Former News and Announcements

2004

DECEMBER

December 17, 2004
Online submission of papers is now open for ASA's 2005 Annual Meeting. Submission deadline is Jan. 18. [12/17/04]

Seeking departments to participate in new ASA survey on BAs. [12/17/04]

December 14, 2004
ASA members qualify for major discounts on publications & memberships. See 2005 Coupon Listing. [12/14/04]

December 13, 2004
Sociological Research is cited in the New York Times' annual compendium of Year in Ideas. [12/13/04]

December 3, 2004
Now Available . . . ASA task force brief on costs/benefits of hiring temporary faculty. [PDF 483KB] [12/3/04]

November

November 22, 2004
Feel like you're in a time warp? You may be among other Americans balancing work and family but sensing time eludes them. Read press release. [11/22/04]

2004 Meeting Was a Success . . . Public Sociologies [8/2004]

The 2004 Annual Meeting drew ASA's highest ever number of registrants, 5,560!! Order audio-video DVDs of major public addresses and plenary sessions. Watch this space for more links to plenary speech text and other material.

Read a Footnotes newsletter article series on the speakers & San Fran'. Or, download a 1.7MB PDF file (68 pgs) of the Public Sociology brochure, which contains all the articles.

November 17, 2004
ASA Supports San Francisco hotel workers union. Read ASA Council statement. [11/17/04]

November 15, 2004
2004 Report on Status of Women in Sociology released. [11/15/04]

OCTOBER

October 27, 2004
Study suggests Native American people & land are disproportionately exposed to military munitions hazards. [10/27/04]

Document delivery . . . . . . for any ASA journal article! Many members may use JSTOR or Ingenta; others may have ASA find/send the article (via pdf on email, fax, mail) for $10 each. To order, complete secure online form.

October 20, 2004
Attn: Holiday Shoppers . . . Purchase the ASA/New Yorker Sociologist's Book of Cartoons, and start celebrating ASA's centennial! Give the "gift of knowledge" through a gift subscription to Contexts magazine. [12/2/04, 10/20/04]

Attn: Teachers . . . Help close quantitative reasoning gaps with Small Grants for Integrating Data Analysis in the Sociology Curriculum. Deadline is Dec. 1.

October 23, 2004
Workshop Invitation: Integrating Data Analysis throughout the Sociology Curriculum - March 2005. [10/23/04]

October 20, 2004
ASA membership hit 13,712 at the end of the 2004 membership year, the highest since 1977! View graphic. [10/20/04]

October 19, 2004
ASA supports integrity of American science. See statements regarding U.S. appointments to science positions/committees and selections for international bodies. See Footnotes for background. [10/19/04]

Nominations of journalists, editors, producers, & filmakers are invited for new ASA Media Award for Excellence in the Reporting of Social Issues by Apr. 1 deadline.

October 18, 2004
ASA urges congressional leadership to fully fund Census Bureau’s American Community Survey because of strategic economic and policy value. See details. [10/18/04]

October 10, 2004
ASA President Troy Duster was quoted extensively in The New York Times Magazine (Oct. 10, pp. 47-51) about pharmacogenomics. View article online, if registered with the New York Times. [10/10/04]

Visit new online store to order merchandise with ASA's new centennial logo or the traditional ASA logo.

October 1 , 2004
Chronicle of Higher Ed' Debate: Sociologists respond pro and con in the Chronicle's Oct. 1 "Letters to the Editor" (p. B17) to Michael Burawoy's Aug. 13 opinion on public sociology (see Chronicle, vol. 50, #49, p. B24). For readers with a Chronicle subscription, see pro/con letters here and Burawoy's opinion here. [10/1/04]

SEPTEMBER

September 19, 2004
AAAS workshop generates social science and technology research agenda to improve U.S. voting process. See interim report and webcast on Sept. 21 at 10:00am EDT. [9/19/04]

September 9, 2004
Using the Internet to strengthen neighborliness. [9/9/04]

September 7, 2004
Overcoming Americans' reluctance to donate blood, organs. [9/7/04]

Finding the elusive proof of inequality in U.S. workplaces. [9/7/04]

U.S. House approves unprecedented symbolic interference with science. Read ASA Action Alert. [9/7/04]

September 3, 2004
ASA's 2003 Financial Audit Report (89KB PDF file) is now available. Watch this space for upcoming ASA committee and task force reports. [9/5/04]

September 2, 2004
Tune in to CSPAN's Book TV on Sat., Sept. 4, at 8am to see the Aug. 16 Annual Meeting plenary speech of Arundhati Roy. [9/2/04]

AUGUST

August 16, 2004
Read transcript of Arundhati Roy's speech, read San Francisco Chronicle coverage.

