September/October 2014 Issue • Volume 42 • Issue 7

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International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education invites submissions for aspecial issue on campus sustainability and social sciences. This special issue aims to present contemporary, state-of-the-art applications of how social science theories, models, and findings can help overcome campus sustainability challenges, and to illustrate the diversity of social science campus sustainability research conducted across the world. Deadline: November 15, 2014. Contact: For more information, visit

Social Currents, the official journal of the Southern Sociological Society, invites submissions on topics focused on cutting-edge research. The uniqueness of Social Currents lies in its format. The front end of every issue is devoted to short, theoretical agenda-setting contributions and short-term empirical policy related pieces. For more information, visit

Research in the Sociology of Health Careinvites submissions for its annual publication. Papers dealing with macro-level system issues and micro-level issues involving education, social factors and health beliefs linked to health and health care are sought. The volume will contain 10 to 14 papers, generally between 20 and 40 pages in length. Deadline: February 10, 2015. Contact: Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld at; (480) 965-8053; Kronenfeld, Sociology Program, Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, Box 873701, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-3701.


Association of American Geographers (AAG) 2015 Annual Meeting, April 21-25, 2015, Chicago, IL. The AAG Annual Meeting is an interdisciplinary forum where thought leaders and professionals from the social sciences, physical sciences, and humanities cross paths to build new partnerships or collaborations. The conference is open to anyone with an interest in geography and allied disciplines. All scholars, researchers, and students are welcome to share their papers and presentations. For more information, visit

Association for Applied & Clinical Sociology (AACS) 2014 Conference, October 9-11, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA. Theme: “Encouraging Inclusiveness in Doing Sociology: Public and Private, Applied and Clinical.” The AACS invites submissions for its upcoming conference. One can share your research, policy work, teaching, activism, clinical experience, or other applications that are helping sociology to make a difference in the world and to be recognized for it. Deadline: August 30, 2014. Contact: Anthony Troy Adams at For more information, visit

Nineteenth Century Studies Association 36th Annual Conference, March 26-28, 2015, Boston, MA. Theme: “Material Cultures/Material Worlds.” The Association seeks papers and panels that investigate elements of the material world belonging to the long nineteenth century. Topics may include collecting, possession(s), things and thing theories, realism, hoarding, bric-a-brac, souvenirs, historic houses (interiors and rooms), buildings and “truth to materials,” collecting folklore and songs, etc. Deadline: September 30, 2014. Contact: For more information, visit

Political Economy of the World--System (PEWS) 39th Annual Conference, March 19-21, 2015, Berlin, Germany. Theme: “Global Inequalities: Hegemonic Shifts and Regional Differentiations.” Deadline: November 15, 2014. Contact: For more information, visit

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) 36th Annual Conference, February 11-14, 2015, Albuquerque, NM. Theme: “Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture.” Proposals are now being accepted for the newly established section area, Mothers, Motherhood, and Mothering in Popular Culture. In this inaugural session, we are looking for papers that address mothers, motherhood, and/or mothering, as seen within popular culture. Deadline: November 1, 2014. Contact: Anna Cohen Miller at For more information, visit

Southwestern Social Science Association 95th Annual Meeting, April 8-11, 2015, Denver, CO. Theme: “Latinos and the Change of a Nation: Implications for the Social Sciences.” Deadline: November 15, 2014. For more information, visit

Urban Affairs Association (UAA) 45th Annual Meeting, April 8-11, 2015, Miami, FL. Theme: “Transnationalism from Above and Below: The Dynamics of Place-making in the Global City.” The conference will explore actions and processes within cities, which have become the central nodes in global networks. Deadline: October 1, 2014. Contact: or (414) 229-3025. For more information, visit

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October 15-17, 2014. Southern Demographic Association 2014 Conference, Memphis, TN. For more information, visit

