March 6-9, 2003. Nineteenth-Century Studies Association (NCSA), 23rd Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. Theme: “Feasts and Famine.” See: www.gettysburg.edu/ncsa.
March 19-22, 2003. College and University Work/Family Association (CUWFA) 8th Annual Conference, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Theme: “Leading the Way: Work/Life Strategies for Institutional Changes.” See cuwfa.org.
April 10-13, 2003. Experiencing Music Project, Second Annual Pop Music Conference, Seattle, WA. Theme: “Skip a Beat: Challenging Popular Music Orthodoxy.” See: emplive.com/visit/education/pop_music.asp.
June 3-6, 2004. Conference on Spirituality, Social Justice, and Service-Learning, Messiah College, Grantham, PA. Contact John W. Eby, Messiah College; e-mail email@example.com.
Advertising Educational Foundation, Visiting Professor Program 2003, an advertising internship for professors of the liberal arts, advertising, journalism, and marketing. Application deadline, February 14, 2003. Professors will be placed with agencies in New York, Chicago, and possibly San Francisco/Los Angeles. Contact Sharon Hudson, Visiting Professor Program Manager, (212) 986-8068; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alcohol Research Mentoring System (ARMS), sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is recruiting new, minority investigators interested in alcohol-focused social or behavioral science research projects. ARMS will match these new, PhD-level investigators with senior, NIAAA-funded researchers who will serve as mentors. Contact Mary Ann D’Elio, e-mail email@example.com. Visit www.niaaa.nih.gov or niaaa-arms.org.
University of Bremen, Graduate School of social Sciences, invites applications to its three-year PhD program in International Relations and Political Theory, Welfare State Transformation, and the Life Course and Social Change. Contact: University of Bremen, Graduate School of Social Sciences, FVG, Postfach 330440, 28334 Bremen, Germany.
University of California-Berkeley. Postdoctoral Fellowships. Through funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Research Service Award (NRSA) program, the School of Public Health offers advanced multidisciplinary training and education to develop finance and service delivery research training in mental health issues. Apply to: Richard M. Scheffler, NIMH Program Director, School of Public Health, Finance and Service Delivery Research Program, 140 Warren Hall, MC 7360, Berkeley, CA 94720-7360; (510) 642-9987; fax (510) 643-8614; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of California-Berkeley. Postdoctoral Fellowships. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Training Program. Through funding from the National Research Service (NRSA) program, the School of Public Health offers advanced multidisciplinary training and education in health services research training. Apply to: Richard M. Scheffler, NRSA Program Director (Berkeley), School of Public Health, Health Policy and Research Program, 140 Warren Hall, MC 7360, Berkeley, CA 94720-7360; (510) 642-9987; fax (510) 643-8614; e-mail email@example.com.
University of California-San Francisco, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies announces the Collaborative HIV-Prevention Research in Minority Communities Program, to increase the numbers of ethnic minority group members among principal investigators at NIH, CDC, and other equivalent agencies. Contact Barbara Marin, Program Director, UCSF-Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, 74 New Montgomery, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94105; (415) 597-9162; fax (415) 597-9213; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, University of California-San Diego has a limited number of Visiting Research Fellowships at both predoctoral and postdoctoral levels for 2003-2004 to support advanced research and writing on any aspect of international migration and refugee flows. See ccis-ucsd.org for application forms and guidelines.
International Research Awards Program in Urban Agriculture, AGROPOLIS, supports innovative research in the field of Urban Agriculture. In 2003, the AGROPOLIS Program will offer up to two postdoctoral awards to promising researchers with PhDs in urban agriculture or in a related field and who wish to specialize further in their field. Apply by January 31, 2003, to: AGROPOLIS International Research Awards in Urban Agriculture, Cities Feeding People (CFP) Program Initiative, International Development Research Center (IDRC), 250 Albert Street, P.O. Box 8500, Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3H9, Canada; (613) 236-6163, ext. 2040; fax (613) 567-7749; e-mail email@example.com.
