The April Footnotes “Meetings” section lists incorrect dates for the 36th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology, Beijing. The correct dates are July 7-11, 2003.
Call for Papers and Conferences
Boston University, African American Studies Program, April 11-13, 2003. Theme: “Blacks and Asians in the Making of the Modern World: A Conversation Across Fields.” Proposals are invited for individual papers and complete panels for its second annual international conference on global connections between Blacks and Asians. Submit a 250-word abstract and a current curriculum vita to Ronald K. Richardson, Director, African American Studies, Boston University, 138 Mountfort Street, Brookline, MA 02446. Submit by e-mail to Christine Loken-Kim at email@example.com. Deadline is October 15, 2002.
Business and Professional Women’s Foundation and the Community, Families and Work Program of Brandeis University’s Women’s Studies Research Center. Theme, “From 9-to-5 to 24/7: How Workplace Changes Impact Families, Work, and Communities.” The conference will take place in Orlando, FL, February 28-March 1, 2003, coinciding with the Alliance for Work/Life Professionals annual meeting, offering researchers the option of meeting corporate practitioners and consultants. Contact: Donna A. Ellis, Project Administrator, Program Manager of the Community, Families and Work Program, Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University, Mailstop 079, Epstein 136, Waltham, MA 02454-9110; (781) 736-4883; fax (781) 736-8117; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; brandeis.edu/centers/wsrc/CFWP/.
Indian Sociological Society invites papers for its 28th All India
Sociological Conference, IIT Kanpur, December 18-20, 2002. Theme: "Globalization and the Indian Society." Contributions are invited through the Research Committees (RCs) of the Society that are already in operation. All paper presentations (except those in the symposia) will be made through RCs only. Interested scholars should send abstracts of about 250 words to the RC Conveners. There will be a special session for scholars from abroad. Contact: email@example.com. For more information, visit the IIT Kanpur website iitk.ac.in.
New England Sociological Association (NESA), 2002 Fall Conference, November 2, 2002, and 2003 Spring Conference, April 26, 2003. Visit NESA online at web.bryant.edu/~nesa for information about each conference, a downloadable proposal coversheet, and web forms to submit your proposal electronically or to register for a conference.
American Sociological Association invites submissions for its Curriculum Guide on Teaching the Sociology of Peace, War and Social Conflict, Third Edition. The third edition of this guide will be published in summer 2003, and we welcome submissions from sociologists in all fields. Deadline for submissions: December 10, 2002. Send syllabi and instructional materials to: John MacDougall, Department of Regional Economic and Social Development, University of Massachusetts, 500 East O’Leary Library, 61 Wilder Street, Lowell, MA 01854; e-mail John_MacDougall@uml.edu.
International Political Science Review (IPSR), the journal of the International Political Science Association, will publish more non-thematic issues in the future. Authors who may never have considered publishing in this journal are encouraged to think of IPSR when they next have an article likely to be of interest to an international audience. The journal also seeks reviewers. Contact the editors for more information: Kay Lawson, firstname.lastname@example.org, or James Meadowcroft, email@example.com.
Race & Society, the official publication of the Association of Black Sociologists, invites manuscripts for peer review and possible publication. The journal seeks theoretical, conceptual, and critical analysis studies from all social science disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, economics, history, political science, and psychology. The journal is especially interested in studies that focus on African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and American Indians. Consult latest issue for manuscript formatting and submission instructions, or see members.aol.com/blacksociology/Publications/ABS_Journal/abs_ journal.html. Send three copies of your manuscript to: Bette Woody, Editor, Race & Society, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts-Boston, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Dorchester, MA 02125-3393; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work and Occupations (WO) invites manuscripts for peer review and possible publication. Now in its 29th volume, WO is a scholarly, sociological quarterly that publishes original research in the sociology of work, employment, labor, and social inequality in the workplace, labor market, and labor force. See the latest issue of WO for manuscript formatting and submission instructions. Manuscripts will not be returned. Send three copies of papers to: Daniel B. Cornfield, Editor, Work and Occupations, Box 1811, Station B, Department of Sociology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235; e-mail email@example.com.
September 5-7, 2002. European Society of Criminology, Toledo Spain. Theme: “European Criminology: Sharing Borders, Sharing a Discipline.” Contact: European Society of Criminology; IPSC/BCH, UNIL, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland; fax 41 21 692 4605; e-mail Martin. firstname.lastname@example.org; esc-eurocrim.org/index.html.
September 14-17, 2002. 12th European Conference on Psychology and Law of the European Association of Psychology and Law, Leuven, Belgium. Theme: “Dangerousness, Violence and Fear of Crime.” Contact: Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, H. Hooverplein 10, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium; 32 16 32 53 00; fax 32 16 32 54 63; e-mail email@example.com; law.kuleuven.ac.be/psycholaw.
October 7-8, 2002. State University of New York-Binghamton/Broome Community College conference on “Treating Addictions in Special Populations: Research Confronts Reality.” Contact: Treating Addictions in Special Populations Conference, School of Education and Human Development, Binghamton University, Academic B-130, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000; (607) 777-4447; sehd.binghamton.edu/pdr/index.htm.
October 10-13, 2002. Association for Humanist Sociology, 2002 meetings, Madison, WI. Theme: “Decaying Empire/Exuberant Alternatives.” Contact Diane Schaefer, AHS Program Chair, Department of Sociology, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL 61920; (217) 581-7831; fax (217) 581-7067; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 16, 2002. 25th Annual Women’s Studies Conference, State University of New York-New Paltz. Theme: “Women: War, Peace and Revolution.” Call (845) 257-2975 or e-mail email@example.com.
October 16-18, 2002. International Association of Time Use Research (IATUR), 2002 Conference, Lisbon, Portugal. Theme: “Work Time and Leisure Time Dynamics and Convergence in Changing Contexts.” Watch IATUR homepage iatur.org for conference website link.
