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Feminism & Psychology invites submissions for its special issue, which will consider issues around women’s movements, everyday sexism, and the blurred lines of social media. Papers from academics, activists, and practitioners at different stages of their careers are welcomed. Submissions may be theoretical, empirical, or methodological, and/or focus on research and practice and should be no longer than 8,000 words, as well as commentaries and brief reports. All submissions will undergo anonymous peer review. Deadline: April 30, 2016. Contact: Abigail Lock at drabigaillocke@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.mc.manuscriptcentral.com/fap.

Michigan Sociological Review (MSR) invites submissions for vol. 30 (Fall 2016). MSR is the official, peer-reviewed publication of the Michigan Sociological Association. As an interdisciplinary, double-blind peer-reviewed journal, it welcomes previously unpublished manuscripts exploring a broad range of theoretical, methodological, and empirical questions. To submit, send an e-mail with two files attached: one that has all author identification removed, and a second file with author contact information, biography of no more than 100 words, and any acknowledgements. All files should be in .doc format, using ASA citation style. Deadline: May 15, 2016. Contact: Brigitte Bechtold, at becht1bh@cmich.edu.

Rapoport Center Human Rights Working Paper Series (WPS) invites submissions for the 2015-16 academic year. The WPS seeks innovative papers by both researchers and practitioners in the field of human rights. Acceptance to the WPS series provides authors with an opportunity to receive feedback on works in progress and stimulate a lively, productive conversation around the subject matter of their paper. This process is designed to prepare papers for publication in academic journals or other venues. Contact: rcwps@law.utexas.edu. For more information, visit www.sites.utexas.edu/rapoportcenterwps/submission-guidelines/.

Society and Mental Health seeks scholarship on public sector mental health, with a focus on the role of structural and behavioral correlates of mental health disparities and the consequences of social inequality for those systems that meet the needs of individuals with severe mental disorders. Of particular interest is scholarship that explores the role of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion. Manuscripts focusing on the unique contributions sociologists can make to mental health services research are also welcome. Articles will be peer reviewed and 4 to 6 papers selected for inclusion in this special issue. The guest editor will provide a brief historic overview of developments in public mental health care. Submit papers using the journal’s online system at smh.sagepub.com Deadline: March 15, 2016.

Sociological Perspectives is seeking articles for a special issue, “New Frontiers in the Study of Colorblind Racism. “ We are seeking scholarship that extends our sociological understanding of contemporary racism and its relationship to colorblind ideology beyond mere identification of its frames. Submit abstracts as MSWord documents no longer than 500 words to mburke@iwu.edu by April 1, 2016, for feedback and further submission information. Full papers will be submitted by June 15 and be subject to blind peer review consistent with the journal’s standards. As such, submitted papers must be based on original material, not under review or consideration by any other journal or publisher.

Conferences

Add Health Users 2016 Conference, June 20-21, 2016, Bethesda, MD. Sponsored by Add Health at the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the Eunice Kennedy ShriverNational Institute of Child Health & Human Development. The conference is now accepting abstracts of 250 words or less via the online abstract submission form. Any papers using Add Health data are welcome. Papers on both substantive and methodological topics are also invited. Travel stipends will be awarded based on eligibility and scientific merit. Deadline: February 29, 2016. Contact: addhealth_conference@unc.edu. For more information, visit www.cpc.unc.edu/projects/addhealth/events/2016-add-health-users-conference-abstract-submission-form.

Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research on Adolescence (EARA), September 16-19, 2016, La Barrosa, Spain. Theme: “¿Qué será, será? Adolescent Research into the Future: Visions and Challenges.” Submissions are invited that contribute from a broad array of topics within research on adolescence. The suggested topics include, though not exclusively: young people and their social groups, developmental transitions, social institutions, risk, deviance and the law, mental and physical health, leisure, identity, gender roles, minorities, technology, sports, cross-cultural differences, interventions, and relevant and innovative research methods. Deadline: March 31, 2016. For more information, visit www.eara2016.com/.

