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New Penn State Master's of Applied Demography is First of its Kind

New Penn State Master's of Applied Demography is First of its Kind

Penn State is accepting applications for the country's first graduate degree in applied demography, which will be offered fully online.

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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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