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  1. Awards

    John Boman, Bowling Green State University, received the Excellence in Teaching Faculty Award.

    Susan L. Brown, Bowling Green State University, received a Clifford C. Clogg Award, established to honor outstanding innovative scholarly achievements of population professionals. Brown was also conferred the title of Distinguished Research Professor.

    Susan L. Brown and I-Fen Lin, Bowling Green State University, received the President's Award for Collaborative Research and Creative Work.

  2. Transitions

    Stephanie Hartwell will be the new dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University, beginning on August 1, 2018.

    Barbara Risman, University of Illinois-Chicago, was named a UIC College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor in September 2017. 

    Victor Roudometof, University of Cyprus, was elected Chair of the Department of Social and Political Sciences, for a two-year term, effective May 25, 2018.

  3. People

    Claudia Chaufan, University of California-San Francisco and York University, has been selected by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board's Specialist Program and the U.S. government's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Exchange Programs to visit Birzeit University in Ramallah. The award, beginning May 1 and spanning five weeks, provides an opportunity to collaborate with local partners in educational, political, cultural, economic, and scientific fields with the expectation of establishing open communication and long-term cooperative relationships.

  4. New Books

    Jean Beaman, Purdue University, Citizen Outsider: Children of North African Immigrants in France (University of California Press, 2017).

    Kate Pride Brown, Georgia Institute of Technology, Saving the Sacred Sea: The Power of Civil Society in an Age of Authoritarianism and Globalization (Oxford University Press, 2018).

    Ernesto Castañeda, American University, A Place to Call Home: Immigrant Exclusion and Urban Belonging in New York, Paris, and Barcelona (Stanford University Press, 2018).

  5. Other Organizations

    The Pacific Sociological Association (PSA) seeks applications for editor(s) of its journal Sociological Perspectives for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2020. Applicant(s) should reside in the PSA region. For more information, visit or contact PSA Publications Committee Chair Robert Futrell, Deadline: January 31, 2019.

  6. Deaths

    James W. Balkwell, University of Georgia, died on March 22, 2018.

    Gerald Handel, Professor of Sociology Emeritus, The City College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York, died December 24, 2017, at age 93.

    Ephraim Mizruchi, retired Professor of Sociology at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, died on May 14, 2018, at age 92.

    Carmi Schooler, University of Maryland and the National Institute of Mental Health, died on May 11, 2018.

  7. Obituaries

    Anthony R. Harris

    Anthony R. Harris died peacefully December 4, 2017, in his home in Chesterfield, MA, at the age of 76 years old.

  8. Opportunities for Professional Development for Department Leaders at the ASA Annual Meeting

    Department Chairs Preconference

    "Freedom of Speech and Sociology Departments: Responding to Challenges, Fostering Space for Discourse"
    August 10, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    The Chairs Preconference will help department leaders respond to challenges to free speech, establish guiding principles for evaluating controversies, and be prepared to act effectively and appropriately when they arise.

    Director of Graduate Studies Preconference

    "The Master's Degree in Sociology: New Opportunities and Fresh Approaches"
    August 10, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

  9. 2018 Howery Teaching Enhancement Fund Winners

    The Carla B. Howery Teaching Enhancement Fund (TEF) is a small grants program of the American Sociological Association. It supports projects that advance the scholarship of teaching and learning within the discipline of sociology. The ASA congratulates the 2018 TEF recipients:

    Peter Hart-Brinson, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, for Eau Claire Longitudinal Student Survey: Institutionalizing High-Impact Experiential Learning in Sociological Research Methods.

  10. Sexual Misconduct Events at the 2018 ASA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia

    In the year of "Me Too," with the topic of sexual misconduct continuing to roil society, several workshops, sessions, and events will deal with the topic at the August 2018 ASA Annual Meeting.

    Anti-Harassment Workshops at the Annual Meeting

    Three workshops have been organized by and with members of the ASA Working Group on Harassment.

    #MeTooPhD: Addressing Sexual Violence in and through Sociology

    August 11, 10:30 am to 12:10 pm, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Level 100, 104A