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Archive for December, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Oscar Casares’ “Amigoland” Selected As 2010 Mayor’s Book Club Pick

thumbamigoCasares, Oscar 2009Oscar Casares’ novel, “Amigoland,” (2009, Little, Brown) is the ninth annual official selection of the Mayor’s Book Club. The selection was announced at a press conference held by Mayor Lee Leffingwell on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at City Hall in downtown Austin.

Casares was in attendance during the announcement. His novel, set on the South Texas-Mexico border, is the story of estranged brothers Don Fidencio Rosales, nearly 92 years old, and Don Celestino, 20 years his junior. Celestino finds himself involved with…

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sociologist Wins Best Book Award

giving_backMarc Musick, associate professor of sociology and College of Liberal Arts associate dean for student affairs, won the Best Book Award for “Volunteers: A Social Profile” (Indiana University Press, 2007) from the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organization and Voluntary Action.

Musick and John Wilson, co-author of the book and professor of sociology at Duke University, accepted the award on Nov. 19 at the organization’s national conference.

In “Volunteers: A Social Profile,” Musick and Wilson cover a broad range of topics, including volunteer…