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By Naomi M. Hall and Jonathan Iuzzini, Forward Co-Editors

“Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile.” ~William Cullen Bryant

In the summer newsletter, we talked about the upcoming 2009 APA meeting in Toronto. In this issue of the Forward, we have a number of articles highlighting reflections and experiences from the annual APA meeting this past August. One of the articles entitled, “Psychology-Community Engagement: Partnering for Social Change,” is written by SPSSI Past President (2009-2010) Susan Opotow. Susan shares her experiences participating in the collaborative program spearheaded by SPSSI. This effort highlighted the theory and practice of partnerships between psychologists and diverse and economically challenged communities. Additionally, several participants shared their thoughts on the impact of such efforts on their personal and professional perspectives. Also in this issue, Kevin Lanning writes his inaugural column as the new editor for the Analysis of Social Issues and Public Policy (ASAP). Additionally, an exciting opportunity for early career scholars is a workshop designed to focus on the needs of junior scholars within SPSSI. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the SPSSI conference, June 25-27, 2010 in New Orleans.

We are grateful to Denise Nation of Winston-Salem State University for her contribution to our Emerging Scholars column entitled, “Toward an Understanding of the Distributional Importance of Citizens’ Preferences for Police Work.” We received a great deal of positive feedback on the past two columns, and we hope that you will find Denise’s contribution of great interest, too.

Finally, we wish to thank everyone who contributed to this issue of the newsletter.

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