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"'What Shall We Do with the Young Prostitute? Reform Her or Neglect Her?' The New York State Reformatory for Women at Bedford, 1901-1913"

Anne E. Bowler, Chrysanthi D. Leon, & Terry G. Lilley are co-authors of this article that recently appeared in Journal of Social History 47 (2), (Winter 2013): 458-481. Terry G. Lilley, received his Ph.D. in Sociology from UD in 2012 where he was the recipient of the Frank R. Scarpitti Award for being an Outstanding Graduate Student.

SOC & CJ Club Meeting With Our Alumni

Captain Griffin came by to discuss her academic work at UD and her current position in the Delaware State Police.
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DENIN Environmental Scholars

Danielle Eldracher (SOC) mentored by Joanne Nigg and Paulina Knotts (CJ) mentored by Victor Perez have been chosen to be DENIN Environmental Scholars.

The DENIN Environmental Scholars Program is a paid undergraduate research internship opportunity focused on environmental topics that provides interested students with a sustained research experience over the academic year. Scholars work with faculty research mentors at the University of Delaware who have agreed to provide a research experience.
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CSEPP Awards Research Grants

Victor Perez, sociology professor and recipient of the grant, says he plans to integrate research ethics into an upcoming course titled "Environment and Health" that he will begin teaching next fall.
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Do rave culture and drug use go hand-in-hand? If so, is enough being done at concerts and festivals by promoters to provide a safe environment?

Tammy Anderson, a Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware, who's an expert on the subject of the burgeoning electronic music and club scene spoke to omg! about the trend.
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Professor Andersen named co-chair of Diversity and Equity Commission

Margaret L. Andersen, executive director of the University of Delaware President's Diversity Initiative, has been named co-chair of the Diversity and Equity Commission, UD President Patrick Harker and Provost Domenico Grasso have announced.
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Welcome to Armando Lara-Millán, our new Post Doc

We want to spread the good news that Armando, who is beginning his post-doc in our department, has been awarded the ASA's Crime, Law and Deviance Section student paper award! What a great way to celebrate a successful dissertation defense and new job! Congratulations!

Chris West's Research

· Montgomery schools look for dropout indicators early on
· Your First-Grader Is Going to Be a High School Dropout
· Dropout Indicators Found for 1st Graders
· Can an algorithm ID high-school dropouts in first grade?

Learning from disaster

Six UD graduate students from the DRC deployed to tornado stricken Oklahoma last month to conduct fieldwork and returned to Delaware with a wealth of data and some profound stories.
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Congrats to Victor Perez

Victor has recently been awarded the Center for SEPP (Science, Ethics, and Public Policy) grant for ethics curriculum development.
Fantastic news, and well deserved.
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Eric Tranby has won an NSF award starting May 2013 thru April 2014.
Collaborative Proposal: Boundaries in the American Mosaic: Inclusion and Exclusion in the Contemporary United States

In this era of divisive politics, culture wars, pundits, and talking points, this project will provide rigorous empirical data with which to make sense of how people understand American society, its goals and challenges.

For Benjamin Fleury-Steiner, research for his new book, Disposable Heroes:The Betrayal of African American Veterans, was uncomfortable and disquieting.

An associate professor of sociology, he spent months interviewing black veterans of Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan in the back streets of Wilmington, Del., to learn more about their service to their country and their experiences upon returning home.
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Fatal collision
Student struck by train

Newark Police are investigating a fatal collision that occurred on the CSX rail line behind the 100 block of East Cleveland Avenue, killing a University of Delaware student. Police have identified him as Nolan Sandlin, 20, of Dover, Del. Mr. Sandlin was a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Criminal Justice.
According to police, at approximately 7:25 a.m., Saturday, April 13, a CSX train was traveling westbound when a 20-year-old man stepped into the path of the train. He was alone at the time of the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Congratulations to John Brent

John has been selected as a CAS Dean's Doctoral Student Summer Scholar. Many congratulations! He will share his dissertation research with public audiences during the 2013-2014 academic year.


The department would like to welcome Deanna Nardi-Gurczenski. She will be the new Administrative Assistant II for Criminal Justice. Please stop in the office to introduce yourself and to welcome her.

Emerita Professor Sally Bould

Dr. Bould has won one of 18 Senior Fellowships of the European Institutes for Advanced Study for the academic year 2013-2014. She will be in residence at the Flemish Academic Centre for Science and the Arts in Brussels.
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Black vets face racism, many problems, says Professor Benjamin Fleury-Steiner

Professor Fleury-Steiner explores that explosive subject in "Disposable Heroes: The Betrayal of African American Veterans," based on his extensive interviews over a three-year period with 30 veterans of fighting in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Center for Study of Diversity announces faculty, grad student research grants

The center has awarded three faculty diversity grants, two of which focus on medical and health sciences students. The faculty grants are up to $3,000 each. It also has awarded five graduate student diversity grants, up to $1,500 each, on a wide range of topics.
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Last May, Professor Joel Best was named recipient of the 2012 Francis Alison Faculty Award, UD's highest faculty honor.

Joel G. Best will present his Francis Alison Inaugural Lecture, "The Student Loan Messes: Why Definitions of Social Problems Matter," at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the Gore Recital Hall of the Roselle Center for the Arts.
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UD experts on China participate in Salzburg Global Seminar

UD professors Jianguo Chen and Ivan Sun were among 50 leaders selected worldwide to participate in the recent Salzburg Global Seminar focusing on China's rise as a superpower.
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'Disposable Heroes'

UD's Benjamin Fleury-Steiner has written a new book on the problems faced by black veterans, "Disposable Heroes: The Betrayal of African American Veterans."
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Professor Emeritus Frank Scarpitti details career as criminologist and author for retired faculty

Professor Emeritus Scarpitti discussed his career during a "My Intellectual Journey" presentation sponsored by the University of Delaware Association of Retired Faculty.
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UD's Yasser Payne's interest in Participatory Action Research led to creation of a team to conduct research in Wilmington

Armed with clipboards and cameras, a group of 15 Wilmington residents canvassed their neighborhoods in early 2010 to study why their community has one of the country's highest per-capita violent crime rates.
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Antonia Randolph's new book

The Wrong Kind of Different
Challenging the Meaning of Diversity in American Classrooms

UD McNair Scholar proposes more visiting privileges for incarcerated fathers

James Highberger, a senior criminal justice major working as a McNair Scholar, spent the summer interviewing released inmates and correctional officers in order to propose a theoretical plan to implement a more generous visitation system in Delaware's male prisons.
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Tricia Wachtendorf sits on White House panel to discuss disasters, resiliency

A specialist in the coordination between organizations in disasters, her work includes field research conducted in the aftermath of several notable disasters including tsunamis in Japan and the Indian Ocean, Hurricane Katrina, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
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Victor W. Perez was recently featured in an ongoing ATS series on using technology in the classroom (tablet, PowerPoint, etc.).

There is also a dedicated page to other faculty who have been developing teaching approaches using technology in the classroom. Perhaps you may find a few of these things useful in your own courses, or maybe have a trick or two you would like to share.

Accompanying videos of some of the things I have developed in class can be found by following this link:
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