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Cosentino Speaks to English Film Studies Students

Tim Hibsman’s Introduction to Film course was privileged to have Emily Cosentino lecture on theme, camera angles, and life on multiple television shows and movie sets on September 29, 2017.

Posted on 9/29/2017 11:08:05 AM

Registrations Still Being Accepted for Drug Conference

Registrations are still being accepted for the “Drug User Health: Promoting Health and Reducing Harm in Medical Settings” one-day conference being held at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 18, 2017.

Posted on 9/29/2017 9:29:14 AM

Reminder About Upcoming PASSHE Women’s Consortium Conference

The theme of this year’s conference is “We Are StrongerTogether—Intersectionality in a Diverse World.” It takes place September 29 and30 in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building and offers many opportunitiesto interact with women across Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.

Posted on 9/12/2017 1:39:25 PM

Anthropology Graduate Student Wins Statewide Preservation Award

Kate Peresolak was awarded a Preservation Planning award byPreservation PA for her Applied Archaeology MA thesis research.

Posted on 9/12/2017 12:28:30 PM

Thinking Like a Teacher Mini-Conference

All education majors and program coordinators are invited to attend “Thinking Like a Teacher: Preparing New Teachers for Today’s Classrooms” on Thursday, November 2, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, hosted by the English Department and English Education Program.

Posted on 9/12/2017 10:25:02 AM

IUP Writing Center Kicks Off First Week of Fall Semester with Stand Against Racism

As IUP students started the new semester, members of the Indiana community, including tutors from the Jones White Writing Center, participated in a week-long Stand Against Racism event in the Oak Grove outside of Stapleton Library.

Posted on 9/11/2017 4:32:31 PM

Journalism Professor to Present on Her Travels Through Cuba, September 19

Laurie Miller, a faculty member in the Department of Journalism, will present “Cuba: Where thePast Meets the Present” on Tuesday,September 19, 2017, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in Room B-11 of the Humanities and SocialSciences Building.

Posted on 9/8/2017 4:08:57 PM

Pedersen Publishes Review of Adams and Browning’s “Giving a Damn”

Hans Pedersen, Department of Philosophy, published a review of Zed Adams and Jacob Browning’s “Giving a Damn: Essays in Dialogue with John Haugeland.”

Posted on 9/7/2017 2:48:49 PM

Pedersen Presents Critique of AI Alarmism at Annual Philosophy Meeting

Hans Pedersen, Department of Philosophy, presented a paper titled “A Heideggerian Critique of AI Alarmism” at the annual meeting of the Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World, held in Estes Park, Colorado, July 30–August 4, 2017.

Posted on 9/7/2017 1:28:28 PM

Learn About the Administration and Leadership PhD Program

Learn more about IUP’s ALS PHD program on Wednesday, October 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the HUB.

Posted on 9/6/2017 2:53:19 PM

Special Volume of Works and Days, “Three Days in October,” Recounts Strike History

This volume of the journal Works and Days offers a unique historical overview of the events leading up to, during, and after the strike that took place in fall 2016.

Posted on 8/30/2017 1:18:15 PM

PASSHE Women’s Consortium Conference, September 29–30

The theme of this year’s conference is “We Are Stronger Together—Intersectionality in a Diverse World.” It takes place September 29 and 30 in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building and offers many opportunities to interact with women across Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

Posted on 8/29/2017 9:48:34 AM

Sandhoff Publishes Book on Muslims in US Military

Michelle Sandhoff, an assistant professor of Sociology,recently published her first book. Servicein a Time of Suspicion: Experiences of Muslims Serving in the U.S. MilitaryPost-9/11 is a qualitative study on the experiences of Muslim Americanservice members and veterans.

Posted on 8/28/2017 3:28:20 PM

Kerr and Norris Publish Thinking Like a Teacher: Preparing New Teachers for Today's Classrooms

The book by Jo-Anne Kerr and Linda Norris (English Department) is a collection of 16 beginning teacher narratives written by IUP English Education Program graduates, coupled with Kerr and Norris’s commentary and analysis.

Posted on 8/25/2017 10:23:14 AM

Overdose Awareness Day, August 31

Overdose Awareness Daytakes place Thursday, August 31, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room. Theevent’s many activities include guest speakers and information tables by IUPand community organizations, plus opportunities to write tributes and speak out tohonor someone lost to overdose.

