Podcast: Dr. Mildred Mickle Discusses Maya Angelou

Mickle, M. R. (Ed.) (2016). Critical Insights. Maya Angelou. Ipswitch, MA: Salem Press.

  • Teaching International Logo: Dr. Zack Furness
  • Opening Jingle by jobro

Dr. Douglas Charles discusses his 2015 book, “Hoover’s War on Gays”

Charles, D. M. (2015). Hoover’s War on Gays. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas.

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Documenting Pittsburgh’s East End in Flux – Feb 26

Please join us for this event on Feb 26 featuring local artist, Aaron Regalwho will be discussing the economic development and gentrification of Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood (click the image for he flyer). Mr. Regal put together a reading list related to his talk, which is pasted below.

Easy Liberty Gentrification Reading List

Teaching West Africa 2017-2018

This year’s focus for Teaching International is on West Africa. More than 20 faculty and staff members are cooperating to explore and reflect on various aspects of the history, culture, and economic, social, and political reality of this region. Course lectures, student research projects, public debates, service learning activities, theater productions, films and guest lecturers will help us learn about this area of the world.

An addition to the program starting in 2008 was a theme to accompany the regional focus. The theme for the 2017-2018 academic year is migration.

Countries included in West Africa are usually the following:

  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cape Verde
  • Ivory Coast
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Liberia
  • Mail
  • Mauritania
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Togo

The map below shows all of Africa, with the western region outlined in blue.

Map of Africa from World Factbook

Map of Africa (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook//graphics/ref_maps/political/jpg/africa.jpg)

Spring 2017 Conference winners

Penn State Greater Allegheny students highlighted their research projects at the campus Student Research & Creativity Conference on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Projects representing many disciplines were displayed. Some of the projects displayed related to Teaching International’s 2016-2017 focus on the Mediterranean and climate change, while others highlighted sustainability. Many honors student presentations were the results of their independent research.

Best submission winners were determined by votes from the campus community.

The winning entries are listed below.

Mediterranean

FIRST PLACE

Connor Paoletti. The Crisis of Syria; PLSC 22 Montecinos

SECOND PLACE

Marissa Lewis. Treatment history for schizophrenia in Italy – 1922-present; PSYCH 470 Pandit

Climate change

FIRST PLACE

Maureen Giran. How Climate Change Affects Children in Different Parts of the Mediterranean; PLSC 22 Montecinos

SECOND PLACE

Ailaura Donahoe. The Effect of CFCs on the Ozone Layer; Chem 212 Nagel

Honors

FIRST PLACE

Brianna Lundy. Who Remembers More? Gender Differences in Short-Term Memory; PSYCH 100 Signorella

SECOND PLACE

Emily Taylor. Polaroid and the Impossible Project; Photo 100 Hepner

Honorable mention

Lacey Strotman. Our Divided Brain; PSYCH 100 Mazur
Shenglong Zhang. Mathematica and 3D Printing; Math 296H Lin
Natalie Knapton. Bullying in Elementary Education; EDTHP 115A Mitchell
Gabriela Selmi. Richard Avedon Research Project; Photo 100 Hepner

Sustainability

FIRST PLACE

Ashley Brandon. Savonius Wind Turbine Efficiency; ME 300 Lipsky

SECOND PLACE

Abandon Shuman. When the Dead Have Their Say; ENGL 496 Mickle

Spring 2017 Student Research & Creativity Conference

Greater Allegheny students displayed their semester’s work on April 18, 2017.

Some of the projects were done as part of honors work, and many also related to the 2016-2017 Teaching International focus on the Mediterranean and the theme of climate change.

All participants and their projects are listed below. Winners will be announced in several categories, based on votes by those attending.

