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  • Center changes name to Criminal Justice Research Center On Sep 21, 2018 The former Penn State Justice Center for Research kicked off the fall semester by changing its name to the Criminal Justice Research Center.
  • 2017-18 NSF I-Corps invent teams selected On Sep 20, 2018 Twelve entrepreneurial teams from Penn State have been selected to participate in the National Science Foundation I-Corps program.
  • How winning friends may influence adolescent behaviors On Sep 20, 2018 Researchers tend to believe that either people select their friends based on shared behaviors, or that they make friends who then shape their behaviors. A team of Penn State researchers say both friend selection and friend influence may be at work for students. They add that gender can also play a role in how friends influence each other. The findings may lead to better prevention and intervention programs for risky behaviors such as smoking and deliquency.
  • 'The Bearded Lady Project,' documentary screening, discussion on Sept. 23 On Sep 19, 2018 "The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science" is a documentary and photographic project about women working in the male-dominated field of paleontology. The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences will host a screening of the 22-minute documentary and presentation, followed by a panel discussion, question and answer session and reception from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 23 in 22 Deike Building on the University Park campus.
  • Free screening, panel discussion of 'Shock and Awe' set Oct. 18 On Sep 19, 2018 A free public screening — with a panel discussion to follow — of “Shock and Awe,” the new Rob Reiner film that recounts how journalists revealed the faulty "weapons of mass destruction" intelligence used by the Bush administration to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq, will be offered at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at the State Theatre in State College.
  • 'Overlap: Life Tapestries' now on view in Robeson Gallery through Nov. 15 On Sep 18, 2018 "Overlap: Life Tapestries," a group exhibition of self-identified women artists of different social and professional backgrounds and generations, will be on display in the Robeson Art Gallery at the HUB-Robeson Cultural Center, through Nov. 15.
  • Education professor expands the boundaries of civics in the classroom On Sep 17, 2018 Mark Kissling, assistant professor of education, discussed his approach to civics education and what it means for democracy on the latest episode of the McCourtney Institute for Democracy’s Democracy Works podcast.
  • Liberal Arts alumnae to return for women's leadership, networking events On Sep 17, 2018 The College of the Liberal Arts will hold its fourth annual "Penn State Women: Leaders of Today and Tomorrow" alumnae panel and networking reception on Oct. 3 and one-on-one meetings with alumnae the following morning. Students of all majors are invited to attend.
  • Professor: Dig into the Constitution for yourself On Sep 17, 2018 Rosa Eberly will gladly tell people that the U.S. Constitution affects them every day of their lives. But you don’t have to take her word for it: just talk to her students in her Foundations of Civic and Community Engagement class.
  • Rock Ethics Institute accepting applications for Faculty Fellows Program On Sep 14, 2018 The Rock Ethics Institute invites applications for its 2019-2020 Faculty Fellows Program. Penn State faculty members at all career levels and established research scientists are encouraged to apply. Faculty from all Penn State campuses are eligible; however, those not in residence at University Park should describe how they will meet the Institute’s expectations for active involvement in collaborations with Institute faculty when submitting application materials. The deadline for applications is Nov. 1.
  • Sawyer Seminar Series to host free screening of 'Four Days in May' on Sept. 19 On Sep 14, 2018 “Four Days in May,” a documentary by Deborah Thomas, Junior “Gabu” Wedderburn and Deanne M. Bell, will be shown at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 in 113 Carnegie Building on Penn State's University Park campus.
  • Pulitzer Prize winner to discuss state of investigative reporting On Sep 14, 2018 Steven Rich, the Pulitzer Prize-winning database editor for the investigations unit at The Washington Post, will present a free public lecture at 5 p.m. Oct. 2 in 112 Kern Building.
  • 14 Penn Staters honored with Alumni Fellow Award On Sep 14, 2018 The Penn State Alumni Association will recognize 14 graduates on Oct. 3 with the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Alumni Association.
  • Seed grants to support opioid research announced On Sep 13, 2018 Penn State’s Social Science Research Institute, in collaboration with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, has awarded over $200,000 in funding to support 10 new interdisciplinary teams of Penn State researchers whose work is aimed at combating the opioid epidemic.
  • Penn State's diversity studies certificate now available online On Sep 13, 2018 Penn State’s undergraduate-level certificate that focuses on exploring and overcoming social inequality is now available online, expanding access to all University students.

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