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Professor Cyanne Loyle Receives Grant from the Research Council of Norway

Professor Cyanne Loyle Receives Grant from the Research Council of Norway

Cyanne Loyle, Associate Professor of Political Science, was awarded a grant from the Research Council of Norway.  Along with collaborators from the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) in Norway, she will examine government use of different judicial strategies during armed conflict and the impact of those behaviors on post-conflict outcomes such as rule-of-law and judicial trust.  The grant supports graduate assistance as well as fieldwork in Uganda and Nepal.

Professor Suzanna Linn Receives National Science Foundation Grant

Professor Suzanna Linn Receives National Science Foundation Grant

Suzanna Linn, Liberal Arts Professor of Political Science and President of the Society for Political Methodology, was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to support the Society’s efforts to enhance diversity within the field of political methodology and to support graduate students interested in methodology. Specifically, it provides support over two years to fund participation of graduate students and faculty from under-represented groups in the annual Political Methodology Summer Meeting (the Society’s major conference) and to support the Visions in Methodology (a meeting of women in methodology) annual meeting. In addition, the grant funds a new initiative to support eight undergraduate students each year to attend the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) summer methods program and to provide mentoring during and after the program.

Alumnus, Jay Yonamine creates Undergraduate Scholarship

Alumnus, Jay Yonamine creates Undergraduate Scholarship

Jay Yonamine who earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in political science at Penn State in 2013 recently created the James Yonamine Undergraduate Scholarship in the College of the Liberal Arts. Yonamine created a $50,000 scholarship endowment that was created to support someone from an underrepresented group. The Yonamine scholarship endowment helps to advance "A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence".

Jay Yonamine now leads the data science and operations team in the global patents organization at Google.

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Professor Kevin Munger researches government Twitter tactics during protest in Venezuela

Professor Kevin Munger researches government Twitter tactics during protest in Venezuela

Kevin Munger, assistant professor of political science and social data analytics and his collaborators studied Twitter interactions during Venezuela’s 2014 protests. They found is when protesters use social media to attract attention and unify, people in power may respond with tweeting tactics designed to distract and confuse. The team added that this could mean that regimes are growing more savvy in their use of social media to help suppress mass movements.

The researchers, who published their findings in a recent issue of Political Science Research and Methods, specifically examined social media from both the Venezuela regime and its opposition.

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Professor Cyanne Loyle publishes article in Journal of Peace Research

Professor Cyanne Loyle publishes article in Journal of Peace Research

Cyanne Loyle, Associate Professor of Political Science had an article published in the Journal of Peace Research. The article is titled Some left to tell the tale: Finding perpetrators and understanding violence in Rwanda.  Her research focuses on the genocide perpetrators in Rwanda.

See article: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0022343319885173