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COIL at Penn State announces grant recipients

The Center for Online Innovation in Learning at Penn State has announced it will fund four new projects through its Research Initiation Grant Program. The goal of the COIL grant program is to provide seed money for Penn State researchers to gather preliminary evidence to pursue external funding for larger studies that enhance teaching and learning through online innovation.
Dawn Blasko

Dawn Blasko named executive director of University Faculty Senate

Dawn Blasko, associate professor of psychology at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has been appointed executive director of the University Faculty Senate. Blasko, who will begin her new role on July 1, has been a member of the Faculty Senate for nearly 17 years and is a past chair.
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Penn State announces fixed-term faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2017

The following is a list of Penn State fixed-term faculty promotions, effective July 1.
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Penn State promotions in academic rank, effective July 1, 2017

The following is a list of academic promotions for tenured and tenure-line faculty members at Penn State, effective July 1.
Greg Filbeck

Greg Filbeck named director of Penn State Behrend's Black School of Business

Greg Filbeck, a faculty member at Penn State Behrend since 2006, has been appointed director of the Black School of Business at the college. He brings to the position nearly 25 years of experience in teaching, research, outreach and academic leadership.
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Greg Filbeck to lead Penn State Behrend's Black School of Business

Greg Filbeck has been named director of the Black School of Business at Penn State Behrend. He has taught at the college and served in various administrative roles since 2006.

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Office for General Education announces Integrative Studies Seed Grant awards

The Integrative Studies Seed Grant Program, offered through the Penn State Office for General Education, will support 71 different course development projects this summer. In response to the large volume of highly qualified proposals, the budget was generously increased by more than 50 percent by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Undergraduate Education.
Eric Corty, director of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Penn State Behrend

Eric Corty to lead School of Humanities & Social Sciences at Penn State Behrend

Eric W. Corty has been appointed director of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Penn State Behrend. He brings to the position more than three decades of experience in teaching, research, outreach and academic leadership.
A portrait of Eric W. Corty, director of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Penn State Behrend.

Eric W. Corty

Eric W. Corty has been appointed director of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Penn State Behrend. He has taught in the school since 1993.

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Penn State Behrend professor details actress Jessica Biel's family story

The ballad of Francis Marion Brazier ends badly: Brazier, the great-great-great grandfather of the actress Jessica Biel, was killed while attempting to escape a Civil War prison. Joseph Beilein, an assistant professor of history at Penn State Behrend, helped tell the story on a recent episode of TLC's "Who Do You Think You Are?"

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