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The European Sociological Association, Helsinki 2001 Conference has recently launched its first call for papers. You will find more information on the ESA website or on the Conference website. For further information and direct mailings, write to

Family, Kinship and Cultural Studies: 10th Annual Cultural Studies Symposium, Kansas State University, March 8-10, 2001. Kansas State University Program in Cultural Studies invites paper or panel proposals for its annual symposium. Proposals should be limited to one page, single-spaced abstracts, which should be sent to: Director of the Program in Cultural Studies, Department of English, Denison Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506; fax (785) 532-2192. Inquiries by e-mail See our website

Fashion Institute of Technology. October 19-20, 2001, New York, NY. Theme: Integrating Differences: Theories and Applications of Universal Design. Deadline for proposals: November 30, 2000. Please do not staple pages. Send to Universal Design Symposium 2001, Teaching Institute, C 913, Fashion Institute of Technology, Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, New York, NY 10001-5922; fax (212) 217-7910; e-mail

Fordham University. 12th Greater New York Conference on Psychological and Social Research is set for Friday, November 17, 2000 at the Brooklyn campus of Medgar Evers College, City University of New York. College and graduate students are invited to submit papers by Friday, October 22, 2000 to Dennis Carmody at For details, contact Kathleen Barker at (718) 270-4854.

Gender, Work and Organization Conference June 27-29, 2001. Theme: Rethinking Gender, Work and Organization. Keele University, Staffordshire, England. Abstracts of approximately 750 words (excluding any references) are invited by November 30, 2000. Prospective contributions will be independently refereed. New and young scholars with work-in-progress papers are welcomed. Please mail one hard copy of your abstract to the address below. Abstracts should include full contact details, including your name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address. Address for correspondence: Ann Kempster, Editorial Assistant, Gender, Work and Organization; Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG England; +44 (0) 1782 584 281; fax: +44 (0) 1782 584272; e-mail a.c.kempster@ Watch our website for further details

International Thorstein Veblen Association Conference June 2-3, 2001, Carleton College, Northfield, MN. Papers relating to all aspects of Veblen’s work will be considered. Submit papers to Michael Hughey, Minnesota State University-Moorhead, Moorhead, MN 56562 or to hughey@

Louisiana State University-Shreveport. Nonprofit Administration Program. First Biannual Conference on Leadership and Administration Issues in Small, Nonprofit Organizations, April 5-6, 2001. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Shreveporter in Shreveport, Louisiana. Scholars and practitioners are invited to submit abstracts for paper presentations, workshops, panel discussions, and roundtables. An abstract dealing with your topic and form of proposed participation should be sent by October 1, 2000 to Norman A. Dolch, Director of the Nonprofit Administration Program, Department of History/Social Science, LSU in Shreveport, Shreveport, LA 71115-2399.

New York State Political Science Association. Annual Conference May 4-5, 2001, State University of New York-New Paltz. The association invites paper, panel and roundtable submissions from scholars, public policy practitioners, and governmental and not-for-profit administrators. Short abstracts should be sent to the section chair by December 10, 2000. Contact Jeffrey Kraus, Program Chair, (718) 390-3254; e-mail to get section chair information.

Political Economy of the World-System Section conference will be held at Virginia Tech University, April 19-21, 2001. Theme: The World-System in the 21st Century. Selected papers must reflect the conference theme, and they must encompass an international or global level of analysis. Virginia Tech University will subsidize the lodging and some meals for most paper presenters. Selected papers from the conference will be published in the annual series edited through Greenwood Press. The deadline for submission of papers or detailed abstracts is December 15, 2000. Submit materials to Wilma A. Dunaway, Department of Sociology, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0137. If you have questions, contact wdunaway@ Consult the conference website for updated information http://fbox.vt. edu/W/wdunaway/pews2001.htm.

Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health. Research Conference on Children’s Mental Service System. February 25-28, 2001, at the Hyatt Regency Westshore, Tampa, FL. Theme: A System of Care for Children’s Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base. The deadline for submitting applications to present is October 30, 2000. To request submission of information and instructions, contact Lyn Bryan (813) 974-4661 or Krista Kutash, Deputy Director, Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida, 13301 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612-3807; e-mail Conference applications are also available at the Center’s website,


Berkeley Journal of Sociology (BJS) invites submissions of well-researched, theoretically interesting papers on work, and its relationship to other topics such as family, gender, the state, race, class, and culture, for Volume 45, 2001. Students and faculty from departments outside the discipline of sociology (such as political science, women’s studies, and anthropology) are encouraged to submit articles with a sociological orientation. Submissions for Volume 45 are due October 15th, 2000. Articles and reviews may be sent as e-mail attachments to: Otherwise, please send two paper copies to: Berkeley Journal of Sociology, 410 Barrows Hall #1980, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-1980.

Community Action Digest: A Journal Dedicated to Fighting Poverty in America published three times a year by the National Association for Community Action Agencies, welcomes the submission of original manuscripts of recent scholarship or research on policy issues affecting low-income people and communities in America. Submissions should be approximately 2,000-2,500 words in length, written in non-academic, plain-English style. Manuscripts with biographical information should be sent to Elizabeth Bernard, Associate Editor, Community Action Digest, NACAA, 1100 17th Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 265-7546; fax (202) 265-8850; e-mail

Cultural Studies seeks submissions for its journal devoted to cross-disciplinary, cross-paradigm, experimental analysis of those global cultural practices and cultural forms that shape the meaning of race, ethnicity, class, nationality, and gender in the contemporary world. Submission deadline in June 1, 2001. Send submissions (five copies) and a $10.00 processing fee to Norman K. Denzin, Editor, Cultural Studies: A Research Annual, Institute of Communications Research, University of Illinois, 228 Gregory Hall, 810 South Wright Street, Urbana, IL 61801; (217) 222-0795; fax (217) 244-7695; e-mail

Gender & Society special issue on African American Women: Gender Relations, Work, and the Political Economy in the Twenty-First Century, seeks papers that explore the link between the gender, work, and family roles of Black women. Deadline for submission of manuscripts April 15, 2001. Anticipated publication date, June 2002. Submit papers, including $10 submission fee payable to Gender & Society, to Christine E. Bose, Editor, Gender & Society, Department of Sociology, University at Albany, State University of New York, 1400 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12222.

International Sociology calls for contributions in the area of individual submissions. As the International Sociological Association membership journal, International Sociology is the natural venue for the publication of the best papers presented at the meetings of the Research Committees. The ISA appeals to the membership to give the journal privilege of first refusal, and to the Presidents of the RCs to develop the habit of encouraging the authors of one or two papers at each of their meetings to submit them.

Isolation: Places and Practices of Exclusion, Editors: Carolyn Strange and Alison Bashford. Abstracts are sought for a multi-disciplinary collection that critically examines enforced isolation in the 19th and 20th centuries. The editors seek contributions that explore the cultural, political, medical and legal dimensions of containment and exile. Send an abstract of 200 words to either one of the editors alison., or Include a short curriculum vita. Important Dates: deadline for abstracts and vitas, October 1, 2000; decision date for contributions, December 1 2000; completion of drafts, June 1, 2001; workshop for contributors, June 23-24, 2001 (in Toronto, Canada); final drafts submitted, December 30, 2001.

Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. Call for Papers for special theme issue on “New Media and the Commercial Sphere,” to be guest co-edited by Matthew P. McAllister, Virginia Tech and Joseph Turow, University of Pennsylvania. This special issue will feature research on a broad spectrum of topics relating to the process and effects of marketing and advertising on the emerging digital interactive media environment. Manuscripts should conform to the guidelines of JOBEM. (For detailed information, see Manuscripts must be received by August 1, 2001. Inquiries and five copies of the manuscript should be sent to: Matthew P. McAllister, Department of Communication Studies, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0311; (540) 231-9830; (fax) (540) 231-9817.

Journal of Consumer Culture invites contributions for early issues. Deadline for submissions for the first issue (June 2001) is September 2000. Five copies of the manuscript should be submitted, typed, double-spaced on one side of page only. A disk should accompany this with the file in Word or WordPerfect. The length should not normally exceed 8000 words. Each submission will be reviewed anonymously by at least two referees. The Journal uses the Harvard system of referencing. Contributions should be sent to the Editors: George Ritzer, email, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland-College Park, College Park, MD 20742, or Don Slater, email, Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths College University of London, New Cross London SE14 6NW, UK.

Journal of Global Social Policy, Sage Publications announces the launch of a new journal in 2001. The journal aims to advance the understanding of the impact of globalization upon social policy and social development. We welcome articles from a variety of disciplines that address social issues and policies in the context of an international analytical framework. For more information on the journal and submission guidelines, visit the global social policy web page

Journal of Happiness Studies is a new international scientific quarterly on subjective appreciation of life. The journal is a forum for two traditions in the study of happiness: reflective speculation and empirical research. It welcomes contributions from different disciplines, in particular philosophy, social sciences, and the life sciences. Kluwer Academic publishes the journal. Editors are Ruut Veenhoven (sociologist, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands), Ed Diener (psychologist, University of Illinois, USA) and Alex Michalos (philosopher, University of Northern British Columbia Canada). The first issue appeared in June 2000. The full text is free available on the publishers website: For more information contact: Ruut Veenhoven, editor-in-chief Erasmus University Rotterdam POB 1738 3000DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands; e-mail:

Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies seeks papers for a special issue on Civil Society and Religion in the Third Millennium. Manuscript deadline is January 1, 2001. Send three both-sided copies of 15-25 page manuscript, 150-word abstract, typed, double-spaced, in-text citation format, author identification on a separate sheet only and postage for manuscript return to JIS Editor, IIR, 1065 Pine Bluff Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107-1751.

