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Articles on University-Industry Relationships by Leland L. Glenna, Rick Welsh, William B. Lacy and Dina Biscotti

Leland L. Glenna of Pennsylvania State University and Rick Welsh of Clarkson University co-authored two articles with William B. Lacy and Dina Biscotti. "Industry Perceptions of University-Industry Relationships Related to Agricultural Biotechnology Research" was published in the December 2007 issue of Rural Sociology. "University Administrators, Agricultural Biotechnology, and Academic Capitalism: Defining the Public Good to Promote University-Industry Relationships" was published in the Winter 2007 issue of The Sociological Quarterly; this paper was awarded Pennsylvania State University's Roy C. Buck Faculty Award.

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Changes in occupational aspiration across cohorts and over the life course

In an article published in the March 2008 issue of Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, Xiaoling Shu and Margaret Marini examine change in prestige, education, earning potential, and sex type dimensions in occupational aspirations in the U.S. of young people ages 14–29 between 1966 and 1980.

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Changes in occupational aspiration across cohorts and over the life course

In an article published in the March 2008 issue of Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, Xiaoling Shu and Margaret Marini examine change in prestige, education, earning potential, and sex type dimensions in occupational aspirations in the U.S. of young people ages 14–29 between 1966 and 1980.

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Matt Bakker and David Orzechowicz Awarded LERF Research Grants

Matt Bakker and David Orzechowicz were both awarded $7500 research grants from the University of California's Labor and Employment Research Fund (LERF). Matt's award will support the first phase of his dissertation research entitled "The Transnational Politics of Migration: Examining the "Remittances to Development" Agenda in North America"; David's award will lay the ground work for his dissertation work through a project on "Being the Mouse: Frontline Service Work in Disneyland".

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Patrick Carroll has received a grant of $160,000 from the National Science Foundation

The grant is in support of his new research project on water infrastructure and state formation in California. The title of the project is "California Delta: The Engineered Heart of a Modern State Formation."

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Article by Professor Patrick Carroll selected to be republished in The Best of the Journal of Historical Sociology

Patrick's article, "Science, Power, Bodies: The Mobilization of Nature as State Formation," was published when he was a graduate student in 1996. It will be reprinted and republished in a two-volume book to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Journal of Historical Sociology.

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Ryken Grattet Awarded 'Best Article' by Sociology of Law Section

Ryken Grattet was given the Award for Best Article in 2005 and 2006 from the Sociology of Law Section of the American Sociological Association.

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Melanie Jones Awarded UC-ACCORD Dissertation Grant

Melanie Jones was awarded a UC ACCORD Dissertation Fellowship in the amount of $20,000 to support work on her dissertation, "Educational Advantages: Race, Class, and Teacher-Student Relationships."

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Patrick Carroll Elected to Section Council at the ASA

Patrick Carroll has been elected to the council of the Science, Knowledge, and Technology (SKAT) Section of the American Sociological Association.

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New Article on Affirmative Action in Higher Education by Eric Grodsky

In an article published in the May 2007 issue of the American Journal of Sociology, Eric Grodsky analyzes trends in racial/ethnic and socioeconomic affirmative action in higher education between 1972 and 1992.

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New Article on Accounts by Eric Silva

Eric Silva's article titled "Public Accounts: Defending Contested Practices" was recently published in the Spring 2007 issue of Symbolic Interaction.

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Joan S.M. Meyers Received Sally Hacker Graduate Student Paper Award

Joan Sheyne Mindl Meyers received the ASA's Sex and Gender section's Sally Hacker Graduate Student Paper Award for "Unpacking Bureaucracy: An Intersectional Theory of Gendered Organizations." The award will be presented in New York at the ASA Sex and Gender section reception in August 2007.

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New Article on Community Development by Lucas Kirkpatrick

Lucas Kirkpatrick's article titled "The Two 'Logics' of Community Development: Neighborhoods, Markets, and Community Development Corporations" has recently been published in the June 2007 issue of Politics and Society.

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Yifei Zhu received the UC Davis Dissertation Year Fellowship for the 2007-2008 academic year.

