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  • Catching up with Penn State Alumni Association President Randy Houston On Jan 20, 2020 Randy Houston began his term as the 81st president of the Penn State Alumni Association back in July, with Jan. 1 being the six-month mark in his role. Since then, Houston has traveled across the country representing the Alumni Association at away game tailgates for Penn State football and he's also returned to Happy Valley for numerous other programs and events.
  • CzechMates offers study abroad and internship opportunity in central Europe On Jan 17, 2020 Information sessions at University Park will present the program’s full offerings at 4 p.m. Jan. 23 in 412 Boucke Building, and at 6 p.m. Jan. 23 in Carnegie Cinema. Interested students only need to attend one of the sessions.
  • The impacts of automation and AI on the next WPSU 'Digging Deeper' On Jan 17, 2020 Penn State President Eric Barron and a pair of University experts will discuss the impacts of automation and artificial intelligence during the next episode of WPSU Penn State’s “Digging Deeper” on Sunday, Jan. 26.
  • Integrated public policy program offers advanced degree in compressed timeframe On Jan 15, 2020 Penn State undergraduates interested in policy advocacy, design and implementation have the opportunity to apply to the Penn State Master of Public Policy (MPP) program up to a year early and complete the undergraduate degree and master’s degree together in a compressed timeframe. The accelerated Integrated Undergraduate/Graduate (IUG) Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree program is available for students in the criminology and sociology bachelor of science and political science bachelor of arts degree programs.
  • The human 'screenome' may give insight into human health and well-being On Jan 15, 2020 A collaboration between Penn State and Stanford University exploring how everyday life can be studied digitally is being featured in the Jan. 16th issue of “Nature.”
  • Power struggles: How Tennessee became more racially and politically divided On Jan 15, 2020 In a new book co-authored by a Penn State researcher, the authors explored how racial dynamics, policy changes and political party shifts — combined with the history and legacy of the state — contributed to Tennessee transitioning from a swing state to one that is now strongly Republican from 2000 to 2012.
  • A new way to research water A researcher at Penn State is developing a way to consistently research water and its effects on human biology and health.
  • Mary E. Rolling Reading Series to feature Penn State Edwin Erle Sparks Professor On Jan 14, 2020 Emily Rolfe Grosholz, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Philosophy, African American Studies, and English, will offer a reading as part of the Mary E. Rolling Reading Series. The reading is free and open to the public and will be held on Jan. 30 in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium.
  • Young alumnus, Google executive creates scholarship in liberal arts On Jan 13, 2020 A successful alumnus at only 35 years old, Google executive Jay Yonamine created a scholarship to thank his alma mater and to help students from underrepresented populations afford a Penn State education.
  • Education professor to give talk about emotional justice on Jan. 27 On Jan 13, 2020 Penn State associate professor Jeanine Staples will be the featured speaker at the Schreyer Honors College's annual Mark Luchinsky Memorial Lecture on Jan. 27.
  • World Campus student earns degree as first communication program graduate On Jan 08, 2020 Barbara Van recently became the first student to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in organizational and professional communication, a Department of Communication Arts and Sciences program offered only online through Penn State World Campus. Though unable to attend the Penn State fall commencement ceremony on Dec. 21, Van says her Penn State degree and diploma will help her achieve her next goal: to work in the nonprofit sector.
  • Princeton political scientist to discuss congressional polarization Jan. 29 On Jan 08, 2020 Frances E. Lee, professor of politics and public affairs at Princeton, will visit Penn State to present a lecture titled “The Limits of Party: Congress and Lawmaking in a Polarized Era” at 4 p.m. Jan. 29 in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium. The lecture is sponsored by the McCourtney Institute for Democracy and the Department of Political Science in the College of the Liberal Arts.
  • Center for Security Research and Education announces spring 2020 grant program On Dec 16, 2019 The Penn State Center for Security Research and Education has announced its spring 2020 grant program to support security-related scholarship and educational programs at Penn State. University faculty and researchers are eligible to apply by Feb. 14, 2020.
  • Penn State initiative trains future researchers in community engagement On Dec 13, 2019 On Nov. 4, 20 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from the colleges of Health and Human Development, Liberal Arts and Education participated in a four-hour workshop to learn strategies for engaging diverse communities in their research.
  • Political science major selected as liberal arts student marshal On Dec 10, 2019 Anthony Stem will represent the College of the Liberal Arts as the student marshal at the commencement ceremony on Dec. 21. The Schreyer Scholar is graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in political science and minors in music as well as labor studies and employment relations.

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