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Pennsylvania’s population quickly becoming older, slowly more diverse

Pennsylvania’s population quickly becoming older, slowly more diverse

Michelle Frisco, professor of sociology and demography, explains the reason PA’s population is quickly becoming older and slowly more diverse

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The Virtues of a Summer Job

The Virtues of a Summer Job

New York Times article quotes Jeremy Staff on why having a job during the school year can be fine, as long as you don’t overdo it.

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Transforming education: A powerful classroom experience

Transforming education: A powerful classroom experience

In 2011, an unexpected friendship began between Penn State professor of sociology Sam Richards and Basim Razzo, an Iraqi citizen living on the other side of this world.

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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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