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December 2016

​​​- Nina Barbieri's paper, "Gang Membership and Self-Esteem: A Mixed Methods Approach" was accepted for presentation at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting.

- Ashley Blackburn, Rebecca Pfeffer, and Judith Harris' paper, "Serious about Change: A Gendered Examination of the Impact of Offense Type on Parole Success," was published in Women and Criminal Justice

- Kevin Buckler, Elizabeth Gilmore, Michael Cavanaugh, and Shannon Fowler's paper, "Ideological Divisiveness in Criminal Procedures Cases: Measuring Variability in U.S. Supreme Court Outcomes: was published in the Criminal Justice Review. 

- Laura Mitchell, Diana Miller, and Colin Dalton's paper, "Finding Latino/a voices in the storytelling process: Preservice teachers tell their stories in digital narratives," was published in the Journal of Family Strengths.

- Ashley Blackburn, the faculty sponsor for Lisa Carpenter's Community Engagement proposal, received word from the Center for Community Engagement and service Learning that Lisa's proposal, Santa Maria Hostel - Money Management Course, has been funded. 

- Kevin Buckler's paper, "Support for aggressive stop-and-frisk policy in NYC: Does perceived policy effectiveness and perceived disparate treatment explain observed racial and ethic divides?" was published in the Journal of Crime and Justice

- Krista Gehring's paper, "Sex Differences in Sources of Resilience and Vulnerability to Risk for Delinquency" was published in the Empirical Research section of J Youth Adolescence

- Diane Miller co-authored a paper with one of her undergraduate students, Heather Echols. The paper, "Meeting books, meeting authors," was published in English in Texas

- Kevin Buckler and Elizabeth Gilmore's paper, "Sounding off the U.S. Supreme Court criminal Procedure Cases: An Analysis of Published Editorials in National Print Media" was published in the Criminal Law Bulletin

- Social Worker hosted the first Evening Soiree on the Fourth Floor Terrace on December 1, 2016. The event celebrated community partners of the Social Work program who supervise the students in their field practicums, serve as adjunct instructor's participate on the Advisory Board for our program assist with the development of the Spanish track, or are guest speakers or interviewers during the mock interviews with students. Representatives from fourteen agencies or programs where in attendance. 

- Jacqueline Sack and Judith Quander received word that their Noyce grant for co-teaching mathematics content courses for mathematics majors who want to be high school teachers will be extended a second year beyond the first award date. They now have a total of 25 scholars in the cohort. 

- Janice Ahmad, Faculty Sponsor of the Professional Society of Criminal Justice Students, arranged for the student group to facilitate the Fall Festival at the House of Tiny Treasures, She and the organization will receive grand funding from Union Pacific Railroad to continue this project in 2017. 

- Eight professional Society of Criminal Justice Students, Twelve Urban Educator's Literacy Society Students, and Seven Freshmen from the College of Public Service joined Leigh Van Horn for the November 10 practice session and the November 17 Family Literacy Event at the House of Tiny Treasures pre-primary school for homeless children. 

- Forty-four students graduating this December 2016 will be the first to receive the College of Public Service Sustained Academic Excellence Award. This award was made possible with the ideas and assistance of Anan Esparza, Mercedes Gonzales, Cynthia Hartman, and Stacey Bryant. Students in the College of Public Service who were on the Dean's List for the three semester preceding their final semester at UHD are eligible for award. The students received a signed letter form Leigh Van Horn commemorating this accomplishment and a gold UHD lapel pin to wear at commencement and into their professional lives. 

- Joseph Ugwu, graduate of the MSCJ program and Criminal Justice adjunct, received his Ph.D. from Prairie View A&M and, in mid-November, was a keynote speaker on the Nigerian Diaspora in the United States for an international conference held in France. 

- Lori Brusman-Lovins' ORCA Grant for a project titled, "Examination of an Interventional to Address Jail Overcrowding" has been funded. 

- Kevin Buckler's ORCA Grant for a project titled "Legislative Decision-Making in an Era Toward Progressive Reform: an Analysis of Criminal Justice legislation in Texas" has been funded. 

- Jace Valcore's ORCA Grant for a project titled, "Media Representation of Orlando Mass Shooting: Fueling Public Discourse Regarding Terrorism, Hate Crimes, and Crime Policy in the U.S." has been funded. 

- The College of Public Service welcomes Tream Charvis, our Urban Education/Pathway to Teacher Careers, Program Advisor II. 

- The College of Public Service welcomes our Student Assistants: Krystal Williams in the Advising Center, Alexis Gonzales in Criminal Justice and Social Work, and Ne'Quan Payne in Urban Education. 

- Due to her recent publication on hate crime laws, Jace Valcore has been asked by the London School of Economics to host a blog on the topic. 

- The members of our College of Public Service Advising Center have been sharing information about our degree programs and advising initiatives with our new Academic Advising Center advisor, Tristan Jackson. 

- College of Public Service Advising Center created an initiative to boost registration with a table outside the Advising Center. Nearly 65% of our fall students who are not graduating in December, 2016 have registered for Spring, 2017!

- The Administrative Staff Forum hosted Dewana Ferguson, Lorena Sanchez, and LaShonda White who gave informative presentation on Purchasing, P-Card, and the HUB. A number of our administrative staff later attended the HUB Event at One Main. This month in our December 16gh Forum we will host Preston Heng and Erica on the topic of Budget. 

- Jace Valcore​ has been accepted to the New Leader's Council 2017 Houston Institute, a training and mentoring program for young, progressive leaders. She will attend 5 institutes held on weekends between January and May, 2017! Look for the press release in the Houston Chronicle. 

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