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UC Davis Center for Poverty Research (CPR) is offering a funding opportunity. Selected proposals will be funded up to a maximum of $25,000 per award with funding preference given to junior scholars. CPR is interested in projects that focus on our core research themes Labor markets and poverty; the nontraditional safety net broadly construed to include education and health policies; Children and the intergenerational transmission of poverty; and immigration and poverty. For more information, visit

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The American Academy in Berlin is now accepting applications for its 2015-16 residential fellowship. The Academy welcomes applications from emerging and established scholars and from writers and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin. Approximately 25 Berlin Prizes are conferred annually. Fellowships are restricted to individuals based permanently in the United States. Deadline: September 29, 2014. Contact: For more information, visit

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) announces it 2015-16 fellowships for science and technology. The fellowships provide opportunities for scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking and implementation while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to policymakers. Deadline: November 1, 2014. Contact: or (202) 326-6700. For more information, visit

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce that the 2014-15 ACLS fellowship competitions are now open. ACLS offers a variety of fellowship programs that promote the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social science research and support scholars at the advanced graduate-student level through all stages of the academic career. Deadline vary. For more information, visit

The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies promotes a new generation of young North American scholars with specialized knowledge of modern and contemporary Germany and Europe. Fellowships are awarded for doctoral dissertation research as well as postdoctoral research which lead to completion of a monograph. Deadline: December 1, 2014. Contact: For more information, visit

Campbell Fellowship for Transformative Research on Women in the Developing World Announces one six- or nine-month postdoctoral fellowship is available for a female scholar whose research both documents the circumstances of women in the developing world and offers paths to concrete, practical strategies for improving their health, prosperity, and general well-being. Deadline: November 1, 2014. Contact: or (505) 954-7201. For more information, visit

Fung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) is pleased to announce the call for applications. Each year the program selects six scholars from around the world to be in residence at Princeton for an academic year and to engage in research and discussion around a common theme. Fellowships are awarded to scholars employed outside the United States who are expected to return to their positions, and who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and exhibit unusual intellectual promise but who are still early in their careers. Deadline: November 1, 2014. For more information, visit

Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellowship of the European University Institute is designed for junior postdoctoral students who would like to pursue an academic career, concentrate on their own research, and enhance their academic practice in a multidisciplinary environment. Deadline: October, 25, 2014. Contact: or +39-055-4685-377. For more information, visit

Volkswagen Foundation is offering a postdoctoral fellowship in the humanities at universities and research institutes in Germany and the United States. The Volkswagen Foundation aims to strengthen transatlantic academic relations, especially in the field of the humanities. In this funding initiative the Volkswagen Foundation works closely with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Deadline: October 2, 2014. Contact: Almut Steinbach at For more information, visit

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The Yale Global Justice Program, Global Financial Integrity, and Academics Stand Against Poverty invite submissions for its Amartya Sen Prize Contest. Submit papers on how illicit financial flows relate to global poverty and inequality. All prizes are named in honor of Amartya Sen, whose work has shown how the rigor of economic thinking can be brought to bear on normative and practical questions of great human significance. Deadline: October 5, 2014. Contact: Rachel Payne at For more information, visit

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In The News

Elijah Anderson, Yale University, was referenced in a June 24 article, “Why Public Markets Are so Important.”

Liberty Walther Barnes, University of Cambridge, and her research were the subject of a June 24 Slate article, “It’s Nobody’s Fault.”

Rodney Benson, New York University, authored an op-ed published July 13 in the Miami Herald, online and in print, titled “An Immigration Crisis Long in the Making.”

Chloe E. Bird, Pardee RAND Graduate School, was quoted in a July 2 Atlantic article on the social and economic benefits of contraception.

Ruth Braunstein, University of Connecticut, Brad Fulton, Duke University, and Richard Wood, University of New Mexico, were cited in a July 6 Huffington Post article, “Interfaith Prayer Can Strengthen Unity, Diversity in Faith-Based Organizations” that featured findings from their American Sociological Review study. This study was also featured in the Washington Post and New York Magazine on June 25.