Journal of Lesbian Studies is editing a special issue focusing on issues related to butch/femme lesbian gender. Though this journal is an academic publication, we are interested in pieces that examine ways that butch/femme lesbian gender is constructed and lived both in academia and in the culture at large. Whatever topic and/or genre you choose, we will need proposals of no less than 100 words and no more than 250 words by October 1, 2000. We will read the proposals and contact contributors no later than January 1, 2001. Guidelines: each proposal should include the name, snail mail and e-mail addresses, and phone number(s) of the author; proposals should be typed; e-mail proposals are welcomed, in fact, encouraged. If you wish to e-mail your proposal, please send it to with a CC sent to If you would prefer to use the postal service, please mail your proposals to: Michelle Gibson and Deborah Meem, P.O. Box 210205, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0205.

Kennan Institute announces a new series of research workshops on “The Role of Women in Post-Communist Transitions.” Participants in the series will be expected to present their own research at the first workshop, to be held in the winter of 2000-2001. Selection for the workshop series will be based on an open competition. Junior scholars are especially encouraged to apply. Participation in the workshop series is open to scholars at any level with substantive research interests in issues of gender and transition in the Newly Independent States (NIS). Kennan Institute will provide travel support for the workshops and per diem costs. Those interested should submit an abstract (less than 1000 words) of their current research, a current curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation to: Women in Transition Workshop, The Kennan Institute/Woodrow Wilson Center, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004-3027. Abstracts and resumes may be sent by email to; recommendation letters must be sent by mail. All application materials must be in English and must be received by October 1, 2000.

National Women’s Studies Association. Seeks articles, reports, and retrospectives on all aspects of NWSA’s existence, including those of its conferences, caucuses, regions, and publications for a special issue, spring 2002. Send three double-spaced copies of your manuscript (no more than 30 pages with a 150-word abstract), with parenthetical notes and a complete references page formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style (14th edition) to: Amy Watson Ruth, Managing Editor, NWSA Journal, 109 IG Greer, P.O. Box 32132, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608-2132; (828) 262-6541; fax (828) 262-6543; e-mail Manuscript deadline: February 1, 2001. Inquiries can be e-mailed to

Qualitative Inquiry invites submissions to their bi-monthly journal devoted to cross-disciplinary, cross-paradigm, experimental analysis of qualitative research methods. Deadline for submissions to Volume 7, numbers 2-6 are November 27, January 26, 2001, March 27, 2001, May 28, 2001 and July 26, 2001. Send submission (five copies) and a $10.00 processing fee to Norman K. Denzin, Co-Editor, Qualitative Inquiry, Institute of Communications Research, University of Illinois, 228 Gregory Hall, 810 South Wright Street, Urbana, IL 61801; (217) 222-0795; fax (217) 244-7695; e-mail

Radical Pedagogy is a peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to the examination of the evolving state of teaching and learning in contemporary academia. The journal is published on a quarterly basis and authors are invited to submit their work at any time throughout the year. All submissions will be peer reviewed in a timely and critical (but constructive) manner. Articles may be submitted directly over the Internet as attachments to e-mail messages, or mailed on a disk to the Editor, Timothy McGettigan, Radical Pedagogy, Department of Sociology, University of Southern Colorado, 2200 Bonforte Boulevard, Pueblo, CO 81001; (719) 549-2416; e-mail mcgett@

Research in the Sociology of Health Care seeks papers for volume 19. The major theme is Changing Consumers and Changing Technology in Health Care and Health Care Delivery. For an initial indication of interest in brief outlines or abstracts, please submit by January 10, 2001. Send completed manuscripts or detailed outlines by February 15, 2001 to: Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld, Department of Sociology, Box 872101, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-2101; (480) 965-8053; fax (480) 965-0064; e-mail

Sage Studies in International Sociology and Current Sociology have formed a partnership. Starting with the 2001 volume, there will be two additional issues of the journal Current Sociology per year devoted to SSIS monograph issues. These will be in addition to the four established issues of CS and the SSIS book series, which will continue. All proposals will be refereed and/or considered under competitive review. For further information please contact: Julia Evetts, Editor SSIS, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK; 44 115 951 5396 fax: 44 115 951 5232; e-mail or Susan McDaniel, Editor CS, Department of Sociology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H4, Canada; (780) 492 0470; e-mail

Sociology of Health & Illness, in conjunction with Blackwell Publishers, invites outline proposals for contributions to the eighth monograph in the series to be published in the year 2002. The monograph will explore the borderland between the realm of crime, violence and law enforcement, and the world of medicine and health care. Potential contributors from North, Central and South America should send an outline proposal of up to 800 words by November 30, 2000 to: Stefan Timmermans, Sociology Department MS 071, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02154-9110, USA; fax (781) 736-2653; e-mail: Authors from Europe and elsewhere should send their outline by the same date to: Jonathan Gabe, Department of Social and Political Science, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX; fax (+44) (0) 1784 434375; e-mail

Studies in Symbolic Interaction invites submissions of manuscripts which stress empirical and theoretical issues at the cutting edge of interactionist-interpretive thought. Deadline for submissions to volume 25 is June 1, 2001. Send submission (five copies) and a $10.00 processing fee to Norman K. Denzin, Editor, Studies in Symbolic Interaction, Institute of Communications Research, University of Illinois, 228 Gregory Hall, 810 South Wright Street, Urbana, IL 61801; (217) 222-0795; fax (217) 244-7695; e-mail

Sybiraki/Global Polonia invites chapters on the topic of global Polonia in the context that through World War II, about 1.5 million Poles were forcibly deported to exile in Soviet labour camps. But what has happened with these Poles? How have they contributed to their work, family, and community life, both as Polonia and as new citizens in new homelands? And what of the experiences of the repatriated Poles and those remaining in the former Soviet Union? Welcome approaches include sociological, historiographical, political, some poetry/prose and visual art. Chapters should be about 2,500-5,000 words Send proposal to e-mail address: Deadline for paper copy: December 1, 2000. Helen Bajorek MacDonald, Frost Centre, Trent University, Peterborough, ON K9J 7B8, Canada.

Theory & Science is a peer reviewed, academic journal devoted to the discussion of theory, science, and social change. The Editor welcomes papers from practitioners of any scientific discipline whose work comments on the nature of theory, science, and social change. Articles may be submitted directly over the Internet as attachments to e-mail messages, or mailed on disk to the Editor, Timothy McGettigan, Theory & Science, Department of Sociology, University of Southern Colorado, 2200 Bonforte Boulevard, Pueblo, CO 81001; (719) 549-2416; e-mail


October 20-21, 2000. California Sociological Association, Mission Inn, Riverside, CA. Theme: “The Uses of Sociology.” For information about the program, contact either Jonathan H. Turner ( or Harvey Rich ( Make reservations directly with the Mission Inn for the convention rate.

October 25-29, 2000. National Association of Graduate-Professional Students National Conference. Theme: “Celebrating the Past, Experiencing the Present, and Preparing for the Future: NAGPS 15th Annual National Conference”. Nashville, Tennessee, Hosted by Vanderbilt University. See http// or call 1-888-88-NAGPS.

October 26-27, 2000. First Annual International Conference on Education, Labor, and Emancipation, Florida International University, Miami, FL. Theme: “The Freirean Legacy: Educating for Social Justice”. See

October 27-28, 2000. National Institutes of Health, Theme: “Treatment and Adherence Research in Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities: Opportunities for Minority Investigators:. Crystal City Marriott, Arlington, VA. For registration information, please call: Ms. Elaine Ellis or Mrs. Lolita Ellis Office of AIDS Research (OAR), NIH; (301) 402-2932 (Registration is limited.) or go to the meeting registration section of the OAR web site

October 29-31, 2000. Samford University, Problem-based Learning Conference, Sheraton, Birmingham, AL. Theme: “Promises, Breakthroughs & Lessons 2000”. All conference registration is handled by PlanNet, 1485 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 100, McLean, VA 22101. Registration forms may be submitted online at

November 4, 2000. New England Sociological Association Fall conference. Theme: “Inequality & Social Control. Merimack College”. Keynote speaker Elijah Anderson, University of Pennsylvania. Contact Judith Lawler Caron, Department of Sociology, Albertus Magnus College, 700 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511-1189; (203) 773-8566; e-mail

November 8-11, 2000. North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Adam’s Mark Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO. Theme: “Sport and Social Justice: What Have We Learned? What Shall We Do/Teach?” Contact: Michael A. Malec, Department of Sociology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3807; (617) 552-4131; fax: (617) 552-4283; e-mail

November 16-19, 2000. The Association for Humanist Sociology, Riverview Hotel, Covington, KY (Cincinnati). Theme: “Bridging the Rivers that Divide: Humanist Sociology, Allied Groups, and Common Ground”. Contact: Chet Ballard, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA 31698; e-mail; http://www.

December 6-8, 2000. Australian Sociological Association 2000 Conference, Flinders University, Alelaide, South Australia. Further details, including online registration, can be found on the TASA 2000 conference web site http://www.ssn.flinders.

January 11-13, 2000. RAND Workshop on Population, Health, and the Environment, in Santa Monica, CA. Details about the workshop and applications can be found at

January 25-26, 2001. American Psychological Association, National Multicultural Conference and Summit II. Theme: “The Psychology of Race/Ethnicity, Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Disability: Intersections, Divergence and Convergence”. Santa Barbara DoubleTree Resort Hotel; (877) 398-5182. For conference information call (303) 652-9154. Register on-line at

April 4-8, 2001. Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges, Oaxaca, Mexico. Theme: “Diversity-Cultural, Archaeological, Biological, Linguistic, Applied”. For registration forms and information see or write Oaxaca Conference, SACC, Box 60 Anspach Hall, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859; e-mail

April 9-12, 2001. British Sociological Association 50th Anniversary Conference. Manchester, UK. Theme: “2001 A Sociological Odyssey”. For more information e-mail

April 19-22, 2001. INFORM (Information Network Focus on Religious Movements), London School of Economics. Theme: “The Spiritual Supermarket, Religious Pluralism and Globalisation in the 21st Century, The Expanding European Union and Beyond”. For further information, e-mail


Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, requests research proposals in advanced German and European Studies. 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 6, 2001 with announcement of Awards in May following application deadline. For further information and application materials, 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

University of California-Los Angeles. The Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, of the School of Public Health and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, is accepting applications for a post-doctoral training program in population-based, multidisciplinary cancer prevention and control research. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, MD, EdD) and will be accepted beginning in September 2000. Compensation plus benefits will range from $40,000 to $75,000 annually. Additional funds provided for tuition, travel and research expenses. For information and application materials, contact Barbara Berman, UCLA DCPCR, A2-125 CHS, Box 956900, Los Angeles, CA 90095-6900; (310) 794-9283; fax (310) 206-3566; e-mail Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens.

