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Khaldoun AbouAssi.

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SPA Professor Tracks Impact of Female Leadership on Volunteering Behaviors

Results show that gender congruence has no effect on volunteer rates in membership associations.
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Lynn Addington

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Professor Explores Help-Seeking Patterns Among Adult Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

Results compare college students to those who do not attend, and find that most victims seek no help at all.
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SPA Scholars Reveal Merits of Body-worn Cameras to Hold Police Accountable

Cameras resulted in fewer complaint dismissals, more disciplinary action, and increased racial equity
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Delande Justinvil

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The Mystery of a Lost African American Burial Ground in Georgetown

PhD student Delande Justinvil on mission to excavate and commemorate human skeletal remains
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A hologram of a children’s book story is superimposed onto a wooden table. The story’s hologram depicts a room of a young girl, who is standing by the door frame.

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Dr. Pietroszek Presents a Keynote at Cannes

Dr. Pietroszek’s keynote describes a new and revolutionary form of storytelling.
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Prof. Michael Alonzo

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When a Single Tree Makes a Difference

A single tree along a city street or in a backyard can provide measurable cooling benefits.
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Claudia Persico

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SPA Researcher Parses Racial Gaps in Identifying Children with Special Education Needs

Social comparisons within schools lead to under- and overrepresentation of Black and Latinx children.
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Mashal Shabbir, Marie Fares, and Mayra Cuevas.

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SIS Faculty and Students Collaborate on International Research Projects

Since the Research on International Policy Implementation Lab launched at SIS in August 2020, SIS professor Susanna Campbell has spearheaded five new research projects and hired a number of SIS PhD and MA students to work on them.
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The Lavender Lab, headed by Prof. Ethan Mereish, produces research on the psychological and social determinants of health for LGBTQ individuals and racial and ethnic minorities.

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Study Shows Links Between Youth Emotional Distress and Stigma Around Sexual Orientation

LGBTQ youth report negative feelings in connection with the daily stresses they experience because of their identity.
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Amdrew Ballard

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SPA Professor Examines Agenda Control in House and Senate

Forthcoming publication focuses on bills that do not make it to the Congress floor
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