October 18-20, 2002. Conference on Civil Disabilities. University at Buffalo, the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy. See the Center website law.buffalo.edu/baldycenter/ for more information, or contact Teresa Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 18-20, 2002. Association for Research on Mothering (ARM) 6th Annual Conference, York University, Toronto, Canada. Theme: “Mothering, Law, Politics and Public Policy.” Contact: The Association for Research on Mothering, 726 Atkinson, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3 Canada; (416) 736-2100 ext. 60366; fax (905) 775-1386; e-mail: email@example.com; yorku.ca/crm
November 7-10, 2002. The Renfrew Center Foundation Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. Theme: “Feminist Perspectives on Body Image, Trauma and Healing.” Contact: Debbie Lucker, (800) 736-3739; renfrewcenter.com.
November 13-15, 2002. The National Social Science Association Fall Development Conference, New Orleans, LA. Contact: NSSA, 2020 Hills Lake Drive, El Cajon, CA 92020-1018; (619) 448-4709; fax (619) 448-4709; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Antiquarian Society (AAS) will award a number of short- and long-tem visiting research fellowships during the year June 1, 2003-May 31, 2004. Funding is available from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. A brochure with full details about the AAS fellowship program, along with application forms, is available from John B. Hench, Vice President for Academic and Public Programs, American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury Street, Room A, Worcester, MA 01609-1634; (508) 755-5221; e-mail email@example.com.
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announces the opening of the 2002-2003 competition year for fellowships and grants. Updated information has now been posted for all ACLS programs. See acls.org/fel-comp.htm for information on the fellowships and grants available and acls.org/ofa/register for application information.
American Educational Research Association (AERA) offers small grants and fellowships for researchers who conduct studies related to education policy and practice using large-scale, national and international data sets. Funding is available for doctoral students and doctoral-level researchers. Application deadlines for 2002-2003 are September 5, 2002, January 10, 2003, and March 20, 2003. For further information and application requirements, call (805) 964-5264; see aera.net/grantsprogram, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Philosophical Society promotes useful knowledge by maintaining five major grant or fellowship programs in a wide range of fields. Awards are made for research only. The Society makes no grants for academic study or classroom presentation; for travel to conferences or workshops; for non-scholarly projects; for assistance with translation or the preparation of materials for use by students. For additional information, visit www.amphilsoc.org/grants/ or contact: Committee on Research, American Philosophical Society, 104 South 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106; (215) 440-3429; e-mail email@example.com.
American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) announces the National Endowment for the Humanities/ARIT Advanced Fellowships for Research in Turkey, 2003-2004. These fellowships cover all fields of the humanities for applicants who have completed their academic training. Deadline is November 15, 2002. For information contact: American Research Institute in Turkey, University of Pennsylvania Museum, 33rd and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324; (215) 898-3475; fax (215) 898-0657; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; mec.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT.
University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research of the School of Public Health and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, is accepting applications for a post-doctoral training program in population-based multi-disciplinary cancer prevention and control research. The program is funded by NCI/NIH and features tailored coursework including the option of completing a MPH or MSPH degree; research in collaboration with nationally recognized senior faculty mentors; and independent translational research leading to scientific publications and grant applications. For admission into the program in Summer/Fall 2003, application materials must be submitted by December 16, 2002. For information and application materials, contact: Barbara Berman, Coordinator, UCLA DCPCR, A2-125 CHS, Box 956900, Los Angeles, CA 90095-6900; (310) 794-9283; e-mail email@example.com.
Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program announces its 2002 competitions. The program is a collaboration between Canon USA, Inc., the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the U.S. National Park Service. The scholarships go to PhD students throughout the Americas to conduct research critical to conserving the national parks of the region. For information and a copy of the application guide, visit nature.nps.gov/canonscholarships/.
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), Fulbright New Century Scholars Program, seeks to engage experts of different nationalities in collaborative research on important transnational issues. Theme: “Addressing Sectarian, Ethnic and Cultural Conflict Within and Across National Borders.” Deadline is October 1, 2002. For information, see cies.org/cies/NCS/text_NCS.htm or contact Micaela Iovine, Senior Program Officer, (202) 686-6253; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), Fulbright Scholars Program offers short-term grants through the new Senior Specialists Program to increase the number of faculty and professionals who have the opportunity to abroad on a Fulbright award. For additional information write or call CIES, 3007 Tilden Street, NW, Suite 5L, Washington, DC 20008; (202) 686-4026; e-mail email@example.com; cies.org.
Harvard University, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study awards 40 fully funded residential fellowships each year designed to support post-doctoral scholars and scientists, as well as writers and artists of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment. Visit: radcliffe.edu or write Radcliffe Application Office, 34 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138; (617) 496-1324; fax (617) 495-8136; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be postmarked by October 1, 2002.
Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy invites applications for its 2002 awards. Preference will be given to projects that deal with contemporary issues in the social sciences or issues of policy relevance, and to scholars in the initial stages of work. Deadline is December 31, 2002. Request an application from 2002 Awards, Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy, P.O. Box 7, Rocky Hill, NJ 08553-0007; horowitz-foundation.org.
Library of Congress offers fellowships and grants for 2002 to support research in the Library’s collections. For information contact the Office of Scholarly Programs, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20540-4680; (202) 707-3302; fax (202) 707-3595; e-mail email@example.com; loc.gov//kluge.
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Division of Research Programs, announces the 2003 summer stipends program. Deadline October 1, 2002. Applications for NEH Summer Stipends can be submitted electronically through the NEH website. See neh.gov/grants/guidelines/stipends.html. Questions about the program can be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (202) 606-8200.
National Humanities Center, announces its fellowship competition for the academic year 2003-2004. Application deadline is October 15, 2002. To request application material, contact: Fellowship Program, National Humanities Center, P.O. Box 12256, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2256; e-mail email@example.com; nhc.rtp.nc.us.
University of Notre Dame. The Center for Research on Educational Opportunity at the Institute for Educational Initiatives invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in the sociology of education for the 2002-03 academic year. To apply, send a curriculum vita, a short description of current and future work, three letters of recommendation, and copies of publications or papers to: Maureen Hallinan, Director, CREO, 1010 Flanner Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Deadline for applications is July 15, 2002. For more information about the Institute, visit our website at nd.edu~iei.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Substance Abuse Policy Research Program, invites proposals for policy-relevant research on the following topics: policies and systems that facilitate or impede progress in getting new therapies/interventions into practice; implementation of legal agreements and regulations resulting from the Master Settlement Agreement; driving under the influence of alcohol; legalization/decriminalization of marijuana and other drugs; child welfare and substance abuse; mental health and substance abuse; and alternative nicotine delivery systems. The deadline for receipt of letters of intent is August 22, 2002. For the “Call for Proposals,” visit The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website, rwjf.org.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces the availability of funds for grants to expand or enhance substance abuse treatment capacity in local communities. Applications for this program, PA 03-001, are available from SAMHSA’s clearinghouse by calling (800) 729-6686 or on the website samhsa.gov.
