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SWS CHERYL MILLER AWARD

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) has established an award for graduate students and recent Ph.D.s working in the area of women and paid work - employment and self-employment, informal market work, illegal work. The award is supported by a bequest from the family of the late Cheryl Allyn Miller, a sociologist and feminist who studied women and paid work.

The purpose of the award is to recognize a sociology graduate student or a recent doctorate whose research or activism constitutes an outstanding contribution to the field of women and work. This contribution may take the form of scholarly or policy research or activism. It may be completed work or work-in-progress, but should not be a proposal for future work, and should be sufficiently close to completion that the applicant can concisely describe and contextualize the contribution to the field.

The award is $500, and will be presented at the Banquet at the August SWS meeting. The winner may present her or his work at the meeting. Fare to the meeting will be paid by SWS.

GUIDELINES FOR APPLICATION:

APPLICANTS MUST BE GRADUATE STUDENTS OR HAVE RECEIVED THEIR PH.D. IN 2001 OR 2002. APPLICANTS MUST BELONG TO SWS. Applicants may join at the same time they apply for the award. For information on joining, please consult the SWS Web site: www.socwomen.org.

Submissions must include a 2-3 page curriculum vitae, a cover page with the author's name, affiliation, and contact information, an abstract and paper of article length (no more than 30 double-spaced pages, including bibliography) in a style suitable for submission to a scholarly journal. The abstract/cover page should include applicant's name, address, telephone number, email address, and, for applicants with their Ph.D., the date the Ph.D. was completed. Applicants must submit materials on their own behalf. Do not include any nominating letters.

Applications must be postmarked by May 15, 2002. Send three (3) copies of all application materials. (If possible, please print on both sides to save paper and mailing costs.)

MAIL TO:
Dr. Linda M. Blum
Department of Sociology
Horton Social Science Center
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824-3586

Please address any questions via EMAIL: lmblum@cisunix.unh.edu

American Sociological Association Section Competitions


American Sociological Association Social Psychology Section Graduate Student Paper Award:

This award is for the best paper written in social psychology by a graduate student in sociology.  The paper should be article length and format.  It can be based on a Master's or Doctoral thesis, course paper, or a paper submitted to a journal or conference.  Co-authored papers are acceptable if all authors are students, but the prize must be shared.  The recipient will receive financial support to attend the 2002 ASA Annual Meeting in August, where the prize will be awarded.  papers should be received by February 15, 2002.  Please send an electronic copy of the paper in Word or Wordperfect format to sfeld@lsu.edu.  Only if it is impractical to send an electronic copy, then send five hard copies of the paper to: Scott Feld, Department of Sociology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA  70803.  Inquiries should be made by e-mail or mail to the above addresses.


History of Sociology Section Paper Competition

The ASA Section on the History of Sociology invites you to submit a paper for its Graduate Student Paper Award.  The deadline for receipt of the paper is February 15, 2002.  Students who will be enrolled (full or part-time) in a graduate sociology program as of February 15, 2002 may submit one scholarly paper for consideration.  The submission may be a sociology seminar or term paper, an article submitted or accepted for publication in a sociology journal, or a single chapter from a sociology thesis or dissertation.  The submission must focus on a theoretical issue or empirical problem central to the History of Sociology.  Eligible students should send 3 copies of a cover letter and 3 copies of their paper to the Committee Chair.  The address is: 

Connie D. Frey
Department of Sociology
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Lincoln, NE  68588-0324

It is not necessary to be a member of the History of Sociology section to submit a paper for this award.  If you have any questions, please contact Connie Frey at 402-472-6038 or cfrey@unlserve.unl.edu.