University of Chicago. The Harris School seeks applicants for a one-year A.M. training program in childhood development and policy research and analysis. Full tuition plus $10,000 stipend available. Applicants must hold a graduate degree in early childhood development or related field. Deadline January 15, 2001. Contact Ellen Cohen at (773) 834-2576 or

Harvard University. Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study awards over 50 funded fellowships to scholars, professionals, writers, and artists. Fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resource at Harvard University. For an application, information or other inquires contact Radcliffe Application Office, 34 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, (617) 496-1324; www.radcliffe. edu.

New York University. Center for Advanced Social Sciences Research (CASSR) has received funding from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation for four high school fellowships under CASSR’s Outreach Program. Contact Tom Lynch, Program Administrator, Sociology Department by e-mail

University of Rochester Medical Center. Department of Community and Preventive Medicine seeks an individual for a two-year post-doctoral fellow position starting in the summer/fall of 2001. The position is funded through a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study structure, process and risk-adjusted health outcomes in the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). The successful candidate for this position will hold a PhD in anthropology, sociology or a related field and will have strong experience in fieldwork/participant observation, qualitative research, and in interviewing techniques. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and copies of all transcripts by December 1, 2000 to: Dana Mukamel, Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine, 601 Elmwood Avenue, P.O. Box 644, Rochester, NY 14642. Potential candidates planning to attend the annual meetings of the American Public Health Association, American Anthropological Association or the American Sociological Association are encouraged to submit their information by October 31, 2000 and to arrange to meet with one of the study investigators at the meeting.

Spencer Foundation. Dissertation Fellowships for research related to education. Applicants must be candidates for the doctoral degree in any field of study at a graduate school in the U.S. Approximately 30 non-renewable fellowships of $20,000 will be awarded to support completion of the dissertation. Applications are available from the Foundation’s web site Supporting documents include current graduate school transcript, letters of reference, a brief professional statement, a dissertation abstract, and a narrative discussion of and work plan for the dissertation. Deadline for submissions is October 18, 2000. Send materials to Spencer Dissertation Fellowships, The Spencer Foundation, 875 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3930, Chicago, IL 60611-1803; (312) 337-7000.

Social Science Research Council. Fellowships for the Study of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and Its Successor States. Graduate Training Fellowships. These awards of up to $10,000 for three to nine months are designed to enable graduate students to enhance their disciplinary, methodological or language training in relation to research on the former Soviet Union or its successor States. Dissertation Write-Up Fellowships. These awards of $15,000 for one academic year provide support to graduate students currently enrolled in doctoral programs in the social sciences and humanities who have completed dissertation research and who expect to complete the writing of the dissertation during the 2001-2002 academic year. Postdoctoral Fellowships. These awards of $24,000 are designed to improve the academic employment and tenure opportunities of recent PhD recipients (up to six years past the PhD) in the social sciences and humanities. The deadline for the receipt of completed applications and all supporting material is November 1, 2000. Announcement of awards June 2001. For further information and application materials, please contact Eurasia Fellowship Program, Social Science Research Council, 810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10019; (212) 377-2700; fax (212) 377-2727; e-mail;

University of Victoria, Canada. The Centre on Aging invites applications for either a post-doctoral fellow or research associate position in the area of aging, health and health services research. The position is available immediately, with the expectation that it be filled by January 1, 2001. Screening of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants are asked to submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research goals and interests, examples of written work and three letters of recommendation to: Margaret J. Penning, Centre on Aging, University of Victoria, P.O. Box 1700, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, V8W 2Y2; (250) 721-6573; fax (250) 721-6499; e-mail A detailed description of the position can be found on the Centre’s website http://www. Competitions The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announces its fellowship and grant competitions to be held in 2000-2001. Information and application forms now available online. See:

National Academy of Education. Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowships are designed to promote scholarship in the United States and abroad on matters relevant to the improvement of education in all its forms. Qualifications: Applicants must have their PhD, EdD, or equivalent research degree conferred between January 1, 1995 and December 31, 2000. Applications from persons in education, the humanities, the social and behavioral sciences, and other disciplines will be accepted, provided that they describe research relevant to education. The individual applying for the Fellowship must make applications; group applications will not be accepted. 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. Concurrent funding for the proposed project is not permitted. Fellows will receive $ 50,000 for one academic year of research, or $25,000 for each of two contiguous years, working half time. Fellowships must begin during the 2001-2002 academic year. Fellows will be included in professional development retreats with other fellows and Academy members. Up to 30 Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded in 2001. Awardees will be notified in May 2001. For required 2001-2002 application forms, please visit or write: National Academy of Education, New York University, School of Education, 726 Broadway, Room 509, New York, NY 10003-9580; (212) 998-9035. Applications will not be sent after November 17, 2000. Complete application materials including three recommendations must be received at the above address by December 1, 2000.

The North Central Sociological Association is accepting nominations for the 2001 Scholarly Achievement Award. This award is granted for a published research monograph that makes an outstanding contribution to the advancement of sociological knowledge. Nominated books may be from any substantive area of sociology and may have either a qualitative, quantitative, or theoretical orientation. Books eligible for the nomination are those published in 1999 or 2000 and whose author (or, in case of co-authored books, at least one co-author) lives in, or is affiliated with a college, university or other academic institution within the NCSA region; or who is a dues-paying member of NCSA who lives outside the NCSA region. Letters of nomination should include complete publication information and detail the nature and the merits of the books. Nominations should be received by November 15, 2000 and directed to: Rebecca Bordt, Chair of NCSA Scholarly Achievement Award Committee, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN 46135.

Society for Applied Anthropology encourages submissions to the Peter K. New Student Research Competition. The competition is based on original research papers, which report on applied projects in the social and behavioral sciences. A cash prize of $1,000, a Steuben crystal trophy and travel funds to attend the annual meeting in Mexico will be awarded. All submissions (an original and three copies) must be postmarked by December 20, 2000. Contact the Society of Applied Anthropology, P.O. Box 24083, Oklahoma City, OK 73124; (405) 843-5113; e-mail

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars announces the opening of its’ 2001-2002 fellowship competition. The Center annually awards approximately 21 academic year, residential fellowships to scholars and practitioners with outstanding project proposals in the social sciences and humanities on national and/or international issues/topics that intersect with questions of public policy. Fellows work from offices at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC where they interact with policymakers and with Wilson Center staff who are working on similar issues. Fellows are generally in residence for the entire U.S. academic year (September through May), although a few fellowships are available for shorter periods of time, with a minimum of four months. For academic applicants, eligibility is limited to the postdoctoral level and, normally, to applicants with publications beyond the PhD Dissertation. For other applicants, an equivalent level of professional achievement is expected. The Center welcomes applications from a broad range of scholars, including women and minorities. Applications from any country are welcome. All applicants should have a good command of spoken English. The Center tries to ensure that the stipend provided under the fellowship, together with other sources of support (e.g., Grants or sabbatical allowances), approximate a Fellow’s regular salary. Woodrow Wilson Fellows are assigned a private office and provided with an IBM-compatible computer and a part-time research assistant for the duration of their fellowship. Professional librarians assist with access to the Library of Congress and other research facilities. The application deadline is October 1, 2000. For further information and applications, please contact us by e-mail, or by writing to: Scholar Selection and Services Office, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004-3027; (202) 691-4170; fax (202) 691-4001. The application can also be downloaded from the Wilson Center website

In the News

Laurence A. Basirico, Elon College, was quoted in the June 23,2000 Wall Street Journal, in an article about the normalcy of stress at family reunion vacations. The article, by Claudia Rosett, also appeared in the European edition on June 22.

Laurence A. Basirico, Elon College, wrote an article for the Greensboro News and Record, June 18, 2000, on fatherhood at 50.

Florence Bonner, Howard University, was recently quoted in a South African newspaper about the appalling conditions for children and youth in Pollsmoor prison.

Riley E. Dunlap, Washington State University, was quoted in an April 21 article on Earth Day in the Oregonian, and in a national AP wire story that appeared in several papers the same week concerning results of Gallup’s Earth Day 2000 survey for which he served as an advisor.

Susan Eckstein was quoted in numerous newspapers, including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Miami Herald, The Nuevo Herald, The Charleston Daily Mail, Dateline NBC, newspapers in Michigan and New Mexico, on Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban-American Community, and the significance of the recent Mexican elections. She was also interviewed on ABC Radio, Metro Radio Network, and Boulder and Austrian radio stations.

Robert Freymeyer, Presbyterian College, was cited in The Wall Street Journal, August 2, 2000 for his research on southern families.

Al Gedicks, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, had an opinion piece in the August 3, 2000 Wisconsin State Journal about the lack of coverage in mainstream media of the U.S. role in subverting democratic movements in Indonesia.

Jerry Lembcke, Holy Cross, was interviewed, used as a source, appeared on, featured in and wrote for several prominent radio, cable television, and newspaper vehicles from April through June, 2000 for his work with Vietnam-era issues.

