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James McClure (center) pictured with Dr. Peter Idowu (left) and Dr. Simon Bronner (right).

Graduate School alumnus receives humanitarian award

(From Penn State News)

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Graduate School alumnus James McClure received the Graduate School Alumni Society Humanitarian Award. This award recognizes an alumnus/alumna holding a graduate degree from Penn State who has made a positive societal impact on the welfare of human kind beyond the responsibilities of one’s profession.

Women posing on Chicken Bone Beach

History Discovered

Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks, a graduate student in Penn State Harrisburg’s American studies program, thought she would do her thesis on the history of hip-hop.

Ukrainian decorative egg art

Folk arts: Preserving Pennsylvania’s cultural past

Penn State Harrisburg’s Center for Pennsylvania Culture Studies, affiliated with the college’s School of Humanities, recently acquired a treasure trove of Pennsylvania folk art and folk life materials, which weave a unique, colorful tale about the diverse people and communities in Pennsylvania.