Assistant Professor of Economics Roland Fryer Jr. recently received the prestigious Sloan Award in the field of economics. Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, these awards are intended to enhance the careers of the very best young faculty members in specified fields of science. The seven areas include chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, and physics. Fryer is the associate director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research.