John Champagne leans on a chair in Lilley Library

Champagne named Penn State Laureate

'I want people to have a clearer historical sense of the often vexed and contradictory relationship between art and politics,' says John Champagne, professor of English and chair of Global Languages and Cultures at Penn State Behrend.
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Cardboard boats show Erie students why math matters

More than 70 percent of the participants in Penn State Behrend's Talent Search program go on to college. For some, the journey begins in a cardboard boat.
Alicyn Rhoades at Flash DSC

Fantastic plastics: Research collaboration could reshape injection molding

Ralph Colby has partnered with two other Penn State researchers, Alicyn Rhoades and Scott Milner, to get a better basic understanding of how plastics cool from a liquid to solid shape in injection molding. Their work, which involves some new techniques, is already helping industry partners.
Students work in the financial trading lab at Penn State Behrend's Black School of Business.

AACSB extends accreditation of Penn State Behrend's Black School of Business

AACSB International has extended its accreditation of the Black School of Business at Penn State Behrend through 2022. Just 5 percent of the world's bachelor-level degree programs earn the AACSB distinction.
A portrait of William "Bill" Lasher

Professor Emeritus Bill Lasher's gift to benefit Behrend's School of Engineering

William "Bill" Lasher, a founding faculty member of Penn State Behrend's engineering program, has created an estate gift to support new programs and initiatives of the school. He retired in 2017.
The exterior of Building 2 at Penn State Behrend's Knowledge Park.

Knowledge Park selected as new site for 200 Erie Insurance employees

Penn State Behrend’s Knowledge Park will have a new occupant this fall when Erie Insurance relocates more than 200 employees of its commercial and personal lines processing departments.