American Sociological Association 95th Annual Meeting, August 12-16, 2000, Hilton Washington and Towers and Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC. Submissions are invited for papers and proposals for sessions. Deadline: January 10, 2000. Contact: ASA Meeting Services, 1307 New York Avenue NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005-4701; (202) 383-9005 x.305; fax (202) 638-0882; TDD (202) 638-0981; e-mail email@example.com. .
Association for Borderlands Studies Annual Meeting, April 26-29, 2000, Town and Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, CA. Proposals should include an abstract of 150 words, names, affiliations, addresses, fax, phone, e-mail. Deadline for proposals: November 15, 1999. Notification of accepted proposals by December 21, 1999. Contact: Edgar Ortiz, Apartado 21-712, Colonia Coyoacan, 04000 Mexico, D.F., Mexico; Tel/fax 011-525-658-1949; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gendering Ethics/The Ethics of Gender: An International Interdisciplinary Conference, June 23-25, 2000, Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, University of Leeds, United Kingdom. Send 200 word abstracts by February 1, 2000 to: Sasha Roseneil and Linda Hogan, Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK; e-mail email@example.com. For more information, visit our web site .
Hawai'i Sociological Association Y2K Millennium Conference, February 5, 2000, Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu Hawai'i. Theme: "Toward the Center from the Edges: Legacies of Marginalized People at the Dawn of the Third Millennium." Please submit abstracts or poster proposals by December 1, 1999. Contact: Peter Froelich, Social Science Department, Leeward Community College, 96-045 Ala Ike, Pearl City, Hawai'i 96782; (808) 455-0369; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
7th International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) Conference, June 8-11, 2000, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Theme: "Charting a Course to the Future: Women, Work and Computerization." Papers, panel presentations, workshop and tutorial proposals and poster submissions related to the conference themes are sought. Contact: Deborah Kirby, Executive Director, WWC 2000 Conference c/o School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 Canada. .
8th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM8th), June 17-22, 2000, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. Theme: "Transcending Boundaries: Natural Resource Management from Summit to Sea." Send abstracts by December 14, 1999 to: ISSRM8th, Room 217, Arntzen Hall, WWU, Bellingham, WA, 98225-9085; fax (360) 650-7702; e-mail email@example.com. . Contact: Anna Elliott, Program Coordinator, (360) 650-2949.
Justice Studies Association Second Annual Conference, May 31-June 2, 2000, Ramada Inn, Albany, NY. Theme: "Confronting Processes and Institutions of Power: Where Restorative Justice and Social Justice Meet." Those wishing to make a presentation at the conference should send an abstract of 200 words or fewer by February 1, 2000 to: Justice Studies Association, c/o Dennis Sullivan, Institute for Economic and Restorative Justice, P.O. Box 262, Voorheesville, NY 12186; (518) 765-2468; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Continued on next page
MacArthur Network on the Family and the Economy and NICHD Family and Child Wellbeing Research Network Interdisciplinary Conference, March 3-4, 2000, Bethesda, MD. Theme: "Conflict and Cooperation in Families." The conference will include both empirical and theoretical papers. We are especially interested in the effect of conflict and cooperation or different forms of control, discipline, and conflict resolution on outcomes for children. Deadline for abstracts December 1, 1999. Contact: Robert A. Pollak, John M. Olin School of Business, Washington University, Campus Box 1133, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899; (314) 935 4918; fax (314) 935 6359; e-mail email@example.com.
Mathematical Sociology in Japan and the United States, June 23-25, 2000, Honolulu, HI. Sponsored by the Mathematical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association and the Japanese Association for Mathematical Sociology. Submissions by students are welcome. Paper submission deadline is December 31, 1999. E-mail papers and questions to Phillip Bonacich, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Yoshimichi Sato, email@example.com. Contact: Phillip Bonacich, Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1557; (310) 825-3017. .
2000 Oral History Association Annual Meeting, October 11-15, 2000, Marriott Hotel, Durham, NC. Theme: "At the Crossroads: Transforming Community Locally and Globally." Send proposals for papers or presentations by December 15, 1999. Contact: Mary Murphy, Department of History and Philosophy, P.O. Box 172320, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717-2320; (406) 994-5206; fax (406) 994-6879; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Political Economy of the World-System Section of the American Sociological Association, XXIV Annual Conference, March 24-25, 2000, Boston College, Boston, MA. Theme: "The Modern World-System in the 20th Century." Deadline for Submissions of Papers or Detailed Abstracts: December 15, 1999. Submit materials to: Ramón Grosfoguel, Sociology Department, McGuinn Hall 426, Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02167-3807; e-mail: email@example.com.
Rural Sociological Society 63rd Annual Meeting, August 16-20, 2000, Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, Washington, DC. Theme: "Policy and Rural Communities: Challenges for the 21st Century." Send abstracts by February 14, 2000 to: Don E. Albrecht, RSS 2000 Program Chair, Department of Rural Sociology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2125; (409) 845-9781; fax (409) 845-8529; e-mail albrecht@rsocsun. tamu.edu. .
Society for Multivariate Analysis in the Behavioral Sciences 22nd Biennial Conference, July 17-19, 2000, London, England. You are invited to present papers on both theoretical developments and applications. The scientific programme will include invited lectures, individual paper presentations, poster sessions and software presentations. Deadline for abstracts: March 1, 2000. Contact: Irini Moustaki, SMABS 2000, Department of Statistics, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE; +44 20 7955 6063; fax +44 20 755 7416; e-mail smabs2K@lse.ac.uk. .
Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) 50th Annual Conference, August 11-13, 2000, Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC. Theme: "Inventing Social Justice: SSSP and the 21st Century." Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2000. Complete papers, abstracts, or two-three page outlines should be sent to each Program Committee Co-Chair: JoAnn L. Miller, Department of Sociology and Anthropol ogy, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN 47907; email firstname.lastname@example.org and Earl Wysong, Department of Sociology, Indiana University-Kokomo, Kokomo, IN 46902; email email@example.com.
Advances in Life-Course Research: New Frontiers in Socialization. Theme: Advances in theory and research related to socialization during specific periods of life or across the life course. Submit abstracts by April 3, 2000 for initial feedback. Due date for full manuscripts is September 1, 2000. Contact: Richard A. Settersten, Jr., Department of Sociology, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-7124; (216) 368-2697; (216) 368-2676; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Work and Family. Theme: "Voices, Current Issues and Controversies." We encourage contributions which will stimulate and widen interest in community, work and family themes. We would particularly like to hear from people whose voices are traditionally left out of academic journals. Contact: Michele Moore, Department of Educational Studies, University of Sheffield, 388 Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2JA, United Kingdom.
Contemporary Justice Review. Theme: "The Restorative Justice Program as a Demonstration Project." The editors are looking for papers that describe the operations of restorative justice programs (e.g. peacemaking circles, victim-offender mediation, family group conferencing, and victim-offender reconciliation programs), that illustrate how such projects embody restorative justice principles, and show how such programs have implications for adoption elsewhere. Send an abstract (fewer than 150 words) before March 1, 2000 to: Gale Burford, Department of Social Work, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405; (802) 656-9661/8800; fax (802) 656-8565.
