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The global triumph of the research university:  A driving force of science production

The global triumph of the research university: A driving force of science production

New Brookings article about Dr. David Baker's book The Century of Science: The Global Triumph of the Research University 

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Texas suspends black elementary school students five times more often than white students

Texas suspends black elementary school students five times more often than white students

Figuring out how we can ensure that educational opportunities are equal is something David Ramey, an assistant professor of sociology and criminology at Penn State University, has been working on for years. He says the Texas study shows evidence of something he has observed as well.

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Proper Data Analysis Might be Among Hurricane Maria's Casualties

Proper Data Analysis Might be Among Hurricane Maria's Casualties

The ability to use statistics to guide decision-making may be collateral damage of Hurricane Maria's devastating blow to Puerto Rico, according to a Penn State demographer.

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'Not Your Normal Victim:' Justice Association Hosts Railroad Killer Survivor Holly Dunn

'Not Your Normal Victim:' Justice Association Hosts Railroad Killer Survivor Holly Dunn

Holly Dunn spoke about her experiences before an audience of about 100 students, most of them criminology majors, on Tuesday night. The Justice Association, a professional organization for students interested in criminal justice careers, collaborated with the Penn State Department of Criminology and Sociology to arrange Dunn’s appearance.

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Piloting Dialogues With Students in St. Petersburg

Piloting Dialogues With Students in St. Petersburg

Global Programs travel grant allows World in Conversation faculty to explore partnerships in Russia over spring break.

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Five Liberal Arts Courses Sending Students Abroad Over Spring Break

Five Liberal Arts Courses Sending Students Abroad Over Spring Break

CRIM 412 students in an embedded course, Curacao: Crime, Social Control and the Legal System, will travel to Curacao, a Dutch Caribbean island, in order to gain a better understanding of how the Dutch legal system is implemented on the island.

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