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Congratulations! Well deserved.

Jennie Law
Doctoral Student
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, University at Albany
845-863-5045


On Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 3:43 AM, Barry Wellman <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

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> Unexpected, and overwhelming. What an honour and what company to keep.
>
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>   Barry Wellman
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>   NETWORKED:The New Social Operating System. Lee Rainie & Barry Wellman
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> Network Theorist Barry Wellman Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from
> the Oxford Internet Institute
> (text for OII Awards website)
>
> Professor Barry Wellman, co-director of NetLab at the Faculty of
> Information (iSchool) of the University of Toronto, has been awarded an OII
> Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his extraordinary record of
> scholarship in social network theory and Internet research which has
> contributed so much to our understanding of life online.
>
> A Canadian-American sociologist, his overarching interest is in the
> paradigm shift from group-centered relations to networked individualism.
> His research examines virtual community, the virtual workplace, social
> support, community, kinship, friendship, and social network theory and
> methods. His methodological contributions have been for the analysis of
> ego-centered or "personal" networks - defined from the standpoint of an
> individual. This calls for somewhat different techniques than the more
> common social network practice of analysing a single large network.
>
> Barry Wellman said "I am deeply honoured by this. And want to pay tribute
> to the many NetLab members - and Networked co-author Lee Rainie - who have
> been my wonderful intellectual playmates through the years."
>
> OII Acting Director, Dr Victoria Nash said "Barry Wellman's approach to
> studying the networks that connect us as individuals has had a profound
> effect on the field of Internet research, reflected in much of the work of
> our colleagues and students. We are delighted to honour his contribution
> today. "
>
> The top-cited Canadian sociologist, Wellman's current work continues to
> focus on the interplay between information and communication technologies,
> especially the Internet, social relations and social structure. He was
> elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2007.
>
> The award will be presented on 7th November in Oxford, at an awards dinner
> and ceremony that also includes Lifetime Achievement awards for Sir Tim
> Berners Lee and Dame Stephanie Shirley.
>
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