Jaden is a Penn State University Park Recipient of the 2016 Stand UP Award for her dedication to raising awareness of student poverty and her ethical leadership in combatting stigma associated with poverty and homelessness.
Jaden is majoring in Political Science and Criminology. She is a Paterno Fellow and a Schreyer Honors Scholar. Congratulations Jaden! For more on the story, please go to www.StandUpPSU.com
One of our very own outstanding graduating seniors, Megan Biek, has been selected to receive the 2016 Center for Global Studies (CGS) Thesis Prize for her project, "Transparency, Accessibility and the Completeness of Amnesty International Human Rights Records." Megan was recognized a presentation hosted by CGS.
Her Thesis was supervised by Christopher Fariss, International Politics. She is graduating as a Shreyer Honors Scholar and as a Paterno Fellow. Congratulations Megan!
What is Social Data? What is Social Data Analytics?
The Department of Political Science has a new dual degree program. Stay turned for more information coming on this new interdisciplinary training.
Eric Plutzer and Lee Hannah's research on how politics impacts the teaching of climate change continues to receive attention in the press, including The New York Times, NPR's All Things Considered, and US News and World Report. Lee Hannah is a recent PhD recipient now teaching at Wright State University.
Professor Golder's research on predicting governing coalitions is featured in the European political science blog, The Plot, found here
Analysis of Presidential Primary media coverage by graduate students Kevin Reuning and Nick Dietrich featured in the Monkey Cage
Recent work by Kevin Reuning and Nick Dietrich was featured in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog. Their research examines the relationship between media coverage, polling, and popular support in the 2016 Presidential Primary Election. See the full article here.
Penn State offers new innovative interdisciplinary undergraduate major 'Big Data': Social Data Analytics
Developed by the political science department. A new innovative interdisciplinary undergraduate major in social data analytics is now offered through the Department of Political Science in the College of the Liberal Arts. Undergraduate majors will work with “big data” in the rapidly growing field of data science. Click here for the full story.