medical Branch, and Karen Scott Collins, The Commonwealth Fund, Minority Health In America: Findings and Policy Implications from the Commonwealth Fund Minority Health Survey (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000).
Elmer H. Johnson and Carol H. Johnson, both Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Linking Community and Corrections in Japan (Southern Illinois University Press, 2000).
Lisa A. Keister, Ohio State University, Chinese Business Groups: The Structure and Impact of Interfirm Relations During Economic Development (Oxford University Press, 2000).
Jeff Kentor, University of Utah, Capital and Coercion: The Economic and Military Processes That Have Shaped the World-Economy 1800-1990 (Garland Publishing, Inc., 2000).
Harold Kerbo, California State University and Polytechnic and Hermann Strasser, University of Duisburg (Germany), Modern Germany (McGraw-Hill, 2000).
Michel S. Laguerre, University of California-Berkeley, The Global Ethnopolis: Chinatown, Japantown and Manilatown in American Society (Macmillan Press, 2000).
Sharon Linzey, George Fox University and Ken Kaisch, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, God in Russia (University Press of America, 2000).
Timothy Marjoribanks, University of Melbourne (Australia), News Corporation, Technology and the Workplace: Global Strategies, Local Change (Cambridge University Press, 2000).
Jim McKay, Michael A. Messner, University of Southern California, and Don Sabo, D’Youville College (editors) Masculinities, Gender Relations, and Sport (Sage Publications, 2000).
Roslyn Arlin Mickelson, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Children on the Streets of the Americas: Globalization, Homelessness, and Education in the United States, Brazil, and Cuba (Routledge, 2000).
Alan S. Miller, Hokkaido University (Japan) and Satoshi Kanazawa, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Order by Accident: The Origins and Consequences of Conformity in Contemporary Japan (Westview Press, 2000).
Arthur P.J. Mol, Wageningen University (the Netherlands), and David Sonnenfeld, Washington State University (editors) Ecological Modernisation Around the World: Perspectives and Critical Debates (Frank Cass, 2000).
Robert Perinbanayagam, CUNY-Hunter College, The Presence of Self (Rowman and Littlefield, 2000).
Harland Prechel, Texas A&M University, Big Business and the State: Historical Transitions and Corporate Transformation in the United States, 1880s-1990s (State University of New York Press, 2000).
Nicole Rafter, Northeastern University, Shots in The Mirror: Crime Films and Society (Oxford University Press, 2000).
Clara E. Rodriguez, Fordham University, Changing Race: Latinos, the Census and the History of Ethnicity in the United States (New York University Press, 2000).
David Rogers, New York University, The Big Four British Banks: Organization, Strategy, and the Future (Macmillan Business, 1999).
Ruth P. Rubinstein, Fashion Institute of Technology, Society’s Child: Identity, Clothing, and Style (Westview Press, 1999).
John Scanzoni, University of Florida, Designing Families: The Search for Self and Community in the Information Age (Pine Forge, 2000).
W. Richard Scott, Stanford University, Institutional Change and Healthcare Organizations: From Professional Dominance to Managed Care (University of Chicago Press, 2000).
Irene Taviss Thomson, Fairleigh Dickinson University, In Conflict No Longer: Self and Society in Contemporary America (Rowman and Littlefield, 2000).
Nina Toren, The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Hurdles in the Halls of Science: The Israeli Case (Lexington Books, 2000).
Louise Q. Van Der Does and Rita J. Simon, American University, Renaissance Women in Science (University Press of America, 1999).
Min Zhou and James V. Gatewood, both University of California-Los Angeles (editors) Contemporary Asian America: A Multidisciplinary Reader (New York University Press, 2000).
The National Research Council is considering new approaches to its rankings of graduate programs. A number of sociologists have commented on the current process in recent issues of Footnotes. To make a comment or to be kept apprised of the proposed changes, contact Charlotte Kuh at e-mail email@example.com.
