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Fidanza named Fellow of American Agronomy Society

Michael Fidanza, professor of plant and soil sciences at Penn State Berks, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy. Up to 0.3 percent of the Society’s active and emeritus members may be elected Fellow.
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Tribe named Fellow of American Chemical Society

Lorena Tribe, associate professor of chemistry at Penn State Berks, has been named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society. She is the only professor at a Penn State campus other than University Park to receive this honor.
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2017 Penn State University Libraries Award winners

Barbara I. Dewey, dean of the University Libraries and Scholarly Communications, far right, presented five annual awards to employees for outstanding contributions toward success of Libraries’ operations, diversity and inclusion, and innovation. The winners, from left to right, were honored May 11: Ann Thompson, Margaret Knoll Spangler Oliver Award; Wendy Stodart, Shirley J. Davis Staff Excellence Award; John Shank, University Libraries Award; Jacqueline Peagler, University Libraries Diversity Award; and Karla Schmit, University Libraries Teaching Award.

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University Libraries celebrates faculty and staff with 2017 awards

Five members of the Penn State University Libraries — Ann Thompson, Wendy Stodart, John Shank, Jacqueline Peagler, and Karla Schmit — were honored for their outstanding contributions toward the success of Libraries’ operations, diversity and inclusion, and innovation. Libraries' staff members submitted nominations, and the awards were presented on May 11.

Seed grants help engineering faculty team up for summer research projects

Four projects have been selected to receive funding through the Penn State College of Engineering's new Multi-campus Seed Grant program. The program aims to foster research collaborations between engineering faculty at the University Park campus and at the Commonwealth campuses.
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Office for General Education announces Integrative Studies Seed Grant awards

The Integrative Studies Seed Grant Program, offered through the Penn State Office for General Education, will support 71 different course development projects this summer. In response to the large volume of highly qualified proposals, the budget was generously increased by more than 50 percent by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Undergraduate Education.
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No Small Matter

Penn State Berks is making its mark in the field of theoretical nuclear physics research by becoming the only undergraduate institution of higher education in the nation to receive a highly competitive grant from the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) to partially fund a new professor position through JLab’s prestigious Bridge Program.
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Penn State announces 2017 faculty and staff awards

Each year, Penn State recognizes outstanding faculty and staff with annual awards in teaching and excellence. The faculty and staff awards ceremony is Wednesday, April 19.
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Russell, Staley receive Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching

Brenda Russell, professor of applied psychology at Penn State Berks, and Chris Staley, distinguished professor of art in the College of Arts and Architecture, are the recipients of the 2017 Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Six faculty members receive 2017 Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching

Six Penn State faculty members -- John Beale, senior lecturer of journalism in the College of Communications; Theresa Clemente, instructor of business at Penn State Wilkes-Barre; Brian Crosby, lecturer of psychology in the College of the Liberal Arts; James Lyon, professor of music in the College of Arts and Architecture; Denise Ogden, professor marketing at Penn State Lehigh Valley; and JoAnne Pumariega, instructor of mathematics and Spanish at Penn State Berks -- have received the 2017 George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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