Yifei has been awarded the UC Davis Dissertation Year Fellowship for 2007-2008. This fellowship provides a research and travel allowance in addition to a stipend and fees to international and domestic graduate students demonstrating strong potential for university teaching and research.

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Dina Okamoto Appointed as 2007-2008 William T. Grant Scholar

Dina Okamoto was recently appointed as a 2007-08 William T. Grant scholar to develop research on the adaptation of immigrant and second-generation youth in the US. Dina is part of a class of five scholars this year, and she will receive $350,000 over five years from the William T. Grant Foundation.

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Makiko Yamaguchi received a Dissertation-Year Fellowship for the 2007-2008 academic year

Makiko Yamaguchi has been awarded the fellowship by the Graduate Studies so that she can devote her energy to writing her dissertation titled "The Japanese Feminist Movement and Right-Wing Resurgence: Framing, Identity, and Visions for the Nation"

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Julie Collins-Dogrul won Association for Borderlands Studies Best Graduate Student Paper Award.

Julie Collins-Dogrul received the best paper award for, "Brokering Public Health Transnationalism on the U.S.-Mexico Border, 1942-1952" at the 2007 Association for Borderlands Studies annual conference in Calgary, Canada.

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New article on the organizational history of the U.S.-Mexico "Border Health" sector by Julie Collins-Dogrul

Julie Collins-Dogrul's article titled, "Managing US-Mexico "border health": an organizational field approach" was published in the November 2006 issue of Social Science and Medicine.

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David Orzechowicz Receives PSA Graduate Student Paper Award

David Orzechowicz is the recipient of this year's PSA Graduate Student Paper Award for his qualifying paper, title "Elite Emotion Managers: The Case of Novice and Semi-Professional Actors," which will be presented to him at the annual PSA meeting this April in Oakland.

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Kalogrides Awarded Dissertation Grant by the American Educational Research Association

Demetra Kalogrides has been awarded a dissertation grant for spring 2007 through fall of 2008 by the American Educational Research Association.

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New Article on Gender and Cheerleading by Laura Grindstaff and Emily West

Laura Grindstaff's article titled "Cheerleading and the Gendered Politics of Sport" has recently been published in the November 2006 issue of Social Problems.

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Article on Institutional Panethnicity by Dina Okamoto

Dina Okamoto's article on Institutional Panethnicity will appear as the lead article in the September 2006 issue of Social Forces. In this paper, she examines the conditions that facilitated the formation of pan-Asian organizations in the US which bring together ethnic groups who often differ by ethnicity, language, culture, religion, and immigration history.

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Forthcoming Publication by Ming-Cheng Lo

Ming-Cheng Lo's article "Deploying Weapons of the Weak in Civil Society: Political Culture in Hong Kong and Taiwan" will appear in the October 2006 issue of Social Justice.

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"Real and Imagined Barriers to College Entry" Article by Eric Grodsky and Melanie Jones

Despite increases in the college going rates of disadvantaged youth, college attendance remains stratified by race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status. In a forthcoming article in Social Science Research, Eric Grodsky and Melanie Jones argue that inequality in access to information may help account for some of these persistent gaps. Using a nationally representative sample of parents of middle and secondary school students, Grodsky and Jones find that, among parents who believe their child will attend college, African American and Hispanic parents, as well as parents with less education or income, are less likely than advantaged parents to provide estimates of college tuition. The estimates provided by disadvantaged parents, while no worse on average, tend to be subject to higher levels of error.

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Vicki Smith Awarded Spencer Foundation Grant

Vicki Smith has been awarded a $28,500 Spencer Foundation Grant for her research on high school counselors.

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Xiaoling Shu Elected to Section Council at the ASA

Xiaoling Shu has been elected to the council of the Asia and Asian American Section of the American Sociological Association.

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Macky Yamaguchi Receives Research Fellowship

Macky Yamaguchi was awarded the 2006-2007 UC Office of President Pacific Rim Research Program's dissertation fellowship.

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Ryken Grattet Receives Distinguished Practice Award

Ryken Grattet is the recipient of the 2006 Pacific Sociological Association's Distinguished Practice Award.

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