Morgan's study named fourth most read in Educational Researcher

Jan 11, 2018

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) recently announced their most read education research articles of 2017. Paul Morgan, director of the Center for Educational Disparities Research and professor of education, and his research team had the fourth most read study in the publication…

SSRI RFA for opioid research

Jan 10, 2018

SSRI is providing funding to increase the quantity and quality of interdisciplinary opioid research by Penn State faculty. Proposals are invited for pilot research projects aimed at solving the opioid crisis.
We seek interdisciplinary Penn State teams to develop novel translational research…

Penn State to host summit on opioid epidemic

Jan 8, 2018

By Cassie Kizis | The Daily Collegian
Over the past decade, opioid abuse has become an increasingly prevalent issue in the United States. While there are a multitude of ways this issue can harm communities, perhaps the most visible way is the death toll.
According to the Center for Disease Control…

Penn State research center to host Annie E. Casey Diversity Program Scholars

Jan 5, 2018

The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center at Penn State will host two postdoctoral researchers from the second cohort of the Annie E. Casey Foundation 2018 Leader Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) program.
The LEEAD program, launched by the Casey Foundation in 2016, was created to…

Penn State third in rankings for federal social and behavioral science funding

Jan 4, 2018

The Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) recently released the 2018 edition of their College and University Rankings for Federal Social and Behavioral R&D, which reports total federal research dollars in the social and behavioral sciences awarded to U.S. institutions.
Penn State…

Applications open for clinical and translational science training programs

Jan 3, 2018

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute is accepting applications for both its year-long and summer training programs for students interested in learning the fundamentals of translational science. These programs work to teach the next generation of scientists the skills to move…

Why Puerto Rico’s death toll from Hurricane Maria is so much higher than officials thought

Jan 2, 2018

By PRI Associate Alexis Santos for The Conversation
“If you don’t get away from those areas, you are going to die.” That phrase concluded Puerto Rico Secretary of Public Safety Héctor Pesquera’s press conference before Hurricane Maria.
Three months after the storm, he is one of the fiercest…

Social science research team funded through Penn State's Strategic Plan

Jan 1, 2018

Dr. Susan McHale, SSRI director, and her research team was recently funded for a project to support Penn State's 2016-2020 Strategic Plan. Through an innovative new funding process, Penn State is investing $2 million in its top strategic priorities, while simultaneously advancing the vital and…

Why Social Science? - Because Social Science Fosters Robust and Trustworthy Knowledge

Jan 1, 2018

By Felice J. Levine, Ph.D., Executive Director, American Educational Research Association
As Chair of the COSSA Board, it is an honor to conclude the inaugural year of “Why Social Science?” with some reflections and aspirations. When COSSA launched this initiative in 2017, the aim was to invite…