Wesleyan University, Center For The Humanities, an institute devoted to advanced study and research in the humanities, arts, and social sciences announces the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2003-2004. The stipend is $40,000. For information on the criteria of eligibility, application procedures, and themes for 2003-2004, send an e-mail inquiry to the Center’s secretary, Susan Ferris firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed applications must be received by November 15, 2002.
In the News
Animals and Society, a new section-in-formation of the ASA, was the subject of a feature article in the April 13, 2002, Dallas Morning News “Texas Living” section. The article detailed information on the new section and included quotes from noted sociologists Richard O. Hawkins, Southern Methodist University; David Nibert, Wittenberg University (Ohio); and Carol Thompson, Texas Christian University.
Carl L. Bankston III, Tulane University, had his research on Vietnamese youth featured in the Education column, “A Melting Pot Recipe for Immigrant Students,” New York Times, April 24, 2002.
John Bowman, University of North Carolina-Pembroke, was quoted in the Durham Herald Sun in the article “Canes Unite Hoop Fans” that addressed the success of the Carolina Hurricanes professional hockey team uniting Triangle area basketball fans behind one team.
William DiFazio, St. John’s University, is the co-host and co-producer of “City Watch,” a weekly one-hour radio show on the political, economic, and cultural issues of New York City on WBAI.
Peter Dreier, Occidental College, and Dick Flacks, University of California-Santa Barbara, had an article published in The Nation, June 3, 2002, about the progressive roots of American patriotism.
Riley E. Dunlap, Washington State University, participated in a panel discussion on the electoral impact of environmental issues on Northeast Public Radio’s nationally syndicated “The Environment Show” on June 14, 2002.
William A. Edwards, University of San Francisco, had his ASA Annual Meeting session cited in a May 13, New York Times article titled, “For This Band, the Crimes They are A-Changin.”
Michael O. Emerson, Rice University, was quoted in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, June 6, 2002, in an article on how two congregations, who share the same church, struggle with racial divide.
Michael Givant, Adelphi University, was interviewed and his research discussed in an April 19, 2002, Daily Times-Call article about the National Football League draft day experience for fans.
Cedric Herring, University of Illinois-Chicago, was a featured guest on several radio programs in June to discuss “Is Job Discrimination Dead?” his article in the Spring 2002 edition of Contexts magazine. Herring appeared on the nationally syndicated “The Michael Reagan Show,” was a featured guest on “America’s Independent Voice” on WAOK-Radio in Atlanta, and was interviewed by KCSN Radio in Los Angeles.
Michael Hout and Claude S. Fischer, University of California-Berkeley, had their article from the American Sociological Review on religion preference discussed in the Los Angeles Times (May 18) the Chronicle of Higher Education (May 23), and the Miami Herald (June 29).
Louis Kriesberg, Syracuse University, had an article published in the Ft. Wayne, IN, News Sentinel, on May 13, 2002, about the need for other countries to intervene in the Palestinian/Israeli peace negotiations.
Mary Clare Lennon, Columbia University, was quoted in a June 17, 2002, article in the Boston Globe on disabilities and welfare.
Jeff Lieter and Don Tomaskovic-Devey, North Carolina State University, published an article in the March 2002 issue of In Business North Carolina, titled “Latinos are Taking Jobs—The Kind Others Don’t Want.”
James Moody, Ohio State University, had his research on school integration cited in the Washington Post, June 11, 2002.
Jo Reger, Oakland University, was recently interviewed by the Oakland Press about feminist speaker/writer Naomi Wolf and the state of the contemporary women’s movement.
Eugene Rosa, Washington State University, was quoted in a June 6, 2002, MSNBC article on the U.S. Energy Department’s Yucca Mountain Project to store nuclear waste.
Beth Rubin, Tulane University, was quoted in an article, “Fear of Friction: Conflict Management is One of the Toughest Skills for Women to Learn,” that appeared in New Orleans’ CityBusiness magazine, March 11, 2002.
Judith Schor, Boston College, published an article in Bottom Line, June 15, 2002, on why Americans spend too much.
William G. Staples, University of Kansas, was a recent guest on the Wisconsin Public Radio show “To the Best of Our Knowledge” to discuss his work on surveillance. He was also quoted in a May 28, 2002, Christian Science Monitor article about privacy and consumer research.
Caught in the Web
International Sociological Association Code of Ethics. The final version of the Code is available in RTF format at ucm.es/info/isa/pdfs/isa_code_of_ethics.rtf; PDF format at ucm.es/info/isa/pdfs/isa_code_of_ethics.pdf; or HTML format ucm.es/info/isa/isa_code_of_ethics. htm.
KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, released the 2002 KIDS COUNT Data Book on May 23. In addition to the 10 measures it tracks annually since 1990 to provide state profiles of child well being, this edition features data about the more than 10 million children living in low-income working families. The book also includes an essay by Casey President Douglas W. Nelson, “Balancing the Equation: Making Economic and Family Success Possible for Low-Income Working Families.” The new report may be viewed online at kidscount.org. Also, free copies may be ordered on the website or by phoning Casey publications at (410) 223-2890.
POL.it, Psychiatry on line, Italia has opened of a new section of their magazine devoted to Psycho-Oncology. The totally bilingual section (Italian and English) is edited by Luigi Grassi of Ferrara University. Visit psychiatryonline.it/ital/psico-oncologia/indexeng.htm.
Award for Excellence in Human Research Protection honors demonstrated excellence in promoting the well being of people who participate in research. The Health Improvement Institute is now accepting entries for the 2002 award. The deadline for receipt of entries is September 30, 2002, for the following award categories: best practice that has demonstrated benefit; innovation established through research or other report published in the last five years; lifetime achievement. More information and/or application packets are available from the Awards Coordinator at (301) 651-1818 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Information can also be accessed at hii.org.
