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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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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.

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The Graduate Association of Political Science Fall Picnic Sep 11, 2016 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM — Sunset Park, Pavilion #1, 850 McKee St.
Speed Dating Event- IGERT Sep 16, 2016 12:15 PM - 02:00 PM
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