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by Jay Demerath, Naomi Gerstel, Michael Lewis, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Alice Rossi (1922-2009)
Alice S. Rossi—the Harriet Martineau Professor of Sociology Emerita at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, a founding board member of the National Organization for Women (NOW) (1966-70), first president of Sociologists for Women in Society (1971-72), and former president of the American Sociological Association (1982-83)—died of pneumonia on November 3, 2009, in Northampton, Massachusetts. Rossi was a towering figure in American sociology as well as a nationally preeminent feminist scholar and an ardent activist.
ASA is pleased to announce that in 2009, the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Leadership Campaign, led by immediate past Vice-President Margaret L. Andersen and Executive Officer Sally T. Hillsman, was supported by 76 contributing leaders.
The American Sociological Association is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for ASA Officers, Committee on Committees, Committee on Nominations, and Committee on Publications. Members will receive an e-mail with a link to the 2010 ballot on ASA's website in early May 2010. Members who requested print ballots will receive them via postal mail.
It’s not too early to begin planning your participation in the next ASA Annual Meeting, August 14-17, 2010, in Atlanta, GA. After a number of northeast and northwest meeting locations, ASA is pleased to return to the South for the next Annual Meeting.
Atlanta is one of the easiest continental US cities to visit, with Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport serving as the hub for Delta and AirTran Airlines and featuring service by most major carriers. With 80% of the U.S. population within a two-hour flight, Atlanta is one of the most accessible destinations in the country. Access to ASA hotels from the airport is easy with a MARTA (subway) station at the airport.
Both ASA host hotels have recently undergone massive renovations of their guest rooms and meeting space. Meeting attendees will appreciate the ease of getting between the two properties thanks to a newly built air-conditioned skybridge connecting the two hotels.