Aging and the Life Course Graduate Student Paper Award

The section invites original student papers on any topic related to sociology of aging and the life-course. Papers co-authored with faculty members are ineligible. Papers already published are eligible if they appeared in print after January 1, 1999. Self-nominations are encouraged. An award of $250 is presented to the winner at the Business Meeting of the Section, held during the ASA Annual Meeting in August of each year. Send three (3) copies of the nominated paper in the ASA format by June 1, 2002 to: Deborah T. Gold, Graduate Student Paper Award Chair, Box 3003, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710; phone: (919) 660-7530; e-mail: dtg@geri.duke.edu.


Collective Behavior and Social Movements Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award

The Section invites nominations for the 2002 Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award for the best graduate student paper in the field of collective behavior and social movements. Eligible papers must have been written while the author was a student and must be sole-authored. Eligible papers may be published or unpublished, accepted for publication, or under review in the 2001 calendar year. Self-nominations and nominations made on behalf of others will be eligible. A letter of nomination and four copies of the nominated paper should be sent by March 1, 2002 to: Joane Nagel, Department of Sociology, Distinguished Book Award Committee, 716 Fraser Hall, 1415 Jayhawk Boulevard, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045; e-mail: nagel@ku.edu.


Community and Urban Sociology Student Paper Award

This award recognizes the best student paper in the field of community and urban sociology. Papers must be authored by students. Though individual and multiple authored papers will be considered, no student-faculty collaborations will be allowed. Send nominations by January 31, 2002 to: Sudhir Venkatesh, Department of Sociology, 413 Fayerweather Hall, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027; e-mail: sv185@columbia.edu.


Comparative and Historical Sociology: Reinhard Bendix Graduate Student Paper Award

Nominations are solicited for the best student paper in the area of comparative and historical sociology. The paper must be written by a graduate student currently enrolled and can be nominated by the author or others. The Section encourages professors to nominate their best students and students to send in their finest work. The award comes with a $300 stipend. Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2002. Send three copies of the paper to: Christ Bonastia (Committee Chair), Robert Wood Johnson Fellow, School of Public Health-MC 7360, University of California, Berkeley, 140 Warren Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720; phone: (510) 643-1884; fax: (510) 643-8614; e-mail: bonastia@uclink.berkeley.edu; Rick Biernacki, Department of Sociology, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0533; e-mail: rbiernac@weber.ucsd.edu; and Julian Go, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138; e-mail: jgo@latte.harvard.edu.


Crime, Law, and Deviance Student Paper Competition

Papers for the Student Paper Competition should not exceed 30 double-spaced pages and should use the manuscript preparation guidelines used in the American Sociological Review (see Aug. 2000 issue, p.iii). Co-authored papers are acceptable if all authors are students. Submit six printed copies by April 30, 2002 to: Alex R. Piquero, Center for Studies in Criminology and Law, PO Box 115950, 201 Walker Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-5950; e-mail: apiquero@crim.ufl.edu.


Environment and Technology: Marvin Olsen Graduate Student Paper Award

This award is chosen from graduate student authored papers accepted for presentation at the ASA Annual Meetings. The award includes $200 to defray the expenses of travel and lodging for the Annual Meetings. Manuscripts to be considered for the award should be sent by April 1, 2002 to: Harry Potter, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, 1365 Stone Hall, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1365; e-mail: potter@sri.soc.purdue.edu.


Latino/a Sociology: Cristina Maria Riegos Distinguished Student Paper Award

This award is given in memory of the spirit, activism, and scholarship of a Latina sociologist who graduated cum laude from Brown University in 1993, won the Latina/Latino Section Distinguished Paper Award in 1995, and was attending the Department of Sociology at UCLA when she passed away from lymphoma in 1998. This award is given for the best paper dealing with a theoretical issue or empirical problem in the field of Latino and Latina Sociology. The award is open to undergraduate, graduate, or PhD students. Nominations should include a letter of nomination, a vita of the nominee, and a copy of the paper and must be sent by April 10, 2002 to: Jose Calderon, Sociology and Chicano Studies, Pitzer College, 1050 N. Mills Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711.