Workshop: Integrating Multicultural Perspectives into Health-Related Courses. We are seeking materials to include in a packet for workshop participants. Seeking syllabi on health-related courses that integrates a multicultural perspective into its content and/or process. Also wanted are reading lists, classroom exercises or activities. Deadline: June 15, 2000. Contact: Robin Moremen, Department of Sociology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115; (815) 753-6439; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caught in the Web
The Aspen Institute Nonprofit Sector Research Fund (NSRF) recently launched <www.NonprofitResearch. org>, a new online resource to serve nonprofit practitioners, scholars, policymakers, and others interested in the nonprofit sector and philanthropy. Also see <http://www.aspeninst.org>.
The Nature and Ecology Network has a new web page .
The Scientist is now available at . Our new Web site is completely free of charge, but requires a one-time registration before you can view articles.
Wayne State University Resources for Conflict Resolution: (1) A new online newsletter/journal is now available, Conflict Management in Higher Education Report. It comes out bimonthly, providing feature articles, book reviews and announcements, resource reviews, and news and events of interest to people working in higher education. http://www.culma.wayne.edu/CMHER/Newsletter.html. (2) Resolve-It College Virtual Campus is a web-based project that presents information now available on campus conflict management in a fun and user-friendly way. http://www. culma.wayne.edu/CMHER/cyber/Resolveit.html. (3) Mediation in the Campus Community: Designing and Managing Effective Programs, a new book from Jossey-Bass Press with ideas for campus conflict resolvers at all levels. For more information, see http://www.JosseyBass.com/catalog/isbn/0-7879-4789-X/index.html. (4) The Campus Mediation Resources website based at Wayne State continues to grow, with new resources being added, and old ones being updated to be more accessible to the end user. The address for the site is http://www.mtds.wayne.edu/campus.htm. Check out the online articles, sample documents and policies from other programs, and links to other useful sites.
World Wide Web Resources for Social Workers are now available online <http://www.nyu.edu/socialwork/wwwrsw/>.
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada. Sixth Annual Recording Teaching Accomplishment Institute, August 21-25, 2000. The Office of Instructional Development and Technology will offer a five-day faculty Institute on the preparation of individual teaching portfolios. The Institute provides instruction, one-on-one tutoring, and a forum for enthusiastic interchange with others engaged in a shared process. For details and registration information, see <www.dal.ca/oidt>. Information can also be requested by phone (902) 494-1622, fax (902) 494-2063 or e-mail OIDT@IS.DAL.CA.
33rd Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis and Collection, July 9-August 18, 2000. Over 50 one and two-week courses on: social survey design and analysis, sampling, regression, multilevel analysis, time series analysis, correspondence analysis, log linear analysis, latent class analysis, discourse analysis, game theory, rational choice, social theory, data visualization and data mining, social network analysis, maximum likelihood estimation and limited dependent variables, categorization and sorting, scaling, structural equation models, qualitative data analysis, focus groups, deliberative polls, interviewing, participant observation, content analysis (including the General Inquirer), SPSS, Amos, Lisrel, British Household Panel Survey, time budgets diary collection and analysis, facet theory, frame analysis and international conflict management. Contact: Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis and Collection, University of Essex, Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom; +44-1206-872502; fax +44-1206-873598; e-mail email@example.com. <http://www.essex.ac.uk/methods>.
National Social Science Association Summer Seminar, August 6-9, 2000, Honolulu, Hawaii. Theme: “The Social Sciences in the 21st Century.” Interested participants send a 25-word abstract to: National Social Science Association, 2020 Hills Lake Drive, El Cajon, CA 92020; (619) 448-4709; fax (619) 258-7636; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Policy and Practice
Elmer H. Johnson, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Emeritus, was invited as an expert to successive international conferences on prison industry and police training in March and April, 2000 in Brazil.
E. Gartly Jaco died on February 14, 2000.
George Stabler, Norfolk, VA, died in August 1999.
Donald J. (Adam) Adamchak, 48, died of cancer at his home in Manhattan, Kansas, on March 16, 2000. Adam was born in Bayonne, New Jersey on February 27, 1952. After graduating high school in Jersey City, he attended Ohio University (BGS) before going to Western Kentucky University (MA) and Bowling Green State University (PhD, Sociology, 1978). In the fall of 1978 he joined the sociology faculty at Kansas State University. He remained an active and productive member of the graduate and undergraduate programs in sociology up until a few days before his death.