Kim Reed, LeMoyne College, exhibited two documentary photographs from her community research on artists and gentrification in Williamsburg, in the Everson Museum’s 2000 Biennial Exhibition, March through May, Syracuse, NU. She also appeared on NBC3 Action News (Syracuse) on June 18, demonstrating mandala sand painting during the Everson Museum’s annual Community Day.

Mary Romero, Arizona State University, was quoted in Harper’s Magazine, April 2000, in Barbara Ehrenreich’s essay “Maid to Order, The Politics of Other Women’s Work.”

Joseph A. Soares, Yale University, was referred to and his book extensively quoted from by Bryan Appleyard in the London Sunday Times on June 4, 2000, in an article on the Labour government’s accusations of social elitism at Oxbridge.

Graham Spanier, Pennsylvania State University, wrote the cover story (and appeared on the cover) of The Presidency, the magazine of the American Council on Education, writing on “The Digital Age.”


Joseph Daniel Abbott, Jr. and Gwendolyn Denise Cobb, were honored as Outstanding Graduate Students for 1999-2000 at the Annual Departmental Honors and Awards Reception at the University of South Alabama.

Douglas L. Anderton, University of Massachusetts, Social and Demographic Research Institute, was one of 55 people named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.

Bill Arnold, University of Kansas, received the Wally and Marie Steeples Faculty award for Outstanding Service to the People of Kansas

Chris Bonastia, New York University, was awarded a National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Award for his project “Flight Patterns: The Politics of Residential Segregation in the United States.”

Tom Boyd, Berea College, received the Seabury Award for Excellence in Teaching, Berea’s highest faculty honor.

Kay Richards Broschart, Hollins University, received the Harriet Martineau Sociological Society Award for 2000, in recognition of her continuing work on the history of women sociologists in the American south.

Stephanie Byrd, New York University, was awarded a National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Award for her project “Individual Constructions of Close Relationships: A Look at Practices, Ideals and Expectations”.

Wendy Cadge, Princeton University, is one of 10 advanced graduate students to receive Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowships for 2000-01. She will also hold fellowships from the Center for the Study of Religion and the Woodrow Wilson Society of Fellows.

Leo Carroll, University of Rhode Island, received this year’s Outstanding Book Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Science.

Eleanor Covan, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, received the Distinguished Teaching Professorship Award, 1999-2000.

Patrick Coy, Kent State University, received the Distinguished Teaching Award of the College of Arts and Sciences given by the student members of the College’s Student Advisory Council.

Riley E. Dunlap, Washington State University, received the 1999-2000 Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award from the College of Liberal Arts for contributions to the field of environmental sociology. He also was appointed Gallup Scholar for Environment at the Gallup Organization, Princeton, New Jersey

Celestino Fernandez, University of Arizona, was recently named a Fellow of the American Council on Education.

H. Reed Geertsen, Utah State University, was voted Social Science Teacher of the Year.

Peggy Giordano, Bowling Green State University, was recently named “Distinguished Research Professor” by the Board of Trustees.

Lawrence Hamilton, University of New Hampshire, was awarded a four-year $644,000 grant from the Arctic Social Sciences program of the National Science Foundation, for a project studying Environment and Social Change in the North Atlantic Arc (NAArc). Cliff Brown, also in Sociology at UNH, recently joined the project as Co-Principal Investigator.

Gary G. Hamilton, University of Washington, was named Fellow at The Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, 1999-2000.

Roma S. Hanks, University of South Alabama, received the 1999-2000 Donald R. South Faculty Service Awardfrom the Seta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta.

Donald Hernandez, University at Albany-SUNY, received the U.S. Bureau of the Census Special Achievement Award and the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bronze Medal Award.

Alexander Hicks, Emory University, won of the 2000 Luebbert Book Award given by The Comparative Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. His book Social Democracy & Welfare Capitalism: A Century of Income Security Politics (Cornell, 1999) won for the best book on comparative politics

Christine Himes, Syracuse University, received the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize given annually to junior faculty for outstanding scholarship, teaching and service. Charles Hirschman, University of Washington, was named Boeing International Professor.

Fred O. Jones, Simpson College, was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award for the second time since he began teaching at Simpson in 1970.

Resat Kasaba, University of Washington, received the Distinguished Teaching Award, 1999.

Kathryn Lively, of Nashville, was recently honored by Tulsa Community College (TCC) at the 2nd Annual Best of TCC Awards Banquet.

Elizabeth Long won Rice University’s most prestigious teaching prize, the George R. Brown Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Stephen McNamee, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, received the Distinguished Teaching Professorship Award, 1999-2000.

William C. Martin, Rice University, received the Class of 2000 award given by the senior class to the faculty member who influenced them most while at Rice.

Clinton Sanders, University of Connecticut, won the Charles Horton Cooley Award from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction for the year’s most outstanding Interactionist book.

Carmen Schmitt, University of Florida, is one of five 5 recipients of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education’s AARP Andrus Foundation Graduate Scholarships for the 2000-01 year.

Tom Smith, NORC, and Richard Rockwell, Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research, received the 2000 Innovators Award from the American Association for Public Opinion Research.

Gary Spencer, Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, was named Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence.

Ann Tickamyer, Ohio University, was recently named as one of three Presidential Research Scholars.

Chris Uggen, University of Minnesota, received the 2000 American Society of Criminology, Ruth Shonle Cavan, Young Scholar Award for outstanding scholarly contributions to the field of criminology.

Diane Vaughan, Boston College, was chosen Chercheur Invite des Maisons des Sciences de l’Homme, CNRS, Grenoble and Paris, March-May, 2001 and was appointed Harry Lyman Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor, at McMaster University.

Robert Wood, Rutgers University, received the Warren I. Susman Award for Excellence in Teaching.


Valerie Durrant was awarded a two-year fellowship with the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Population.

William H. Frey returned to the faculty of the University of Michigan Population Studies Center. He will continue to direct the Social Science Data Analysis Network ( “Census in the Classroom” project amd serve his part year appointment as Senior Fellow of Demographic Studies at the Milken Institute in Santa Monica, CA.

Mark S. Gaylord, Open University of Hong Kong, accepted the position of Director of Humanities and Social Science at North Central Michigan College.

John K. Glenn is now Executive Director of the Council for European Studies.

Lori M. Hunter joined the faculty of the University of Colorado at Boulder as Assistant Professor of Sociology and Faculty Research Associate.

Kimberly A. Reed (CUNY Graduate Center ’99) was appointed Assistant Professor at the State University of New York-Oswego.

David Richmond joined the Department of Sociology as an Assistant Professor at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana.

Alan R. Sadovnik, Adelphi University, moved to Rutgers University-Newark, as Professor of Education and Sociology and Chair of the Department of Education, beginning August 1, 2000.

Robert Silverman joined the Sociology Department at Wayne State University as Assistant Professor.

David Sonnenfeld returned to Washington State University after two years as S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup Visiting Scholar at the University of California-Berkeley.

Gregory D. Squires, was appointed chair of George Washington University’s Sociology Department.

Zoltan Tarr, New York City, spent the Spring Semester at Leipzig University and presented a seminar on “American Politics and Political culture”. He also gave lectures at the University of Genova/Italy and at the conference of the Hungarian Philosophical Association in Kecskemet/Hungary.

Other Organizations

Association of Black Sociologists Newsletter is currently seeking submissions for its October 2000 issue. The newsletter is mailed to well over 700 minority individuals (faculty and graduate students), programs, departments, and institutions. The deadline for submissions is October 10, 2000. Employment announcement space is available for a fee. The ad should be e-mailed to ABS’s newsletter editor Jennifer Hamer For additional information, If you have any questions, you may contact the editor, Jennifer Hamer, Editor, Association of Black Sociologists Newsletter, Department of Sociology, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1455; (618) 650-5694; e-mail

British Sociological Association introduces sociology press: a new venture in publishing, rethinking the University press. It is a publishing house for low-price monographs and edited collections, reporting original and substantial sociological research. Sociologypress went online with the re-launch of the BSA website on September 1, 2000. See

Justice Studies Association announces that at their second annual conference in June 2000, association officers were chosen for the first time. The members of JSA have also selected Contemporary Justice Review: Issues in Criminal, Social, and Restorative Justice as the association’s official journal. Membership in the association includes an annual subscription to CJR. For information on membership, contact; A. Javier Trevino, Sociology Department, Wheaton College, Norton, MA 022766; (508) 286-3556; fax (508) 286-3640; e-mail


The Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science was established by the National Science Foundation through its program of support for research infrastructure in the social and behavioral sciences. The center is now identifying best practice examples from each of the Social Science disciplines and for different problem areas. Please provide leads on articles or publications that consider a spatial approach in your discipline. The papers may be recent or past publications, authored by you or colleagues you know from any institution for education or research in the U. S. The authors of the selected papers may be contacted to explore their inclusion in a book on Best Practices in Spatially Integrated Social Sciences. In addition, the proposed papers will be considered to generate user friendly, easily understood primer examples for the Center’s website Contact Jorge Sifuentes, Graduate Student/Research Assistant, Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science, University of California, Santa Barbara; (805) 893-8652; fax (805) 893-8617; e-mail

Henan Religion & Culture Research Institute is a non-governmental organization of religion scholars from Zhengzhou and Wuhan Universities. Last month, the institute held an international Buddhism symposium on “Jingju Temple and Tiantaizong”. The participants were from China (including Taiwan), Japan, Canada and Korea. The institute has exchanged some scholars with Japan and USA, and also exchanged some academic papers with some foreign colleges and institutes. They hope to establish a cooperative relationship in religion studies and exchange points frequently. An international conference on Taoism at Laozi’s birthplace (Luyi County in Henan) will be held later this year. If you are interested, please contact by e-mail; fax 0086-371-3816543 or mail Room 405, Qinglian Hotel, Wenhua Road Renzhai Beijie No1, Zhengzhou, China.

