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2021 Advancing a Global Penn State Outstanding Achievement Award

2021 Advancing a Global Penn State Outstanding Achievement Award

2021 Advancing a Global Penn State Outstanding Achievement Award by Penn State’s Office of Global Programs awarded to Professor Jennifer Glick!

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Youth Obesity Rates May Be Unaffected By Income Increases

Youth Obesity Rates May Be Unaffected By Income Increases

Congratulations to Associate Professor of Sociology and Demography Molly Martin on her recently published findings in the Social Science & Medicine journal!

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Memorial fund to honor Pennsylvania State Trooper Bryon Dickson

Memorial fund to honor Pennsylvania State Trooper Bryon Dickson

The Department of Sociology and Criminology in Penn State’s College of the Liberal Arts has established a scholarship fund to honor the memory of Corporal Bryon Dickson II, the Pennsylvania State Trooper who was killed by a gunman on Sept. 12, 2014. Dickson was a 2003 Schreyer Honors College student and a graduate in the criminology program (then named administration of justice). He was selected as the student marshal for his academic achievements. For more information on the Trooper Dickson Award please click the link below! https://news.psu.edu/story/370716/2015/09/22/administration/memorial-fund-honor-pennsylvania-state-trooper-bryon-dickson

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Penn State Department of Sociology Ranked 4th Nationally in NSF Sociology Funding

Penn State Department of Sociology Ranked 4th Nationally in NSF Sociology Funding

Penn State’s research enterprise ranks first nationally, tied with Johns Hopkins University, in the breadth and depth of its expertise, according to the latest National Science Foundation rankings of Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) research expenditures by key fields and subfields in science and engineering, released in January 2021.

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Lion Legacy Podcast Features Sociology Graduate Student

Lion Legacy Podcast Features Sociology Graduate Student

The recently launched a podcast, Lion Legacy, featured 2003 Sociology Graduate Abbey Meltzer. The podcast uncovers stories of Penn State alums and their compelling professional and personal journeys.

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2021 Graduate Student Master's Thesis Award Recepients

Congratulations to Christopher Seto and Kendal Lowrey on their awards! Please click the links below for their full papers! https://etda.libraries.psu.edu/catalog/17586chs37 https://etda.libraries.psu.edu/catalog/17838kll289

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ACJS Names Bruce Smith, Sr. Award to Dr. Chris Schreck

ACJS Names Bruce Smith, Sr. Award to Dr. Chris Schreck

Congratulations to Dr. Chris Schreck who was named a recipient of the Bruce Smith, Sr. Award from the ACJS! This recognition is the ACJS’s foremost accolade for contributions to research. Professor Schreck's work focuses on understanding the causes of crime vulnerability.

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Barriers to Health Care for Violence Victims

Barriers to Health Care for Violence Victims

Congratulations to Keith Hullenaar and Michelle Frisco for their recent article in Penn State News!

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