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Penn State announces spring 2017 commencement
Penn State announces spring 2017 commencement events and speakers
04/24/2017

This spring Penn State expects to award 13,894 diplomas to students University-wide who are completing 226 associate, 11,435 baccalaureate, 1,590 master's, 262 law, 244 doctoral and 137 medical degrees. Following is a compilation of commencement ceremonies and speaker information for Penn State's 24 locations.


The Integrative Studies Seed Grant Program
Office for General Education announces Integrative Studies Seed Grant awards
04/20/2017

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.


Aerial photos show that Lake Urmia, also known as Orumiyeh, in Iran, has steadily decreased in size.
When using the phrase ‘human rights’ hinders human-rights initiatives
04/18/2017

Penn State geography doctoral student A. Marie Ranjbar's research explores the language of human justice in Iran: how certain phrases have become politicized and in some ways dangerous to use, and how some residents deal with this conundrum as they seek ways to speak up for themselves.


Robert Crane
Robert Crane named associate vice provost for Global Programs
04/14/2017

After a national search for an associate vice provost for Global Programs, Robert G. Crane, director of Strategic Initiatives within Global Programs at Penn State, has been named to the post.


Institute for CyberScience Director Jenni Evans
Institute for CyberScience announces 2017 ICS Seed Grant recipients
04/12/2017

The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) has announced that 20 Penn State faculty are recipients of 2017 ICS Seed Grant Program awards. The awards, ranging from $4,000 to $25,000, support researchers doing innovative interdisciplinary research, laying the groundwork needed to apply for large external funding awards.