American Sociological Association

Footnotes 1995

January 1995 (Volume 23, Number 1)

  • Congressional Briefing Highlights Sexual Behavior Survey (Paula Trubisky)
  • Mildred Schwartz Joins National Science Foundation Sociology Program
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Threatened by Deep Budget Cuts or Elimination (Paula Trubisky)
  • Director Search for the National Institutes of Health Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research: End in Sight
  • The Open Window: Scholarship in a World Order (Felice J. Levine)
  • Changes in Peer Review System at National Institutes of Health (Paula Trubisky)
  • ASA Achieves Insurance Coverage for Domestic Partners
  • Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) News: Charles Schultze Named COSSA President; William Julius Wilson, Lois DeFleur Remain on the Board
  • Making the “MOST” of the Summer of 1994 (Felice J. Levine, Ramon Torrecilha): Michigan State University (Maxine Baca Zinn, Katherine O’ Sullivan); Texas A&M University (Rogelio Saenz)
  • Mainstreaming Sociology: Strategies for the 21st Century (Executive Board of the North Carolina Sociological Association and Colleagues)
  • New Coalition on Public Understanding of Science (Andrew Sherman)
  • Spring Conference on the Role of Advocacy in the Classroom
  • February and March Deadlines Near: Major Funding Opportunities at National Science Foundation
  • ASA Participates in American Psychological Association Roundtable on Changing Demographics
  • March 15 Deadline: Space for Other Groups at 1995 ASA Annual Meeting
  • Teaching: Melvin Oliver Honored as California’s Professor of the Year; University of California-Los Angeles Program for Undergraduates Brings Urban Issues to Classroom and Community Work
  • A Dilemma We Face: Presentation of Self in the Classroom (Ellen Z. Berg)
  • The Declining Influence of Dissertations on Sociological Research (Richard A. Wright, Colette Soma)
  • Writing Tips: Verb Tenses (Karen Feinberg)
  • A Special Thank You to ASA Contributors in 1994
  • Deaths: Leigh Burstein, J. Russell Hale, Paul C. Kochan, Mildred Seltzer, John B. Stephenson, Harrison M. Trice, Irving Kenneth Zola
  • Obituaries: Calvin F. Schmid, Austin Van der Slice

 

February 1995 (Volume 23, Number 2)

  • 1995 Annual Meeting: Washington DC: From Bi-Racial City to Multicultural Metropolis (Robert D. Manning)
  • National Science Foundation Announces Violence Research Consortium Funding
  • Conference Examines Implementation of Federal Education Legislation (Carla B. Howery)
  • The Open Window: National Endowment for the Humanities Needs You! Important Support in Peril (Felice J. Levine)
  • Key Figure in National Institutes of Mental Health Minority Fellowship Program Retires: Mary Harper: Sociologist Extraordinaire (Ellen Berg)
  • Sociologists Meet with Bill Clinton, Al Gore
  • National Science Foundation Solicitation for Consortium for Research on Violence
  • My Experience on the Staff of the Entitlement Commission (Jill Quadagno)
  • Call for Best Practices in Graduate Education (Carla B. Howery)
  • William Foote Whyte Autobiography Available
  • ASA Chairlink Keeps Chairs on the Cutting Edge (Janet Mancini Billson)
  • Closing of National Institutes of Mental Health Socio-Environmental Lab on Hold
  • International News and Notes: The European Sociological Association (Robert Millar)
  • Sociologist Fernando Henrique Cardoso New President of Brazil
  • Open Forum: “Comment on the Declining Influence of Dissertations” (Daniel J. Myers); “Concern Over Depiction of Trieste (Andrej Rus, Hajdeja Iglic); “How Useful Is the Graduate Record Examination?” (James W. Loewen)
  • Official Reports and Proceedings: 1993-94 Council Minutes (August 8, 1994)
  • Deaths: Thomas A. Bonomo, Tillman Cothran, Pietro Cardinal Pavan, Helen Philips
  • Obituaries: Milton L. Barnett, Philip M. Hauser, Esko Newhill, John B. Stephenson, Harrison Miller Trice, Herman Turk

 

March 1995 (Volume 23, Number 3)

  • Sociologists Square Off on The Bell Curve
  • Effort Backed by ASA: House Okays Crime Research
  • The Open Window: Committee on Professional Ethics—Working for You! (Felice J. Levine)
  • ASA Convenes Meeting on Christian Right
  • Public Affairs Update
  • ASA Council Adopts Standards for High School Sociology (Carla B. Howery)
  • Council Briefs
  • At ASA’s 1995 Annual Meeting in Washington: Doing DC with Children! (Carla B. Howery)
  • Council Okays Modest Hike for Child Care
  • Housing Details Still in the Works
  • Candidates for ASA President and Vice President
  • MOST Program Tackles Transformation Agenda (Carla B. Howery)
  • ASA Develops Directory of Sociologists
  • Judy Auerbach Gets Key National Institutes of Health Job
  • ASA Co-Sponsors Conference on “Role of Advocacy in the Classroom”
  • ASA Council and Committee Chairs, Members for 1995
  • Deaths: Ralph Miliband, Edward Shils
  • Obituaries: Josephine Wtulich Garland, Richard Kolm, Irving Kenneth Zola
  • Official Reports and Proceedings: 1994-95 Council Minutes (August 9, 1994)

