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Feedback from the Class of 2018

Feedback from the Class of 2018

Featuring our own Caren Bloom as favorite faculty/staff!

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Daniel Ramirez receives the Milton B. Dolinger Graduate Fellowship in the World War II Er

Daniel Ramirez receives the Milton B. Dolinger Graduate Fellowship in the World War II Er

Congratulations to Daniel Ramirez who was awarded the Milton B. Dolinger Graduate Fellowship in the World War II Era for 2018-2019 to support his dissertation research Life After Starving in the Womb: a Study on the Effects of In-utero Malnutrition During World War II on Income and Health in Late-life.

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Cassie McMillan receives the Sheila Burkett and  Douglas T. Noakes Graduate Fellowship

Cassie McMillan receives the Sheila Burkett and Douglas T. Noakes Graduate Fellowship

Congratulations to Cassie McMillan who was awarded the Sheila Burkett and Douglas T. Noakes Graduate Fellowship for 2018-2019 to support her dissertation research on social networks. 

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Candice Crutchfield selected as criminology student marshal at spring graduation

Candice Crutchfield selected as criminology student marshal at spring graduation

At the College of the Liberal Arts commencement ceremony on May 5, Candice Crutchfield will represent criminology as its student marshal.

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Dr. David Baker to address Germany’s National Academy of Sciences

Dr. David Baker to address Germany’s National Academy of Sciences

David Baker, professor of education and sociology, has been invited to address the Leopoldina, Germany’s National Academy of Science, in Berlin in June.

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Trump officials claim they can avoid 2020 census problems caused by controversial citizenship question. Experts are very skeptical.

Trump officials claim they can avoid 2020 census problems caused by controversial citizenship question. Experts are very skeptical.

“The OIS records only tell you if a person has been naturalized at some point in the past,” says Jennifer Van Hook, director of the Population Research Institute at Pennsylvania State University in University Park and lead author on a 2013 paper that examined the ACS’s ability to count naturalized citizens. “We don’t know what happens to them after that.

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An Iraqi man's bond with a Penn State professor started with an email. Then U.S. forces bombed his house

An Iraqi man's bond with a Penn State professor started with an email. Then U.S. forces bombed his house

One night about six years ago, Basim Razzo was sitting at his computer in his home in Iraq when he stumbled across a TEDx lecture that spoke to him. The 18-minute talk was called “A Radical Experiment in Empathy.” The speaker, half a world away, was Sam Richards, a sociology professor at Pennsylvania State University.

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