August 14, 2004
Read Mary Robinson's speech. Read a summary of Fernando Henrique Cardoso's address.

August 13, 2004
"Sociology Meets Human Rights." Read Mary Robinson's opinion on "Public Sociology" in the August 13 San Francisco Chronicle. [8/13/04]

"To Advance, Sociology Must Not Retreat" . . . . Read ASA Past-President M. Burawoy's opinion on the importance of "Public Sociology" in the August 13 Chronicle of Higher Education. [8/13/04]

August 2, 2004
Transitioning to adulthood is harder to do, according to new research. [8/2/04]

Has your salary peaked? Leveled off? Read the latest ASA Sociology Wage Growth trend analysis

JULY

July 31, 2004
View contents of the July/August 2004 Footnotes newsletter. [7/31/04]

JUNE

June 16, 2004
Epstein elected ASA 2006 President; read about 2004 election results. [6/16/04]

How could we have missed this item till now? . . . the New York Times selected sociological research on voting as one of 2003's notable ideas!

MAY

May 24, 2004
Young black males more likely to serve in prison than in military or earn college degree, study shows. [5/24/04]

May 16, 2004
ASA will commemorate the occasion of the 50th anniversary (May 17) of Brown vs Board of Education with a special Annual Meeting Thematic Session. [5/16/04]

Read a Member Resolution on, and discuss research relevant to, the proposed U.S. Constitution amendment to define marriage.

Journals Solicit Papers for ASA Centennial Special Issues . . . »»Teaching Sociology call.

APRIL

April 19, 2004
ASA holds successful Hill briefing on immigration policy-related research. [4/19/04]

April 12, 2004
View contents of the April 2004 Footnotes newsletter. [4/12/04]

MARCH

March 30, 2004
Capitol Hill briefing featuring a sociologist's research on job loss draws a congressional crowd. [3/30/04]

Track your 2004 Annual Meeting paper submission.

March 24, 2004
Media Advisory: Congressional briefing on the national policy implications of job losses and manufacturing decline in rural America. [3/24/04]

Learn about ASA's centennial 2005 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.

March 22, 2004
Familiarity changes attitudes toward homeless. [3/22/04]

Women are not sole victims of sexual harassment. [3/22/04]

March 21, 2004
March 21 New York Times article features ASA member Devah Pager and role of her ASA award-winning dissertation in national policy. [3/21/04]

Want to size-up your academic department? View series of five new tables. Also, see data on race/ethnicity/gender of ASA membership.

Current ASA members can now take advantage of "premium content" through a new Members-only website feature. Look for the golden key symbol.

Attn: Young Sociologists. When's the best time to have a baby? Preview the latest ASA research brief

Access Past President William Bielby's 2003 presidential address, as published in the February American Sociological Review.

March 19, 2004
Asian Culture Is Changing Mainstream America. [3/19/04]

The most accessed document in the final quarter of 2003: Toni Watt's Sociology of Education article, "Are Small Schools and Private Schools Better . . . ?" See press release.

New editions of ASA teaching materials are available: Disability Studies and Sociology and Sociology of Children & Childhood. See catalog.

Call for Nominations: ASA 2005 major awards.

Call for nominations for 2004 ASA Section awards & new Coser theory award.

ASA journals go online in 2004 through Ingenta service. See sample issues . . .

March 15, 2004
The ASA e-mail and fax server crashed on March 12, causing virtually all e-mail and faxes to ASA over a ten-day period to be lost. If you sent an e-mail or fax to ASA dated Friday, March 5, through Sunday, March 14, please resend it to us. We apologize for the inconvenience. [3/15/04]

JANUARY

January 14, 2004
View contents of the January 2004 Footnotes newsletter. [1/14/04]

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