Spring 2017 Conference Entries
STUDENT NAME TITLE CLASS FACULTY
Kendall Moore A Walk in My Shoes: The Genealogy and Ancestry of Dally Moore AFAM 110 Mitchell
Marin Marina GM Crop Safety and Research BBH 310 Tucker
Jake Eichenlaub Mining Waste in Water Systems Chem Nagel
Tina Pan Science Friday: Pregnant Seahorses Chem 110 Kahl
Nikki Carter, Justin Welch, Adam Smith Science Friday Podcast Chem 110 Kahl
Wenchu Zhang Water Quality Chem 110 Kahl
Ailaura Donahoe The Effect of CFCs on the Ozone Layer Chem 212 Nagel
Michael Boyle Shedding Light on the Greenhouse Effect Chem 212 Nagel
Brandy Savani Unintended Consequences of Biofuel Chem 212 Nagel
Joseph Pstir Hydrogen Fuel Cells: Powering Cars more Efficiently Chem 212 Nagel
Brandy Savani Student Reasoning about Potential Energy Chem 294 Nagel
Ashley Brandon Comparative Analysis of SpaceX Rockets EDSGN 100 Kahl
Natalie Knapton Bullying in Elementary Education EDTHP 115A Mitchell
Abandon Shuman When the Navigation Isn’t “Queer” ENGL 201 Higgins
Abandon Shuman When the Dead Have Their Say ENGL 496 Mickle
Sam Cabot Golden Gate Bridge Cable Math 141 Lin
Shenglong Zhang Mathematica and 3D Printing Math 296H Lin
Ashley Brandon Savonius Wind Turbine Efficiency ME 300 Lipsky
Emily Taylor Polaroid and the Impossible Project Photo 100 Hepner
Gabriela Selmi Richard Avedon Research Project Photo 100 Hepner
Maureen Giran How Climate Change Affects Children in Different Parts of the Mediterranean PLSC 22 Montecinos
Connor Paoletti The Crisis of Syria PLSC 22 Montecinos
Sam Cabot Desertification in Tunisia PLSC 22 Montecinos
Brianna Lundy Who Remembers More? Gender Differences in Short-Term Memory PSYCH 100 Signorella
Lacey Strotman Our Divided Brain PSYCH 100 Mazur
J. Hunter Hawke Conformity & Compliance PSYCH 100 Signorella
David Lengel The Attack on Memory PSYCH 100 Signorella
Allison Pruitt Obsessive Compulsive Disorder PSYCH 100 Signorella
Tyler Yurcisin IS Hypnosis the Future? PSYCH 100 Signorella
Daneen Vecchio Cognitive Development in Autism PSYCH 256 Pandit
Eric Arbogast, Alexander Beasley, Jumanne Butler-McDaniel, Michael Iannace, Brittany Lesko, Angela Mayhue, Jerry Pastories, Trystanne Rawlings, Frank Satira, Marissa Torbert Climate Change and the Refugee Crisis: Knowledge, Attitudes, & Behavior PSYCH 301W Signorella
Marissa Lewis Treatment history for schizophrenia in Italy – 1922-present PSYCH 470 Pandit
Ashley Bevan, Emilie Betters Sexism and Gender Stereotyping in Modern Relationships PSYCH 494 Signorella
HaoTian Qi Women’s Rights and Climate Change A Comparison… SOC 110 Montecinos
Zach Pollack The Efficacy of Clinical Hypnosis: A Literature Review ENGL 202A Higgins

 

Fall 2016 conference winners

Penn State Greater Allegheny students highlighted their research projects at the campus Student Research Conference on Thursday, November 17, 2016.

Projects representing many disciplines were shown. Some of the projects displayed related to Teaching International’s 2016-2017 focus on the Mediterranean and climate change, while others highlighted sustainability. Many honors student presentations were the results of their independent research.

Best submission winners were determined by votes from the campus community.

The winning entries are listed below.

Mediterranean

First place

Rachael Brady, Chelsea Metro, Melissa Loftus, Jimmy Patterson. PCMB Premium – Beer of Paradise; IB 303 Cerasaro

Second place

Krystal Cella, Sydney Fritchman. Energy Resources; EGEE 102 Lipsky

Climate change

FIRST PLACE

Mikayla Diak. The Correlation between Climate Change and Gender Inequality in Tunisia; SOC 110 Montecinos

SECOND PLACE

Brian Alvino. How Livestock Contributes to Climate Change; CHEM 210 Nagel

Honors

FIRST PLACE

Jake Eichenlaub. The Generation of Electricity; PHYS 212 Chandra

SECOND PLACE

Natalie Knapton. History and Statistics of Heroin Use; ENGL 15 Jaap

Sustainability

FIRST PLACE

Lisa Jones, Kimberly Cowden. Wheel Gleam Micro Brush; IB 303 Cerasaro

SECOND PLACE

Sara Copeland, Angela Mayhue. The Difference that Energy Can Make; EGEE 102 Lipsky

Fall 2016 Student Research & Creativity Conference

Greater Allegheny students displayed their semester’s work on November 17, 2016.

Some of the projects were done as part of honors work, and many also related to the 2016-2017 Teaching International focus on the Mediterranean and the theme of climate change.

