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  1. People

    Riley E. Dunlap, Oklahoma State University, has been appointed to the 15-member Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment. The committee will provide advice to NOAA for use by the U.S. Global Change Program in conducting congressionally mandated national climate assessment.

    Guillermina Jasso, New York University, delivered the 2016 Karl F. Schuessler Lecture in Social Science Methodology at Indiana University-Bloomington in April 2016.

  2. New Books

    Dan A. Chekki, University of Winnipeg , The Spiritual Musings of Basava (Allamaprabhu Research Center,2016).

    Elizabeth Cherry, Manhattanville College, Culture and Activism: Animal Rights in France and the United States (Routledge, 2016).

    Ira J. Cohen, Rutgers University, Solitary Action: Acting on Our Own in Everyday Life (Oxford University Press, 2016).

  3. Caught in the Web

    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Integration Playbook, a new interactive guide to support the integration of behavioral health care in ambulatory care practices is now available on the AHRQ Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care portal.

  4. Obituaries

    Joan Robinson Acker

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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).

  8. 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

  9. 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