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Penn State Behrend students Nicole Krahe and OIivia Narciso

Student projects support Erie arts organizations

Community engagement is a core component of our Arts Administration program, which launched in 2012.
Students sit in rows at Penn State Behrend's spring commencement.

Congratulations to the Class of 2017

Penn State Behrend awarded 651 undergraduate and graduate degrees at its spring commencement.
A portrait of Tiffany Beers, a senior innovator at Nike.

Behrend alumna builds Nike's "Back to the Future" shoe

'I like being on the cutting edge,' says Tiffany Beers, the keynote speaker for this year's Fasenmyer Engineering Design Conference.
The actress Jessica Biel

History professor details family story for actress Jessica Biel

TLC program features Behrend's Joseph Beilein, who tells actress about her ancestor, who died trying to escape from a Civil War prison.
A student reads in the John M. Lilley Library at Penn State Behrend.

Books not the only measure of growth at Lilley Library

With 6,000 student visits every week, the library is getting louder. The librarians say that's a good thing.
Penn State Behrend professor Alicyn Rhoades works on the college's environmental scanning electron microscope.

Engineering faculty member receives college's first NSF CAREER grant

$500K award will broaden study of how cooling rates -- sometimes up to 1,000 degrees per second -- complicate the plastics manufacturing process.
Purple Martins nest at Penn State Behrend

Professor hopes to establish Purple Martin colony at Penn State Behrend

Beth Potter studies the microflora on bird eggs. The first step, she says, is to get birds to nest on campus.
A portrait of the Penn State Behrend CFA Research Challenge team

Student investment team wins CFA regional challenge

The CFA challenge is considered the 'investment Olympics' for university students. Our team won the first round.
A mother holds a newborn child.

Kind words can prime the body's response to pain, professor says

The effect can be measured as a physical response, including a decreased heart rate.
Engineering student and faculty member work on project.

U.S. News ranks Behrend engineering programs among nation's best.

New rankings by U.S. News & World Report place the School of Engineering at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, among the top 50 undergraduate programs in the nation.