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  • DeGrandis' create named professorship with $500,000 estate gift to Liberal Arts On Aug 16, 2018 Bill and Monica DeGrandis recently made a $500,000 estate commitment to support outstanding Penn State liberal arts faculty. The gift is being matched dollar-for-dollar by the college’s Tracy and Ted McCourtney Endowed Professorship Matching Gift Program, which allows the college to activate the endowment immediately to establish the William and Monica DeGrandis-McCourtney Early Career Professorship in the College of the Liberal Arts. Upon receipt of the DeGrandis’ estate gift, the early career professorship will be converted to the William and Monica DeGrandis McCourtney Professorship, a fully endowed named professorship.
  • Using social media to solve social problems On Aug 16, 2018 A National Science Foundation-funded Penn State project will evaluate the accuracy of using Twitter data to represent populations across different demographic groups.
  • Penn State sends six to Academy of Management National Conference On Aug 15, 2018 The School of Labor and Employment Relations recently sent six faculty members to the national conference of the Academy of Management in Chicago from Aug. 10 to 14. Elaine Farndale, associate professor of human resource management and director of the Center for International Human Resource Studies, was awarded the Scholarly International Human Resource Management Paper award in the human resources division for 2018.
  • New Penn State Law faculty members build bridges across Penn State On Aug 15, 2018 Penn State Law is delighted to welcome to the faculty Assistant Professor of Law and Medicine Megan Wright, Assistant Professor of Law Ben Johnson, and Professor of Legal Research Jenny Ham, all of whom will advance the law school’s efforts to collaborate across the University to impact the world.
  • Self-control develops gradually in adolescent brain On Aug 14, 2018 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Different parts of the brain mature at different times, which may help to explain impulsive behaviors in adolescence, suggest researchers from Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Comparative literature senior spends summer with Kansas City Royals On Aug 14, 2018 Senior Bryce Starner spent his summer in the Dominican Republic as an intern for the Kansas City Royals. The triple major — comparative literature, Spanish and corporate innovation and entrepreneurship — utilized his language skills to communicate with the players and locals in Santo Domingo.
  • Scarlet macaw DNA points to ancient breeding operation in Southwest On Aug 13, 2018 Somewhere in the American Southwest or northern Mexico, there are probably the ruins of a scarlet macaw breeding operation dating to between 900 and 1200 C.E., according to a team of archaeologists who sequenced the mitochondrial DNA of bird remains found in the Chaco Canyon and Mimbres areas of New Mexico.
  • From GEDs to Penn State degrees On Aug 09, 2018 They dropped out of high school as teenagers, but two soon-to-be Penn State graduates turned their lives around and will get their degrees this weekend.
  • College of the Liberal Arts launches Master of Public Policy program On Aug 08, 2018 The Penn State College of the Liberal Arts has launched a new two-year, on-campus Master of Public Policy program that will equip students with the economic, analytic, ethics and management skills needed to address the world's most complex public and social issues.
  • Democracy Works podcast examines how public remembers Charlottesville events On Aug 08, 2018 Bradford Vivian, professor of communication arts and sciences and director of the Center for Democratic Deliberation in Penn State's McCourtney Institute for Democracy, opens the second season of the Democracy Works podcast with a discussion about public memory, Confederate monuments, and last summer’s Unite the Right rally and counterprotests.
  • Hemingway Letters Project receives three-year NEH grant On Aug 08, 2018 The Hemingway Letters Project has received a three-year, $275,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support its work in publishing volumes five through seven of "The Letters of Ernest Hemingway."
  • April Ripka named student marshal for the College of the Liberal Arts On Aug 07, 2018 April Ripka will serve as the student marshal for the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State’s summer 2018 commencement. Ripka will graduate from Penn State with a degree in organizational leadership and minors in dispute management and resolution, labor studies and employment relations, psychology, and sociology.
  • Well-being of 'left behind' children in Kyrgyzstan focus of study On Aug 06, 2018 Understanding the economic, health, behavioral and educational effects of labor migration on children is one aspect of a three-year, interdisciplinary research project that is being carried out by researchers in Penn State's Colleges of Agricultural Sciences, Liberal Arts, Earth and Mineral Sciences, Health and Human Development, and Education.
  • Penn State sends four to World Congress of Labor and Employment Relations On Aug 03, 2018 Penn State’s School of Labor and Employment Relations recently had four representatives travel to the World Congress of Labor and Employment Relations, held July 23-27 in in Seoul, South Korea.
  • Youth who age out of foster care show higher educational attainment On Jul 25, 2018 Children in foster care often suffer detrimental effects that can carry over into adulthood and infect future relationships. However, new Penn State research indicates youth who age out of foster care attain higher educational achievement than those who exit foster care and are reunited with their families.

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