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Emmanuel Souza awarded the Judith Rodin Fellowship

Emmanuel Francis Souza has been awarded a Judith Rodin Fellowship for the 2018-19 year. This award is to support the work of distinguished Ph.D. students in the social sciences. Congratulations!

--December 6, 2018

Akudo Ejelonu Wins Best Poster at APHA

GGD student, Akudo Ejelonu, won first prize in the Student Environmental Health poster competition of the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting in San Diego. Congratulations Akudo!

--November 16, 2018

Inventive legal approach decreases gang violence by 18 percent

According to analysis from John M. MacDonald and co-authors, the move decreased crime by 5 percent in the short term and 18 percent after 20-plus years. To curb gang violence in the 1990s, Los Angeles took an inventive approach, filing civil injunctions against gang “organizations.” Read more in Penn News and Journal of Quantitative Criminology.

--November 9, 2018

Apocalyptic Climate Reporting Completely Misses the Point

Daniel Aldana Cohen wrote an article in The Nation the media's poor coverage of the recently published UN climate report

--November 8, 2018


Gilvan Guedes – Visiting Scholar

Gilvan is a professor of Demography at Center for Regional Development and Planning (CEDEPLAR), a research center at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Brazil.

Quartet Pilot Project Competition

The annual Quartet award competition is jointly sponsored by the PSC, the Population Aging Research Center, Boettner Center for Pension Retirement Research, and LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics. The competition promotes high quality and innovative research in demography, economics, and related social and behavioral sciences. Quartet awards are funded for one year (or less) in duration and are selected through competitive peer review. Take a look at past Pilot Projects here.