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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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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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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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"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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New book by Professor Diane Wolf

Professor Diane Wolf's new book Beyond Anne Frank, on the postwar family lives of Jewish children who were hidden in Holland during World War II, challenges the image of the Netherlands created by the Anne Frank story.

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Carole Joffe Receives Public Service Award

Professor Carole Joffe has been chosen by the UCD Committee on Public Service as one of the recipients for the 2006 Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award.

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Mentors are crucial - for a career in crime

From the London Guardian: Professor Bill McCarthy's article on the role of mentors in the criminal world was recently covered by the London Guardian newpaper.

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New book on science and state formation by Professor Patrick Carroll

Professor Carroll's latest book, Science, Culture and Modern State Formation, published with advance acclaim by University of California Press.

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Marian Negoita Published

Marian Negoita has just published the article "The social bases of development: Hungary and Romania in comparative perspective" in Socio-Economic Review

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"Do mentors in crime enhance their proteges' success?" Article by Professor Bill McCarthy

Much of the research on mentorship in conventional fields concludes that mentored individuals experience more prosperous careers. Early research in criminology made a similar claim; yet, contemporary criminology has all but ignored mentors. In a recent publication Bill McCarthy and co-authors investigate the role of criminal mentors in the lives of a sample of incarcerated offenders.

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Associate Professor Ming-Cheng Lo awarded Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant

Associate Professor Ming-cheng Lo has been awarded a two-year Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant for her research project "One Science Does Not Fit All: The Social Processes of Culturally Competent Healthcare."

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Dr. Thomas Beamish receives National Science Foundation Grant

Dr. Thomas D. Beamish has been awarded a two year National Science Foundation Grant for his latest project, "'Bio-Safety' or 'Bio-Hazard'? Organizational Pursuit and Community Response to a Safety and Preparedness Initiative"

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dina Okamoto and Kimberly Ebert Awarded Grant from Russell Sage Foundation

Dina Okamoto and Kimberly Ebert were awarded a grant from the Russell Sage Foundation in the amount of $165,835 to support their research project, "The Civic and Political Incorporation of Immigrants in Non-Traditional Destinations."

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State High School Exit Exams and Labor Market Outcomes

In an article published in the January issue of Sociology of Education, John Robert Warren (University of Minnesota), Eric Grodsky and Jennifer Lee (Indiana University) find no evidence that state high school exit exams (HSEEs) positively affect college participation, labor force status or earnings or that the connections between state HSEE policies and these outcomes vary by students’ race/ethnicity or the level of difficulty of state HSEEs.

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Community Policing, Ghetto-Style: Law and Order in Chicago's Southside

Sudhir Venkatesh, Professor of Sociology at Columbia University, will deliver the Sociology Department's 2008 Lemert Lecture. The Lecture will take place Thursday, April 17, 2008 and begins at 4:00 p.m. at the International House. A reception will follow.

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Brian Dick Awarded Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Brian Dick was awarded the Spencer Dissertation Fellowship for Research Related to Education in the amount of $25,000 for the writing of his dissertation, Legitimating Superstring Theory: A Sociological Analysis of a Theory of Everything. The Spencer Foundations Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education.

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New article on patient culture by Ming-cheng Lo and Clare Stacey published in Sociology of Health and Illness

In response to widely documented racial and ethnic disparities in health, clinicians and public health advocates have taken great strides to implement ‘culturally competent’ care. While laudable, this important policy and intellectual endeavour has suffered from a lack of conceptual clarity and rigour. This paper develops a more careful conceptual model for understanding the role of culture in the clinical encounter, paying particular attention to the relationship between culture, contexts and social structures.

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Diane Felmlee awarded Outstanding Mentor Award from the Consortium for Women and Research

Diane Felmlee awarded Outstanding Mentor Award from the Consortium for Women and Research

The award honors Academic Senate and Academic Federation members for mentoring post-docs, graduate students and/or undergraduates in research, professional development.

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Lucas Owen Kirkpatrick Receives the 2008 Community and Urban Sociology Section (ASA) Best Graduate Student Paper Award

Lucas Owen Kirkpatrick received the best graduate student paper award for his article titled "The Two 'Logics' of Community Development: Neighborhoods, Markets, and Community Development Corporations." This article was published in 2007 in POLITICS AND SOCIETY (vol. 35, issue 2, pp. 329-359). The Award will be presented at the ASA meetings in Boston (August 2, 2008).

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"Lighting the Fire Inside: Vilification in the Pro-Life and Pro-Choice Movements," received an Honorable Mention

Sarah Augusto's paper, "Lighting the Fire Inside: Vilification in the Pro-Life and Pro-Choice Movements," has received an Honorable Mention in the Graduate Student Paper Award Competition of the ASA Emotions Section.

