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The ASA Celebrates Its 100th Birthday in the Nation's Birthplace

The City of Brotherly (and sisterly) Love welcomed an onslaught of more than 5000 sociologists to the 2005 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. The centennial meeting proved to be busy, successful, and historical for being the second largest meeting in ASA history and only the second to top 5,000 registrants. This number is quite an improvement over the 115 attendees at the inaugural ASA meeting.

Not only was the meeting a record-breaker for attendance, but also for being the busiest ASA meeting—measured by the number of sessions. For the first time the number of sessions topped 600.

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Pushing Social Boundaries: Cynthia Fuchs Epstein

In 1976, Cynthia Fuchs Epstein and Rose Laub Coser were in England organizing an international conference on women elites at King's College, Cambridge. Because they also shared a love of gourmet food, they thought they might also consider writing a cookbook – Fast, Easy, and Healthy Food for Women Revolutionaries.

On Hurricanes and Sociology

In the tragic wakes of both Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Katrina, ASA has assembled useful resources for members, the press, researchers, policymakers, and the public. A September 13 note sent to all the ASA membership from ASA President Cynthia Fuchs Epstein described some of the then-already-developing and now ongoing efforts by the ASA staff and ASA members and leadership.

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