Andrew Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University, and his research on millennials and marriage were the focus of a June 17 Atlantic and University Herald article, a June 19 article, and a June 20 article.

David Cotter, Union College, and Youngjoo Cha, Indiana University, were quoted in an August 4 Huffington Post article, “Americans Are Becoming ‘More Accepting’ Of Working Moms, Study Suggests” and an August 3 Business Standard article, “Acceptance for Working Mothers Growing Among Americans.”

SJ Creek, Hollins University, was mentioned in an August 4 Deseret News article, “Gay, Christian and… Celibate: The Changing Face of the Homosexuality Debate.”

Matthew Desmond, Harvard University, and his research on the levels of eviction for poor black women were referenced in a June 24 Salon article, “How to Encounter a Black Woman’s Body: The Politics of Mammy Sphinx.”

Julie Dowling, University of Illinois, was interviewed for a June 16 article, titled “On the Census, Who Checks ‘Hispanic,’ Who Checks ‘White,’ and Why.”

Heather Downs, Jacksonville State University, and her course “The Sociology of Disney” were featured in a June 21 article published by The Flordia Times-Union.

Riley E. Dunlap, Oklahoma State University, was quoted in two “PolitiFact” pieces published by the Tampa Bay News, a July 29 column on the U.S. public leading the world in climate change skepticism and an August 1 column on a Republican Congressional candidate’s claim that global warming is a hoax.

Kathryn Edin, Johns Hopkins University, was quoted in the August 6 Boston Globe article, “They Grew Up and Stayed in Subsidized Housing.”

Glen Elder, University of North Carolina, Ronald Kessler, Harvard University, and David R. Segal, University of Maryland, were quoted in a July 24 Los Angeles Times article on military recruits disproportionately having had adverse childhood experiences such as domestic violence and substance abuse.

Amin Ghaziani, University of British Columbia, wrote an op-ed for the Pride 2014 edition of Gay City News, titled “Are Gay Neighborhoods an Endangered Species?” on June 26 and another for the Advocate, “Where Did the ‘Gay’ in ‘Gay Pride’ Go?,” on July 17. He was also quoted in a July 29 Vancouver Sun article and an August 4 Chicago Tribune article on his book, titled There Goes the Gayborhood?.

Harry H. Hiller, University of Calgary, was quoted in a June 26 Boston Globe article, “An Olympic-sized Split Over Bringing Games to Boston.”

Philip Howard, Central European University and University of Washington, was quoted in a July 15 BBC piece on the Gaza conflict and social media.

Jackelyn Hwang and Robert Sampson, Harvard University, and their research on gentrification are featured in an August 6 Boston Globe article, “Gentrification: White People Following White People.”

Arne L. Kalleberg, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was quoted in a July 29 Wall Street Journal article about benefits provided by groups and companies that serve freelance workers. He was also referenced in an August 2 Salon article, “How the Middle Class Got Screwed: College Costs, Globalization, and Our New Insecurity Economy.”

Ivy Ken, George Washington University, was quoted prominently in a June 18 New York Times column, “Parasites, Killing their Hosts: The Food Industry’s Solution to Obesity.”

Michael Kimmel, Stony Brook University, was interviewed for a June 23 NPR “All Things Considered” story and an article, “The New American Man Doesn’t Look Like His Father.”

David Kirk, University of Texas-Austin, was referenced in a July 8 NPR.orgarticle on how parole requirements may be increasing the crime rate.

Jerome Krase, Brooklyn College CUNY, was quoted in a June 12 Newsday article, titled “As Eric Cantor Found Out, Sometimes the Mighty Do Lose,” on the “numerous parallels” to a campaign he was involved in 36 years ago.

