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8th International Conference on Asian Youth and Childhoods 2007, November 22-24, 2007, Lucknow, India. The conference will provide many opportunities for social science academics and professionals to interact with members inside and outside their own particular disciplines. For more information, visit Submission Deadline: March 31, 2007. Contact:

Association of Humanist Sociology 007 Annual Meeting, October 25-28, 2007, Hilton Garden Inn, Henderson, Nevada. Theme: “Expanding our Branches: Nourishing our Roots.” Help us reflect on where we have come from and discover how we can go places we have never been. We invite proposals for papers or sessions that feature: scholarly work, video, or other forms of creative expression, teaching, book discussions, social activism, and sociological tours of area. Submission deadline: June 30, 2007. Send proposals to Emma Bailey, Program Chair, at

Golden Jubilee, June 28 - 30, 2007, University of Dhaka-Bangladesh. The Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka-Bangladesh is celebrating its Golden Jubilee. As a part of the celebrations, the department is organizing an international seminar on Fifty Years of Sociology, Fifty Years of Social Transformation: Future of the Past. Papers are invited from interested participants on growth and development of sociology as a discipline and its role in social transformation. Abstract Submission deadline: April 1, 2007. Final Paper submission deadline: June 1, 2007. Selected paper writers will be provided with local hospitality. Limited travel assistance may be provided to South Asian participants. Selected papers will be published in a special issue of the Bangladesh e-Journal of Sociology.

CRESC Annual Conference 2007, September 5-7, 2007, University of Manchester. Theme: “Re-thinking Cultural Economy.” This conference seeks to assess where the various debates about culture and economy and cultural economy are, and to explore where they may be going in the future. Discussion and debate will be structured around parallel streams of themed session papers as well as plenaries. Submit either (1) 250 word abstracts for individual papers, or (2) proposals for panels including three papers by March 31, 2007. Guidelines and proposal forms are available at Send forms to: CRESC Conference Administration, 178 Waterloo Place, Oxford Road, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL; +44(0)161 275 8985; fax +44(0)161 275 8985;


Handbook for Teaching Medical Sociology. Course materials are solicited for a new edition of the American Sociological Association’s Handbook for Teaching Medical Sociology. Course syllabi (either graduate or undergraduate), basic and special assignments, evaluation rubrics, audio-visual materials, and anything else used in your course are all welcome. Send your materials as a Word file to Bill Gronfein at

Humanity & Society. Capital versus Community: Case Studies of Community Asset Building, Humanity & Society’s Special Issue, is dedicated to the exploration of community-based asset building. Globalization and capital mobility threaten the economic and social base of many communities. This special issue will examine how communitybased development efforts are responding to these challenges, the obstacles they face, and the impacts and outcomes of their activities. We are looking for case studies in a wide variety of contexts (e.g., rural, urban, and suburban) and involving different racial and ethnic groups (e.g., African American, Latino, and American Indian). Manuscripts should not exceed 30 double-spaced pages of text, notes and references, and should follow the “Notice to Contributors” guidelines supplied at Submit papers via email to Ann Goetting, or Gary Green at Deadline: September 1, 2007.

Michigan Sociological Review (MSR) encourages submissions for its fall 2007 issue. The MSR is an official, peer-refereed publication of the Michigan Sociological Association. The MSR publishes research articles, essays, research reports, and book reviews. This editorial cycle particularly welcomes dework in the sociology of education as well as general sociology. Submissions will be accepted until June 30, 2007. Send an email attachment in MS Word format (not pdf) along with a brief biographical statement to Send disks via postal mail to Joseph Verschaeve, Michigan Sociological Review, Department of Sociology, Grand Valley State University, 2169 AuSable Hall, Allendale, MI 49401.

Environmental Sociology Syllabus Set.Submit course syllabi, class exercises and assignments, examinations and evaluation instruments, computer software and film reviews, community involvement and fieldtrips, and essays on pedagogical challenges and opportunities involved in teaching environmental sociology, broadly defined. Email submissions to Michael Mascarenhas at Submissions should be sent as Microsoft Word attachments (12 point, Times New Roman). The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2007. The 6th Edition of Environmental Sociology: Syllabi and Instructional Materials is scheduled to be available at the 2007 ASA Annual Meeting.

Political Power and Social Theory is a peer-reviewed annual journal committed to advancing the interdisciplinary understanding of the linkages between political power, class relations, and historical development. The journal welcomes both empirical and theoretical work and is willing to consider papers of substantial length. Publication decisions are made by the editor and editorial board and anonymous reviewers. Submit manuscripts in electronic format to ppst@ Potential contributors are asked to remove any references to the author in the body of the text in order to preserve anonymity during review. Contact: Diane E. Davis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue #9-521, Cambridge, MA 02139;;

Race, Gender, and Class in Sociology: Toward an Inclusive Curriculum. Submission of syllabi and other instructional materials are invited for the 6th edition of this ASA resource publication. Materials may include essays on teaching from an inclusive race/gender/class perspective, complete syllabi for all undergraduate and graduate courses that incorporate an inclusive perspective, course assignments, class activities, and reviews of materials in all media. All materials must conform to the ASA Style Guide and be submitted electronically as MS Word documents to Marcia Texler Segal at and Barbara Scott at Inquiries are welcome. Deadline: April 15, 2007.

Rural Realities is an information/policy series that seeks to showcase innovative applied research being conducted by Rural Sociological Society members and other rural social scientists that give attention to critical and timely rural issues. Rural Realities is a peer-reviewed, webbased quarterly series. Each issue will be devoted to a single topic. Articles submitted by an author should be six to eight double spaced pages in length, should effectively incorporate tables, graphs, and/or charts that are clear and understandable to non-academic audiences, and be written in a style that effectively communicates to the policy community. The series editor, coupled with the series’ communication specialist, are available to work hand in hand with the authors in the manuscript development, preparation, review, and revision processes. Submit a one-page abstract electronically to the Rural Realities editor, Bo Beaulieu, (662) 325-3207; fax (662) 325-8915;

Sociology of Crime, Law, and Deviance is a series of edited volumes that publishes work in the areas of the sociology of deviance, criminology and criminal justice, and sociology of law. Each volume of the series revolves around one specified theme in any of these areas and includes chapters by 12 to 14 authors showcasing theoretical contributions, empirical research, and methodological innovations. The Series Editor is currently soliciting proposals for volumes on themes to appear in the coming years. The proposal should contain a brief exposition of the planned volume, including the name of the editor, a one-paragraph description of the theme, and a list of potential contributors to the volume. More information on the series can be found online at
. Contact: Mathieu Deflem at

Special Issue on Grief and Pedagogy for Feminist Teacher. The Feminist Teacher collective would welcome essays for a special issue on Grief and Pedagogy. What is the challenge, that the presence of grief in our lives presents to the continuing enactment of pedagogy? What are the natures of the different sorts of grief that challenge the enactments? What responses have our associated institutions formulated? Send related articles by July 15 to Gail Cohee, Feminist Teacher magazine, Sarah Doyle Women’s Center, Box 1829, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912.

