Global Programs announces Penn State/Split 2018 Fund Awardees

July 10, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Martin Tretheway, Penn State’s director of the Global Engagement Network and coordinator of the Penn State-University of Split collaboration, Alexandra Persiko, recently met, along with vice rector Alen Soldo, to talk about current and future partnerships. In addition, they discussed the Collaboration Development Fund projects and announced the awardees. Long term sustainability has been pointed out as the primary focus of these projects.

To find out more about the Global Engagement Network and opportunities to work with the University of Split, please contact Marty Tretheway at MWTME@engr.psu.edu or to read about the Split/Penn State partnership, visit Penn State News.

Awarded projects:

Coastal Biology in Croatia

  • Split participants: Alen Soldo (leader), Josipa Ferri, Frane Skeljo, Svjetlana Krstulović Sifner
  • Penn State participants: Renee E. Bishop Pierce (leader) associate professor, science, Scranton; Amit Sharma, professor of hospitality management/finance, University Park

Penn State/Split EDGE 2: Towards Interdisciplinarity and Interlocationality

  • Split participants: Igor Jerković (leader), Dražan Jozić
  • Penn State participants: Jenifer Cushman (leader) chancellor, Beaver; Richard Lomotey, assistant professor, IST, Beaver; Katherine Shaffer, assistant teaching professor, science, Shenango

Library Based Instruction Workshop

  • Split participants: Mirta Matošić (leader), Margita Mirčeta Zakarija, Irena Urem, Marijana Burić
  • Penn State participants: Mark Mattson (leader), global partnerships and outreach librarian, University Park; Erin Burns, reference librarian, Shenango; Beth Seyala, reference librarian, Beaver; Amy Deuink, head librarian, Shenango and Beaver

Management and control of invasive fruit fly pests of cherries

  • Split participants: Mario Bjeliš (leader), Frane Strikić, Josip Gugić
  • Penn state participants: Greg Krawczyk (leader), research professor, College of Agricultural Sciences, Fruit Research and Extension Center; Kari Peter, assistant research professor, College of Agricultural Science, Fruit Research and Extension Center; Robert Crassweller, professor of horticulture, College of Agricultural Sciences, University Park

Investigate and Reconstruct Aspects of Past Lifeways

  • Split participants: Željana Bašić (leader), Roko Kunčić
  • Penn State participants: Ryan Timothy (leader), associate professor of anthropology, Liberal Arts, University Park; Lily Doershuk, graduate student, liberal arts; Mitch Holland, associate professor, forensic science, Eberly College of Science, University Park

Building a personalized kidney: approach from kidney development to disease

  • Split participants: Katarina Vukojević (leader), Sandra Kostić, Karlo Jeličić, Julian Kaufman
  • Penn State participants: Nasrollah Ghahramani (leader), professor, College of Medicine, Hershey; Benjamin N. Fredrick, associate professor, College of Medicine, Hershey

Developing science and practice in teacher education

  • Split participants: Maja Ljubetić (leader), Gloria Vickov, Toni Maglica, Ante Grčić, Ana Ribičić
  • Penn State participants: James C. DiPerna (leader), professor of education and professor in charge of school psychology, College of Education, University Park; Susan Hart, research project manager, College of Education, University Park

Microplastics in food

  • Split participants: Zvjezdana Popović Perković (leader), Ivana Generalić Mekinić, Danijela Skroza, Jelena Nejašmić
  • Penn State: Renee E. Bishop Pierce (leader), associate professor, science, Scranton; Amit Sharma, professor of hospitality management/finance, University Park
Last Updated July 18, 2018