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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.
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.
Verónica Montecinos teaches her sociology of gender course.

Verónica Montecinos publishes new book

Verónica Montecinos, professor of sociology at Penn State Greater Allegheny, has published a new book titled  “Women Presidents and Prime Ministers in Post-Transition Democracies,” which analyzes the cultural, institutional and policy dimensions of the ascent of women to executive power. 

Lion Plaza in autumn

Penn State MBA in Cranberry Township to hold two information sessions

Penn State’s part-time master of business administration degree program in Pittsburgh will host two fall events for prospective students Oct. 16 and 26.
Andrew Baxter helping PMI participants

Improving elementary teacher mathematics fluency

The Pennsylvania Math Initiative (PMI), founded at Penn State in 2012, will once again be hosting professional development workshops aimed at improving the mathematics fluency of elementary school teachers.
Old Main

Penn State announces fixed-term faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2017

The following is a list of Penn State fixed-term faculty promotions, effective July 1.
Students clapping at Commencement

2017CommencementLehighValley

Graduating students at Penn State Lehigh Valley celebrate their accomplishments at commencement, which was held at ArtsQuest, Bethlehem.

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