Teaching High School Sociology: A Resource Guide. The American Sociological Association’s Teaching Resources Center invites submissions for the first edition of a collection of syllabi, instructional resources, and other relevant materials for Teaching High School Sociology: A Resource Guide. Submissions may include, but are not limited to: syllabi, course outlines, handouts, exercises, assignments, exams and other evaluation instruments, video and film recommendations, book and film reviews, websites, essays and articles on teaching high school sociology, and any other work relevant to teaching sociology in high schools. Submissions are especially welcome from high school sociology teachers. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2007. The volume will go to press in time for the 2007 ASA meeting. Send inquiries and materials (as singlespaced MS Word documents) to Michael DeCesare at

Teaching Notes for Feminist Teacher. We invite readers to submit brief descriptions of classroom experiences, which challenged or encouraged your commitment to feminist pedagogy. Did a teaching strategy work especially well? Was a class particularly discouraging? In your teaching note, describe the experience and tell us how it shaped your approach to teaching. We also invite submissions that describe class materials (books, articles, films, etc.) that worked particularly well. Explain the context in which you used the material and how you taught the work. We encourage teachers from all kinds of classrooms and institutions to submit their experiences. Keep your teaching notes to 500-1,000 words. Send an electronic copy to with subject line “Teaching Notes” and a hard copy to Gail Cohee, Sarah Doyle Women’s Center, Box 1829, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912.

Teaching Resources Manual on the Sociology of Asian Americans. We are in desperate need of teaching and teaching- related material on Asian Americans. Send course syllabi, assignments, exercises, projects, suggested videos & films, and other instructional-related material for possible inclusion in the ASA Teaching Resources Manual on the Sociology of Asian Americans. Contributions for courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels will be of interest. Include your submissions on disk or in electronic form. Include your name, address, and contact information. All materials should be sent to Leslie Wang, Department of Sociology, 154 Madeleva Hall, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN 46556; 574-284-4514;


March 27-28, 2007. 4th Annual Social Theory Forum, Ryan Lounge, McCormack Building, 3rd Floor, University of Massachusetts- Boston. Theme: “The Violences of Colonialism and Racism, Inner and Global: Conversations with Frantz Fanon on the Meaning of Human Emancipation.” Contact: Social Theory Forum, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts-Boston, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125.

April 4-7, 2007. The Midwest Sociological Society and the North Central Sociological Association Joint Annual Meetings and Conference, Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL. Theme: “Social Policy, Social Ideology, and Social Change.” Contact: Lauren Tiffany, MSS Executive Director, (608)787-8551;;

April 9-13, 2007. 2007 AERA Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Chicago. Theme: “The World of Educational Quality.”

April 13, 2007. 17th Annual Pacific Southwest Women’s Studies Association Conference, California State University, Los Angeles, CA. Theme: “Borders And Battlefields: Feminist Action Across Boundaries.” Contact: Ester Hernandez at:

April 19, 2007. 1st Annual DC Metropolitan Area Undergraduate Research Conference in Sociology, Gallaudet University. Theme: “Balancing Security, Opportunity, and Diversity, and Diversity in a Shrinking World.” Contact

April 19-21, 2007. Aliens and Nations: Citizenship, Sovereignty, and Global Politics Conference, Keele University’s Association of Legal and Social Philosophy, Keele, United Kingdom.

April 26-30, 2007. Give Peace a Chance: Community Consciousness, Inner Wisdom and Social Change, New York Marriot at the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, NY, at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama.

May 2, 2007. DC Sociological Society Awards Dinner, Vantage Point Restaurant, Holiday Inn Rosslyn Key Bridge. Presentation on “Class and Changing Rhythms of Family Life” with speakers Annette Lareau, Melissa Milkie, and Suzanne Bianchi. See for more details.

May 3-4, 2007. National Research Council Workshop, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC. Theme: “Understanding Interventions that Encourage Minorities to Pursue Research Careers: Major Questions and Appropriate Methods.” The workshop is sponsored by the National Institute of Health and overseen by a committee appointed by the National Academies.

May 3-5, 2007. The Syracuse University Gerontology Center celebrates its 35th anniversary with a special conference on Aging and Disability. The international conference will bring together aging and disability scholars to focus on health, work, living arrangements, care, and civil rights. For details, visit

May 4, 2007. 3rd Annual UCSD Culture Conference, Department of Sociology, University of California-San Diego. This one-day conference will bring together sociologists who are interested in the study of culture. Contact: Stephanie Chan at For more information, visit:

May 8-11, 2007. Health in Families, Healthy Families: Gendered Explorations Conference, International Sociological Association, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. Contact: ISA, Donoso Cortes, 65, Madrid, 28015, Spain;;

May 13-16, 2007. Nurturing Technologies: Pervasive Systems for Self Reflection, Critique and Growth workshop at Pervasive 2007, Fifth International Conference on Pervasive Computing, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This workshop will explore applications of pervasive technology beyond supporting tasks, instead supporting a more fundamental nurturance: facilitating the long-term growth of people in the face of short-term distractions and obstacles.;

May 31-June 1, 2007. Transatlantic Voyages Congress, International Sociological Association, Nancy, France. Contact: ISA, Donoso Cortes, 65, Madrid, 28015, Spain;

June 14-15, 2007. 3rd Hellenic Observatory PhD Symposium, London School of Economics and Political Science. Theme: “Contemporary Greece: Structures, Context and Challenges.” Contact: Eleni Xiarchogiannopoulou, 0044 20 79556529 (Monday & Tuesday); email or Sofia Christofidou 0044 20 79556066 (Monday- Thursday) email

June 28-30, 2007. Golden Jubilee, University of Dhaka-Bangladesh. The Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka-Bangladesh is celebrating its Golden Jubilee. As a part of the celebrations, the Department is organizing an International Seminar on “Fifty Years of Sociology, Fifty Years of Social Transformation: Future of the Past.”

