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  • HUB employment expands the minds, resumes and wallets of students On Jul 12, 2018 Penn State students Samantha Donnelly and Anibal Rodriguez have found employment in the HUB-Robeson Center to be the answer to their need for income, as well as their source for growth as people and future employees.
  • Suppressing negative emotions during health scare may whip up spiral of fear On Jul 10, 2018 People use a lot of different strategies to handle fear — including avoiding bad news, reappraising the information, contesting the news, or suppressing the fear. Of those strategies, a team of researchers found that suppressing the fear is actually counter-productive. Trying to suppress worries during a health scare, like the recent Zika outbreak, may lead to an ever-intensifying cycle of emotional suppression and fear, according to the researchers.
  • Global Programs announces Penn State/Split 2018 Fund Awardees On Jul 10, 2018 The Global Engagement Network is a group of strategic peer partnerships around the world, developed around the natural links between faculty and research interests. Global Programs supports these collaborative research projects through a development fund and has announced the awardees, whose projects primarily focus on long-term sustainability.
  • Four faculty members join Social Science Research Institute On Jul 09, 2018 Penn State’s Social Science Research Institute recently announced four new co-funded faculty members who will join the institute in the 2018-19 academic year: Maithreyi Gopalan, Alexis Santos, Kenneth Shores, and Ericka Weathers.
  • Penn State student fights for change in Charm City On Jul 05, 2018 Stephanie Keyaka is working for Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen this summer as part of the McCourtney Institute for Democracy’s Nevins Fellows program. She also is the incoming editor-in-chief of The Underground
  • Penn State hosts regional leadership development program for labor leaders On Jul 03, 2018 The School of Labor and Employment Relations and the Labor School at Penn State hosted a weeklong session June 25-29 for the Mid-Atlantic Labor Leadership Initiative. The regional leadership development program is designed to bring labor leaders and allied organizational leaders together who have significant leadership responsibilities in their respective organizations.
  • Penn State Law professor discusses what makes a constitutional crisis On Jul 02, 2018 Jud Mathews, Penn State Law associate professor of law and affiliate professor in the School of International Affairs, has spent his career studying the U.S. Constitution. He discussed what a constitutional crisis is and how close the U.S. is to one right now on the latest episode of the McCourtney Institute for Democracy’s Democracy Works podcast.
  • Alumna gains hands-on experience during 'perfect' postgraduate internship On Jun 27, 2018 Emily Kohlman is gaining valuable experience during a summer internship with CNN's "Reliable Sources" in New York City.
  • Paul Clark weighs in on public-sector unions in latest Democracy Works podcast On Jun 26, 2018 A ruling expected by the Supreme Court this week could reduce the power of public-sector unions, which would cause ripple effects throughout government and on democracy at large. Paul Clark, director of the School of Labor and Employment Relations at Penn State, discussed the implications of the ruling and the role that public-sector unions play in society on the latest Democracy Works podcast.
  • Crystal Sanders named director of the Africana Research Center On Jun 25, 2018 Crystal Sanders, associate professor of history and African-American studies at Penn State, has been named director of the Africana Research Center effective July 1.
  • Penn State announces fixed-term faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2018 On Jun 25, 2018 The following is a list of fixed-term faculty promotions at Penn State, effective July 1.
  • George Middlemas, alumnus and philanthropist, dies On Jun 25, 2018 George M. Middlemas Jr., a Penn State alumnus and generous University donor, particularly to the University Libraries, died June 14 in Bachelor Gulch, Colorado, two days after his 72nd birthday.
  • College of the Liberal Arts Staff Newsletter – June On Jun 22, 2018 This month's staff newsletter includes a staff spotlight, the new staff Facebook page, a welcome to new staff members and more.
  • Richards Center to host Emerging Scholars Summer Mentor Program On Jun 21, 2018 The George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center at Penn State will hold its third Summer Mentoring Program for doctoral study in history June 24-29. This annual event encourages students from underrepresented groups to explore a career as an academic scholar.
  • Biases may stoke victim blaming, or reduce it, no matter what the crime On Jun 20, 2018 General biases may be at work when people blame or criticize victims of crimes, including rape and robbery victims, according to criminologists. For example, about 80 percent of participants in two studies on the role biases play in victim blaming assigned some direct blame to victims of robbery, while about 43 percent of the participants leveled some direct blame at rape victims.

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