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Penn State announces fixed-term faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2018

The following is a list of fixed-term faculty promotions at Penn State, effective July 1.
Abington scholarship grants

Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation

Lindsey Bohra, Associate Director of the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation; Chancellor Damian J. Fernandez, Penn State Abington; and Gianna Durso-Finley, Executive Director, Newcombe Foundation.

Faculty edit, contribute to book on tourism, health and protected lands

Penn State faculty members edited and contributed to the newly published book, “Tourism, Health, Wellbeing and Protected Areas,” which focuses on global evidence that shows parks and other protected areas contribute to a healthy society and therefore increases the importance of cultural and nature-based tourism.
Abington boat sculptures

Ship ahoy! Abington students sail sculptures inspired by iconic films

A group of first-year art majors at Penn State Abington literally sailed into summer. Enrolled in a foundational sculpture course, the students constructed 6-foot replicas of iconic ships and submarines, which they launched on the campus duck pond for their final exam.

Student entrepreneurs compete for $30,000 in funding on 'The Investment'

Sherveen Karbasiafshar is a biology student at Penn State. He, along with five other undergraduates, created HemoGO — a smartphone application designed to assist people who want to check their complete blood count on the go. HemoGO is one of six Penn State student startups working with the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program to compete for a pool of $30,000 in the annual Inc.U competition show “The Investment,” airing at 8 p.m. May 24 on WPSU.


Steve Flanagan, Sherveen Karbasiafshar, James Frazier and Mathew Chen created HemoGo. HemoGo is one of six Penn State student teams competing for $30,000 in funding on "The Investment" airing at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2018, on WPSU.

Abington sculpture boats

Red October

Penn State Abington art students create a replica of the Red October submarine from the film "The Hunt for Red October."

Abington sculpture

Poseidon with Nautilus

Art students at Penn State Abington launch their replica of the Poseidon while the Nautilus floats just behind it.

Abington sculpture

The Poseidon

Students in a sculpture class for first-year art major created a six-foot long replica of the cruise ship Poseidon from the 1970s film "The Poseidon Adventure" using cardboard, hot glue, and duct tape.

Abington scultpure Nautilus

The Nautilus

H. John Thompson, assistant teaching professor of art, launches the Nautilus from the film "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea."