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Dr. Azar Eslam Panah

Eslam Panah awarded NSF Grant for Tomo PIV

Azar Eslam Panah, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State Berks, was recently awarded a National Science Foundation grant in the amount of $289,785 toward the purchase of a Tomographic Particle Image Velocimetry (Tomo PIV) System for Multi-Disciplinary Research.
Dr. Sadan Kulturel-Konak

Kulturel-Konak receives INFORMS Volunteer Service Award

Sadan Kulturel-Konak, professor of management information systems at Penn State Berks, will be honored with the INFORMS 2017 Volunteer Service Award during the annual meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Houston Americas-Hilton Hotel.
Dr. Cheryl L. Nicholas

NCA honors Nicholas as an exemplary teacher

Cheryl L. Nicholas, associate professor of communication arts and sciences and global studies at Penn State Berks, will receive one of only two Teachers on Teaching honors being presented at the National Communication Association 103rd annual “Our Legacy, Our Relevance” convention at Dallas, Texas from Nov. 16–19.
Thomas Jay Lynn and his book “Chinua Achebe and The Politics of Narration: Envisioning Language”

Lynn publishes book on Chinua Achebe and politics of narration

Thomas Jay Lynn, associate professor of English at Penn State Berks, has published his first book — “Chinua Achebe and The Politics of Narration: Envisioning Language”.
Dr. E. Michele Ramsey

Ramsey receives Feminist Teacher-Mentor Award

The Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender has presented its 2017 Feminist Teacher-Mentor Award to E. Michele Ramsey, associate professor of communication arts and sciences and women's studies at Penn State Berks.
Dr. Grobman with student

Service Learning Book Wins ISU Teaching Literature Book

The Idaho State University Department of English and Philosophy has announced “Service Learning and Literary Studies in English,” edited by Laurie Grobman (Penn State Berks) and Roberta Rosenberg (Christopher Newport University) as the winner of the 2017 Teaching Literature Book Award.
Andy Belser

Penn State Laureate Brings “FaceAge” to Berks

Professor Andrew Belser, Penn State Laureate, will bring “FaceAge,” a video installation that explores intergenerational attitudes about aging, to Penn State Berks from Wednesday, Sept. 20, through Friday, Sept. 22. In addition, Belser will give a presentation on the making of the “FaceAge” project on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.
head shot of Mike

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.
head shot of Lorena

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.
Ann Thompson, Wendy Stodart, John Shank, Jacqueline Peagler, and Karla Schmit

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.

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