 

April 1995 (Volume 23, Number 4)

  • Sociologist Says Overhaul Unnecessary: ASA Sponsors Congressional Briefing on Social Security
  • House Limits Notification Options for Federally-Funded Researchers
  • Major ASA Award Winners 1995: Leo Goodman, Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award; Arlene Kaplan Daniels, Jessie Bernard Career Award; Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy and Madeline D. Davis for Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: The History of a Lesbian Community, Jessie Bernard Book Award; Albert D. Biderman, Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology; Dean S. Dorn, Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award; Nancy A. Denton and Douglas S. Massey for American Apartheid; James B. McKee for Sociology and the Race Problem, Distinguished Publication Award; To be announced, Dissertation Award
  • The Open Window: New Links Between ASA and Rural Sociological Society: “We’re Going to Make Our Garden Grow!” (Felice J. Levine)
  • For Women in Science: Glass Ceiling Remains
  • Sociologists Join White House Salute to Women Scientists
  • Public Affairs Update
  • Rose Series Seeks Editor, Input on New Format
  • Proposition 187 and Post-Secondary Education
  • Plenary Sessions Announced
  • ASA to Participate in National Conference on Teaching Assistant Training
  • At ASA’s 1995 Annual Meeting: Sociology and Communities Lie Outside the Beltway
  • Proposals Sought: June 15 Deadline: ASA/National Science Foundation Fund for Advencement of the Discipline Program
  • New Section in Formation: Race, Class, and Gender
  • M.R.C. Greenwood to Leave Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • 1994 Annual Meeting Survey Analysis Report (Michael Schuchert)
  • Deaths: James Coleman, Carol Juth-Gavasso, Jesse A. Pavis, Charles Westie
  • Obituaries: Jean Leonard Elliot, Kathy A. London, James Walter Ramey, Mildred Murstein Seltzer, Edward Shils
  • Official Reports and Proceedings: Editors’ reports

 

May/June 1995 (Volume 23, Number 5)

  • Jim Coleman Leaves Legacy of Excellence
  • Committee on Freedom of Research and Teaching Mandate Shifts (William Gamson)
  • At ASA’s 1995 Annual Meeting, Historic Chinatown Awaits (Esther Ngan-Ling Chow)
  • The Open Window: Social and Behavioral Sciences Gain New Presence at National Institutes of Health (Felice J. Levine)
  • Graham Spanier Tapped as New Pennsylvania State University President
  • Public Affairs Update
  • 1995 Annual Meeting Highlights
  • 1996 Preview Session at 1995 Annual Meeting (Maureen Hallinan)
  • Jim Coleman: Colleagues Remember (Kathryn M. Borman)
  • Committee on Freedom in Research and Teaching: Revision and Renewal in a Changing Society (Marlynn L, May, Peter Meiksens)
  • Eight Receive ASA/National Science Foundation Small Grant Awards
  • Kenneth Prewitt to Serve as President of Social Science Research Council
  • Deaths: Virginia Wicks Vidich
  • Obituaries: Joseph P. Fitzpatrick, Joseph Elliot Seldin, Charles M. Unkovic

 

July/August 1995 (Volume 23, Number 6)

  • Neil J. Smelser Elected President, Charles V. Willie is Vice President
  • 1995 Annual Meeting: It May Be Remembered as “The Great Meeting of 95”!
  • The Open Window: National Science Foundation and Behavioral Science Attacked: Meeting Our Biggest Challenge to Date (Felice J. Levine)
  • Confessions of a Candidate: A Sociologist Runs for Congress (Stephen Crawford)
  • Havidan Rodriguez to Lead ASA Minority Affairs Program
  • Public Affairs Update
  • Community Action Fellowships Given
  • For One Official Observer: Aging Conference Provides Lifetime Memories (Phyllis Moen)
  • 1995 Annual Meeting: A Letter from ASA President Amitai Etzinoi
  • ASA Council Seeks Member Views
  • Washington’s New Memorials Worth a Visit (Carla B. Howery)
  • Public Forum: “A Critique of Professional Sociologists Based on Sound Scholarship?” (Stefan Bauer-Mengelberg); “Horowitz Responds” (Irving Louis Horowitz)
  • Richard J. Gelles Named ASA Fellow
  • Edward L. Kain New ASA Field Coordinator
  • American Council of Learned Societies Travel Grants Awarded
  • Deaths: Irving Weber, Rodney E. White
  • Obituaries: Clifford C. Clogg, Guy E. Swanson, Odell Uzzell
  • Official Reports and Proceedings: 1994-95 Council Minutes (January 28, 1995)

