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  1. Footnotes - 2016 November

    Footnotes - 2016 November
  2. Schusterman Center Faculty Fellowship: The Summer Institute for Israel Studies

    Schusterman Center Faculty Fellowship: The Summer Institute for Israel Studies, a competitive fellowship program that gives faculty the foundation to teach about Israel in any discipline. The Institute begins at Brandeis University with a two-week multidisciplinary seminar taught by world-class faculty from Israel and the U.S., during which fellows create a syllabus to teach at their home institution. The program continues in Israel with a 10-day study tour of Israel, where fellows meet with leading personalities in public life, the academy, and the arts.

  3. Transitions

    Beth Schaefer Caniglia has accepted a position as an associate professor at Regis University.

    Bhoomi K. Thakore is Director of the Sociology Program at Elmhurst College.

    Rachael A. Woldoff, West Virginia University, has been promoted full professor starting on the 2016-17 academic year.

  4. Awards

    Jan Marie Fritz, University of Cincinnati and University of Johannesburg, has been given a Fulbright Scholar Award to conduct research at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (August-December 2016). Community Intervention, a book she co-edited with Jacques Rheaume, was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Book Award from the International Sociological Association’s division on clinical sociology (RC46).

  5. People

    Lawrence Busch, Michigan State University, has self-published and freely made available his newest online book: “Real Myths=False Truths Securing America’s Future” at

  6. Other Organizations

    University of Southern California (USC) has welcomed the inaugural cohort of its recently launched PhD program in Population, Health, and Place and is now accepting applications for fall 2017. The programs primary goal is to position graduates among the leading scholars and practitioners working to clarify the role and significance of “place” in shaping human health and well-being in the future. For more information contact Myles G. Cockburn at, Jennifer Hook at, or John P. Wilson at

  7. New Publications

    Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, “Bringing the Social Sciences to Health Policy: An Appreciation of David Mechanic” is a special issue dedicated to the discipline and a tribute to David Mechanic who has been a pioneering leader in the social and behavioral sciences of health, health services and health and mental health policy for almost years. Twenty-three interdisciplinary scholars reflect the diversity of David’s policy-relevant scholarship in examining major policy challenges.

  8. In the News

    Julie Brines and Brian Serafini, both of the University of Washington, were quoted in an August 22 Bloomberg article, “Summer Vacations Can Lead to Divorce,” about their study, “Seasonal Variation in Divorce Filings: The Importance of Family Ritual in a Post-Sentimental Era,” which they presented at the 2016 ASA Annual Meeting.

  9. New Books

    Kevin B. Anderson, University of California-Santa Barbara, Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies, 2nd Expand Edition (University of Chicago Press, 2016).

    Daisy Ball, Framingham State University, Nicholas Daniel Hartlep, Metropolitan State University. Asian/Americans, Education, and Crime: The Model Minority as Victim and Perpetrator (Lexington Books, 2016).

  10. Deaths

    Chester Britt, Iowa State University, a professor and chair of the Department of Sociology, died August 23 at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.

    Leslie Stanley-Stevens, Tarleton State University and Texas A&M University, a full professor of sociology and System Regents Professor, died on June 22 at the age of 55.