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November 2014

ASA Committee on Publications Seeks Member Input on Vision Statements from Editor Candidates

  • The ASA Committee on Publications asks candidates for journal editorships to include in their proposal a one-page anonymous "vision statement" to be posted online for ASA member comment. The vision statements for the editor candidates for the American Sociological Review and Sociological Methodology are now available online. (The term of editorship for each journal will be 2016-2018.) Interested ASA members may read the statements and send comments by December 5 to publications@asanet.org. Comments will be forwarded to the Committee on Publications for consideration at its December meeting. (See tentative agenda.) At that meeting, the Committee will vote on formal recommendations for editors. Those recommendations are forwarded to Council; Council makes the formal appointment of editors.

ASA Members: Comment on Census Bureau Proposal to Remove Marriage and Degree Field Questions on ACS

  • On October 31, the Census Bureau announced a proposal to remove seven questions from the American Community Survey (ACS), including marital history and field of undergraduate degree. If you rely on these data, you have an opportunity to comment on and influence possible modifications to the Census Bureau’s proposed actions by December 30, 2014.

2015 ASA Annual Meeting Update
  • The paper submission site for the 2015 Annual Meeting will open December 5, 2014. Members may submit papers to Regular Session topics, Section paper sessions and Section roundtables, and Open Refereed Roundtables. Proposals for Posters and discussion topics for Informal Discussion Roundtables may also be submitted. Authors are advised to read the submission criteria and review the program components posted in the online Call for Papers before attempting to submit papers. Users will need their ASA ID and password to log into the submission site. The deadline for all submissions is January 7, 2015.
  • Thinking about hosting a meeting or special event during the Annual Meeting in Chicago? The ASA provides two services for individuals or groups desiring to use meeting space at the Annual Meeting. Because ASA Sections have been allotted program time, they are excluded from these provisions.
  • Estimate your expenses for attending the Annual Meeting in Chicago. It's never too early to begin planning for your participation in the Annual Meeting.

Start Your Holiday Shopping Early!

  • The Sociologist's Book of Cartoons makes an ideal holiday gift. With a customized ASA cartoon on the cover, the book includes 85 cartoons originally published in The New Yorker magazine over the last 80 years, selected specifically for their relevance to the work and lives of sociologists. Visit the ASA online bookstore and order by December 5 to ensure delivery by the holidays.
  • Looking for a way to reward or recognize an outstanding or deserving student? Consider giving the gift of ASA membership using the new online gift process. Each gift membership is only $50 and includes all the regular benefits of student membership as well as a journal of the student's choice.
  • With the end of the semester around the corner, now is a great time to visit the merchandise section of the ASA online bookstore if you are looking for gifts for your students, colleagues, or department staff. From mousepads to travel mugs, note cards to infant "onesies," water bottles to luggage tags, tote bags to t-shirts, and PhD decals to sandstone coaster sets, ASA offers high-quality, low-cost gifts professionally imprinted with the ASA logo. For even more savings, be sure to visit the sale section for special end-of-year bargains.

ASA Opportunities in Retirement Network Invites Submissions for Sociological Lives Volume

  • ASA-ORN (Opportunities in Retirement Network) invites submissions for a book, tentatively titled Sociological Lives, intended as a compilation of autobiographical accounts written by retired sociologists, focusing on the evolving meaning of sociology in their lives.

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