Children in Za'atari Refugee Camp

Understanding migration is critical to understanding global public health, according to Global Public Health Scholars Director Elisabeth Maring, as migration inevitably impacts health. This photo was taken in Za'atari Refugee Camp, which was the subject of the film Scholars screened in November. PHOTO: From the Flickr stream of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

3 Theme Questions With... Elisabeth Maring

Throughout the year, our Scholars faculty and staff across programs will share their responses to three questions around our 2018–19 annual theme, "Migrations: Populations and Practices on the Move." The questions typically relate to a resource directors are using in class. Following is the third entry in our “3 Questions With…” series.

GPH Students, Preschoolers Discuss ‘the Best Vaccine’

Washing your hands is serious business—something that the students at the University of Maryland’s Center for Young Children are learning hands-on.

“Our kids wash their hands all the time,” says Director Mona Leigh Guha, of the center’s 3- to 6-year-old students. The state requires certain handwashing protocols in licensed preschools, and frankly, it’s good practice. Handwashing with soap is widely recognized as one of the easiest and most effective ways of preventing disease.

Scholars student on stage

Andrew Tawiah, a Justice and Legal Thought alum, grew up in Baltimore, Md., in a Ghanaian household. He says his background has influenced not only his drive for academic success--but also his taste in food.

#ScholarsMigrate: On the Drive for Academic Success

In support of our “Migrations” theme for 2018–2019, College Park Scholars is asking our students, alumni, faculty and staff to share some aspect of their migrations stories—be it the impact of their parents’ background as immigrants, their culture shock migrating to college or something else altogether. The following is the first of our Scholars’ stories.

Andrew Tawiah

Year: Senior

Scholars program: Justice and Legal Thought