[CITASA] [Air-L] not so humble bragged

Saskia Sassen sjs2 at columbia.edu
Fri Jun 20 14:03:14 EDT 2014

fantstic!!! you deserve it and more!

On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 5:55 PM, Mark Chen <markdangerchen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Totally awesome Barry!
> mark
> On Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 12:43 AM, Barry Wellman <wellman at chass.utoronto.ca>
> wrote:
>> Unexpected, and overwhelming. What an honour and what company to keep.
>>   Barry Wellman
>>  _______________________________________________________________________
>>   NetLab                        FRSC                      INSNA Founder
>>   Faculty of Information (iSchool)                 611 Bissell Building
>>   140 St. George St.    University of Toronto    Toronto Canada M5S 3G6
>>   http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman          twitter: @barrywellman
>>                  NSA/CSEC: Canadian and American citizen
>>   NETWORKED:The New Social Operating System. Lee Rainie & Barry Wellman
>>   MIT Press            http://amzn.to/zXZg39      Print $14  Kindle $16
>>                  Old/NewCyberTimes http://bit.ly/c8N9V8
>>   ________________________________________________________________________
>> 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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> --
> You see before you Mark Chen, PhD. Above his head appears the label
> "Director, Pepperdine Gameful Design Lab."
> Do you send him a tweet (@mcdanger), check out his website
> (markdangerchen.net), or respond to this email?
> He looks at you expectantly with a smile.
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Saskia Sassen
Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology and
Co-Chair, Committee on Global Thought
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