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Bridges: Research into Practice - November 2009

Bridges Alumni Newsletter, May 2009

November 2009 Issue


Study Shows Inverse Relationship Between Alcohol Abuse and Academic Performance of College Students

Jeff Hayes and colleagues in the Center for the Study of Collegiate Mental Health recently released a report of issues identified by college students who seek counseling.

Adult and Family Literacy Programs Provide More Than Schooling, According to Researchers

A study headed by Esther Prins indicates that literacy programs provide low-income women a space to interact with empathetic and supportive peers and teachers.

Kindergarten Students Can Collaborate and Think Like Scientists, Research Shows

Deborah Smith headed a study that shows how teachers can create opportunities for children to take up scientific discourses and practices in their classroom work.

LeTendre: National Coordination Would Help Improve American Teacher Quality

Poor children in America’s schools are more likely than poor students in other nations to receive instruction from teachers who are working outside their subject area, according to Gerry LeTendre.

College News

Tippeconnic Named Batschelet Chaired Professor of Educational Administration

The Batschelet Chair is one of five faculty endowments in the College of Education.

American Indian Leadership Program Celebrates 40th Anniversary

A number of events are taking place throughout the year to recognize the achievements of the program, its faculty, current students, and alumni.

2009–2010 Humphrey Fellows Welcomed at Penn State

The Humphrey Program brings accomplished mid-career professionals from around the world to pursue public service, advanced study, professional training, and work-related experiences.

College Announces Additional Funding for Graduate Students

The Dean’s Graduate Assistantships for Engaged Scholarship and Research in Education will support highly qualified doctoral students in any of the College’s full complement of graduate programs.

Alumni News

University President Named Alumni Fellow

Andrea Lee, IHM, ’75 M.Ed., ’80 Ph.D., president of St. Catherine University, was honored as an Alumni Fellow by the Penn State Alumni Association.

Alumna Patricia Best Named 2009 Renaissance Fund Honoree

The award honors an individual or couple who, through a lifetime of service, has contributed greatly to the Penn State and State College communities.

AILP Alumni Spotlight: Bruce Ramirez

AILP alumnus Bruce Ramirez is featured for his contributions and achievements concerning special education.

Alumni Notes

Alumni, learn about what your Penn State classmates are up to, and let them know what you are doing now.

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