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NewsNotes 121 News Notes Ourreaders will note that the masthead of the Canadian Review of American Studies presents a new face to the world in two important ways. First, as a result of gratifyingly increased support from subscribers and contributors, the Review will, beginning with this number, become a thrice-yearly publication .For 1979at least, individual membership in the CAAS will remain at$ 15 perannum, but we have had to increase the annual institutional subscription from$8 per annum to $12.00 per annum. It should be noted, however, that the increase is on a quid pro quo basis. Second, Bruce C. Daniels of the Department of History at the University of Winnipeg replaces T. E. Vadney of the Department of History at the University of Manitoba as Co-editor. The Editorial Board accepted with regret Tom Vadney's resignation, effective November I, 1978, and they wish him well in his future endeavors. THE FIFTEENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE CANADIAN \SSOCIATION FOR AMERICAN STUDIES will be held at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, November 1-3, 1979, on the topic, "The Westward Movement." For further informatibn please write to Professor Peter Buitenhuis, Chairman, Program Committee, Department of English, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., Canada V5A IS6. The American Historical RevieH' is interested in expanding its file of book reviewersin Canadian history. The editors invite scholars with appropriate credentials in this field to write, requesting reviewer cards, to Arnerican Historical Review, Ballantine Hall 721, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47401. 4/ternative Futures, the journal of utopian studies, commenced publication \\ith Vol. l, No. 1, Spring, 1978. It is sponsored by the Human Dimensions Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in cooperation with the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School and the Humanities Department, College of Engineering. Published quarterly, Alternative Futures solicits manuscripts in utopian and futures-oriented scholarship. It features material fromthe entire range of disciplines bearing on utopian and futures thinking: philosophy, history and literature on the one hand, and ecology, sociology, politicalscience and values aspects of science and technology on the other. For further information write to Merritt Abrash, Co-editor, Alternative Fwures, Human Dimensions Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12181. i\t the last APSA convention in New York City, a group of political scientists t!ngaged in research in the presidency met to form a PRESIDENCY RESEARCH GROUP (PRG). It was felt that those who share this interest wouldwelcome the exchange of ideas throughout the year and during the comention. Two panels devoted to research on the presidency are being organizedunder Professor Harry Bailey's subsection of the official program. 122 News Notes These panels are listed in a forthcoming issue of PS. In addition to these.' several panels under the aegis of the PRG will also be organized, noneof which will conflict in time or content with Professor Bailey's panels. Those who wish to present papers on the PRG panels are invited to make three copies of descriptions and submit one to each of the following: 1)Fred Greenstein , Department of Politics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540: 2) Tom Cronin, Department of Political Science, University of Delaware. Newark, Delaware 19711; 3) Steve Wayne, Department of Political Science. George Washington University, Washington, D.C. In addition, PRGwillplan a round table on the presidency on a theme of common interest. PRG plans to distribute a newsletter twice this year describing current research on the presidency. Scholars are invited to write Professor Lester G. Seligman. Department of Political Science, University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill. 61801. describing their research interests. They are asked to enclose two dollarsto help defray the costs of publication of the newsletter and other administrati\e costs. ...


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