2019: 01-03 news

AAUW to feature 2 Humphrey Fellows at annual luncheon
Anjusha Durbarry and Susan Heidarishad, Humphrey Fellows in Penn State's College of Education, will serve as panelists for the State College chapter of American Association of University Women (AAUW) annual luncheon on Friday, Feb. 1.
Loretta Lowman: Teaching kids the fundamentals of reading
The Alumni Spotlight is a monthly feature in Bridges, highlighting College of Education alumni who are making a difference in the lives of the people around them. This edition features Loretta Lowman, who overcame a learning disability as a child and found success as a special education teacher.
Around the College: Jan. 16, 2019
Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements.
Online education programs rank in the top 10
For the third straight year, Penn State is the most recognized among hundreds of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of the country’s top online degree programs, including online education programs.
Frankenberg again among RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influencers
Erica Frankenberg, associate professor of education (educational leadership) and demography, and an associate in the University's Population Research Institute, once again is included among the 2019 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.
Class on sustainability sparked major interest for education and public policy student
A junior from Austin, Texas, Claire Talley took a course on sustainability in education course in spring 2017 with Peter Buckland, the academic programs manager for Penn State's Sustainability Institute, and her interest in the subject escalated from there.
Children’s race, not disability status, may predict more frequent suspension
New research, led by Paul L. Morgan, Harry and Marion Eberly Fellow, professor of education and demography, and director of Penn State’s Center for Educational Disparities Research, has found that, among students in kindergarten through eighth grade, students who are black are more frequently suspended than white students of similar behavioral, academic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Active-duty service members' children to benefit from new partnership
In conjunction with the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness, Cristin Hall, assistant professor of education (school psychology), has partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) to revise policies, procedures and training to better address social-emotional and behavioral threats among students.
Events planned to mark Brown vs. Board of Education anniversary
The Center for Education and Civil Rights (CECR) is co-hosting a series of events leading up to the 65th anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision in May 2019.
National search underway for new dean of the College of Education
Penn State has launched a national search and is seeking candidates for the next dean of the College of Education. David H. Monk, who has led the college since 1999, announced in October 2018 that he will step down as dean on June 30 to pursue a phased retirement as a faculty member in the Department of Education Policy Studies.
Grant to aid students' grasp of science behind natural disasters
Scott McDonald, College of Education associate professor of science education, and The Concord Consortium in Massachusetts are using a four-year, $2.8 million National Science Foundation grant to develop data visualizations and simulations that help middle-school students understand big, system-level science ideas.
Joseph Glace: Helping clients achieve favorable outcomes
The Alumni Spotlight is a monthly feature in Bridges, highlighting College of Education alumni who are making a difference in the lives of the people around them. This edition features Joseph Glace, who's love of education led to a career as a lawyer.
Around the College: Feb. 13, 2019
Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements.
Dawn Crim: Sharing her passion for education
The Alumni Spotlight is a monthly feature in Bridges, highlighting College of Education alumni who are making a difference in the lives of the people around them. This edition features Dawn Crim, who started her professional career in sales before finding a passion for education.
New course to allow students to tune into diversity, entrepreneurship
This innovative new course is designed to make entrepreneurship relevant to people who traditionally have been outside of entrepreneurial careers, and also to create "Schoolhouse Rock" types of educational videos on the topic.
Faculty member honored with national association's First Book Award
"Racialized Identities in Second Language Learning: Speaking Blackness in Brazil," a book written by Uju Anya, assistant professor of education (second language learning) and research affiliate for the Center for the Study of Higher Education, has been awarded the First Book Award by the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL).
Interdisciplinary team delivers intensive education leadership program
An interdisciplinary team of faculty from the College of Education and the Smeal College of Business, hosted by Penn State Executive Programs, is sharing its collective expertise with 26 officials from 15 higher education institutions in India who are at University Park for a weeklong immersion program.
College of Education alumnus earns Alumni Achievement Award
Brian Patchcoski, a 2010 graduate of the College of Education with a master's degree in college student affairs/higher education, is one of 15 prominent young alumni to be honored by the Penn State Alumni Association with the Alumni Achievement Award.
Around the College: March 27, 2019
Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements.
'Education House' helps students connect with resources, each other
The College of Education's Special Living Option (SLO), the First-Year in Education "Education House," addresses the needs of the students who choose to live there and offers experiences that help shape their first year.
Heard on campus – Abdulla Puckett, doctoral student at UCLA
Abdulla Puckett, a doctoral student at the University of California at Los Angeles, addressing a group of nearly 140 individuals who gathered for the Penn State Prison Education and Reentry Summit on March 29-30 at the Nittany Lion Inn.