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Professor Burt Monroe joins the Democracy Works podcast

Professor Burt Monroe joins the Democracy Works podcast

Burt Monroe, Liberal Arts Professor of Political Science, Social Data Analytics, and Informatics and Director of the Center for Social Data Analytics, joins the Democracy Works podcast this week to discuss how ranked-choice voting works and how it might lead to a healthier democracy. Listen: http://democracyworkspodcast.com/rcv

Professor Cyanne Loyle and graduate student have an article published in Conflict Management and Peace Science

Professor Cyanne Loyle and graduate student have an article published in Conflict Management and Peace Science

Associate Professor of Political Science, Cyanne Loyle and graduate student, Samuel Bestvater had their article “#rebel: Rebel communication strategies in the age of social media” published in Conflict Management and Peace Science this month. The article is about the ways that rebel groups communicate with each other and global audiences during armed conflict.

See article: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0738894219881430

 

Paterno Fellow, Noelia Ortiz- Landazabal helps to empower girls abroad through “Days for Girls” program

Paterno Fellow, Noelia Ortiz- Landazabal helps to empower girls abroad through “Days for Girls” program

Noelia Ortiz-Landazabal, a Paterno Fellow majoring in political science and African studies with a minor in women’s studies got involved with Days for Girls after going abroad. It’s an international organization with a local Penn State branch that empowers women and girls worldwide through sustainable menstrual care and health education. Ortiz-Landazabal serves as the president of the Penn State branch. Their main focus has been sewing reusable menstrual pads. With access to these pads, more girls are able to go to school and stay in school.

Ortiz-Landazabal also is a director of the Schreyer Honors College program, Schreyer for Women, a program launched her freshman year. The program works to prepare high school girls for the College experience and encourages participation in typically male-dominated fields.

See full story: https://news.psu.edu/story/594448/2019/10/23/academics/paterno-fellow-makes-international-impact-through-days-girls?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=595036_HTML&utm_content=10-28-2019-07-21&utm_campaign=liberal%20arts%20headlines%20issue

Professor Susan Welch establishes new graduate student award

Professor Susan Welch establishes new graduate student award

Susan Welch, professor of political science, and former dean of the Penn State College of the Liberal Arts, has established a new award for professional master’s degree students.  The Ronald L. Filippelli and Avis L. Kunz Award for Professional Masters Students in the College of the Liberal Arts will recognize outstanding students in one of the college’s practice-focused, terminal degree programs.  Welch has also made pledges to bolster graduate student endowments she previously established. 

For full story see: https://news.psu.edu/story/592892/2019/10/14/administration/new-gifts-former-dean-creates-new-award-supports-graduate?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=592973_HTML&utm_content=10-14-2019-22-49&utm_campaign=Penn%20State%20Today

Collaborative work by Professors Berkman and Plutzer is featured in The Atlantic

Collaborative work by Professors Berkman and Plutzer is featured in The Atlantic

A recent article in The Atlantic about how few students learn about evolution in their high school biology classes featured Berkman and Plutzer’s research on the teaching of evolution in public schools.  https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2019/09/schools-still-dont-teach-evolution/598312/