Marxist Sociology: Szymanski Student Paper Award

The award committee for the Szymanski Student Paper for 2002 consists of the following individuals: Jackie Carrigan, Helen Raisz, and Rebecca Ravenscroft-Scott. Send papers to: Jackie Carrigan, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA, 95819-6005; e-mail: carrigan@skymail.csus.edu. Deadline for nominations is April 1, 2002.


Mathematical Sociology Graduate Student Paper Award

This award is intended for the best paper written or published during the past three calendar years (1999-2001). The award covers roundtrip travel for one person to the ASA Annual Meeting at which the award is conferred. Papers can be published or unpublished. A dissertation chapter, but not the entire dissertation, is eligible, as is a paper based on the dissertation. All authors of a nominated paper must have been graduate students at the time the paper was written. In the case of co-authored works, the award shall be shared amongst the recipients. A nomination consists of a cover letter in which the nominator gives a detailed justification for granting the award to the nominated paper, plus five copies of the paper and an associated abstract, and contact information (name, address, telephone number, e-mail address) for the author(s). Self-nominations will be considered. The deadline for nominations is April 1, 2002. Please send nominations to Professor James Moody, Department of Sociology, Ohio State University, 372 Bricker Hall, 190 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210; e-mail: Moody.77@osu.edu.


Organizations, Occupations, and Work: James Thompson Award for Best Paper Written by a Graduate Student

Send all materials to the Chair: Beth Bechky, Graduate School of Management, University of California, Davis, CA 95616; phone: (530) 752-0911; fax: (530) 752-2924; e-mail: babechky@ucdavis.edu; Richard Arum, Department of Sociology, New York University, New York, NY 10003-6687; and Jackie Krasas Rogers, Department of Labor Studies and Industrial Relations, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802.


Peace, War, and Social Conflict: Elise M. Boulding Student Paper Competition

The Section invites undergraduate and graduate students to submit a paper on any topic related to the sociology of peace, war, military institutions, or social conflict. The first place award for the undergraduate and graduate student papers is $150.00 each toward the cost of travel to the 2002 ASA Annual Meeting in Chicago where they are invited to submit and present their papers. Papers must have been written within the past two years and be typed and double-spaced with a 12-point font. Papers may not exceed 25 pages, including tables, illustrations, and references. Each submission should include a separate cover page giving a paper title and listing the authorÂ’s name and contact information (including mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address). The cover page should also tell whether the paper was written as an undergraduate or graduate student paper. No student identifying information should be included in the body of the manuscript. All students will be notified electronically about their submission and the final selections. Please submit five copies of the paper by April 1, 2002 to: Professor Laura Miller, Department of Sociology, University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1551.


Political Sociology Best Graduate Student Paper Award

This award is offered annually for the best graduate student paper in political sociology. Persons who are graduate students during the 2001/2002 academic year are invited to submit published or unpublished papers for this award. Papers must be sole-authored and have been completed while the author was a student. Additionally, papers may not have been subsequently published as co-authored work. The selection committee encourages self-nominations or suggestions of work by others. Submit four copies of nominated papers by April 1, 2002 to: Philip S. Gorski, Political Sociology Graduate Student Paper Award, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin, 1180 Observatory Drive, 8116B Social Science Building, Madison, WI 53706-1393; e-mail: pgorski@ssc.wisc.edu.


Race, Gender, and Class Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award

This award recognizes the best graduate student paper that uses an integrative race, gender, and class analysis and/or makes an important theoretical, methodological, or empirical contribution in the field. Papers (no more than 25 pages) submitted for this award must be entirely student-authored and written at a time when the author was a student. Current graduate students and those who have completed their degree no earlier than January 2001 are eligible. Self-nominations and nominations by faculty advisors or other faculty members are welcome. Three copies of the paper should be submitted with a cover letter indicating the studentÂ’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and/or fax number, institutional affiliation, and graduate status (i.e. year in the program and expected date of MA or PhD). Please send nominations to the Chair of the committee by March 15, 2001: Judy Aulett, e-mail: jraulett@e-mail.uncc.edu.


