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POLICE INTERNSHIP

POLICE INTERNSHIP

The Penn State University Police Department is excited to announce a student internship opportunity for interested students. In collaboration with the Criminology Department in the College of Liberal Arts and Finance & Business’ Office of Diversity & Inclusion, funding will be provided to help participants gain hands-on experience within various areas of the University Police Department.

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Seed Grants to Support Opioid Research Announced

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), in collaboration with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has awarded over $200,000 in funding to support 10 new interdisciplinary teams of Penn State researchers whose work is aimed at combating the opioid epidemic.

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How Winning Friends May Influence Adolescent Behaviors

How Winning Friends May Influence Adolescent Behaviors

We think that for peer influence, the gendered patterns have a lot to do with the characteristics of the behavior, rather than the character or the structure of the friendships that girls and boys have," said McMillan.

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Many Professors Have to Report Sexual Misconduct. How Should They Tell Their Students That?

Many Professors Have to Report Sexual Misconduct. How Should They Tell Their Students That?

On Tuesday, Chanell Washington, a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in sociology at Pennsylvania State University, wrote on Twitter that she planned to add language to her syllabus noting that she is a mandatory reporter, and she encouraged other instructors to do the same.

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Your Tweets Are Somehow Worthy Of Scientific Study

Your Tweets Are Somehow Worthy Of Scientific Study

Jennifer Van Hook, assistant professor of sociology and Social Science Research Institute co-funded faculty member, is part of a research team that has collected 30 terabytes of geotagged tweets.

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Youth Who Age Out of Foster Care Show Higher Educational Attainment

Youth Who Age Out of Foster Care Show Higher Educational Attainment

Sarah Font, assistant professor of sociology and Social Science Research Institute co-funded faculty member, explains that the foster care system serves at-risk children and families and is intended to be a temporary intervention for children who are unable to be safely cared for at home.

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