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Economics Faculty Members Attend Pennsylvania Economic Association Board of Directors Meeting

Stephanie Brewer Jozefowicz, James Jozefowicz, and Yaya Sissoko attended the annual fall meeting of the Pennsylvania Economic Association board of directors, held at the Penn Stater in State College, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, October 15, 2016.

Posted on 11/2/2016 9:39:10 AM

Glisan Publishes Book on High-Leverage Teaching Practices

Eileen Glisan's new book, titled Enacting the Work of Language Instruction: High-Leverage Teaching Practices, was recently published by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Posted on 11/2/2016 7:55:20 AM

Craig Serves as Writer in Residence in Las Animas, Colorado

Chauna Craig, Department of English, served as writer-in-residence during October 2016 at Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community in Las Animas, Colorado. She taught workshops in creative writing and journaling, mentored individual writers, and gave a public reading in Denver at the end of her residency.

Posted on 10/31/2016 4:17:07 PM

Pan-African Studies Courses for Spring 2017

Pan African Studies offers these courses for spring 2017.

Posted on 10/31/2016 1:45:26 AM

Geography and Regional Planning Alumna Fuchs Selected as National Planning Award Juror

2016 IUP Geography and Regional Planning alumna and 2015–16 IUP Planning Student Organization president Melina Fuchs has been selected as a 2017 American Planning Association National Planning Award Juror.

Posted on 10/27/2016 1:20:24 PM

New Philosophy Pre-Law Course, Spring 2017: Political Speech and Hate Speech

New Philosophy Pre-Law Course, Spring 2017: Political Speech and Hate Speech

Posted on 10/25/2016 3:16:42 PM

Comfort and Poole Present on “Sustainability Education in Northern Appalachia”

English faculty member Susan Comfort and Anthropology faculty member Amanda Poole gave a presentation titled “Sustainability Education in Northern Appalachia: Connecting Gender, Race, and Class in Interdisciplinary Sustainability Studies” at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference in Baltimore on October 10, 2016.

Posted on 10/24/2016 9:41:23 AM

Multiple Events to Focus on Environmental Impacts of Fracking in Pennsylvania

The Sustainability Studies Program is excited to announce a series of events on October 27–28 featuring filmmaker and journalist Melissa Troutman, an IUP graduate currently producing a project on the environmental impact of “fracking” on communities in Pennsylvania.

Posted on 10/23/2016 8:45:36 PM

Huhn and Lentz Publish “Cultural Portfolios for Post-Secondary and Secondary Language Classes”

Christina Huhn, Department of Foreign Languages, in collaboration with Leanne Lentz (Franklin Regional Middle School) have contributed an article to the Pennsylvania Modern Language Forum.

Posted on 10/3/2016 8:02:18 PM

Appalachian Professional Language Educators Society Hosts “Making Grammar Mean Something to the Learner”

On October 1, 2016, the Appalachian Professional Language Educators Society hosted its annual fall event in conjunction with its fall membership meeting.

Posted on 10/3/2016 7:47:07 PM

International Archaeology Day Events Scheduled

Celebrate International Archaeology Day with the IUP Anthropology Department on Saturday, October 15. Archaeology Day will include demonstrations of flintknapping, GPR, and atlatl throwing; informational tables about historic and prehistoric archaeology, zooarchaeology, and hominin skulls; and hand painting, artifact guessing, and other fun activities for kids.

Posted on 10/3/2016 2:48:33 PM

Schiera Elected to International Writing Centers Association Executive Board

Tony Schiera, a third-year PhD student in Composition and TESOL and a temporary faculty member in the Department of English, has been elected to the International Writing Centers Association executive board to serve as its graduate school representative.

Posted on 10/3/2016 12:02:40 PM

Journalism and Public Relations Department Members Attend Modern Muckrakers Symposium

Two members of the Department of Journalism and Public Relations Department attended a September 27–28 symposium on investigative journalism in Titusville, home to legendary investigative reporter Ida Tarbell, in whose memory the event was held.

