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August 29, 2014

XII ISQOLS Conference: Important news for registration

Dear ISQOLS-members,

 

the XII. Quality of Life-conference in Berlin, Germany is approaching quickly.

Only two more weeks and the international community for QoL-studies is meeting in Berlin to discuss and share their latest findings. Due to the vacation season and the short registration period, we have waived the late registration fees.

But we would like to ask you to register as soon as possible at http://www.isqols.org/berlin2014/registration/conference-registration/.

 

If you are coming with more than three people from one institution, you might qualify for institutional rates. In this case please contact us at berlin2014@isqols.org

 

You will find the revised program of the conference here!

 

Come explore new horizons in quality of life with us!

Peter Krause & Jessica Ordemann



August 14, 2014

NEW SCHOLAR CONFERENCE GRANTS

Attending the ISQOLS 12th Conference in Berlin?

If you are a new scholar to quality of life studies, apply for a travel grant of $500 US. New scholars are doctoral students or graduates of doctoral programs within the last three years and have been accepted to present at the conference September 15 – 18.

Send your name, status of degree program/year of study, area of study, title and time of your presentation to:

Rhonda Phillips
President, ISQOLS
rphillips@purdue.edu

Our committee will review applications and select up to five awardees.

Due date: August 28, 2014



August 12, 2014

Social Indicators Research, Vol. 118, Issue 2

Social Indicators Research, Vol. 118, Issue 2 is now available at SpringerLink.

View the TOC here.



Child Indicators Research, Vol. 7, Issue 3

Child Indicators Research, Vol. 7, Issue 3 is now available at SpringerLink.

View the TOC here.



Journal of Happiness Studies, Vol. 15, Issue 4

Journal of Happiness Studies, Vol. 15, Issue 4 is now available at SpringerLink.

View the TOC here.



Social Indicators Research, Vol. 118, Issue 3

Social Indicators Research, Vol. 118, Issue 3 is now available at SpringerLink.

View the TOC here.



Applied Research in Quality of Life, Vol. 9, Issue 3

Applied Research in Quality of Life, Vol. 9, Issue 3 is now available on SpringerLink.

View the TOC here.

 



August 11, 2014

Call for Best Practices on Food Security – Expo Milan 2015

The Scientific Commitee for Expo Milan 2015 is pleased to invite​​ ISQOLS​ members and followers to get involved into the recognition and promotion of “Best Sustainable Development Practices on Food Security”, by spreading the knowledge of the call among its members and followers.

Expo Milan 2015, in partnership with CIHEAM Bari and University Politecnico of Milan-METID, created the BSDP Call aiming at collecting worldwide best practices, experiences and projects involving food, in order to share and disseminate knowledge on the theme and its priorities and facilitate the reuse and the implementation of valuable solutions in different contexts.

Initiatives recognized as Best Practices will have to be in line with the following five thematic priorities:

  • Sustainable management of natural resources
  • Quantitative & qualitative enhancement of crop growing products
  • Socio-economic dynamics and global markets
  • Sustainable development of small rural communities
  • Food consumption patterns: diet, environment, society, economy and health

 

The call will close on September 15th, 2014.

The final results will be published on November 27th 2014.

Selected applications will be rewarded with high visibility at the Pavilion Zero during Expo 2015!

The call and the information to take part to this initiative are attached to this email, and also available at this link:

www.feedingknowledge.net/best-practice

The Best Practices collection and recognition will be supported by the Feeding Knowledge Program (www.feedingknowledge.net), which aims at establishing an international scientific network for research and innovation to promote and transfer knowledge on food security and to sustain policies and programs that really meet the needs of Developing Countries.

I thereby ask you kindly share the news about this project to ​your contacts and/or to indicate eventual organizations that could meet the requirements for the application, so that I can contact them personally.

For any further need or info, please contact me.

Best regards,

Raffaele Matacena

University of Gastronomic Sciences Reference Person for the Expo 2015 Scientific Committee
Best Sustainable Development Practices on Food Security Project

Email: raffamatacena@gmail.com



July 23, 2014

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: ISQOLS 2014 AWARDS

ISQOLS calls for nominations to the following awards:

 

  • Research Fellow Award: The basic requirement for eligibility to be designated a Fellow shall be evidence of a substantial contribution to QOL research.
  • Distinguished QOL Researcher Award: The basic requirement for eligibility to be designated a Distinguished QOL Researcher shall be evidence of a lifetime and substantial contribution to QOL research.
  • Distinguished Service Award: The basic requirement for eligibility to be given a Distinguished Service Award is outstanding service to the Society in a leadership position (e.g., president
  • Award for the Betterment of the Human Condition: The basic requirement for eligibility for this award is significant accomplishment by an organization (private or public sector organization) to the development and use of QOL measures in serving its constituency.

 

Nominations should be supported by relevant information, such as personal biographical sketches and CVs and a description of the organization’s activities and a list of its accomplishments. Please send any nomination to ISQOLS Office (office@isqols.org)

 

The deadline for nominating candidates is August 10th, 2014. Afterwards the Nominating Committee will screen the nominations and those selected nominations will be considered by ISQOLS Board of Directors in order to reach a final decision.

 

Thanks for your help, regards

Graciela Tonon

VP-External Affairs, Chair of the Nominating Committee



July 16, 2014

Fundraising report and appeal

Dear ISQOLS members,

Joe Sirgy and Richard Estes have had considerable success in generating the funds needed to fully  endow our new lecture series to honor the stellar contributions to our field made by Ed Diener and Alex Michalos. 

We are still approximately $5,000 short of meeting our goal, however, and the attached spreadsheet is both a summary of their fundraising outcomes and an appeal for additional contributions.

The spreadsheet reports the results of the campaign since its launch in April, 2014 as well as contributions to the ISQOLS foundation that were carried forward from previous years.

Please view the fundraising report here (pdf file)

Please contribute to this important appeal if you possibly can. All donations may be made using the ISQOLS Foundation tab located on the the Society’s main homepage http://www.isqols.org/foundation-overview/.

Richard Estes and Joe Sirgy

 

 

 




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