Houston, TX—The Department of Political Science continues to place our students in positions of leadership to secure them the experience and exposure to be public, private and non-profit leaders who make a positive difference in their community. For the Spring 2015 semester, students within four of the five programs within the Department of Political Science were placed in state and federal internships.
Congratulations to Dr. Ashraf Mozayani, Professor and Executive Director of our Forensic Science Learning Lab – FSLL (Department of Administration of Justice) as the recipient of the R. N. Harger Award (Toxicology Section) during the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Conference in Orlando, FL last week. This award was presented to Dr. Mozayani in recognition of her distinguished and outstanding contributions to the field and profession of forensic toxicology. This year’s conference was attended by over 2500 individuals from across the country and internationally.
The award is named after R. N. Harger, Ph.D., former Professor of Biochemistry and Toxicology at the University of Indiana Medical School. He developed the “drunkometer” the instrument used by police departments across the country to measure the alcohol content of the breath. He was a member of the National Safety Council’s Committee on Test for Intoxication with extensive work in the area of accurate diagnosis of alcoholic intoxication.
AAFS is the premier national forensic science professional organization in the United States which offers a framework for education and professional development across the entire spectrum of forensic sciences.
Kudos to Dr. Daniel “Dan” Georges-Abeyie, Professor in the Department of Administration of Justice on the acceptance of his article “Sex, Gender, Multidimensional Value Space and Sociocultural Resistance-Afrocentrism,” which will appear in the forthcoming Women & Criminal Justice Journal.
Kudos to Dr. Howard Henderson, Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Administration of Justice on his book “More Than Race: Minority Issues in Criminal Justice.” This revised edition provides a unique opportunity for dialogue on the nature and extent of diversity in a 21st century criminal justice reality. Dr. Henderson has included a large array of scholars to provide insight in various areas including race, class, gender, human rights, and sexual-orientation amongst others. It is viewed as a comprehensive framework regarding minority issues of criminal justice that will be used in today’s diverse environment.
Again, congrats to each of the above listed individuals….we will continue to highlight the great work of our scholars as they represent us across the country in various ways. I will continue to push out information as it comes to me for future tidbits and inclusion in the eNews Perspective
Abstract Submissions for the 2015 Annual Conference will open January 26, 2015. The deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday, March 6, 3:00a.m. Eastern Standard Time. <<Details>>
Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT Due date for abstracts: 30th of October 2014