Cultural Studies: A Research Annual invites submissions to Volume 6, 2001. Cultural Studies is an open-review annual devoted to cross-disciplinary, cross-paradigm, experimental analysis of those global cultural practices and cultural forms that shape the meanings of race, ethnicity, class, nationality, and gender in the contemporary world. Preference is given to manuscripts which are at the intersection of interpretive theory, qualitative inquiry, and critical studies of culture, media, history, biography and social structure. Deadline for submission to Volume 6 is December 15, 1999. Send five copies and $10.00 processing fee, made out to the University of Illinois, to the Editor: Norman K. Denzin, Cultural Studies: A Research Annual, Department of Sociology, University of Illinois, 326 Lincoln Hall, 702 South Wright Street, Urbana, IL 61801; (217) 333-0795; fax (217) 333-5225; e-mail email@example.com.
Instructor's Resource Manual on Social Problems. The third revision of this ASA Teaching Resource Center publication will be put together this winter. Any of the following contributions will be con sidered: syllabi, assignments, teaching hints, classroom activities, teaching aids (handouts, questions, other materials), research projects and instructions, and recommended (and preferably annotated) books, internet sites, and audiovisual materials.) Illustrations (cartoons, drawings, tables and graphs) may be included if they photocopy well and don't require copyright clearance. Send both a hard copy and an electronic file (in MS Word or RTF format) to the editors. Send the hard copy of your materials to: Walter Carroll, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, 131 Summer Street, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA 02325. Send your electronic file(s) attached to an e-mail to: Lutz Kaelber, Lyndon State College, e-mail KAELBERL@MAIL.LSC.VSC.EDU and copy it to Walter Carroll, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The submission deadline is January 20, 2000.
National Women's Studies Association Journal, Fall 2001 Special Issue. Theme: "Gender and Social Policy: Local to Global." We invite contributions that explore the impact and interaction of social policies with gender locally, nationally, and globally, and which explore the ways in which race, ethnicity, and gender are implicated in social policy. Submission deadline: January 31, 2000. Contact the Editors: NWSA Journal, Jean C. Robinson, Audrey Thomas McCluskey, Office for Women's Affairs, Indiana University, Memorial Hall East 123, Bloomington IN 47405; (812) 855-3849; fax (812) 855-4869.
Political Sociology Syllabi Set is currently under revision by the ASA Teaching Resources Center. We seek submissions of syllabi for undergraduate and graduate courses in Political Sociology and related special topics and courses. Submissions of innovative instructional materials (e.g. classroom exercises, research projects/assignments) are also welcome. Send: one single-sided hard copy of your syllabus and an accompanying version on diskette (in Word or WordPerfect) to: Sarah Sobieraj, Department of Sociology, Social Science 340, University at Albany, Albany, NY 12222; e-mail email@example.com. The deadline for submission is April 1, 2000.
Qualitative Inquiry invites submissions to Volume 6, Nos. 2-4, 2000. QI is an open-review, quarterly journal devoted to cross-disciplinary, cross-paradigm, experimental analysis of qualitative research methods. Preference is given to manuscripts which are at the cutting edge of qualitative methodology. Results of specific research studies using qualitative methods are not appropriate unless the methodological issues are paramount. Deadlines for submission are October 15, 1999, February 15, 2000, and April 15, 2000. Send five copies of your submission and a $10.00 processing fee, made out to the University of Illinois, to the Editor: Norman K. Denzin, Qualitative Inquiry, Department of Sociology, University of Illinois, 326 Lincoln Hall, 702 South Wright Street, Urbana, IL 61801; (217) 333-0795; fax (217) 333-5225; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research in Social Problems and Public Policy (JAI Press) is requesting submissions for Volume 9 (2000), a special issue on the organizational response to social problems. We encourage research-based articles with a solid theoretical foundation. Manuscripts should be about 30 pages in length, double-spaced, and formatted according to the ASA Style Guide. Send two copies with bio and abstract by December 30, 1999 to the guest editors: Russell Schutt or Stephanie Hartwell, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts-Boston, Boston, MA 02125-3393; e-mail email@example.com or stephanie. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sexuality & Culture is a quarterly interdisciplinary journal published by Transaction Publishers at Rutgers University. The journal welcomes the submission of original manuscripts dealing with issues relating to sexuality and culture. Contact the Editor-in-Chief, Barry M. Dank, e-mail email@example.com. Manuscripts should be submitted to the Managing Editor: Roberto Refinetti, Sexuality & Culture, Circadian Rhythm Laboratory, University of South Carolina, Walterboro, SC 29488; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Problems. The Society for the Study of Social Problems invites manuscripts for a special issue marking its 50th Anniversary. Manuscripts can use any type of data or methodology, and should deal with such topics as the origins, history, character, influence and changes in the association, its annual meetings or its journal. Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2000. Send manuscripts to: John F. Galliher, Editor, Anniversary Issue of Social Problems, Department of Sociology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, (573) 882-3441; email email@example.com.
Social Science Computer Review invites submissions for a special issue on the theme: "Affect in Cyberspace." Papers on the affective or emotional concomitants of online social interaction should be submitted before August 1, 2000, to: David R. Heise, SSCORE Special Issue Co-Editor, Department of Sociology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Additional information is available at .
Sociology of Education plans a special issue, which will examine the recent past of the sociology of education, reflect on the state of the field of the present, and point to promising directions for the future. This call for papers invites manuscript submissions in the form of interpretive essays, each discussing a prominent theme within the sociology of education. These papers are not expected to report new empirical results. Instead, they will critically examine the development of a body of literature in the sociology of education over the past few decades. Submitted manuscripts will be subject to the customary peer review process. Selection criteria include the quality of the review and discussion, and the fit of the manuscript with the overall theme of the issue. In order to maximize topic coverage in the issue, manuscripts should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages of text, exclusive of references and footnotes. The special issue, which will be distributed without cost to all 2001 SOE subscribers as an extra issue, will appear in the first or second quarter of 2001. The deadline for submitting manuscripts is March 1, 2000. For more information, please e-mail the editorial office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (517) 432-7195.
Studies in Symbolic Interaction: A Research Annual invites submissions to Volume 24, 2000. Preference is given to manuscripts which stress empirical and theoretical issues at the cutting edge of interactionist-interpretive thought. Deadline for submission is June 1, 2000. Studies is an open peer-reviewed annual. Send five copies of your submission and a $10.00 processing fee, made out to the University of Illinois, to the Editor: Norman K. Denzin, Studies in Symbolic Interaction: A Research Annual, Department of Sociology, University of Illinois, 326 Lincoln Hall, 702 South Wright Street, Urbana, IL 61801; (217) 333-0795; fax (217) 333-5225; e-mail email@example.com.