Liana Christen Landivar, Census Bureau, was quoted in a July 10 Washington Post article, “Most with College STEM Degrees Go to Work in Other Fields, Survey Finds,” and a July 10 USA Today article, “Census: 74% of STEM grads don’t get STEM jobs.”

C.N. Le, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, was quoted in a July 8 Associated Pressarticle, “Survey Finds Math, Science Grads Earn Top Dollar,” which highlighted statistics demonstrating that Asian American workers have the highest average income but also the highest unemployment rate. The article also ran in the Boston Globe and the Colombia Tribute on July 9

Carolyn Liebler, University of Minnesota, and her research on evolving census responses were mentioned on the June 17 episode of The Colbert Report.

Elizabeth McClintock, Notre Dame University, and her research on trophy wives was highlighted in a June 22 Boston Globe article, and she was quoted in a July 15 The Atlantic piece and July 16 Quartz and Chicago Tribune articles.

Rory McVeigh, University of Notre Dame, was quoted in a July 18 University Herald article and a July 21 New York Magazine article on how segregation benefits the Tea Party movement. The study was co-authored by Burrel Vann, University of California-Irvine, and Kraig Beyerlein, and Priyamvada Trivedi, both the University of Notre Dame.

Ben Merriman, University of Chicago, wrote an op-ed, titled “Why Doubt Is a Scientific Virtue Worth Supporting,” which appeared in the June 30 Chronicle for Higher Education.

Harvey Molotch, New York University, was mentioned in a June 24 Guardian article, “What Makes Young British Muslims Want to Go to Syria?”

Alondra Nelson, Columbia University, was quoted in an August 5 article, “When Freedom Summer Landed in White America’s Living Room.”

Andrew Papachristos, Yale University, was mentioned in an August 4 ColorLines article, “Criminals, Victims and the Black Men Left Behind.”

Michael Pollard, RAND Corporation, was quoted in a June 10 Men’s Journal article, “Does Marriage Help You Live Longer?”

Michael Schudson, Columbia University, appeared as a guest on the August 6 WNPR Colin McEnroe Show.

Christine Schwartz, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her research on wives’ education levels and divorce were covered by several news outlets, including USA Today and Newsweek on July 24, The Chicago Tribune and The Philadelphia Inquirer on July 28, and The New York Times on July 27.

Pepper Schwartz, University of Washington, was quoted in a June 22 USA Today article, “Retired Couples Wrestle Over Money Issues.”

David R. Segal, University of Maryland, was interviewed on San Diego News Radio (KOGO) on July 25 regarding the incidence of Americans with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), their representation in the armed forces, and potential implications for PTSD. He was also interviewed for a June 7 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article regarding the effect of military participation in air shows on military recruiting and on maintaining contact between the armed forces and civilian communities.

Amanda Sharkey, University of Chicago, and her study were the focus of a June 3 Slate article, “Why Are Handsome Men Such Jerks?”

Theda Skocpol, Harvard University, was interviewed for a June 12 NPR All Things Considered article, “Once a GOP Pillar, Chamber of Commerce is Now a Lightening Rod.”

Kaisa Snellman, INSEAD, was quoted in a January 13 Businessweek article about her study about increasing class differences in adolescent obesity. The study was co-authored with Carl B. Frederick and Robert D. Putnam, both at Harvard University. A number of other media outlets also covered the study including the Economist, Los Anglees Times, Chicago Tribune, Business Insider, L’ExpressGlobe and Mail, La Presse, and

David Spener, Trinity University in San Antonio, was quoted in a July 15 NPR.orgarticle, titled “Who Is Smuggling Immigrant Children Across the Border?”

Jeff Swanson, Duke University, was quoted in an August 1 Washington Post article, “In Arizona and Connecticut, Disparate Responses to Mass Shootings.”

Florencia Torche, New York University, was quoted in an August 1 Philadelphia Inquirer article, “Daughters Do not Cause Divorce.”