Oxford University. The Department of Sociology announces a photography competition in which entries should in some way reflect human behavior or interaction or bear on a sociological theme in an arresting and thought-provoking way. Deadline for submissions is October 18, 2002. Direct entries and queries to Photography Competition, Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, Littlegate House, St. Ebbes, Oxford OX1 1PS; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; sociology.ox.ac.uk/photo.html.
Members' New Books
Caryn Aviv, University of California-San Francisco, and David Shneer, University of Denver, Queer Jews (Routledge, 2002).
Dean John Champion, Texas A & M International University, The Administration of Criminal Justice: Structure, Function, and Process (Prentice-Hall, 2003).
Jere Cohen, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Protestantism and Capitalism: The Mechanisms of Influence (Aldine de Gruyter, 2002).
Daniel Cook, University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana (editor), Symbolic Childhood (Peter Lang, 2002).
Ben Crow, University of California-Santa Cruz, Markets, Class and Social Change: Trading Networks and Poverty in Rural South Asia (Palgrave Macmillan/St. Martin’s, 2001).
Joe Feagin, University of Florida, and Clairece B. Feagin, Racial and Ethnic Relations (seventh edition; Prentice Hall, 2003).
Richard Felson, Penn State University, Violence and Gender Reexamined (American Psychological Association, 2002).
Dengjian Jin, Dickinson College, The Dynamics of Knowledge Regimes: Technology, Culture, and National Competitiveness of the USA and Japan (Continuum, 2001).
Jack Levin, Northeastern University, The Violence of Hate (Allyn and Bacon, 2002).
Brigitte U. Neary, University of South Carolina-Spartanburg, Voices of Loss and Courage: German Women Recount Their Expulsion From East Central Europe, 1944-1950 (Picton Press, 2002).
Jeffrey Ian Ross, University of Baltimore, and Stephen C. Richards, Northern Kentucky University, Behind Bars: Surviving Prison (Alpha, 2002).
Barbara Katz Rothman, City University of New York-Baruch College, The Book of Life (Beacon Press, 2002).
Mimi Schippers, Albion College, Rockin’ Out of the Box: Gender Maneuvering in Alternative Hard Rock (Rutgers University Press, 2002).
Sally S. Simpson, University of Maryland-College Park, Corporate Crime, Law, and Social Control (Cambridge University Press, 2002).
Gregory D. Squires, George Washington University (editor), Urban Sprawl: Causes, Consequences, and Policy Responses (Urban Institute Press, 2002).
Linda Trinh Vo, University of California-Irvine, and Rick Bonus (editors), Contemporary Asian American Communities: Intersections and Divergences (Temple University Press, 2002).
Harold L. Wilensky, University of California-Berkeley, Rich Democracies: Political Economy, Public Policy, and Performance (University of California Press, 2002).
Melvin D. Williams, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, The Ethnography of an Anthropology Department: An Academic Village (Mellen, 2002).
Policy and Practice
North Carolina State University. Department faculty are playing a key role in the Federal Task Force designing a social science agenda for the study of terrorism and in securing funds from the National Institute of Justice for the study of hate crime. Work on racial disparities in charging and sentencing is assisting state agencies (North Carolina and Washington) with policy-relevant research. Continuing research on the fear of crime in public housing and on racial profiling is receiving considerable attention in the media and in the scholarly community. Research was also conducted for the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission to determine the relative superiority of neural networks vis a vis logistic regression techniques in predicting recidivism among prison inmates and releasees. Faculty research on biotechnology includes analysis of knowledge and attitudes of citizens and new data collection on food industry and global environmental leaders. Continuing research on ethnic violence, on race and gender differentiation in labor markets, and on rural poverty are providing important deliverables for diverse stakeholders.
Caryn Aviv, Loyola University-Chicago, is Director of the Collaborative Care program at the Breast Care Center at the University of California-San Francisco.
Celia Berdes, Northwestern University Medical School, was recently appointed Director of Research for Presbyterian Homes (Evanston, IL).
Todd Gitlin will join the faculty at the Columbia University Department of Sociology and Journalism School in Fall 2002.
Dean F. Johnson, University of Maryland University College, received the rank of Collegiate Faculty from the University.
Terri LeMoyne, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, has been appointed Foundation Professor.
Lora Lempert, University of Michigan, received a five-month extension of her Fulbright appointment in South Africa for her work on violence against women.
Linda Lobao, Ohio State University, was elected president of the Rural Sociological Society for the year 2002-2003.
Molly Monahan has accepted a tenure-track position in the Department of Sociology at Baldwin-Wallace College (Berea, OH.).
Theresa Montini now works as a Scientific Review Administrator for the Center for Scientific Review at the National Institutes of Health.
Harry Perlstadt, Michigan State University, was named chair of the American Public Health Association’s Science Board and Co-Chair of the Joint Policy Committee.
Anastasia Prokos has accepted a position as Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Carole L. Seyfrit is the new Dean of the College of Graduate and Extended Education at Radford University.
Glenna Spitze, State University of New York-Albany, was promoted to Distinguished Service Professor.
Judith Taylor, has accepted a tenure-track position in Sociology and Women’s Studies at the University of Toronto in the fall.
Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS). The Feminist Lectureship was established to provide a forum for feminist scholarship on college campuses that are rural, isolated, or not located in or near major metropolitan centers, and each year the prominent feminist sociologist who is selected delivers a lecture to two such campuses. If you would like your campus to be considered as one of the two sites or if you want information about the lectureship, contact: Lynn Weber, Women’s Studies Program, Flinn Hall, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208; (803) 777-4007; e-mail email@example.com. This year’s lecturer is Cheryl Townsend Gilkes.
Kevin G. Barnhurst, University of Illinois-Chicago, won the Suzanne K. Langer Award for outstanding scholarship in the ecology of symbolic form from the Media Ecology Association in New York for his book, The Form of News (Guilford Press, 2001).
John Bowman, University of North Carolina-Pembroke, received the University’s Outstanding Teaching Award.
