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  • Reading on electronic devices may interfere with science reading comprehension On Dec 05, 2017 People who read on computer devices have a difficult time comprehending science articles. This offers insights both into how the brain processes information while reading on electronic devices, as well as how to improve science text books.
  • Penn State Fayette awarded for contributions to utopian studies On Dec 05, 2017 Gib Prettyman, associate professor of English at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, has been awarded the 2017 Larry E. Hough Distinguished Service Award by the Society for Utopian Studies (SUS) for substantial contributions to the organization.
  • Genevieve Stafford named student marshal for the College of the Liberal Arts On Dec 05, 2017 Genevieve Stafford will serve as the student marshal for the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State’s fall 2017 commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 16. She will graduate from Penn State with degrees in psychology and Spanish and will participate in the academic processional representing her classmates, along with the faculty marshal, David Wimer, associate teaching professor of psychology.
  • Security Center launches grant program for Penn State faculty, researchers On Dec 04, 2017 The Center for Security Research and Education at Penn State invites University faculty and researchers to apply to its new grant program to support security-related scholarship and educational programs at Penn State.
  • Preschool program helps boost skills necessary for academic achievement On Dec 04, 2017 The Head Start REDI preschool program helps children growing up in poverty develop critical skills they need for academic success, according to researchers.
  • McCourtney Institute releases Mood of the Nation Poll On Nov 30, 2017 The McCourtney Institute's Mood of the Nation Poll helps to shed light on public opinion surrounding some of America's most pressing national issues.
  • College of the Liberal Arts Staff Newsletter – November On Nov 28, 2017 This month's staff newsletter includes information about the upcoming holiday party, United Way raffle, wreath decorating party, a welcome to new staff members and more.
  • Nov. 29 lecture on communication and space planning explores Space Syntax method On Nov 27, 2017 Margaret Serrato, a workplace strategist for Herman Miller Inc. and adjunct instructor of graduate students of interior design at Brenau University, will present “Where’s the Big Idea?” Nov. 29 in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, on Penn State's University Park campus. Her presentation explores the nature and importance of informal interaction and demonstrates the practical application of Space Syntax, a method for predicting patterns of movement and interaction.
  • Penn State mourns passing of Alan Walker On Nov 22, 2017 The Penn State community is mourning the death of Alan Walker, Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Biology and one the leading anthropologists and evolutionary biologists of his generation, who passed away on Nov. 20.
  • Rolling Reading Series welcomes author Jennifer Haigh on Dec. 1 On Nov 21, 2017 Award-winning novelist Jennifer Haigh will read as part of the Mary E. Rolling Reading Series at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1 in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium. The reading is free and open to the public.
  • Eight selected to receive Distinguished Alumni Awards in 2018 On Nov 21, 2017 On Nov. 10, the Penn State Board of Trustees selected eight Penn State alumni to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award, the University's highest honor presented to its alumni. The following individuals have been officially notified of their selection by the Board and are invited to accept the award from the University in June 2018.
  • Visit to Metropolitan meaningful for Schreyer Scholars in various ways On Nov 20, 2017 A visit to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art was informative to Penn State Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies students and Schreyer Scholars from assorted academic backgrounds.
  • Penn State senior, athlete named a Rangel Fellowship finalist On Nov 20, 2017 Scout Cheeks, a Penn State senior and Division I rugby player, has been named a finalist for the Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program, which seeks to promote greater diversity in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State by providing financial support for students as they pursue graduate study and ultimately a career of international service.
  • 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.

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