Wellesley College, Stone Center, announces the Robert S. and Grace W. Stone Primary Prevention Initiatives Grant Program: Empowering Children for Life. Proposals for research grounded in relational-cultural theory are particularly encouraged, as are those that give particular attention to the ways findings can be used programmatically to help children. Apply by May 2, 2003. Direct inquiries to: Kristina Thaute, Grant Coordinator, Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481; (781) 283-2831; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Windsor, Humanities Research Group. Visiting Fellowships 2003-2004. Scholars with research projects in traditional humanities disciplines or in theoretical, historical, or philosophical aspects are encouraged to apply. Deadline for applications: March 14, 2003. Contact Lorenzo Buj, Interim Director, Humanities Research Group, University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4; (519) 253-3000, ext. 3508; fax (519) 971-3620; e-mail email@example.com; uwindsor.ca/hrg.
In the News
Walter R. Allen, University of California-Los Angeles; Roslyn Arlin Mickelson, University of North Carolina-Charlotte; and Vincent J. Roscigno, Ohio State University, were quoted in a November 30, 2002, I article, about the academic gap between black and white students.
Mark Baldassare, Public Policy Institute California, was quoted in an October 18, 2002, article by Delia Rios on Newhouse News Service about the sniper incidents in suburban Washington, DC.
Andrew Beveridge, Queen’s College, was quoted in the New York Times, November 3, 2002, in an article about the urban essence of Queens, NY, and testing for the 2010 Census.
Denise and William Bielby, University of California-Santa Barbara, were quoted and their study on screenwriters and the discrimination in Hollywood cited in the November 19 San Jose Business Journal.
Carolyn Block, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, and Richard Block, Loyola University, had their theories and research on homicide in an editorial in the November 27 Chicago Tribune.
Julie Brines, University of Washington-Seattle; Philip N. Cohen, University of California-Irvine; Lynn Magdol, State University of New York-Buffalo; and Melissa Milkie, University of Maryland, were quoted in the Boston Globe, November 9, 2002, regarding a study that says unmarried couples split chores better.
Mary Chayko, College of Saint Elizabeth, was profiled in a feature article in the Norristown Daily Record, November 13, 2002, for her lecture on the social foundations and ramifications of racism.
Robert D. Crutchfield, University of Washington, was quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education, November 26, 2002, in an article about a website that lists professors that allegedly indoctrinate students.
Peter Dreier, Occidental College, was quoted in the November 2002 issue of Planning magazine on affordable housing; and was quoted in the November/December 2002 issue of Utne Reader in an article about patriotism.
Kathryn J. Edin, Northwestern University, was quoted in the New York Times, November 13, 2002, in an article on political conservatives promoting marriage among the poor as a possible remedy for social problems.
Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University, was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education, December 9, 2002, in an article on business ethics and had a article on incivility published in the November 1, 2002, Chronicle.
Barry Glassner, University of Southern California, advised on and appeared in Michael Moore’s new movie Bowling for Columbine. The movie was reviewed October 11, 2002, in the Los Angeles Times. The review mentions Glassner’s discussion in the movie.
John Kilburn, Eastern Connecticut State University, was consulted and quoted on heroin and small-town social problems in the Hartford Courant “Heroin Town” series, October 19-24, 2002.
Ross Koppel, University of Pennsylvania, was quoted November 28, 2002, in a front-page story of the Philadelphia Inquirer, about Alzheimer’s disease.
Charles Kurzman, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was interviewed on Australian Broadcast Corporation’s Radio National Breakfast show, November 21, and by telephone for UPI on November 24, for his Contexts article about radical Islamists.
Felice J. Levine, American Educational research Association, was quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education, November 25, 2002, in a article about the Education Department using ideology in decisions about public accessibility of data.
Michael Messner, University of Southern California, was quoted in the December 2, 2002, Los Angeles Times on the topic of low interest in women’s sports.
Sean O’Riain, University of California-Davis, was quoted in a BBC News Online article, about his Contexts magazine article about high-tech workplaces not being better than 19th century factories, November 27, 2002.
Peter Phillips, Sonoma State University, wrote an article, November 12, in the Santa Fe New Mexican, on conspiracy theories and plots tied to the government and the need for greater investigative reporting to quell them.
Jack Nussan Porter, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, attended the Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel trial in Norwalk, CT, in late August 2002, (he was Michael Skakel’s teacher in the 90s) and was interviewed by various media including Channel 30 in CT, Channel 11 in New York, CT Public Radio, and RNN, (Regional News Network) of West Nyack, NY.