Stacy Marlena Torres, New York University, authored a June 29 article published in The New Republic on the World Cup. She was quoted on this work in a July 4 CNN article, “How Women Are Watching the World Cup.”

Lisa Wade, Occidental College, was quoted in a July 24 New York Magazine article, “Why Pickup Truck Drivers Are Paying $5,000 to Pollute More.” She was also quoted in an August 5 New York Magazine article, “Why Are Men More Likely to Get Skin Cancer?”

Robb Willer, Stanford University, was quoted in a June 14 Salon article on how generosity earns individuals acclaim.

Ben Winchester, University of Minnesota Extension, and his research were the focus of a June 4 St. Could Times article, “Sociologist Suggests 3 Keys for Rural Areas.”

Adia Harvey Wingfield, Georgia State University, was quoted in a June 18 Guardian article, “Libertarian-backed Hair Braiders Sue Three States Over License Requirements.”

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Paul Almeida, University of California-Merced, received the Political Economy of the World-System (PEWS) Section 2014 Article Award.

Hillary Angelo, New York University, received the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

Sandra L. Hanson, Catholic University, was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for her research “Mapping Gender Inequality in STEM Cross-Nationally.”

Jennifer Blair, University of Colorado-Boulder, Phillip A. Hough, Florida Atlantic University, share the Political Economy of the World-System (PEWS) Section 2014 Article Award for the journal article they wrote together.

Vivek Chibber, New York University, received the Political Economy of the World-System (PEWS) Section 2014 Book Award for Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital (Verso, 2013).

Kevin M. Moseby, University of California-San Francisco, won the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Public Fellows Program

Amy Myrick, Northwestern University, received the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion.

Nancy Naples, University of Connecticut, was named Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor at University of Connecticut.

Thomas Peng, University of California-Berkeley, received the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Programs in China Studies grant.

Cassidy Cody Puckett, Northwestern University, won the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

Isaac Ariail Reed, University of Colorado-Boulder, won the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellowship program.

Anthony Roberts, University of California-Riverside, received the Political Economy of the World-System (PEWS) Section 2014 Terence K. Hopkins Student Paper Award.

Jensen Karl Sass, Yale University, received the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

Barry Wellman, University of Toronto, was awarded the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) Achievement Award in recognition of his scholarship in social network theory.

Robert D. Woodberry, National University of Singapore, won the 2014 Best Article Award from the ASA Global and Transnational Sociology Section and the 2014 Distinguished Article Award from the Association for the Sociology of Religion.

Shaohua Zhan, Binghamton University, received the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Programs in China Studies grant.

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Prema Kurien, Syracuse University, will be the Dr. Thomas Tam Visiting Professor at the City University of New York for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Katherine Newman, Johns Hopkins University, became provost at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Aaron Panofsky, University of California-Los Angeles, was granted tenure as an associate professor July 7, 2014, in the Department of Public Policy and the Institute for Society and Genetics at the University of California-Los Angeles.

Havidan Rodriguez, University of Texas-Pan American, will take over the helm as interim president of the University of Texas-Pan American when the new academic year begins.

Howard J. Silver, former director of the Consortium of Social Science Association (COSSA), was named Senior Contributing Editor of Social Science Space.

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Robert Dingwall, Nottingham Trent University, was elected to Honorary Membership of the United Kingdom (UK) Faculty of Public Health on July 1, 2014.

Edith W. King, Worldmindedness Institute, wrote a memorial to Ray P. Cuzzort, titled “Legacy of a Humanist Sociologist: The Work of Ray P. Cuzzort.” It was published in the June, 2014 issue of Humanity and Society, Journal of the Association of Humanist Sociology.

Jack Trammell, Randolph-Macon University, is the Democratic candidate for the Virginia 7th congressional district.

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New Books

Paul Almeida, University of California-Merced, Mobilizing Democracy: Globalization and Citizen Protest (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014).

