of Religion section of the American Sociological Association
honored Richard L. Wood, associate professor in the Department
of Sociology, with the 2003 Best Book Award.
book, Faith in Action: Religion, Race, and Democratic
Organizing in America, published by University of Chicago
Press, was also one of four finalists for the same award given
by the associations Social Movements/Collective Behavior
in Action, Wood compares two models for non-partisan political
organizing by Hispanic, African American, and white residents
of poor, working class, and middle class urban neighborhoods.
One model is based on an appeal to ethnic identity, the other
to religious commitment.
E. Northup, Ph.D., professor in the General Library and associate
professor of biology, has been selected to participate in the
Waksman Foundation for Microbiology Lectures (WFML) program.
The WFML program provides lecturers for the American Society
for Microbiologys local scientific meetings across the
will serve a two-year term, which began in July. She will deliver
a series of lectures on various aspects of microbiology, aimed
at sparking students interest in the subject. She is scheduled
to speak this fall at regional meetings in Wisconsin, Michigan