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David Baker Receives RO1 grant from the NIH

David Baker Receives RO1 grant from the NIH

Genes, Education, and Gene-Education Interactions in Obesity and Mental Health

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POLICE INTERNSHIP

POLICE INTERNSHIP

The Penn State University Police Department is excited to announce a student internship opportunity for interested students. In collaboration with the Criminology Department in the College of Liberal Arts and Finance & Business’ Office of Diversity & Inclusion, funding will be provided to help participants gain hands-on experience within various areas of the University Police Department.

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Seed Grants to Support Opioid Research Announced

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), in collaboration with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has awarded over $200,000 in funding to support 10 new interdisciplinary teams of Penn State researchers whose work is aimed at combating the opioid epidemic.

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How Winning Friends May Influence Adolescent Behaviors

How Winning Friends May Influence Adolescent Behaviors

We think that for peer influence, the gendered patterns have a lot to do with the characteristics of the behavior, rather than the character or the structure of the friendships that girls and boys have," said McMillan.

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Many Professors Have to Report Sexual Misconduct. How Should They Tell Their Students That?

Many Professors Have to Report Sexual Misconduct. How Should They Tell Their Students That?

On Tuesday, Chanell Washington, a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in sociology at Pennsylvania State University, wrote on Twitter that she planned to add language to her syllabus noting that she is a mandatory reporter, and she encouraged other instructors to do the same.

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