Engendering Change Graduate Student Conference 2016, April 23, 2016, Chicago, IL. Theme: “Racial and Gender Justice.” Engendering Change is an annual graduate student-organized conference focused on issues of gender and sexuality. The theme of the conference is meant to highlight and further encourage academic work on racial and gender justice, however all submissions related to gender and sexuality will be considered. Submissions are invited for paper presentations, roundtables, and poster sessions. Deadline: April 1, 2016. Contact: enganderingchange2016@gmail.com.

Humber Liberal Arts @ IFOA Conference, October 28-29, 2016. Toronto, CA. Theme: “Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory?” The conference invites proposals for papers that examine the broad themes of Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory. If accepted, the presenters should prepare a 20-minute presentation each, the oral equivalent of approximately 8-10 pages, double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12 point font. Deadline: April 30, 2016. For more information, visit www.humber.ca/liberalarts-ifoa/call-proposals.

Interdisciplinary Conference, December 2-4, 2016, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Theme: “Political Masculinities as Agents of Change.” The conference will explore where, when, how. and why political masculinities can/have served as agents of change. We hope to showcase the best work in this area from a diverse range of academic disciplines and practitioners and stimulate debate between them. Deadline: April 29, 2016. Contact: political.masculinities@anglia.ac.uk. For more information, visit www.anglia.ac.uk/masculinities.

International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE) 2016 Conference, December 17-20, 2016, Kuwait City, Kuwait. Theme: “Legitimate Tradition.” This conference seeks to ask: What role does tradition play in legitimating practices that produce place-based or placeless built environments? In the particular context of tradition, legitimacy can have several meanings, including authenticity, legality, and the possession of value or worth. These aspects of legitimacy are not inherent within traditions themselves, but are bestowed by agents for particular reasons. Papers will explore the following themes: building legitimacy through tradition; legitimizing tradition; and tradition and the ethics of practice. Deadline: February 16, 2016. For more information, visit www.iaste.berkeley.edu/conferences/2016-conference.

Spring Leadership Institute Higher Education Leadership Conference, April 15, 2016, St. Cloud, MN. Submissions are invited for paper presentations, roundtables, and poster sessions. The conference will feature general interest, panel, promising practice, round-table, and poster sessions about topics of research, trends, and practice in higher education leadership. Submit a 100- to 200-word proposal summarizing your presentation and explaining how it would be valuable to higher education leadership practitioners and/or research. Deadline: March 1, 2016. For more information, visit www.goo.gl/forms/n1akk5sUYj.

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Meetings

February 29–March 2, 2016. Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy’s Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, Research and Education Ninth Health Disparities Conference. Theme: “From Disparity to Equity: Building Healthier Communities.” For more information, visit www.xula.the1joshuagroup.com/.

March 3-5, 2016. Global Status of Women and Girls, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA. This interdisciplinary conference seeks to foster inquiries into the complex and multifocal issues faced by women and girls around the world, historically and today. The keynote speaker is Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sheryl Wu Dunn. For more information, visit www.globalstatusofwomen-conf.org/.

March 4–5, 2016. Annual Conference from the Council on Contemporary Families. Austin, TX. Theme: “Families as They Really Are: Demography, Disparities, and Debates.” For more information, visit www.contemporaryfamilies.org/category/news/news-and-upcoming-events/.

March 23–26, 2016. Midwest Sociological Society-North Central Sociological Association Joint Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. Theme: “Inequality, Injustice, and Intersectionality.” For more information, visit www.themss.org/annualmeetings.html.

June 13–15, 2016. International Conference on Unequal Families and Relationships, Edinburgh, Great Britain. Theme: “Unequal Families.” For more information, visit www.crfr.ac.uk/international-conference-2016/.

June 23–25, 2016. Work and Family Researchers Network 2016 Conference, Washington, DC.Theme: “Careers, Care, and Life-Course ‘Fit:’ Implications for Health, Equality, and Policy.” The Work and Family Researchers Network is an international membership organization of interdisciplinary work and family researchers.

