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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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Brian Davis named recipient of 2018 Eric A. Walker Award

Brian Davis named recipient of 2018 Eric A. Walker Award

Brian Davis, majoring in Sociology, Criminology and African-American studies has been named the 2018 recipient of the Eric A. Walker Award. Congratulations Brian!

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Jarl Ahlkvist receives grant from the National Institute of Mental Health

Congratulations to Jarl Ahlkvist who received a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health for his project “Preventing Internalizing Psychopathology in Preadolescents Exposed to Chronic Stress”.

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Brenna Fisher Named 2018 Hetzel Award Recipient for Leadership

Brenna Fisher Named 2018 Hetzel Award Recipient for Leadership

Brenna Fisher, a senior majoring in sociology and criminology in the College of the Liberal Arts, has been named recipient of the 2018 Ralph Dorn Hetzel Memorial Award.

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The global triumph of the research university:  A driving force of science production

The global triumph of the research university: A driving force of science production

New Brookings article about Dr. David Baker's book The Century of Science: The Global Triumph of the Research University 

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