July/August 2015 Issue • Volume 43 • Issue 5

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Results of the 2015 Election

Michèle Lamont

Michèle Lamont, Harvard University, has been elected the 108th President of the American Sociological Association (ASA). Kathleen Gerson, New York University, has been elected Vice President and David Takeuchi, Boston College, was elected Secretary-Elect.

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Notre Dame Scholars to Take Over the Helm at ASR

Jeremy Freese, Northwestern University

Ahoy! The American Sociological Review (ASR) is sociology’s flagship, having served at the head of our Association’s journal fleet since 1936. For the past six years, ASR has been excellently guided by admirable admirals at the university named for the most important figure in American shipbuilding: Vanderbilt. Now, however, the helm is being passed to a new team of editors. They are based at the school whose official name literally means “Our Lady of the Lake”: the University of Notre Dame (du Lac).

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Looking Forward to the 2015 ASA Annual Meeting

Musical Chicago

Deena Weinstein, DePaul University

Outdoor Symphony in Chicago.
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Chicago’s claim to fame might be its architecture, its savory deep-dish pizza, or its unsavory politics, but one of its greatest attractions is music, its richest art form. The city is too cosmopolitan today to have one or even several defining music scenes. The city has always been a breeding ground of creative musicians, homegrown or migrants to the area, including those who have attended the top music schools at DePaul and Northwestern universities.

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A Dream Come True: Duane Alwin to Edit Sociological Methodology

Jennifer Barber, Population Studies Center

Duane Alwin

Duane Alwin is the inaugural holder of the distinguished Tracy Winfree and Ted. H. McCourtney Professorship in Sociology and Demography at the Pennsylvania State University. He is also an Emeritus Research Professor at the Survey Research Center, and an Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan. He has abundant leadership experience— highlights include being the current director of the Center for Life Course and Longitudinal Studies, former chair of the department of sociology at the University of Michigan, 15-year editorial board member of Sociological Methods and Research, 10-year editorial board member of the Public Opinion Quarterly, and former chair of two ASA sections: Social Psychology and Aging and the Life Course.

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