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**Announcing a new undergraduate major in Social Data Analytics (SoDA)!

The SoDA major is designed to prepare students for careers that make use of big data in order to tackle social and political problems. This interdisciplinary major provides a unique combination of data analytic skills and social science knowledge that can be applied to various contexts and questions

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Department Spotlight
Bruce Desmarais joins the Department

Bruce Desmarais joins the Department

Bruce Desmarais, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Affiliate of the Institute for CyberScience at Penn State University.

Michael Nelson joins the Department

Michael Nelson joins the Department

Michael Nelson, Assistant Professor of Political Science, specializes in American politics, state politics, and judicial politics.

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Upcoming Events
IR/Brown Bag Series Oct 06, 2015 12:15 PM - 01:30 PM — 302 Pond Lab
Julia Angwin, Journalist and author of Dragnet Nation Oct 06, 2015 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM — Foster Auditorium (102 Paterno Library)
Fall 2015 CAPR Speaker Series Oct 15, 2015 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM — 302 Pond Lab
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