Margaret L. Andersen, University of Delaware, Thinking about Women: Sociological Perspectives on Sex and Gender, 10th Ed. (Pearson, 2015).

Ronald J. Angel, and Jacqueline Angel, both of University of Texas-Austin, Latinos in an Aging World (Routledge, 2014).

Alice Bloch, University of Manchester, Nando Sigona, University of Birmingham, and Roger Zetter, University of Oxford, Sans Papiers: The Social and Economic Lives of Young Undocumented Migrants (Pluto Press, 2014).

Michael E. Brown, Northeastern University, The Concept of the Social in Uniting the Humanities and Social Sciences (Temple University Press, 2014).

Adele E. Clarke, University of California-San Francisco, german translation of

Situational Analysis: Situationsanalyse. Grounded Theory (nach dem Postmodern Turn. Hrsg. Einleitung von Reiner Keller). VS-Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften (Sage, 2012).

Adele E. Clarke, University of California-San Francisco, and Kathy Charmaz, Sonoma State Univeristy, Eds., Grounded Theory and Situational Analysis (Sage, 2014).

Anne Line Dalsgaard, Martin Demant Frederiksen, Susanne Hojlund, and Lotte Meinertm, all of Aarhus University, Eds., Ethnographies of Youth and Temporality: Time Objectified (Temple University Press, 2014).

Peter Davis, University of Auckland, Data Inference in Observational Settings (Russell Sage, 2013).

Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Gil Loescher, Katy Long, all of the University of Oxford, and Nando Sigona, University of Birmingham, Eds., The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Amin Ghaziani, University of British Columbia, There Goes the Gayborhood? (Princeton University Press, 2014).

Eugene Halton, University of Notre Dame, From the Axial Age to the Moral Revolution: John Stuart-Glennie, Karl Jaspers, and a New Understanding of the Idea (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

James R. Hudson, Melos Institute, Special Interest Society: How Membership-based Organizations Shape America (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013).

Carole E. Joffe, University of California-San Francisco, and Jennifer Reich, University of Colorado-Denver, Eds., Reproduction and Society: Interdisciplinary Readings (Routledge Press, 2014).

Ken Kolb, Furman University, Moral Wages: The Emotional Dilemmas of Victim Advocacy and Counseling (University of California Press, 2014).

Dennis McGrath, Community College of Philadelphia, Deeper Learning: How Eight Innovative Public Schools Are Transforming Education in the Twenty-First Century (New Press, 2014).

Aaron Panofsky, University of California-Los Angeles, Misbehaving Science: Controversy and the Development of Behavior Genetics (University of Chicago Press, 2014).

Mildred A. Schwartz, New York University, Trouble in the University: How the Education of Health Care Professionals Became Corrupted (Brill, 2014).

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Other Organizations

The Child Trends Hispanic Institute is the first national research center focused on Hispanic children and youth. It will provide timely and insightful research-based information and guidance to improve outcomes for Latino children and youth in the United States. Building on Child Trends’ 35-year history of producing high-quality applied research to inform programs and policies, including existing work studying Hispanic children and youth issues. For more information, visit

The Midwest Sociological Society (MSS) seeks an individual with a distinguished scholarly record and editorial experience to be the next editor of The Sociological Quarterly (TSQ). Since 1960, TSQ’s contributors, peer-reviewers, advisory editors, and readers have made it one of the leading generalist journals in the field. Editing TSQ is a unique, rewarding professional responsibility that brings visibility and distinction to a department and university. The new editor will be open an office no later than March 1, 2016, and will edit volumes published in 2017-2020. For more information, visit

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Caught in the Web

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has been helping George Mason University recruit scientists with a diverse set of expertise to assist in a science and technology forecasting project called SciCast. The purpose of this project, which is funded by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), is to determine whether crowdsourcing can be used to accurately predict the future of science and technology questions. AAAS invites everyone to explore the site and answer questions to get a better feel for the project. For more information, visit

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