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  • Undergraduates honored with Rock Ethics Institute 2017 Stand Up Award On Apr 23, 2017 The Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State recently celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Stand Up Award by honoring students Brian Anthony Davis, Hayly Hoch and Alexis Scott. This award is presented to Penn State undergraduates who have demonstrated courage, fortitude and ethical leadership by taking a stand for a person, a cause or a belief.
  • College of the Liberal Arts Staff Newsletter – April On Apr 21, 2017 This month's staff newsletter includes the March "You Rock Award" winners, the staff award winners, a reminder about the upcoming college-wide staff meeting, a welcome to new staff members and more.
  • Office for General Education announces Integrative Studies Seed Grant awards On Apr 20, 2017 The Integrative Studies Seed Grant Program, offered through the Penn State Office for General Education, will support 71 different course development projects this summer. In response to the large volume of highly qualified proposals, the budget was generously increased by more than 50 percent by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Undergraduate Education.
  • Recognizing foreign accents helps brains process accented speech On Apr 20, 2017 Our brains process foreign-accented speech with better real-time accuracy if we can identify the accent we hear, according to a team of neurolinguists.
  • Global Programs announces 2017 Travel Grants awards On Apr 19, 2017 Spring 2017 produced a record-breaking number of applications for Global Programs Travel Grants.
  • Schreyer Honors College Scholar chosen to receive inaugural 'All In' award On Apr 18, 2017 Penn State junior and Schreyer Honors College Scholar Candice Crutchfield is a recipient of the “All In at Penn State” achievement award. She was recognized today (April 18) as one of two recipients of the honor, designed to recognize a student, faculty or staff member for embodying the University’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Jonathan Eaton elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences On Apr 18, 2017 Jonathan Eaton, Penn State distinguished professor of economics, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Eaton is one of 228 newly elected members, and one of two Penn Staters, announced on April 12
  • Continuing the conversation: Understanding race relations through performance On Apr 18, 2017 A Penn State course on the arts’ role in race relations will culminate with a public presentation of student projects, which range from paintings and poetry readings to a video screening, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium in the Palmer Museum of Art.
  • When using the phrase ‘human rights’ hinders human-rights initiatives On Apr 18, 2017 Penn State geography doctoral student A. Marie Ranjbar's research explores the language of human justice in Iran: how certain phrases have become politicized and in some ways dangerous to use, and how some residents deal with this conundrum as they seek ways to speak up for themselves.
  • Student uses mushroom minor to benefit her home On Apr 17, 2017 Rana, an economics major, is minoring in mushroom science and technology, and plans to use what she has learned to improve living conditions for people in her home city of Mumbai, India.
  • College of the Liberal Arts recognizes research grant awardees On Apr 17, 2017 The College of the Liberal Arts’ Research Office hosted its annual Researchers Appreciation Reception on Wednesday, April 12, in the Alumni Lounge of The Nittany Lion Inn.
  • Liberal Arts Undergraduate Studies office welcomes new faces, new priorities On Apr 14, 2017 The winds of change have swept through the Office of the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies in the College of the Liberal Arts during the last year. Long-time director of undergraduate studies, Holly Beaver, moved on to a position as executive assistant to the executive vice president and provost, and several other staff advanced their careers with new opportunities inside and outside of Penn State.
  • 'Rolling Blackouts' wins 2017 Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize On Apr 14, 2017 “Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria and Iraq” by Sarah Glidden has won the 2017 Lynd Ward Prize for Graphic Novel of the Year. Penn State University Libraries sponsors the juried award and its administrator, the Pennsylvania Center for the Book.
  • Comparative Literature Luncheon for April 24: 'How to Know Everything' On Apr 14, 2017 On April 24, Oren Izenberg, associate professor of English at the University of California, Irvine, will present ”How to Know Everything” in Room 102 of the Kern Building, at 12:15 p.m.
  • Senior’s experience in STARTALK language, cultures program provides new outlook On Apr 14, 2017 Senior Erika Kraus said she always had an appreciation for different cultures but that her life was forever changed after enrolling in the STARTALK Arabic Academy at University Park following her freshman year. The academy, to be held this year from June 19 to July 14, is an intensive summer study designed for undergraduate and high school students who wish to gain introductory knowledge of the Arabic language and its people and cultures.

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