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The 1st bit for my newly reborn Ties & Bonds column for Connections. A 
lovely way to begin. Hope you saw him at #sunbelt2016

Ron Breiger gets rare distinction of Regent's Professor at U Arizona, 
4/16. Here's UA's blurb: "One of the world's foremost authorities on the 
modeling and analysis of social networks, Breiger has played an important 
role in applying network analytic techniques to the study of terrorism. 
His research leveraged mathematics to study cultural systems and societal 
relationships and established foundational and algorithmic principles for 
computational tools used worldwide today. Breiger remains a very active 
researcher, as evidenced by his continuing ability to receive substantial 
support from many different funding agencies. His commitment to 
undergraduate and graduate education is exceptional. Many of his students 
are now renowned scholars in their own right. His contributions to 
scholarly professional service are vast, and one of the most significant 
was his chairmanship of a National Academy of Sciences workshop on dynamic 
social network modeling and analysis in 2002. Other highly influential 
positions he has held include election as chair of the Section on 
Mathematical Sociology of the American Sociological Association, and 
editor of Social Networks."

   Barry Wellman
    A vision is just a vision if it's only in your head
    Step by step, link by link, putting it together
                  Streisand/Sondheim
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