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SSRI Fall Gathering 2019

Dec 1, 2019

Faculty and staff from all of SSRI's units recently gathered together at the Hintz Family Alumni Center to celebrate major accomplishments of the year and to announce staff awards. The “Above and Beyond Award” was given to Avery Urusow from the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness. Diane…

Denise Solomon named distinguished scholar by National Communication Association

Sep 11, 2019

Denise Haunani Solomon, professor and head of the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences in the Penn State College of the Liberal Arts, has received the 2019 Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Communication Association (NCA). She will receive the award during the association’s…

Education professor awarded Lyle Spencer grant to transform education

Sep 5, 2019

Karen Murphy, distinguished professor of education (educational psychology) at Penn State, and a multi-university/institute team has won a Lyle Spencer Research Award to Transform Education. The award is just shy of $1 million. Murphy will be working with a multi-university collaborative led by…

Education policy studies faculty member awarded co-funded grant

Aug 26, 2019

Kelly Rosinger, assistant professor of education in the Department of Education Policy Studies and research associate in the Center for the Study of Higher Education, and a team of researchers were recently awarded a total of $373,590 to analyze how variations in performance-based funding (PBF)…

SBIR Road Tour coming to University Park on Sept. 19

Aug 26, 2019

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) national SBIR Road Tour is coming to Penn State's University Park campus on Sept. 19 as part of a 16-stop tour to connect entrepreneurs working on advanced technology to the country’s largest source of early-stage funding — the Small Business…

NSF grant to fund research on brain activity and scientific creative thinking

Aug 14, 2019

Roger Beaty, assistant professor of psychology and director of the Cognitive Neuroscience of Creativity Lab in the Penn State Department of Psychology, has received a $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) along with co-investigators from two other institutions to collaborate…

Psychology professor named 2019 Society for Prevention Research Fellow

Jun 11, 2019

Karen L. Bierman, Evan Pugh Professor of Psychology and director of the Penn State Child Study Center in the College of the Liberal Arts, has been named a fellow of the Society for Prevention Research (SPR). SPR introduced Bierman as a fellow during the organization’s annual awards and fellows…

Society for Prevention Research honors Diana Fishbein with Presidential Award

Jun 10, 2019

Diana Fishbein, professor of human development and family studies and director of the Program for Translational Research on Adversity and Neuroscience at Penn State, received the Presidential Award from the Society for Prevention Research(SPR) at its annual meeting May 30 in San Francisco. The…

Researchers awarded for translating research into evidence-based policymaking

Jun 5, 2019

The Society for Prevention Research (SPR) recently recognized two Penn State researchers for their significant impacts in the field of prevention science, at its annual meeting in San Francisco. Max Crowley, assistant professor of human development and family studies and director of the Social…

Health behavior and social science data among projects winning strategic support

Apr 30, 2019

Initiatives that include studying the sustainable management of forests using Penn State forestland as a living laboratory; developing professional development and instructional tools for educators to teach difficult historical and social subjects; and a summer program designed to prepare students…

$1.2 million NSF grant funds interdisciplinary Child Study Center project

Apr 24, 2019

“STEM [science, technology, engineering, and mathematics] skills have not been a priority in early childhood education,” said Evan Pugh University Professor Karen Bierman, director of the Penn State Child Study Center housed in the Department of Psychology in the College of the Liberal Arts. “…

Accomplishments of the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Apr 24, 2019

For a number of years, OBSSR has made available a fact sheet that lists some key accomplishments of health-related behavioral and social sciences research. That fact sheet, developed in 2013, is becoming dated and is a short list of only a few key accomplishments resulting from behavioral and…

Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse announces Community Fellows

Apr 3, 2019

Penn State’s Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse recently announced the first three recipients of its Community Fellows Program awards. The program provides release time for faculty members to develop community collaborations and build sustainable, evidence-based or evidence-informed programs,…
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Wilkinson receives 2019 President’s Award for Engagement With Students

Apr 3, 2019

Krista Wilkinson, professor of communication sciences and disorders in the College of Health and Human Development and SSRI co-funded faculty member, has received Penn State's 2019 President’s Award for Engagement with Students. The award is given to a faculty member who goes beyond his or her…
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Opioid initiative earns 2019 Community Engagement and Scholarship Award

Apr 2, 2019

The Share Your Opioid Story Initiative, led by Glenn Sterner, assistant professor of criminal justice at Penn State Abington, has received the 2019 Penn State Award for Community Engagement and Scholarship. The award recognizes a project that best exemplifies Penn State as an “engaged institution…

Researchers recognized for innovative work in aging

Mar 12, 2019

The Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging has recently recognized three investigators in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State for their innovative research in aging.  Nilam Ram, professor of human development and family studies and psychology; Lizbeth Benson, a doctoral…

Society accepting nominations for outstanding postdocs, mentors

Mar 3, 2019

The Penn State Postdoctoral Society (PSPS) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 5th Annual Penn State Outstanding Post Doc and Postdoctoral Mentor Awards.  The Postdoctoral Mentor Award will recognize an outstanding faculty member who has demonstrated a commitment to exceptional…

New Effective Date for the Revised NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide

Feb 17, 2019

Due to the recent lapse in appropriations, implementation of the revised NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 19-1) was postponed. We are pleased to announce that the revised PAPPG will now be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after February 25,…
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PRI awarded stategic initiative grant

Feb 4, 2019

Led by PRI director and SSRI co-fund Jennifer Glick, a coalition from the Penn State Harrisburg State Data Center, PRI, and affiliated research centers and the demographic research training programs at Penn State, a new Penn State Strategic Initiative Grant was awarded to establish the Pennsylvania…

Sterner awarded $2.7M to help fight opioid crisis

Feb 3, 2019

A Penn State Abington faculty member was instrumental in securing three grants totaling more than $2.7 million to combat the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania and nationwide. Glenn Sterner, assistant professor of criminal justice at Abington and an expert on the illicit use of opioids, said the…

Penn State Geography class wins regional competition

Feb 1, 2019

Penn State’s Geography 421 class was recently named a regional winner in the first Draw the Lines PA mapping competition. The class is led by PRI affiliate, Christopher Fowler, assistant professor of geography. Fowler discovered the Draw the Lines after a Google search and took his findings to his…

25 Years of Service

Nov 20, 2018

Cheri McConnell, education coordinator with the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network, and Michael Rineer, manager of Network and Information Systems at SSRI, were recently awarded Penn State Mantel Clocks for their 25 years of service to the University. For a complete listing of 25-Year Award…

SSRI Fall Gathering 2018

Nov 20, 2018

Faculty and staff from all of SSRI's units recently gathered together at the Hintz Family Alumni Center to celebrate major accomplishments of the year and to announce staff awards. The “Workplace Climate Promotion Award” was given to Renee Kotch from the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness…

Wilkinson receives leadership in outreach award

Nov 14, 2018

SSRI co-fund Krista Wilkinson was recently received the Leadership in Outreach Scholarship Award at the College of Health and Human Development's 2018 Faculty and Staff Awards, sponsored by the College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society. Wilkinson has been a faculty member in the…

Nominees sought for Rock Ethics Institute’s 2019 Stand Up Awards

Nov 13, 2018

The Rock Ethics Institute currently is accepting nominations for its 2019 Stand Up Awards. First established in 2008, the annual Stand Up Awards recognize Penn State undergraduate students who have demonstrated ethical leadership by "standing up" for a cause, idea or belief. By honoring and…
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