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  • Richards Civil War Era Center director garners NEH fellowship On Jun 27, 2022

    Richards Civil War Era Center Director Rachel Shelden has garnered a prestigious fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study the U.S. Supreme Court in the 19th century.

  • Ten Penn Staters earn Fulbright U.S. Student awards for 2022-23 academic year On Jun 27, 2022

    Penn State students and alumni will travel to all corners of the globe for the 2022–23 school year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. 

  • Unemployment associated with worse mental and physical health later in life On Jun 22, 2022

    When and how often a person experiences unemployment in their 20s, 30s and 40s has serious implications for their health later in life, which could be in part due to a lack of access to health care while unemployed, according to Penn State research.

  • Losing a grandmother may trigger rise in depression for some of her survivors On Jun 16, 2022

    Penn State researchers found that for up to seven years after the death of their grandmother, adolescent boys had a 50% increase in depression symptoms compared to peers who were not grieving. Additionally, this loss also was associated with a higher chance of both adolescent boys’ and girls’ mothers also becoming depressed.

  • University Staff Advisory Council announces 2022 staff award winners On Jun 13, 2022

    The University Staff Advisory Council (USAC) has selected Jane Pflaum, Sherri Gilliland and Maria Pilar M. Kim as the respective recipients of its annual Staff Leadership Award, Staff Excellence Award and Staff Morale Award. The three winners were honored at a reception at Old Main with President Neeli Bendapudi.

  • Older adults more likely to have multiple health ailments than prior generations On Jun 13, 2022

    Later-born generations of older adults in the United States are more likely to have a greater number of chronic health conditions than the generations that preceded them, according to a study conducted by Penn State and Texas State University.

  • History alumna creates fund to support undergraduate research in the humanities On Jun 10, 2022

    Penn State history alumna Liz Covart and her husband, Tim Wilde, have established a fund to support undergraduate research in the Humanities Institute at Penn State.

  • Podcast explores the promise and peril of direct democracy On Jun 09, 2022

    When the People Decide, a new podcast from the McCourtney Institute for Democracy in the College of the Liberal Arts, explores the promise — and sometimes peril — that ballot initiatives have brought to American democracy by telling the stories of people who have organized initiative campaigns across the country.

  • For four Penn Staters, Critical Language Scholarships will enable summer study On Jun 06, 2022

    Penn Staters Jocelyn Krieger, Ashley Naraine, Juntae Rocker and Hannah Scholze have earned a 2022 Critical Language Scholarship. The competitive national award, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, will cover many of the expenses for students to pursue intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences abroad. 

  • Why state funding matters: Penn State shapes lives, keeps top talent in Pa. On Jun 06, 2022

    With more than 380,000 alumni living in Pennsylvania, Penn State educates and trains the state’s workforce like no other entity in the commonwealth. Watch as recent alumna Erin Boas discusses why half of all Penn State alumni choose to stay in Pennsylvania after graduation. 

  • Libraries marks Juneteenth with resources for African American culture, history On Jun 03, 2022

    In celebration of Juneteenth on Sunday, June 19, Penn State University Libraries offers a listing of resources, including books, articles, films, artifacts, exhibits and more, that uplift those voices — throughout history and today ­— who celebrate African-American culture and promote the work of dismantling racism, with the intention of providing educational resources and continued dialogue.  

  • McCourtney Institute grants support interdisciplinary democracy research On Jun 02, 2022

    The McCourtney Institute for Democracy awarded more than $50,000 in research grants to support scholarship on democracy-related topics in the humanities and social sciences. 

  • Why state funding matters: Alumnus shares personal impact of in-state tuition On Jun 02, 2022

    Penn State’s state funding is vital to thousands of Pennsylvanians who rely on in-state tuition, which is directly funded by state dollars. Recent Penn State graduate Sean Terrey, of Flourtown, Pennsylvania, called in-state tuition a “blessing,” saying he wouldn’t have been able to attend college without it.

  • Center for Democratic Deliberation recognizes essay contest winners On Jun 02, 2022

    The Rhetoric of the Civil Rights Movement essay contest, led by Paterno Family Liberal Arts Professor Emeritus of Literature Jack Selzer in cooperation with the undergraduate research journal Young Scholars in Writing, was open to students across the country who submitted original essays based on speeches made during the civil rights era. 

  • Alumna shares her career success, credits her Penn State Scranton experiences On May 31, 2022

    Penn State Scranton alumna Hannah Woody, who graduated with a bachelor's degree in marketing with an English minor and is now digital coordinator for local marketing company Condron Media, spoke to students this spring in a Career Speaker Series organized by Associate Professor of English Kelley Wagers on how her Penn State education and English background helped her attain her current position and influenced her career path

  • SSRI funding boosts interdisciplinary research On May 31, 2022

    Three Penn State research teams were recently awarded Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) pilot funding to foster interdisciplinary research that addresses human and social problems. The large pilot awards enable the development of new collaborations to pursue novel and high impact research in preparation of securing extramural funding.

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