June 29–July 1, 2016. European Sociological Association Research Network 37 - Urban Sociology - Midterm Conference, Krakow, Poland. Theme: “Moving Cities: Contested Views on Urban Life.” Contact: esamovingcities@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.esarn37.hypotheses.org/.

July 10–14, 2016. International Sociology Association Third Forum of Sociology, Vienna, Austria. Theme: “The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggle for a Better World.” The WebForum is an experimental space for intellectual debate on the broadly conceived theme. For more information, visit www.isa-sociology.org/forum-2016/.

November, 15–18, 2016. Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines 2016, University of Cape Town, South Africa. Theme: “Ethnographic Imaginings - Place, Space & Time.” For more information, visit: www.cead.org.nz.

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Funding

Advertising Educational Foundation 2016 Visiting Professor Program (VPP), is a two-week fellowship of professors. The objective is to expose professors to the day-to-day operations of an advertising agency, marketing or media company; and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas between academia and industry. The VPP gives professors a greater understanding of and appreciation for the industry while host companies have an opportunity to develop closer ties to academia. Deadline: February 15, 2016. Contact: Sharon Hudson at sh@aef.com or (212) 986-8060 x15. For more information, visit aef.com.

National Institute of Nursing Research is offering a research project grant funded by the National Institutes of Health. The purpose of this initiative is to stimulate research in promoting caregiver health using self-management. Caregiving is an important science area since the number of people living longer with chronic conditions is growing. Informal caregivers are defined as unpaid individuals involved in assisting others with activities of daily living and/or medical tasks. Formal caregivers are paid. This concept focuses on informal caregivers. Deadline: March 3, 2016. Contact: Isabel M. Estrada-Portales at Isabel.estrada@nih.gov or (301) 496-7859. For more information, visit www.grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NR-16-003.html.

Partner University Fund, a joint program of the French Embassy in the United States and the FACE Foundation, are accepting applications. Partner University Fund promotes innovation collaborations of excellence in research between French and American institutions of higher education. The program supports emerging transatlantic partnerships with the potential to continue beyond the initial three-year grant. Deadline: March 13, 2016. Contact: puf.scac@ambafrance-us.org. For more information, visit www.face-foundation.org/partner-university-fund/index.html.

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Fellowships

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Public Fellows Program announces the sixth annual competition of the Public Fellows program. In 2016, ACLS will place up to 21 recent humanities PhDs in two-year positions at diverse organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. This career-building initiative aims to demonstrate that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy. Deadline: March 24, 2016. For more information, visit www.acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp/.

Mercatus Center Academic and Student Programs announces its Adam Smith Fellowship, which is awarded to graduate students attending PhD programs in a variety of fields including economics, philosophy, political science, and sociology. The fellowship aims to introduce students to and encourage them to critically engage key thinkers in political economy that they might not otherwise encounter during their graduate studies. Smith Fellows spend three weekends during the academic year and one week during the summer in residence at George Mason University participating in workshops and seminars on the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy. For more information, visit www.grad.mercatus.org/content/adam-smith-fellowships.

Penn DCC Postdoctoral Fellowship 2016-17 on Gender/Sex/Race announces its call for applications for the 2016-2017 academic year. Although the privileges and protections provided by the state are never entirely secure, there are those whose gender, sexual, and racial positioning give them an especially precarious hold on both the legal and symbolic rights of citizenship. In its 2016-17 theme, “Citizenship on the Edge: Sex/Gender/Race,” Penn DCC examines the struggles of vulnerable groups to gain or maintain their status as full citizens, recognizing at the same time that the edge they inhabit can be a cutting edge. Deadline: February 15, 2016. For more information, visit www.sas.upenn.edu/dcc/.

