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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.