Neil Brenner, New York University, was awarded a grant from NYU’s Research Challenge Fund Program for his project “‘Globalizing’ States: Urban Governance and State Rescaling in Western Europe.”
Regina M. Bures, State University of New York-Albany, has received a three-year ADVANCE Fellows Award from the National Science Foundation for her project “Preservation and Change: The Social Context of Spatial Patterns in a Southern City.”
Richard Butsch, Rider University, The Making of American Audiences (Cambridge University Press, 2000), has been awarded the John Cawelti Prize for best book on American Culture by the American Culture Association and has received the ICA Best Book Award by the International Communication Association.
L. Richard Della Fave, North Carolina State University, received the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Award for 2001-2003.
Brian Dill, University of Minnesota, received aVincent L. Hawkinson Foundation for Peace and Justice Scholarship, given for “financial support for students who have demonstrated a commitment to peace and justice, for study, internship or projects that develop skills and deepen commitment to work for peace.” The award will support Brian’s research on NGOs and civil society in Tanzania.
Stephen Fielding, University of Rochester, received a $42,000 grant from a private foundation to conduct a study of women’s well being and anxiety before and after having a first trimester surgical abortion compared with those having their wisdom teeth removed.
Ashraf El-Ghannam, United Arab Emirates University and Rural Development Institute (ARC) in Egypt, received a Diploma from International Biographical Center (Cambridge, England) as one of 2000 Outstanding Scholars of the 21st Century. He won the award for contributions to the fields of development, demography, women’s studies, and environment.
Rodney L. Engen, North Carolina State University, received the Gary D. Hill Award for Outstanding Teacher of the Year for 2001-2002.
Charles Gallagher, Georgia State University, received the Michael Harrington Distinguished Teaching Award sponsored by the 2002 National Forum on Poverty and Inequality.
Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, Colby College, is the Sociologists for Women in Society Feminist Lecturer for 2003.
Lynne Haney, New York University, was awarded a grant from NYU’s Research Challenge Fund Program for her project “Offending Women: Gender, the State, and the Politics of Dependency.”
Michael R. Hill, Lincoln, Nebraska, received the Harriet Martineau Sociological Society Award for 2002 for his outstanding leadership, scholarship, and camaraderie.
Robert B. Hill, Westat, received an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree from the University of Maryland-Baltimore, May 2002, for his research on black family strengths and informal adoption.
Korni Swaroop Kumar, State University of New York-Postdam, recently received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Andrew Odubote, University of Minnesota, received the Adolescent and Youth Dissertation Award from the Murray Research Center of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.
Stephen Rice was named Alumni Fellow for PhD Study at the University of Florida.
Michael D. Schulman, North Carolina State University, received the 2000-2002 Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Award.
Sandra Smith, New York University, was awarded a grant from NYU’s Research Challenge Fund Program for her project “Exploring the Efficacy of the African-American’s Job Referral Networks: A Study of the Obligations of Exchange Around Information and Influence.”
John M. Steiner, Sonoma State University, received from the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Johannes Rau, the Order of Merit for teaching, Holocaust research, publications in the field of political crime, the social psychology of perpetrators and for founding the Holocaust Studies Center at Sonoma State University.
Verta Taylor received the “Outstanding Faculty Award” from the Multicultural Center at Ohio State University. In addition, Taylor and the staff of the Office of Undergraduate Student Services, Department of Sociology, Ohio State University, received an Ohio State University “Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award.”
The Robin M. Williams Jr. Commons Room was dedicated May 2002, honoring the University of California-Irvine Sociology Department’s enduring colleague and advocate.
The Midwest Sociological Society presented the following awards: Molly George, University of Denver, won the Undergraduate Student Paper Competition for “Performance vs. Appearance: Body Negotiations of College Women Athletes. “ Lori Wiebold, University of Kansas, won the Graduate Student Paper Competition for “The Ungloried Self: Identity Transformation Among Adult Caregivers.” Four scholarship development awards were presented to Kelley Massoni, University of Kansas; Deanna Meyler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Yuichi Tamura, State University of New York-Geneseo; and Lori Wiebold-Lippisch, University of Kansas. The Social Action Committee Award went to the Lisbon Avenue Neighborhood Development (LAND) group.
Pierrett Hondagneu-Sotelo, University of Southern California, won the Distinguished Scholarship Award for her book Domestica: Immigrant Workers Cleaning and Caring in the Shadows of Affluence. Molly George, University of Denver, won the Distinguished Undergraduate Student Paper Award for “Performance vs. Appearance: Body Negotiations of Collegiate Women Athletes.” Amy Denissen, University of California-Los Angeles, won the Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award for “Perpetual Pioneers: Women’s Efforts to Gain Inclusion in the Construction Trades.” Jonathan Turner, University of California-Riverside, won the Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award. The Social Conscience Award went to End Legislative Poverty, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada).
The Southern Sociological Association presented the following awards: Ashley Burson, Midwestern State University, won the undergraduate competition for “Who’s to Blame? A Content Analysis of Newsweek Articles Reporting on School Shootings in America Since 1995.” and Laurie Cooper, University of Memphis, won for “Is Birth Order Related to Educational Achievement and Income Levels?”
Alexander Vucinich died recently in Berkeley, CA.
Arthur Clagett will be remembered as a dedicated professor who expected the best of his students while expecting the best of himself. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1916. Having received a BS in chemistry from Baylor University in 1943, he spent his early adulthood in various capacities including a chemist, researcher, and supervisor in the chemical industry. In 1957, he completed his MA degree from the University of Arkansas. This academic work coincided with his work in the Louisiana State Prison system in the classification division. While working here, he developed and used a new method for coding MMPI profiles and was an institutional sponsor of an AA group for Black prisoners, believed to be the first in the United States. In 1968, he completed his PhD in Sociology at Louisiana State University, writing his doctoral dissertation on role adjustment among public school teachers. During his graduate student period, his strong interest in social psychology developed. This interest in social psychology and, in particular symbolic interactionism, remained with him for the next three decades of his life. Following his PhD, he became a professor at Stephen F. Austin State University where he taught from 1968 until his retirement in 1985 at which time he received the Professor Emeritus award. Following his retirement from full-time teaching, he continued his research and writing, and had a consulting practice.
