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15 named distinguished faculty at Penn State

Penn State's Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs has named 15 distinguished faculty.
Nittany Watson Challenge

Nittany AI Challenge offers $100,000 in funding

Penn State students, faculty and staff are invited to compete for $100,000 in funding during the Nittany AI Challenge. The challenge, sponsored by the Penn State EdTech Network, will give participating teams the opportunity to explore artificial intelligence in higher education to improve the student experience at Penn State, solve real-world problems at the University, and generate startup ideas. The deadline for idea submissions is Jan. 29.

Chancellor’s Award to benefit highly qualified graduate students

The new Chancellor’s Award for Graduate Students at Penn State Harrisburg aims to provide recognition and financial assistance to the top 100 highly qualified graduate students planning to enroll at the college. Awarding will begin in fall 2018.

Integrated program leads to bachelor’s and MBA in five years

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Business Administration now offers an option for bachelor of science candidates in accounting, finance, information systems, management, marketing, and project and supply chain management to enroll in an integrated, continuous program of study leading to both the bachelor’s degree, as well as a master of business administration (MBA).
Norfolk Southern Railroad locomotive

Faculty research on railway security leads to new book

Richard Young, professor of supply chain management in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Business Administration, collaborated with Jeremy Plant, professor emeritus of public policy in the college’s School of Public Affairs, and retired Lt. Col. Gary Gordon, adjunct professor at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, on a book titled "Railway Security: Protecting Against Manmade and Natural Disasters," which provides an overview and assessment of the risks facing railways and rail networks.
Amber Sessoms and Nittany Lion

Penn State Harrisburg celebrates fall 2017 graduates

Penn State Harrisburg held its fall 2017 commencement ceremony Dec. 16 at the Giant Center in Hershey. More than 730 degrees were conferred with approximately 300 graduates in attendance. Jeannine Peterson, CEO of Hamilton Health Center, a not-for-profit Federally Qualified Health Center located in Harrisburg, delivered the keynote address.
Jeannine Peterson

Penn State Harrisburg celebrates fall 2017 graduates

Jeannine Peterson, CEO of Hamilton Health Center, a not-for-profit Federally Qualified Health Center located in Harrisburg, delivers the keynote address at the fall 2017 commencement ceremony. 

Jeannine Peterson

Penn State Harrisburg celebrates fall 2017 graduates

Jeannine Peterson, CEO of Hamilton Health Center, a not-for-profit Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, delivers the keynote address at the fall 2017 commencement ceremony. 

Amber Sessoms and Nittany Lion

Penn State Harrisburg celebrates fall 2017 graduates

Amber Sessoms, who received her doctor of education degree, with a major in adult education, poses with the Nittany Lion at Penn State Harrisburg's fall 2017 commencement ceremony. 

Students with senior

Sharing stories bonds students and senior citizens, enhances quality of life

For several weeks of a human development and family studies course titled “Perspectives on Aging,” Penn State Harrisburg students were paired with residents at a continuing care retirement community to mine their memories and deepen their understanding of each other in ways they didn't expect.

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