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  1. Science Policy

    National Academies Press’s Guide to the Science within SOTU

  2. Report of the ASA Secretary on ASA Finances: The ASA Operating Budget and Invested Assets

    ASA secretaries regularly report to the membership about the status of ASA’s finances. I do this semiannually by publishing the minutes of the ASA Council meetings at which Council reviews and acts upon the annual operating budget and our invested reserves. I also post the annual audit on the ASA website. The Executive Office publishes an ASA Annual Report just before the August Annual Meeting that contains my financial report, and I present a financial report at the annual Business Meeting.

  3. Nation’s First Department of Rural Sociology Celebrates its Centennial

    Cornell Rural SociologyIn September 2015, more than 100 alumni, faculty, and students gathered in Ithaca, NY, to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the nation’s first Department of Rural Sociology. Reflecting 100 years of continuity and change, the department was originally named the Department of Rural Social Organization. In 1939, it was renamed the Department of Rural Sociology.

  4. Thank You, ASA Members!

    ASA wishes to acknowledge the generous support of the following individuals, whose financial contributions to the Association during the 2015 membership year (October 16, 2014, through October 15, 2015) greatly aided in the success of ASA programs and initiatives. The donations given by these individuals to the ASA help support the American Sociological Fund, the Carla B.

  5. ASA Rolls Out Standards for High School Sociology at NCSS

    NCSSOn November 13, 2015, in New Orleans, ASA once again sponsored an all-day symposium for high school teachers at the 2015 National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Annual Conference. This was the fifth event of this kind that ASA has sponsored since 2011.

  6. Teaching Premedical Students in the Sociology Classroom

    Representing the first major modification to the exam in a quarter century, the new 2015 Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) has created a ripple effect in sociology departments across the country.

  7. Science Policy

    NSF States that Harassment Will Not Be Tolerated