July 13-16, 2007. 25 Years of Theory, Culture & Society, University of Tokyo. Theme: “Culture in Process…Ubiquitous Media… Asian Transformations.” See

July 29-31, 2007. World Future 2007: Fostering Hope and Vision for the 21st Century Annual Conference, World Future Society, in Minneapolis, MN. Contact: Susan Echard, WFS, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 450, Bethesda, Md. 20814; (800) 989-8274;;

August 9-10, 2007. On the Edge: Transgression and the Dangerous Other Conference, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York. Contact: Transgression Conference, c/o Department of Sociology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 899 10th Street, New York, N.Y. 10019;

August 10. Pre-Conference for Beginning Instructors on Teaching: “Teachers are Made, Not Born: A Workshop for New Sociology Instructors.” For information on specific sessions, see the ASA Section on Teaching and Learning in Sociology website at Contact: Betsy Lucal (574) 520-4899;

August 10-12. International Visual Sociology Association Conference, New York, NY. Theme: “Public Views of the Private; Private Views of the Public.”

September 3-6, 2007. 8th European Sociological Association Conference, Glasgow, United Kingdom. Contact:;>.

September 5-7, 2007. CRESC Annual Conference 2007, University of Manchester. Theme: “Re-thinking Cultural Economy.” This Conference seeks to assess where the various debates about culture and economy and cultural economy are, and to explore where they may be going in the future. Contact: CRESC Conference Administration, 178 Waterloo Place, Oxford Road, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL; Tel: +44(0)161 275 8985; fax +44(0)161 275 8985; email

September 26-29, 2007. 7th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology(ESC), Bologna, Italy. Theme: “Crime, Crime Prevention and Communities in Europe.”

October 18-20, 2007. The Society for the Study of Human Development 5th Biennial Meeting, Pennsylvania State University. Theme: “Crossing Boundaries in Human Development.” Contact: Toni C. Antonucci, Program Committee Chair, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48106;;

October 25-28, 2007. Association of Humanist Sociology 2007 Annual Meeting, Hilton Garden Inn, Henderson, Nevada. Theme: “Expanding our Branches: Nourishing our Roots.” Contact: Emma Bailey, Program Chair, at

November 1-2, 2007. CPST National Conference, Washington, DC. Theme: “The Present and Future Status of the American STEM Workforce.” Contact: Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology, 1200 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 113, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 326-7080; fax (202) 842-1603;;

November 15-19, 2007. The Social Capital Foundation 2007 Conference, Hawaii. Theme: “Multiethnicity and Social Capital.”

November 22-24, 2007. 8th International Conference on Asian Youth and Childhoods 2007, Lucknow, India. The conference will provide many opportunities for for social science academics and professionals to interact with members inside and outside their disciplines. Visit Contact:


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has reissued the Program Announcement for Community Participation in Research as two Program Announcements - one for R01 grants and one for R21 grants. These are reissues of PAR-05-026. For the full announcements, visit: PAR-07-283: Community Participation in Research (R01) and PAR-06-247: Community Participation in Research (R21) The ultimate goal of these funding opportunities is to support research on health promotion, disease prevention, and health disparities that is jointly conducted by communities and researchers.

2007 WLS Pilot Grant Program. The Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will award two to three pilot grants to investigators using the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS) data for scholarly research. The WLS provides an opportunity to study the life course, careers, retirement, intergenerational transfers and relationships, family functioning, physical and mental health and well-being, and morbidity and mortality from late adolescence to the retirement years. Recipients will receive $10,000 to support their research, along with a residency at CDHA, where they will receive training and support in use of WLS data. The residency will take place in Madison on August 2-3, 2007. Deadline: May 25, 2007. Visit the WLS pilot grant website for more information, Contact: Carol Roan (608) 265-6196;

The 2007 Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship. The Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a new or continuing graduate student who began her or his study in a community college or technical school. A student accepted in an accredited PhD program in sociology in the United States is eligible to apply if she or he studied for at least one full academic year at a two-year college in the United States before transferring to complete a BA. The Scholarship carries a stipend of $3,500 from Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) to be used to support the pursuit of graduate studies as well as a one-year membership in SWS (including a subscription to Gender & Society). To honor Beth Hess’s career, the committee will be looking for commitment to teaching, especially at a community college or other institution serving less-privileged students, research and/or activism in social inequality, social justice, or social problems, with a focus on gender and/or gerontology. Applications should include: (1) a letter of application (no more than 2 pages) that describes the student’s decision to study sociology, career goals, research, activism and service, (2) a letter confirming enrollment in or admission to a sociology PhD program (and aid award if any), (3) a letter of recommendation from a sociologist (in a sealed envelope, signed on the seal), (4) full curriculum vitae, (5) (Optional) a one-page letter describing a community college faculty member who particularly contributed in a significant way to the decision to study sociology or pursue higher education, (6) a cover sheet with name and full contact information, including phone and email, current academic or organizational affiliation, with years, if not currently enrolled, future PhD program and date of entry, community college attended, with years and credits taken OR transcript, name and contact information for references. Send six complete copies of the application to: Myra Marx Ferree, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706.Applications must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2007. Contact: Myra Marx Ferree at

ASA/NCHS Research Fellowship Program. The ASA, in cooperation with the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), created the ASA/NCHS Research Fellowship Program to bridge the gap between academic scholars and government health research programs. Fellows work to solve methodological problems and study analytic issues relevant to NCHS programs, data and facilities. Applicants should have a recognized research record and considerable expertise in the area of proposed research. Application deadline is May 15, 2007.

Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change. Through the Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change program, researchers at the University of Chicago will award and manage research grants totaling over $6 million to organizations implementing and evaluating interventions aimed at reducing disparities. With this pool of funds, project leaders hope that health plans, hospitals, and community clinics will be encouraged to focus on racial and ethnic disparities as a priority in their quality improvement agendas. Finding Answers will focus on evaluating interventions in treatment areas where the evidence of racial and ethnic disparities is strong and the recommended standard of care is clear. Therefore, innovations in the treatment of cardiovascular disease, depression, and diabetes are being considered for evaluation funds. For more information, contact: (866) 344-9800;


The American Institute of Indian Studies announces its 2007 fellowship competition, and invites applications from scholars who wish to conduct their research in India. Junior fellowships are awarded to PhD candidates to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to 11 months. Senior fellowships are awarded to scholars who hold the PhD degree for up to nine months of research in India. The application deadline is July 1, 2007. For more information and applications, contact: The American Institute of Indian Studies, 1130 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637; (773) 702-8638;;

Association of Black Sociologists (ABS) Student Paper Competitions. Undergraduate Competition: Undergraduate Sociology students who are members of ABS qualify for the competition. The papers are to be no longer than 20 pages, including references, and they cannot be under consideration for publication at the time of submission. An abstract of no more than 200 words should be submitted with the paper. Graduate Competition: Graduate students who are members of ABS qualify for the competition. The papers are to be no longer than 30 pages, including references, and they cannot be under consideration for publication at the time of submission. An abstract of no more than 200 words should be submitted with the paper. For both competitions, students should submit six copies of the paper and abstract to: ABS Student Paper Competition, Association of Black Sociologists, 4200 Wisconsin Avenue NW, PMB 106-257, Washington, DC 20016. Students can also submit the paper and abstract electronically in either MS Word, WordPerfect, or PDF format to: Provide your name, education, university affiliation and contact information in the cover letter or email. Deadline: May 1, 2007. Visit for further information about the Association of Black Sociologists and the Student Paper Competitions.

2007 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement. The annual Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement recognizes a faculty member who connects his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement. Unlike traditional servicelearning awards,the Lynton Award emphasizes applied scholarly activity more broadly. The scholarship of engagement represents an integrated view of scholarly activity in which teaching, research, and service overlap and are mutually reinforcing, is characterized by scholarly work tied to a faculty member’s expertise, is of benefit to the external community, is visible and shared, and reflects the mission of the institution. The award will be presented at the annual conference of the Coalition of Metropolitan and Urban University’s (CUMU) annual conference, Metropolitan Universities and Community Engagement: Teaching, Scholarship, and Beyond, which will be held from October 20-23, 2007, in Baltimore. The award recipient will present his or her work at one of the conference’s sessions and will be invited to contribute an article to CUMU’s publication, Metropolitan Universities. NERCHE and CUMU will cover the recipient’s travel expenses

The Feminism and Family Studies Section of the National Council on Family Announces 2007 Awards. Deadline: April 15, 2007. The Feminism and Family Studies Section of the National Council on Family Relations is seeking applicants for two awards. Applicants do not need to be members of NCFR. The Outstanding Research Proposal from a Feminist Perspective is given in honor of Jessie Bernard. Graduate students and new professionals (with up to five years postdoctoral work) are encouraged to apply for this award of $750 to fund feminist research. Proposals will be reviewed for their potential contribution to feminist scholarship about families and the use of feminist frameworks and methods. A summary of the recipient’s research results will be published in the Feminism and Family Studies Section Newsletter, and the recipient will be asked to present a report of their project and findings at the 2008 NCFR Annual Conference. The award will be presented at the 2007 meeting; recipients will receive $350 towards their travel. The Outstanding Contribution to Feminist Scholarship Paper Award is accompanied by a gift of complimentary books and a $250 cash award. Applications for this award are open to all graduate students and new professionals (with up to five years postdoctoral work). Papers should contribute to feminist scholarship about families and the use of feminist frameworks and methods, and should be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 150 words. Applicants should be the sole author or first author of the paper; both published and unpublished papers will be considered. A summary of the paper will be published in the Feminism and Family Studies Section Newsletter. Recipients will receive $350 towards their travel. Authors should identify themselves only in a cover letter so that all entries can be reviewed anonymously – all identifying references should be removed from the paper or proposal submissions. In a cover letter, applicants should indicate whether they are currently a graduate student or when they received their PhD. Letters of support are not required. Only one submission per category will be accepted from any applicant. To apply, send one electronic copy (MS Word attachment) of the proposal to: Áine Humble, FFSS Awards Committee Chair, Dept. of Family Studies and Gerontology, Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Highway, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3M 2J6;

Nominations for 2007 Matilda White Riley Distinguished Scholar Award. The Section on Aging and the Life Course (SALC) seeks nominations for the 2007 Matilda White Riley Distinguished Scholar Award. This award honors a scholar in the field of aging and the life course who has shown exceptional achievement in research, theory, policy analysis, or who has otherwise advanced knowledge of aging and the life course.

Letters of nomination should describe the nominee’s contributions to the study of aging and the life course that warrant consideration. Additional letters of support are encouraged but not required. Nominations and additional letters of support should be submitted by April 4, 2007, to: Duane F. Alwin, Center on Population Health and Aging, 326A Pond Lab, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 16802-6207; fax (814) 863-8342; email or

Centre of Gender Excellence-- Gendering Excellence (GEXcel). Örebro University and Linköpings University of Sweden announce the launch of a five-year project supported to establish a: Towards a European Centre of Excellence in Transnational and Transdisciplinary Studies of Changing Gender Relations, Intersectionalities and Embodiment. A Visiting Fellows Programme has been organized to attract promising younger scholars from Sweden and abroad with a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, who will carry out thematically organized, joint gender research, under the direction of one of the six professors in Sweden. In 2007-08, the theme of research is “Gender, Sexuality, and Global Change.” Positions for junior scholars (doctoral students and postodoctoral scholars) to participate in “Gender, Sexuality, and Global Change” thematic research are now open for competition. Proposals are invited from doctoral students outside Sweden for one-month fellowships. Fellowships include salary, housing stipend and travel to Sweden. Proposals must include a current CV, an abstract of the proposed project, a narrative description (maximum: five pages) of the project to be undertaken during the fellowship, and a short bibliography. Applicants must explain specifically how the work will contribute to understanding at least one of the sub-themes of the research theme. Doctoral Candidates must include the name and contact information for their research supervisor. Postdoctoral applicants must also include two samples of their work (published or unpublished) on the topic. All proposals and supporting materials should be submitted electronically to Anna G. Jónasdóttir, GEXcel Research Theme I Director at and Kathleen B. Jones, GEXcel Advisory Board Member at Application Deadline: April, 30, 2007 for Fall 2007 and October 15, 2007 for Spring 2008.