Posted on 8/23/2017 2:22:44 PM

Film Studies/Popular Culture Methodologies Film Series for Fall

The Center for Film Studies and the Popular Culture Methodologies group will co-sponsor a free film series this fall, starting with an episode of The Handmaid’s Tale on Wednesday, September 13, with a short discussion afterwards. Attendance vouchers and free snacks will be provided at each showing.

Posted on 8/23/2017 1:29:32 PM

Glisan Delivers Summer Seminar Keynote to California Language Teachers

Eileen Glisan, IUP Distinguished University Professor, presented “Enacting Core Practices to Maximize Learner Performance” in July 2017 at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Posted on 8/21/2017 9:25:04 AM

Glisan Conducts Webinar on High-Leverage Teaching Practices

Eileen Glisan, IUP Distinguished University Professor of Spanish, co-presented “Enacting the Work of Language Instruction: High-Leverage Teaching Practices” for an audience of some 100 language educators in July 2017.

Posted on 8/21/2017 9:22:42 AM

Framed History Shared by Political Science and Journalism and PR Departments

If news media are the first draft of history, then the fourth-floor lobby of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences building provides a crash course in twentieth-centurycurrent events written on its walls.

Posted on 8/15/2017 10:03:36 AM

Journalism Intern Covers State Capital

Logan Hullinger, a rising senior in the IUP Journalism and Public Relations Department, applied in late spring for a competitive summer internship at the PennsylvaniaLegislative Correspondents’ Association in Harrisburg.

Posted on 7/28/2017 9:11:34 AM

Gatta Publishes Postmodernism Work: “Resurfacing”

Oriana Gatta’s comic strip “Resurfacing” was published in the “Postmodernism” special issue of Sequentials, a University of Florida scholarly online publication.

Posted on 7/27/2017 11:32:21 AM

Gatta's Art Featured in Women’s and Gender Studies Sticker Series

Oriana Gatta’s digital print “WinGS” will be featured in the first run of the Women’s and Gender Studies sticker series featuring art of WGS-affiliated faculty.

Posted on 7/27/2017 11:28:40 AM

Gatta Publishes Photograph in “Red Flag Poetry”

Oriana Gatta’s photograph “Second Story” was the featured image for Red Flag Poetry’s January 2017 issue.

Posted on 7/27/2017 11:08:54 AM

Weinstein Compares Methods of Musicians and Writers in AEPL Conference Workshop

On June 23, at the 2017 annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly of Expanded Perspectives on Learning, Daniel Weinstein (English Department) led a workshop titled “Music Lessons for Writers.”

Posted on 7/15/2017 5:31:22 AM

Journalism Professor Sends Postcard from Cuba

Journalismand Public Relations Department professor Laurie Miller spent nine days in Cuba, May 16–24,on a “people to people” educational tour, interacting with the Cuban people andobserving the changing landscape and political environment in the islandcountry.

Posted on 6/28/2017 1:34:00 PM

Economics Alumna Mercer Among Top Student-Athletes Nationwide

HannahMercer (’17), a shortstop on the IUP softball team, earned severalwell-deserved accolades both academically and athletically during the spring2017 semester.

Posted on 6/23/2017 9:20:54 AM

Sustainability Studies Program Leadership Passes the Torch

As of May 2017, Chris Jeffords (Economics) and JonathanWarnock (Geoscience) assumed the leadership responsibilities of theSustainability Studies program and minor.

Posted on 6/20/2017 8:48:02 AM

Delbrugge Selected for Emerging Leaders Program

Laura Delbrugge, professor of Spanish and chairperson of the Department of Foreign Languages, has been selected for the American Association of State Colleges and University’s Emerging Leaders Program. The Emerging Leaders Program Association is limited to 27 persons who have “shown leadership potential and desire advancement to mid-level administrative positions.”

Posted on 6/19/2017 3:52:51 PM

Indian Study Abroad Course Trip Led by Geography and Regional Planning Faculty

Geography and Regional Planning faculty Sudeshna Ghosh and Brian Okey led an IUP study abroad trip to India June 1–19, 2017.

