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A digital painting of a ship next to a large blue wave.

A painting that moves? Behrend art instructor shows what new tech can do

The "paint" in Heather Cole's large fabric painting "Don't Give Up the Ship" is actually computer code. Scan it with the Blippar app, and the ship will move.
A screen shot of the Pokemon Go game at Penn State Behrend.

Pokemon Go at Penn State Behrend (Lion shrine)

Psychology students at Penn State Behrend used the Pokémon Go game to test the spatial intelligence of 60 players. Men drew more accurate maps after playing the game for 20 minutes.

A screen shot from the Pokemon Go game at Penn State Behrend.

Pokemon Go at Penn State Behrend

Psychology students at Penn State Behrend used the Pokemon Go game to test technology's effect on our spatial intelligence.

Tiffany Beers, a senior innovator at Nike, poses with the company's HyperAdapt 1.0 shoes.

Tiffany Beers and Nike's HyperAdapt

Tiffany Beers developed Nike's self-tying "Back to the Future" shoe. Beers, a 2002 graduate of Penn State Behrend, discussed the project at the campus' Fasenmyer Engineering Desgin 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 portrait of the actress Jessica Biel

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?"
The actress Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel on "Who Do You Think You Are?"

A recent episode of TLC's "Who Do You Think You Are?" explored the family history of the actress Jessica Biel. The experts she consulted included Joseph Beilein, an assistant professor of history at Penn State Behrend.

A portrait of Joseph Beilein, assistant professor of history at Penn State Behrend

Joseph Beilein

Joseph Beilein, an assistant professor of history at Penn State Behrend, was featured in the TLC program "Who Do You Think You Are?" He helped the actress Jessica Biel trace a family legend about her great-great-great-grandfather.

Former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover

FBI actions during 2016 election 'unethical and unprecedented,' historian says

FBI Director James Comey's disclosure in the final days of the 2016 election that the bureau had revived its investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails was "unethical and unprecedented," said Douglas Charles, associate professor of history at Penn State Greater Allegheny, during a program Feb. 6 at Penn State Behrend in which he discussed his study of the FBI and its handling of sensitive information.
Former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover

J. Edgar Hoover

Former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover used rumors and unverified allegations to keep political opponents out of office, said Douglas Charles, associate professor of history at Penn State Greater Allegheny.

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