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Dr. Jenny Van Hook named Roy C. Buck Professor of Sociology and Demography

Dr. Jenny Van Hook named Roy C. Buck Professor of Sociology and Demography

Jennifer Van Hook was recently named Roy C. Buck Professor of Sociology and Demography. Research funding from this professorship will be used for a variety of research projects, and much of the funding will go to support graduate and undergraduate student's time.

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David Baker - Invited keynote lecture at University of Luxembourg, April 26, 2017

David Baker - Invited keynote lecture at University of Luxembourg, April 26, 2017

"Science Production in the United States: An Unexpected Synergy between Mass Higher Education and the Super Research University"

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Big data, big science: Students share 'big data' research at poster session

Big data, big science: Students share 'big data' research at poster session

Graduate students Cassie McMillan and Robert Zuchowski presented 'big data' research posters at the Big Data Social Science (BDSS) poster session

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Idea for constant/automated faculty feedback wins 2017 Open Innovation Challenge

Idea for constant/automated faculty feedback wins 2017 Open Innovation Challenge

Scott Yabiku, professor of sociology and demography in the College of the Liberal Arts, wants a way for faculty to get instant feedback on the effectiveness of their teaching — which, he said, never happens today.

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Schreyer Honors College Scholar chosen to receive inaugural 'All In' award

Schreyer Honors College Scholar chosen to receive inaugural 'All In' award

Penn State junior and Schreyer Honors College Scholar Candice Crutchfield is a recipient of the “All In at Penn State” achievement award. She was recognized April 18, 2017, as one of two recipients of the honor.

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Dr. Gary Adler named Rock Ethics Institute Faculty Fellow

Dr. Gary Adler named Rock Ethics Institute Faculty Fellow

Dr. Adler will become an active partner in the Rock Ethics Institute faculty community, and will form curricular and research collaborations with faculty hired through Penn State’s co-funded ethics hires program.

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