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  • First Penn State Ethics in Engineering Case Competition On Dec 11, 2017 A team of two Penn State students were selected to compete at the national Lockheed Martin Ethics in Engineering Case Competition this February. Student teams presented elevator pitches about engineering, ethics, as well as business dilemmas and potential solutions on the design and use of drones.
  • The literature and the landscape: Exploring Cape Cod On Dec 11, 2017 Caroline Rosini, a Penn State senior studying English with a minor in environmental inquiry, during the fall semester studied Cape Cod through literature and in person for English 181B: Adventure Literature Exploring Cape Cod. "For me, a Penn State student who has tried to nurture her two academic interests — writing and the environment — English 181B was a perfect fit," she said.
  • Liberal Arts student attends Student Conference on U.S. Affairs On Dec 07, 2017 Ethan Paul, a senior majoring in economics, attended the Student Conference on U.S. Affairs at West Point in November. He reflected on his experience at the conference, and the military's ability to criticize those in power and how that reflects on democracy.
  • Reading on electronic devices may interfere with science reading comprehension On Dec 05, 2017 People who read on computer devices have a difficult time comprehending science articles. This offers insights both into how the brain processes information while reading on electronic devices, as well as how to improve science text books.
  • Penn State Fayette awarded for contributions to utopian studies On Dec 05, 2017 Gib Prettyman, associate professor of English at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, has been awarded the 2017 Larry E. Hough Distinguished Service Award by the Society for Utopian Studies (SUS) for substantial contributions to the organization.
  • Genevieve Stafford named student marshal for the College of the Liberal Arts On Dec 05, 2017 Genevieve Stafford will serve as the student marshal for the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State’s fall 2017 commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 16. She will graduate from Penn State with degrees in psychology and Spanish and will participate in the academic processional representing her classmates, along with the faculty marshal, David Wimer, associate teaching professor of psychology.
  • Security Center launches grant program for Penn State faculty, researchers On Dec 04, 2017 The Center for Security Research and Education at Penn State invites University faculty and researchers to apply to its new grant program to support security-related scholarship and educational programs at Penn State.
  • Preschool program helps boost skills necessary for academic achievement On Dec 04, 2017 The Head Start REDI preschool program helps children growing up in poverty develop critical skills they need for academic success, according to researchers.
  • McCourtney Institute releases Mood of the Nation Poll On Nov 30, 2017 The McCourtney Institute's Mood of the Nation Poll helps to shed light on public opinion surrounding some of America's most pressing national issues.
  • College of the Liberal Arts Staff Newsletter – November On Nov 28, 2017 This month's staff newsletter includes information about the upcoming holiday party, United Way raffle, wreath decorating party, a welcome to new staff members and more.
  • Nov. 29 lecture on communication and space planning explores Space Syntax method On Nov 27, 2017 Margaret Serrato, a workplace strategist for Herman Miller Inc. and adjunct instructor of graduate students of interior design at Brenau University, will present “Where’s the Big Idea?” Nov. 29 in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, on Penn State's University Park campus. Her presentation explores the nature and importance of informal interaction and demonstrates the practical application of Space Syntax, a method for predicting patterns of movement and interaction.
  • Penn State mourns passing of Alan Walker On Nov 22, 2017 The Penn State community is mourning the death of Alan Walker, Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Biology and one the leading anthropologists and evolutionary biologists of his generation, who passed away on Nov. 20.
  • Rolling Reading Series welcomes author Jennifer Haigh on Dec. 1 On Nov 21, 2017 Award-winning novelist Jennifer Haigh will read as part of the Mary E. Rolling Reading Series at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1 in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium. The reading is free and open to the public.
  • Eight selected to receive Distinguished Alumni Awards in 2018 On Nov 21, 2017 On Nov. 10, the Penn State Board of Trustees selected eight Penn State alumni to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award, the University's highest honor presented to its alumni. The following individuals have been officially notified of their selection by the Board and are invited to accept the award from the University in June 2018.
  • Visit to Metropolitan meaningful for Schreyer Scholars in various ways On Nov 20, 2017 A visit to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art was informative to Penn State Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies students and Schreyer Scholars from assorted academic backgrounds.

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