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Stephen Benkovic Receives Hirschmann Award
15 January 2010  
Mark Maroncelli Receives Humboldt Research Award
15 January 2010  
Scott Showalter Receives NSF CAREER Award
15 January 2010  
Scott Phillips Receives DARPA Young Faculty Award
15 January 2010  
Events to Celebrate Statistician C.R. Rao's 90th Birthday
15 January 2010  
Lasse Jensen Receives NSF CAREER Award
22 January 2010  
Niel Brandt Named Distinguished Professor
27 January 2010Niel Brandt, professor of astronomy and astrophysics, has been named Distinguished Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Penn State. He was honored with the title in recognition of his exceptional record of teaching, research, and service to the University community.
Harry Allcock Receives Polymer Education Award
28 January 2010Harry Allcock, Penn State Evan Pugh Professor of Chemistry, is the recipient of the 2010 Paul J. Flory Polymer Education Award from the American Chemical Society. The Flory award — which commemorates the achievements of the late Paul Flory, a Nobel Prize recipient who was a chemist at Stanford University — was created to recognize, encourage, and stimulate outstanding achievements by an individual in promoting undergraduate or graduate polymer education.
Reka Albert Named a Fellow of the American Physical Society
16 February 2010Reka Albert, professor of physics at Penn State University, has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Albert's election to the society is based on her "pioneering work in understanding the organization and dynamics of biological networks."
Tyce DeYoung Receives NSF Career Award
10 March 2010Tyce DeYoung, assistant professor of physics, has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The CAREER award is the most prestigious NSF award in support of junior faculty members who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent teaching, and the integration of education and research. The award provides five years of financial support.
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Peter Jurs Named Fellow of the American Chemical Society
17 March 2010Peter Jurs, a professor of chemistry at Penn State, has been named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Jurs is among 162 ACS members who were named Fellows in 2009, the fellowship's inaugural year. According to the ACS's past president, Bruce E. Bursten, who championed the creation of the program, the Fellows share a common set of accomplishments, including true excellence in their contributions to the chemical enterprise and distinctive service to ACS or to the broader world of chemistry.
Brandt Named Fellow of American Physical Society
17 March 2010Niel Brandt, Distinguished Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Penn State, has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Brandt's election to the society is based on his leadership and numerous contributions to research involving deep extragalactic X-ray surveys and active-galaxy studies, which have advanced understanding of the physics and evolution of accreting supermassive black holes and other cosmic X-ray sources.
Sandra Murray Receives Distinguished Service Award
01 April 2010Sandra Murray, the administrative assistant in the Penn State Eberly College of Science Office of Associate Dean Norman Freed, has received the 2009 Eberly College of Science Alumni Society Distinguished Service Award. The award was established in 1979 to recognize individuals who have made significant and outstanding leadership and service contributions to the Eberly College of Science over a sustained period of time.
Garrison Honored with Special Edition of Chemistry Journal
02 April 2010The American Chemical Society is honoring Barbara Garrison, the Shapiro Professor of Chemistry and the head of the Department of Chemistry at Penn State, by dedicating the current April 2010 edition of the Journal of Physical Chemistry C to the celebration of her scientific career. This special "festschrift" issue of the journal contains 49 scientific articles, many of which are authored by Garrison's colleagues, some of whom she mentored earlier in their careers when they were members of her research lab.
William Noid Receives Hewlett-Packard Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in Computational Chemistry
08 April 2010William Noid, assistant professor of Chemistry at Penn State, is the recipient of the 2010 American Chemical Society Hewlett-Packard Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in Computational Chemistry given by the American Chemical Society's Division of Computers in Chemistry. The award is given annually to four outstanding tenure-track junior faculty members, with the intent of assisting them in gaining visibility within the computational-chemistry community. The awardees present their research at a national meeting of the American Chemical Society.
William Harkness Honored with C.I. Noll Award
09 April 2010William Harkness, professor emeritus of statistics at Penn State, is a 2009 recipient of the C.I. Noll Award. Sponsored by the Alumni Society of the Eberly College of Science at Penn State University, this award recognizes faculty members who have taken a special interest in students and who have had a positive impact through their interaction with them.
Carla Hass Honored with C.I. Noll Award
13 April 2010Carla Ann Hass, instructional associate professor of biology at Penn State, is a 2009 recipient of the C.I. Noll Award. Sponsored by the Alumni Society of the Eberly College of Science at Penn State University, this award recognizes faculty members who have taken a special interest in students and who have had a positive impact through their interaction with them. Instituted in 1972 and named in honor of Clarence I. Noll, dean of the college from 1965 to 1971, the award is the highest honor for undergraduate teaching in the college. Winners are chosen by a committee of students and faculty members from nominees suggested by students, faculty members, and alumni.
Thomas Mallouk Named Evan Pugh Professor
30 April 2010Thomas Mallouk, the DuPont professor of materials chemistry and physics at Penn State University, has been named an Evan Pugh professor, the highest distinction that Penn State can bestow upon a faculty member.
Kluskiewicz to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Spring Commencement 2010
14 May 2010Daniel Kluskiewicz, of Kintnersville, Pennsylvania, will be honored as the Eberly College of Science student marshal during Penn State's spring commencement ceremonies on May 15, 2010, at the University Park campus. Kluskiewicz has selected Andrew Nyblade, a Penn State professor of geosciences, to be his faculty escort for the commencement exercises.

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