Rotary Peace 2017 Fellowship announces its call for applications. Since 2002, Rotary Peace Centers has provided nearly 1,000 social impact leaders with peace and conflict resolution education and field experience. Our alumni work in more than 100 countries, with organizations ranging from grassroots peace initiatives in Africa to the United Nations. Deadline: May 31, 2016. For more information, visit www.rotary.org/en/get-involved/exchange-ideas/peace-fellowships.

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Competitions

National Science Foundation has published a new solicitation for the 2016 and 2017 competitions for RIDIR (Resource Implementations for Data Intensive Research in the SBE Sciences). The RIDIR Program supports the development of user-friendly, large-scale next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research in SBE (social, behavioral, economic) areas of study. Successful proposals describe products that have significant impacts by enabling new types of data-intensive research. Deadline: February 29, 2016. For more information, visit www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505168.

SAGE Publications and roughly 20 SAGE authors are sponsoring the SAGE Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Award to prepare a new generation of leaders in the sociology “teaching movement.” An estimated 20 to 25 awards to cover expenses not to exceed $600 will be given to applicants to attend the ASA Section on Teaching and Learning’s pre-conference workshop on college teaching of sociology. This program is intended to support people who have never attended the section’s preconference workshop. The workshop will be held on August 19th at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA. Deadline: March 1, 2016. Contact: Keith Roberts at robertsk@hanover.edu.

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In The News

Richard Alba, Graduate Center, CUNY, and Nancy Foner, Hunter College and Graduate Center, CUNY, were quoted in a December 9 New York Times article comparing the integration of immigrants in the United States and Europe.

Tressie McMillan Cottom, Virginia Commonwealth University, was quoted in a January 6 BuzzFeed article, “Shaun King’s Days as a Pastor Mirrored His Later Successes — And Failures — as An Activist.”

Michael DeCesare, Merrimack College, was interviewed on Iowa Public Radio’s River to River show on December 11 about the AAUP’s investigative report on the University of Iowa’s president search. The report was covered in numerous media outlets, including The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Stefanie DeLuca, Johns Hopkins University, was quoted in a January 5 Baltimore Sun article, “Gov. Hogan Announces $700M Plan to Target Urban Decay in Baltimore.”

Elaine Howard Ecklund, Rice University, was quoted in a December 4 Houston Public Media article, “Rice Sociologist: Religious Beliefs Vary Among Scientists in 8 Countries,” and was featured in a Houston Public Media radio piece on the same topic.

Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, Colby College, was quoted in a January 1 Huffington Post article, “Something Wicked: White Supremacy as 2016’s Urgent Faith Challenge.”

Roberto Gonzales, Harvard University, was quoted in a January 3 NPR.org article, “As 2016 Elections Loom, So Does a Possible End to DACA,” on immigration policy and children of immigrants. He was featured in a radio piece on NPR’s All Things Considered on the same topic.

Arlie Hochschild, University of California-Berkeley, was mentioned in a January 7 Globe and Mail column, “Leah McLaren: Should Women Be Paid for Emotional Labour?”

Crystal Jackson, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, and Barb Brents, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, were quoted in a December 18 Vice “Broadly” article, “Gay Sex Slavery Ring Leader Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison.”

Colin Jerolmack, New York University, was mentioned in a January 10 New York Times Magazine article about why people feed wild animals.

Shamus Khan, Columbia University, and Kathryn Edin, Johns Hopkins University, were quoted in a December 29 Atlantic article, “Will Inequality Ever Stop Growing?”

Sharon Larson, Geisinger Health System, was quoted in a January 6 STAT article, “You Might Want to Avoid These 6 Health Devices from the Consumer Electronics Show.”

Jennifer Lee, University of California-Irvine, was quoted and Min Zhou, University of California-Los Angeles, was mentioned in a December 10 NBCNews.com article, “As SCOTUS Hears Affirmative Action Arguments, Asian American Advocates Weigh In.”

Sheen S. Levine, University of Texas-Dallas, and David Stark, Columbia University, wrote a December 9 New York Times op-ed, “Diversity Makes You Brighter.”