In the News

Caryn Aviv, University of Denver, had her book New Jews: The End of the Jewish Diaspora cited in the January 11 edition of The Economist in a piece about Jewish communities worldwide.

Kim Babon, University of Chicago, was recently featured in Crain’s Chicago Business in its special coverage on public art. She discusses her research on the sources of public art controversy in the Chicago context.

Suzanne M. Bianchi, University of Maryland-College Park, was quoted in a January 26 article in The Week about the numbers of mothers in the workforce slowly starting to decline.

Ginetta Candelario, Smith College, was quoted in the New York Times on January 18, 2007, in a piece on why American women strive for straight hair.

Andrew Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University, was quoted in David Brooks’ January 18, 2007, New York Times op-ed on why more and more people are choosing not to get married. Cherlin and William O’Hare, Annie E. Casey Foundation, were quoted in a January 11 New York Times article on Census report findings that children’s quality of life is on the rise.

Héctor R. and Cordero-Guzmán, Baruch College - CUNY, and Guillermina Jasso, New York University, were quoted in the New York Times on January 20, 2007. Cordero- Guzmán, was also quoted in a Newsday article on February 8, 2007. Both articles were about the most popular name for Hispanic boys in New York City being an ethnic one: Angel.

Bill D’Antonio and Tony Pogorelc, both of The Catholic University of America, had their study of the social movement Voice of the Faithful cited in an article in the January 19 National Catholic Reporter, noting the fifth anniversary of the movement. D’Antonio also was interviewed by Scott Simon on January 4 about the role of religion in the U.S. Congress on National Public Radio.

Mathieu Deflem, University of South Carolina, was mentioned in a January 16, 2007, New York Sun op-ed on the ISM project at New York University, “Art Project Adds to List of ‘Isms’.” He was also interviewed on the U.S. House passage of a new anti-terrorism bill on CBS News Radio, New York, on January 9, 2007.

Michele Dillon, University of New Hampshire, was quoted about the role of religion in the November 2006 elections by the Pittsburgh-Tribune Review, the Erie Times and News, and the Charleston Post and Courier. She was featured on New Hampshire Public Radio’s The Front Porch, and on Pacifica Radio.

George W. Dowdall, Saint Joseph’s University, was interviewed by Philadelphia’s public radio stations, WHYY-FM and WRTI-FM, about the final report of the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Children’s Behavioral Health.

Peter Dreier, Occidental College, was quoted in Neal Peirce’s weekly syndicated column on February 4 about how to reduce poverty and inequality in the United States. His column appears in more than 50 daily newspapers around the country. Dreier also authored an article, “John Edwards’ War on Poverty,” published in the British newspaper, The Guardian, on January 29, 2007. His article, “Not Just for the Gentry,” in the January 2007 issue of American Prospect, focused on the tension between environmental concerns about “smart growth” and economic justice concerns about affordable housing. He coauthored an article in the January/February 2007 issue of Tikkun magazine, criticizing the mainstream media’s failure to report on grassroots organizing among Katrina survivors. His article, “Jim Baker’s War,” was published in the American Prospect on December 12, 2006. He was also quoted in articles in the Pasadena Star-News on December 20, 2006, and the Los Angeles Times on December 21, 2006, about the hiring of the new superintendent. He was quoted in an article by Ezra Klein, “Taking Back the States,” in the American Prospect in January 2007 about the growing number of Democratic governors.

Elaine Howard Ecklund, University at Buffalo-SUNY, was interviewed about her study, Religion among Academic Scientists, for a January 22, 2007, article in Newsweek about the Harvard Task Force on General Education Reason and Faith requirement.

Morten Ender, U.S. Military Academy, was quoted in a February 3 National Review article. He provided explanations for socio-demographic disparities among U.S. service member fatalities in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was quoted by the Associated Press on January 21, 2007, in an article on how troops communicate with people back home. Ender was quoted in a January 11 Associated Press article on the uses of high technology devices bridging service-members’ family and friends around the world. The story was distributed on the newswires and appeared in at least two newspapers including the Bradenton Herald and the Air Force Times.

Kerry Ferris, Northern Illinois University, had her research on celebrity stalking featured in the January 15, 2007, issue of People magazine.

Juanita Firestone, University of Texas, appeared on the syndicated radio show A World of Possibilities on “Imperial Overstretch: The disempowerment of the American Armed Forces?”

Kathleen Gerson, New York University, was quoted in a January 14 article about women hiding their purchases from husbands and boyfriends even when the item is bought with their own money.

Barry Glassner, University of Southern California, was interviewed by U.S. News & World Report on January 14 on American’s relationship with food, and he was quoted on on January 23, 2007. Kieran Healy’s book, Altruism and the Market for Human Blood and Organs was reviewed by the New York Times on January 28, 2007.

Cedric Herring, University of Illinois-Chicago, was quoted extensively in a National Public Radio segment dealing with the impact of diversity on corporate earnings. Herring’s research on the impact of diversity was also the focus of a story in the Washington Post. Related stories also ran in the Cincinnati Post, the Anchorage Daily News, the Journal Times, the Miami Herald, DiversityInc. Magazine, the South Bend Tribune, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, the Arizona Republic, Diverse:News in Higher Education, and the Workplace Diversity News. Herring was also interviewed for a television segment on Hispanics Today, and for another segment that aired on WBBMRadio, Chicago’s CBS Radio affiliate. The Washington Post featured Herring’s study on diversity in the workplace on January 15, 2007.

Jerry A. Jacobs, University of Pennsylvania, was interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio on January 19 to discussing how much Americans work on the weekend and other time pressures faced by American families.

Philip Kasinitz, CUNY Graduate Center, was quoted in a front-page story in the New York Times on the racial identity of Barack Obama on February 2, 2007.

Rachel Tolbert Kimbro, University of Wisconsin-Madison, was quoted in a January 10, 2007, Associated Press, article on a new study that says adults living with children tend to eat more fat than grown-ups in children-free homes.

Baruch Kimmerling, Hebrew University, had his book The Real Legacy of Ariel Sharon reviewed in the December 21 New York Review of Books.

Eric Klinenberg, New York University, wrote an article in the New York Times, on January 28, 2007, on how radios remain the most reliable way for governments to broadcast emergency information.

Patricia Leavy, Stonehill College, was interviewed on January 18, 2007 on CNN by Glenn Beck on the state of the entertainment industry on January 18, 2007.