Posted on 9/30/2016 11:50:03 AM

Schiera Collaborates in Oman

Tony Schiera, a temporary faculty member and third-year PhD student in Composition and TESOL, spent part of his summer in Muscat, Oman, working with the Takatuf Scholars’ Summer Residential Programme.

Posted on 9/30/2016 4:21:29 AM

“Wag the Dog” Showing October 5

The Center for Film Studies new Student Film Series continues Wednesday, October 5, with a showing of “Wag the Dog,” the 1997 black comedy starring Robert DeNiro and Dustin Hoffman.  The free movie starts at 5:00 p.m. in HSS 225.

Posted on 9/29/2016 2:49:31 PM

Allard Gives Invited Lecture on Early Southeast Asian Trading Networks

Francis Allard (Anthropology) gave a lecture titled "Southeast Asia’s Maritime Exchange Networks and their Impact on Han Dynasty Southern China" at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Posted on 9/28/2016 11:25:46 AM

How Gerrymandering Hurts Democracy in Pennsylvania

A panel discussion on the corrosive impact of gerrymandering will be held on Monday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m., in the Monongahela Room in the HUB (Student Union Building) on the IUP Campus.

Posted on 9/26/2016 1:52:28 PM

Chadwick Discusses Facing Educational and Industry Challenges for Cultural Resource Management

William Chadwick (Anthropology) participated in a panel discussion titled “CRM and the Academy: Crafting the Dialog for Facing Educational and Industry Challenges” at the 22nd annual conference of the American Cultural Resources Association, which was held in Palm Springs, California, on September 15–18, 2016.

Posted on 9/23/2016 2:13:18 PM

English Graduate Student Film Series on Gender Representations and Feminism in Film Begins September 28

The English Graduate Student Film Series will screen a variety of film and TV shows, with a focus on gender representations and feminism within those films/TV shows, on select Wednesdays throughout the semester.

Posted on 9/23/2016 9:49:45 AM

Driscoll and Co-Authors Publish Chapter in Edited Collection on Writing Transfer

Dana Driscoll, associate professor of English, along with four co-authors had an article appear in the recent edited collection Critical Transitions: Writing and the Question of Transfer.

Posted on 9/22/2016 8:32:03 AM

Rubenstein Interviewed on the Nature of Time

Eric Rubenstein, Department of Philosophy, was recently interviewed as part of a three-part series on the nature of time, hosted by the website Cosmoetica.

Posted on 9/16/2016 11:47:54 AM

Geography and Regional Planning Welcomes New Faculty Member Smith

The Department of Geography and Regional Planning welcomes Jennifer Smith as a new tenure-track faculty member for fall 2016.

Posted on 9/15/2016 3:45:56 PM

Jozefowicz and Alumni Publish Study of Unemployment and Crime in Pennsylvania

“A Dynamic Panel Data Study of the Unemployment-Crime Relationship: The Case of Pennsylvania,” co-authored by applied mathematics alumna Sarah Frederick (’15), economics alumnus Zackary Nelson (’14), and professor James Jozefowicz, has been published in Economics Bulletin.

Posted on 9/9/2016 9:26:49 AM

Historian Franklin-Rahkonen Selected as Speaker of the Year for Finlandia Foundation

Sharon Franklin-Rahkonen was selected by the Finlandia Foundation to be their Speaker of the Year for 2016-18. 

Posted on 9/7/2016 9:22:38 AM

Craig Publishes “A Companion Reference to Threats, Real and Imagined”

Professor Chauna Craig has published her short story “Hidden in Plain Sight: A Companion Reference to Threats, Real and Imagined, as Configured in Late Twentieth-Century Christian America” in the summer 2016 issue of Ploughshares.

Posted on 9/6/2016 11:37:32 AM

Black (English Department) Publishes Memoir

Laurel Johnson Black had a memoir published in the the Little Pautuxent Review, titled “A Massachusetts Yankee Buys a Breast (or Beanie Baby Boobies).”

