The paper she began in May, during a residency in South Africa, first took shape a year earlier, in the Hammermill Building, where Papiya Bhattacharjee hosted three days of discussion about ordered algebraic structures.
Bhattacharjee, an assistant professor of mathematics at Penn State Behrend, is an expert in point-free topology. That’s the study of the properties that allow geometric figures to bend or stretch without breaking. It’s how computers are programmed to make decisions.
A $500,000 gift commitment from the Samuel P. Black Family Fund of the Erie Community Foundation will support film studies at Penn State Behrend by providing access to high-end cameras, lighting kits and editing software, among other equipment.
East of the River will bring its haunting and virtuosic melodies from the traditional repertoires of the Balkans, Armenia, and the Middle East, as well as classical repertory from medieval Europe, to Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, on Monday, October 6.
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will host a free Admissions Open House for prospective students on Saturday, Oct. 18.
The Open House begins at 10 a.m. High school students and their families can meet with faculty from the Black School of Business, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Science and School of Engineering to learn about Penn State Behrend’s more than 40 undergraduate degrees and 25 certificate programs.
New rankings by U.S. News & World Report place the School of Engineering at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, among the top 50 undergraduate programs in the nation. The college appears at No. 47 on the list, which was released today.
Other Penn State Behrend programs were not eligible to appear in the rankings. U.S. News evaluates colleges and universities based in part on their academic accreditations; within the Penn State system, most programs are accredited university-wide, with no distinction among campuses.
Penn State Behrend MBA alumnus Edward L. Auslander, the president and CEO of LORD Corp., has been named the college’s 2014 Alumni Fellow.
Alumni Fellow is a permanent and lifelong designation awarded by the Penn State Alumni Association to recognize Penn State graduates who are leaders in their professions. Auslander met with students in Behrend’s School of Engineering and Sam and Irene School of Business on Sept. 8 and will be honored by the University at a dinner gala in October.