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May-June 2012 News Archive

ARchive of news articles and events posted on the site in May and June 2012.

June 2012

STEM Scouts Engages Students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Kyle Peck, John Wise, and Brad Zdenek are developing a concept to get more kids interested in pursuing careers in the STEM disciplines.

Academy to Address India's Higher Education Needs

The Academic Leadership Academy, housed in the College of Education, is working with Rutgers University and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai as an award recipient from the Obama-Singh Initiative.

New Approach to Preparing Teachers Can Close Early Childhood Achievement Gap

In a study of 42 teacher education programs at universities in 38 states, James Johnson and colleagues found that only about half of the programs reported impacts of the PreK and the PreK–3rd movements.

Cheslock Chosen to Head the Center for the Study of Higher Education

Cheslock's three-year term begins July 1.

Terenzini Receives Stecklein Award from Association for Institutional Research

The award honors an AIR member for significant and substantial contributions to the field of institutional research.

Alumni: Join the College July 26 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia

Register online by July 11 for this fun alumni event.

May 2012

Baker Heads Study to Examine Impact of Higher Education on Global Knowledge Society

The study seeks to understand the factors that have historically led to the productive research systems of higher education.

Join Us at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

The event, scheduled for Thursday, June 28, includes a picnic lunch.

In Memoriam: Dr. Robert F. (Bob) Neuhard

Bob was a former director of clinical experiences in the College of Education.

Six College of Education Faculty Members Receive Promotion and/or Tenure

The faculty will be honored at a dinner in the fall.

Penn State Program Offers ESL Teaching Experience in Ecuador

Penn State students and Pennsylvania teachers gain field experience teaching English as a Second Language to Ecuadorian youth.

Carpet-Time Democracy: Carving out Time for Civics in the Classroom

Stephanie Serriere believes teachers should give students a chance to experience civic situations.

McDonald Receives Fulbright Award to Work in Ireland

His work will be focused on beginning teachers’ professional vision in the context of two cultures.