Murray L. Wax, will participate in a multi-year study of hospital surgical intensive care units (SICUs) funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research to investigate the culture of SICU care and focussing particularly upon end of life care. Co-principal investigator Joan Cassell will be conducting ethnographic research at several sites, national and international. Wax, Cassell, et al. Invite cooperation and correspondence:

New Publications

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, A milestone publication, the first social sciences’ major reference work for 30 years. Visit the Encyclopedia’s website for free access to abstracts

Institute of Medicine (IOM), an independent, non-governmental organization associated with the National Academy of Sciences, is preparing to release two new reports of interest to the health behavior community. Both reports have yet to be published in hard copy but are available on the web. (1) Bridging Disciplines in the Brain, Behavioral and Clinical Sciences may be viewed at (2) Promoting Health: Intervention Strategies from Social and Behavioral Research may be viewed at Both reports are due to be released in hard copy soon. See .

Members’ New Books

Thomas Abel, University of Berne (Switzerland), Health Promotion Policy in Europe: Rationality, Impact, and Evaluation (München, R. Oldenbourg, 2000).

Guy Ankerl, Interuniversity Institute of Geneva, Coexisting Contemporary Civilizations: Arabo-Muslim, Bharati, Chinese, And Western. (INUPRESS, Geneva, 2000).

Robert Bogdan, Syracuse University, Exposing the Wilderness: Early 20th Century Adirondack Postcard Photographers (Syracuse University Press, 2000).

Christine E. Bose, University at Albany-SUNY, Women in 1900: Gateway to the 20th Century (Temple University Press, 2000).

Patrick Coy, Kent State University, Social Conflicts and Collective Identities (Rowman and Littlefield, 2000) and Research in Social Movements: Conflicts and Change (JAI Press, 2000).

Robert Crutchfield, University of Washington, Cultures of Inequality: Race, Crime and Criminal Justice Across Borders (Summer 2000).

Rosalyn Benjamin Darling, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, The Partnership Model in Human Services: Sociological Foundations and Practices (Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2000).

Peter Dreier, Occidental College, Regions That Work: How Cities and Suburbs Can Grow Together (University of Minnesota Press, 2000).

Mark G. Field, Harvard University and Judyth L. Twigg, Virginia Commonwealth University, editors, Russia’s Torn Safety Nets: Health and Social Welfare During the Transition, (St. Martin’s Press, 2000).

Gary Hamilton, University of Washington, Cosmopolitan Capitalists: Hong Kong and the Chinese Diaspora at the End of the 20th Century, (University of Washington Press, 1999). Michael Hechter, University of Washington, Containing Nationalism (Oxford University Press, 2000).

Alexander Hicks, Emory University, Social Democracy & Welfare Capitalism: A Century of Income Security Politics (Cornell University Press 1999).

Ronald N. Jacobs, University at Albany-SUNY, Race, Media and the Crisis of Civil Society: From Watts to Rodney King (Cambridge University Press, 2000).

Lisa A. Keister, Ohio State University Wealth in America: Trends in Wealth Inequality (Cambridge University Press, 2000).

Richard Lachmann, University at Albany-SUNY, Capitalists in Spite of Themselves: Elite Conflict and Economic Transitions in Early Modern Europe (Oxford University Press, 2000).

Joan D. Mandle, Colgate University, Can We Wear Our Pearls and Still be Feminists? (University of Missouri Press, 2000).

Judith T. Marcus, SUNY at Potsdam, editor, Surviving the Twentieth Century: Social Philosophy from the Frankfurt School to the Columbia Faculty Seminars (Transaction Publishers, 1999).

Madonna Harrington Meyer, Syracuse University, Care Work: Gender Labor & the Welfare State (Routledge, 2000).

Harriet B. Presser, University of Maryland and Gita Sen, Indian Institute of Management, eds. Women’s Empowerment And Demographic Processes: Moving Beyond Cairo (Oxford University Press, 2000).

Thomas K. Ranuga, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, South Africa Under Majority Rule: A Study in Power Sharing. Racial Equality and Democracy (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2000).

Clinton Sanders, University of Connecticut, Understanding Dogs: Living and Working with Canine Companions (Temple University Press, 1999).

Robert Silverman, Wayne State University, Doing Business in Minority Markets: Black and Korean Entrepreneurs in Chicago’s Ethnic Beauty Aids Industry (Garland, 2000).

Charles W. Smith, Queens College and Graduate School, CUNY, Success and Survival on Wall Street: Understanding the Mind of the Market (Rowman and Littlefield, 1999).

Charles W. Smith, Queens College and Graduate School, CUNY, Market Values in American Higher Education: The Pitfalls and Promises (Rowman and Littlefield, 2000).

Joseph A. Soares, Yale University, The Decline of Privilege (Stanford University Press, 1999).

Deborah Van Ausdale, Syracuse University and Joe R. Faegin, The First R: How Children Learn Race & Racism (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000).

New Programs

University of Utah. Department of Sociology announces the establishment of a new concentration for its PhD program: Quantitative International Comparative Sociology, focusing on the quantitative analysis of the global processes that shape the economic, social, environmental, organizational and political dimensions of the world economy. For further information, and application materials please contact Jeffrey Kentor, Director of Graduate Studies; e-mail or our website:

Policy and Practice

Larry Lovell-Troy, Millikin University, is the evaluator for the HUD Hope VI grant received by the Decatur, IL Housing Authority.


Thomas J. Duggan, Wayne State University, passed away in July.
Hilda Skott died April 26, 2000.
Selma Sternig, Downing College, died May 20, 2000.
John Useem, Michigan State University emeritus, died July 16, 2000.


Frank A. Darknell

Frank A. Darknell emeritus professor of sociology at California State University-Sacramento, died at his home on December 29, 1999, at the age of 72. Born in Calgary, Frank attended the University of British Columbia and received his PhD in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley. He was a member of the sociology faculty at Sacramento from 1968-1992.

Frank was a passionate man, and the objects of his passion were varied. He had a passion for music, for ideas and the people who pursue them, for research, for things Canadian, for Edie, his wife of 37 years, for his friends, and for his life with nine or more cats, each of whom seemed to possess more than their share of lives. Many of us in the department remember Frank as a man full of ideas, ideas that would startle with their complexity and often be revealed to us in the chitchat of collegial friendliness. He would always find an opportunity to share his latest project or thoughts or stories. He was full of interesting research ideas that he would seemingly toss out at random. Consequently, Frank made an important impact on graduate students who took his seminars. In the seminar format, students were able to not only see his mind at work but come to appreciate the complexity of ideas he presented. Several of his students went on to complete their PhDs, their lives in part shaped by Frank’s insights and his concern and regard for them over the years.

A strong theme in Frank’s professional sociological career was concern about the underdog and the marginal in society. This could be seen in his early work at the Canadian Immigration Service and in his Berkeley PhD dissertation on the British women’s suffrage movement. It was also manifest later in his interest in applied sociology, as a way to make sociology useful to the broader community.

In the 1970s, this interest led him to push for the creation of an applied research institute on the campus at CSU-Sacramento. It would be a natural development, he claimed, for a campus located in the state capital, with a multitude of state and federal agencies—all of them in need of sociological analysis. He believed that such an institute could provide research apprenticeships for students, raising support funds that the CSU system could not afford. It could also stimulate our own intellectual growth, and encourage us to be problem-solvers in the larger community. Later, when the Institute for Social Research was eventually created, Frank became its first client.

At that time he was engaged in a study of the research activities of scientists in different university settings. He was testing the generality of his observations in California that teaching and research universities play differing roles, not only in the education of students but in the production of new knowledge. In the 1980s, he received support from the National Institute of Education and the National Science Foundation to study the sociological consequences of the absorption of PhD faculty into state colleges. His research specifically examined CSU science and engineering faculty who received their doctorates at major universities. Frank found a considerable amount of research and development and consulting activity being carried on by faculty in the CSU system and other American State colleges. He argued that these institutions, which constitute a “second-tier” in American public higher education, occupy a special role in science and technology research with particular implications for regional development.

Frank was a persistent critic in print of the California Master Plan for higher education. At his death Frank had completed most of a book titled Scholars Manqué and Freeway Students: Repercussions of the Baby Boom at American State Colleges. This manuscript presents an historical, sociological, and critical interpretation of the place of the comprehensive colleges and universities in the scheme of American higher education. His wife and long time intellectual collaborator hopes to complete the work on the basis of his oral outlines for the final chapter. Its eventual publication will remind us that Frank had important and original things to say about our society.

Dean S. Dorn, California State University-Sacramento; thanks to Carole W. Barnes, Carlos Kruytbosch, and Dwight and Sylvia Lang, colleagues, friends, and former students of Frank for their contributions.

A.M. Denton, Jr.

A.M. Denton majored in sociology and economics at Oklahoma A & M College graduating with a BS in 1949. He earned an MA in sociology with a minor in economics in 1951 and a PhD in sociology in 1960 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

He began his professional career in sociology in the summer of 1947, interviewing Oklahoma farm families for the Oklahoma A & M College sociology and anthropology department. He pursued his interest in fieldwork during the summers of 1950 and 1951 where he served as field interviewer for North Carolina State University’s department of Sociology and Rural Sociology, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the UNC-CH Institute for Research in Social Science. His work with the IRSS Involved monitoring the removal of residents from the area which later became the Atomic Energy Reservation and Savanna River Plant in South Carolina. The data from this experience provided the material for, In the Shadow of a Defense Plant: A Study of Urbanization in Rural South Carolina that Denton co-authored in 1954. In 1957, Denton accepted the post of associate professor of economics and sociology at Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC, and served as chairperson of the department from 1958-1962.

