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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

Learn more about the degree here: soda.la.psu.edu

 

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Douglas Kriner to join Penn State political science faculty in January 2018

Douglas Kriner to join Penn State political science faculty in January 2018

Douglas Kriner, professor of political science, joins the Penn State faculty after serving as professor and director of graduate studies for the Boston University Department of Political Science.

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