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July-August 2011 News Archive

News releases from the College of Education from July and August 2011.

August 2011


College Diversity Committee Focusing on Disability as Diversity

The focus of the theme is the values and assumptions involved in the various ways people think about the concepts of ability and disability.

Longtime Penn State Supporter Gilmartin Makes $1 Million Gift to Scholarships in Education

Each year, more than 40 students will be receiving a John Gilmartin Trustee Scholarship.

K-12 Teachers Participate in Workshop on the Science of Climate Change

The Weeklong workshop was co-sponsored by the Martinson Family Foundation and the Penn State Earth Space Science Partnership.

Tribal Law Expert Matthew Fletcher to Speak at Penn State

Fletcher, an American Indian law and policy expert, is professor of law at Michigan State University and director of the Indigenous Law and Policy Center.

Beverly Lindsay Invited to Give Presentations in England

Lindsay's three presentations, delivered during summer 2011, focused on areas of her expertise in education.

National Research Council Releases New Framework for K-12 Science Education

Penn State faculty member Deborah Smith is an appointed member of the NRC committee that contributed to the report.

Sadhna Agrawal Gives Cooking Lessons to Penn State’s Dining Chefs

Looking to expand its selection of ethnic menus, the University's food services staff called upon Agrawal to teach them how to prepare Indian recipes.

Counseling in a Calamity

JoLynn Carney and Richard Hazler helped provide crisis counseling to displaced victims of flooding in Minot, North Dakota.

College of Education Pairs with Downtown Children's Science Museum

Richard Duschl and Carla Zembal-Saul work with the new Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania.

Penn State Program Prepares Counselors to Help At-Risk Youth

The 15-credit Counseling Youth At-Risk certificate program is being offered through the Penn State Video Learning Network.



July 2011


Vickie Allen Named Summer 2011 Student Marshal

Allen is an elementary and kindergarten education major who decided to enter college as an adult learner.

Annual Day on the Hill

Two students and a dean visit Capitol Hill to learn about federal education policy and to advocate for policy and funding that supports educator preparation.

Krause Innovation Studio to Support Faculty with Pedagogy and Technology Needs

Gay and Bill Krause, whose $6 million gift supports the project, are expected to participate in the Studio’s ribbon-cutting ceremony October 28.

Ailing Financial Conditions of School Districts Likely to Continue, Says Hartman

Without adequate revenues to maintain programs, districts are forced to turn to expenditure reductions to balance their budgets.

The Changing Landscape of Faculty Employment

Liang Zhang discusses how full-time, non-tenure track and part-time faculty members are becoming more prevalent.

Youb Kim Research Looks at English Language Learners

Kim observed teachers to find out what skills are needed to effectively teach English language learners.

Susan Faircloth Receives Fulbright Scholar Award to New Zealand

Susan C. Faircloth has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar award to conduct research in New Zealand in the spring of 2012.

Linda Mason Receives Fulbright Grant to Hungary

Linda H. Mason has been awarded a Fulbright grant to teach in Hungary this fall.