Former News and Announcements

2008

ASA/ACLU case to proceed: Court to examine denial of scholar’s visa. (12/8/08)

Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 60 in December, three years after ASA's enhanced human rights statement, and one month before AAAS' launch of the Science and Human Rights Coalition, of which ASA is a founding organization. (12/08)

ASA joins amicus brief, in Iowa Supreme Court case, supporting criteria for social science expert witnesses. (4/08)

Council approves formal PEWS section sponsorship of online Journal of World Systems Research.

ASA modifies copyright policy to comply with new NIH public access regulations.

Washington Post republishes sociologist Saad Ibrahim's 2007 op-ed regarding Egyptian political repression. 

Study in the American Sociological Review on genetic and social links to violent behavior is featured on CNN's American Morning. Video.

Research on race, place, and crime is featured on Capitol Hill

2008 ASA Election . . . Evelyn Nakano Glenn elected next ASA President; John Logan is Vice President. See all election results .

Prominent military sociologist Charles Moskos, known for the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, died May 31. Chicago Tribune obituary.

From putting on the pounds to kicking the habit, sociological research explores social contagion.  (5/26)

Apply online for an ASA FAD award; deadline June 15.

Who Knew? Sociology careers are rare and well-paying . . . Just ask Forbes.com.  (4/22)

ASA advocates for science methods in Iowa Supreme Court case.  (4/18)

The 2008 Guide to Graduate Departments of Sociology is now available in the ASA online bookstore.

Alan Sica, Penn State University, has been selected as the next editor of Contemporary Sociology.

Applications are invited for next editor of City & Community.

The ASA Task Force on Sociology and Criminology Programs seeks input in the ASA discussion forum.

Institutes of Health issues behavioral & social science research prospectus (2.7MB PDF) to enhance nation's health.  ASA and sister organizations weighed in . . . (1/16) 

See January announcements of meetings, calls for papers, funding, books, people news, sociology press coverage, more . . .  (1/15)

U.S. Census Bureau seeks nominations for African American, Asian, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander population advisory committees by January 28.  (1/4)

The National Academies releases the freely downloadable Science, Evolution, and Creationism, a report on teaching science.  (1/4)

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