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This may be of interest to network analysts looking at the Internet.

Best,
Alan

Graduate WebShop: The Impact of the Internet on Society
June 3-14, 2002

University of Maryland-College Park
Application deadline for best consideration: April 8, 2002

The Department of Sociology at the University of Maryland is hosting
the 2nd annual graduate student workshop--or WebShop.  Supported by a
grant from the National Science Foundation, 30-50 leading scholars and
experts who study the behavioral aspects of information technology will
discuss current issues and research.

Student enrolled in American universities will receive up to $750 as a
support grant as well as room and board.  Students will develop
original research projects as the basis for their thesis, dissertation,
or other publication.

Topics include, but are not limited to: Inequality/Digital Divide,
Public Access and Usage, Navigational Skills, Social Networks,
Time/Activity Displacement, and Social Capital Implications.  Please
access the WebShop web page for the latest information about the
WebShop and the invited participants.

Please find application information at: www.webuse.umd.edu

For more information:

Graduate WebShop
Department of Sociology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-1315
Email: [log in to unmask]
Phone: 301.405.6421
Fax: 301.314.6892