Jennifer Lundquist, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, was quoted in a December 27 Hartford Courant article, “Murphy Makes Parenting Priority No. 1.”

Phyllis Moen, University of Minnesota, and Teresa Sullivan, University of Virginia, were quoted in a January 6 Huffington Post article, “The American Workplace Is Broken. Here’s How We Can Start Fixing It.”

Brian Powell, Indiana University, was quoted in a January 5 Vice “Broadly” article, “Hetero-Sex Obsessed Judge Quits after Removing Child from Lesbian Moms.”

Allison Pugh, University of Virginia, was quoted in a December 15 Huffington Post article, “It’s Not the Holidays That Make Kids Materialistic.”

Robert Sampson and Orlando Patterson, both of Harvard University, were quoted in a January 7 Guardian article, “In East Buffalo, Drug Addiction’s Grip Is Tightened by Decades-Long Cycle.”

Aliya Saperstein, Stanford University, and Jennifer Patrice Sims, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, discussed the Pew Research Center’s report on multiracial Americans on June 11 on Wisconsin Public Radio.

Pepper Schwartz, University of Washington, was quoted in a January 6 Washington Post column, “For Middle-Age Moms Like Me, Divorce Can Be the Best Aphrodisiac.”

David R. Segal, University of Maryland, a Selective Service board member, was interviewed by Community Newspaper Holdings regarding the possibility that with the opening to women of combat units and specialties in the armed forces, women would be required to register with the Selective Service System. His views were published on December 12 in the Jacksonville Daily Progress, the Weatherford Democrat, the Cleburne Times-Review, and the Pharos-Tribune.

Simon Singer, Northeastern University, was quoted in a December 23 Vice “Broadly” article, “Following Protests Over Gang Rape, India Lowers Crime Trial Age to 16.”

Emerson Smith, University of South Carolina and Metromark, was featured in a January 4 Hopes&Fears article, “Is It Dangerous to Sleep With Your Smartphone?”

Sherry Turkle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was the subject of a December 19 Boston Globe Q&A article, “Sherry Turkle Is an Optimist on Reading.”

N. Prabha Unnithan, Colorado State University, was quoted in an October 14 Christian Science Monitor article about the use of violent offenders to fight forest fires in California. He was also quoted in a September 6 OZY magazine article on the rise in the number of apprehended female pickpockets in New Delhi, India’s Metro light rail transit network.

Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, Temple University, wrote a November 30 NBCNews.com column, “Commentary: Anita’s Army: Rank and File Racism in the Power to Prosecute,” and was interviewed December 1 on “The Rachel Maddow Show” about the deeper problems within the Chicago Police Department that the firing of the superintendent did not address.

Diane Vaughan, Columbia University, was quoted in an article, “What Was Volkswagen Thinking?,” in the January/February issue of The Atlantic.

Lisa Wade, Occidental College, Kristen Barber, Southern Illinois University, and Tristan Bridges, College at Brockport, SUNY, were quoted in a January 6 Marketplace.org article, “How it Became OK for Guys to Take Care of Themselves.” Wade and Barber were also featured in a “Marketplace” radio piece on the same topic.

Tom Waidzunas, Temple University, was quoted in a December 17 Philly.com article, “Ex-Gay Movement the Subject of Temple Sociologist’s Book.”

W. Bradford Wilcox, University of Virginia, was quoted and Daniel Schneider, University of California-Berkeley, was mentioned in a December 22 Pacific Standard article, “What’s Marriage Got to Do With Poverty?”

Robb Willer, Stanford University, was quoted in a December 11 Washington Post article, “What Social Science Tells Us About Racism in the Republican Party,” and a December 11 New York magazine article, “How Terrorism Affects Voter Psychology.”

