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In the News

CRLS student Gina Rodriguez named Hispanic Youth of the Year by UMOS

Dr. Darren Wheelock featured in interview on WUWM about the growth of the Education Preparedness Program (EPP)

Dr. Darren Wheelock and team are awarded 2 grants to expand the Education Preparedness Program (EPP), an initiative that will help those impacted by incarceration succeed in higher education

Dr. Heather Hlavka's book Bodies in Evidence awarded Senior Book Award by American Ethnological Society

Dr. Aleksandra Snowden featured in Marquette Today for her role as data co-Chair of the Near West Side Promoting Assets Reducing Crime (PARC) Initiative

CRLS student Ashley Casteneda shares her experiences and advice as a first-generation student

Dr. Erin Hoekstra's research featured in Conversations in Jesuit Higher Education

Prof. Wendy Volz Daniels awarded the Fr. Pedro Arrupe SJ Faculty Colleague Award

Dr. Dawne Moon awarded sabbatical grant from the Louisville Institute for her study of the conservative Protestant lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and similarly “queer” (LGBTQ+) movement.

Dr. Heather Hlavka's research featured in documentary Justice in Movement: Reclaiming our Minds, Bodies, and City (by student filmmaker Tess Murphy).  Learn more at @justiceinmovement (Instagram) and @justiceinmove (Twitter).

COSC student Riley Keating ('23) describes research project completed with Dr. Aleks Snowden during summer data science REU

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