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- Racial divides decline but still exist in urban America On Dec 02, 2016 Blacks and Hispanics are significantly more likely than whites and Asians to live in high-poverty neighborhoods — neighborhoods that are often characterized by poor schools, limited social services and high crime rates, according to Penn State research.
- Comparative Literature Luncheon to focus on the rise of the environmental novel On Dec 01, 2016 Stephanie Foote, Jackson and Nichols Professor of English at West Virginia University, will present “The Stuff of Fiction: The Rise of the Environmental Novel” at 12:15 p.m. on Dec. 5 in 102 Kern Building.
- CLGBTQE launches 'Commission Reads' initiative On Nov 30, 2016 The Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Equity (CLGBTQE) inaugurated this academic year its University-wide "Commission Reads" programming, with activities that are free and open to the public.
- Caitlin Horrocks to round out Rolling Reading Series fall lineup on Dec. 1 On Nov 22, 2016 Award-winning fiction and creative nonfiction writer Caitlin Horrocks will conclude the Mary E. Rolling Reading Series’ fall semester lineup with a reading at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium. The reading is free and open to the public.
- Picking up the beat On Nov 22, 2016 Many Penn State Schreyer Scholars fill their already busy schedules with participation in the Blue Band. They discussed how they keep it in balance.
- Neely recipient of NARSD Young Investigator Award On Nov 22, 2016 Kristina Neely, assistant professor of kinesiology, was awarded the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) Young Investigator Award from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, which will allow her to continue her work in understanding how ADHD, or Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, affects the motor system.
- Fellowship helps liberal arts alumna launch social entrepreneurship career On Nov 21, 2016 Alyssa Gill, a 2015 political science alumna, was the first Penn Stater to join the Venture for America (VFA) Fellowship program. VFA is an organization that seeks to revitalize American cities and communities by developing the next generation of socially responsible entrepreneurs. Gill knew the VFA Fellowship was the perfect fit for her because of her coursework and internship experiences while a student in the College of the Liberal Arts and the interdisciplinary Humanitarian Engineering & Social Entrepreneurship program.
- New Penn State master’s of applied demography is first of its kind On Nov 21, 2016 Penn State is accepting applications for the country’s first graduate degree in applied demography, which will be offered fully online through Penn State World Campus.
- Free screening of documentary ‘After Coal’ set for Nov. 29 On Nov 18, 2016 A screening of the documentary "After Coal" will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at the State Theatre in downtown State College. Co-sponsors of the event include Penn State's Sustainability Institute, the Center for Global Studies, Sierra Club Moshannon, and the Rock Ethics Institute. The screening is free and open to the public.
- Sixteen faculty members named first General Education Faculty Fellows On Nov 18, 2016 Sixteen faculty members representing various campuses, colleges, and General Education areas at Penn State, have been named General Education Faculty Fellows. The General Education Faculty Fellows Program is a new initiative of the recently created Office for General Education.
- Penn State archaeologists use IT to help uncover the past On Nov 17, 2016 A group of Penn State archaeologists are using a blend of technologies to help them record and preserve the past as they research at Tel Akko.
- 10 years of standing up: Nominees sought for the 2017 Stand Up Award On Nov 16, 2016 What do you stand up for? What do your peers stand up for? The Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State announces a call for nominations for its 10th annual Stand Up Awards in recognition of undergraduate students at the University’s campuses who have demonstrated ethical leadership in taking a stand for a person, cause or belief.
- Tracy and Ted McCourtney give $3 million to create liberal arts professorships On Nov 16, 2016 A $3 million gift by long-time Penn State philanthropists Tracy and Ted McCourtney aims to create six to nine additional endowed professorships within the College of the Liberal Arts.
- Tibet's exiled Muslims show intricacies of culture, identity for refugees On Nov 16, 2016 Like the colorful, intricately drawn Tibetan sand mandala, Tibet is a rich cultural and religious tapestry that includes both Buddhist and Muslim communities. The country is not a monolithic Buddhist society as it is often portrayed.
- College of the Liberal Arts awards named professorships to seven faculty members On Nov 16, 2016 Seven faculty members in the Penn State College of the Liberal Arts have been awarded named professorships in the college.