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Academics News

Michael J. Bernstein was awarded the 2015-2016 Penn State Social Science Research Institute Collaborative Fellowship ($10,000.00) for his work entitled, "Social ostracism and biobehavioral health."


Jake Benfield was awarded the 2014-2015 Penn State Social Science Research Institute Collaborative Fellowship ($10,000.00) for his work entitled, "Soundscape-induced psychology and biobehavioral stress recovery."


The exhibition "Simulate/Permeate" includes interactive work by Yvonne Love and William Cromar at the Rowan University Art Gallery.

Dr. Jake Benfield teaches "Psychology of The Walking Dead," which explores psychological phenomenon involving neuroscience, leadership, group processes, emotions, and trauma, using the graphic novels and television series as a storytelling device.

Eight faculty representing five disciplines are team-teaching a groundbreaking course modeling the future of higher education: interdisciplinary, collaborative teaching and learning.

Dr. Steven McMillan, associate professor of business, is teaching and conducting research at the University of Malta through March 2015 as a Fulbright Scholar.

Art lecturer Emily Steinberg published the graphic novel, Broken Eggs, a "heartbreaking autobiographic narrative about infertility." asked Lonnie Golden, professor of economics, about the downside of skipping vacation days.


Dr. Beth Montemurro writes, "Studying sexuality and women's sexual agency is important because sexuality has been linked to physical health and mental well-being."


Dr. Peter J. Capelotti received a $50,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to take six Abington students to Norway for an international research project.


Dr. Kathleen Fadigan presented at two conferences on factors influencing the success of science fair participants.


Yvonne Love accompanied a student to the Undergraduate Research at the Capitol conference in Harrisburg to present information about their Cuban art collaboration.


Stephanie O'Dea Yoder directed students in the mid-Atlantic quarterfinals of the International Championship of Collegiate a Cappella


Jimmy J. Pack Jr. and two students attended the Association of Writers and Writing Programs annual conference in Seattle


Dr. Karen Bettez Halnon published an article challenging the assumption that horrocore rap group Insane Clown Posse fans are a gang.


Michael Bernstein team awarded $325K National Science Foundation grant


Lonnie Golden's expertise leads to HuffPost, NPR appearances


William Cromar is featured in the exhibit "Spatial Translations" in Philadelphia.


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 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)

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