Penn State Abington provides an array of academic experiences for a diverse group of learners. We offer numerous foundation courses, challenging upper-level courses in a wide range of majors, one-on-one interactions with accomplished and caring faculty, and other opportunities to prepare students for careers and graduate work.
Dr. Karen Halnon, associate professor of sociology, wrote a new book "The Consumption of Inequality: Weapons of Mass Distraction" (Palgrave). The book aims to show that popular consumer culture disperses deceptive, denigrating, and sometimes celebratory information about poverty, which is marketed with media imagery including Honey Boo Boo, Joe Dirt and Talladega Nights (published September 2013).
Dr. Jacob Benfield, assistant professor of psychology, is the first author of an article published in the journal Environment and Behavior. The findings suggest that visual access to natural views are related to preferable psychological outcomes in college classrooms such as improved grades (August 2013).
Dr. Karen Halnon presented the paper "Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Revolution in Nicaragua" at Mansfield College, Oxford University. The conference proceedings have been published as an e-book, Forgiveness: Probing the Boundaries, edited by Dr. Halnon (July 2013).
Martha Kemper stars in new ‘Luckiest Kid’ play
Michael Bernstein team awarded $325K National Science Foundation grant
New art art exhibit this Fall, Cuban Artists Books and Prints, 1985 - 2008
Lonnie Golden's expertise leads to HuffPost, NPR appearances
William Cromar is featured in the exhibit "Spatial Translations" in Philadelphia. The show focuses on the artists’ interpretations of the contemporary urban environment similar to the way the Impressionists interpreted landscapes through emotion.
Judy Newman collaborates on a book about post-World War II medical experiments on kids
Walter Plotnick artwork and information about his process featured in new Adobe Master Class Photoshop Book
Linda Patterson Miller interviewed on WPSU's "Take Note"
Jonathan Needham published A Translation from Italian into English of Ugo Foscolo's "le Grazie" (The Graces)
Yvonne Love in Art Exhibit
Shruti Gupta studies consumer behavior at the bottom of the pyramid
Bonnie Levinthal and Yvonne Love trip to Cuba in this Montgomery News feature
Peter Nocella leads Meiravi in two concerts.
Pierce Salguero, East meets West at Penn State Abington
Karen Weekes starts chapter for local library book club