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Researcher asks ‘what causes maps to go viral’ on the web

As the 2016 presidential election was heating up, the statistical news website FiveThirtyEight released a projection map asking what if only women voted; it quickly went viral on social media and was viewed millions of times. That viral cartography event, and what quickly followed, is the subject of research conducted by Anthony Robinson, assistant professor of geography..

Vice Provost for Global Programs Adewumi to leave Penn State

 Penn State Vice Provost for Global Programs Michael Adewumi will leave the University to join the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad) as its next executive vice president for Academic Affairs, effective Jan. 2, 2019.

Ryan Family Student Center, a one-stop shop for student support

On the University Park campus, located just inside a side entrance of Deike Building on Burrowes Road, a popular student center serves as an advising one-stop shop for undergraduate students in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS).

Ryan Family Student Center Video

Watch video about the Ryan Family Student Center in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. Center integrates tutoring, advising, student work space, and areas for casual interaction into a one-stop shop for student success.

New Faculty Academy members continue work on student engagement projects

Four new members were accepted this year into the Faculty Academy, which provides funding for educators to create engagement opportunities and models for students on the local, regional and national level.

Undergraduates get taste for research at Penn State through NSF program

 A dozen students from around the nation recently wrapped up their summer research projects in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, funded through the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates(REU) program.

Penn State well represented at upcoming sustainability conference

enn State will be well-represented at the 2018 Conference and Expo of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Taking place Oct. 2-5 in Pittsburgh, AASHE's annual gathering is North America's largest conference focused on sustainability in higher education. 

Sankey first online educator named Faculty Academy Fellow

Haley Sankey, an assistant teaching professor at the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute, recently became the first World Campus faculty member selected as a fellow in the Faculty Academy for Engaged Scholarship. 

Institutes of Energy and the Environment to hold food-energy-water workshop

The Institutes of Energy and the Environment has announced a food-energy-water (FEW) workshop. The purpose of the event is to build a community of practice around the Food-Energy-Water Nexus, where the sectors of food, energy and water connect. 

GIS graduate students study abroad to advance careers at home

Students enrolled in Penn State World Campus' master of geographic information systems program recently took part in a Challenges in Global Geospatial Analytics course.