Dr. Kimberlee Josephson, associate dean of the Breen Center for Graduate Success and assistant professor of business administration, was interviewed by the LVC Admission Guys podcast (E.J. Smith and Cole Godfrey) and University Business Magazine regarding a recent op-ed she published, “Why Tuition-Free College may Devalue Degrees and Deepen Class Divides”. Dr. Josephson also wrote “5 Reasons Americans (Wrongly) See Big Business as the Villain,” which was published by the Foundation for Economic Education.
Dr. Kathleen Blouch, STEM curriculum and partnership coordinator, was selected to participate in the STEMEd Innovators Fellowship 2021. The goal is to empower STEM educators to create empathetic, anti-racist, culturally responsive classrooms through iterative innovation. The international cohort’s synchronous and asynchronous professional development is designed to build democratic STEM classrooms focused on Student Voice, Shared and Transformational Authority, and Critical STEM Literacy.
Jill Savini, the registered nurse who oversees the Shroyer Health Center, was recognized as a 2021 Health Care Hero by the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal (CPBJ). Savini was honored as a Nurse Hero with colleagues from Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and others by the CPBY who annually “recognizes excellence, promotes innovation, and honors the efforts of individuals and organizations making significant positive impacts on the quality of health care.
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Karen Beall, adjunct instructor in sculpture and ceramics, celebrated the unveiling of a new permanent art installation at Clarence Schock Memorial Park at Governor Dick. The artwork, “Forest Fable,” is composed of 20 clay tiles depicting the “natural history of tree species found within the park boundaries,” according to Beall. She worked with community members last fall to create the tiles.
President James M. MacLaren’s op-ed comparing the similarities—and opportunities—between what Tulane faced during Hurricane Katrina and what all U.S. colleges and universities encounter during and after COVID-19 was published by University Business. Visit “Hurricane Katrina taught us to be nimble and hopeful, and we need that resistance now,” to read Dr. MacLaren’s piece.
Dr. Christopher Dolan’s, professor of political science, op-ed “Biden Doctrine Should Remake Foreign Policy, Not Reinstate It,” was published in The Hill on March 20. The piece was republished in Real Clear Politics and MSN.
Dr. Daniel Pitonyak, assistant professor of physics, had his research included in the recently released Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) Yellow Report. The Science Requirements and Detector Concepts for the Electron-Ion Collider: EIC Yellow Report was published by an international community of more than 400 scientists from 151 institutions. The report details the physics case and detector requirements for the EIC, “a powerful new facility for nuclear physics research that will collide high-energy electron beams with high-energy proton and ion beams, [which] will give scientists access to the dynamic internal structure of protons, neutrons, and nuclei,” according to a Brookhaven National Lab announcement.
Dr. Courtney Lappas, professor of biology, and two colleagues published “Predictors of the intention to receive a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine” in the Journal of Public Health. The authors research showed several predictors associated with those intending to be vaccinated, including perceived vulnerability to COVID-19, political orientation, gender, and race.