***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** 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 _______________________________________________________________________ NetLab Network FRSC INSNA Founder http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman twitter: @barrywellman NETWORKED:The New Social Operating System Lee Rainie & Barry Wellman MIT Press http://amzn.to/zXZg39 Print $17 Kindle $11 _______________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.