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Dr. April Zeoli has been mentoring Madeline MacLean and Andrew Martin, students in the Social Science Scholars program. Madeline, a freshman in Criminal Justice, and Andrew, a freshman in political science, presented their poster “Mass shootings in the media: What makes a story newsworthy?” at the University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum and won first prize for their category (Social Science – general).

A link to the list of award winners can be found below!


Congratulations Dr. April Zeoli, Madeline MacLean, and Andrew Martin!

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MSU’s Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence faculty and staff are dedicated to research and outreach initiatives related to ending and preventing gender-based violence and improving the community response to survivors. RCGV faculty are committed to mentoring the next generation of gender-based violence researchers by providing substantial educational and employment opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students.

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a significant and widespread social problem internationally, devastating adults, children, families and societies across the globe. It includes any form of harm that is both a consequence and cause of gender power inequities. It can be physical, psychological, sexual, economic, or sociocultural, and includes but is not limited to sexual abuse, rape, intimate partner abuse, incest, sexual harassment, stalking, femicide, trafficking, gendered hate crimes and dowry abuse. Gender-based violence intersects with race-based, class-based or religiously oppressive forms of abuse, and cross-cuts many other social problems (e.g., poverty, substance abuse, mental and physical health, crime).

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