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Students Pedro Escobar and Marcos Lopez collect a donation from Dash Phuyel in a can wrapped in a drawing of the Puerto Rican flag outside of Café Metro.

'Puerto Rico se levanta'

“Puerto Rico se levanta” is the phrase serving as inspiration as the island begins to rebuild, translating to “Puerto Rico rises.” Puerto Rican students at Greater Allegheny campus are spearheading a collection for Hurricane Maria victims in coordination with Brother’s Brother Foundation and the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
 Greater Allegheny campus students reveal donation total at this year’s All That’s Jazz scholarship benefit on October 14th.

Greater Allegheny travels to the 1920s with 'All That’s Jazz'

Faculty, students, staff and honored guests enjoyed an evening of jazz, delicious food and investing in the futures of Greater Allegheny students at the 14th annual "All That’s Jazz" scholarship event.
Johnathan White interviews Dr. Michael Eric Dyson on stage at Crossing Bridges: A Summit

Heard on Campus: Michael Eric Dyson

Building Bridges: A Summit brought together Greater Allegheny campus neighbors, community leaders and students to open up dialogue on how the campus can play a role in bridging racial divides in the region.
Verónica Montecinos teaches her sociology of gender course.

Professor publishes book on women in executive office

Professor of Sociology Verónica Montecinos’s edited volume of “Women Presidents and Prime Ministers in Post-Transition Democracies” analyzes the cultural, institutional and policy dimensions of the ascent of women to executive power. The book includes several theoretical chapters and eight country studies in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Latin America.
Students bag a thanksgiving meal for a community member.

Repurposing to make a difference

As part of new campus initiatives to combat clothing and food insecurities in the Pittsburgh region, Greater Allegheny campus has opened Free Store 15132 to provide community members with necessities at no cost. The store will be managed by students through volunteer work, providing them with valuable real-world experiences.
MaryEllen Higgins answers a student’s question in class.

Restoring Africa’s forgotten films

Several classics of African cinema have been lost, discarded or forgotten. MaryEllen Higgins, associate professor of English at Penn State Greater Allegheny, attended the Africa in Motion Film Festival in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland, where she presented on the importance of restoring Africa’s cinema archives.
Penn State students repair bicycles during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day service project.

Penn State campuses partner on MLK Day service projects

Students from six Penn State campuses, including Penn State Behrend, participated in public service projects in Erie on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. They repaired bicycles, ran bingo games and sorted clothes at a community shelter.
Student raising hand while professor draws on large screen televisione

Alandra Kahl publishes second book, 'Management of Environmental Impacts'

Alandra Kahl, assistant teaching professor of engineering in the Department of Environmental Engineering at Penn State Greater Allegheny, recently published a new book titled “Management of Environmental Impacts.” In the book Kahl dives into environmental concerns and addresses ways in which society can safely preserve the environment, focusing on the future, climate change and global innovation.
Three students in front of a computer researching for the Pittsburgh Literature Project in an office.

Students help develop the Pittsburgh Literature Project with James Jaap

The Pittsburgh Literature Project is a new undertaking by James Jaap, associate teaching professor at Penn State Greater Allegheny. The project is set to incorporate students in English 496, where they will research authors, novelists and artists from the greater Pittsburgh region and bring recognition to their literary works.
Presenter discussing current slide of old Pittsburgh to students

Photographer Aaron Regal presents Pittsburgh photo project to students

Photographer Aaron Regal presents a showcase of photos to students of the ever-changing town of East Liberty in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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