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  1. 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.

  2. 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).

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. New Publications

    Arab Council for Social Sciences just published Social Sciences in the Arab World: Forms of Presence. Two years in the making, this report is a culmination of much work by a team based in many countries and coordinated by Mohammed Bamyeh, University of Pittsburgh. The first comprehensive report on social sciences across the 22 member countries of the Arab League, the Report is based on original data collected specifically for it.

  7. Obituaries


    Joan Robinson Acker, feminist scholar and activist, passed away on June 21, 2016, in Eugene, Oregon, as the age of 92.

    Gladys Engel Lang, University of Washington, Professor Emeritus of sociology, political science, and communications, died at the age of 96 in Cambridge, MA, on March 23, 2016.

    Susan Archer Mann, University of New Orleans, passed away on April 8, 2016.

    Thomas H. Jenkins, University of Cincinnati, passed away on April 11, 2016.

  8. Regional Spotlight

    ASA will host the 111th Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington, August 20-23, 2016. The Washington State Convention Center and Sheraton Seattle Hotel will serve as the headquarter properties for the meeting. We encourage attendees to arrive earlier or stay later and enjoy Seattle!

  9. In the News

    Jody Agius Vallejo, University of Southern California, was quoted in an August 8 Salon article, “Divided America: Will Trump energize the Latino vote?” She was quotaed about the same subject in a number of other media outlets, including The Columbus Dispatch on August 8 and The Portland Press-Herald on August 7.

    Ifeoma Ajunwa, University of the District of Columbia, was quoted in an August 8 Tech Republic article, “Can these tech tools fight gender bias and increase workplace diversity?”

  10. Transitions

    Sandra Lynn Barnes, Vanderbilt University, was appointed Assistant Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Vanderbilt University.

    Dmitry Khodyakov, RAND Corporation, has been promoted to Senior Sociologist.

    Tanya Nieri , was granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California-Riverside.

    Matt Vidal, King’s College London, was promoted to Reader in Sociology and Political Economy.