Kristi Williams, Ohio State University, was quoted in a December 14 Daily Mail article about the December Journal of Health and Social Behavior study, “First-Birth Timing, Marital History, and Women’s Health at Midlife,” which she co-authored with Sharon Sassler, Cornell University, Fenaba Addo, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Adrianne Frech, University of Akron. The study was covered by a number of other media outlets, including Glamour and the New Indian Express on December 15, The Huffington Post Canada on December 17, and WebMD and U.S. News and World Report on December 27.

William Julius Wilson, Harvard University, was quoted in a December 29 Associated Press article, “At 80, W.J. Wilson, Scholar of Race and Class, Looks Ahead.” The article appeared in a number of media outlets, including Yahoo!News, ABC News, the Star Tribune, and FoxNews.com on December 29 and SFGate on December 31. He was also quoted in a January 6 New York Times article, “Racial Identity Returns to American Politics.”

Adia Harvey Wingfield, Washington University-St. Louis, wrote a December 15 Atlantic article, “The Plight of the Black Academic,” which mentioned Aldon Morris, Northwestern University, Roxana Harlow, Higher Learning, Inc., and Joe Feagin and Wendy Leo Moore, both of Texas A&M University.

Cristobal Young, Stanford University, wrote a January 10 New York Times op-ed, “You Don’t Need More Free Time,” which mentioned Chaeyoon Lim, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Awards

Chloe E. Bird, RAND Corporation, received the 2015 Leadership Award at the Right Care Initiative meeting for “improving women’s cardiovascular outcomes and reducing gender disparities.”

Howard E. Aldrich, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Bowling Green State University. He delivered the BGSU commencement address on December 19, 2015.

Richard Quinney, Northern Illinois University, received the 2015 William J. Chambliss Lifetime Achievement Award from the Law & Society Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

Simon I. Singer, Northwestern University, received the American Society of Criminology 2015 Hindelang Book Award for the Most Outstanding Contribution to Research in Criminology for her book, America’s Safest City: Delinquency and Modernity in Suburbia (New York University Press, 2014).

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Transitions

Shirley A. Jackson, Southern Connecticut State University, accepted the position of Chair of Black Studies in the School of Gender, Race, and Nations at Portland State University.

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People

Douglas L. Anderton, Sloan College, a fellow of the American Statistical Association, has been elected to the International Statistical Institute.

David L. Atheide, Arizona State University, gave the keynote address, “The Media Syndrome and Reflexive Mediation,” at the recent Medial Logic Conference in Berlin, Germany.

Riley Dunlap, Oklahoma State University, gave the keynote address at the 5th International Symposium on Environmental Sociology in East Asia in Sendai, Japan, October 2015.

Brian K. Gran, Case Western Reserve University, received an invitation to serve on the National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists, a joint committee of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Bar Association.

Eric Anthony Grollman, University of Richmond, writes a blog for marginalized scholars, ConditionallyAccepted.com, which has moved to InsideHigherEd.com as a biweekly career advice column. Their blog continues to accept guest submissions.

Holly E. Reed, Queens College, CUNY, has been tenured and promoted to Associate Professor of Sociology.

Kristi Williams, Ohio State University, was selected as the next editor of the Journal of Marriage and Family, which has been the leading research journal in the family field for more than 70 years.

Adia Harvey Wingfield, Washington University-St. Louis, is now a contributing writer for the Atlantic. Her articles have addressed various topics related to race, gender, and work.

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New Books

Margaret L. Andersen, University of Delaware, Howard F. Taylor, Princeton University, and Kim Logio, St. Joseph’s University, Sociology: The Essentials, 9th ed. (Cengage, 2017).

Evrick Brown, Kingsborough Community College, and Timothy Shortell, Brooklyn College-CUNY, Eds., Walking in Cities: Quotidianh Mobility as Urban Theory, Method and Practice (Temple University Press, 2015).

Kathy Giuffre, Colorado College, The Drunken Spelunker’s Guide to Plato (Blair, 2015).

Elizabeth Higginbotham, University of Delaware, and Margaret L. Andersen, University of Delaware, Race and Ethnicity in Society: The Changing Landscape, 4th ed. (Cengage, 2016).

Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College, Artifacts and Allegiances: How Museums Put the Nation and the World on Display (University of California Press, 2015).

Matti Loring, Center for Mental Health and Human Development, Coercion: Recognition and Recovery (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015).

Gary T. Marx, MIT, Windows in the Soul: Surveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology, (University of Chicago Press, 2016).

Alondra Nelson, Columbia University, The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome (Beacon, 2016).

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Other Organizations

General Social Survey plans to include some items or short topical modules designed by users in its 2018 survey, and invites users to submit proposals recommending such items or modules. Proposals submitted in response to this call will be included based on assessments of their scientific merit; they need not be accompanied by funding to cover costs of data collection and data processing. The proposals are due by June 30, 2016. For more information, visit www.gss.norc.org/Documents/other/Module%20Competition_2018_final.pdf.

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Caught on the Web

General Social Survey (GSS), on December 18, 2015, the existing GSS website was replaced with the new website address, www.gss.norc.org. Past users of the GSS website should find essentially the same information and content that existed on the old site. Among the major changes are the following: NESTAR is longer part of the GSS website and many of its features have been replaced by GSS Data Explorer, and a bibliography of GSS and International Social Survey Program (ISSP) research publications has been expanded to cover over 25,000 entries.

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New Programs

University of Delaware Department of Sociology now includes Medical Sociology as one of its core comprehensive areas. Faculty strengths include health services research, health organizations, medical education, health inequality, reproductive health, health and aging, illness experience, diagnosis, and professionalization. Medical sociology research is aided by close links to other departments and schools as well as the Center for Drug & Health Studies, Disaster Research Center, Christiana Care Value Institute, and Thomas Jefferson University’s Sidney Kimmel Medical College. For more information, visit www.udel.edu/soc/

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Summer Programs

23rd Annual RAND Summer Institute, July 11-14, 2015, Santa Monica, CA. Two conferences addressing critical issues facing our aging population: Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists; Workshop on the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging. Interested researchers can apply for financial support covering travel and accommodations. For more information, visit www.rand.org/labor/aging/rsi.html.

2016 Summer Institute on Program Evaluation from the Central European University, in partnership with the University of Maryland School of Public Policy. A public policy course, titled “Using Logic Models to Evaluate Social Programs: Before, During, and After Program Operations,” is part of its 2016 Summer Institute on Program Evaluation. Lectures will be led by Professor Douglas J. Besharov, University of Maryland, with a team of internationally renowned experts in the field of program evaluation and performance measurement. Deadline: April 15, 2016. For more information, visit www.summeruniversity.ceu.edu/node/135.

Population Reference Bureau (PRB) announces the 2016-2017 U.S. Policy Communication Training Program. PRB is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 workshop, June 19-28, 2016. This training program builds on PRB’s 40-year legacy of training researchers to communicate their findings for policy change. The program is designed to develop skills that U.S. researchers need to communicate with U.S. policy audiences, including decision makers and the media. Through the generous support of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Contact: Hanna Christianson at USPolicyTraining2015@prb.org. Deadline: February 28, 2016. For more information, visit www.openconf.org/USPolicyTraining/openconf.php.

Workshop on American and European Time Use Surveys 1965-2014, this three-day worship will introduce researchers to the American Time Use Survey, the American Heritage Time Use Survey, the Multinational Time Use Survey, and the Time Use Data Extract Builder for accessing all three data series. The Time Use Workshop will be held on the University of Maryland campus, June 27-July1. The workshop is designed for researchers, graduate students, and junior faculty who are new to the analysis of time use data. Submit a one-paragraph professional biographical sketch, a one-page statement regarding your time use research interest areas, and a letter of support from an advisor or senior colleague. Domestic airfare, local transportation costs, and hotel accommodations for workshop will be covered for all workshop participants. Deadline: February 15, 2016. Contact: Sandra Hofferth at hofferth@umd.edu.

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