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Health in Africa

Professor speaks on gender issues at global conference

Changing cultural norms
and empowering women

Sociology professor Linda Semu was among the invited presenters when international scholars and practitioners gathered recently to discuss health in Africa and the U.N. Millennium Development Goals (MDG).


Sometimes the path to gender equality seems too steep and difficult a climb, but Semu is passionate about working to change cultural norms and empowering women everywhere.


“My argument is that we have to look beyond the individual goals and take a holistic view in terms of gender and culture,” says the international comparative sociologist who came from Malawi to the U.S. for her master’s and Ph.D. 


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The EMMY Award

Cinema Faculty Bring Home Two Emmys

Awards recognize ‘Electric Road Trip’ and audio for musical tribute

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Jabraan Ismail ’14 is creating videos as a new media specialist

Cinematic approach
Keeps films interesting

No one would have predicted or even guessed that Jabraan Ismail’s Cinema degree would land him a first job at the national headquarters of the American Physical Therapy Association in Alexandria, Va.


The 2014 grad may be a long way from Sunset Boulevard, but he couldn’t be happier, describing his work as new media specialist to the organization’s 90,000 members as “awesome” and “exciting.” 


“I love what I do whether it’s researching new gear or filming PT Day on Capitol Hill,” says Ismail of the job that has taken him, camera in tow, on assignments dotting the country from Seattle to Philadelphia. Read more »

Danielle Entrot



The spring sports season on the Hill quickly became the season of records. On Mar. 14, Danielle Entrot etched her name atop the career list for goals scored.

FootGolf at McDaniel College

FootGolf at McDaniel College.

English professor Mary Bendel-Simso in the classroom.

A Scholarly Untangling

Class explores hair through physics, forensics, history and more

From Identity Marker
To Forensic Evidence

We wash it, dye it, braid it, straighten it, shave it, obsess over losing it, leave it at crime scenes and donate it to Locks of Love.


“Hair is a fascinating, complex and integral component of racial, sexual, gender, generational, class and cultural politics,” said English professor Mary Bendel-Simso. About a dozen different professors from a diversity of departments presented guest lectures and labs for the 14 students enrolled in "Hair: A Scholarly Untangling," the Sophomore Interdisciplinary Studies (SIS) course designed and taught by Bendel-Simso this spring.

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Graduate and Professional Studies Welcomes
New Dean

Mike Tyler brings 15+ years of higher ed experience

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