Faculty Expertise

The Change Makers

Established in response to the darkest chapter in university history, Penn State’s Child Maltreatment Solutions Network has become a national leader in research designed to influence public policy that better protects vulnerable children from abuse.
Savita Iyer

Feet on the Ground, Eyes on the Stars

It was supposed to be a who’s who gathering of star-gazing researchers, but like so much else last summer, the first Penn State Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence symposium scheduled last July at University Park was postponed due to the pandemic.
Amanda Loudin

Many Shades of Freedom

In a new book timed with the centennial of the 19th Amendment, historian Cathleen Cahill highlights the overlooked women of color who battled a “double burden” in their fight for the vote.
Ryan Jones '95 Com

Practical Advice: Pam Hubbard

If you’re an active gardener, go for plants that need regular care, like a windowsill herb garden. Otherwise, easy-to-grow, stress-reducing plants such as Chinese evergreen and dracaena corn plant will do.

Top Marks

The U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 Best Online Programs rankings placed Penn State World Campus in the top 10 of five graduate degree disciplines and the bachelor’s degree category—the most of any institution.