His work at Stephen F. Austin State University is noteworthy. Among his accomplishments were his five directed master’s theses and 30 published articles in professional journals such as the International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Journal of Offender Counseling, Services, and Rehabilitation, and the International Review of Modern Sociology. Most of his teaching efforts and research work was in the area of theories of social change, theories of the self, ego-involvement, and self-concept as well as juvenile delinquency, and rehabilitation. Eleven of his articles were published after his retirement, indicating his continued love of academic pursuits.
He will be missed by colleagues and students. One would consider him “old school.” He was serious about his work, demanding with students, hard working, and meticulous with detail. While he did not appeal to huge numbers of students, he did connect with students in wonderful ways. For students who wanted to learn, he taught them well. When they completed his class, they had received a thorough understanding of sociology. His passion for theory and theory development in social psychology was legend; his desire for students to read, understand, appreciate, and use symbolic interactionism was without peer. Discussing and debating the details of social psychology and deviancy were not simply important, but crucial for sociology students. Furthermore, without comprehending symbolic interaction, one’s education was incomplete, and, one could not truly understand social life. He was a sociologist who had traveled far on his sociological journey. As a lasting legacy, he helped guide students, faculty, and professionals on their sociological journey.
Ray Darville, Stephen F. Austin State University
Roger Gould, Professor of Sociology at Yale University, and previously Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago (1990-2000), where he also edited the American Journal of Sociology (1997-2000), died after a long battle with leukemia on April 29, 2002. He was 39 years old. Gould received his PhD in 1990 in Sociology at Harvard University. He was a 1984 graduate of the Social Studies Program at Harvard. At the time of his death, Gould was a Fellow at the Russell Sage Foundation. Formerly a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, and the recipient of numerous grants and awards from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the French Chateaubriand Fellowship in the Social Sciences, Gould pioneered the application of social networks to the study of historical change and social movements.
In a series of articles, and in his book, Insurgent Identities: Class, Community, and Protest in Paris from 1848 to the Commune (University of Chicago, 1995), Gould explored the determinants of collective identity and insurgency, showing that while class shaped identity and action in 1848, neighborhood solidarity played the critical role in 1871. He was awarded the Barrington Moore Prize for best recent article, American Sociological Association Section on Comparative Historical Sociology, 1995 (for “Trade Cohesion, Class Unity, and Urban Insurrection”) and the award for best recent article, American Sociological Association Section on Comparative Historical Sociology, 1992 (for “Multiple Networks and Mobilization in the Paris Commune, 1871”).
In addition to his work on France, Gould made substantial contributions to an array of long vexing problems in the social and historical sciences. In numerous articles, Gould identified a set of relational measures that turned out to be useful for solving problems in collective action, the analysis of power, prestige, brokerage, and conflict. His work on social hierarchy, violence and conflict led to a series of critically important articles on feuding and conflict in honors societies. Most recently, Gould developed and proposed a formal theory of the origins of social hierarchy (American Journal of Sociology, March 2002). At his death, Gould had just completed a major monograph on social inequality and conflict. Gould is also editor of The Rational Choice Controversy in Historical Sociology (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming). In this work, Gould argues for the possibility of achieving general knowledge of historical process and dynamics from the study of specific contexts. His death is a profound loss to the discipline.
A memorial fund has been set up in his honor to support a prize for the best recent article in sociology that best exemplifies the ideals that Roger Gould exemplified as a sociologist: clarity, rigor, and scientific ambition combined with imagination on the one hand and a sure sense of empirical interest and importance on the other. Contributions can be made to: The Roger Gould Memorial Fund and should be mailed to the Fund, temporarily housed at the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, 814 IAB, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027.
Thomas Ford Hoult
Thomas Ford Hoult, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Arizona State University, died on June 4, 2002, in Prescott, Arizona. Tom’s remarkable and informed activist sociological career is epitomized in his leadership for many years in the Association for Humanist Sociology, for which he served as President in 1980-1981. His sociological perspective was well summarized in the title of his Social Problems course textbook, Social Justice and Its Enemies: A Normative Approach to Social Problems (1975).
Tom entitled his personal memoir, written for family and friends in 1998, the Questioning of Authority. And what an apt title. Tom’s principled questioning of authority began early. After earning his BA from the University of Illinois in 1942 at the beginning of World War II, he entered military service. While serving as a Captain and hospital ward commander in Shreveport, Louisiana, he assigned beds to sick black and white servicemen at random. That integrated the ward at a time the military was still racially segregated. He was almost court-marshaled but with the help of his soon-to-be wife, First Lieutenant Lois Chris Christensen, he received a letter from the Office of the President of the United States. That ended the premature effort to end his military service and resulted in his promotion to Major.
The short-term results of Tom’s activism did not always turn out as positively once his sociological career advanced. After earning his PhD in Sociology from the University of Southern California in 1951, Tom became an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico. There he was soon introduced to a local institution called “religious emphasis week.” The featured speaker made strong white supremacist and anti-Semitic comments, in sharp contrast to Tom’s view of the positive aspects possible within religion as he discussed at length in his book on The Sociology of Religion (1958). His troubles began when he organized “talk-back” campus programming offering views supportive of everyone’s rights whatever their racial, religious, or other social characteristics. This was in context of the early Cold War with the Soviet Union and domestic McCarthy-led charges of communist support for those who challenged the then racially segregated status quo. Defending civil liberties and civil rights resulted in Tom being identified as being “red” and losing his tenure track position at Eastern New Mexico.
Tom’s problems escalated from there. With the birth of his son, Kit, Tom pressed hard to get a new faculty position. He initially succeeded in 1953 when an Arizona State Normal School Search Committee led by Frederick B. Lindstrom offered Tom a tenure track position. The administration canceled the contract offer because someone had sent a message that Tom might be a communist, perhaps along the lines of other radicals like Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine.
Tom wrote to Columbia University sociologist Robert Lynd and appealed to Lynd’s thesis in his Knowledge for Whom? (1939). Lynd responded with himself and William J. Goode, also at Columbia, writing a letter of recommendation to Edgar A. Schuler at Wayne State University. Wayne State welcomed Tom, including Albert J. Mayer who upon Tom’s arrival in Detroit loaned the cash-short, young sociologist $500 to help get settled with his wife, Chris, and son, Kit. Over the next decade at Wayne, Tom established his sociological credentials with a strong teaching commitment, leadership and chair of the Wayne State Federation of Teachers, and research publications in the American Journal of Sociology, the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, and other basic research journals.
