Congratulations to Lisa Park and David Pellow on receiving the Allan Schnaiberg Outstanding Publication Award, given by the ASA's Environment & Technology section for best book published from 2011-2013, for The Slums of Aspen: Immigrants vs. the Environment in America's Eden (NYU Press 2011).
Recently in Faculty News Category
Carolyn Liebler's research recently released as a U.S. Census Bureau working paper has sparked an interesting dialog (and much media attention) regarding the reporting of race when she found media outlets almost 10 million Americans changed how they identified their race or ethnicity when asked by the Census over the course of a decade.
Maybe in St. Paul where the "Interfaith" Conversation Cafe changed it's name to "Interbelief" to include the nonreligious. Penny Edgell, in a Pioneer Press report, stated that her 2014 survey found the public more accepting of various religious groups but not for atheists who had the same high degree of mistrust found in 2006.
Congratulations Chris Uggen for receiving the Peterson-Krivo Mentoring Award for 2014. Jointly awarded by ASA's CLD and Sociology of Law Sections, it recognizes
sustained work and innovative approaches in the service of facilitating the success of undergrad and grad students as well as other scholars (particularly younger scholars). The formal presentation will be held at the annual meetings in San Francisco in August.