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New Monument Honors Mary Behrend

Mary Behrend once gave her oldest grandson a piece of advice about speaking in public:  “Keep it short,” she said.

College Opens New Major in Digital Media, Arts and Technology

The doodles on Google’s home page – animated tributes to Ronald Dahl, Les Paul and Ida Bell Wells, among others – show the value the tech company’s leaders see in the arts and humanities. Google’s HR department sees it as well: In 2010, then-Vice President Marissa Mayer said 80 percent of that year’s hires would have a liberal arts background.

Slow Growth of Erie's Economy Not Cause for Alarm, Professor Says

The Erie region’s economy appears to have hit a plateau, said Ken Louie, director of the Economic Research Institute of Erie and an associate professor of economics at Penn State Behrend’s Black School of Business. Though six of the eight economic indicators he tracks with the Erie Leading Index showed growth in the second quarter of 2015, the index itself rose by just 0.05 percent.

Professor's Book Traces History of Confederate 'Rebel Yell'

Craig Warren first heard the Rebel yell at Kings Dominion, an amusement park in Virginia. He was sitting near the back of a wood-track roller coaster, gripping the lap bar as the cars clattered into a tunnel, where everyone screamed.

Engineering Programs Earn Reaccreditation

Four engineering programs at Penn State Behrend have been reaccredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the recognized accreditor of university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. The college’s engineering technology programs also hold accreditation by ABET.

ABET accreditation is a voluntary peer-review process that evaluates program curricula, faculty expertise, facilities, institutional support and other factors.

Students to Represent Penn State Behrend at CFA Investment Challenge

Five students will represent Penn State Behrend’s Black School of Business at the 2016 Chartered Financial Analyst Institute Research Challenge. They will produce a detailed financial report and valuation of Dick’s Sporting Goods, the nation’s largest sports apparel, footwear and equipment retailer, and present their findings to a panel of high-profile financial analysts.

September 27: 'Super Moon' Eclipse Viewing

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Every autumn, the full moon takes on an orange color due to its closeness to the horizon. But this year’s “Harvest Moon” will be even more special.

During the late evening hours on Sunday, Sept. 27, the moon will pass through the center of the Earth’s shadow, yielding a rare total lunar eclipse. This will be the last opportunity to see a total eclipse of a super moon until 2033.

TaaSera Labs Partnership Puts Students at Front of Computer Security Initiative

Corporate computer security tends to be reactive: When threats are detected, system managers work to limit the damage by strengthening firewalls and patching vulnerable sections of code. It’s hacker Whac-A-Mole.

October 9: Advanced Manufacturing Forum

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The Advanced Manufacturing Forum will be held Friday, Oct. 9, at Penn State Behrend.For years, OEM has stood for original equipment manufacturer, but Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is prepared to redefine the age-old term.

Students Move in, Bringing Energy, Dreams ... and Guitars

With the bed made and the clothes folded away – thanks, Mom – the Class of 2019 turned to posters and trophies and throw rugs and Keurigs and bubblegum-colored rubber rain boots, all of which said: This is who I am.