Jerry Lembcke had his research into the reception U.S. soldiers received as they returned from Vietnam featured in a post to the popular political blog, dailykos.

George J. McCall, University of Missouri- St. Louis, was quoted in a February 6 St. Louis Post-Dispatch article on humorous stereotyping of local communities.

Micki McGee, New York University, was quoted on January 10, 2007, in USA Today, in an article on the recent increase of self help books released to coincide with the New Year. She is also the author of Self-Help, Inc.: Makeover Culture in American Life.

Miller McPherson, University of Arizona and Duke University, Lynn Smith- Lovin, Duke University, and Matthew Brashears, University of Arizona, had their research mentioned in a January 14, 2007 op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Madonna Harrington Meyer, Douglas Wolf, and Christine L. Himes, Syracuse University, were mentioned in the Washington Post on September 21 for their projections on race differences in eligibility for Social Security spouse and widow benefits. Meyer appeared on the ABC Nightly News on January 16 to discussing race differences in the declining marriage rate.

Peter C. Moskos, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, was quoted in the January 9, 2007, New York Times in an article about Newark, NJ, Mayor Corey Booker’s new Narcotics Unit.

Samuel P. Oliner, Humboldt State University, was quoted on January 7, 2007, in the New York Times, in an article on why people perform heroic acts.

Martin Oppenheimer, Rut ge r s University, wrote a letter to the editor about immigration issues that appeared in the January 27, 2007, issue of the Trenton Times.

Orlando Patterson, Harvard University, wrote an article in the Washington Post, on January 7, 2007, in response to a Washington Post series on what it means to be a black man. He also wrote an oped as a guest columnist in the January 13 New York Times discussing the failing war on drugs.

Peter Phillips and Andrew Roth, Sonoma State University, appeared on the Riz Khan Show on Aljazeera English, on December 29, 2006, to discussing the work of Project Censored and the 25 most under- reported news stories of 2005-2006. The program was re-broadcast three times on New Year’s Day.

Leslie Picca, University of Dayton, was interviewed by the Associated Press on January 31, 2007, for her research with Joe Feagin on backstage and frontstage racial relations. Picca and Feagin were also interviewed by InsideHigherEd. com about their forthcoming book Two- Faced Racism: Whites in the Backstage and Frontstage. A story about their research was also printed on the front page of the Dayton Daily News on February 2, 2007.

David Popenoe, Rutgers University, and Steven P. Martin, University of Maryland, were quoted in a January 21 New York Times article on marriage rate differences between the educated and the less educated, especially among women and why there are so many single Americans.

Laura Raynolds, Colorado State University, was interviewed on October 16, 2006, by Margot Adler on National Public Radio’s, Justice Talking, concerning alleviating world poverty and Fair Trade and its impact on world poverty, aired on October 16, 2006. She was also quoted about her research in a December 18 Miami Herald article regarding Fair Trade and Latin American organic food production.

Barbara Risman, University of Chicago, was quoted in a January 27, 2007, New York Times article about what it feels like for a woman to be the breadwinner in the family.

Orlando Rodriguez, Fordham University, was quoted in the New York Daily News in an op-ed piece on the future of Cuba on January 18, 2007.

J. Michael Ryan, University of Maryland- College Park was featured in a Washington Blade article on the changing views of Generation Next toward same-sex marriage.

Matthew Salganik, Columbia University, Peter Dodds, and Duncan Watts, Columbia University, had their research mentioned in the Financial Times.

David R. Segal, University of Maryland, was quoted in an op-ed column in the New York Times by Bob Herbert on January 4 regarding soldiers’ attitudes toward the war in Iraq. He was quoted in editorials in several newspapers on this topic, including The Day on January 7 and 8. On January 11 he was quoted in the Kansas City Star and on January 12 in the San Jose Mercury-News regarding the disparity between the sacrifice that soldiers and their families are making in contrast to the rest of the nation. This story was also carried in other McClatchey newspapers. On January 11 he was quoted in the Atlantic Free Press (Netherlands) on research that shows the small percentage of Americans who know anyone who was killed in Iraq. He was interviewed on WUNC (National Public Radio, Chapel Hill) on January 9 and on WYPR (NPR, Baltimore) on January 16 on the projected troop surge in Iraq, and on Open Source on WGBH (Public Radio International, Boston) on January 23 on the future of the all-volunteer military.

Rachel Sherman, Yale University, was interviewed on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered on February 6, 2007, about her research on the complex relationship between service staff at five-star hotels and the hotel guests.

Gregory D. Squires, George Washington University, published three op-eds on the forthcoming school desegregation decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on January 21, 2007, the Seattle Post Intelligenceron January 26, 2007, and the Louisville Courier-Journal on February 7, 2007.

Karen Sternheimer, University of Southern California, appeared on CNN’s January 10, 2007, American Morning to discuss child performers. She was also quoted in a January 16, 2007, USA Today article on children’s birthday parties.

Rhys H. Williams, University of Cincinnati, was quoted in a front-page January 27 Boston Globe story on the anti-war march in Washington DC, concerning the effects on media coverage of having Jane Fonda and other celebrities speak at the rally. She was the guest on a local Public Broadcasting Service program (WCNY, Central NY), Central Issues, and was interviewed about President Bush’s requested “troop surge” in Iraq, and related issues.

William Julius Wilson, Harvard University, and Richard P. Taub, University of Chicago, had their study, “Racial, Ethnic, and Class Tensions in Four Chicago Neighborhoods, and Their Meaning for America,” reviewed in the New York Times on Sunday, January 7, 2007.

Lee A. Smithey, Swarthmore College, interviewed for the National Public Radio’s On the Media about a New York Times story that an Iraq War veteran had been spat on at an anti-war march and rally. He was also the guest on a local Public Broadcasting Service program (WCNY, Central NY).


Clifford Bob, Duquesne University, won the 2006 International Studies Best Book Award from the International Studies Association for The Marketing of Rebellion: Insurgents, Media, and International Activism. His book was also named a “Top Book of 2006” by The Globalist online magazine.

Burke Grandjean and Steven Butler,University of Wyoming, accepted the 2006 Hoke Award for the year ’s best policy analysis by a state statistical analysis center for criminal justice at the annual meeting of the Justice Research and Statistics Association in Denver. The award was accepted on behalf of the Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center, which Grandjean directs.

