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Kevin Buckler, Michael Cavanaugh, and Barbara Belbot are co-editing Criminal Justice and Law, first on-line journal housed at University of Houston – Downtown.

- Larry Karson published Images of Aviation: Houston Aviation with the 1940 Air Terminal Museum.

- Colin Dalton published "Utilizing Karaoke in the ESL Classroom: The Beatles, a collaboration with Owain Lewis from Seoul, South Korea in English in Texas. He will make a presentation on this topic at the TESOL Regional Conference.

- Rebecca Pfeffer, supported by a grant from the Stardust Fund, undertook a study and produced a report for Mayor Parker. The report is titled Human trafficking in Houston, Texas: An Assessment of Local Agency Understanding, Response, and Collaboration.

- Krista Gehring published "Out in the open: The consequences of intimate partner violence for victims in same-sex and opposite-sex relationships in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

- With the encouragement and support of Diane Miller, teacher candidate, Heather Echols published a piece entitled "Small Moments" in the West Houston Area Council of Teachers of English newsletter.

- Janice Ahmad and Barbara Belbot served on the promotional assessment board for Constable Precinct 3 and received a letter of commendation from Chief Deputy Aaron Tyksinski.

- Dawn McCarty and Dana Smith will be attending the National Association of Social Work Conference in support of BSW students who will be making presentations at the conference.

- Christal Burnett and Carol Boethel will represent Urban Education at the upcoming Pace System Performance Analysis for Colleges of Education meeting in Austin, Texas.

- Laura Valcore will present her paper, "Laws Can't Change Us: The Impact of Hate Crime Laws on the Social Construction of Gays," at the American Society of Criminology Conference.

- During the annual conference of the Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts in January, 2016, Diane Miller will be instated as Vice-President of the organization.

- Michael Cavanaugh is serving on the President's UHD Campus Carry Workgroup.

- Laura Mitchell will present her paper, "Student Engagement, What Does It Look Like in the Urban Education Classroom?" at the Association of Teacher Educators' Conference.

- Four UHD Masters in Criminal Justice students, Matt Carter, Renee Lamberton, Herb Martinez, and Keith Satterwhite attended the Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice conference where they participated on a panel moderated by Michael Cavanaugh and discussed recent Supreme Court decisions related to policing.

- Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice student, Maria Bitgood won first place in the undergraduate student paper conference at the Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice conference. Her faculty sponsor is Janice Ahmad and her paper "Foodservice quality and satisfaction: A preliminary study on attitudes about foodservice in a correctional facility" stemmed from an internship with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.

Rebecca Pfeffer and the graduate students in her course on structural injustice and ow it impacts the criminal justice system, contacted Vida Robertson to invite him to visit her class. As a result, Dr. Pfeffer and her students were invited to attend a luncheon with Cornel West.

- Ron Beebe's paper, "Common Professional Language: An Elusive, Yet Critical Foundational Piece of Promoting Clinical Practice," has been accepted for presentation at the American Educational Research Association annual conference.

- Krista Gehring will present two papers, "Buyers and Sellers of Sex in Houston: Gendered Outcomes n Prostitution Arrests and Case Depositions" and "An Empirical Test of the Pathways Perspective" and a poster, "Are There Gender Differences in the Risk Factors for Delinquency" at the American Society of Criminology Conference.

- Bernardo Pohl, will present his paper, "Understanding Special Education: Tailoring Social Studies for Exceptional Children" at the National Council of Social Studies Conference.

- Kevin Buckler​ will present two papers, "The Role of Ideology on the U.S. Supreme Court: An Analysis of Voting Patterns and Published Opinions in Salient Criminal Procedure Cases" and "Stressors and Coping Mechanisms of First Responders: A Qualitative Analysis of Interviews with Medical Examiner Personnel" at the American Society of Criminology Conference.

- Laura Mitchell published an article, "Intentionally Creating a Cultural Identity and Culturally Responsive Teaching Practice Workshop" in the International Journal of Diversity in Education.

- ​​Larry Karson will present his paper, "Policing Beyond the Pale: Sacrificing Civil Rights for Achievement, Advancement and Affiliation" at the American Society of Criminology Conference.​


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