Society for Cross-Cultural Research Newsletter


Fall 2001


2002 Annual Meeting of SCCR and Registration Information Position Announcement
Student Paper and Travel Grant Awards A Call for Papers


The 31st Annual Meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research

Judith Gibbons, SCCR President Elect

The 31st annual meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research will be held from February 20 to February 24, 2002 at La Fonda On the Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It will be held in conjunction with the 2002 annual conference of The Association for the Study of Play (TASP).The web site for the meeting can be found at


Advance registration through February 1, 2002. On-site registration will be available at the conference. Registration will include a copy of the preliminary program, the final program and abstracts, a hand-crocheted Guatemalan bag, a wine & cheese reception, and refreshments between sessions. The banquet will be held on Friday evening, February 22, 2002.

SCCR members: $70 _____

Non- members: $80 _____

Retirees: $40 _____

Students: $30 _____

Banquet: $40 _____

Total enclosed: _____

Hotel Information:

La Fonda On the Plaza is located at 100 East San Francisco Street in downtown Santa Fe. Built in 1922 on the site of previous inns located at the termination of the Santa Fe Trail, it features Spanish pueblo style architecture as well as southwestern art and handicrafts. La Fonda is a member of the National Trust Historic Hotels of America. La Fonda’s website can be found at

Make reservations by calling toll-free 1-800-523-5002. You can call the hotel directly at 505-982-5511. Mention the Society for Cross-Cultural Research conference in order to receive the special room rates.


Room features: Individual climate control, a personal safe, a hair dryer, iron and ironing board, data port telephones, and cable television with premium channels and pay-per-view movies. Valet laundry is available. Food and Beverage: La Fonda On the Plaza features La Plazuela Restaurant in an enclosed patio setting and La Fiesta Lounge in the lobby with free live entertainment every night. Many other restaurants are within easy walking distance.

R & R: Indoor hot tubs and a large heated outdoor swimming pool. Massage services are also available.

Shops: La Fonda News Stand and clothing, jewelry, and arts stores are among those located in the hotel.

Room Rates for SCCR Conference:

Single occupancy: $139 plus 11.4375% tax. This rate will apply to attendees accompanied by a spouse or significant other.

Double occupancy: $149 plus 11.4375% tax. This rate will apply when two attendees share a room to defray conference expenses. There is a $15 per person charge for each additional person, beyond two, in a room. Children 12-and-under, however, stay free in the same room with parents, using existing bedding; rollaways are limited. The group rate will be honored two days pre- and post-convention dates.

Check-in time is 3:00pm; check-out time is 12:00 Noon. Room reservations must be made by January 20, 2002. Those made between January 20, 2002, and February 19, 2002, will be accepted only on a space and rate available basis. The usual rate for rooms at La Fonda is well over $200 per night, so be sure to make your reservations in a timely fashion. Additional information about the Santa Fe area and local hotels can be found at the Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau site:


While Santa Fe has a small airport, most will prefer to fly into Albuquerque. Transportation to Santa Fe is best accomplished via the Sandier Shuttle, a nonstop bus service that runs between the Albuquerque airport and Santa Fe. Reservations are important and may be made by calling Sandier Shuttle toll free, (888) 775-5696 or directly, (505) 243-3244. Travel is $20 each way, and you can pay the driver. Service directly to and from La Fonda hotel is available.

Student Paper and Travel Grant Awards

Judith Gibbons, SCCR President Elect

At the 2001 Meeting of SCCR, the Executive Committee voted to establish student paper awards to honor the memory of Dr. Leigh Minturn, who was killed in the 1999 EgyptAir Flight 990 crash.

Two prizes of $200 each will be given to the authors of the best Graduate Student Paper and the best Undergraduate Student Paper presented at the annual meetings. Winning papers will also be considered for publication in the SCCR journal, Cross-Cultural Research or in the journal World Cultures.