Posted on 6/19/2017 2:23:37 PM

Research by Economics Majors Wins PEA Award

At the 2017 Pennsylvania Economic Association Conference, economics majors Jordan Gwinn and Robert Schwartz’s paper won second place in the PEA Best Undergraduate Student Paper Contest, generously sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

Posted on 6/19/2017 8:33:22 AM

IUP Contingent Studying Effects of Climate Change on Tea in India

A group of seven students andtwo faculty members is in India this month studying the effects of climatechange on tea production and local wetlands. Led by Sudeshna Ghosh and Brian Okey, of the Departmentof Geography and Regional Planning, thegroup has teamed up with students and staff from the Indian Institute ofTechnology Kharagpur’s Department of Architecture and Regional Planning.

Posted on 6/6/2017 2:16:15 PM

Economics Faculty Members Attend Pennsylvania Economic Association Board Meeting

Stephanie Brewer Jozefowicz, James Jozefowicz, and Yaya Sissoko attended the board of directors meeting at the 2017 conference of the Pennsylvania Economic Association.

Posted on 6/5/2017 9:52:54 AM

Douglass Research Academy Group Wins First-Place Award from Sigma Xi

Students participating in the Douglass Research Academy were first-place winners of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society award at the 2017 IUP Scholars Forum.

Posted on 4/17/2017 11:41:40 AM

Driscoll Co-Edits Upcoming Special Issue on Writing Transfer

Dana Driscoll (English Department) and Bonnie Devet (College of Charleston) are serving as guest editors for the May/June 2018 issue of the WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship.

Posted on 4/17/2017 11:08:32 AM

History Department Publishes Book on “Trans Pacific Conversations”

The IUP History Department, in collaboration with Hebei University in China, recently published “Trans Pacific Conversations: Doing History in a Global Age.”

Posted on 4/17/2017 8:29:53 AM

Savova Publishes Article on ESL Materials Authenticity

English Professor L. Savova published an article on “Levels of Authenticity: From Exercises to Games” in the SPELT quarterly journal vol. 32 issue No.1, 2017.

Posted on 4/4/2017 2:35:55 PM

Fourth Annual Seedling Project and Hunger Awareness Week, April 25–27

The Seedling Project aids 150 low-income clients of four local food pantries in Indiana County by providing them with the supplies to grow and produce their own food at home. Hunger Awareness Week raises awareness among the IUP and Indiana communities about food insecurity in the region.

Posted on 4/4/2017 11:10:30 AM

Lama Alharbi Publishes on Cyber Rhetoric and Global Literacies

Lama Alharbi, a PhD candidate in the Composition and TESOL program at IUP, published an article in the Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies, and Emerging Pedagogies.

Posted on 4/4/2017 9:44:19 AM

Ambassador to Mali to Discuss International Security Issues, April 12

His Excellency Tiena Coulibaly, the ambassador of Mali to the United States, will visit IUP on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. That evening, he will give a presentation titled “West and Central Africa at the Crossroads of Global Security Challenges.”

Posted on 3/31/2017 10:53:25 AM

Economist Vick Invited by Appalachian Regional Commission to Speak on Leadership Development

Brandon Vick of the Economics Department presented his work over the past two years with the Appalachian Teaching Project at the Development District Association of Appalachia Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. on March 19, 2017.

Posted on 3/30/2017 8:43:36 AM

Graduate Student Hull Selected for Chair’s Memorial Scholarship

Brittany Hull, a Composition and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages graduate student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from Chester, has been selected for the 2017 Chair’s Memorial Scholarship by the Conference on College Composition and Communication.

Posted on 3/29/2017 6:23:23 PM

2017 Winner of Jane Leonard Award for Women’s Leaders

Women’s and Gender Studies and the President’s Commission onthe Status of Women are pleased to announce the 2017 winner of the Jane LeonardAward for Women’s Leaders: Kay Snyder.

Posted on 3/28/2017 1:43:48 PM

Goulet Presents Paper on “Priya’s Shakti”

On March 10, 2017, Nicole Goulet presented her work, "Priya’s Shakti:  Reinvention of the Goddess and Social Activism," at the Pennsylvania College English Association, which took place this year in Indiana, Pennsylvania.

