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Chico State professor awarded ACE fellowship

Daniel Wright // April 7, 2017

Chico State’s, associate dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Ryan Patten, has been named an American Council on Education Fellow. The ACE Fellow program is designed to take future...

Ryan Patten, Chico State chair of the political science department.

Chair presents new crime book

Nicholas Woodard // November 18, 2014

Chico State's political science chair Ryan Patten and former political science teacher Lori Beth Way presented findings from their book that studied criminal justice policies used by police officers.Patten...

Ryan Patten, chair of the political science department, co-authored a report studying the connection between increased jail violence and the release of non-violent offenders from jails. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Study shows increase in jail violence

Jovanna Garcia // November 18, 2014

Jail violence has increased in California since the criminal justice realignment bill, AB 109, passed in 2011, according to a study by members of the Chico State Political Science Department. Political...

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Surveys, safety cause of commencement changes

Christine Lee // February 5, 2014

Surveys from graduating students and Chico State's Public Safety Advisory Committee's safety concerns led to the decision to cut the number of commencement guests allowed per graduate. Three to four times...

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