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Sociology doctoral student receives Dan David Prize Scholarship

Princeton graduate student Eszter Hargittai is one of 18 doctoral students from five universities around the world to receive the Dan David Prize Scholarship for Young Researchers .

The scholarships are intended to assist young scholars with their research and are awarded annually in three time dimensions: past, present and future. This year's "present" category focused on "Information, Technology and Society," which is the subject of Hargittai's research. In her dissertation on "How Wide a Web? Inequalities in Access to Information in the Age of the Internet," Hargittai, a doctoral student in sociology, has developed a methodology to measure people's Web use skills and looks at what explains differences in people's ability to find information online.

The Dan David Prize is an international and cross-cultural enterprise endowed by the Dan David Foundation and headquartered at Tel Aviv University. It is committed to encouraging innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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