Posted on 9/6/2016 11:32:46 AM

Adams and Vick Receive Appalachian Teaching Project Grant for Adventure Learning Trail

Abigail Adams, Anthropology, and Brandon Vick, Economics, have been awarded a grant from the Appalachian Teaching Project to create an Adventure Learning Trail using geocaching to promote the history of Downtown Indiana.

Posted on 9/6/2016 9:41:28 AM

Heflin and Miller Attend Leadership Institute for Faculty Women

Tanya Heflin (Department of English) and Jessica Miller (Counseling Center) were selected to represent IUP at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Leadership Institute for Faculty Women, a week-long leadership institute hosted biannually by the state system Women’s Consortium. 

Posted on 9/1/2016 11:16:16 AM

What Was Anthropology Up To This Summer? A Lot!

Summer is the time when students and faculty can get out to do anthropology field work. This was a particularly busy summer, with students working on independent and group research projects and faculty pursuing their research across the state, nation, and globe.

Posted on 8/31/2016 10:27:49 AM

Historian Conlin Publishes on Community-Based Oral History Projects

Erin Conlin published an article in the Public Historian titled “Organizing and Executing Meaningful and Manageable Community-Based Oral History Projects.”

Posted on 8/30/2016 8:42:08 AM

Kelly Receives William D. Greenlee Scholarship

Senior Journalism and Public Relations Department major Casey Kelly recently received the William D. Greenlee Scholarship from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Foundation.

Posted on 8/12/2016 8:58:03 AM

Vick Publishes on Wage Gap Facing Younger Veterans

Brandon Vick (Department of Economics) will publish research titled “Gender, Race & the Veteran Wage Gap” in a forthcoming issue of Social Science Research. Gabrielle Fontanella, an IUP Economics and Sociology graduate, co-authored the paper.

Posted on 8/10/2016 6:11:29 PM

IUP Recognized for Excellence by Smart Growth Partnership

IUP’s Department of Geography and Regional Planning has been recognized in the Smart Growth Collegiate Partnership category for Education and Engagement Excellence. 

Posted on 8/3/2016 3:36:44 PM

Downing Selected for IUP’s Distinguished University Professor Honor

A professor of English, Dr. David Downing is known for his work on important topical issues such as academic freedom, intellectual property, affirmative action, the privatization of public higher education, the history of criticism and theory, critical pedagogy, integrating the liberal arts and professional education, the academic labor movement, and the role of the humanities.

Posted on 5/5/2016 2:41:59 PM

Ribbon-Cutting Celebration for New Humanities and Social Sciences Building

A ribbon-cutting event to open Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s new $30-million academic building, which will house seven departments in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, will be held on Friday, January 22, 2016, at 2:30 p.m.

Posted on 1/20/2016 10:27:59 AM

IUP Trustee Resolution Honors History Faculty Emeritus Irwin Marcus

Dr. Irwin Marcus, faculty emeritus in the Department of History, has been honored by the establishment of the Irwin M. Marcus Public History Room in the new College of Humanities and Social Sciences building.

Posted on 5/19/2015 4:21:17 PM

IUP Centers and Departments Join Together to Commemorate Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)

Yom HaShoah begins on the night of Wednesday, April 15, and ends at dusk on Thursday, April 16. The Planning Committee has put together four activities for this year’s commemoration. All events are free and open to the public.

Posted on 3/30/2015 10:46:10 PM

Sociology and Anthropology Combine Forces for Student-Organized Teach-In on Race

Sociology and Anthropology students and faculty participated in a “Teach-in” on Race on March 23, 2015.

Posted on 3/25/2015 9:20:39 AM

Lecture on Palestine-Israel, February 26

Luke Peterson, a visiting professor at the University of Pittsburgh, will present “Contending Discourses: Palestine-Israel in the Print News Media” on Thursday, February 26. Students are encouraged to attend.

Posted on 2/12/2015 7:23:34 PM

Religious Studies Research Presentation on African Religions, February 17

Ama Boakyewa will present her research, “Identity and Social Transition in the Process of Priest-Making,” on Tuesday, February 17, from 3:30–5:00 p.m. in McElhaney Hall, room 103.

