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Three COPP students selected for the prestigious Archer Fellowship Program Date: 05/03/18 | Posted in:

Three talented COPP graduate students will spend the 2018 summer semester in the nation's capital to learn more about the federal policy making process.

UTSA welcomes new cohort to Pathway to Health Professions Program Date: 05/23/18 | Posted in: Policy Studies Center

High school students from across San Antonio will spend the summer at UTSA to participate in the Pathway to Health Professions (PHP) enrichment summer program.

News 4 features Marcos Mendoza: recent grad reflects on his deployment and what’s ahead Date: 05/15/18 | Posted in: Copp Dean’s Office Faculty Staff Criminal Justice Faculty Staff Policy Studies Center

Graduation is an exciting time for many, and for Marcos, the sky is the limit. Marcos, who crossed the stage at the 2018 UTSA Commencement Ceremony on May 12, talks about his journey to earn his Master's degree from the College of Public Policy, opportunities ahead, and his military experience that shaped his decision to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice in this News 4 San Antonio feature story.

Assistant professor applies art to research on sexual abuse and violence prevention Date: 05/14/18 | Posted in: Copp Dean’s Office Faculty Staff Social Work Faculty Staff Policy Studies Center

Candace Christensen, assistant professor in the Department of Social Work, uses feminist research methods to explore gender-based violence prevention and response. In 2017 her Master of Social Work class recruited undergraduate students to take photos that inspire dialogues about rape culture and the response to sexual violence.

A need for a new and broader way of studying crime Date: 05/14/18 | Posted in: Copp Dean’s Office Faculty Staff Criminal Justice Faculty Staff Policy Studies Center

In his op-ed for the San Antonio Express-News, Criminal Justice Assistant Professor and Criminologist Dylan Jackson says a multidisciplinary approach to criminology research is key to finding meaningful solutions to preventing violence and reducing recidivism.