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Genevievre Miller wins Stand Up award

Genevievre Miller wins Stand Up award

Congratulations to Genevievre Miller who won Rock Ethics Institute's Stand Up award. Penn State’s Rock Ethics Institute (REI) has presented its Stand Up Awards to four undergraduate students in recognition of their ethical leadership. The REI created the Stand Up Awards in 2008 to honor Penn State Students who demonstrate the courage to stand behind a cause, idea or belief as they exhibit ethical leadership on campus and in the community. See full story

Political Science Alumnus Larry Seamans helps the homeless in Boston

Political Science Alumnus Larry Seamans helps the homeless in Boston

Seamans is the chief executive officer of FamilyAid Boston, one of the first homeless aid organizations in the country. Where he refocuses the agency’s priorities to make sure children are also receiving educational support and more in addition to the normal services provided by the shelter. See full story:  https://news.psu.edu/story/625917/2020/07/16/political-science-alumnus-helps-care-boston-homeless-%E2%80%94-now-more-ever

Cyanne Loyle, Associate Professor of Political Science, Offers a Prescription for Ending Systemic Racism in the U.S.

Cyanne Loyle, Associate Professor of Political Science, Offers a Prescription for Ending Systemic Racism in the U.S.
Professor Cyanne Loyle's research on transitional justice processes informs her argument for more nation-wide solutions to racial injustice in the US.  Read more about her ideas in The Conversation --

 

Professor Candis Watts Smith Featured in a Democracy Works Podcast

Professor Candis Watts Smith Featured in a Democracy Works Podcast

Candis Watts Smith, associate professor of political science and African American studies, recently joined the Democracy Works podcast to discuss her book “Stay Woke: A People’s Guide to Making All Black Lives Matter,” co-authored with Tehama Lopez Bunyasi, assistant professor of conflict analysis and resolution at George Mason University.

Listen to the podcast here

Read a Penn State News story about the podcast here

Democracy Works Podcast Receives Circle of Excellence Award

Democracy Works Podcast Receives Circle of Excellence Award

Democracy Works, the podcast produced by the McCourtney Institute of Democracy, received a Circle Of Excellence Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Here’s what the judges had to say about the podcast: Excellent, engaging, insightful, balanced, and honest discussion of the realities of what it means to live in a democracy. You can read more here: https://www.case.org/awards/circle-excellence/2020/democracy-works-podcast

 

Congratulations to the McCourtney team -- Jenna Spinelle (communications specialist), Michael Berkman (director), and Chris Beem (managing director) -- on this well-deserved award!