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  • Penn State and local high school students to participate in public issues forum On Nov 17, 2017 The Center for Democratic Deliberation at Penn State will host a public issues forum on the topic “Living in a University Town: How Should We Ensure a Safe Community for All?” from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 1 in 233B HUB-Robeson Center.
  • Homecoming royalty finds outlet for the liberal arts in accounting On Nov 16, 2017 While Jonathan Muth’s involvement on campus landed him a spot on the Student Homecoming Court last weekend, it’s his unique education background that gave him a leg up during this internship with KPMG -- a global network of professional firms providing audit, tax and advisory services -- this past summer.
  • Paterno Fellows essay contest on ethical values open to students On Nov 16, 2017 Any Penn State undergraduate student interested in exploring and writing about ethical values and intercultural issues can enter the fifth annual Collegiate Laws of Life Essay Contest, sponsored by the Paterno Fellows Program and the College of the Liberal Arts. Participating students must submit their essays on one of four prompts by Dec. 18.
  • Minority students' disabilities less likely to be identified in U.S. schools On Nov 15, 2017 Three Penn State researchers and their colleague replicated an earlier but provocative study that found that minority children are less likely to be identified as having disabilities as they attend U.S. schools.
  • Liberal arts alumnae empower students to be leaders On Nov 14, 2017 The third annual Penn State Women: Leaders of Today and Tomorrow took place on Nov. 8 and 9 and included a panel, networking reception and one-on-one meetings between students and alumnae. The event was organized by the College of the Liberal Arts and hosted by alumna Binney Wietlisbach.
  • Nominees sought for the Rock Ethics Institute's 2018 Stand Up awards On Nov 14, 2017 The Rock Ethics Institute is accepting nominations for its 2018 Stand Up Awards, which recognize undergraduate students who demonstrate ethical leadership in taking a stand for a person, cause or belief.
  • Researchers examine social identity threat and religion in the U.S. On Nov 14, 2017 When people feel targeted because of their religious identity, they can experience a psychological threat that may undermine psychological well-being and increase prejudice toward other groups, according to a new study by Penn State psychologists. This perception, which the researchers term "religious threat," leads people to feel socially isolated, be less comfortable sharing their religion with others and to be more likely to hold prejudiced attitudes towards others.
  • Penn State projects take on the opioid epidemic On Nov 13, 2017 The rate of fatal opioid overdoses in Pennsylvania has increased more than 470 percent over the past two decades, ranking the state eighth in the U.S. for drug-related overdose deaths in 2014. Two new Penn State projects are aiming to educate the public while utilizing partnerships with law enforcement and community organizations to identify and disrupt networks of opioid distribution.
  • Jennifer Rubin discusses democracy in the era of 'fake news' On Nov 13, 2017 Jennifer Rubin, author of the Washington Post's Right Turn blog, visited Penn State Nov. 8 to talk about defending democratic norms and a free press in the Trump era. She was the final speaker in the McCourtney Institute for Democracy’s fall series organized around the theme of democratic dissent.
  • Comparative Literature Luncheon to feature lecture by Jennifer Wenzel Nov. 13 On Nov 10, 2017 Jennifer Wenzel, associate professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature and the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University, will present “Towards an Oil Inventory” at 12:15 p.m. Nov.13, in Room 102 of the Kern Building.
  • Penn State expands homeland security graduate program with two new offerings On Nov 09, 2017 Penn State has added two new courses of study in its homeland security portfolio that can help prepare professionals to combat terrorism and cyber-attacks, through Penn State World Campus.
  • New research of inmate society essential for prison reform On Nov 09, 2017 While U.S. incarcerations rates continue to climb, research into prison society has declined over the last several decades, according to Derek Kreager, professor of sociology and criminology and co-funded faculty member of the Social Science Research Institute at Penn State.
  • Penn State research expenditures reach all-time high of $863 million On Nov 08, 2017 Penn State’s research expenditures reached a record high of $863 million for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, an increase of $27 million, according to Vice President for Research Neil Sharkey. The total included $534 million in federal funds, and $329 million from a combination of private funders, the Commonwealth, and university sources.
  • James Clapper talks national security at inaugural Security Center event On Nov 08, 2017 On the evening of Nov. 6, Penn State’s new Center for Security Research and Education hosted its inaugural guest speaker, Gen. James Clapper, former director of national intelligence in the Obama administration, in the Sutliff Auditorium of the Lewis Katz Building on the University Park campus of Penn State.
  • Graduate unionization hearing transcripts now available On Nov 08, 2017 Several weeks ago, the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board (PLRB) provided Penn State and the Coalition of Graduate Employees (CGE) with the transcripts from the PLRB hearings that were held on the petition filed by the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) to unionize Penn State graduate students.

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