Congratulations to PhD alumnus Bob Granfield on his appointment as Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at the University at Buffalo. To read UB’s formal announcement, see: http://www.buffalo.edu/provost/messages/vpfac-announcement.html.
Len Albright’s book, Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb, co-authored with Douglas S. Massey, Rebecca Casciano, Elizabeth Derickson & David N. Kinsey (2013, Princeton University Press), has been awarded the 2014 Robert Park Book Award from the ASA’s Community and Urban Sociology Section.
In the Rose Garden were Sara Wylie, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Eymund Diegel, who created a system to use a large red balloon and a digital camera to take aerial photos of pollution or logging operations, for instance. More
Alan Klein‘s latest book, Dominican Baseball: New Pride, Old Prejudice (2014) is an historical and anthropological analysis of indigenous culture, sport, and transnational commodity chains. It provides the topic for one of the segments of the nationally syndicated NPR program, ”It’s Only a Game,” that aired on Saturday morning, April 26. In March, the book was the subject of a lecture and discussion at the School of Communications at the University of Texas, Austin.