Congratulations to this year's (two!) Scarpitti Award winners, Kristen Hefner and John Brent. Bravo! Well-deserved!
Each year, the Graduate Policy Committee selects the student who will be presented with the Frank R. Scarpitti Graduate Student Award based on nominations from faculty and scientists in the department and at the Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies and Disaster Research Center. The Frank R. Scarpitti Graduate Student Award was created in 2006 through a generous donation made by Frank and Ellen Scarpitti. Frank’s reputation as a leading scholar in the fields of Sociology and Criminology is matched by his excellence in teaching as well as service to the department, the University, the discipline, and the community. He has mentored scores of graduate students who have gone on to make significant contributions in Sociology and Criminology. This award highlights Frank’s accomplishments and demonstrates our commitment to recognizing the excellence of our graduate students. Nominees should be outstanding scholars and department citizens with a demonstrated record of excellence. Nominees should be advanced Ph.D. candidates who have defended their proposals. Priority will be given to students with a year left in the program. The committee makes its selection based on the following criteria: Progress toward degree; Scholarly activity; Professional development; and, Departmental and University citizenship. The awards will be presented at the annual AKD banquet.
Dana Alvare and Kristen Hefner were selected to attend the Law & Society Association's 2014 Graduate Student Workshop in May in Minneapolis! The Workshop brings together an exciting group of approximately 30 graduate students, faculty members and organizers who have widely varying interests in law and society and diverse disciplinary backgrounds. The program includes meetings of the whole group as well as small group discussions and opportunities to socialize; the workshop immediately precedes the Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association.
Aneesa Baboola and Bri VanArsdale were selected to attend the National Science Foundation's workshop, How Can Intimate Partner Violence be Prevented?A Workshop on Developing Effective Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Interventions, in May in Arlington, VA. Only 8 graduate students nationwide were selected to participate, and they will join approximately 25 scholars from the fields of public health, sociology, law, psychology, and criminology for presentations and discussions.
Emily Bonistall has been selected to receive the Julie Mapes-Wilgen Award in Human Sexuality & Gender Studies. This competitive award is presented annually to honor Dr. Wilgen’s lifelong work and dedication to the field of sexuality education and family studies. It recognizes outstanding achievement by an undergraduate or graduate student who has demonstrated a commitment to the field of human sexuality and gender studies and who has shown an appreciation for diversity and for the betterment of society.
Well done!! Bravo, all!!