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Aiken's research on nurse staffing ratios is quoted in an article in the New York Times entitled "When No One Is on Call".

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20 August 2013

Dennis Culhane and Tom Byrne of the School of Social Policy & Practice have helped to create an interactive Web-based application, Homelessness Analytics.

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19 July 2013

Irma Elo has been elected Chair of the ASA Section on the Sociology of Population.

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19 July 2013

Michael Katz has been elected to the American Philosophical Society (APS).

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21 May 2013

Linda Aiken has been named winner of the 2013 Velji Project of the Year Award for her global research using performance measures to demonstrate the critical impact of nurses on hospital patient outcomes.

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01 May 2013

Grace Kao is featured in SAS Frontiers in an article about her studies of the immigrant experience and its effect on educational outcomes.

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01 May 2013

A New York Times article cites the research Flavio Cunha has done with James Heckman into the importance of early childhood education.

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03 April 2013

The 2013 Penn @ PAA document is now available.

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13 March 2013

Tukufu Zuberi has been awarded two top honors at the recent San Diego Black Film Festival, including Best Documentary and Best Director, for his feature-length film titled African Independence. The film traces the story of the African continent since enslavement and colonization by Europeans.

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12 February 2013

Emilio Parrado has been named one of the Delaware Valley’s Most Influential Latinos by the Impacto Latin Newspaper.

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23 January 2013

A study authored by Linda Aiken has concluded that poor patient outcomes thought associated with hospital hiring of temporary nurses are more likely the result of poor working conditions within the hospitals themselves than with the nurses hired to alleviate shortages.

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22 January 2013

A study co-authored by Jason Schnittker shows that many of the most common psychiatric disorders found among former inmates, including impulse-control disorders, emerge in childhood and adolescence and predate incarceration.

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16 January 2013