Syllabi and Instructional Materials for Courses in Comparative-Historical Sociology, 4th revision, is being put together this winter. Any of the following contributions will be considered: syllabi and course outlines, assignments, teaching hints, classroom exercises, teaching aids (handouts, questions, other materials), research projects and instructions, recommended (and preferably annotated) book, internet site, video and film suggestions. Illustrations (cartoons, drawings, tables and graphs may be included if they photocopy well and don't require copyright clearance. Send materials, preferably in hard copy, to: Linda Deutschmann, Department of Social and Environmental Studies, University College of the Cariboo, Box 3010/900 College Drive, Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 5N3, Canada. Submissions in other formats, disk, e-mail etc. will be accepted. The requested submission deadline is January 20, 2000.
February 11-13, 2000. Spring 2000 Regional Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching, Athens, GA; March 3-5, Lake Arrowhead, CA; April 7-9, Towson, MD. Theme: "Teaching with (a) Difference." Contact: International Alliance of Teacher Scholars, Inc., (1-800) 718-4287; e-mail Alliance@iats.com. .
February 17-18, 2000. Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Mississippi College, Clinton, MS. Theme: "Sociology and Service: the Next Millennium." Contact: Lee Darlin, Department of Sociology, Social Work and Family Studies, Box 4015, Mississippi College, Clinton MS; (601) 925-3849; fax (601) 925-3861; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 27-March 3, 2000. International Women's Conference, New Delhi, India. Theme: "Women's Status: Vision and Reality-Bridging the East and the West." Contact: International Women's Conference, McMaster University, 1200 Main St. W., HSC 3N28; Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8N 3Z5; fax (905) 521-8834; e-mail email@example.com.
March 2-5, 2000. Eastern Sociological Society 70th Annual Meeting, Baltimore Hilton and Towers, Baltimore, MD. Theme: "Inequality and Prosperity: Generating Action for the Next Decade." For more information visit the ESS website: or .
March 13-15, 2000. Columbia University Center for the Study of Human Rights Conference, Berlin, Germany. Theme: "Tolerance and Beyond: Religions, Rights and Civil Society in the OSCE Countries." Contact: Elizabeth Cole, Research Director, Center for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University, 1108 IAB, 420 W. 118th Street, New York, NY 10027; (212) 854-7189; fax (212) 854-6785; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 15-18, 2000. Southwestern Sociological Association 80th Annual Meeting, San Luis Hotel, Galveston, TX. Theme: "Continuity and Change in the New Millennium." Contact: Rogelio Saenz, 2000 Program Chair, Texas A&M University, Department of Sociology, College Station, TX 77843-4351; (409) 845-5133; fax (409) 862-4057; e-mail email@example.com.
March 23-26, 2000. Pacific Sociological Association 71st Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. Theme: "Expanding Sociological Horizons in the 21st Century." Contact: Michael Blain, 2000 Program Chair, Department of Sociology, Boise State University, Boise, ID 83725; (208) 426-1346; fax (208) 426-2098; e-mail Mblain@boisestate.edu.
April 19-23, 2000. Midwest Sociological Society Meetings, Chicago, IL. Theme: "The Century of the Minority Majority." Contact: Barbara J. Bank, Department of Sociology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211; e-mail BankB@missouri.edu.
April 28-29, 2000. Center for Iranian Research and Analysis (CIRA) 18th Annual Conference, Hyatt Regency, Bethesda, MD. Contact: Kamran Dadkhah, Department of Economics, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115. .
April 29-May 2, 2000. Community-Campus Partnerships for Health 4th Annual Conference, Washington, DC. For more information see the web site: .
May 4-6, 2000. Southwest Labor Studies Association 26th Annual Meeting, California State University-Long Beach, Long Beach, CA. Themes: "Building Labor Communities from the Neighborhood to the World" and "Moving Beyond the Open Shop and the Employers' Open Door." Contact: Luis Leobardo Arroyo, Department of Chicano and Latino Studies, California State University-Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840-1004; (562) 985-4640; fax (562) 985-4631; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 11-14, 2000. International Social Theory Consortium, Inaugural Conference of , University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. Theme: "Social Theory 2000." Contact: Wolfgang Natter, Committee on Social Theory, POT 1445, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0027; fax (606) 323-1969; e-mail email@example.com.
June 1-2, 2000. 15th Annual Siena College Multi-Disciplinary Symposium, Loudonville, NY. Theme: "World War II: The 60th Anniversary." Contact: Thomas O. Kelly, II, Department of History, Siena College, 515 Loudon Road, Loudonville, NY 12211-1462; (518) 783-2512; fax (518) 786-5052; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 1-4, 2000. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) International and Interdisciplinary Conference. Theme: "Black Women in Africa and the African Diaspora: Identity, Culture and Politics." Contact: Alice Deck, BWAAD Conference Chair, Afro-American Studies and Research Program, University of Illinois, 1201 West Nevada Street, Urbana, IL 61801; (217) 333-7781; fax (217) 244-4809; e-mail email@example.com.
June 20-23, 2000. Cross-Cultural Family Studies, XXXVIIth International Seminar, Uppsala, Sweden. Theme: "Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Cross-Cultural Family Studies." Contact: Jan Trost, Uppsala University, Department of Sociology, P.O. Box 821, S-75108 Uppsala, Sweden; +46 18 471 11 88; +46 18 54 60 67; fax +46 18 471 11 70; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 22-24, 2000. Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Eighth National Conference, College of Wooster, Wooster, OH. For more information visit CUR's website at or .
June 23-25, 2000. Mathematical Sociology in Japan and the United States, Honolulu, Hawaii. Sponsored by the Mathematical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association and the Japanese Association for Mathematical Sociology. Contact: Phillip Bonacich, Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1557; (310) 825-3017. .
August 10-11, 2000. International Coalition Against Sexual Harassment, Ninth Annual Conference, Washington, DC. Theme: "Sexual Harassment in a Global Context." Contact: Susan Fineran, Boston University; (617) 353-7912; e-mail email@example.com; or Patti Giuffre, Southwest Texas State University; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 11, 2000. Conference on Carework, Howard University, Washington, DC. For more information about the conference, and to join ongoing discussions please subscribe to the carework listserve by contacting the list administrator at: e-mail careadmn@soc. umass.edu.
October 3-6, 2000. International Sociological Association, 5th International Conference on Social Science Methodology, Cologne, Germany. Contact: Jörg Blasius, Zentralarchiv für Empirische Sozialforschung, University of Cologne, Bachemer Str. 40, D-50931 Köln, Germany; e-mail email@example.com. .
Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Alcohol Abuse Treatment/ Intervention Research. Training pharmacologic, behavioral, social and health care scientists for a career in alcohol abuse/alcoholism research. Focus is on treatment and early intervention. Emphasizes the need to test more sophisticated theories of treatment/ intervention; the importance of the biological, social and cultural environment in which intervention occurs; and refining methods for measuring person, intervention and impact variables. NIAAA supported stipends range from $26,256 to $41,268 per year. Center training faculty from specialty areas of psychology, anthropology, sociology, psychiatry, public health, social work, and internal medicine. Women and minorities and protected persons are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until February 15, 2000, or until all positions are filled and the search is closed. Brown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. For further information/application contact: Richard Longabaugh, Director, Brown University, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Box G-BH, Providence, RI 02912.
University of California-Berkeley. Center for Working Families Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2000-2001in any of the social sciences. The proposed research should shed light on middle-class working parents and families and the wider "cultures of care" of which they are part. We encourage work that compares families of different social classes, ethnic/race groups, and sexual orientations, and that involves at least some in-depth interviews or field observation. Due date for applications: January 15, 2000. Notification of awards: March 1, 2000. Fellowships begin: September 1, 2000. Contact: Center for Working Families, 2420 Bowditch Street, MC 5670, Berkeley, CA 94720; (510) 642-7737; fax (510) 642-7902; .
University of California-Los Angeles, Drug Abuse Research Center. Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships. Sponsored by National Institute on Drug Abuse National Research Service Award Training Grant. This two-year training fellowship will provide selected participants with firm grounding in drug abuse knowledge and issues, in sound research techniques and in practical research experience. Eligibility: Predoctoral candidates - UCLA only, with completion of required formal coursework in a social science (psychology, sociology, anthropology, education, social work, public health, or nursing), a GPA of 3.0 or better. University tuition and fees are paid. Postdoctoral candidates: Completion of the MD or PhD degree in a social science (see areas listed above), education, social work, or health-related science such as public health or nursing from an accredited university. U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. Predoctoral fellows receive an annual stipend of $14,688. Postdoctoral fellows receive an annual stipend based on years of postdoctoral experience. Health insurance and predoctoral tuition provided. Contact: Becky Beckham, UCLA Drug Abuse Research Center, 1640 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 200, Los Angeles, CA 90025. UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Case Western Reserve University. Department of Sociology, University Fellowships, NIA funded fellowships (renewal pending). Contact: Eva Kahana, Chair, or Richard Settersten, Director of Graduate Study, Case Western Reserve University, Department of Sociology, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-7124; (216) 368-2700; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; and .
International Research and Exchanges Board. 1999-2000 Grant Opportunities: Individual Advanced Research Opportunities, Mongolia Research Fellowship Program, Mongolian Language Training Program, Russian-U.S. Leadership Fellows for Public Service Program, Short-term Travel Grants. Deadlines February 1 and June 1, 2000. Contact: IREX - International Research and Exchanges Board, 1616 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20006; (202) 628-8188; fax (202) 628-8189; e-mail email@example.com. .
Johns Hopkins University seeks a one year Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow beginning Fall 2000 to be associated with the Institute for Global Studies in Culture, Power and History. Disciplines are open but all candidates should be engaged in interdisciplinary work from historical, global and comparative perspectives. Regions of particular interest are East Asia or Africa with strong comparative background. The Fellow will be expected to participate in the Hopkins intellectual community, teach two courses (1/1) in her/his field and take part in Institute related programs. Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a brief description of research plan, course suggestions and syllabi, writing sample and names of three references to: Giovanni Arrighi, Director, Search Committee, Institute for Global Studies, 404 Macaulay Hall, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218; (410) 516-7794; fax (410) 516-6080. . Deadline: January 14, 2000.
Joint Center for Poverty Research is pleased to announce its Visiting Scholar program at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago for the 2000-2001 academic year. The program gives researchers an opportunity to focus on their work for a year without a teaching commitment, at an early stage in their careers, and provides an opportunity to interact with colleagues at other institutions and in other disciplines. JCPR will sponsor at least one Visiting Scholar at either Northwestern University or the University of Chicago for the 2000-2001 academic year. The Visiting Scholars are expected to be in residence for one academic year and either the preceding or following summer. Salary is competitive. Priority will be given to applicants who have completed their PhDs in no less than the past three years and no more than the past six years, and who have established their own research agenda. Employment in a tenure-track faculty position is preferred, but not required. Researchers who are currently employed at or hold their PhDs from the University of Chicago or Northwestern University are not eligible. Applications are due December 1, 1999 and selections will be announced in January 2000. For more information call (773) 702-0472. Application instructions are available on the JCPR WebSite: .
National Academy of Education, Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowships. Applicants must have their PhD, EdD or equivalent research degree conferred between January 1, 1994 and December 31, 1999. Applications will be judged on the applicant's past research record, the promise of early work, and the quality of the project described in the application. Employees of the Spencer Foundation or the National Academy of Education are not eligible to apply. Fellows will receive $45,000 for one academic year of research, or $22,500 for each of two contiguous years, working half time. Fellowships must begin during the 2000-2001 academic year. Up to thirty Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded in 2000. Selection will be made by a committee comprised of members of the National Academy of Education. Awardees will be notified in May 2000. For application forms, visit our website at or write to: National Academy of Education, New York University, School of Education, 726 Broadway, Room 509, New York, NY 10003-9580; (212) 998-9035. Complete applications materials including three recommendations must be received at the above address by December 1, 1999. Late applications will not be accepted.
National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH). The Collaborative HIV Prevention Research in Minority Communities is designed to assist investigators already conducting HIV prevention research with ethnic minority communities to improve their programs of research and obtain additional funding for their work. Scientists in tenure track positions or investigators in research institutes should apply. Through this collaborative effort we hope to increase the numbers of ethnic minority group members among principal investigators at NIH, CDC, and other equivalent agencies. Contact: Romy Benard-Rodriguez, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, 74 New Montgomery, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94105; (415) 597-9366; fax (415) 597-9213; e-mail Rbenard@psg.ucsf.edu. .
National Science Foundation. The Professional Opportunities for Women in Research and Engineering (POWRE) grant program is an interdisciplinary program directed toward supporting research by women in the sciences, broadly defined. The Principal Investi gator of a POWRE proposal must be a woman scientist or engineer who is a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident at the time the proposal is submitted. Except under very unusual circumstances, it is expected that the Principal Investigator will hold a doctorate-level degree in an appropriate field. The subject of the proposed activity must be in an area of science or engineering research or education that is supported by NSF. The duration of a POWRE award is expected to be from 12 to 18 months; the award amount will not exceed $75,000 including direct and indirect costs. Funding in excess of $75,000 may be granted only when the Principal Investigator proposes an activity in residence at a host institution (defined as an institution with which the proposer has no current affiliation). For such a case, a detailed justification should be provided in the proposal to explain the special circumstances that warrant the higher funding request. NSF expects to invest approximately $12 million for POWRE in FY 2000, contingent on availability of funds. Anticipated date of awards is June 2000 or thereafter. Contact: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230; (703) 306-1234. .
