In the Spotlight: Feb. 17, 2011

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  • Janine Schipper
    Janine Schipper

    Janine Schipper, associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Work, was recently named executive editor of the journal Humanity and Society. Published quarterly,Humanity and Society is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles on a wide variety of topics: studies of inequality; war, peace and international relations; aging and gerontology, family, gender and sexuality; health and mental health; social theory; sociology of knowledge and science, and linguistics; social psychology, teaching and sociology practice; social change, humanism and human rights; crime and deviance; ethnic and intergroup relations, and others. Articles, action notes, and book and film reviews can be submitted online.

  • Bill Wiist, special assistant to the executive dean for the College of Health and Human Services, co-authored with Mayer Brezis of Hebrew University the first articles published for a new series in the journal Medical Care. Their peer-reviewed articles, “Vulnerability of Health to Market Forces,” are in the journal’s March 2011 issue. The journal’s editor said the issue in the original article was “so important and so controversial” that it justified starting a new “Point,” “Counterpoint” and “Reply” feature and blog in the data-driven journal.