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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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Researchers, Pennsylvania State Police Collaborate on Countering Opioid Epidemic

Researchers, Pennsylvania State Police Collaborate on Countering Opioid Epidemic

Ongoing research at the Penn State Justice Center for Research is attempting to identify and understand opioid distribution networks and ways to disrupt them.

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