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Brian Davis named recipient of 2018 Eric A. Walker Award

Brian Davis named recipient of 2018 Eric A. Walker Award

Brian Davis, majoring in Sociology, Criminology and African-American studies has been named the 2018 recipient of the Eric A. Walker Award. Congratulations Brian!

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Jarl Ahlkvist receives grant from the National Institute of Mental Health

Congratulations to Jarl Ahlkvist who received a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health for his project “Preventing Internalizing Psychopathology in Preadolescents Exposed to Chronic Stress”.

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Brenna Fisher Named 2018 Hetzel Award Recipient for Leadership

Brenna Fisher Named 2018 Hetzel Award Recipient for Leadership

Brenna Fisher, a senior majoring in sociology and criminology in the College of the Liberal Arts, has been named recipient of the 2018 Ralph Dorn Hetzel Memorial Award.

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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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