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Vice Provost for Global Programs Adewumi to leave Penn State

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.

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Institutes of Energy and the Environment to hold food-energy-water workshop

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 Faculty
Sankey first online educator named Faculty Academy Fellow

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. 

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Carbon dioxide-to-methanol process improved by catalyst

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 Karypn Faculty
Karpyn selected Administrative Fellow for 2018-19

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.

Couple pulls from experiences to advance ties in Colombia with Fulbright awards

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.

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Petroleum and natural gas student among elite leaders at global conference

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. 

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15 named distinguished faculty at Penn State

Penn State's Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs has named 15 distinguished faculty.

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Secretary of energy spotlights Penn State-industry rare-earth-elements project

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).