National Security Education Program, Graduate International Fellowships Competition, 2000. NSEP Fellowships are intended to provide support through overseas study and limited domestic tuition to students who will pursue the study of languages, cultures, and world regions deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and enrolled in or applying to graduate programs in accredited U.S. colleges or universities. Applications must be postmarked by January 15, 2000. Guidelines and application forms may be obtained from or by contacting (800) 498-9360; (202) 884-8285; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remarque Institute at New York University invites applicants for fellowships tenable in the academic year 2000-01. Applications are invited from candidates with relevant interests in contemporary Europe. The one-year (post-doctoral) fellowship carries a stipend of $25,000, together with support for housing and travel. Senior fellowships are for one semester (non-stipendiary); assistance with travel and housing will be provided. Contact: Tony Judt, Director, Remarque Institute, New York University, 53 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012; e-mail remarque. email@example.com. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2000.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Substance Abuse Policy Research Program seeks proposals for research projects that identify and analyze public and private-sector policies aimed at reducing the harm caused by substance abuse in the United States. Approximately $6 million is available in this fifth round of funding. Grant funding amounts and time periods are flexible based on the size and scope of the proposed project. Total project awards will be funded up to $350,000 for up to three years. Letters of intent for projects requesting under $100,000 may be submitted at any time and will be reviewed as they are received. The deadline for receipt of letters of intent for projects requesting $100,000-$350,000 is January 24, 2000. For an abstract or the full text of the Call for Proposals, visit The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Web site . Once at the site, click on "Applying for a Grant," then "List of Open Calls for Proposals."
Rockefeller Foundation. The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida has been selected to host a three-year program of Residential Fellowships in the Humanities to encourage the study of religion, civil society, and globalization in Latin America and Latino communities in the United States. The program is open primarily to junior scholars in the humanities and social sciences, and nonacademic practitioners and artists. In addition to a stipend and travel support, the Center will provide resident fellows with library privileges, office space, and computer facilities. Application Deadline: February 15, 2000. Contact: Philip J. Williams, University of Florida, Center for Latin American Studies, 319 Grinter Hall, P.O. Box 115530, Gainesville, FL 32611-5530; (352) 392-0375; fax (352) 392-7682; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. .
Rutgers University. The Institute for Research on Women announces a competition for fellowships for the 2000-2001 academic year. Theme: "Gender-Race-Ethnicity: Rearticulating the Local and the Global." The award includes a stipend, health insurance, office space with computer, and library privileges. Fellows will be expected to take part in the intellectual life of the Institute, including attendance at weekly seminars and a presentation of one's work in progress. The deadline for application is January 10, 2000. Contact the Institute at (732) 932-0861; e-mail .
Social Science Research Council. The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies promotes a new generation of young North American scholars with specialized knowledge of modern and contemporary German and European affairs. The program accepts applications from U.S. and Canadian nationals or permanent residents who are full-time graduate students in the social sciences and humanities and who have completed all coursework required for the PhD. Also eligible are U.S. and Canadian PhDs who have received their doctorates within the past two calendar years. Awards provide between nine and twelve months of research support in Berlin with a stipend of DM 2,000 per month. Application receipt deadline: February 1, 2000. Announcement of awards: Late May 2000 following application deadline. Contact: Berlin Program, Social Science Research Council, 810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor, New York NY 10019; (212) 377-2700; fax (212) 377-2727; e-mail email@example.com e-mail. .
Social Science Research Council announces the first annual dissertation fellowship competition of the Program on Philanthropy and the nonprofit Sector. Fellowships will provide support for dissertation research. Up to seven fellowships of $18,000 each will be awarded to students in the social science and humanities who plan to use their knowledge of the theories and methods of their disciplines to address issues concerning philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. Complete application packets must be received by the SSRC no later than December 8, 1999. Contact: Program on Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector, Social Science Research Council, 810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10019; (212) 377-2700, ext.613; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; .
Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) is recruiting applications for the 2000 Minority Scholarship. Persons accepted into an accredited doctoral program in any one of the Social and/or Behavioral Sciences are invited to apply for the $10,000 Minority Scholarship. Deadline for submission is March 18, 2000. For additional information and an application, contact: Michele Smith Koontz, Administrative Officer, 906 McClung Tower, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0490; (423) 974-3620; fax: (423) 974-7013; email email@example.com, or visit our homepage . Upon completion of the application, it should be forwarded to Marino Bruce, Chair. Full address is contained in the application form.
Sociologists for Women in Society. The Barbara Rosenblum Scholarship for the Study of Women and Cancer was established to encourage doctoral research in the social and behavioral sciences on women's experience of cancer and prevention. A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded for doctoral research and/or publication and presentation of results. Application deadline is January 14, 2000. Applications are available from: Rachel Kahn-Hut, Department of Sociology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA 94132; (415) 338-7503; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. .
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships 2000. Objective: To encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all areas of human endeavor. Students must be candidates for PhD or ThD degrees, enrolled in doctoral programs in the humanities and social sciences at graduate schools in the U.S., and expect to complete all doctoral requirements except the dissertation by November 26, 1999. Supporting documents include transcripts, letters of reference, and a dissertation abstract and prospectus. Winners will receive $15,000 for 12 months of full-time dissertation writing. Approximately 35 fellowships will be awarded with funds from the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation. Completed applications must be postmarked by December 6, 1999. Notification of awards will be made in April, 2000. Tenure of awards begins in June or September, 2000. For more information Contact: Newcombe Fellowships, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, CN 5281, Princeton, NJ 08543-5281; (609) 452-7007; e-mail email@example.com; .
Association of Black Sociologists, Undergraduate and Graduate Student Paper Competition. Awards of $300, $200 and $100 for the top three papers submitted by students of Sociology (separate graduate and undergraduate divisions). Winners will present their papers and awards will be given at the Association's Annual Conference in Washington, DC, August 10-12, 2000. Contact: Johnny E. Williams, Sociology Department, Trinity College, 300 Summit Street, Hartford, CT 06106; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. edu.
North-Central Sociological Association Teaching Committee seeks nominations (and renominations) for the 2000 Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award. This award may be given to an individual, a department, a program, or an institution. Individuals nominated for the award must be a NCSA member. Departments, programs, or institutions nominated for the award must be located in the NCSA region. The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2000. Send nominations or address questions to: Charles P. Gallmeier, Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Indiana University Northwest, 3400 Broadway, Gary, IN 46408; (219) 981-4236; fax (219) 980-6972; e-mail email@example.com. indiana.edu.
In the News
Mathieu Deflem, Purdue University, was interviewed for articles appearing in the college newspapers Centre Daily Times (Pennsylvania State University) and Cavalier Daily (University of Virginia), about his educational concerns and campaign against online course notes companies. His website campaign was also featured in an article in the October 6 Chronicle of Higher Education.
Peter Dreier, Occidental College and Jan Breidenbach wrote an op-ed column about California's housing crisis for the September 12 Los Angeles Times.
Richard A. Dello Buono, Dominican University, published editorials calling for the unconditional release of 16 Puerto Rican Nationalists from U.S. Federal Prisons which appeared in early September in USA Today, The Chicago Sun-Times and the Sunday Chicago Tribune.
Kathleen Gerson, New York University, was one of the panelists interviewed about overwork and the changing workforce on the "The Newshour" with Jim Lehrer on September 6.
Philip Kasinitz, Hunter College and Graduate Center of City University of New York, was quoted in Newsday (September 7) and the New York Times (September 8) on the deaths at this year's West Indian-American Day Carnival.
Aliza Kolker, George Mason University, was cited in two articles about public memorials on the May 30 Baltimore Sun, and The Bulletin, Bend, Oregon. She was also the author of an article, "Growing Older and Facing an Empty Nest," in the Washington Jewish Week, September 2.
David Maume, University of Cincinnati. His research on economic self-sufficiency was reported in the Cincinnati Post, May 20. He was also quoted in the same newspaper on July 24 about temporary workers, welfare reform, and unemployment and again in a follow-up article on July 26.
Eugene Rosa, Washington State University, was interviewed twice by Blue Danube Radio (an English language station in Vienna, Austria), first on the idea of Social Metabolism and second about the nuclear accident in Japan. He was also interviewed by OE1 (Austrian Radio Station 1) on the risk perceptions of Americans compared to Japanese.
Barbara Katz Rothman, CUNY-Baruch College, was quoted in the October 3, Sunday New York Times in a Week in Review article about new reproductive technologies.
Ruben G. Rumbaut, Michigan State University, was interviewed for a documentary, "Hispanics in America," which aired in the History Channel, October 12.
Stephanie Shanks-Meile, Indiana University Northwest, was interviewed for an article on the white separatist movement in the September 6 issue of U.S. News and World Report.
Sheldon Steinhauser, Metropolitan State College-Denver, wrote an article on managing the changing age demographics of the American workforce for the September/October issue of Aging Today.
Barry Wellman, University of Toronto, was quoted in a September 29 article in the Los Angeles Times on on-line chat rooms.
Awards Neil Brenner, New York University, received the 1999 Donald Robertson Memorial Prize from Urban Studies for his article "Globalization as Reterritori-alization: The Re-Scaling of Urban Governance in the European Union."
William Brustein, University of Minnesota. The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded the University of Minnesota $167,327 support for a project under Brustein's direction, "Roots of Hate: Popular Anti-Semitism in Europe Before the Holocaust."
Douglas B. Downey, Ohio State University, James W. Ainsworth-Darnell, Georgia State University, and Mikaela J. Dufur, Ohio State University, received the Reuben Hill Award from the National Council on Family Relations for best family paper published in 1998 that combines research and theory, "Sex of Parent and Children's Well-Being in Single-Parent Households."
Liena Gurevich, PhD candidate, New York University, received a $15,000 dissertation fellowship from the American Association of University Women
(AAUW). This fellowship will support her research on the criminal processing of infanticidal parents.
Jerome L. Himmelstein, Amherst College, is co-winner of the 1999 Distinguished Book Award from the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, for his book Looking Good and Doing Good: Corporate Philanthropy and Corporate Power.
David J. Kallen, Michigan State University, received the 1999 Outstanding Faculty Award from the University's College of Human Medicine.
Robert D. Manning, Georgetown University, has been awarded the Center for Immigration Studies' 1999-2000 Fellowship in Immigration Studies.
Nicole Hahn Rafter, Northeastern University, received the 1998 Distinguished Alumni Award from SUNY-Albany. In Spring of 1999 she received the American Association on Mental Retardation's Wilbur Founder's Award for her book Creating Born Criminals.
Henry J. Steadman, Policy Research Associates Inc., received the Issac Ray Award from the American Psychiatric Association.
Rosemary Taylor, Radcliffe College, was named a 1999-2000 Fellow at the Bunting Institute in the College.
Murray L. Wax, Washington University-St. Louis, won second place in the Robert J. Stoller Foundation Prize for his paper, "Oedipus as Normative? - Freud's Complex, Hook's Query, Malinowski's Trobianders, Stoller's Anomalies."
Roberto Gonzalez was appointed by Pope John Paul II as Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Juan, Puerto Rico in an Installation Mass in San Juan, May 8. In addition to his ordination as a Catholic priest he has a PhD in sociology from Fordham University. He may be the only American sociologist to be an Archbishop. Prior to his appointment in Puerto Rico, Gonzalez served as the Bishop of Corpus Christi, Texas where he was appointed on April 1, 1997. Preceding that, he served as auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Boston. Archbishop-Designate Gonzalez will continue as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Corpus Christi until his successor is appointed by the Pope.
Toby E. Huff, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, was a Meyer Fellow in the Centre for Advanced Studies at the National University of Singapore.
Robert Hutchinson has joined the faculty of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Weber State University.
Yoshinori Kamo, Louisiana State University, gave a keynote speech at the Seminar to Support Child Care at Home and in the Community in Japan, sponsored by Japan's Ministry of Education.
Sunhwa Lee has joined the ASA Research Program on the Discipline and Profession as a postdoctoral fellow.
Lee Maril is now Chair and Professor of the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas-Pan American.
Christopher W. Mullins is the newest full-time instructor in Belleville College's Sociology department.
New Books by ASA Members
Andrew Abbott, University of Chicago, Department and Discipline: Chicago Sociology at One Hundred (University of Chicago Press, 1999).
Howard Aldrich, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Organizations Evolving (Sage Publications, 1999). Dan A Chekki, University of Winnipeg, Research in Community Sociology (JAI Press, 1999).
Norman K. Denzin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Anselm Strauss, University of California-San Francisco, and Alfred R. Lindesmith, Indiana University, Social Psychology, 8th Edition (Sage Publications, 1999).
Hyman A. Enzer, Hofstra University and Sandra Soloratoff-Enzer, SUNY-Nassau Community College (editors), Anne Frank: Reflections on Her Life and Legacy (University of Illinois Press, 1999).
Karla Hackstaff, Northern Arizona University, Marriage in Culture of Divorce (Temple University Press, 1999).
James A. Holstein and Jaber F. Gubrium, both University of Florida, Constructing the Life Course, 2nd Edition (General Hall, 2000).
Toby E. Huff, University of Massachusetts and Wolfgang Schluchter, Max Weber and Islam (Transaction Publishers, 1999).
Rebecca E. Klatch, University of California-San Diego, A Generation Divided: The New Left, the New Right, and the 1960s (University of California Press, 1999).
Richard A. Settersten, Jr., Case Western Reserve University, Lives in Time and Place: The Problems and Promises of Developmental Science (Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., 1999).
Richard Skeen, Northern Arizona University, Different Sexual Worlds: Contemporary Case Studies of Sexuality, revised edition (Lexington Books, 1999).
