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  • “You Don’t See Color?”

    February 14, 2020

    Have you ever heard a well-meaning person say “I don’t see skin color” and wondered if that person sees you? Is it just an empty phrase filled with good intentions? Or does using this phrase support systemic oppression? The notion of colorblindness may …

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  • University of Delaware partnership supports culturally responsive pedagogy

    July 8, 2019

    How can K-12 teachers connect their students’ personal, lived experiences to an often mandated, impersonal, and standards-based curriculum? This question becomes even more pressing for teachers who are working in underperforming schools with student po …

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  • Janine de Novais develops pedagogical approach for learning about race issues

    May 28, 2019

    In today’s political climate, marked by the Black Lives movement and other protests, conversations about race are difficult to have, especially as social media often fuels racial tensions rather than fostering productive dialogue. “In lives dominated b …

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  • Valerie Earnshaw honored nationally for research on HIV stigma

    April 8, 2019

    On March 27, at the headquarters of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, Valerie Earnshaw, an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, delivered the Office of Disease Prevention’s Early Stage I …

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  • Reclaiming Black Boyhood

    March 12, 2019

    The challenges facing Black and Latino boys as they move through the education system are daunting, said Roderick Carey, assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS) at the University of Delaware. It’s not just …

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  • NIH grant will study of stigma surrounding drug use

    October 20, 2017

    Valerie Earnshaw, UD’s CEHD Faculty Scholar, received a 4-year Mentored Research Scientist Development Award from the NIH to examine longitudinal associations between disclosure, stigma, social support, and SUD recovery-related outcomes among people receiving SUD treatment.

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  • Bullying’s long term effects

    May 9, 2017

    Being kicked or shoved intentionally by a schoolmate, being hurt by constant taunting — such instances of aggression, which psychologists refer to as “peer victimization” — can have lasting, harmful impacts. A new study led by the University of Delawar …

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  • Advocating for survivors of abuse

    December 8, 2016

    Olivia Blythe, a human services and women & gender studies major, wants to make a career advocating for survivors of domestic abuse. When she learned that faculty member Ruth Fleury-Steiner was looking for assistance evaluating the protection order process in domestic abuse cases, Blythe jumped at the chance.

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  • Strategies for stocking healthy foods

    March 1, 2016

    Allison Karpyn, CRESP, has received $70,000 funding from Healthy Eating Research to determine Minimum Stocking Levels and Marketing Strategies for Retail Food Stores. Over an 8-month period, Karpyn’s team will aim to: 1) understand the barriers and fac …

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  • Inspiring Jewish agencies to integrate people with disabilities

    January 20, 2016

    Jewish Community Services agencies tend to segregate people with disabilities, isolating them from fully participating in their community life. To address this, the Ruderman Family Foundation (RFF), under the direction of Steven Eidelman, H. Rodney Sha …

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  • Grocery stores can incentivize healthy shopping

    November 9, 2015

    In the United States, 47 million people participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to ensure they have enough food on their table. To make their food dollars stretch further, they frequently grab the first thing they see on the …

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  • Women, families in a globalized world

    September 18, 2015

    As our global society diversifies and becomes more racially, ethnically and religiously complex, and as socioeconomic disparities grow, there are more and more variations on “traditional” family life. Single parent and dual-income families have become …

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