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  • Graduate student overcomes barriers to receive NIH award On Jan 15, 2021 Berenice Anaya, a psychology doctoral student at Penn State, has been awarded the F99/K00 - NIH Blueprint D-SPAN Award, an NIH blueprint specialized predoctoral to postdoctoral advancement in neuroscience award that supports the pre- to post-doctoral transition of diverse graduate students.
  • Panel to discuss VanHaitsma’s 'Queering Romantic Engagement in the Postal Age' On Jan 14, 2021 A panel of leading scholars on rhetoric and queer studies will discuss the recently published book “Queering Romantic Engagement in the Postal Age: A Rhetorical Education” by Pamela VanHaitsma. The virtual event is free and open to the public. It will occur Monday, February 8, at 6:00 p.m.
  • NASA Pa. Space Grant accepting graduate research fellowship applications On Jan 13, 2021 The NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium is currently accepting applications to its graduate research fellowship program. The program offers funding to outstanding students in the STEM, education and humanities fields who are conducting research related to NASA’s science and outreach missions.
  • Access Club seeks to improve accessibility, create more inclusive environment On Jan 13, 2021 The Access Club is a Penn State student organization that seeks to connect students — particularly those with disabilities — and advocates for a more accessible campus.
  • Integrative course examines importance of empathy in health communication On Jan 13, 2021 Penn State Scranton Associate Professor of English Kelley Wagers set out to create an innovative course that gives students across the academic spectrum the opportunity to explore and practice compassionate communication during a health crisis. During the fall semester, Wagers taught Communicating Care, an integrative general education course she designed with input from a medical ethics expert at Penn State College of Medicine and some campus colleagues.
  • Scholar alumna exploring moral cognition in children and adults On Jan 13, 2021 Penn State and Schreyer Honors College alumna Larisa Heiphetz, an assistant professor of psychology at Columbia University, has been able to connect with a wider range of participants during her moral cognition studies during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Liberal arts degree gave alumnus 'space to find my voice,' help others On Jan 12, 2021 Penn State alumnus Brian Davis, 2018, African American studies, is currently associate director for diversity and inclusion at St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco.
  • Toby Thompson to read from published works on Jan. 28 On Jan 12, 2021 Toby Thompson will offer a reading from his published works as part of the Mary E. Rolling Reading Series on Thursday, Jan. 28.
  • Zombie movies prepared you for the pandemic On Jan 11, 2021 Tales of post-apocalyptic landscapes in which few survivors emerge into a new and much different world have long been popular tales woven by screenwriters and authors. While many enjoy these stories, thinking of them as nothing but a guilty pleasure, they may not realize that immersing themselves in fiction has prepared them for the reality of 2020, according to a team of researchers.
  • McCourtney Institute spring events to explore the future of American democracy On Jan 08, 2021 Three speakers hosted by the McCourtney Institute for Democracy in the coming weeks — Donna Shalala, Anne Applebaum and Danielle Allen — will address the future of American democracy following a tumultuous election and violence in Washington, D.C., via the institute's virtual event series.
  • Penn State professors study ways to 'disrupt malevolent creativity' On Jan 07, 2021 Professors from engineering and the liberal arts are teaming up to study malevolent creativity, thanks to a Department of Homeland Security grant.
  • Jewish Studies professor receives Katz Center fellowship On Jan 06, 2021 Tobias Brinkmann, head of Jewish Studies, has received a prestigious fellowship from the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Impacts of the pandemic on opioid-related drug overdose On Jan 05, 2021 Opioid-related drug overdose is a leading cause of death and injury in the United States. In this post, Penn State Greater Allegheny researcher Sandra Trappen discusses her study that asks questions about how social factors, including social isolation as a result of the pandemic, contribute to drug overdose.
  • Traditional stereotypes about masculinity may help explain support for Trump On Jan 05, 2021 New research conducted by Penn State faculty members has found that traditional ideas about masculinity may help explain support for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election and in the days leading up to the 2020 election.
  • Emeritus professor conducts virtual class with students at English alma mater On Jan 04, 2021 Since retiring from Penn State Scranton in 2017, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature Philip Mosley has maintained a busy schedule of research, writing and service to the campus via occasional event programming. Now, thanks to his former high school in Norwich, England, he recently had the chance to return to the classroom – virtually speaking, of course.

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