Dr. Oscar A. Barbarin was awarded the 2016 Wilson H. Elkins Professorship. This award was granted to support the recruitment of Dr. Barbarin, a celebrated authority in multiple social sciences disciplines, to be the new chair of the Department of African American Studies. He has contributed to the social sciences during the course of 41 years. The award recognizes his great promise for continuing the tradition of excellence at the University of Maryland, College Park and across the USM. ($40,000)
“Allostatic Load in Foreign-Born and US-Born Blacks: Evidence From the 2001–2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey”
True sustainability happens when it is embedded into our core operation. The Green Office Program engages staff, faculty and students in a dynamic initiative that promotes best environmental practices at the University of Maryland. The program supports and promotes offices/units that are taking steps toward reducing their environmental footprint. It seeks to motivate environmentally friendly behaviors by providing definitive guidelines and reducing confusion about best practices. The program operates through a network of representatives (GO Reps) in schools, centers and administrative units. The goals of the program are to:
University of Maryland Associate Professor Joseph B. Richardson, Jr., PhD of African- American Studies Receives $100,000 Grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the nation’s leading philanthropy working to build a Culture of Health in America, has awarded Joseph B. Richardson, Jr., PhD, Associate Professor at the University of Maryland in the African-American Studies Department and the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, a 12-month grant through the New Connections program.
Campus Town Hall
Date: Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Location: Stamp Student Union,
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On Thursday, February 20, 2014 the African American Studies Department at the University of Maryland, College Park held a panel discussion for “Advancing Health Through a Racial Lens.” The featured guest speaker was Professor Dorothy Roberts, from the Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology, and the inaugural Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights at University of Pennsylvania.
Educational and incarceration trends among boys of color remain a concern within public and academic dialogues. Youth of color stand an unreasonably high chance of becoming connected to the criminal justice system. Data shows that too often, their introduction to a life of incarceration occurs within our schools.
Measuring Kinship Support for Children of Single Mothers, NICHD