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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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