Then came a particularly satisfying offer. In 1964 Arizona State University (ASU)—formerly the Arizona State Normal School that had canceled the 1953 offer to Tom because “he might be a communist”—was seeking to establish itself as a recognized comprehensive research university. The ASU Search Committee, again led by Frederick B. Lindstrom, offered Tom the position of chair and tenured professor. Tom cheerfully accepted and provided the leadership that led to a strong Sociology Department, which, later under the leadership of Bernard Farber, would develop a strong PhD program in addition to the department’s well-established baccalaureate and masters degree programs.
Then trouble came again. Tom’s “questioning authority” for good reason became an ASU cause celebre when the university fired Morris Starsky, a tenured ASU Philosophy Professor who had joined the university faculty from the University of Michigan. Starsky, outspoken and controversial, was fired by the Arizona Board of Regents, not for missing a class as charged, but for giving an anti-Vietnam war speech. Tom’s book on the dismissal, entitled March to the Right: A Case Study in Political Repression (1972), helped lead to the university making back payments to Starsky, getting ASU off of AAUP censure, and advancing academic freedom protections at ASU.
A consequence of that battle is that Tom was forced to resign as departmental chair, but then was elected to be President of the ASU Faculty Senate. Tom may have lost his chairship but he always had the great affection and admiration of his sociological and other colleagues.
Leonard Gordon, Arizona State University-Tempe
L. Paul Metzger
Paul Metzger, Emeritus Associate Professor of sociology at SUNY-New Paltz and Assistant Librarian of the Sojourner Truth Library, died suddenly of a heart attack on May 20, 2002. Paul was one of a relatively small number of academic sociologists of working class background in his generation. He grew up in the Ironbound section of Newark, NJ. After attaining a BA at Swarthmore and an MS at the University of Oregon, Paul went on to the University of Wisconsin to earn his PhD in 1962. He was Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of New Brunswick, Canada. He also did research for the Province of New Brunswick Department of Labor. He was a member of the faculty at Vassar College from 1964 to 1970. From 1970 until his retirement, he was Associate Professor of Sociology at SUNY-New Paltz, and served as Assistant Dean in 1983-84. In 1993 he shifted his interests to information science, and earned a Master’s in Library Science at SUNY-Albany. He was the author of several papers in librarianship. He also taught occasionally in the New York State prison system.
Paul Metzger is best known in sociology for a number of papers in the area of race relations. His essay “American Sociology and Black Assimilation: Conflicting Perspectives,” in American Journal of Sociology (1971) has been anthologized several times. He also wrote on C. Wright Mills. He was a member of the ASA and the Eastern Sociological Society, where he served on the Committee on the Profession.
The bare bones of his professional history scarcely give an adequate picture of Paul’s personal and professional contributions. As one speaker at his memorial service on May 25 described him, he was “a man of the left,” meaning that he was committed to a critique of existing institutions and to seeking a humanitarian and democratic alternative. Skeptical of all dogmatic programs, Paul nevertheless continued a quest for positive ways of dealing with social issues, whether at the local level, or on a larger scale. In the mid-1960s he joined the Poughkeepsie chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality, and with several others attempted to move the county’s Liberal Party out of its moribund existence. He was one of several Vassar faculty who supported student anti-Vietnam war efforts, and opposed CIA recruitment on campus. He was above all a colleague whom one could count on for an honest, yet sympathetic criticism of work. He was intolerant of rhetorical flourishes and superficial thinking, especially when it came from left circles.
Paul Metzger came fairly close to the definition of a polymath. In addition to his sociological work, he wrote a novel (as yet unpublished), was an avid photographer, loved and studied nature including astronomy, and taught himself computer applications for library services.
His wife, Barbara, two children, and several grandchildren survive him. His dry humor and his critical intellect, not to mention his deep friendship, will be sorely missed.
Martin Oppenheimer, Rutgers University
Marion Levy Jr.
Marion J. Levy Jr., a scholar of sociology and international affairs who wrote about modernization theory, which seeks to explain why some societies undergo rapid economic development and corresponding social change, died on May 26 in Princeton, N.J., where he lived. He was 83.
The cause was complications from Parkinson’s disease, according to Princeton University.
Marion retired in 1989 as Musgrave Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Princeton. He had taught there since 1947 and was chairman of its department of East Asian studies for a time.
He once said that “the fundamental problem posed by modernization is whether human animals can adjust as readily to longevity, affluence, and peace as they have in the past to shortgevity, poverty, and war.” He predicted that life in a modernized world “is likely to become crowded, affluent, nasty, brutish and long.”
His writings include the book “Modernization: Latecomers and Survivors” (1972), and the two-volume work “Modernization and the Structure of Societies” (1966), which examined the differences between societies that were relatively nonmodernized and those that were relatively modernized. He carried out innovative scholarship about why Japan, not China, was in the vanguard of modernization in Asia, concluding that while many assumed the two countries were similar when they were first opened to western influence, in reality the similarities were only superficial.
Marion Joseph Levy was born and raised in Galveston, TX, was a Navy lieutenant in Asia in World War II and received a doctorate in sociology from Harvard.
He is survived by his wife, Joy; a daughter, Dore J. Levy of Providence, R.I. who was a professor of comparative literature and East Asian studies at Brown; two sons, Noah, of Atlanta, and Amos, of Manhattan; five grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth Levy Kempner of Galveston.
Reprinted from the New York Times
Alvin H. Scaff
Alvin H. Scaff, who died in Claremont, CA, March 18, 2000, at age 86, served as a Professor at Pomona College, 1947-1966, including the role as Sociology Department Chair, 1956-1966; as Dean of the Graduate College (then Dean of Advanced Studies), University of Iowa, 1966-1972; and as Professor and Chair, Sociology and Anthropology Department, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 1972-1978.
