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September-October 2007 News Archive

A list of press releases and news announcements distributed in September and October 2007 by the Penn State College of Education


October 2007


International Scholar to Speak on Bullying Issues

The event is sponsored by the Counselor Education Degree Program, the College of Education and the Education and Behavioral Sciences Library

Larry Cuban Delivers 2007 Nicely Lecture

Cuban, a professor emeritus from Stanford University, is a preeminent scholar on the history of educational reform

Niles Reappointed as Department Head of Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology, and Rehabilitation Services

His reappointment extends his leadership role through June 30, 2011.

New Publication Discusses Technology and its Application to Teaching and Learning

Penn State's College of Education has released a new publication titled Report on Technology and its Application to Teaching and Learning.

Alumni Society Honors 2007 Award Recipients

Eight Alumni were honored in a ceremony on October 19, 2007.

Free EdLion Seminars Offered Online

“Improving Parent Teacher Communications” and “Internet Safety for Children” are slated for presentation over the next several weeks.

International Scholar to Speak at Penn State on Bullying Issues

Ken Rigby, adjunct research professor from the University of South Australia, is a leading international expert in the field of bullying. 

Nominations Sought for College of Education Alumni Society Board

The nomination deadline is December 31, 2007. Self-nominations are welcome.

Ethics Training Grows in Importance in a Multicultural Society

A team of researchers in Penn State's College of Education, headed by Judith Kolb, studied the issues that emerge in teaching ethics in multicultural classrooms.

Children's Literature Specialist Joins Libraries

Karla Schmit has been appointed as education and behavioral sciences librarian and assistant director of Pennsylvania Center for the Book, University Park.

In the News

A list of media appearances by the College of Education or its faculty in October 2007.

September 2007


Carla Zembal-Saul Appointed First Kahn Professor in Education

The professorship was endowed with a gift from the late Gilbert Kahn and his wife, Donna Kahn. It is intended to strengthen the college’s programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.

A Taste of Teaching in the City: The Philadelphia Urban Seminar

Eighteen future teachers from the College spent two weeks observing and teaching in Philadelphia public schools.

First-Year Seminar Students Volunteer in Community

Forty-eight students performed 144 hours of community service across State College.

Roy Clariana Appointed Education Division Head at Great Valley

Clariana, associate professor of instructional systems, has taught at the graduate school for more than 10 years.

Steven Herb Appointed Follett Chair

Herb will serve as a visiting scholar at Dominican University, as one of only four library and information science chairs in the nation.

Fall 2007 Faculty Appointments

The College is proud to announce the appointments of five outstanding faculty members.

Skowron Leads $1.6 Million Project to Study Child Maltreatment

The project aims to improve identification of child risk for negative self-regulatory and behavioral outcomes.

Another Successful Year for SCOPE

Eight Pennsylvania high school students participated in this summer’s four-week intensive learning program.


2007-08 Arts in Education Events and Ticket Lottery Announced

College faculty, staff, and students are invited to sign up to win tickets to select performances from the Center for the Performing Arts.

MAAC Becomes the Newest Alumni Program Group of the College

The designation further enhances the Multicultural Advancement Alumni Council's ability to promote diversity.

2007 Student Research Projects Displayed in the Cyber Gallery

A cohort of students in the World Campus Teacher Leadership program displayed representations of their master’s projects in a "virtual" online gallery.

2007–08 Humphrey Fellows Begin Their Academic Year at Penn State

Fifteen professionals from around the world have arrived to begin their yearlong participation in the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.

Penn State Supplies NASA to the Schools

A new five-year, $27.3 million cooperative agreement calls for Penn State to be NASA's face to K–12 education.