Racial and Ethnic Minorities: James E. Blackwell Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award

This award recognizes the best graduate student paper that focuses on the relation between or issues relevant to socially defined racial and ethnic groups. Eligible papers should demonstrate an integrative race, class, gender analysis, and/or makes an important theoretical, methodological, or empirical contribution in the field of Race/Racism/Race Relations Studies. Race critical or innovative scholarship are encouraged, as well as scholarship that focuses on the welfare of all, rather than the promotion of any one particular group of colorÂ’s social or political interests. Papers (with a maximum length of 25 pages) submitted for this award must be entirely student-authored and written during the authorÂ’s time as a graduate student. Current graduate students and those who have completed their degree no earlier than January 2002 are eligible. Self nominations and nominations by faculty advisors or other faculty members are welcome. Three copies of the paper should be submitted with a cover letter indicating the studentÂ’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and/or fax number, institutional affiliation, graduate student status (i.e. year in the program and expected date of MA or PhD). The award includes $300. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2002. Please send materials to: BarBara M. Scott, Department of Sociology, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 North St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625; phone: (773) 442-4775; fax: (773) 955-8890; e-mail: b-scott1@neiu.edu.


Racial and Ethnic Minorities: Joe R. Feagin Distinguished Undergraduate Student Paper Award

This award recognizes the best undergraduate student paper that focuses specifically on the relation between or issues relevant to socially defined racial and ethnic groups, uses an integrative race, class, gender analysis, and/or makes an important theoretical, methodological, or empirical contribution in the field of Race/Racism/Race Relations Studies. We encourage race critical or innovative scholarship as well as scholarship that focuses on and contributes to the welfare of all, rather than the promotion of any one particular group of colorÂ’s social or political interests. Papers (with a maximum length of 25 pages) submitted for this award must be entirely student-authored and written when the author was an undergraduate student. Current undergraduate students and those who have completed their undergraduate degree no earlier than January 2002 are eligible. Self nominations and nominations by faculty advisors or other faculty members are welcome. Three copies of the paper should be submitted with a cover letter indicating the studentÂ’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and/or fax number, institutional affiliation, undergraduate student status (i.e. year in the program and expected date of undergraduate degree). The award includes $200. The deadline for submission is March 15, 2002. Please send materials to: Dr. BarBara M. Scott, Chair, Student Paper Awards Committee, Northeastern Illinois University, Department of Sociology, 5500 North St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625; phone: (773) 442-4775; fax: (773) 955-8890; e-mail: b-scott1@neiu.edu.


Rationality and Society Graduate Student Award

Information not currently available.


Science, Knowledge, and Technology: Sally Hacker-Nicolas Mullins Graduate Student Award

SKAT invites nominations for the Hacker-Mullins award. The $200 award is given to a graduate student for a published article or unpublished paper concerning science, knowledge, and technology completed during the preceding 12 months. Students are especially encouraged to nominate their own papers for this award. The award will be presented at the ASA Annual Meeting in August 2002 at Chicago. The deadline for nominations is June 1, 2002. Please send two paper copies of the nominated work to: Kelly Moore, Distinguished Scholarship Award Committee, Department of Sociology, Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027-6598; e-mail: km104@columbia.edu.


Sex and Gender: Sally Hacker Graduate Student Paper Award

Papers are currently being accepted for the 2002 Sally Hacker Graduate Student Paper Award. Eligible papers should deal with a theoretical issue or empirical problem important to the field of sex and gender. Such papers should be based on a dissertation that is still in progress or was completed and approved no earlier than January 2000. The deadline for nomination is February 15, 2002. Please send letters of nomination and four copies of the paper to the chair of the selection committee: Scott Coltrane, Department of Sociology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0419; phone: (909) 787-5444; e-mail: coltrane@ucr.edu.


