International Society for Quality of Life Studies 

Monthly E-News 

MARCH  2016 Edition

 Read below for news and updates within the field of Quality-of-Life Studies

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ISQOLS DISCUSSION GROUPS

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GROUP DIRECTOR POSITIONS!

ISQOLS has created six categorical and thematic discussion groups within the organization. These discipline-specific groups, help focus attention on specific topics and categories within Quality-of-Life studies and help define "quality-of-life" in more tangible and applicable ways.  It also helps ISQOLS move towards interdisciplinary research by encouraging members to interact with researchers from different backgrounds based upon a similar interest in a particular category.

All six discussion groups will be primarily facilitated online on the isqols.org website, via the groups online forums. Each discussion group will also be represented at the ISQOLS Annual Conferences as “program tracks” for paper and presentation submissions.

JOIN A DISCUSSION GROUP TODAY!

All ISQOLS Members are invited to join any Discussion Group of interest on our forums page on our website: http://www.isqols.org/forums/

ISQOLS DISCUSSION GROUP DIRECTOR POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Positions available: 6, one for each of the 6 ISQOLS Discussion Groups

CLICK HERE TO VIEW BENEFITS, REQUIREMENTS AND TO APPLY!

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The 2016 ISQOLS Annual Conference Session Chairs, Habib Tiliouine and Richard Estes, are seeking paper abstracts for a session they are organizing called, "Life and its qualities in Islamic societies: Past and present". If you have a paper that would fit this session, please email your abstract to: 

htiliouine@yahoo.fr and restes@sp2.upenn.edu.

 
Announcement: 
Abstracts are sought for inclusion in a special session on "Life and its qualities in Islamic Societies: Past and Present".  The special session will bring together scholars from many regions of the world and is expected to be cross-disciplinary. Your evidence-based perspective(s) on advances in life quality and well-being occurring in many areas of the Islamic world are especially welcome. Help will be provided to persons in preparing competitive proposals for inclusion in the special session.

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Over 100 paper abstracts have been submitted for the 2016 ISQOLS Annual Conference--- don't miss the deadline! 

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP PROPOSALS FINAL DEADLINE: APRIL 15TH!

Please consider submitting a paper abstract or pre-conference workshop proposal for the 14th Annual ISQOLS Conference in Seoul, South Korea (August 25th-27th). This year's conference is poised to be an excellent collection of research, bridging quality-of-life experiences from east to west! 

Abstracts and Workshop Proposals due April 15th.

 For more details, visit:

http://www.isqolsseoul2016.org/

REMINDER: There is NO CONFERENCE FEE for ISQOLS members!

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ISQOLS Oral Histories Spotlight

ISQOLS.org is proud to feature several Oral History videos Of Prominent Quality of Life Researchers. The oral history videos are a great resource for exploring and understanding quality of life among different cultures and through different academic lenses. 

 

This month's highlighted video is of Rhonda Phillips, current ISQOLS President. Click here to see a full list of videos on isqols.org.

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ISQOLS Members Accomplishments

Congratulations to ISQOLS member, Mònica Guillen-Royo, on the publication of her first book, "Sustainability and Wellbeing: Human Scale development in Practice", where she explores the practical ways to progress towards environmental sustainability and quality of life following the Human Scale Development proposal by Chilean economist Manfred Max-Neef. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE. Read REVIEWS HERE.

 

 Do you have an accomplishment you'd like to share in our next E-News edition? . If you would like to share any of your research, publications, ideas, questions, or opportunities, please send them to ISQOLS Executive Director, Jill Johnson, at office@isqols.org and that information will be shared with our membership and community.

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Quality-of-Life Related News, Links, Resources

Introducing a new Springer journal: International Journal of Applied Positive Psychology

New Book: "Mobile Communication and the Family
  Book Series: Mobile Communication in Asia: Local Insights, Global Implications"
Editor/s: Lim, Sun Sun
http://www.springer.com/-/0/AVMyYAeK2brxj7RSvtKX

Social Indicators Research. Volume 126 Number 3 is now available online

Journal of Happiness Studies. Volume 17 Number 2 is now available online.

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