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November 14, 2007
NSF seeks research proposals on complexity and interacting systems from social scientists.

November 2, 2007
Sociologists are asked to urge Congress to support adequate funding to ensure an uncompromised U.S. Census.


October 29, 2007
German court frees research sociologist Andrej Holm, whose case had prompted protests from academics across the world, including an ASA letter to the German government and a resolution condemning the arrest.

October 27, 2007
ASA and China Advocates invite members to tour China's Middle Kingdom, January 23 reservation deadline.

October 23, 2007
National Institutes of Health seeks social scientists' input on basic research plan; November 26 deadline.


September 30, 2007
Read Harvard sociologist Orlando Patterson's op-ed in The New York Times on the "Jena 6."

ASA seeks applications for editor of Contemporary Sociology.

New in the ASA Rose Series, Beyond the Boycott vividly depicts the contemporary movement to humanize globalization.

September 20, 2007
Iran frees U.S.-Iranian sociologist K. Tajbakhsh. (See BBC story and ASA support letter.)

New in the ASA Rose Series, Market Friendly or Family Friendly? examines the cumulative disadvantages for women to achieve economic and health security when they retire.


August 15, 2007
ASA Council passes resolutions on British boycott of Israeli scholars and use of research in detention of scholars.

Order your copy of The Contexts Reader, with 67 complete articles from the award-winning magazine, more than 50 photos from the original essays, and new study questions at the end of every reading.

New York: ASA President Francis Fox Piven will be interviewed on WBAI, 99.5 FM by CityWatch host Bill Di Fazio, on the Annual Meeting.

Harvard sociologist Nicholas Christakis' study on the role of social networks in U.S. obesity epidemic was covered by numerous media, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston GlobeThe study appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine.


June 26, 2007
ASA hosts sociological research presentation on Capitol Hill.

June 11, 2007
Marriage-mental health research, published in June Journal of Health and Social Behavior, is featured in The Times of London, The Washington Post, The Washington Times and others.

Research on impact of marriage on couples' ties to community, published in Spring 2006 Contexts, is featured in Washington Post.

Research on social organization of notification, published in September 2006 Sociological Theory, is featured in New York Times.


May 30, 2007
Otto N. Larsen, ASA's Executive Officer during 1972-75, died at age 85 on May 20.  Watch for an obituary in the July/August Footnotes newsletter.

May 18, 2007
>ASA holds Hill briefing on military for congressional staff and federal agency representatives.

(left to right) - Morten Ender, David R. Segal, and former Marine Sergeant Brian Fricke.


April 19, 2007
Read statement of the American Sociological Association regarding the April 16, 2007, tragic events at Virginia Tech University.

Race and gender characterizations in U.S. media:  Discuss racially charged comments of radio shock-jock Don Imus in current events & news forum.

April 12, 2007
Order your copy of the new expanded ASA Style Guide from the ASA online bookstore.

April 11, 2007
Douglas Hartmann and Christopher Uggen, University of Minnesota, are selected to be the next editors of ASA's Contexts magazine.  More information to follow . . .

ASA News: Nation Building Is Key to Defeating Insurgents in Iraq

ASA News: New Study Finds Sperm Donors Valued Less Than Egg Donors

ASA News: ASA Holds Hill Briefing on Military

ASA Media Advisory: Invitation to Senate Briefing on Social and Cultural Influences on the Military

ASA Media Advisory: Social Science Disaster Experts Available to Comment on Kansas Tornado Tragedy

April 10, 2007
Sociological expert available to comment on Don Imus/Rutgers Basketball team controversy.


March 28, 2007
Should single parents remain single for the sake of their children's behavior?  Read press release.

March 23, 2007
How does sociology contribute to higher education general learning and liberal arts skills?  Read new report.

March 22, 2007
Sociologists are quoted and interviewed in major and local press.  See "In the News."

New research shows summer vacation hurts low-income kids’ chances for academic success.

March 19, 2007
View contents of March Footnotes newsletter.

March 13, 2007
Parents want distance between their own kids and those with mental disorders.

Middle-aged adults more likely than less healthy older adults to resort to alternative medicine, according to study.

Sociologists G. Grenier and H. Gladwin to address Cuban American attitudes at Brookings Institution.

March 7, 2007
Eliza Pavalko of Indiana University-Bloomington to follow Peggy Thoits as the next editor of ASA's Journal of Health and Social Behavior. More details later . . .

ASA Research Director available for comment on innovation in engineering curriculum.

March 6, 2007
ASA issues statement urging discontinuing use of Native American sport nicknames and mascots.

March 5, 2007
Sociological expert available for interviews on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" court case.


February 28, 2007
New sociological analysis shows "killer" video games do not produce killer kids.

February 26, 2007
Research sociologists Rubén Rumbaut and Robert Sampson to lead discussion for congressional staff and press in a teleconference.

February 22, 2007
Holly G. Prigerson et al.'s Journal of the American Medical Association article makes headlines. Study examines counter-intuitive patterns and stages in the grief process.

View content of the February 2007 Footnotes newsletter. (2/19) 
Discuss article on sociology as a science.

February 9, 2007
Adoptive parents invest as much in their children as biological parents invest in theirs, according to new sociological study.

February 6, 2007
Immigration slows intermarriage rate in United States, according to new study.

February 4, 2007
ASA statement on the importance of U.S. allowing academic exchange with Cuban scholars.

February 2, 2007
ASA urges U.S. Secretary of State to allow invited Annual Meeting participant Professor Adam Habib into the country.


January 31, 2007
Sociological Middle East expert available for press interviews on violence in Iraq.

January 23, 2007
Sociological and military expert available for press interviews on the State of the Union Address.

January 16, 2007
Sociologist experts on the future of Cuba are available for press interviews and comments on how Fidel Castro's health will affect Cuba and the Cuban people.

January 11, 2007
Sociologist expert on history of wars is available for press interviews on President Bush's January 10 national speech on boosting troops in Iraq.

ASA seeks nominations for its major annual awards.

January 1, 2007
Contents of ASA's January Footnotes newsletter are online.

Now online . . . December Footnotes newletter.

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