Denton came to Appalachian State Teachers College in 1962 where he laid the foundation for Department of Sociology and Anthropology. He served as chair of that department from 1965 to 1987. He became acting director of the Master of Arts program in gerontology and remained in that position until his retirement n 1992. While at Appalachian, Denton served on committees dealing with issues as diverse as curriculum and traffic management. He was a member of the faculty senate from 1967-70 and chaired the task force on gerontology and the committee on gerontology. His teaching and research interests focused upon gerontology, demography and race and minority relations.

He was a frequent contributor to both state and national panels and committees on aging and was a governor’s appointee to the 1981 White House Conference on Aging. From 1981 through 1990 he was an advisory council member and vice-chair of a five-county area foster grandparent program.

Denton stayed active in retirement where he served on the Board of NC Senior Citizens Association, served as representative to the Senior Tar Heel legislature, was a member of the Block Grant committee for the project on Aging, worked with aging programs for Region D Council of Governments, and served locally on the Day Care Committee and Meals on Wheels.

Denton’s professional affiliations include the Southern Sociological Society, the Gerontological Society of America, and the North Carolina Sociological Association. Denton was one of the founders of the NC Sociological Association, served as its president in 1972-73 and received the NCSSA Contributions to Sociology Award in 1993. He is survived by his wife, Louise “BeBe” Davis Denton; one son Davis Denton of Encinitas, CA; one daughter, Mary Leigh Denton of Japer, GA; one brother, Sam Denton of Oklahoma City, OK; one sister, Marion Berger of Norman, OK; and three grandchildren, Rose, Chris and Skyler.

The dry statistics of a life do not always reflect a person’s achievements. A.M. Denton was an initiator and catalyst for change. In the course of his career at Appalachian, he founded the departments of sociology and anthropology, the graduate programs in sociology ad gerontology and the undergraduate social work program. Outside the realm of the academy, he was an activist and spokesman for programs for the elderly. He will be remembered for his steadiness and kindness to colleagues, family and friends.

Michael Wise, Appalachian State University

Israel Gerver

Israel Gerver was born in New York City and died in Mt. Vernon, NY on May 25, 2000 of cardiopulmonary arrest. With a BS degree in 1942 as a pre-med major, he spent World War II (1943-1945) in the U.S. Army Medical Corps as a lab technician aboard a ship transporting troops to battles in the Pacific and bringing out the wounded. He married Joan Menkin in December 1944 during a brief furlough.

After his discharge from the U.S. Army, Gerver joined Joan in Columbus, OH where she was completing her MA in Clinical Psychology. His dream, then, was to open a classical record store in San Francisco. However, after working in a local record shop, he discovered that his vast knowledge of music was not sufficient—one needed capital, which he lacked. A friend told him that Kurt Wolff was looking for people of varied backgrounds to participate in a seminar on “The Sociology of Knowledge” at Ohio State University. That seminar changed his goals. He entered the graduate school of Columbia University, NY where he completed all courses and requirements for a PhD in sociology (1946-1950) except the dissertation.

With a young family to support (twin sons), he embarked on various jobs that utilized his broad knowledge and analytic ability. These included: Research Assistant, National Probation and Parole Association (1947-48); Research Fellow, Community Service Division City College of New York (1948-1949); Research Analyst, New York Court of General Sessions (1950-1961); Social Science Analyst, U.S. Children’s Bureau, Delinquency Studies (1961-62); Research Consultant, President’s Commission on Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime (1962-1963); Research Director, U.S. Department of Health Education and Welfare, Office of Juvenile Delinquency (1963-1967); Senior Research Coordinator, Joint Commission on Mental Health of Children (1967-1969). He served on many committees, including the President’s Committee on Manpower, with the National Institute of Mental Health, American Psychiatric Association, spoke before learned societies, professional organizations, organized and ran workshops and conferences. He presented papers at professional meetings, reviewed books for journals, and published articles and books, several with his good friends Joseph Bensman and Bernard Rosenberg.

Gerver taught undergraduate and graduate courses at City College of New York, Brooklyn College, American University, Mount St. Agnes College and New York University. These ranged from Social Anthropology to the Sociology of Music. From 1969 until his retirement in 1991, he was Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.

He was a man of many interests and talents, a fine pianist with a vast knowledge of music, a traveler with a preference for European cities—especially London. He enjoyed museums, art, concerts, films, theatre, good food, and people. He had a sense of humor, a wonderful laugh, and was a loyal and generous friend, but his greatest love was his family—his wife of more than 55 years, his three children—Joseph, a mathematician, Michael, a physicist, and Jane, a writer and editor of children’s books—and his six grandchildren, his pride and joy.

If any former students and colleagues have memories to share, they can send them to Dr. Joan M. Gerver, 30 Hudson Avenue, Mt. Vernon, New York, 10553 who would be most appreciative.

Joan M. Gerver

David Goldberg
( - 2000)

David Goldberg, the son of Russian immigrants who became a distinguished professor at the University of Michigan, died of cancer June 13, 2000 at his home in Ann Arbor, MI.

Goldberg spent some of his undergraduate years in Ann Arbor studying history but earned his bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University. He came to the University of Michigan in 1952 to begin his graduate studies in sociology, demography and statistics. He was affiliated with this institution for the remainder of his life. Goldberg became an instructor in the Department of Sociology in 1956 and advanced to professor in 1968. He directed the Population Studies Center from 1972 to 1976 and the Detroit Area Study from 1977 to 1981. He also served as Vice President of the Population Association of America.

For much of his early career, Goldberg analyzed the determinants of fertility using information from the first DAS studies and from the pioneering Indianapolis fertility survey. In the 1960s, he initiated his own large-scale fertility surveys in Turkey and Mexico —long before birth rates in those countries started to decline.

Two of his papers are models of the demographer’s ken. His 1962 paper in Population Studies about two generation urbanites carefully measured the effects of a rural background upon the childbearing of urban women in the early baby boom years. His 1975 paper with Bernard Agranoff concerning the geographic distribution of multiple sclerosis provides an important and unchallenged explanation for geographic variations in this disease. This is widely regarded as a masterpiece of ecological research.

Goldberg was also a dedicated and serious educator. He was particularly proud of his ability to teach introductory statistics, especially to students who were reluctant to recognize the value of the quantitative approach in social science. Perhaps no other instructor spent as much time as Goldberg did in developing and administering imaginative tests for his statistics students. He was also very proud of his ability to help dedicated graduate students complete their dissertations. In the course of his 31 years as a faculty member in this department, Goldberg chaired 28 dissertation committees. Those students can be found at leading universities occupying roles as professor, director, and university president.

After a rich and productive career as a scholar, teacher and colleague, Goldberg retired in 1997. His wife, Jeanette, died that same year. His younger daughter, Debra, lives in Ann Arbor while his older daughter, Susan, lives in San Jose.

Submitted by the Sociology Department

Derek L. Jackson

Derek Lane Jackson passed away at home on April 20, 2000 following an extended illness. Derek completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Kansas in 1998 and had completed his master’s degree just prior to his death. As a nontraditional student, Derek had a diverse background including substitute teaching, law enforcement, and military service. Furthermore, he was an active participant in the annual Kansas City Renaissance Festival and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the Masons, the Scottish Rite Bodies, the York Rite Bodies and the Abdallah Shrine Temple and its Pipes and Drum Band. These activities provided Derek with a wealth of personal experience and a quest for sociological inquiry.

Derek’s fellow graduate students and faculty admired his continual optimism and good spirits, even in the face of his serious illness. This, in addition to his wit and humor, created a joyous atmosphere wherever Derek was found. Derek was a genuine human being who cared not merely about his own well being but about the welfare of his friends and colleagues in the department. He was also unique in his broad-based liberal arts education and his diversity of talents and interests. We will miss Derek both as our friend and as a budding sociologist.

Graduate Students and Faculty Department of Sociology, University of Kansas

Moshe Kerem

Moshe Kerem, one of the most influential Labor Zionist thinkers and teachers of the post-war generation and a sociologist, died on December 7, 1999, at Kibbutz Gesher Haziv, of which he was one of the founders. Born on May 10, 1924 in the Bronx, NY, Kerem completed his high school studies and undergraduate studies at Yeshiva University in the 1940’s and was among the founders of Garin Aleph of American Habonim which made aliyah in 1948. He and his wife Evie married this same year, right before they went to Israel.

In 1949, Americans from Habonim, along with others from Kibbutz bet Ha’arava founded Gesher Haziv. Over fifty years, Kerem served as mazkir (secretary) of the kibbutz numerous times and taught at the regional high school. He was a much loved teacher at Oranim, the kibbutz teacher’s college, at Haifa University where he was a professor education, and upon his retirement, as head of the academic department of the Yad Natan religious college.

Influential in Labor Zionist groups and even on-Zionist organizations such as Reform and Conservative rabbinical groups, Kerem went on shlichut (emissarial work) to the U.S. on several occasions. He was instrumental in not only bringing the unique message of the kibbutz philosophy to American Jews, but also worked to establish long-term educational trips to Israel such as Habonim’s workshop. Danny Mann, National President of the Labor Zionist Alliance and close friend of Kerem, said that Kerem was the “guiding spirit of such programs as well as a key ideological leader of the Kibbutz movement.”

Kerem was best known for his classic book, Life on a Kibbutz, which he wrote under his English name, Murray Weingarten. Amnon Hadary, another renowned teacher and leader at Gesher Haziv, now living in Jerusalem, said of Kerem, “Moshe was one of my culture-heroes, a father-figure too…I bear a great sense of loss.” Kerem left hundreds of students with that same sense of loss. He is survived by his three children, Eitan, Rachel and Miriam, and five grandchildren: Yael, Ruth, Omer, Guy and Noam.

Jack Nusan Porter, University of Massachusetts-Lowell

George Carleton Myers
(- 2000)

George Carleton Myers, a sociologist and demographer who compiled and interpreted facts and figures about the elderly worldwide, died on August 10 at his home in Burnsville, NC. He was 69. The cause was pancreatic cancer, said Duke University, from which he retired as professor emeritus of sociology in 1997.

