Faculty Achievement

DiAngelo elected to Drosophilia Board of Directors

Justin DiAngelo, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State Berks, was recently elected to the Drosophila Board of Directors of the Genetics Society of America (GSA), the leadership body of the Drosophila research community.

Larson honored with Outstanding Global Program Award

For the last decade, Janelle Larson has packed her bags after Penn State Berks’ spring commencement and traveled to Kenya. She does not make this journey for the purpose of a vacation; rather she has led a University-wide global outreach program.

Kulturel-Konak named academic member of CICMHE

Sadan Kulturel-Konak, professor of management information systems and director of the Flemming Creativity, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Center at Penn State Berks, was recently elected to the College Industry Council on Material Handling Education for the 2020–23 term.

Global Programs honors faculty, staff and students

Global Programs has announced the 2020 recipients of annual awards that recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals and academic programs at Penn State who have helped to advance the University’s global engagement goals.

Senior and Faculty, Staff Diversity Recognition Awards announced

The Multicultural Resource Center at Penn State has announced this year’s Senior and Faculty/Staff Diversity Recognition Awards recipients. The 2020 awards honor multicultural University Park graduating seniors who excel in academics, leadership, and service, as well as faculty and staff throughout Penn State who demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion efforts beyond the responsibilities of their position.

Second Libraries team at Berks campus wins national award for innovative work

Three Berks Thun Library employees received the 2020 Innovation in College Librarianship Award from the College Libraries Section of the Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. The award honors librarians who demonstrate a capacity for innovation in working with or serving undergraduates or instructors in the areas of programs, services, and operations, or creating innovations for library colleagues that facilitate their ability to better serve the library’s community.

Berks Discovery Lab team

From left: Berks Thun Library employees Brett Spencer, Sarah Hartman-Caverly and Alexandria Chisholm received the 2020 Innovation in College Librarianship Award from the College Libraries Section (CLS) of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association. The award honors librarians who demonstrate a capacity for innovation in working with or serving undergraduates or instructors in the areas of programs, services, and operations, or creating innovations for library colleagues that facilitate their ability to better serve the library’s community.     

Libraries employees receive national award for technology innovation

Two Penn State University Libraries employees at Berks Thun Library, Penn State Berks, have been awarded the American Library Association’s 2020 Emerging Technologies Section 2020 Best Emerging Technology Application (BETA) Award, which recognizes a technology application that directly benefits library users.

ShelfReader test document

A testing document shows the main application screen for ShelfReader, a software program developed by two Berks Thun Library employees that won the American Library Association 2020 Best Emerging Technology Application (BETA) Award.