COSSA submits comments on the “Common Rule”

The Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) (of which ASA is a governing member), in conjunction with the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, submitted comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects or the “Common Rule.” Overall, the comments…

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ASA Finances at a Glance

Have you ever wondered where your member dues go? And, what is the Association’s financial status? ASA Secretary Mary Romero has taken on the challenge of reporting on ASA’s revenue and expenditures in a January Footnotes article. Revenue is primarily from membership dues and journals followed not far behind by the Annual Meeting. On the…

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Sociologists Present Their Research on Capitol Hill

The 21st Annual Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) Exhibition and Reception on Capitol Hill, “Investments in STEM Research and Education: Fueling American Innovation,” was held on April 29, 2015. Sociologists Laurel Smith-Doerr (University of Massachusetts-Amherst), Kathleen Tierney (University of Colorado-Boulder), and Nnenia Campbell (University of Colorado-Boulder, MFP cohort 41) presented their research at the…

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My Reflections on Patterson

By Dr. Julia McQuillan, Guest Blog Contributor Several exchanges that I’ve had with physical scientists in a broad range of fields, plus working on identifying internship opportunities for our undergraduate sociology majors, have made me think hard about promoting and applying sociology. Orlando Patterson’s recent Chronicle of Higher Education article titled “How Sociologists Made Themselves…

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