Myers founded the Center for Demographic Studies at Duke in 1972 and, as its director for the next 25 years, built it into an internationally known research center. In his specialty, medical demography, he provided projections concerning the elderly, including data on health and causes of death. “Every significant development in the demography of aging on the world scene over the past three decades has been either organized by George Myers or he has been a participant in it,” said George L. Maddox, Director of the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development at Duke, in Durham, NC

Myers was the author or co-author of some 100 publications analyzing demographic trends and findings from surveys. Central to his influence was his role as a coordinator for the Committee of Centers of Population Research, the International Network on Healthy Life Expectancy and the population activities unit of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Myers served as a consultant to government agencies and as an editor for professional journals dealing with aging and gerontology. He lectured at universities as far away as Australia and China.

Born in New York, George Myers graduated from Yale University in 1953 and did postgraduate work at the University of Stockholm. He received his PhD in 1963 from the University of Washington in Seattle. He taught at Cornell University until 1968, when he was named a professor in the sociology department at Duke.

Myers, who also had a home in Deerfield Beach, FL, is survived by his wife of 46 years, Pauline Kraebel Myers; two sons, George C., of Westerly, RI, and Peter D., of Baltimore; two daughters, Marie Lloyd of Chapel Hill, NC, and Kathleen A. Myers of Raleigh, NC; and seven grandchildren.

Wolfgang Saxon, New York Times

Harman J. Sander

Herman J. Sander, at the age of 96, died at Budd Terrace Nursing Home, Wesley Woods, a geriatric care center in DeKalb County, Georgia. Born July 2, 1904 in Evansville, Indiana, his long career spanned the fields of sociology of religion, military intelligence, and research administration. He attributed the direction of his career to his having learned German at the knee of his German-speaking grandmother. While attending school in Evansville, Indiana, after school he waited at his grandmother’s home for his father to return him to the farm. She asked him to teach her English, and, in the process, Herman learned German. After graduating from Evansville College (now the University of Evansville) in 1937 he taught in public schools before beginning graduate training

at Eden Seminary, the University of Chicago, and Yale University. At Yale H. B. Nebuhr arranged for him to go to the University of Marburg, Germany (1934-35), There he was helped by Paul Tillich in developing his dissertation, “The Development of Religious Socialism in Germany” Yale University awarded the PhD in 1939.

From a teaching position as Professor of Philosophy and Social Ethics at Elmhurst College (1939-1942), Sander went to the Cadet Training Command as a Lieutenant in the Army Air Force. Because of his fluency in German, he became first a trainee and then an instructor at the AAFTAC Interrogation School, Orlando, Florida (1944). He was ordered overseas to the Mediterranean Allied Air Forces in Italy as an intelligence specialist. He interviewed German prisoners of war and Allied prisoners who had escaped from the Germans. After the German surrender in Italy, he was assigned as interpreter in the interrogation of the captured German staff of radar defense specialists held at Bolzano. He then became part of an Allied intelligence and disarmament staff, which proceeded through Austria to Vienna after the war in Europe came to an end. During this period he contributed to the acquisition of German and Austrian scientists for the U. S.

From 1946 to 1948 he served in Austria with the USAAF and the Allied Council during the transition between WWII and the Cold War years. His wife, Ruth Fehlandt of Ripon, Wisconsin, whom he had married in 1937, joined him in Vienna. Their first child, Joyce Elizabeth, was born in Vienna in 1947.

Back in the U. S., the USAAF released him from active duty in the rank of Lt. Colonel in 1950. He then continued service as a civilian coordinator of Air Force Intelligence research in human source information collection. His son, Jerome Philip, was born in 1949.

During 1952-1957 he was Director of Intelligence and Foreign Area Research for the Air Force Human Resources Research Institute, Montgomery, Alabama, In this position, he supervised the AF program of foreign area and cross-cultural research that involved the analysis of Soviet and Chinese communist social systems. He also directed studies of the treatment; conduct and rehabilitation of AF repatriated prisoners of war from Korea.

In 1958 Sander returned to the Washington, DC, area as Chief of the Social Science Division, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. This program supported 15 to 20 studies by social and behavioral scientists in U. S. universities and research agencies. During this period (1958-1970) he coordinated these efforts with those of other research directors in the military services and the National Science Foundation. The studies involved the structure and design of organizations for more effective performance in rapidly changing situations. They also assessed the performance of personnel in stressful environments, where such influences as hypnosis, drugs and other influences might affect the performance of POWs and detainees in captive situations.

After he retired from federal service in 1970, he served as Senior Research Associate with American University. The study for the Agency for International Development concerned student aliens from developing countries who had completed their U. S. studies. The foreigners were interviewed to determine their assessment of the training and their attitudes. Sander also served as consultant to a study analyzing the experiences of Air Force personnel returned from Vietnam prison camps during the 1970s. Much of his research resulted in classified official reports, but in the 1960s he published several studies: Research-Technology Coupling in Air Force In-house Laboratories, a monograph. In 1967 he published “Simulation as a Social Science Research Tool.” And “Wits and Witticisms in Stressful Situations or Keeping your Wits about You.” In 1960 he contributed a “Trend Paper” for the Sixth Annual ARDC Science and Engineering Symposium on “The Changing Role of Behavioral Sciences Research in Support of Intelligence and Psychological Operations.” These titles merely illustrate Dr Sander’s contributions in applying social science methods to military intelligence gathering and analysis.

In addition to his competence in the German language, Sandy enjoyed playing the piano, and group singing, gardening, bridge and learning foreign languages. He belonged to the Yale Club in Washington, the Washington Philosophical Society, the Reserve Officers Association, the American Sociological Association and the American Psychological Association. At the time of his death he was an active member of the Central Congregational Church, Atlanta.

His wife, Ruth, predeceased him by four years. He is survived by a son, Jerome, an artist, of the Los Angeles area, California, and a daughter, Joyce Elizabeth S. Tenover (MD and PhD) of Atlanta.

Abbott L. Ferriss, Emory University

William Simon

William Simon, a formative figure in the development of the social constructionist approach to the study of sexuality and later an important contributor to post-modernist perspectives on sexuality, died on July 21, 2000. A member of the Department of Sociology of the University of Houston since 1975, Bill had just reached his 70th birthday at the time of his death.

Born in the Bronx on July 10, 1930, to Russian immigrant parents, Morris and Yetta Simon, Bill moved with his family to Detroit in 1940. During his early school years he started an academic path that became the materials of legend. Throughout his grade and early high school years, his attendance and performances were irregular, non-compliant, and above all, innovative. He continually dismayed his parents and teachers by questioning authority and by his precocious left wing political stands and activities. At age 15, he protested a meeting of the isolationist America First Movement and soon afterward became a member of and organizer for the Independent Socialist Alliance. By age 16, he had abandoned the public schools and, among other activities, went to West Virginia to organize coal miners.

Although he never received a high school diploma, Bill was able, in his late teens, to gain admission to the English Department at the University of Michigan with the help of his older brother, Myron, who was a student there. Unable to support himself and go to school, he dropped out after one year. In his early 20s Bill had reentered the Michigan program in English and had completed another year, when by happy accident, his remarks from the audience at the American Sociological Society meetings in Champaign-Urbana brought him to the attention of Rueul Denny and, ultimately, David Riesman at the University of Chicago. Riesman was impressed by Bill’s intellectual abilities, life experiences and his scattered, but interesting academic record, which led to his admission to the Ph.D. program at Chicago in 1955.

During his Chicago years Bill worked on a variety of research projects at NORC as well as being a research analyst in a research division of an advertising agency. In the early 60s he became Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Southern Illinois University and then in 1965 he became an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Senior Research Sociologist at the Institute for Sex Research (the “Kinsey Institute”.) In 1967, he completed his Ph.D. at Chicago, managing to do so during the course of several years of active employment and publishing. With the receipt of his PhD in 1967, Bill Simon had managed to obtain a doctorate without benefit of a high school diploma, Bachelor’s Degree, or Master’s Degree.

After leaving the Institute for Sex Research, Bill became Program Supervisor at the Institute for Juvenile Research at Chicago during 1968-74, and later was an Associate Professorial Lecturer at the University of Chicago and Visiting Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. From 1975 to 2000, he has been at the University of Houston, first as Director of the Urban Studies Institute and, later, as a Full Professor in the Department of Sociology. During his years at the University of Houston, Bill held Visiting Professorships at Rice University and, again, at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In addition, and testifying to his interdisciplinary interests, he held Adjunct Professorships at the University of Houston in the Departments of Psychology and Educational Psychology and the School of Social Work.

Bill Simon’s intellectual career was expansive and activist. Beginning early and continuing throughout his career, he articulated the structural and psychic plight of minorities, whether racial and ethnic, criminally “deviant,” or stigmatized by alternative lifestyles. As early as 1957, he offered a sympathetic portrait of the white migrant to the cities and in the 1960’s, he applied a unique perspective to government definitions and interventions, ostensibly for the good of the poor, which he identified as “the war on the poor.” A related theme was his emphasis on the normalization of deviancy and, as an under-expressed variety of this process, the deviance generating processes of normality. This perspective was especially highlighted by his writings (with colleague John Gagnon) on sexuality and sexual scripting which were among the very first constructionist approaches to the study of sexuality, a project that culminated in the publication, with Gagnon in 1973, of the volume Sexual Conduct.

Among his later works, he studied and wrote extensively on postmodernism, especially as this socio-cultural form depicted a novel consciousness in which the social construction of the self and scripts had become part of a reflexive and “normal” process. This engaged him in explorations of the post-modernist interpretations of death and dying, sexuality, perversion, and delinquency. He was especially interested in the role of cinematic depictions of these constructed realities as evidenced in his highly original and often cited analysis of the film, “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence.”

