Professor Peter Berger (1929-2017)

Professor Emeritus Peter Berger passed away last week on June 27th, 2017. He leaves an impressive legacy characterized by influential sociological work, intellect and dedication to the social sciences.  He was the founding director of BU’s Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs (CURA), and was a College of Arts & Sciences professor emeritus of […]

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Professor Emerita Brigitte Berger (1928 – 2015)

On May 28th 2015 Professor Emerita Brigitte Berger passed away.   In a career that spanned almost half a century, Brigitte Berger wrote many influential books on the sociology of family, knowledge and social change. She was on the faculties of the Hunter College of the City of New York, Long Island University, Wellesley College and […]

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Emeritus Professor George Psathas honored by Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences

At its annual meeting, November 1-3, 2012, in Rochester, N.Y., the Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences (SPHS) honored George Psathas, Emeritus Professor of Sociology (Boston University) for his contributions to phenomenological sociology and ethnomethodology with a special session and a Festschrift, Interaction and Everyday Life, edited by Frances Chaput Waksler and Hisashi Nasu, published by Lexington […]

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Sally Whelan Cassidy, a professor in the Sociology Department from the early 1970s through the early 1990s, passed away at her home in Chestnut Hill on June 10.  Cassidy received the PhD degree from the University of Chicago in 1959, with a dissertation titled, “Some Aspects of Lay Leadership.”  Cassidy and long-time friend Paule Verdet […]

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Harvard University recently announced the establishment of the Mark G. Field Honorary Fund, in recognition of the breadth and excellence of Prof. Field’s work at Harvard in the sociology of medicine. An anonymous $1 million gift will benefit especially continued scholarship in Public Health. Prof. Field served for many years on the faculty of BU’s […]

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