Posted on 3/27/2017 1:09:55 PM

Women’s and Gender Studies/AAUW Student Scholarship 2017 Winner

Women’s and Gender Studies, along with the American Association of University Women, is pleased to announce the winner of the AAUW/WGS Student Scholarship: Dylan Donine.

Posted on 3/27/2017 10:30:25 AM

Hibsman Presents on Comic Development at the 2017 PCEA Conference

English professor Tim Hibsman presented “Comic Development for Korean Sports Project” at the Pennsylvania College English Association Conference on March 11, 2017.

Posted on 3/22/2017 11:43:49 AM

Economics Major Awarded IUP Hockey Alumni Scholarship

Congratulations to honors-track economics major Robert Stock who was awarded the Tim Riordan Scholarship for the 2016 2017 academic year in recognition of his academic performance, leadership skills, kindness, and athletic abilities.

Posted on 3/22/2017 8:49:42 AM

Downie Presents on “Theological Anthropology and Severe Mental Illness”

On March 17, 2017, Alison Downie presented “Theological Anthropology and Severe Mental Illness” at the Mid-Atlantic Regional American Academy of Religion conference, which took place in New Jersey.

Posted on 3/21/2017 8:58:00 AM

Philosophy Colloquium: Should the First Amendment Protect Hate Speech?

John Ramsey, Philosophy Department, will give a talk titled “Should the First Amendment Protect Hate Speech?” on Friday, March 24, at 3:30 p.m. in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, room 224.

Posted on 3/21/2017 8:41:44 AM

Weinstein Presents on Digital Composing Pedagogy at Spring 2017 PCEA Conference

During the annual conference of the Pennsylvania College English Association held on March 10–11, 2017, at IUP, Assistant Professor of English Daniel Weinstein presented "Design for Digital Composing," based on his design for IUP English Department's ENGL 421 Digital Writing course.

Posted on 3/20/2017 1:42:11 PM

Craig Publishes New Short Fiction Collection

Chauna Craig’s debut short fiction collection, The Widow’s Guide to Edible Mushrooms: Stories, has been published by Press 53.

Posted on 3/20/2017 1:20:27 PM

Siegel Finer, Department of English, Presents on Preventative Mastectomy

Bryna Siegel Finer, assistant professor of English, presented "The Angelina Affect: How Preventative Mastectomy Has Been Reframed as a Cultural Phenomenon" at the Conference on College Composition and Communication.

Posted on 3/20/2017 9:09:23 AM

HawkEye Wins Keystone Awards

A statewide press association on Tuesday honored twoIndiana University of Pennsylvania journalism students for their reporting intwo categories—public service/enterprise and ongoing news coverage.

Posted on 3/9/2017 10:22:08 AM

Students Build GIS for Ligonier Township

Geography and Regional Planning students Brandon Andrews, Brooke Rountree, and Jordan Treaster are collaborating with municipal planners from Ligonier Township, Pennsylvania, in the development of a geographic information system that will enable land use and economic development analysis.

Posted on 3/6/2017 10:58:55 AM

Bachelor of Science in Regional Planning Program Receives Reaccreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Regional Planning program was recently re-accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board. The program is the only accredited undergraduate program of its kind in Pennsylvania.

Posted on 3/6/2017 10:53:30 AM

Glisan Presents on High-Leverage Teaching Practices

Eileen Glisan conducted two presentations in February 2017 at the annual Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, held in New York City. She co-presented a full-day pre-conference workshop and a one-hour session.

Posted on 3/1/2017 7:31:47 PM

Huhn Presents Research on National Foreign Language/World Readiness Standards

Christina Huhn participated in a Research Roundtable at the annual Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages held in February 2017 in New York City.

Posted on 3/1/2017 4:12:11 PM

Potts Discusses Economics of Professional Football

In an interview with WalletHub, Todd Potts discusses various aspects of the economics of professional football, such as some of the challenges facing professional football in 2017 and the composition of a good football fan.

Posted on 2/14/2017 10:17:45 AM

Earn IUP Credit for Service Learning in Navajo Nation

Students will travel to the Navajo Nation (the largest Indian reservation in the US, spanning much of northern Arizona and western New Mexico). While on location, students will learn about Navajo culture and history, as well as the social and environmental issues facing indigenous peoples.