Sociological Practice Student Practitioner Award

The Student Practitioner Award is for a promising effort, contribution, project, or paper by a graduate student in the area of sociological practice. Work done within the three years prior to the conferral of the award will be considered. Products of graduate-level classes, internships, or independent projects are eligible. Nominations should include a letter detailing the nomineeÂ’s contributions, a copy of the paper or other project, and supporting materials such as a curriculum vitae or resume, and/or additional letters of support. Please send nominations by April 1, 2002 to: James Hougland, Department of Sociology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0027; phone: (859) 257-4417; fax: (859) 323-0272; e-mail: soc125@uky.edu.


Sociology of Children and Youth Student Paper Competition

This award may be given for any paper written when the author was a student. The paper must have made a “public appearance” in 2001 or 2002. More specifically, a paper is eligible for the award if it was: submitted as a partial requirement for a class or seminar held in the years in question, presented at a professional meeting in those years, or accepted for publication or appeared in print in those years. Faculty and students are invited to nominate student papers, students may also send in their own papers. Individuals may also nominate particularly outstanding papers that they have read in published form or that were read at professional meetings. The deadline for submission of student papers is April 15, 2002. Send three copies of the paper to: Julia Wrigley, PhD Program in Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016; phone: (212) 817-8771; e-mail: Jwrigley@gc.cuny.edu.


Sociology and Computers Graduate Student Paper/Software Award

This award is for an outstanding research paper, the innovative use of existing computer software, or the design and implementation of new software by a graduate student. Research papers should address topics subsumed by the sectionÂ’s name (e.g. the sociological analysis of computer systems, information technologies). Papers should be no longer than 30 typed, double-spaced pages (excluding bibliography). Submissions involving new or existing software should include detailed descriptions of the project and, if possible, copies of the software. Submissions must be postmarked/e-mailed by May 15, 2002. Online submissions in PDF format are encouraged. If sending via postal mail, please include three copies. Please send submissions to: Eszter Hargittai, Wallace Hall, Sociology, Princeton, NJ 08544; e-mail: asa@eszter.com.


Sociology of Culture Best Student Paper Award

Any work (published or unpublished but not previously submitted for the student prize) by someone who is a student at the time of the submission is eligible for the Best Student Paper Award. Authors can submit their own work or nominations can be made by others. This award carries a $300 prize to reimburse part of the cost of attending the 2002 ASA Annual Meeting. Send three copies of the nominated paper to: Paul Lichterman, Department of Sociology, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. 08540; e-mail: plichter@princeton.edu


Sociology of Education: David Lee Stevenson Graduate Student Paper Award

The Sociology of Education section presents this annual award for an outstanding paper written by a graduate student or students on a topic in education. The author must be a graduate student at the time of submission, and all authors must have been graduate students when the paper was written. The paper may be published or under review, but all papers submitted for this award must have been written in the last two years. Papers submitted to last yearÂ’s competition are not eligible. Students who are not section members are welcome to submit papers. All papers will be reviewed blindly. Please send six copies of the paper by March 1, 2002 to: Meredith Phillips, School of Public Policy and Social Research, University of California, Los Angeles, 3250 Public Policy Building, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1656; (310) 794-5475; e-mail: phillips@sppsr.ucla.edu.


Sociology of Emotions Graduate Student Paper Award

Nominations are being sought to honor a member of the Section for publishing the most outstanding article-length graduate student paper that contributes to the sociology of emotions empirically, theoretically, or methodologically. Authors must be graduate students at the time of the paperÂ’s submission. Multiple-authored papers are eligible if all authors are graduate students. Papers submitted for presentation or publication and those already presented or published are eligible, as are unpublished and yet-to-be-presented papers. To submit a nomination, please send three copies of the paper and a cover letter stating how it advances the sociological study of emotions by March 1, 2002 to: Clinton R. Sanders, Department of Sociology, Box 2068, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269.


