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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A group gathers to cut the grand-opening ribbon at a HERO BX lab at Penn State Behrend.

Betting on biodiesel

HERO BX, an Erie-based biodiesel company, has opened a $1 million research lab at Penn State Behrend. Students will work with the company's chemists to develop cleaner, cheaper fuels.
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Penn State Behrend students pose with homeowners during a spring break service trip to Houston.

Learning while serving

"The smallest things we do for others can make a huge difference," says Priya Patel, one of 24 Behrend students who traveled to Texas to repair homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey.
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A woman stands in the doorway of a dilapidated house.

Revitalizing the Rust Belt

The Public Policy Fund at Penn State Behrend will launch with two days of programming, including lessons from redevelopment in Detroit’s urban core.
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Timothy Kurzweg, director of the School of Engineering at Penn State Behrend

Drexel vice provost selected to lead Penn State Behrend's School of Engineering

Timothy Kurzweg, a longtime administrator and Drexel University professor, has been selected as director of the School of Engineering at Penn State Behrend, beginning July 1.
Sang Jin Kweon, Jose Ventura, Bárbara Venegas

Industrial engineers honored at national conference

Faculty, graduate students and alumni from the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State were recognized for their accomplishments at the 2018 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida.
A Penn State Behrend infielder prepares to throw the ball.

Playoff loss ends Behrend baseball team's season

The Penn State Behrend baseball team ended its 2018 season with a 25-17 record (12-6 in conference). Back-to-back four-run innings knocked the team out of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference playoffs.
Vincent J. Intrieri at commencement podium

Commencement address: Alumnus Vincent J. Intrieri urges graduates to 'dream big'

Penn State alumnus Vincent J. Intrieri gave the commencement address at Penn State Behrend's spring commencement ceremony, held May 4 at Erie Insurance Arena. Intrieri is the founder and CEO of VDA Capital Management LLC. He earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Penn State Behrend in 1984 and is a certified public accountant.
Dr. Alicyn Rhoades at commencement podium

Faculty commencement address: Alicyn Rhoades, assistant professor of engineering

Alicyn M. Rhoades, an assistant professor in the Penn State Behrend School of Engineering, gave the faculty address at the college’s spring commencement ceremony, held May 4 at Erie Insurance Arena.