Posted on 2/13/2017 1:41:24 PM

IUP Archaeology Field School to be Held

IUP Department ofAnthropology is pleased to announce its Historical Archaeology Field School will be held at the Revolutionary War era site of Historic Hanna’s Town from July 17 to August 18, 2017.

Posted on 2/10/2017 9:58:33 AM

#Keywords: Discussions in the Digital Humanities

The Center for Digital Humanities and Culture (DHC) welcomes you to #Keywords, an informal, brown-bag lunch series this semester on key terms and language in use in the digital humanities today. The first event, a discussion of Machinima, will be hosted on Wednesday, February 15.

Posted on 2/8/2017 1:23:29 PM

Women’s and Gender Studies Scholarships

Two $500 scholarships will be offered to female IUP students for academic year 2017–18, offered by the Indiana American Association of University Women and cosponsored by the IUP Women’s and Gender Studies Program. The application deadline is March 14, 2017.

Posted on 1/24/2017 1:38:57 PM

History Alumnus Publishes Book on St. Thomas' Episcopal Church

Samuel Richards, a History Department alumnus (2004), has just published The Middle Holds: A History of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Canonsburg, and the Community it Serves.

Posted on 1/24/2017 12:59:52 PM

Lauber Presents for Indiana County Area Society for Human Resource Management

Erick Lauber (Journalism and Public Relations), director of the Leadership Indiana County program and director of Leadership Training and Research at MARTI-CBH, spoke about his book, “Don’t Break the Rope,” an extended parable about teamwork and leadership in the modern day workplace.

Posted on 1/24/2017 10:50:42 AM

Ford and Colleagues Maritime Archaeology Article Accepted by Oxford Bibliographies in Anthropology

Ben Ford (Anthropology), Alexis Catsambis (Navy History and Heritage Command), and Jessi Halligan (Florida State University) recently completed the “Maritime Archaeology” entry for the Oxford Bibliographies in Anthropology.

Posted on 1/19/2017 9:18:01 AM

Rubenstein Publishes Introductory Philosophy Text

Philosophy: An Eye on the Whole, by Eric Rubenstein, Department of Philosophy, teaches students what philosophy is by having them engage in philosophical reflection and debate on a wide range of topics.

Posted on 12/9/2016 10:27:58 AM

Patrick Receives PGS Distinguished Teaching Award 2016

IUP Geography and Regional Planning professor Stacey Patrick was recognized at the 2016 annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Geographical Society. Patrick was the recipient of the society's Distinguished Teaching Award.

Posted on 12/2/2016 1:42:16 PM

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 Planningalumna and 2015–16 IUP Planning Student Organization president MelinaFuchs has been selected as a 2017 American Planning Association NationalPlanning 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 IUPAnthropology Department on Saturday, October 15. Archaeology Day will include demonstrations of flintknapping, GPR, and atlatl throwing; informational tables abouthistoric and prehistoric archaeology, zooarchaeology, and hominin skulls; and hand painting, artifactguessing, 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

Twomembers of the Department of Journalism and Public Relations Department attended a September 27–28symposium on investigative journalism in Titusville, home to legendary investigative reporter Ida Tarbell, in whose memory the eventwas 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 forFacing Educational and Industry Challenges” at the 22nd annualconference of the American Cultural Resources Association, which washeld 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 theUnemployment-Crime Relationship: TheCase of Pennsylvania,” co-authored by applied mathematics alumna SarahFrederick (’15), economics alumnus Zackary Nelson (’14), and professor JamesJozefowicz, 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

The Finlandia Foundation has invited Franklin-Rahkonen to be their Speaker of the Year for 2016-2018.

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 beenrecognized in the Smart Growth Collegiate Partnership category for Educationand 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

Aribbon-cutting event to open Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s new$30-million academic building, which will house seven departments in theCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences, will be held onFriday, 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 establishmentof the Irwin M. Marcus Public History Room in the new College of Humanities andSocial 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 PrintNews 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, “Identityand 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 Muslimsin 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

The new building will be located next to Stapleton Library, on the lawn that now exists between Clark and Sutton halls.

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

“CHSS Reflections” Issue for April and May 2011

In this issue, CHSS student Natalie Schaefer was named the May 2011 student commencement speaker.

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.

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.

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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