Thursday, July 22, 2010


SAGE News: Please join us for the first annual SAGE Public Sociology Community reception.

When: Monday, August 16th from 5-7pm (during ASA convention)

Where: SEAR, a restaurant in the Marriott Marquis (one of the official ASA hotels)

What: Reception to kick off the SAGE Public Sociology Community. Cocktails and light fare will be served. We will hear briefly from Corey Dolgon and Chris Baker, the authors of the highly anticipated first edition Social Problems: A Service Learning Approach.

Are you interested in the public sociology movement in particular or service learning and civic engagement in general? We are pleased to invite you to join the SAGE and Pine Forge Public Sociology Community. We believe that public sociology represents an exciting convergence of socially relevant research and scholarship with fresh, action-based teaching strategies. At their best, these trends promise to reinvigorate sociological practice and engage new generations of students with a sociology that makes a difference.

Please RSVP to by August 6th.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

S.E.S.A.M.E. - Stop Educator Sexual Abuse, Misconduct and Exploitation

S.E.S.A.M.E. - Stop Educator Sexual Abuse, Misconduct and Exploitation: "SESAME believes the power imbalance between a teacher and student (of any age) creates a climate that can facilitate sexual misconduct by the teacher; behavior that is psychologically equivalent to incest."

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Diane Winston: Gunning for the Pope?

Follow up from last weeks post, this from the Huffington Post:

Diane Winston: Gunning for the Pope?:

"Last week, the New York Times added another piece to the puzzling history of the Vatican's response to the crisis of clergy sexual abuse. Reporters Laurie Goodstein and David Halbfinger plumbed church documents and interviewed church leaders to ascertain how Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, deployed church policy to address scandals that, by the 1990s, were erupting globally."


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Pope Revises Sex-Abuse Norms -

Just released from the Wall Street Journal:

Pope Revises Sex-Abuse Norms -

"VATICAN CITY—Pope Benedict XVI has revised the Vatican's sex-abuse norms in a bid to streamline the Holy See's handling of cases world-wide and hold more clerics accused of abuse accountable under church law, according to people familiar with the matter.

In a rare move, Pope Benedict recently approved revisions to a papal decree, or motu proprio, issued by his predecessor John Paul II in 2001, establishing Vatican procedures for prosecuting and disciplining priests accused of sexual abuse, the people said."

Friday, July 2, 2010


Conferences: ATSA’s 29th Annual Conference


October 20 – 23, 2010
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel
Phoenix, Arizona

The 29th Annual Research and Treatment Conference sponsored by the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers will be held at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona, October 20 through 23, 2010