David L. Swartz and the Department of Sociology at Boston University held an international conference, October 18-19, bringing together French, American, and Finnish scholars to discuss the work of the late Pierre Bourdieu, the leading contemporary French sociologist and European public intellectual in recent years.
Christopher Winship, Harvard University, was quoted in the November 29 New York Times on the rise in crime in Boston after a long period of decline.
Caught in the Web
Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (CCIS) has redesigned its website. All content has been updated, and links include information about new programs being developed. See ccis-ucsd.org/.
Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, Summer Institute on International Migration, June 18-24, 2003, co-sponsored by the Social Science Research Council, will expose advanced graduate students and recent postdoctoral scholars to cutting-edge research in the field of international migration and refugee studies. See ccis-ucsd.org/Programs/SummerInst.htm.
Pennsylvania State University, Center for Human Development and Family Research in Diverse Contexts, 2003 Summer Institute, Family Research Consortium III, June 26-29, 2003, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. Theme: “Intervention as Science.” Sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Institute will provide a forum for dissemination, evaluation, and discussion of important new developments in theory and research design, methods and analysis in the field of family research. Deadline, March 28, 2003. Contact: Dee Frisque, CHDFRDC, Penn State University, 106 Henderson Building, University Park, PA 16802-6504; (814) 863-7108; fax (814) 863-7109; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; hhdev.psu.edu/chdfrdc.
Members' New Books
Robert A. Beauregard, New School University, Voices of Decline: The Postwar Fate of US Cities, Second Edition (Routledge, 2003).
Mary Chayko, College of Saint Elizabeth, Connecting: How We Form Social Bonds and Communities in the Internet Age (State University of New York Press, 2002).
Enrique Codas, University of Maryland-Baltimore, En los Caminos de la Historia (Editorial El Lector, 2002).
Betty A. Dobratz, Iowa State University; Lisa K. Waldner, University of St. Thomas (MN); and Timothy Buzzell, Baker University, The Politics of Social Inequality (Elsevier Science, 2002).
Jaber F. Gubrium, University of Missouri, and James A. Holstein, Marquette University, editors, Ways of Aging (Blackwell, 2003).
Margot Kempers, Fitchburg State College, Community Matters: An Exploration of Theory and Practice (Burnham Inc., 2002).
Jerome Rabow, University of California-Los Angeles, Voices of Pain, Voices of Hope: Students Speak out about Racism (Kendall Hunt, 2002).
Mary Ann Romano, Molloy College, editor, Lost Sociologists Rediscovered (Edwin Mellen Press, 2002).
Matthew Silberman, Bucknell University, editor, Violence and Society: A Reader (Prentice Hall, 2003).
Kazimierz M. Slomczynski, Ohio State University, editor, Social Structure: Changes and Linkages. The Advanced Phase of the Post-Communist Transition in Poland (Warsaw: IFIS Publishers, 2002).
Philo C. Washburn, Purdue University, The Social Construction ofn International News: We're Talking about Them, They're Talking about Us (Praeger, 2002).
Diane L. Wolf, University of California-Davis, From Auschwitz to Ithaca: The Transnational Journey of Jake Geldwert. (Publications of the Program of Jewish Studies, Cornell University, CDL Press, 2002).
Surendra B. Adhikari, is now Program Manager at the Ohio Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Foundation (Columbus, OH).
Michael S. Bassis is the new President of Westminster College (Utah).
Dan A. Chekki was recently conferred the rank of Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Winnipeg in recognition of his distinguished service (since 1958) to his academic discipline.
Anthony Cortese, Southern Methodist University, served as an expert witness in a capital murder trial addressing social and ethnic differences in moral judgment to help the jury answer questions of future dangerousness and mitigating circumstances.
Stephen Crawford is the new Director of Employment and Social Services Policy Studies Division at the National Governors Association.
Sheldon Ekland-Olson, University of Texas, has assumed responsibility for all units and operations under the supervision of the vice president and dean of graduate studies.
Jerry Lowney, Carroll College, was selected as an International Scholar by the Ireland Fund to visit as a guest lecturer at Trinity College and The Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin.
Steven Messner, University at Albany-SUNY, was inducted as a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology at their recent meetings.