At KSU, Adam anchored the concentration in social demography, preparing scores of graduate students, many of them international, for careers in research and teaching in social demography. He was exceptionally active in the graduate program through both his formal and his informal mentoring of many students in addition to his teaching. Adam, an active member of sixty-one MA and PhD committees and major professor for 17 masters and 12 doctoral degrees, was ever alert to opportunities that would help students’ careers, and he encouraged and nurtured them into their professions. He always involved students in his research, collaborating with many students and former students. (His last vita listed current or recent departmental graduate students as co-authors of eight 1999 and 2000 publications.) Adam’s students always “hit the ground running” in terms of their research and academic careers after KSU. New graduate students in the program quickly realized that he was an invaluable source of practical, career-related information and he was eager to share this information one-on-one, helping them to navigate through their programs and into their careers. Adam’s concern for, and his commitment to his students was all consuming. Literally during his last days, he was reading theses and preparing students for employment interviews. In recognition, at the spring commencement this year Adam was awarded a Graduate School Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding contributions to graduate education at KSU.
Adam’s research concerned the role of population factors in development; fertility transitions; family and family planning; the status of women/gender relations; ageing and intergenerational support; and the social demographic aspects of AIDS/HIV in developing countries. He was awarded a Rockefeller Foundation Social Science Research Fellowship in Population Science for 1987-88, and he served as a visiting professor at the University of Zimbabwe and, in 1995, as senior Fulbright scholar at the University of Namibia. Adam was a prolific contributor to several important bodies of research. Indicative are his forthcoming publications which include work on the effects of age structure on the labor force in China, the relationship between HIV and socioeconomic status in Uganda, the effects of gender relations on family planning decisions in Kenya, the determinants of contraceptive use in Nepal, women’s status and fertility outcomes in Kazakhstan. His research holds policy development implications for the coming decades.
Adam’s recent work appeared in such journals as Rural Sociology, The Sociological Quarterly, Journal of Biosocial Sciences, International Sociology, Age and Ageing, and the Southern African Journal of Gerontology. Adam also worked tirelessly in departmental, university, and professional service (e.g., on editorial boards for Rural Sociology, the Southern African Journal of Gerontology, and the Rural Studies Series of the Rural Sociological Society). Adam also worked in Nigeria, Kenya, Namibia and Zimbabwe as a consultant for international organizations, including the Rockefeller Foundation, the Population Council, UNICEF, and the United Nations Population Fund. Last year, by invitation of the United Nations, he was a key participant in an International Conference on Population and Development meeting on Population and Ageing in Belgium. In early March, 2000, he taught a course on social gerontology in Malta for the United Nations Institute on Ageing.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Enea Adamchak in Manhattan, KS, his son, Nikolai Adamchak in Louisville, KY, and his father, two sisters, and two nieces, all in New York/New Jersey.
Adam will be missed by his colleagues and students at Kansas State University. We will miss his quick sense of humor, his working class, New Jersey directness, his professionalism, and his contributions to our individual lives and to the collective life of the department. He will also be missed by his former students, many of whom he remained in close contact, and by his professional colleagues around the world.
An endowed award, the Donald J. and Susan E. Adamchak Graduate Student Award in Demography, has been established in his memory at Bowling Green State University.
Michael Timberlake and Leonard Bloomquist, Kansas State University; Gary Foster, University of Eastern Illinois; John Wade, Southeast Missouri State University
Robert Endleman , professor emeritus of sociology at Adelphi University and a practicing psychoanalyst died at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City on December 14, 1999 after a long illness and series of strokes. He was born in Sudbury, Ontario on October 2, 1923, the third son of Lithuanian immigrants.
His father was a fur trader. Robert, as he preferred to be called in later life, attended the University of Toronto where he majored in sociology and modern languages. Like a number of other students in the 1940’s, the best-known of whom was Erving Goffman, he was inspired by C.W.M. Hart, the major figure in the field at the time, to undertake graduate work in cultural anthropology. Accordingly, when Hart accepted an appointment at the University of Wisconsin, he followed him to Madison and earned an MA in 1947. He obtained his PhD at Harvard in 1955 in the new Department of Social Relations where he worked under the supervision of Clyde Kluckhohn. After a research position at the University of Chicago where he co-authored the NORC studies in human reactions to disaster and teaching appointments at the Universities of Minnesota and Illinois, Hofstra University and the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, he moved to Adelphi University in Garden City, Long Island, New York in 1961, and served as chair of the Department of Sociology from 1963 until 1969. He entered the Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis at New York University in 1971 and received a certificate in 1976. In the winter of 1970 he was appointed a visiting professor at McGill University in Montreal, and in 1974 at the University of Haifa. He took retirement from Adelphi in 1991 to devote full-time to his writing and publishing pursuits-specifically, Psyche Press which he founded to facilitate the publication of research studies with a psychoanalytic orientation.
