Academic journal article Sociological Viewpoints

Editor's Remarks

Academic journal article Sociological Viewpoints

Editor's Remarks

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I'm thrilled to present you with the Fall 2014 issue of Sociological Viewpoints (Volume 30, No. 1). Sociologists of Pennsylvania and everywhere, this is your journal!

Dr. Sampson Blair from SUNY-Buffalo, with Patricia NeffClaster, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, gave the keynote speech, "Latino and Latina Educational Attainment: An Investigation of Bilingual Language Abilities," at the 2013 PSS conference at Penn State's Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA on October 11-12, 2013. Unfortunately, Dr. Blair was unable to provide a transcript of his talk in time for publication this year.

First in this issue, you will find the winning paper from our 2013 PSS Student Paper Competition, by Patricia Gerhauser of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, entitled "Framing Arab-Americans and Muslims in U.S. Media." Following this paper is the work of the 2013 PSS Student Poster Competition winners from Lebanon Valley College: Karly Siffin, Lacy Phillips, Carli Weldon, and Ashleigh Feld. Their poster entitled, "Campus Readiness for Sexual Assault Prevention: An Assessment of Lebanon Valley College" is presented, as is its accompanying manuscript. At the PSS we have always known and appreciated that our students are truly the future of sociology and it is a pleasure to publish their excellent work.

We are very pleased share in this issue other outstanding papers from sociologists both within and outside of Pennsylvania, as well as a book review. …

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