All participants and their projects are listed below. Winners will be announced in several categories, based on votes by those attending.

Fall 2016 Conference Entries
STUDENT(S) TITLE CLASS FACULTY
Rachael Brady, Chelsea Metro, Melissa Loftus, Jimmy Patterson PCMB Premium – Beer of Paradise IB 303 Cerasaro
Jake Eichenlaub The Generation of Electricity PHYS 212 Chandra
Lisa Jones, Kimberly Cowden Wheel Gleam Micro Brush IB 303 Cerasaro
Mikayla Diak The Correlation between Climate Change and Gender Inequality in Tunisia SOC 110 Montecinos
Brian Alvino How Livestock Contributes to Climate Change CHEM 210 Nagel
Natalie Knapton History and Statistics of Heroin Use ENGL 15 Jaap
Julie Frances Martin Jazz in African American Culture ENGL 15 Jaap
Gabriela Selmi Global Warming and its Effects on the Amazon Forest CAS100 Vicaro
Ashley Brandon Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion MATH 230H Lin
Krystal Cella, Sydney Fritchman Energy Resources EGEE 102 Lipsky
Chloe Fine Swedish Immigration to America ENGL 15 Jaap
Brianna Lundy Blues Does Not Always Mean Sad ENGL 15 Jaap
Zach Pollack Can Video Games Treat Depression? PSYCH 434 Signorella
Keitha-Clemon Duhaney Nittany Lion News ENGL 15 Jaap
Jessica Manfredi The Legend of Medusa and the Gorgons COMM 270 Hepner
Sara Copeland Gender Portrayal in Overwatch PSYCH 434 Signorella
Loren Baseler The Unattainable American Dream ENGL 15 Jaap
Tawnya Pirch The Origin of Aphrodite: Goddess of Love COMM 270 Hepner
Zach Pollack The Influence of Genetics on Anxiety and Depression BISC 2 Mitchell
David Lengel How the Gold Rush Changed California ENGL 15 Jaap
Shenglong Zhang The Speedo LZR Racer MATH 230H Lin
Nikki Carter Poverty Around the World ENGL 15 Jaap
Connor Paoletti Syrian Refugee Crisis SOC 110 Montecinos
Sara Copeland, Angela Mayhue The Difference that Energy Can Make EGEE 102 Lipsky
Katlyin McCall Hardship of Syrian Women Climate Migrants SOC 110 Montecinos
Ryan Brown, Ryan Detman Energy and the Environment EGEE 102 Lipsky
Conner Paoletti, Matt Smith The Real Cost of Energy EGEE 102 Lipsky
Alex Riley The Legend of Heru-Hehutete and the Winged Disk COMM 270 Hepner
Marissa Lewis Israeli war and climate change: the women’s perspective SOC 110 Montecinos
Daneen Vecchio ABA Concepts and Technologies: Focusing on Autism and Stress Points within the Family HDFS 431 Pandit
Cody Dishong Applying Physics to Robots PHYS 211 Lindsey
Ashley Bevan, Paige Hako, Elizabeth Legnine, Justin Nix, Marino Swanson, Tracey Thomas Climate Change: Attitudes and Behaviors PSYCH 301W Signorella
Justin Welch Eurpoean Immigration: Then vs Now ENGL 15 Jaap
Haotian Qi Greece’s Refugee and Debt Crisis PLSC 022 Montecinos
Jelani Griffith Overwatch Competitive Mode PSYCH 434 Signorella
Aaron Aweke, Fred Cole, Kayla Zeigler Overview of Mediterranean Energy Use EGEE 102 Lipsky
Zach Ostrander Utopia not Oceania ENGL 15 Higgins
Jeffrey Hunter Hawke Ethnic Jazz ENGL 15 Jaap
Marin Marina Cardiovascular Disease and Women BBH 315 Morrison
Andrew Cummins The Homestead Act ENGL 15 Jaap
Sam Cabot Changes to the Great Plains Ecosystem and Native Americans ENGL 15 Jaap
Funjia Fan Chinese Immigration ENGL 15 Jaap
Trystanne Rawlings Climate Change and Women’s Migration from Algeria SOC 110 Montecinos
Cody Nava The Melting Pot of the West ENGL 15 Jaap
Sarah Karabinos Business Advantages of Climate Change EGEE 1001 Kahl
Lacey Strotman LEED Benefits EDSG100 Kahl
Allison Pruitt Women of the 1870s: The Struggle for a Voice ENGL 15 Jaap
Tyler Yurcisin Net Zero Tiny House EDSGN 100 Kahl
Michael Boyle Cars and Climate Change CHEM 210 Nagel
Simone Harrison Wild Child PSYCH 434 Signorella
Victoria Turowski Female Character Enhancement of Video Game Sales PSYCH 434 Signorella
Sean Cooley Desertification in Algeria PLSC 022 Montecinos
Omar Salaheldin Ibrahim Cultural Diversity and the Homestead Act ENGL 15 Jaap