His colleagues and friends agree that Robert was no narrow academic, but was always bubbling with ideas in literature, art, music—he played the piano—politics, religion; always an interesting conversationalist at social gatherings. According to his associates at NYU he made valuable contributions to their programs and could always be counted on for an intelligent discussion of papers presented at psychoanalytic meetings. He could marshal arguments on all sides of a question, and, as one analyst put it, “he was fun to do battle with.” Moreover, in the words of Ashakant Nimbark, he was “a convivial convention enthusiast, a socially busy bee, a perpetual party goer as well as party thrower.”
Although his scholarship, in his words, focused on “personality-in-culture and social structure,” he rejected the extreme cultural relativism and the revisionist Freudianism associated with this approach, preferring to align himself with such more “orthodox” Freudian anthropologists as Geza Roheim, George Devereux, and Weston LaBarre. The range of his applications of this perspective is best revealed in the titles of his books: Personality and Social Life (1967), a combined text and reader to which he contributed innovative essays relating human character structure to biological evolution and the origins of language and culture; Love and Sex in Twelve Cultures (1989), often adopted as a text for courses in sociology and anthropology; Psyche and Society: Explorations in Psychoanalytic Sociology (1981); Deviance and Psychopathology; The Sociology and Psychology of Outsiders (1990); Eros and Evolution: Prospects for Paso (Psychoanalytic Social Science); Jonestown and the Manson Family: Race, Sexuality, and Collective Madness (1993); Relativism Under Fire: The Psychoanalytic Challenge (1995); No Fathers (1997). In addition to his ten books Robert published many articles and reviews in psychoanalytical, sociological, and anthropological journals. He also edited a newsletter entitled PASO, the acronym standing for “psychoanalytic approaches to social science.” He belonged to a generation of sociologists with broadly interdisciplinary interests that is now regrettably passing. His efforts to integrate psychoanalysis, sociology, and anthropology were especially valuable and will be sorely missed since few scholars are presently continuing this intellectual tradition.
He is survived by two daughters, Julie G. Endleman of Manhattan, and Lezlie Weiner of Midlothian, VA; three grandsons; a sister, Gloria Fox of Manhattan; a brother, Donald Endleman of Port Perry, Ont.; a niece, Erica Fox of Atlanta, a nephew, Tom Endleman of Sudbury, Ont., and a cousin, Shalom Endleman of Totoket, CT.
Helen M. Hacker, Emerita Professor, Adelphi University; Dennis H. Wrong, Emeritus Professor, New York University
I would like to add a personal note of appreciation to the above account. The fact that Robert often helped me in preparing feminist speeches with which he was not in sympathy is indicative of his kindness and capacity for friendship. One of his books in my library bears the inscription: “To Helen, beloved antagonist.”
Julie A. Lam
Julie A. Lam passed away on Friday, January 14, 2000 at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland after a four-year battle with kidney cancer. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with an MS in 1983 and received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1988.
While a graduate student at University of Massachusetts, Julie studied with Peter Rossi and James Wright. She wrote her dissertation on the lives of homeless women. Upon graduation, Julie became the Associate Director of the Student Affairs Research and Evaluation Office at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. While there, she worked on projects related to college students, including acquaintance rape, sexual harassment, racial and ethnic harassment, and alcohol and drug use.
In 1991, Julie moved with her husband, Tom Hannon, to New Haven, Connecticut. While in New Haven, Julie managed Yale Medical School’s National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) demonstration project on services for homeless substance abusing men. She was a faculty member and associate research scientist at Yale University. She also served as a mentor and dissertation advisor to graduate students in the Department of Sociology. Since 1993, Julie was the Director of the Access Program on Homelessness at the North East Program Evaluation Center (NEPEC) at the Veteran’s Administration in New Haven. At NEPEC, she worked closely with Robert Rosenheck on research assessing the needs of homeless veterans.