Paul Lichterman, University of Southern California, won the 2006 Distinguished Book Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion for Elusive Togetherness: Church Groups Trying to Bridge America’s Divisions.

Susan Silbey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa at the Ecole Normale Superieure, Cachan, France, in November 2006.


Deirdre Oakley has accepted a faculty position in the Sociology Department at Georgia State University.

Héctor R. Cordero-Guzmán, Baruch College- CUNY, was promoted to full professor effective January 1, 2007.


Gary L. Albrecht, University of Illinois- Chicago, was elected to the 2007 electorate nominating committee of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Section on Social, Economic, and Political Sciences.

Anthony Cortese, Southern Methodist University, delivered the keynote address, “Faces Seen, Hearts Unheard: Mexican Immigration to the United States,” at the University of Maine-Orono Latino Heritage Celebration. He also spoke to The Department of Public Safety as well as faculty and student groups about his recent book, Opposing Hate Speech.

Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University, wrote an article in the fall 2006 Perspectives in Political Science.

Kathleen Gerson, New York University, has been elected the 2008-2009 president of the Eastern Sociological Society.

David Grazian, University of Pennsylvania, has been elected the 2007-2009 treasurer of the Eastern Sociological Society.

Russell Hardin, New York University, was elected as the 2007 chair-elect of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Section on Social, Economic, and Political Sciences.

David Lavin, CUNY Graduate Center, and Sharon Sassler, Cornell University have been elected to the 2007-2010 Executive Committee of the Eastern Sociological Society.

Vincent Parrillo, William Paterson University has been elected the 2008-2009 vice-president of the Eastern Sociological Society.

David A. Sonnenfeld, Washington State University, will be Guest Professor with the Environmental Policy Group at Wageningen University (the Netherlands) in May, where he will co-teach a graduate course on “Superpowers in Global Environmental Politics: the U.S. and China”. In addition, he has been invited to become an affiliate of the Sloan Industry Studies Program, and will participate in a Sloansponsored workshop on globalization and the pulp and paper industry at the Georgia Institute of Technology, also in May.

Joan Spade, SUNY Brockport, has been elected the 2007-2010 secretary of the Eastern Sociological Society.

Judith M. Tanur, SUNY-Stony Brook, was elected to the 2007 electorate nominating committee of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Section on Statistics.

Members' New Books

Richard A. Dello Buono, SSSP Global Division Chair, and Jose Bell Lara, University of Havana, eds., Imperialism, Neoliberalism and Social Struggles in Latin America (Brill, 2007).

James J. Chriss, Cleveland State University, Social Control: An Introduction(Polity, 2007).

Susan M. Chambre, Baruch College- CUNY, Fighting for Our Lives: New York’s AIDS Community and the Politics of Disease (Rutgers University Press, 2006).

Andrew Greeley, University of Chicago, and Michael Hout, University of California- Berkeley, The Truth about Conservatives(University of Chicago, 2006).

Lingxin Hao, Johns Hopkins University, Color Lines, Country Lines: Race, Immigration and Wealth Stratification in America(Russell Sage Foundation, 2007).

Julie Hart, Introduccion al Analisis y Transformacion del Conflicto Interpersonal and Creando Grupos Saludables: Facilitacion y la Transformacion de Conflictos (CLARA, 2007).

James M. Jasper, Getting your Way (University of Chicago, 2006).

Arne L. Kalleberg, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, The Mismatched Worker (W.W. Norton, 2007).

Yuniya Kawamura, Fashion Institute of Technology-SUNY, La Moda (Il Mulino, 2006), originally published in English as Fashion-ology (Berg, 2005).

Douglas S. Massey, Princeton University, Categorically Unequal: The American Strati- fication System (Russell Sage Foundation, 2007).

Muriel Mellow, Unversity of Lethbridge, Defining Work: Gender, Professional Work, and the Case of Rural Clergy (McGill- Queen’s University Press, 2007).

Robert L. Montgomery, The Spread of Religions: A Social Scientific Theory Based on the Spread of Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam (Long Dash Books, 2007).

Jack Nusan Porter, Spencer Institute for Social Research, The Genocidal Mind: Sociological and Sexual Perspectives (University Press of America, 2006).

Robert Perrucci and Carolyn Cummings Perrucci, both of Purdue University, eds., The Transformation of Work in the New Economy (Roxbury Publishing Company, 2007).

Emily Rosenbaum, Fordham University, and Samantha Friedman, Northeastern University, The Housing Divide: How Generations of Immigrants Fare in New York’s Housing Market (NYU Press, 2007).

Alan P. Rudy, Dawn Coppin, Jason Konefal, all of Michigan State University, Bradley T. Shaw, Toby A. Ten Eyck, and Craig Harris and Lawrence Busch, both of Michigan State University, Universities in the Age of Corporate Science: The UC Berkeley-Novartis Controversy (Temple University Press, 2007).

Josephine A. Ruggiero, Providence College, Eastern European Adoption: Policies, Practice and Strategies for Change (Transaction Publishers, 2007).

Alan R. Sadonvik, Rutgers University, ed., Sociology of Education (Routledge, 2007).

Tony Waters, California State University- Chico, The Persistence of Subsistence Agriculture: Life Beneath the Level of the Marketplace (Lexington Books, 2007).

Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber, Boston College, ed. The Handbook of Feminist Research: Theory and Praxis (Sage Publications, 2007), The Cult of Thinness (Oxford University Press, 2007).

Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber and Patricia Leavy, The Practice of Qualitative Research (Sage Publications, 2006), eds. Emergent Methods in Social Research. (Sage Publications, 2006), Feminist Research Practice: A Primer (Sage Publications, 2007).


I am organizing a trip to Cuba for academics and medical personnel. We are leaving May 8, 2007, and returning on May 17. Those interested in the medical and social sciences are welcome. Contact: Michele Wilson, Department of Sociology, University of Alabama-Birmingham, (205) 934-8685;

New Publications

Academic Freedom and Professional Responsibility after 9/11: A Handbook for Scholars and Teachers. A practical handbook for those facing politically motivated infringements in their teaching or scholarship. This handbook provides an overview of the range and nature of recent challenges to academic freedom and concrete suggestions for how to respond to such attacks and to avoid them. Visit to download a free copy of the handbook.