William L. Smith, Georgia Southern University, Families and Communes: An Examination of Nontraditional Lifestyles (Sage Publications, Inc., 1999).
Miri Song, University of Kent, Helping Out: Children's Labor in Ethnic Businesses (Temple University Press, 1999).
Stefan Timmermans, Brandeis University, Sudden Death and the Myth of CPR (Temple University Press, 1999).
Dana Vannoy and Lisa Cubbins, University of Cincinnati, Marriages in Russia: Couples During the Economic Transition (Praeger, 1999).
Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH) released a report in June, Multicultural Health - The Health Status of Minority Groups in Connecticut. The report compares the health status of African American, Hispanic, Asian American/ Pacific Islander, and Native American groups to white residents in the context of socioeconomic differences that affect health and access to health care. For a free copy call the CT DPH Office of Multicultural Affairs (860) 509-7140 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. ct.us.
WM-Researchers, A List for Activists, Scholars, and Students Women's Movements. This list is designed to promote the free exchange of ideas, discussion and debate on issues list members are facing in their research. We also welcome the sharing of information about archives, libraries, or resources on women's movements in the US and abroad. Researchers both from within and outside of academia are welcome. To subscribe send an e-mail to: WM-Researchersemail@example.com; or visit the group's home page: . Coordinators: Miriam Bearse, Columbia University, mb540@columbia. edu; Kimberly Springer, Williams College, Kimberly.Springer@williams.edu.
National Identities is a new international and interdisciplinary journal be ing published by Carfax. It will explore the formation and expression of national identity from antiquity to the present, focusing on the role of cultural and political factors in the forging of national identities, and comparing the historical significance of nation in relationship to other important forms of identity such as religion, region, tribe or class. For more information, visit the website at: .
International Feminist Journal of Politics. This new journal works at the intersections of international relations, politics and women's studies. Contributions should be double-spaced with generous margins, 5,000-8,000 words. Three copies of the paper should be submitted. Notes for Contributors can be obtained from the Editors. All submissions will be refereed. Contact: Jan Jindy Pettman, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Centre for Women's Studies, ANU, Canberra ACT, Australia 0200; (+61 26) 249 5977/4349; fax (+61 26) 279 8432; e-mail Jindy.Pettman@anu.edu.au. .
Caught in the Web
The Journal of World-Systems Research Special Issue on Globalization is now posted at .
Policy and Practice
James Austin, George Washington University, was one of five corrections experts named to hold an independent investigation into New Mexico's troubled prison system.
Harry Perlstadt, Michigan State University, headed the evaluation component of the Safe Schools/Health Students grant award to the Lansing School Board.
Nicholas Babchuck, emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, died on August 18 after a short battle with cancer.
To those who knew him, Nick was a charming man with a wonderful sense of humor, a compassionate zeal for life, a bounce in his step, and a remarkable social intelligence. As a department colleague, Nick was friendly and supportive, yet assertive and argumentative. Of himself, he eagerly gave enormous amounts of time and energy but expected comparable investments in return from students and colleagues alike. He was, without question, the consummate professional committed to the discipline, to his students, and to his colleagues.
After obtaining a BA and MA at Wayne University, Detroit, he earned a PhD at Washington University-St. Louis in 1954. As a graduate student, he was fortunate to work with several distinguished sociologists, including William Goode and Stuart Queen, both of whom would serve as ASA Presidents. After receiving his doctorate, he spent one year at Washington University and four years at the University of Rochester before joining the faculty at the University of Nebraska in 1959.
The sociology department at the University of Nebraska was strengthened in the ensuing years, both with regard to the number of faculty and the camaraderie with which faculty worked together toward common ends. To illustrate, under his leadership, the department was awarded a National Institute of Mental Health training grant in Sociology and Social Psychology, providing many graduate students with stipends from 1964 to 1976. The department also benefited from Nick's strong publication record, his term as department chair, and his appointment as Carl Adolf Happold Professor of Sociology, the highest recognition the University of Nebraska can bestow upon a member of its faculty. Moreover, the department's visibility was concurrently enhanced through his leadership roles in professional organizations, namely, those in board membership and as president of the Midwest Sociological Society, council member and chair of the ASA Section on Aging, board member of the Association of Voluntary Action Scholars, President of the Midwest Council for Social Research on Aging, in addition to numerous committee assignments in the ASA, Gerontological Society of America, and the Midwest Sociological Society.
Nick's career, spanning some 45 years, cut across several substantive areas, namely the nature of primary relationships in friendship and kinship networks, black family structure, religion and family stability, life course transitions and social integration among the aged, and departmental prestige. Among these areas, he is perhaps best known for his work in voluntary associations: research, which, even 30 years after its publication, is still cited. More recently, he turned his attention toward issues concerning the discipline and academic excellence. Although retired for more than a decade, Nick remained intellectually engaged until the end. Even the week before he died, colleagues could find him working diligently in his office on a current research project. True to his life-long concern with excellence and his commitment to working with graduate students, his last three publications were co-authored with a former graduate student. The last article, concerning scholarly productivity and departmental status, appeared in the June 1998 issue of Social Forces. He is also co-author on four additional manuscripts, one to be published later this year in the American Sociologist and three others working their way toward the review process.
During the course of his career, Nick authored 52 articles, many of which are reprinted, and a book on voluntary associations with C. Wayne Gordon. To date, his articles include eight in the American Sociological Review and five in Social Forces. Other outlets included Sociological Quarterly, Journal of Marriage and the Family, Sociological Inquiry, Phylon, Social Science Quarterly, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Journal of Gerontology, Research on Aging, Journal of Voluntary Action Research, and the American Sociologist. While he published with department colleagues, the majority of his co-authors were graduate students.
Those who collaborated with Nick on various research projects gained much through the many hours of discussion, writing, more discussion, and rewriting. The work embodied the very essence of scientific inquiry with all the challenges and rewards it entails. There was a tenacity in the way Nick pursued an idea that led to invention, a process that enriched our own creative powers. He was meticulous to a fault, a trait quite apparent in terms of the care with which he edited work and familiarized himself with data. My initial contact with Nick was as a graduate student, where he was both taskmaster and friend. High standards were coupled with enormous investments of energy in students' progress in the program. He would spend hours pouring over students' work and many more hours giving needed direction to produce research that would result in publication. Frequently, he ran interference for students within the department and in the University graduate office to expedite the students' progress. The careers of many students undoubtedly benefited from his efforts, including that of my own.
The University of Nebraska, his students, and his colleagues gained much from Nick. While he will undoubtedly be missed, Nick's persona is certain to leave an indelible imprint on the lives of those persons who knew him.
Alan Booth, Pennsylvania State University
Carlfred B. Broderick, emeritus professor of sociology, former department chair, and for many years executive director of the University of Southern California's Marriage and Family Therapy Training Program, died of cancer Tuesday, July 27, at his home in Cerritos, California. He was 67.
