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Lives of Color: Conference on Race-Ethnicity and the Life Course

Published: Mar 10, 2017
June 1214, 2017
Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
Organizers: Duane F. AlwinS. Michael Gaddis, Molly Martin and Linda Wray
Assisted by: Kerri Weitzel
If you are interested in attending this conference please register online as a faculty or staff member.
A limited number of space is available for Penn State Students to attend and participate for free. Register as a student online

C2LS 2015 Summer Supplement Award Winners

Published: Aug 13, 2015

The Center for Life Course and Longitudinal Studies is pleased to announce the summer supplement awards for 2015.


Kelsey Cundiff, for her project “Youth Employment Effects on Delinquency.” Her faculty mentor is Jeremy Staff.

Lauren Knoth, for her project “Juvenile Arrest as a Networked Turning Point: A Longitudinal Examination of the Relationship between Informal Labeling and Changes in Network Structure.” Her faculty mentor is D. Wayne Osgood.

Andrea L. Ruiz, for her project “The Effects of Childhood Trauma on Adult Interpersonal Relationships: The Role of Religion as a Moderator.” Her faculty mentor is David Johnson.


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Duane Alwin selected by ASA Council to edit Sociological Methodology, for 2016-2018.

Published: Jul 15, 2015

Professor Duane Alwin has been selected by the ASA Council to edit the journal Sociological Methodology, for 2016-2018. For more information please visit the Footnotes website, an ASA publication: http://www.asanet.org/footnotes/julyaugust15/sm_0715.html

Duane Alwin’s Keynote Address at the International Symposium on the Life Course

Published: Jun 12, 2015

Duane Alwin gave a keynote address to an International Symposium on the Life Course, held on October 24, 2015 at the National University of Ireland in Galway, Ireland.  The title of his talk was “The Construction of Lives and the De-construction of the Life Course.”  Please click on the following links to view the presentation and photos from the symposium: Presentation PDF / Photos[UPDATE THESE LINKS]

Dr. Michelle Frisco Receives Grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Published: Feb 10, 2015

Dr. Michelle Frisco, Associate Professor of Sociology at Penn State and Dr. Dorothy Daley, an Associate Professor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Kansas, have received a three-year $750,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  The grant, “Connecting Population Health Scientists across Disciplines: Generating Evidence, Informing Research Translation and Fostering a Culture of Health” will be used to develop three conferences that will highlight cutting edge population health research and foster the development of a much needed interdisciplinary professional space for population health scientists to convene, collaborate and share knowledge.

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Winners of the 2014 C2LS Graduate Student Summer Supplement Competition Announced

Published: Jun 26, 2014

The Center for Life Course and Longitudinal Studies (C2LS) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Graduate Student Summer Supplement competition for student-initiated projects dealing with life course studies.

2014 Winners

Hannah Furnas for her research project titled “Capturing Complexities: A Sequence Analysis to Investigate Couples’ Family Planning Trajectories in Malawi.” Leslie’s work on this project is mentored by Professor Jenny Trinitapoli.

Brendan Lantz for his research project titled “Co-offending, Age, and Experience among Burglary Offenders.” Brendan’s project is being mentored by Professor Barry Ruback.

Wade Jacobsen for his research project titled “School Suspension as a Turning Point.” Wade’s research is mentored by Professor Wayne Osgood.


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Melissa Hardy Elected Chair

Published: May 20, 2014

Professor Melissa Hardy has been elected Chair of the Methodology Section of the American Sociological Association starting 2013 through 2015.

Dr. Paul Amato elected President of the National Council on Family Relations

Published: May 08, 2014

Dr. Paul Amato was elected President of the National Council on Family Relations in 2012 (NCFR), he will be Board President from 2013-2015. The National Council on Family Relations, founded in 1938, is the oldest multidisciplinary, nonpartisan professional organization focused solely on family research, practice and education.

For more information, please visit the NCFR website.

Duane Alwin Receives 2012 Matilda White Riley Distinguished Scholar Award

Published: May 07, 2014

The Matilda White Riley Distinguished Scholar Award committee selected Duane Alwin as the 2012 recipient. This award recognizes a scholar in the field of aging and the life course who has shown “exceptional achieve-ment in research, theory, policy analysis, or who has otherwise advanced knowledge of aging and the life course.” As this year’s recipient, he presented the MWR lecture at the 2013 annual ASA meetings in New York.

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