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Center for the Study of Sports in Society

Center for the Study of Sports in Society awards faculty grants

A group of Penn State faculty members have been awarded research and seed grants by the University's Center for the Study of Sports in Society, which is a multidisciplinary center that supports research, teaching, public programs, and service related to the study of sport and its cultural, economic, and social impacts.
Todd Davis

Poem by Todd Davis featured "The Missouri Review"

Davis's poem "Taxidermy: Cathartes aura" was selected as the publications Poem of the Week.
Black Kites at a fire, Borroloola, Northern Territory, Australia, 2014.

Birds of Fire

Mark Bonta researches "firehawks:" Australian birds that may spread fires intentionally in order to make food collection easier.
AIP graphic

Penn State Altoona students, professors collaborate on physics research

An article co-authored by three Penn State Altoona students and two professors was recently published by the American Institute of Physics in the Journal of Applied Physics.
(Re)Imagining Elementary Social Studies book cover

Sarah Shear co-edits new elementary social studies book

The book is a collection of approaches aimed specifically at teaching controversial issues in elementary social studies.
Lara LaDage and Jennilyn Vallejera

Active learning research manuscript by faculty and students published

The group's manuscript was accepted for publication in the "Advances in Physiology Education" journal.
Radio microphone and Distant Voices Near book cover

Connecting Over the Airwaves

For Shaheed Nick Mohammed, doing research for his latest book was “like diving into an old movie.”
Patricia Jabbeh Wesley Headshot

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley's latest book reviewed by "World Literature Today"

Jabbeh Wesley's "When the Wanderers Come Home" was reviewed by poet and literary scholar Matthew Shenoda
New Zealand Mud Snails gathered around a dime

Ed Levri works to track progress of invasive snails

Ed Levri is part of a small research group that received a grant to track the progress of New Zealand mud snails in PA and NY.

Hirt, Murphy earn gold prize in Book of the Year Awards

Jen Hirt, assistant professor of creative writing and composition in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities, received a gold prize in the anthology category of the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards competition.