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Sociology and Criminology 2nd Annual Open House


November 4, 2015 4:00 P.M - 6:00 P.M

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Dr. Rubin Patterson Releases New Book: Greening Africana Studies

In January 2015, Rubin Patterson's book was published: Greening Africana Studies: Linking Environmental Studies with Transforming Black ExperiencesThe innovative book is the first to link environmental studies with the study of the black experience.

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Spring 2015 New Course: Climate Change, Energy, and Social Justice

Dr. Darshan Karwat, an Adjunct Professor in Sociology and Criminology, is teaching a new course in the Department in spring 2015: Climate Change, Energy, and Social Justice.  Dr.Karwat is completing a Postdoc at the University of Michigan in Aerospace Engineering and Environmental Ethics.  He is also a fellow at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 

Spring 2015 New Course: Inside Out

Bahiyyah MuhammadIn Spring 2015, Dr. Bahiyyah Muhammad will be teaching a new course: SOCI 113: Inside-Out: Crime and Justice Beyond the Wall. This class is a unique opportunity to explore issues of crime and justice from inside a correctional facility.

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Prison Tour 2014

In the Fall 2014 semester, Dr. Muhammad took 66 Howard University students on a prison tour. The tours were used to examine the realities of the school to prison pipeline, the prison industrial complex and mass incarceration in America’s prisons

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White House Domestic Policy Conference

Bahiyyah MuhammadDr. Bahiyyah Muhammad, assistant professor of sociology at Howard University, recently accepted an invitation to the White House Domestic Policy conference where she discussed her recently published book.

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Dr. Rubin Patterson on an environmental studies research trip near Johannesburg, South Africa

Dr. Patterson traveled to Southern Africa, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. the UN Framework Convention on Climate change in Durban, Mozambique, Botswana International University of Science and Technology, and the Fernwood Growing Center, a brownfield redevelopment and urban garden project in Toledo, Ohio.

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Dr. Bahiyyah M. Muhammad visits Uganda, Africa to Conduct Research and Empower Families of Incarcerated Individuals

Bahiyyah MuhammadDr. Muhammad is teaching a course to children of prisoners about being resilient in the midst of parental incarceration. During this lecture, Dr. Muhammad empowers these children to be "Iron Kids" and strive for their ultimate success.

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First Lady Michelle Obama Visits Howard University

Michelle Obama at Howard UniversityWASHINGTON (April 17, 2014) – Howard University hosted First Lady Michelle Obama and students from Chicago's public schools as part of an initiative to achieve the President's "North Star" Goal -- that by 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.

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Dr. Walda Katz-Fishman focuses on issues of race, ethnicity, class, and gender; political economy; and high technology global integration

Dr. Katz Fishman has presented over 100 papers at various professional sociological meetings, including the American Sociological Association, Society for the Study of Social Problems, Southern Sociological Society, Eastern Sociological Society, D.C. Sociological Society, Association for Humanist Sociology, Midwest Sociological Society, North Central Sociological Society, Association of Black Sociologists, and Sociologists for Women in Society. Her presentations focused on issues of race, ethnicity, class, and gender; political economy; and high technology global integration.

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Dr. Terri Adams traveled to Sendai, Japan with doctoral student Michelle Dovi

Dr. Terri Adams and doctoral student Michelle Dovil collected data on the impact of the Tohoku disaster on first responders, and presented a research paper at the Japanese Association of Human Security.

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Community Technical Assistance Project (CTAP) Photo Exhibit

The Community Technical Assistance Project (CTAP) conducts qualitative and mixed methods urban based research that benefits community development and preservation, especially in the Pleasant Plains neighborhood of Northwest Washington, D.C.

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An Examination of Bias-Based Policing in the Wake of Ferguson

September 24, 2014
6:30pm - 8:30pm 
Founders Library,
Browsing Room

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Sociology and Criminology Fall 2014 Open House

September 25, 2014, 4pm - 6pm 
Founders Library, Browsing Room

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Alumni Postdoctoral Researcher and a CHES, Values Experience at Professional Conference

Currently, I am a postdoctoral junior researcher at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center (UH Cancer Center) in Honolulu, Hawaii. I moved to a postdoctoral fellowship at the UH Cancer Center to broaden my scope of cancer disparities.

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