The International Scope Review # 13. This is to announce the publication of The International Scope Review # 13. The editorial, by Otto Steiger, Alexi Danchev, and Patrick Hunout, on “John Kenneth Galbraith, the Affluent Society and Social Capital.” The articles, mostly drawn from the 2005 Malta conference of The Social Capital Foundation, bear on issues revolving around social capital. If you wish to submit a paper, visit our policy statement webpage; our evaluation principles (methodology, ethics and procedure) have been updated.

Journal of Media Sociology (JMS). The Journal of Media Sociology, a new scholarly peer-reviewed journal set for publication in 2008, is seeking a “founding” editor. Applicants should have the rank of associate professor or higher. The editor is not compensated for the position but has full control over editorial content and selection of the editorial board. The appointment is for three years. JMS will publish theoretical and empirical papers and essays and book reviews that advance an understanding of the role and function (and dysfunctions) of mass media and mass communication in society or the world. Submissions must have a sociological focus, which means a focus on culture, social interaction, social structure, institutions and/or organizations. Both micro- and macro- perspectives are welcomed, as are all theoretical and methodological perspectives. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information about the journal, visit or email Marquette Books at

Privacy and the New Surveillance Society: International Perspectives. Interdisciplinary and international perspectives on issues of government surveillance in the new electronic/computerized environment, unofficial surveillance (e.g. spyware, swipe cards), voluntary giving up of privacy by personal actions (e.g. blogs, MySpace accounts), political, social, cultural, psychological and ethical consequences of surveillance and the responses by governments, social movements, non-profits and international organizations to electronic surveillance and loss of privacy rights. Contact: David E. Woolwine at The Development Gateway includes discussion forums about development. A new discussion forum has just been created, and sociologists are invited to participate. What is the root cause of development? The focus of this forum is research and theory about development, in particular research and theory. This forum welcomes discussion about research that has already been done, is currently underway, or that needs to be done, and similarly about established or proposed theory or theory that needs to be developed. The emphasis of this forum is on application: how the research or theory can be applied to further development.

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The Development Gateway includes discussion forums about development. A new discussion forum has just been created, and sociologists are invited to participate. What is the root cause of development? The focus of this forum is research and theory about development, in particular research and theory. This forum welcomes discussion about research that has already been done, is currently underway, or that needs to be done, and similarly about established or proposed theory or theory that needs to be developed. The emphasis of this forum is on application: how the research or theory can be applied to further development.

New Programs

PhD in Gender Studies will begin Fall 2007 at Arizona State University. Located in the Phoenix Metropolitan area, ASU’s Women and Gender Studies Program is one of the largest and most vibrant in the United States. Our Gender Studies curriculum is designed to provide students with the interdisciplinary training in theory and methods needed to create original research and scholarship about gender. At the core of the program are four required courses: Critical Concepts of Gender; Mapping the Intersections of Gender; Engendering Methodology; and Research Design and Development. Students also take two research methods courses relevant to their dissertation plus additional courses in one of our three areas of specialization: (1) health, science, and technology; (2) justice, social change, and sustainability; or (3) visual and narrative culture. Application details can be found at

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies and the University of Cologne will start a new joint PhD program in economic sociology and political economy this fall.

Up to seven doctoral students will be accepted into the program. Candidates must hold a Masters degree with honors in political science, sociology, organization studies or related fields. Fellowships will start on October 1, 2007. Working languages at the Research School are English and German. Doctoral fellows will participate in a graduate school program including courses and summer school sessions. Program details, online application form, and more information can be found at

Summer Programs

2007 Luxembourg Income Study Introductory Workshop. The Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) Summer Workshop is a one-week workshop designed to introduce researchers in the social sciences to comparative research in income distribution, employment, and social policy using the LIS database. We welcome applications from researchers with varying levels of knowledge and experience. The LIS has made comparable over 160 large microdata sets that contain comprehensive measures of income, employment, and household characteristics for 30 industrialized countries. The language of instruction is English. By the end of the workshop, attendees will be fully trained to use the database independently. Attendees will also be introduced to the new Luxembourg Wealth Study (LWS). Tuition of 1,400 covers instructional materials, single-occupancy accommodations, and full board. Transportation to and from Luxembourg is the responsibility of the student. The 2007 workshop will be held from June 24 to June 30, 2007. Download application and return it to Caroline de Tombeur before April 2, 2007. Email your completed application or fax it to: fax +352-26 00 30 30. For information about the LIS Project, see

Demographic Analysis. Through the lens of international business, learn how demographic analysis can demonstrate the relationship between business decisions and a wide variety of economic issues. Study with students from all over the world as you formulate research questions and issues for business decision making and understand methods of demographic analysis for assessing markets. The course, taught by UM faculty member and Department of Sociology Chair David Swanson, is intended for sociology and business majors. Program cost $1,685. Depart U.S. on June 28 (arrive in Helsinki on June 29). Depart Helsinki on July 21. Qualifications: 18 years old, minimum GPA of 2.5, and good academic and disciplinary standing at UM. Program price includes: tuition, housing, programsponsored excursions, and international health insurance. To apply students must submit the UM Study Abroad Application. Application deadline: April 4. Application and other information available at

Population, Health and Aging Summer Training Program for Undergraduates. The Department of Sociology, Demographic Research Laboratory at Western Washington University will offer a Summer Interdisciplinary Training Program on “Population, Health and Aging,” June 25-August 17, 2007. Funded by the National Institute on Aging, the program is intended to provide research and educational training that hold potential for transforming health care at numerous levels. Our goal is to provide undergraduate students with a learning experience that demonstrates the interdisciplinary nature of health care activities throughout the local community. This program seeks undergraduate students about to enter their final year of undergraduate study in either population or health-related fields. Students selected to participate will be eligible to receive tuition, food, housing, access to university facilities and a travel allowance. Applications must be received by April 15, 2007. For more application information, visit Contact: Lucky Tedrow at

A Nuclear Workshop: “Hiroshima and Nagasaki for College Teachers,” a one-week Workshop, June 25-29, 2007. Resources and planning for a general education course or units dealing with All Things Nuclear and The Legacy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Contact: Raymond G. Wilson, Physics Department, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL 61702. Supported by The Cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and friends of the workshop. Enrollment deadline: May 15. For details, visit


Brandy Britton, University of Maryland- Baltimore, died on January 27.

Eric Markusen, Southwest State University, died of pancreatic cancer in Marshall, MN, on Monday, January 30.