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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.
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Office for General Education announces Integrative Studies Seed Grant awards

The Integrative Studies Seed Grant Program, offered through the Penn State Office for General Education, will support 71 different course development projects this summer. In response to the large volume of highly qualified proposals, the budget was generously increased by more than 50 percent by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Undergraduate Education.
Margaret L. Signorella

Campus faculty member named distinguished professor

Margaret L. Signorella, professor of psychology and women's, gender, and sexuality studies at Penn State Greater Allegheny, has been named a distinguished professor by Penn State. She is the first Greater Allegheny campus faculty member to be named a distinguished professor.
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Fifteen named distinguished professors at Penn State

Fifteen Penn State faculty members have been honored with the title of "distinguished professor" in recognition of their academic contributions to the University.
Leigh-Ann Bedal, associate professor of anthropology, at an archeological dig in Jordan

Archaeologist to discuss findings from excavation in Jordan

Leigh-Ann Bedal, associate professor of anthropology at Penn State Behrend, will speak on Sept. 26 at Penn State Greater Allegheny. Bedal will discuss her work at Petra in Jordan, as part of Teaching International's focus on the Mediterranean in 2016-17.
Studying molecular structures of conducting polymers

Engineers receive $1.2M to examine conjugated polymers for flexible electronics

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $1.2M in funding to three Penn State chemical engineering researchers for a proposal which aims to identify the key polymeric properties of conjugated polymers used to develop flexible electronics.
Studying molecular structures of conducting polymers to develop applications for flexible electronics

Studying molecular structures of conducting polymers

Enrique Gomez, Ralph Colby and Scott Milner are working to design the molecular structures of conducting polymers for applications in flexible electronics. The work is focused on predicting fundamental polymeric properties, such as the stiffness of the polymer chain and other physical and chemical properties.

A dark side of communication: Solitary confinement

Vicaro argue​s​ that the development and proliferation of “supermax” prison cells used to induce long-term solitary confinement allow practitioners to produce conditions tantamount to torture while typically evading the legal and moral prohibitions associated with that term.
Yidi Li presents a poster at APA on research with Elizabeth Mazur

Professor and student publish article

Elizabeth Mazur, psychology professor at Penn State Greater Allegheny, and Yidi Li, former Penn State undergraduate, published the results of their research in the April 2016 issue of Psychology of Popular Media Culture, a journal of the American Psychological Association that is dedicated to publishing empirical research on how popular culture and media influence behavior.
Korpo / AARK #2520, Finland by Lori Hepner

Artist awarded foundation grant

Lori Hepner's work on transforming Arctic landscape photographs will be supported by a grant from the Pittsburgh and Heinz Foundations.

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