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Emmy Award Speaks Volumes for WPSU

Emmy Award Speaks Volumes for WPSU

WPSU’s “You Can’t Say That,” which highlighted a course at Penn State, won an Emmy. “You Can’t Say That” documented Penn State’s popular race and ethnic relations course in which Sam Richards and Laurie Mulvey paired provocative lectures and facilitated student discussions to promote cross-cultural understanding.

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Studying the Effects of Incarceration on Women and Their Families

Studying the Effects of Incarceration on Women and Their Families

Derek Kreager, professor of sociology and criminology at Penn State, and a multi-institutional team of researchers will explore the prison and re-entry experiences of women incarcerated in two Pennsylvania prisons in a three-year project funded by the National Institute of Justice.

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Black Children Are More Likely To Get Hit By School Teachers, Report Says

Black Children Are More Likely To Get Hit By School Teachers, Report Says

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin and Penn State released the study looking at how often corporal punishment occurs in Schools.

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Dr. Sarah Font co-authors corporal punishment report

Dr. Sarah Font co-authors corporal punishment report

Dr. Sarah Font, assistant professor of sociology, co-authored the Social Policy Report “Corporal Punishment in U.S. Public Schools: Prevalence, Disparities in Use, and Status in State and Federal Policy”.

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Can people who cheat have their cake and eat it too?

Can people who cheat have their cake and eat it too?

Michelle Frisco, associate professor of sociology and demography, and Derek Kreager, professor of criminology, sociology and demography, both at Penn State, along with Marin Wenger, a Penn State alumnus and current assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice at Florida State University, published their work in the journal Social Science Research.

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Study Looks at Links Between Race, Age, Education and Kinship Ties

Study Looks at Links Between Race, Age, Education and Kinship Ties

Penn State researchers Jonathan Daw and Ashton Verdery, both assistant professors of sociology and demography, along with Rachel Margolis, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Western Ontario, are using longitudinal data to track differences in these ties across American society.

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Alumna Creates New Endowed Professorship in Criminology

Alumna Creates New Endowed Professorship in Criminology

A portion of a recent $3 million gift made by Penn State alumna Mary O'Neill Marsh will be used to create the Dr. John Kramer Professorship in Criminology in the College of the Liberal Arts.

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