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Penn State Vice Provost for Global Programs Michael Adewumi will leave the University to join the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad) as its next executive vice president for Academic Affairs, effective Jan. 2, 2019.
The Institutes of Energy and the Environment has announced a food-energy-water (FEW) workshop. The purpose of the event is to build a community of practice around the Food-Energy-Water Nexus, where the sectors of food, energy and water connect.
Haley Sankey, an assistant teaching professor at the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute, recently became the first World Campus faculty member selected as a fellow in the Faculty Academy for Engaged Scholarship.
Dramatic improvements have been made to the process of converting carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, to methanol, a fuel and building block for a wide range of everyday materials, according to Penn State researchers.
Zuleima Karpyn, professor and chair, Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering was elected an administrative fellow for 2018-19. Her mentor will be Nick Jones, executive vice president and provost.
For both Zuleima Karpyn and Luis Ayala, leaving their home country of Venezuela for a Penn State education seemed like a daunting task. After all, they never could have imagined that it would lead to advancing their education, developing their careers as faculty members or meeting each other, resulting in a marriage that's produced three children.
Andrew Vislosky, a senior majoring in petroleum and natural gas engineering, was one of eight students worldwide granted an all-expenses-paid trip to the Oil & Money Conference recently held in London.
Penn State's Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs has named 15 distinguished faculty.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry highlighted the national importance of a new Penn State–industry collaboration during a recent visit to a Jeddo Coal Company mine in Ebervale, Pennsylvania. Along with Rep. Lou Barletta, of Pennsylvania's 11th district, Perry spoke at a press conference about the collaboration, which aims to extract rare resources from coal. The project is funded by the Department of Energy through the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).