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  • College of the Liberal Arts signs MOU with University of Chile On Jun 15, 2018 Susan Welch, dean of the Penn State College of the Liberal Arts, recently finalized a memorandum of understanding with the University of Chile to collaborate through the Center for International Human Resource Studies and the School of Labor and Employment Relations.
  • Penn State alumnus named artistic producer of Alberta Theatre Projects On Jun 14, 2018 Penn State alumnus Darcy Evans has been named the new artistic producer of Alberta Theatre Projects. Evans has more than two decades of experience in theater across North America and received his master of fine arts in theater and his postbaccalaureate certificate in fundraising leadership at Penn State.
  • Data Center migrations help free up resources, improve security, monitoring On Jun 14, 2018 Six months after migrating its information technology (IT) infrastructure from the Moore Building to the new Data Center, the College of the Liberal Arts IT staff is seeing the benefits of moving its systems into the state-of-the-art facility that offers power, cooling, monitoring and security benefits.
  • Women take center stage at political science conference On Jun 14, 2018 The American Political Science Association State Politics and Policy conference brought together more than 100 political science scholars from around the U.S. to discuss issues surrounding state politics.
  • Retherford, Washington earn 2017-18 Big Ten Medal of Honor On Jun 13, 2018 Seniors Zain Retherford and Haleigh Washington, members of the University’s wrestling and women’s volleyball teams, respectively, have been selected as Penn State’s recipients for the prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor for 2017-18.
  • When the 'business of business' bleeds into politics On Jun 11, 2018 What does it mean for democracy when a company steps in where the government normally would? Forrest Briscoe, professor of management and organization in the Smeal College of Business, discusses the increasing intersections between business, government and civic life on the latest episode of the McCourtney Institute for Democracy’s Democracy Works podcast.
  • Life-changing text alert puts Penn State student on path to success On Jun 11, 2018 Brian Davis found out that he was accepted to Penn State while practicing parallel parking in his hometown of Philadelphia. This spring he graduated with a bachelor's degree in African-American studies, with minors in international studies, sociology, and civic and community engagement. “Penn State has impacted my life in so many ways,” he said.
  • Fighting for science in the era of 'fake news' On Jun 04, 2018 Michael Mann talks about the hockey stick graph and the future of expertise on Democracy Works podcast
  • Scholar alumna uses technology to empower children with autism spectrum disorder On Jun 04, 2018 Penn State Berks graduate and Schreyer Honors Scholar Kaylee Grindrod researched apps that help children with autism spectrum disorder to read and interpret facial expressions — and developed one of her own.
  • Preschool program preps kids for academic success through elementary school On Jun 04, 2018 A program that helps low-income parents prepare their children for school has benefits that extend beyond kindergarten and into into third grade, according to Penn State researchers. The researchers found that the preschoolers of parents who participated in the program performed better academically, acquired better social emotional skills and needed fewer additional school services when they were in third grade.
  • Hats on for Easter Island statues On Jun 04, 2018 How do you put a 13-ton hat on a giant statue? That's what a team of researchers is trying to figure out with their study of Easter Island statues and the red hats that sit atop some of them.
  • World Campus student organization earns national Merit Award On May 31, 2018 The Penn State World Campus chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management has been awarded the Merit Award for excellence and achievement during the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Larry Spence, first director of Schreyer Institute, dies On May 29, 2018 Larry Spence, who served as the first director of the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence at Penn State, died on May 17. He was 81.
  • Posttraumatic stress affects academics On May 28, 2018 Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caused by traumatic military experiences is associated with feelings of anxiety, anger, sadness and/or guilt. New Penn State research is evaluating how PTSD symptoms increase risks for academic difficulties as well.
  • Selber honored for research contributions in technical communication field On May 25, 2018 Stuart Selber, Penn State associate professor of English, has received the Ken Rainey Award for Excellence in Research from the Society for Technical Communication in honor of his lifetime of research contributions to the field of technical communication.

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