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Pamala Wiepking has joined the Erasmus Center for Strategic Philanthropy (ESCP) at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Prior this Pamala was at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. As an assistant professor in Rotterdam she will continue to focus her research on household giving and philanthropy. Her main topic of interest considers the explanation of cross-national differences in philanthropic giving. As part of this project, she is looking to bring together researchers as well as micro datasets from different countries that include questions on giving and volunteering. More information can be found at Pamala’s website. Researchers interested in this project are invited to contact Pamala directly. Pamala will remain in her position as secretary on ERNOP board. Her new contact details: 
Dr. Pamala Wiepking
Erasmus University Rotterdam | FSW | Department of Sociology & Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy (ECSP)
Postal address: P.O. box 1738 | 3000 DR Rotterdam | The Netherlands
Visiting address: M-building | room M6-44 | Burgemeester Oudlaan 50 | Rotterdam
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For the second time in his career, Jon Van Til has been awarded the position of Fulbright Specialist. Van Til will be assigned to the ELTE University in Budapest and will be in residence there for six weeks during for the academic year 2010-2011. Van Til’s first appointment as Fulbright Specialist was in 2006 at the University of Ulster’s INCORE (International Conflict Resolution), which he also served as Fulbright Distinguished Professor in 2004. His tasks during his new assignment will involve advising on the development of new master’s level programs in the area of applied social science at the ELTE University, delivering a series of public and academic lectures, and consulting with community based organizations on issues of peacebuilding and conflict resolution. Van Til is Professor Emeritus of Urban Studies and Community Planning at Rutgers University (Camden) and currently serves as Executive Secretary of the Civil Society Design Network, an international group of senior scholars and activists. He is also President of the Fulbright Association of Philadelphia/Delaware Valley and teaches occasional courses at Rutgers and the University of Colorado (Denver).
Amy Singer of Tel Aviv University has received the ARNOVA Best Book Award for her book, Charity in Islamic Society. The book was published by Cambridge University Press in 2008 and explains the basic concepts and institutions of Muslim charity, including the obligation to give on an annual basis. Charitable endowments shaped Muslim societies and cultures in every era. This book demonstrates how historical circumstances, social status, gender, age and other factors interacted with religious ideals to create a rich variety of charitable practices, from the beginnings of Islam to the present day. 

Eva Garrow of the University of California, Los Angeles received the RGK/ARNOVA Prize for New Research at ARNOVA’s 39th Annual Conference.

Takayuki Yoshioka, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, received an Emerging Scholars Award and Catherine E. Herrold, Duke University, was a participant at the ARNOVA Doctoral Fellows Seminar during the 2010 conference. 

Rekha Ramish Gaonkar, received the Silver Jubilee Best Teacher Award of Goa University at the hands of His Excellency, the Governor of Goa and Chancellor of Goa University, Dr. S. S. Sidhu.  This award was presented on the 26th Foundation Day of Goa University i.e., on the valedictory function of the Silver Jubilee celebration of Goa University held at Kala Academy, Panaji, Goa, India. The selection Committee selected Rekha Gaonkar, taking into consideration her sincere contribution in innovative teaching, learning methods, research projects, publications and extension activities. She is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Economics. 

Bernard Enjolras, received the 2010 Best Article Award from the Academy of Management Public and Nonprofit (PNP) Division for his paper entitled, "A Governance-Structure Approach to Voluntary Organizations,” published in 2009 in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.  Some comments given by the Committee members: "This article breaks new ground in our understanding of voluntary organizations. Using the governance structure of nonprofits as a way to understand why nonprofits, in contrast to market and government failure theories, exist and perform. We get a more complete picture of how reciprocity or donative gifts are exchanged through nonprofits and how governance structures may result in undermining trustworthiness and efficiency. A case study is also provided to enhance our theoretical understanding of this approach.”  "I think this article makes a huge contribution that the conceptualization offered here—stressing the governance structure as well as the role of reciprocal coordination—provides a corrective to these theories while synthesizing them in a unified framework by introducing a plurality of action rationale of coordination mechanisms and of coordination failures.”

Felipe Portocarrero has been elected by the University Assembly to serve as Rector of La Universidad del Pacífico for 2009-2014. His term as Rector began on June 15, 2009. Dr. Portocarrero brings much experience to his new position, holding his Doctorate in Sociology from St. Anthony’s College, University of Oxford. He received his Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Sociology from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Dr. Portocarrero currently serves as Academic Head of the Department of Social Sciences and Politics and is Professor of Contemporary Social Thought and Sociology. He is on the board of directors of ISTR and currently serving as the Co-Chair of the 2010 Conference Academic Committee.

Congratulations to Eleanor Brown and James M. Ferris for winning the NVSQ Best Article Award at the 2008 ARNOVA Conference. The article, A Social Capital and Philanthropy: An Analysis of the Impact of Social Capital on Individual Giving and Volunteering, appeared in NVSQ Volume 36: pp. 85-99; 2007.

Eugene R. Tempel, executive director of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, will become president of the Indiana University Foundation on September 1, 2008. Tempel, who has led the Center since September 1997, played an integral role in envisioning and founding it a decade earlier and has been involved in its development throughout its 20-year history. Under his leadership, the Center has experienced substantial growth and made many important contributions to philanthropy education, research and practice. Patrick M. Rooney, Ph.D., director of research at the Center, will serve as its interim executive director.

The UK’s first dedicated research Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy (CGAP) represents the first significant UK investment in research on the major issues affecting charitable giving and philanthropy. Co-Directors are Jenny Harrow and Cathy Pharoah. As Professor of Voluntary Sector Management in the Centre for Charity Effectiveness, Cass Business School, Jenny Harrow leads the Centre’s research interests in voluntary and community sector organisations. She is also a member of the Faculty of Management’s Centre for Research in Corporate Governance. Jenny has held a range of London-based posts in the voluntary sector and is an active trustee board member of a South London university settlement and a grantmaking trust. Cathy Pharoah is Professor of Charity Funding at Cass Business School and also directs Third Sector Prospect research consultancy. Cathy has been involved in publishing key data on charitable giving in the UK for several years, and has just produced a new publication, the Charity Market Monitor 2008, which updates figures for all areas of UK philanthropy. She is Chair of the Advisory Group for the Northern Rock Foundation’s "Third Sector Trends Study,” a member of the OTS Steering Group for the Evaluation of Futurebuilders, board member and treasurer of the Voluntary Sector Studies Network (VSSN), and advisory board member of the Institute of Volunteering Research.

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