Throughout Bill’s life his political and social activism and personal involvement in these causes constantly informed his central intellectual and academic interests. Commenting once on the relation between politics and sociology (and reflecting his Marxist origins) he said, “Bad politics makes bad science.” His activism began early and throughout his life he participated in various political movements, caucuses, sit-ins, protests, and demonstrations. He had a commitment to the civil rights movement dating from his teenage years. When he was on the faculty at Southern Illinois University during the 1960’s, Bill willingly engaged in an act of civil disobedience and was arrested in order to show solidarity with students who were sitting in at a segregated restaurant. He testified innumerable times on issues of obscenity and pornography and statutes prohibiting homosexual expressions. During the 1980’s, he traveled at his own expense to a nearby university to assist a group of gay and lesbian students in their efforts to become recognized as a campus organization.

His contributions to individuals are legendary. Upon his death, colleagues and friends throughout the nation reported on his freely offered acts of kindness. He responded to thousands of personal crises, going out of his way to ease the troubles of others.

William Simon leaves a multitude of survivors and friends who respected and loved him including his son David from his first marriage, his sons Jonathan and Adam and his former wife (and sociologist) Marlene Simon, several grandchildren, and his widow, Lynn Randolph and her sons. Approximately three months before his death, he expressed to many of us that while there were some chances for overcoming his illness, in the event that all treatments failed, his time would be short. In considering the latter alternative he mused about the contingencies and accomplishments that marked his life and observed that, “All in all I have no complaints, it’s been a great run.” He was a spirited warrior and wise realist to the very end.

Russell L. Curtis, Jr., University of Houston, and John Gagnon, State University of New York-Stony Brook

Henry Hadley Stewart, Jr.

The University of Richmond lost a highly esteemed and beloved faculty member in May 1999 with the sudden death of Henry H. Stewart, Jr., from an apparent heart attack. A native of Windber, PA, Stewart earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Franklin and Marshall College, a master’s degree in sociology from Mississippi State University, and a doctorate in sociology from Florida State University. He joined the University of Richmond faculty as an assistant professor in 1966 and rose to the rank of professor in 1977. Stewart served as chair of the sociology and anthropology department from 1979 to 1997. He also was the coordinator of the urban studies program at the university. He taught courses in introductory sociology, urban sociology, collective behavior, and the sociology of leisure. In addition, he was one of the first faculty members in the University to volunteer to teach the first-year core course required of all entering students. He was well known across the campus as an excellent teacher who enjoyed outstanding rapport with his students. Although much of his scholarship was devoted enhancing his teaching, Stewart presented a number of papers and lectures on a variety of topics throughout his career and served as a discussant or panelist at numerous professional meetings. His writing included several position papers associated with his work as a consultant for the Governor’s office in Virginia.

As chair of the department, Stewart was instrumental in enhancing the growth of the department from six to nine full-time faculty positions. He also oversaw an extensive departmental self-study, which resulted in several major curricular revisions. In addition to his significant role within the department, Stewart was recognized for his critical leadership role among the entire University faculty. As chair of the University Faculty Council and throughout his career, he was especially known for his crusade to improve faculty salaries and to expand the role of the faculty in the overall governance structure of the University. He chaired a committee that examined the University’s governance structure and recommended wholesale revisions to the ways in which faculty were appointed to committees and the role of those committees in decision-making. He was involved in studying the faculty evaluation process and helped to change the instruments used for student evaluation of instruction.

Other forms of significant service to the University included membership on the Faculty Budget Committee, School of Arts and Sciences Academic Council, University Senate, University Grievance Committee, School of Arts and Sciences Tenure and Promotion Committee, and numerous search committees for both faculty and administrative positions. For several years he served as President of the local chapter of the American Association of University Professors.

Stewart’s extensive involvement in University service was not limited to faculty issues alone. He was extremely devoted to the concerns of students across the campus. He served as an advisor to sociology and urban studies majors as well as undeclared students. He was well known for his kind and caring attitude toward his advisees and his thorough understanding of the curricular requirements. He was a member of Alpha Kappa Delta and was advisor to the Sociology Club. Stewart’s participation in student life also included serving as the faculty advisor to Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and to the Minority Student Union, which honored him with an award in appreciation for his work with that organization.

Beyond his work at the University of Richmond, Stewart was active in many professional and community organizations. His professional memberships include the Virginia Social Science Association, Faculty Senate of Virginia, AAUP, and the Southern Sociological Society. In the greater Richmond community, he was member and chair of the board of director of the Richmond Black Student Foundation, member of the board of directors of the Richmond Community Action Program, member of the Southampton Citizens Association, and a member of Stratford Hills United Methodist Church.

A memorial service following his death was held in Cannon Memorial Chapel on the University of Richmond campus, with a reception in the University Club. The service and reception were attended by more than 500 participants. An initial contribution from his wife and mother-in-law has launched a memorial undergraduate scholarship fund in honor of Stewart’s outstanding contributions to the University of Richmond. Additional contributions may be sent to the Henry H. Stewart, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

C. Ray Wingrove and Joan L. Neff, University of Richmond.

Gus Tuberville

Gus Tuberville of Boca Raton, FL died March 28, 2000. Born in 1923 in Tuberville, SC as the youngest of seven children, he went on to become a sociologist heading up the department at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, where he met his wife. At age 29 he became President of Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin. His remarkable achievements there earned him recognition as one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Men in America” by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce, as well as a write up in Time magazine. He later became President of Coker College, Hartsville, SC, Emerson College, Boston, MA and William Penn College, Oskaloosa IA. He loved teaching, stamp collecting, cartoons, baseball, animals, and was an avid reader as well as public speaker. He served on the Board of Directors of the International Museum of Cartoon Art, and published over 100 articles in various magazines. Gus received his BA in sociology from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, his MA in sociology from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA and his PhD in sociology from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. He is survived by his wife Joanne of Boca Raton, daughter Sara of Nashville, TN and sons William of Delray Beach and David of Deerfield Beach, FL Beach.

Boca Underwater Services, Deerfield Beach, FL

George Katsuichi Yamamoto

George Katsuichi Yamamoto, emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, died on July 19, 2000, at the age of 82 after a long illness. George was born at He‘eia, a small rural community on the island of Oahu, on September 28, 1917. He attended a local public elementary school, but won a work-study scholarship to Honolulu’s Mid-Pacific Institute, a private preparatory school that provided more open access than the elite private schools. George graduated in 1934 during the Depression and spent the next five years in relatively menial jobs. In 1939 he enrolled in the University of Hawaii’s College of Education, having recognized that the Hawai‘i State Department of Public Instruction was one of the few professional opportunities for males who were Americans of Japanese Ancestry (AJA). He also participated in the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC), which was mandatory for male students during their first two years at the university. Shortly after the attack on December 7, 1941 by Japan on Pearl Harbor, George and the other ROTC students were inducted into the Hawai‘i Territorial Guard, but then George and about 150 others who were nisei (second generation AJA) were summarily dismissed from the Guard and classified 4C, enemy alien, by the draft board. George and many of the others then organized the Varsity Victory Volunteers (1942-43) and did manual labor for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. This group and others became the 100th Infantry Battalion, but George, who was fluent in Japanese, was then transferred to the Military Intelligence Service and served 1944-46 in the Philippines and Japan. Discharged, he returned to the university and received a BA in English/History in 1947, being invited into Phi Beta Kappa, and an MA in Sociology in 1949.At this point he began his full-time employment at the University and married Tamiko Tatsuyama. On leaves he continued graduate studies in sociology at the University of Chicago on a Marshall Field Fellowship (1951-53) and a John Hay Whitney Fellowship (1959-60). He retired in 1982, but continued to participate in scholarly and community activities.

George Yamamoto was a modest person of great integrity who constantly amazed people by both the breadth of his interests and depth of his knowledge. He was a voracious reader of materials in English and Japanese. These qualities explain why he was the consummate teacher, of his students, colleagues, collaborators, visitors and children. He was never too busy to give you as much time as you desired or to assist you in a search for materials when you were stumped. George’s contacts with Japan did not end with his military service, for he continued to visit Japan and maintain regular contact with colleagues there. In 1971 he and Tsuyoshi Ishida edited Selected Readings on Modern Japan. Here, as elsewhere, his focus was upon the everyday life of people in various social positions, selections sharpened by George’s observations in sushi bars and coffeehouses.

George’s early published research was located in Hawaii and examined Interethnic relations (1) between AJA’s and others and (2) between Naichi AJA’s and Okinawan AJA’s. Intermarriage statistics were his basic data. In the early 1980’s he produced a general article on “Japanese Americans in Hawai`I” for Harvard University Press’s Encyclopedia of Japan and wrote about the emerging identity problem, “Who Am I? The Japanese American and Japan.”

However, one of his projects would not end because the topic was too dynamic. Thus, he drafted a paper on “The Ethnic Lawyer and Social Structure: The Japanese Attorney in Honolulu” in 1959, and in 1968 presented an expanded revision at the Pacific Sociological Association meeting. After further revision the paper was published in 1979 in Social Process in Hawai`i, but a final updated manuscript was completed only shortly before his death in collaboration with his son, Eric, a law professor at the University of Hawai`i. George’s interest was not only to describe and to understand the conditions which affect the participation of racial and ethnic minorities in the legal and other professions. He had an abiding commitment to fostering the equitable flow and participation of under-represented, disprivileged minorities into the professions.

George served as Chair of the Department and of the Department’s Graduate Studies Committee and as a member of the East Asia Program and the Publications Committee of the Asian Studies Program. He served on the Hawai‘i Historic Sites Board and the Board of Governors of Mid-Pacific Institute. His wife Tamiko, three children, Eric, Laurie and Jody, and his daughter-in-law, Rev. Joan Ishibashi, survive him.

Kiyoshi Ikeda and Harry V. Ball, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa