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New Project to Track Post-Prison Trajectories of Men Living with Addiction

New Project to Track Post-Prison Trajectories of Men Living with Addiction

Study will track the post-prison paths of men with substance use disorders to better highlight the changes needed within and outside the prison system.

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Liberal Arts Students Learn About Criminal Justice System in the Netherlands

Liberal Arts Students Learn About Criminal Justice System in the Netherlands

The College of the Liberal Arts offers many embedded courses to Penn State students. Embedded courses are semester-long classes that include an optional short-term international experience related to the course content.

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Liberal Arts Alumna Hooks Deal on 'Shark Tank,' Accepts $600,000 Investment

Liberal Arts Alumna Hooks Deal on 'Shark Tank,' Accepts $600,000 Investment

Penn State alumna Jamie Ratner appeared on the popular ABC television show Shark Tank on April 7 and secured a deal with Kevin O’Leary. Ratner and her husband, Brian, founded CertifiKID, a Potomac, Maryland-based deal website focused on kids’ activities and family entertainment.

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College of the Liberal Arts Selects Spring 2019 Student Marshals

College of the Liberal Arts Selects Spring 2019 Student Marshals

At Penn State's May 4 spring commencement ceremony, 22 students will represent the College of the Liberal Arts as student marshals. Approximately 1,500 undergraduates will receive their degrees at the event, which will be live streamed beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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Associate Professor Thomas Wins Raymond Lombra Award

Associate Professor Thomas Wins Raymond Lombra Award

Congratulations to Associate Professor of Sociology, Demography, and African Studies Kevin Thomas! Professor Thomas is the 2019 winner of the Ray Lombra Award for distinction in the Social or Life Sciences. The award will be presented at the College's award ceremony on April 18th.

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New Master of Public Policy Program Accepting Applications for Fall 2019

New Master of Public Policy Program Accepting Applications for Fall 2019

As governments, non-profits and other entities are increasingly motivated to analyze the impact of policies and programs before pursuing new regulation, they require more individuals who have the practical policy analysis and program evaluation skills, which are taught in Master of Public Policy (MPP) programs. Penn State is accepting applications for its new Master of Public Policy program, which is being offered by the School of Public Policy in the College of the Liberal Arts. Students interested in identifying, analyzing and solving major policy issues are encouraged to apply.

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