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  • Voting rights advocate Desmond Meade to receive 2021 Brown Democracy Medal On Apr 20, 2021 Meade is executive director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC), which organized the Amendment 4 ballot initiative that asked Florida residents whether voting rights should automatically be restored for people with prior felony convictions.
  • U.S. Marine veteran, volunteer recognized with Outstanding Adult Student Award On Apr 19, 2021 Chioma Okoroafor is passionate about making a difference in the world through her work with veterans, victims of abuse, advocacy for health care in underserved communities, and climate justice. Her steadfast dedication to pursuing her purpose is among the reasons why she is the recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Adult Student Award.
  • Many Americans say they would support COVID-19 vaccine mandates On Apr 19, 2021 A new Penn State study found that a majority of those surveyed supported mandates that required students and teachers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. However, more people supported broader vaccine mandates that don’t specifically include those against COVID-19.
  • School of Labor and Employment Relations celebrates outstanding senior On Apr 19, 2021 For Penn State student Brandie Laughner, returning to school was part life-long dream and part necessity. Laughner, of North East, Pennsylvania, has been named the 2021 Outstanding Senior Award recipient from the School of Labor and Employment Relations.
  • Resident assistant crafts close-knit community for first-year students On Apr 18, 2021 As the resident assistant for the College of the Liberal Arts’ Special Living Option, Julia Montevechi translates her expertise into this multifaceted role which serves as an important resource for first-year students as they acclimate to their Penn State home.
  • Liberal Arts students look forward to Perreault Fellowship experience On Apr 18, 2021 Jessica Raskauskas is one of several College of the Liberal Arts students currently participating in Penn State’s Perreault Fellows Program, a two-year global leadership and internship program that prepares students from multiple disciplines for personal and professional excellence through learning in cross-cultural leadership, ethics, service, personal-mentoring, and an internship abroad related to health and the betterment of the human condition.
  • Center for Democratic Deliberation recognizes spring 2021 award winners On Apr 16, 2021 The Kenneth Burke Prize in Rhetoric and the Rhetoric of the Civil Rights Movement essay contest winners were presented virtually April 14 in conjunction with the center’s annual Kenneth Burke Memorial Lecture, which was delivered by Ersula J. Ore, a Penn State alumna and associate professor of African and African American studies and rhetoric at Arizona State University.
  • Rethinking Care Trailer On Apr 16, 2021
  • Reshaping post-pandemic health care emphasis of latest HumIn Focus episode On Apr 16, 2021 “Rethinking Care: Health Humanities and the Pandemic” will debut on WPSU-TV on April 18 and be available online at huminfocus.psu.edu following the premiere.
  • Rock Ethics Institute honors Penn State undergraduates with Stand Up Awards On Apr 15, 2021 The Rock Ethics Institute has announced the winners of the 2021 Stand Up Awards. First established in 2008, these annual awards recognize undergraduate students at Penn State who have demonstrated ethical leadership by standing up for a cause, idea or belief.
  • Penn State students earn fourth place in global health competition On Apr 15, 2021 An interdisciplinary team of Penn State students placed fourth out of 52 universities worldwide in a global health competition that focused on implementing a COVID-19 vaccination plan. “As someone passionate about the intersection of global health and medicine throughout medical school, it was a perfect way to culminate my time at Penn State," said one student.
  • Global Programs announces award recipients for 2020-21 On Apr 13, 2021 Penn State Global Programs has announced the 2020-21 recipients of its annual awards that recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals and academic programs at Penn State who have helped to advance the University’s global engagement goals.
  • GIS technology helps map out how America's mafia networks were 'connected' On Apr 12, 2021 A team of researchers used geographic information systems, a collection of tools for geographic mapping and analysis of the Earth and society, and data from a government database on mafia ties during the 1960s to examine how these networks were built, maintained and grown.
  • Grant provides funds to study Pittsburgh housing program's impact On Apr 12, 2021 A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant will provide funding to a team of Penn State faculty as they evaluate the effect of an innovative housing program on neighborhood racial and economic equity in Pittsburgh.
  • Graduate student excellence celebrated at virtual awards ceremony On Apr 08, 2021 Graduate student award recipients were celebrated during the annual Graduate Student Recognition Ceremony where 10 awards to more than 30 graduate students in recognition of outstanding achievement.

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