Julie is survived by her parents, Jess and Betty Lam, from Pauls Valley, Oklahoma; her sister, Jana, and brother, Jess; and her husband, Tom, and her two young children, Kathleen Ann Hannon and Stephen Patrick Hannon. She leaves behind a legacy of excellent sociological research on the service needs of homeless people that can be found in federal reports and published articles. If it is true that society will eventually be judged by how it treats its most vulnerable populations, members of our discipline could learn much and contribute more from exploring the scholarly activities of Julie A. Lam.
Stephanie Hartwell, University of Massachusetts-Boston
Hylan G. Lewis
Hylan Garnet Lewis, a sociologist and pioneer in the field of community studies who was active in public life and taught in New York for years, died on March 8 at a hospital in Versailles, France. He was 88, lived on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and had been visiting France.
The death of Lewis, who was retired, was announced by the City University of New York Graduate Center, where he was a professor of sociology for two decades, beginning in 1977.
“Professor Lewis, in his research, teaching and leadership in public affairs, was a bright beacon that lit, and in a major way, helped to guide more than a half-century of American race relations,” said Setsuko Matsunaga Nishi, a retired professor of sociology at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center.
Lewis’s 1955 book, Blackways of Kent is a study of a black community in the industrializing South. It has been called an exemplary early product of community studies, which examines the role of factors like race, job and economic status and family in joining people together.
He went on to direct, from 1959 to 1964, a child-rearing study carried out by the Health and Welfare Council in Washington. A key finding of the study was that poor black mothers in Washington had aspirations of success for their children that were just as high as those of all middle-class mothers. But the study found that the poor black mothers also had a realistic understanding of the obstacles—like racial prejudice, poverty and poor schools—that their children would face.
These findings were important and influential, because it had been widely thought at the time that these children had not been succeeding in life because their families had not set high goals.
Later, Lewis held posts in New York in which he analyzed, and sought remedies for, the problems of the poor and unemployed. He also studied discrimination against members of minorities in corporate employment, foster care and schools.
He was a senior associate at Kenneth B. Clark and Associates, a consulting firm led by Kenneth B. Clark, the noted psychologist and race-relations expert, which advised corporations, schools and other clients about racial integration.
After teaching at Howard University and in the South, Lewis was on the faculty of Brooklyn College from 1967 to 1977 and while teaching at the Graduate Center he also taught at Queens College from 1990 to 1992.
He was born in Washington, received a bachelor’s degree in 1932 from Virginia Union University in Richmond, VA, and his doctorate in sociology in 1951 from the University of Chicago.
His 1953 marriage to Leighla Whipper ended in divorce.
He is survived by his companion, Francoise Burgess; his wife, the former Audrey Carter, from whom he had been separated for 26 years; a daughter, Carole Ione of Kingston, NY; a son, Guy, of Yreka, CA; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two sisters, Kathryn Garner and Elsie Lewis, both of Washington.
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Floyd M. Martinson
Floyd M. Martinson, 83, of St. Peter, Minnesota, died peacefully at his home on Easter Sunday, April 23, 2000.
Floyd was born November 12, 1916, to John and Mathilda Martinson in Grace Township, Chippewa County, Minnesota. A 1942 graduate of Concordia, he later earned masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Minnesota. He married Beatrice Awes on June 15, 1946, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.
From 1945 to 1982, Floyd was professor of sociology at Gustavus Adolphus College, where he taught and published in the areas of family sociology, sexuality, and social psychology. In 1982 he announced at the age of sixty-five that while he would no longer be teaching, he was not retiring. Indeed, Floyd never retired. Refusing the “Emeritus” title, he became Research Sociologist and continued to write and publish until his dying day. All told, he published fifty articles and chapters, and nine books and monographs, including Marriage and the American Ideal (1960), Growing Up in Norway, 800 to 1990 (1992), and The Sexual Life of Children (1994).