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Sarah Ovink Awarded National Science Foundation Dissertation Grant for 2008-09

Sarah Ovink has been awarded $7500 in funding through the NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant program. The National Science Foundation's Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES), and Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS) award grants to doctoral students to improve the quality of dissertation research. These grants provide funds for items not normally available through the student's university. Additionally, these grants allow doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field and archival research in settings away from their campus that would not otherwise be possible.

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Dina Okamoto is the Recipient of the ASA Section on Asia and Asian America's Early Career Award

Dina Okamoto was announced as the recipient of the ASA Section on Asia and Asian America's Early Career Award. The Section's Early Career Award recognizes a scholar in the early stage of her/his career (no more than 10 years post Ph.D. award date) and who is conducting exemplary research on the sociology of Asia or Asian American communities. Dina will receive her award at the ASA Meetings in Boston in August.

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"Privileged Emotion Managers: The Case of Actors" by David Orzechowicz appears in Social Psychology Quarterly

In the June 2008 issue of Social Psychology Quarterly, this ethnographic piece considers the structural conditions under which actors engage in emotion management and challenges the long standing emphasis in the emotions literature on the ways organizations constrain people's abilities to evoke and suppress feelings. David argues that theatre provides actors with resources that enable feeling management. He identifies three structures - theatre's division of labor, the rehearsal process, and formal training - that give actors important advantages in managing emotions compared to many other social settings. These structures outsource some emotion management from actors to others involved in the production of a show and provide a set of institutionally prescribed strategies that actors use to manage feelings in a production.

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Raoul Lievanos awarded two research fellowships

Raoul Lievanos has been awarded a UC Community Forestry and Environmental Research Partnerships (CFERP) Predissertation Fellowship from the Ford Foundation and the UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources in the amount of $2,000 for summer 2008. CFERP fellowships are highly competitive and open to graduate and undergraduate students from all over the U.S. The program goals are (1) to develop good participatory research skills in practitioners, (2) to nurture a new generation of scholars committed to engaging constructively with communities, and (3) to build community capacity to steward natural resources and have a voice in their own affairs. This predissertation fellowship will allow Lievanos to explore potential field sites for future research and will aid him as the current lead field researcher and project manager for the "Environmental Justice Coalition for Water Delta Health Study." Funded additionally by the Rose Foundation and the UC Davis Environmental Justice Project, this project seeks to identify and assess the full range of environmental risks and concerns to human health resulting from poor water quality in the Delta, and sharing this information with participating communities, the broader public, and policy-makers in the Delta Vision Strategic Planning process.

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Laura Grindstaff offered and accepted a three-year term as Director of the Consortium for Women and Research

We begin this new academic year with an announcement about our colleague Laura Grindstaff, who has been offered (and has accepted) a three-year term as Director of the Consortium for Women and Research.

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Ryken Grattet has a new article in the September 2008 issue of Social Forces entitled "Transforming Symbolic Law into Organizational Action: Hate Crime Policy and Law Enforcement Practice."

For decades sociologists, criminologists, political scientists and socio-legal scholars alike have focused on the symbolic and instrumental dimensions of law in examinations of the effects of social reform and policy implementation. Following in this tradition, we focus on the relationship between hate crime policy and hate crime reporting to identify the conditions under which a symbolic law is accompanied by instrumental effects at the initial phase of the law enforcement process – the official recording of a hate crime event.

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Eric Nelson will receive the "Kenny Joseph" award from the Peace Officer's Research Association of California (PORAC)

Eric Nelson will receive the award from the Peace Officer's Research Association of California on November 22 2008. The "Kenny Joseph" award is given to an individual who has made a substantial contribution to the advancement of police welfare in the last year. Earlier this year Eric was requested by State Assembly Majority Speaker Karen Bass to research Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in police officers and firefighters in order to quantify the extent of the problem, and the statistical liklihood that MRSA infections are work related. Eric testified five times before California Senate and Assembly committees, leading to passage of AB2754 which Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law recently. The findings will be submitted for publication shortly.

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Bill McCarthy and Teresa Casey's paper, "Love, Sex and Crime: Adolescent Romantic Relationships and Offending" published in the American Sociological Review

Bill McCarthy and Teresa Casey's paper, Love, Sex and Crime: Adolescent Romantic Relationships and Offending, was recently published in the American Sociological Review (ASR) and was highlighted in the ASA December newsletter's Hot Off the Press: Journal Highlights section and on the ASR homepage.

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