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  1. Footnotes : Obituaries

    • Ivar E. Berg
    • Theodore Caplow
    • Robert M. Marsh

    Ivar E. Berg
    1929-2016

  2. Footnotes : Obituaries

    Deaths

    Alan Booth, distinguished professor emeritus of sociology, human development, and demography at Pennsylvania State University, died on December 23 at the age of 80.

    Obituaries

    • Charles D. Bolton
    • John Henry Gagnon

    Charles D. Bolton
    1921-2016

  3. Footnotes : Obituaries

    Deaths

    Gerhard (Gerry) Emmanuel Lenski, Jr. passed away at his home in Edmunds, Washington on the morning of December 7th, 2015. He was an Alumni Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a former Vice-President of the ASA.

    Fatema Mernissi, a Moroccan sociologist who was one of the founders of Islamic feminism, died on November 30 in Rabat. Her work included studies of the sexual politics of Islamic Scripture and a memoir of her childhood in a domestic harem. She was 75.

  4. Obituaries

    S.F. Camilleri
    1922-2016

    S.F. Camilleri, "Frank" to all who knew him, passed away from lung cancer in hospice in Northridge, CA, on February 29, 2016, at age 93.  He was born in Rochester, NY, July 16, 1922.

  5. Awards

    Hilary Davidson, University of Notre Dame, a graduate student, was named a LINES Fellows (Lake Institute Network of Emerging Scholars).

    Rachel Ellis, University of Pennsylvania, received the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for her dissertation, “Conviction behind Bars: Religion in a Twenty-First Century American Women’s Prison.”

  6. In the News

    Richard Arum, New York University, was quoted in an April 17 Chronicle of Higher Education article, “A Sociologist Who Found Colleges ‘Adrift’ Becomes an Education Dean,” which also mentioned Josipa Roksa, University of Virginia. They were also both the subject of a June 3 Chronicle of Higher Education Q&A article, “What Should a Major Teach? ‘Adrift’ Authors Offer Answers,” centered around their new book, Improving Quality in American Higher Education.

  7. New Books

    David L. Altheide, Arizona State University, The Media Syndrome (Routledge, 2016).

    Emily Barman, Boston University, Caring Capitalism: The Meaning and Measure of Social Value (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

    Gregg Lee Carter, Bryant University, Population and Society: An Introduction (Polity, 2016).

  8. Transitions

    Richard Arum, has moved from New York University to the University of California-Irvine.

    Monica J. Casper, University of Arizona, was promoted to Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Arizona.

    Sylvanna Falcón, University of California-Santa Cruz, was awarded tenure and the University of California-Santa Cruz.

  9. People

    Michael A. Faia, Emeritus Member, has a story, “The Anchorite,” in the latest issue of the Owen Wister Review. This story is a segment of Faia’s novel, Havilah, California: The Name of the First Is Pison.

    Karen Guzzo, Bowling Green State University, has been elected as a member-at-large on the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) Board of Directors.

  10. Other Organizations

    Executive Committee of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction is proud to announce that the new name of the SSSI mentoring award is the “Helena Lopata Mentoring Excellence Award.” Dr. Helena Znaniecki Lopata was a member of the interactionist community, from her graduate work on ethnic communities at the University of Chicago to her long and productive tenure at Loyola University.