Floyd was a fellow of the American Sociological Association; a member of the Committee on Family Research, International Sociological Association; a member of the National Council on Family Relations; a member of the International Academy of Sex Research; a fellow, Society for the Scientific Study of Sex; an associate of the Sex Information and Education Council of the United States; a life member of the Midwest Sociological Association; and a member of the Minnesota Council on Family Relations. He was on the Editorial Advisory Board and was consulting Editor for the Journal of Sex Research.
He organized and chaired “The Child and the Family”, the Sixteenth International Seminar, Committee on Family Research, International Sociological Association. He organized and convened the Symposium on Infant and Child Sexuality, International Conference on Love and Attraction, University of Swansea, Wales, UK. He was a visiting scientist and consultant on infant and child sexuality at the Center for Studies in Child and Family Mental Health at the National Institute of Mental Health in Washington, DC. And he was guest lecturer at Vaxjo, Sweden; University of Oslo; Uppsala University; University of Bergen, Norway; University of Geneva, Switzerland; Psykiatrisk Klinik, Copenhagen, Denmark; Lund University, Sweden; University of Trondheim, Norway; and the Norwegian Association of Clinical Sexology, Oslo, Norway.
In 1988 he was the recipient of the Alfred C. Kinsey Award; in 1980 he received a Fulbright Research Scholarship and an award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex.
Beyond academia Floyd was active in the life of the Lutheran church: LCA Commission on Marriage; Board of Directors, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota; Minnesota Council of Churches, Department of Christian Social Relations; Board of Managers and Chairman of the Department of Social Action; Pastoral Counseling Committee, Minnesota Synod; Committee on the Role of Lutheran Social Welfare in Strengthening the Family, National Lutheran Council; Commission on the Impact of Social Change on the Family, National Conference on Churches and Social Work; and the Board of Christian Service and Board of Youth Activities, Lutheran Minnesota Conference.
During Floyd’s long career he studied and taught in subject areas that were beyond the mainstream, even controversial. Students of the 1940s and 1950s appreciated his frank and open discussions of sexuality until the 1960s eventually began to catch up with him. Colleagues learned from him the importance of academic freedom and tenure. From outside the academy came opposition to the subject areas he was opening up. In the early days, some of those complaints were brought to the college President, who would turn the letters over to Floyd, with the instruction: “You take care of this.” More recently Floyd’s investigations into childhood sexuality have raised eyebrows—just last year a letter came from across the seas asking whether Floyd’s 1994 book represented “the official position of the college or the department”. More often, however, Floyd’s work has been favorably cited in the press by progressive columnists fighting the tides of prejudice and popular culture.
As a man about campus, Floyd carried far more than his share of natural dignity and grace, and he dressed better than Johnny Carson. A chance encounter would get you a pat on the back, a pep talk, whatever was necessary. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Rich Hilbert, Gustavus Adolphus College
Archibald Ward, 88, a sociologist and former Baptist minister who worked for St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for nearly 25 years before retiring in 1985, died of congestive heart failure April 21 at his home in Clinton.
Ward joined the hospital in 1961 as a research chaplain and later became research sociologist before retiring as forensic division training director at St. Elizabeths. He also served as president of the St. Elizabeths Medical Society.
In addition to his work at the hospital, he served as an associate clinical professor at George Washington University medical school. He also lectured at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond and at the College of William and Mary.
Ward, a North Carolina native, was a graduate of North Carolina State University and the Crozer Theological Seminary, which was then located in Pennsylvania. He received a doctorate in sociology from the University of Maryland.
From 1937 to 1942, he served as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Towson. After that he left the Washington area. He held such posts as Baptist church pastor and hospital chaplain before returning to this area to join St. Elizabeths.
In retirement, Ward volunteered for the Prince George’s County Health Department and the county’s Family Services Department. He also served on the Citizen’s Advisory Committee for the Patuxent Institution. His hobbies included gardening and photography. He practiced yoga.
His marriage to Courtney Ward ended in divorce. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Sue Fryer Ward of Clinton, and their two daughters, Beth Ione Ward of Northampton, MA and Lucille Ward Walker of St. Inigoes; two children from his first marriage, Anne Ward Little and John Archibald Ward, both of Williamsburg; and four grandchildren.
Reprinted from the Washington Post