Margaret L. Signorella

Spring 2016 Research & Creativity Conference

Greater Allegheny students displayed their semester’s work on April 14, 2016.

Entries included posters and videos. Some of the projects were done as part of honors work, and many also related to the 2015-2016 Teaching International focus on Global Pittsburgh and the theme of literacies.

Click the picture below to view the photo album from the conference.

Student Research & Creativity Conference Spring 2016

All participants and their projects are listed below. Winners were announced in several categories, based on votes by those attending.

STUDENT(S) TITLE CLASS INSTRUCTOR
Kendall Moore Dr. King and Malcolm X: A Comparison of their Philosophies to the Black Lives Matter Movement AF Am 147 Anthony Mitchell
Cody Dishong The Magical Leaf’ and ‘Devil Weed’: Changes in Socially-Accepted Drugs in the US BBH 143 McLean
Jessica Boros Amphibian Declines BIO 220H Peles
Gabriela Selmi Stem Cells BISC 004 Amelia Mitchell
Daneen Vecchio Lung Cancer in Our Region BMB 001H Peles
Emily Taylor The Biology of Breast Cancer BMB 001H Peles
Marissa Lewis Lyme Desease Crawling intoYour City: Greater Pittsburgh Edition BMB 001H Peles
Zach Pollack Lung Disease in Pittsburgh BMB 001H Peles
Cassandra Alberts Speaking on the Chemistry of Bioluminescence CAS 100A Vicaro
Jake Eichenlaub Nuclear vs Solar Power CAS 100A Vicaro
Brian Alvino The Chemistry of Acid/Base Homeostasis Chem 212H Nagel
Nicole George The Myth of a “Chemical-Free” Life Chem 212H Nagel
Brianna Hardy The “Dirty” on FD&C Red 40 Chem 294 Nagel
Alex Riley Naya Shahar – VIDEO Comm 242 Hepner
Brandon Lokey Guilty Until Proven Innocent – VIDEO Comm 242 Hepner
John Ciorra, Scott Valko A Sheet of Paper – VIDEO Comm 242 Hepner
Kenya Thomas The College Experience Comm 242 Hepner
Kenya Thomas The College Experience – VIDEO Comm 242 Hepner
Tawnya Pirch Man’s Best Friend – VIDEO Comm 242 Hepner
Jasmine Holtz Only the Strong Survive – VIDEO Comm 270 Hepner
Shenglong Zhang The effect of Prednisone on patients Math 141H Lin
Melissa Loftus Heinz MKTG 301 Bae
Ashley Brandon Conflict of the Currents Physics 212 Lindsey
Marin Marina Video Games and Incidence of Violence Psych 221H Signorella
MaryLuz Rivera, Brandon Davis, Simone Harrison, Mark Hollis, Evan James, Jennifer Keefer, Marissa Lewis, Jacob Markosky, Kendall Moore, Zachary Pollack, Clayton Rump, Emily Siemen, Joshua Tompkins, Victoria Turowski, Amber Williams, Kayla Zeigler What do Penn State students think about trending topics? Psych 301W Signorella
Veronica Goetz Nutrition Cognition Psych 301W Signorella
Jessica Trent Race and Politics Psych 494 Signorella
Katelyn Joynt What makes a “good” or a “bad” neighborhood? Applying Broken Windows Theory in Pittsburgh SOC 001 McLean

Margaret L. Signorella

Bhangra Dance Workshop – Nandini Mandal

Monday, March 21, 2016Nandini Mandal
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Ostermayer Room, Student Community Center

Nandini Mandal is the founder and artistic director of Nandanik Dance Academy and Troupe. Over the last 16 years she has choreographed over 10 dance dramas and participated in several festivals along with her troupe in various U.S. locations.Nandini gives regular lectures and demonstrations on Indian art and culture in schools, museums and libraries in western PA.