Broderick earned his bachelor's degree in social relations magna cum laude at Harvard University in 1953 and his PhD degree in child development and family relations at Cornell University in 1956, subsequently completing postdoctoral work at the University of Minnesota. He was an associate professor of family development at the University of Georgia from 1956 to 1960 and a professor of family relationships at Pennsylvania State University from 1960 until joining the USC faculty in 1971. In addition to teaching and leading the marriage and family therapy program at USC, Carl was himself a relationship counselor. A behaviorist, he helped partners in crisis by teaching them "working tools" for real-life situations. For three decades, he also assisted colleges and school districts in North and South America, Europe, and Australia in the development of family-life and sex-education programs.
As a colleague and friend, Carl was a person of great intelligence, compassion, and wit. He volunteered for the hardest teaching assignments year after year and fulfilled them with relish. He supervised the training and research of more graduate students than any other member of the faculty. He was a leading family research scholar whose work appeared in his many books and in such scholarly journals as Marriage and Family Living, the Journal of Social Issues, the Journal of Sex Research and the Journal of Marriage and the Family. His insightful remarks about courtship, marriage, and human sexuality were also featured in Time, Life, Newsweek, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. A lively and humorous speaker, he was a frequent guest on radio and television talk shows - appearing ten times on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show" during the 1970s.
Broderick was active in the American Sociological Association, the International Sociological Association, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the Southern California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (serving as president in 1974-75); and the American College of Sexology. He was president of the National Council on Family Relations in 1975-76 and edited that organization's Journal of Marriage and the Family from 1970 to 1975. In 1989 the NCFR honored him with its Distinguished Service Award for his "outstanding contributions to the field of family therapy." As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Broderick held numerous posts of authority and was a member of the Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapists, serving as president of that group in 1982-83.
Carl is survived by his wife of 47 years, Kathleen Broderick; four daughters, Beverly Farb, Wendi Magennis, Katherine Quinn, and Jenifer Wales; four sons, Benjamin, Carlfred Jr., Frank, and Victor; two sisters, Elizabeth Barker and Allene Travis; and 17 grandchildren.
Jon Miller, University of Southern California
William Woodland Reeder
William Woodland Reeder, Professor of Rural Sociology Emeritus at Cornell University, died on April 2, 1999. Reeder was a member of the Department of Rural Sociology faculty at Cornell from 1949 to 1976. His lifelong passion was delving into the beliefs, disbeliefs and social actions that he felt were the key determinants of why individuals and groups behave as they do.
Reeder was born on March 26, 1911 in the small, rural community of Robin, Idaho. After his birth his family moved to Brigham City, Utah, where he grew up on a dairy farm. There he learned the values of hard work and commitment to rigorous schedules. He came to appreciate the importance of an education. After high school he attended Utah State University where he completed a BS degree in Sociology in 1935 and a Master's degree in 1937. In 1939 he enrolled at Cornell University to pursue a PhD program in Rural Sociology.
As military service loomed, with the outbreak of World War II, he was accepted in officers' training in the Army. When he completed his training he had the opportunity to join the Army's Morale Research Division. This opportunity launched his career pursuits in studies of human behavior. He was one of the designers of an extensive study of the Dimensions of Morale among American Soldiers in the European Theater. His research assignments took him to England, France and Germany.
Following his release from the Army, he served as an instructor in the Department of Sociology at Utah State University for a short period, then returned to Cornell to finish his PhD. After teaching a short period at the Pennsylvania State University, he was offered a position as an assistant professor in the Department of Rural Sociology at Cornell. There, his mentors were Dwight Sanderson, W.A. Anderson, Leonard S. Cottrell, Jr., Robert A. Polson, and Olaf F. Larson, successive heads of the department. Professor Cottrell counseled Bill, when he first joined the faculty as an assistant professor, thus: "When I tell people I am a sociologist they reply, `What do you do with that discipline?' I would like you to stress its useful application in all of your teaching and research. Remember, the sky is the limit." Bill took that counsel to heart and dedicated his career to teaching both undergraduate and graduate students how to use the theory and the principles in improving their quality of life as individuals and in their service to families, organizations and communities.
Professor Reeder had an easy-going manner that was engaging to his students and colleagues, yet they sensed depth and earnestness in his warm, friendly style of teaching and service. He rose through the ranks to become a full professor. His popular courses on Determinants of Successful Leadership and Community Development attracted numerous undergraduate and graduate students. Throughout his career he was continuously involved in conducting research aimed at testing his theories about the fundamental influences of beliefs and values as key determinants of behavior and social action. His publications have added significant dimensions to the body of literature in this arena.
In 1967 Professor Reeder filled a special assignment for his department when he traveled around the world to interview former graduate students to assess the quality and value of the training they had received and of the professional applications that they were making of that training. A report, "The Transferability of North American Rural Sociological Training to Other Cultures and Other Societies," was prepared.
Professor Reeder long-practiced the principles that he taught. He was actively involved in the Ithaca community. In his church affiliation he served as a Counselor in the Eastern States Mission of the Mormon Church for eleven years. He served as the president of the Ithaca Branch and as Patriarch of the Ithaca, New York Stake.
After his retirement in 1976 the Reeder family moved to Logan, Utah where he became affiliated with the Department of Sociology at Utah State University and was active in community affairs and served as a teacher and Patriarch in his church.
Bill's life was a rich legacy of love for teaching, for his family, for community service, for his Church callings, and for his Maker. His wife, Letty, and their fam ily of four children, Kathleen, Claudia, Douglas, and Kimberly survive Professor Reeder.
Harold R. Capener, Eugene C. Erickson, and Olaf F. Larson, Cornell University
Susan Su, 44, a National Opinion Research Center (NORC) senior research scientist whose field of study included drug abuse and AIDS prevention, died of ovarian cancer, September 2 at a hospital in Los Angeles.
For the last six years, Su had worked at the Washington office of the NORC, a social science research center affiliated with the University of Chicago.
As a senior research scientist and project director, she was the intellectual leader of long-term studies on the effects of home environment and parental behavior on adolescent drug use, substance use among women and HIV risk behavior among injection drug users.
Among her studies was one that tracked some 600 families with substance-abusing parents, depressed parents and parents without a diagnosable psychiatric disorder.
The ongoing study, supported by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, examines how family risk factors coupled with other everyday problems exacerbate the vulnerability to drug use.
A native of Taiwan, she graduated from Tunghai University in 1977 and received a doctorate in sociology from the University of Minnesota in 1989.
She had been a research associate and adjunct assistant professor at the University of Minnesota's family social science department before joining NORC in 1993.
In recent years, she served on grant application review committees for the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Mental Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
She also served on the National Institute on Drug Abuse's AIDS behavioral subcommittee and the National Institutes of Health's committee of behavioral and social science of transmission and prevention of HIV infection.
Survivors include her parents, two sisters, and a brother.
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