Alvin was born in Dallas, TX, December 27, 1914. After public school education in Dallas, he enrolled in 1932 at the University of Texas-Austin, as a major in economics and sociology. His scholarly and public service activities from his undergraduate years to his final years of life were not only wide-ranging but also often pioneering in areas of civil rights and social research.
As a student in Austin he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and to Alpha Kappa Delta. As student president of the local YMCA, he helped organize the first student-housing cooperative in the United States. He worked for The Texas Youth Authority, headed by Lyndon Johnson. His classmates included Kingsley Davis, C. Wright Mills, William J. Goode, and C. Wilson Record, among future well-known sociologists.
Upon graduation with “highest honors,” Alvin engaged in research about the history of organized labor in Texas. His collection of documents of the state’s labor movement is stored in the University’s archives.
In 1937 Alvin enrolled in the Chicago Theological Seminary. In 1938 he was married to Marilee Kone, a fellow student at the University of Texas and the University of Chicago. During the summers the young couple worked with rural churches in Montana and Texas, and directed a camp at a cooperative farm in rural Mississippi.
Upon their graduation from seminary in 1940, the Scaffs accepted assignments in Asia as Congregational Church missionaries, to “ameliorate conflict and reconcile tension among ethnic groups.” On the Island of Mindanao, the Philippines, they organized a high school for Muslim students that has now become Dansalan College. In 1941 Marilee and Alvin were reassigned to teaching positions at Silliman University, on the Island of Negros. Alvin was interrupted during his first class lecture by news of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.
The couple eluded Japanese invaders of the Philippines by retreating to the interior of Negros and surviving two years in desperate circumstances before their capture by Japanese forces in November 1943. The two, with an infant son, survived in internment camps until their rescue by American forces in February 1945.
The family returned to Austin for Alvin’s enrollment as a graduate student in sociology. Upon completion of his dissertation, “The Internment Camp: A Sociological Analysis of Collective Behavior in the Civilian Internment Camps in the Philippines,” in 1947, he began his professional role as sociologist that fall at Pomona College.
He was the founding President of the Claremont Civic Housing Association. He served on the Community Welfare and Intercultural Councils and the City Planning Commission, and became a Fellow of the Blaisdell Institute of World Religions. He chaired the Africa Task Force of the National Council of Churches Commission on Higher Education in the 1960s.
In 1953, on leave with a Fulbright Research Grant, Alvin studied the Philippines Communist Movement and published Philippine Answer to Communism, 1955, a highly acclaimed work that was translated into French and four Asian languages.
He participated in a study of poverty among the elderly in California and in 1954 co-authored a pioneer publication in gerontology, Our Needy Aged. He was editor of the sociology journal, Alpha Kappa Deltan, 1957-1960. In 1960, during a sabbatical leave, he served as chief, Social Research Section, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, headquartered in Ethiopia. He conducted a study of relocation needs of Sudanese villagers whose communities were to be inundated by water behind the newly constructed Aswan Dam. He later supervised training for Peace Corps volunteers assigned to Ethiopia, and organized a Crossroads Africa program that sent students to work with villagers.
Robert Herman, Alvin’s student and later colleague at Pomona, in a statement on the Sociology Department history, observed: “When the Scaffs returned from working with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa they had stories to tell of machine guns firing in front of their house as Ethiopia went through a bloody revolution. But they were the same calm people as before. Nothing seemed to faze them. Alvin, in 1963, headed a United Nations urban research team which produced a development plan for Kampala/Mango, Uganda’s Capital city.”
During his six years as Dean in Iowa City he was identified as “playing the role of diplomatic messenger.” He spent an additional six years as Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology in Greensboro. Then, with Emeritus status he and Marilee returned to the Philippines to resume his Professorship at Silliman University and also to teach at De La Salla University in Manila. During this period he published Current Social Theory for Philippines Research, 1982, which has become a seminal work in providing a “conceptual framework for approaching social problems” in that nation.
In 1980 the Scaffs returned to Claremont, CA, finally to retire. Alvin exhibited skill as craftsman in producing artistic pieces of furniture and other objects of wood, as well as mosaic tile work.
Survivors include Alvin’s wife of 62 years; two sons, Lawrence of Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, and Charles of Nevada City, CA; one daughter, Marilyn Hempel and her husband, Lamont, of Redlands, CA; and five grandchildren.
Sociology Professor Alvin H. Scaff, accomplished honor student, community organizer, civil rights activist, Christian missionary, civilian prisoner of war, distinguished professor, successful academic administrator, highly respected international scholar and advisor, author of at least six books and four book-length publications and author of at least 20 articles and chapters, unheralded pioneer in Gerontological research, effective journal editor, avid promoter of human rights, devoted family man, and gifted artisan. A life well and fully lived. A sociologist to be respected, celebrated, and remembered.
Leonard D. Cain, Portland State University
Matilda White Riley, former ASA President, was honored at a series of lectures at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The videotapes of four of the five lectures are available on the NIH website at obssr.od.nih.gov/soaring/videos.htm: “Biocultural Dynamics of the Life Course: A Difficult Journey from the Third to Fourth Age?” by Paul B. Baltes; “Teenage Childbearing across the Generations: Reality or Myth,” by Frank F. Furstenburg, Jr.; “Gender Differences in Heart Disease: ‘Let Me Count the Ways’,” by Karen A. Matthews; and “Successful Aging: Prescriptions and Persisting Problems,” by Robert L. Kahn.
Want to Spend a Year in Guatemala? The Dean of Social Studies, Carlos Valentino Cazali Dìaz, and David Fitch are working to strengthen the quantitative methods courses in the Department of Sociology at the Univesidad del Valle de Guatemala, a small (3,000 students), U.S.-oriented (Spanish fluency, although helpful, is not required), high-quality school. Contact Diaz for information on sociology research opportunities by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (502) 369-5233 x456. Contact Fitch for observations on life in Guatemala by e-mail email@example.com. Contact Mary Ann Anderson, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (502) 332-0202, for information on USAID’s research interests.
Vietnam Social Sciences Review, a bimonthly English language translation journal, published an article titled “Vietnamese Sociology Before the Threshold of the 21st Century,” by Bui Dinh Thanh. The issue may be obtained for $7.00 via e-mail at email@example.com or by mail at 27 Tran Xuan Soan Street, Hanoi, SR Vietnam.