Military families face unique challenges and stressors including prolonged separations, frequent relocations and living with knowing that loved ones are in harm’s way. Penn State has created a new University-wide research center, the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness, designed to address the challenges and support the resiliency of military families using evidence-based programs and practices, and develop a new generation of cutting-edge interdisciplinary researchers in this field.
Six graduating seniors in the Penn State Smeal College of Business class of 2017 each passed five of the necessary exams toward their actuarial science accreditation -- a rare distinction, according to Ron Gebhardtsbauer, clinical associate professor of actuarial science and head of Smeal’s Actuarial Science Program.
Penn State administrators and the University’s Board of Trustees will gather in a special off-cycle meeting June 2 to consider a comprehensive set of recommendations to ensure significant change following the death of a student at the now permanently banned Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
Despite decades of educational reform and legal efforts, many U.S. schools are experiencing increasing segregation, with 16 percent of public schools serving both minority and high poverty students. Erica Frankenberg, associate professor of education and demography and co-director of the Center for Education and Civil Rights at Penn State, is looking at how student assignment policies may be impacting the diversity of public schools.
The following is a list of academic promotions for tenured and tenure-line faculty members at Penn State, effective July 1.
The following is a list of Penn State fixed-term faculty promotions, effective July 1.
Dawn Blasko, associate professor of psychology at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has been appointed executive director of the University Faculty Senate. Blasko, who will begin her new role on July 1, has been a member of the Faculty Senate for nearly 17 years and is a past chair.
Rebecca Miller, associate librarian and head of Penn State University Libraries' Library Learning Services, is one of five Penn State faculty to be named a 2017 Big Ten Academic Alliance Department Executive Officer fellow. Approximately 65 faculty department heads and chairs from Big Ten universities are selected annually for the program.
Five members of the Penn State University Libraries — Ann Thompson, Wendy Stodart, John Shank, Jacqueline Peagler, and Karla Schmit — were honored for their outstanding contributions toward the success of Libraries’ operations, diversity and inclusion, and innovation. Libraries' staff members submitted nominations, and the awards were presented on May 11.
On May 17, the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) celebrated the achievements of faculty and staff over the past year with a presentation of annual awards.
The Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM) is seeking applications for its fifth annual summer school, which runs from July 30 to Aug. 4 at Penn State.
Penn State President Eric Barron joined providers of entrepreneurship resources in celebrating innovative Penn State startup Phospholutions on May 18 at the Penn State Golf Courses in State College.
Geoscientist Michael Arthur's four-decade career was highly collaborative and unconventional. He will retire on June 30, leaving behind a legacy as an innovative researcher and a champion for budding scientists.
The Penn State student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers came home victorious after winning first place in the Mid-Colonial District regional ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl, which took place April 23-25 in Baltimore.
David H. Kaye, associate dean for research, distinguished professor of law, and Weiss Family Faculty Scholar, was recently honored by the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science with a Distinguished Individual Service Award.
In addition to the commencement ceremony itself, one of the highlights of each spring commencement weekend in the Penn State College of the Liberal Arts is a ceremony honoring graduating Paterno Fellows and students selected to represent the college and its programs as student marshals. Although