William G. Roy is Chair of the University of California-Los Angeles Graduate Council, which oversees graduate courses and curricula, and conducts the eight-year reviews of all departments and academic programs on the campus.
Shirley A. Scritchfield is the new Vice President for Academic Affairs, Nebraska Methodist College.
Doug Snyder, Prince George’s Community College, was recently appointed by the outgoing governor to the Board of Directors for the Maryland Legal Services Corporation (MLSC). MLSC distributes grants to agencies serving the poor in civil cases.
Orlando Taylor, Howard University, is the new President of the Consortium of Social Science Associations.
Journal of African American Men seeks an experienced scholar to serve as editor. Send inquiries to: Gary Sailes, Chair; JAAM Editor Search Committee, Department of Kinesiology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405.
Organization Science, published by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), is a leading international, multidisciplinary journal dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about organizations. The term of the current editor, Claudia (Kaye) Bird Schoonhoven, expires in September 2003 and a search committee has been formed to select a new editor and to review the status and health of the journal. Qualifications include a demonstrated record of research in organization science; dedication and enthusiasm for the journal; significant editorial experience; a vision of the role of scholarly publications in the electronic age; a commitment to the workload; and an ability to manage the editorial process effectively and efficiently. For further information, see http://orgsci.pubs.informs.org/. Applications, including a resume and a brief statement of vision and plans, should be sent (preferably by e-mail) by January 31, 2003, to: Stephanie Paille, Assistant to Professor Bruce Kogut, Editorial Search Committee, INSEAD, Boulevard de Constance, 77305 Fontainebleau Cedex, France; e-mail email@example.com.
Mark Juergensmeyer, University of California-Santa Barbara, won the 2003 Grawenmeyer Foundation Award in Religion, offered in partnership with the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, for his book Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence (University of California Press, 2000).
Gershon Shafir, University of California-San Diego, and Yoav Peled, Tel Aviv University, won the Middle Eastern Studies Association’s Albert Hourani Book Award for most outstanding scholarly publication for their book Being Israeli: The Dynamics of Multiple Citizenship (Cambridge University Press, 2002).
James H. Wiest, Hastings College, was named the 2002 Nebraska Professor of the year.
Ivan Illich, a former Catholic priest and renowned sociologist who drew attention for his provocative arguments against compulsory schooling, died December 2, 2002, in his home in Bremen, Germany, where he had lectured for the past decade. He was 76.
Illich was a social critic famous for his protests against the institutionalization of learning and religion. He is best known for his 1971 publication Deschooling Society (Harper & Row), in which said that “for most men the right to learn is curtailed by the obligation to attend school.”
Illich was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1926. He was forced to leave school in 1941 under Nazi race laws because of his mother’s Jewish ancestry. He departed for Italy, where he studied at Rome’s Gregorian University before returning to Austria and obtaining a doctorate in history from the University of Salzburg. He entered the Roman Catholic priesthood, and, from 1951 to 1956, served in New York City as an assistant pastor, championing the cause of Puerto Rican immigrants. From 1956 until 1960, he was the deputy rector of the Catholic University of Puerto Rico.
Through the 1960s, Illich increasingly rebelled against the church, which he viewed as too bureaucratic. He left the priesthood in 1969, during a period in which he produced his best-known works.
Reflecting his discomfort with organized religion, Illich argued that school made people dumb, and the legal system, rather than providing people with solutions, heightened their frustration. Although frequently attacked by the right, Illich also frustrated the left by refusing to endorse its socio-political doctrines or announce support of Cuba or China.
Illich can be considered one of the most radical political and social thinkers in the second half of the twentieth century. His aim was to analyze the institutional structures of industrialized society and to provide both rigorous criticism and a set of alternative concepts.
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University of California, San Francisco Doctoral Sociology Program is accepting applications for Fall 2003 (deadline February 1, 2003). Focus: Medical sociology. Special emphases: Aging, chronic illness, disability; health policy, economics, and institutions; women’s health; AIDS/HIV; science/technology; race/class/gender and health. Merit-based fellowships, train-eeships in aging and health services research, and research assistantships are available. Contact: Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143-0612; (415) 476-3047; fax (415) 476-6552; firstname.lastname@example.org.