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Robert K. Merton: Sociology of Science and Sociology as Science

Robert K. Merton: Sociology of Science and Sociology as ScienceColumbia University Press and the SSRC have released Robert K. Merton: Sociology of Science and Sociology as Science, edited by SSRC President Craig Calhoun. Gathering together twelve major sociologists, Calhoun launches a thorough reconsideration of Merton's achievements and inspires a renewed engagement with sociological theory.

SSRC-IDRF Fellow Ryan Alaniz examines rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Mitch and possible lessons for post-earthquake Haiti in a new From the Field essay, "Thank God for Mitch," featured on Real Time.

Michael Likosky, director of SSRC’s Law & Public Finance Program, has released the inaugural double issue of Reinvesting in America. (Download pdf.)

The Atlantic’s Andrew Sullivan joins The Immanent Frame’s "politics of spirituality" discussion, featuring contributions from Laura R. Olson,“Who are the ‘spiritual but not religious’?”; Melissa Wilcox, “Parodic Politics”; and Kerry Mitchell, “I hope you like circles.”

Claude Steele, SSRC board member and provost of Columbia University, was featured in the panel on "Post Racial America: Is Obama a Symbol of the New American Dilemma?" at Aspen Ideas Festival 2010.

Congratulations to Amina Gautier, SSRC-Mellon Mays Graduate Fellow and 2010 winner of the Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award.

The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program announces the winners of its 2010 Photo Competition and is now accepting applications for the 2011 International Dissertation Research Fellowship. Deadline: November 3, 2010.

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) invites pairs of tenured faculty members to apply to its DPDF Faculty Field Competition to serve as DPDF research directors. Deadline: October 1, 2010.

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