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Criminology alum named chief of police at University Park

Criminology alum named chief of police at University Park

Keith Morris, chief of the Allentown Police Department in Allentown, Pennsylvania, has been named chief of police at Penn State’s University Park campus, effective April 20. Morris earned a bachelor of science in administration of justice from Penn State in 1995.

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Alumni and Students Honored at 2017 Sociology and Criminology Award Ceremony

Alumni and Students Honored at 2017 Sociology and Criminology Award Ceremony

Outstanding alumni and undergraduate students were honored at the 2017 Department of Sociology and Criminology Award Ceremony on April 7 at the Nittany Lion Inn.

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Dialogue in Trump's America

Dialogue in Trump's America

David Holloway, director of Northern Ireland-based Community Dialogue, and Laurie Mulvey, executive director of Penn State’s World in Conversation Center for Public Diplomacy, will deliver a public workshop titled “Dialogue in Trump’s America” from noon to 1 p.m. April 3 in Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library.

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Sociology alumnus, Matthew S. Hall recognized for early career achievements

Sociology alumnus, Matthew S. Hall recognized for early career achievements

Penn State Graduate School alumnus Matthew S. Hall received the Graduate School Alumni Society (GSAS) Early Career Award on March 25 at the annual GSAS recognition dinner. This award was established to recognize alumni who have demonstrated exceptional success in their chosen field within the first ten years after obtaining their graduate degree.

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Davis recognized with Jackson Lethbridge Tolerance Award

Davis recognized with Jackson Lethbridge Tolerance Award

Brian A. Davis, a junior majoring in African-American studies, criminology and sociology in College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State, is the recipient of the 2017 Jackson Lethbridge Tolerance Award.

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Growing isolation of poor helps explain changes in concentrated poverty

Growing isolation of poor helps explain changes in concentrated poverty

Neighborhoods where 40 percent of the population or more lives below the federal poverty level is back on the rise for all races in the United States, according to Penn State demographers.

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