Sociology of the Family Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper

Papers (with a maximum length of 35 pages in total, including an abstract of no more than 150 words, text, tables, figures, references, and footnotes) submitted for this award must be entirely student-authored, and they must deal with an important theoretical issue or significant empirical problem in the field of sociology of the family. The award includes $500 towards travel expenses to attend the 2002 ASA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, where the award is presented. Eligible student authors include masterÂ’s students and pre-doctoral students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program or who have graduated no earlier than December of 2001. Papers that have been accepted for publication remain eligible for submission. The name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and/or fax number, and institutional affiliation of the author must be indicated on the title page, along with graduate student status (year in the program and expected date of MA or PhD degree). Support letters from faculty advisors are not necessary and are not encouraged. The deadline for submission is April 1, 2002. Electronic submissions, as Word or PDF format attachments, are encouraged. Please send submissions to: Kathleen Gerson, Department of Sociology, New York University, New York, NY 10003; phone: (212) 998-8376; e-mail: Kathleen.gerson@nyu.edu.


Sociology of Law Student Paper Awards (separate awards for graduate and undergraduate papers)

The Sociology of Law Section announces its Annual Student Paper Awards. The Section will award prizes for both the best graduate paper and undergraduate paper. Winners will receive their award at the ASA Annual Meeting in Chicago, August 2002. Papers may address any topic in the Sociology of Law. Papers may be reports of any kind of original research, including empirical and theoretical contributions or evaluations of existing scholarship. Originality, clarity, and analyses of substantive social issues are typically seen as important advantages. Entries should be double-spaced and not exceed 35 pages in length (including tables, appendices, and references). Entries should follow ASA style. Papers must have been written while the student was a graduate or undergraduate student. Papers that have been accepted for publication or already published at the time of submission are not eligible. Papers may be submitted by students or by professors on behalf of their students. Please send one copy of the paper as well as one copy on disc (in Microsoft Word format), with specification of student standing (undergraduate or graduate), to be received by March 30, 2002 to: Elizabeth Hoffmann, Department of Sociology, Purdue University, Stone Hall, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1365; fax: (765) 496-1476; e-mail: hoffmanne@soc.purdue.edu.


Sociology of Population: Graduate Student Paper Award in Social Demography

The Population Section announces the call for papers for the Graduate Student Paper Award in Social Demography. This award consists of a plaque, a cash prize, and support for travel expenses to attend the 2002 ASA meeting in Chicago. The unpublished or published paper can be sole-authored or have multiple student authors. The author(s) must be a current graduate student or must have finished their PhD in the previous 12 months. The paper must use a sociological perspective to address an issue of relevance to contemporary demography, broadly defined, purely technical papers are not eligible. The paper need not be on the ASA program and the author(s) need not be a member of the Population Section of the ASA. The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2002. Send three copies of your paper and the name and telephone number of the registrar of your degree-granting university to: Rebecca Clark, Student Paper Award Chair, Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch (DBSB), National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), 6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 8B07, MSC 7510, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510; e-mail: rclark@mail.nih.gov.


Sociology of Religion Student Paper Award

Either published or unpublished papers are eligible for the Student Paper Award, but note that if the paper is published, it may not compete for both the student paper award and the article award. Papers between 20-40 manuscript pages (including notes, tables, and references) will be considered. Authors must be students at the time the nomination is submitted, and the papers must have been presented or published in 2001 or 2002 to be eligible for the 2002 award. Nominations must be received no later than May 1, 2002 by Professor John H. Evans, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540 (address until June 2002); e-mail: jhevans@ucsd.edu.


Sociology of Sexualities Graduate Student Paper Award

This award is given to a paper authored by a student currently enrolled in a graduate program. A paper may be co-authored by two or more students in which case they will share the award (papers co-authored with faculty are not eligible). The predominant focus of the paper should be sexualities. Papers should be manuscript length and no longer than 35 typed, double-spaced pages. The submission deadline is March 30, 2002. Please send three copies of the paper to: Tina Fetner, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Cornell College, 600 First Street West, Mount Vernon, IA 52314; e-mail: tfetner@cornellcollege.edu.