In addition, ten travel grants of $100 each will be given to graduate or undergraduate students who apply to attend the annual meeting. Grants will be given on a more or less first come basis, with distance from the meeting site being taken into account. Students must attend the meetings to collect the award. For information on how to apply for the awards or the grants, see the meeting website.

Position Announcement


The Psychology Department at the University of Saskatchewan is establishing a new, interdisciplinary graduate program in Culture and Human Development. This will be a Ph.D. program offering training in basic and applied research to create a new generation of developmental psychologists who are responsive to emerging questions regarding the cultural processes influencing human development.

We are seeking a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor rank to contribute to the development, implementation, and integration of this new program with existing strong Ph.D. programs in Clinical, Applied Social, and Basic Behavioral Sciences. Candidates with Ph.D.’s from any relevant discipline in Social Sciences or Humanities are encouraged to apply (e.g., Applied Developmental, Cultural Studies, Women’s & Gender Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Communication Studies, etc.). All candidates must have an active program of research in an area relevant to Culture and Human Development (e.g., cultural influences, popular media, cross-cultural comparisons). We are particularly interested in individuals with expertise in qualitative research, ethnography, and/or applied developmental methods. Candidates selected for interviews will have clearly demonstrated in a letter of intent how his/her program of research and teaching expertise would fit within a program in Culture and Human Development.

The University is committed to Employment Equity. Members of Designated Groups (women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities and visible minorities) are encouraged to self-identify on their applications. In accordance with immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed in the first instance to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Other qualified applicants, however, are strongly encouraged to apply. For further information please see or contact Dr. Lorrie Sippola at

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, statements outlining research and teaching interests, and 3 letters of reference to: Linda McMullen, Head, Department of Psychology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon,

Saskatchewan, S7N 5A5. Deadline for applications is 15 January 2002.

A Call for Papers

Global Interdependence and Language, Culture, and Business (CIBER 2002)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina: March 13-16, 2002

Conference themes:

The conference seeks to bring together business and language professionals and academics to discuss the juncture of foreign language, culture, and business in education today. Global interdependence demands an educational milieu to match reality. U.S. students must be able to take advantage of new opportunities, environments, organizations, and technologies that are shaping the world. Business/language/literature faculties possess untapped opportunities to join their respective disciplines to create curricula, pedagogies, educational materials, and technologies relevant for students' futures as part of an interdependent global economy.

Call for Papers, Extended Abstracts, and Posters:

We welcome submissions exploring theoretical, empirical, and practical approaches to integrating foreign language instruction, cross-cultural studies, and international business education to prepare for a globally interdependent world. Presentations on the following topics may focus on the K-12, undergraduate, post-graduate, or professional levels.

  • Business for Language Classes or Language for Business Classes? Cross disciplinary Approaches to Global Education
  • Business in International Literature and International Literature in Business
  • The Cultural Dimensions of Globalization and Equity (e.g., how do culture and language reflect profound economic changes)
  • Language for Specialized Uses: Educating for New Career Options

Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. Send 1-2 page proposals via email attachment to, with cc:

Deadline for receipt: 1/4/2002. Invitations to participate in the program will be issued by 1/18/02.

Call for Pre Conference Workshops:
March 13th will be devoted to pre conference workshops exploring computer technologies for teaching foreign languages, cross-cultural negotiations, and other managerial skills for a globally interdependent world. Workshop sessions will last 1.5 hours. Submissions welcome from both academics and commercial sources. Send workshop proposals via email attachment to, with cc:

Deadline for receipt: 1/4/2002. Invitations to participate in the program will be issued by 1/18/02.

Organized and hosted by the Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Cosponsored by the CIBERs at Brigham Young University, Florida International University, Michigan State University, Purdue University, San Diego State University, The Ohio State University, Thunderbird-The American Graduate School of International Management, University of Kansas, University of Pittsburgh, University of South Carolina, University of Texas-Austin, University of Utah, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.