Posted on 2/12/2015 2:22:47 PM

Internship Expert to Attend History Happy Hour, February 10

A representative from the Washington Center will talk to students about internship opportunities in Washington, D.C. This event will provide an excellent opportunity for both History students (specifically) and Humanities and Social Science students (more broadly) to get advice about applying for internships.

Posted on 2/6/2015 4:09:50 PM

Screening of Documentary “The Invisible War” on February 12

“The Invisible War” is an award-winning 2012 documentary about sexual assault in the U.S. military. It will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at McVitty Auditorium in Sprowls Hall on Thursday, February 12.

Posted on 2/4/2015 7:45:46 PM

Religious Studies Research Presentation on African Religions, February 9

Dianna Bell, one of the candidates for the new position in African Traditional Religions, will give a research presentation on Monday, February 9. Her talk will focus on Muslims in the West African state of Mali and their use and understanding of the idea of “divine reward.”

Posted on 2/4/2015 7:24:00 PM

CHSS Reflections December 2014 Issue Available

The December 2014 issue of CHSS Reflections, the newsletter of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, is now available online.

Posted on 12/11/2014 10:30:03 AM

IUP Breaks Ground for New Humanities Building

Faculty, students, alumni, and supporters of the university were present at the ground breaking ceremony for the upcoming Humanities building.

Posted on 11/3/2013 11:06:28 PM

“CHSS Reflections” Issue for April and May 2011

The April/May 2011 issue of CHSS Reflections, the newsletter of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, is now available.

Posted on 5/2/2011 12:33:29 PM

“CHSS Reflections,” February 2011 Issue

The February 2011 issue of CHSS Reflections, the newsletter of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, is now available.

Posted on 2/18/2011 10:34:51 AM

“CHSS Reflections” for December 2010 Available

The December 2010 issue of CHSS Reflections is now available. This issue features the 2010 CHSS Young Alumni Award winner Howard Z. Fitzgerald. Information on the IUP Marcellus Shale conference is also included, as well as faculty and student accomplishments.

Posted on 12/9/2010 12:25:13 PM

“CHSS Reflections” for September 2010 Available

The September 2010 issue of CHSS Reflections is now available. This issue features Dr. Ben Rafoth named as the 2010-2011 University Professor, as well as new faculty additions, awards, and accomplishments.

Posted on 12/9/2010 12:12:19 PM

“CHSS Reflections” Newsletter for February 2010 Available

In this issue: “Political Science Professor Takes Post at National Defense University,” “Spanish Education Program Receives Consecutive National Recognition,” and “Journalism Professor to be Deployed to Afghanistan in April.”

Posted on 2/19/2010 2:06:32 PM

“CHSS Reflections” Newsletter for November 2009 Available

The CHSS Newsletter for November 2009 is now available. This issue features Dr. Linda Norris’s being named the Pennsylvania Teacher Educator of the Year and honors received by Kevin Lyons and Dr. John Benhart.

Posted on 11/10/2009 3:01:17 PM

“CHSS Reflections” Newsletter for 2009-2010 Available

The new CHSS Reflections newsletter for 2009–2010 is available. This issue includes information about Dr. Gian Pagnucci’s being named 2009–2010 University Professor.

Posted on 9/24/2009 4:19:37 PM

CHSS April 2009 Newsletter

The April 2009 College of Humanities and Social Sciences Newsletter is now available.

Posted on 4/7/2009 11:15:49 AM

CHSS February 2009 Newsletter

Select for the CHSS February 2009 Newsletter

Posted on 2/13/2009 12:02:34 PM

CHSS November 2008 Newsletter

Select this link for the CHSS November 2008 Newsletter

Posted on 2/11/2009 3:35:44 PM

CHSS September 2008 Newsletter

Follow the link for the CHSS September Newsletter welcoming readers to the 2008–2009 academic year.

Posted on 11/20/2008 4:02:26 PM

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