 

September/October 1995 (Volume 23, Number 7)

  • The 1995 Annual Meeting . . . Sociology with a Bang
  • ASA President Maureen Hallinan: She’s in a Class by Herself (Barbara Schneider)
  • 1996 Annual Meeting: New York, New York: It’s a Helluva Town
  • The Open Window: Connecting Sociology to Public Policy (Felice J. Levine)
  • At ASA Council: Anne C. Petersen Affirms National Science Foundation Support for Social and Behavioral Research
  • Council Urges Greater Exchange in House Immigration Legislation
  • Public Affairs Update
  • High-Level Government Positions Available: National Science Foundation Seeks Applicants for Sociology Program Director; National Institutes of Health Seeks Director for Division of Research Grants
  • Suggestions Solicited for 1997 ASA Annual Meeting Program
  • Council Adopts New Site Selection Policy
  • 1997 Annual Meeting Theme: Bridges for Sociology: International and Interdisciplinary
  • 1995 Annual Meeting: Major ASA Awards Presented to Ovations (see April 1995)
  • 1995 Annual Meeting: 1995 Section Awards Presented in Washington
  • Public Forum: “The Trouble with Horowitz” (Mohammed A Bamyeh); “Rejoinder to Horowitz” (Jerry A. Jacobs); “Response to Myers on the Declining Influence of Dissertations” (Richard A. Wright); “Setting the Record Straight” (Kai T. Erikson); “Concern with Pseudo-Surveys” (David C. Barrows)
  • 1994 Audit: ASA’s Stable Financial Picture
  • Obituaries: Harold Benenson, Muriel Goldsman Cantor, A. Lee Coleman, Duane L. Gibson, Charles P. Loomis, Haridas T. Mazumdar, James C. McCann, Donald E. Muir, Edward N. Muller, Marco Orru

 

November 1995 (Volume 23, Number 8)

  • New Report Explodes Myths on Nonmarital Pregnancy
  • President Fernando Cardoso Reflects on Brazil and Sociology (Ted Goertzel)
  • National Research Council Report Issued on Departmental Rankings
  • The Open Window: Promoting Ethical Research on Children (Felice J. Levine)
  • National Science Foundation Announces Grants: Sociologists Awarded $2 Million from Human Capital Initiative
  • Public Affairs Update
  • Commission on Applied and Clinical Sociology Off the Ground
  • ASA Committee on Graduate Education Explores New Topics (Carla B. Howery)
  • 1996 Annual Meeting: Interaction and Participation Means Livelier Annual Meeting
  • Report on Nonmarital Childbearing: Footnotes Interviews Kristin Moore on the Sociological Perspective
  • Out-of-Wedlock Childbearing . . . Some Things You May Not Know
  • More Section Awards from ASA’s 1995 Annual Meeting!
  • Sociologists Urged to Monitor Federal Statistics (Suzanne Bianchi, Nancy Moss)
  • Deaths: William H. Harlan, Henry W. Herzog
  • Obituaries: John Biesanz, Charles G. Gomillion, J. Henry Korson

 

December 1995 (Volume 23, Number 9)

  • Candidates Announced for ASA Positions
  • ASA Testifies House Bill Harmful to Nation, Research
  • 1996 Annual Meeting: For the Discerning Sociologist It’s More Than a Helluva Town
  • The Open Window: The Meanings of Membership (Felice J. Levine)
  • ASA Testifies Before Federal AIDS Panel
  • Public Affairs Update
  • Sociology Plays Central Role at Graduate Teaching Conference (Carla B. Howery)
  • National Science Foundation’s Law and Social Science Program Searches for a New Program Director
  • Nominations Sought for Major ASA Awards
  • Sections Seek Nominations for 1996 Awards
  • Through ASA’s Academic and Professsional Affairs, Consultants Can Help Build Departments and Provide Teaching Workshops
  • Minority Fellowship Program Continues to Prosper
  • More Section Awards from ASA’s 1995 Annual Meeting
  • Sociologists for Women in Society Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary (Kathryn P. Meadows Orlans)
  • Public Forum: “Concern About ASA’s Call for Papers” (R. Stephen Warner); “ASA Program Committee Responds” (Jeylan Mortimer, Maureen Hallinan, Felice J. Levine)
  • The Conundrums of Ethnic-Based Awards (Richard Tomasson)
  • Visiting Fulbright Scholars Available to Lecture
  • Deaths: Clyde W. Franklin II, Morris S. Schwartz
  • Obituaries: Gerald Breese, Larry W. DeBord
  • Official Reports and Proceedings: 1994-95 Council Minutes (August 22, 1995)