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Just a little bit of bragging about our faculty, staff, students and alumni.

  • Andrea Cantora (School of Criminal Justice) and Sunny Kang (School of Health and Human Services) were two of five faculty members named 2015-16 Fellos for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. The group will spend the upcoming academic year in an applied research project to investigate the influence of experiential learning on students' ability to understand core concepts in a particular discipline. 

  • Stephanie Dolamore (School of Public and International Affairs), was selected as a 2015 American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Founders' Fellow. The Founders' Fellows program is ASPA's signature program for supporting the development of students and young professionals in the field of public administration. Fellows apply through a competitive process to be selected to attend ASPA's annual conference and participate in ASPA's mentoring program. Dolamore is a student in the Doctor of Public Administration program.

  • School of Health and Human Services alums Shuang Guan, B.S. '15 and Abimbola Lasisi, M.S. '15, were among four students who were named winners of UB's 2014-15 Laurence Short Academic Awards for International Students. Selected by a group of UB professors and administrators, the winning students must maintain a 3.0 (undergrad) or 3.5 (grad) GPA, full-time enrollment, and successfully complete an assigned essay entitled, "The Obstacles an International Student Must Overcome to achieve Academic Success and How I Did So." 
  • Jennica Larrison (School of Public and International Affairs), assistant professor, was recently named a National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar. She is one of 16 inter-disciplinary university professors who will participate in a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar entitled, “The Cross-Border Connection: Immigrants, Emigrants, and their Homelands," to be held at the University of California, Los Angeles from June 15 through July 17, 2015. 
  • Bridal Pearson (School of Health and Human Services) is the recipient of a 2015 University System of Maryland Regents' Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. Pearson receives the award jointly with John Hudgins, associate professor and chair of the Department of Social Sciences at Coppin State University, for their outstanding collaborative teaching in the joint Master of Science in Human Services Administration program with UB and Coppin.

  • Tara Richards (School of Criminal Justice), assistant professor, and her colleague Angela Gover, professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver, have been awarded a $99,180 grant from the Division of Criminal Justice in the Colorado Department of Public Safety. The grant will fund their project entitled, “An Examination of Domestic Violence Offender Treatment Content in Colorado and the Relationship Between Treatment Content and Offender Outcomes.” Learn more about Prof. Richards' work to improve domestic violence offender treatment in Colorado.

  • Renita Seabrook (School of Criminal Justice), associate professor, was named one of The Daily Record's 2015 Top 100 Women. Launched in 1996, the award honors 100 outstanding women for professional accomplishment and dedication to community service and mentoring. Seabrook was selected out of 400 women who were nominated for the honor statewide.
  • Ivan Sascha Sheehan (School of Public and International Affairs) was selected by President Kurt Schmoke to receive the 2015 President's Faculty Award for outstanding contributions related to teaching, research and service in support of the University's mission.