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Albany Sociologist Heads NSF-funded International Study of the Children of Immigrants

An interdisciplinary consortium headed by sociologist Richard Alba of the Center for Social and Demographic Analysis at the University at Albany- SUNY has received a three-year, $1.2- million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct a study of the children of immigrants in the schools of the United States and five western European countries. The Albany grant, one of 10 inaugural awards made by NSF’s Partnership for International Research and Education, was the only one to include sociologists.

This award funds a program of training and research to investigate how the contemporary second generation is faring and thus the impact of immigration on the societies of reception and on the immigrants and their children.

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New Guidelines on Joint Sociology–Anthropology Programs

ASA’s Academic and Professional Affairs Program has issued a new booklet designed to help joint sociology and anthropology programs. The 23-page monograph, Models and Best Practices for Joint Sociology– Anthropology Departments, was written by Edward L. Kain, Southwestern University, Theodore C. Wagenaar, Miami University, and Carla B. Howery, ASA.

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