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07.12.2013

Economics Professor Chairs Sessions for Pennsylvania Economists

An economics professor at Pennsylvania College of Technology recently chaired two panels at the Pennsylvania Economic Association Annual Conference.

Abdul B. Pathan, an ex-officio director of the association, chaired a panel session in which he presented his paper “Making the Principles of Economics Class Interesting to Your Students.”

He also chaired and was a discussant on a “Student Session” panel that featured papers written by five university students.

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06.11.2013

Economics Professor Named to Who’s Who Publication

Abdul B. Pathan, professor of economics at Pennsylvania College of Technology, was selected for inclusion in “Who’s Who in America 2014.”

Who’s Who in America, published by Marquis Who’s Who, is a compendium featuring more than 90,000 profiles of leading figures from every industry and every profession around the country. Listing is provided free of charge and is available both online and in print.

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02.26.2013

Faculty Member Writes Chapter on ‘Star Wars’ Historical Connections

William J. Astore, professor of history at Pennsylvania College of Technology, wrote the lead chapter in “Star Wars and History,” a book approved by the saga’s creator, George Lucas.

Astore’s essay, “Why Rebels Triumph: How ‘Insignificant’ Rebellions Can Change History,” opens the book.

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02.14.2013

Holocaust Discussion Held as Follow-Up to Museum Visit

Students supplement classroom assignments with museum field trip.
Students supplement classroom assignments with museum field trip.

Thirty-two Penn College students and guests traveled Saturday to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. They were accompanied by Malinda C. Love, assistant director of student activities for diversity and cultural life, and Tom A. Zimmerman, associate professor of psychology (who also provided the photo). The students, many of whom have taken psychology courses with Zimmerman and history courses with faculty members William J. Astore (professor) Craig A. Miller (assistant professor), attended an introductory session by Astore about the historical aspects of the Holocaust. They also received readings from Astore related to Holocaust history and from Zimmerman on survivorship and resilience. A follow-up discussion about the trip, the museum and the readings was held Thursday afternoon in the Klump Academic Center. The museum visit was a joint effort of the School of Integrated Studies, Student Activities and the Lycoming County Brotherhood Alliance.

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01.14.2013

Sociology Faculty Member Named Examiner for South African Study

Vinay Bahl, associate professor of sociology at Pennsylvania College of Technology, has been appointed to serve as an external examiner for a South African university study.

The Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, appointed Bahl as the external examiner for a master’s degree study for 2013.

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11.14.2012

Faculty Members Participate in Sociological Society Conference

Vinay Bahl, associate professor of sociology at Pennsylvania College of Technology, recently organized a panel discussion at the Pennsylvania Sociological Society’s annual conference.

Bahl also served as a panelist for the discussion, which was titled “Impact of Technology, Assessment, Student Evaluation, and Administrative Class Observation on Undergraduate Teaching in the USA.”

She was joined on the panel by Penn College faculty members Craig A. Miller, assistant professor of history and political science, and Richard Sahn, instructor of psychology and sociology.

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10.23.2012

Faculty Member Presents Paper to Sociological Society

Richard Sahn, instructor of sociology at Pennsylvania College of Technology, recently presented a paper, “The Problem with Horatio Alger Socialization: Why Students From Working-Class Families Identify With the 1 Percent,” at a professional conference.

The presentation was made at the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Sociological Society on Oct. 13 at Penn State Schuylkill.

Sahn’s paper discussed the contemporary impact of what is now considered the Horatio Alger myth – based on books by Horatio Alger Jr. in 1867 – of the promise of fulfilling “the American Dream” of economic success simply through hard work and “playing by the rules,” regardless of external social and economic forces and circumstances.

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10.03.2012

Penn College Faculty Member Presents Paper at Johns Hopkins

William J. Astore, professor of history at Pennsylvania College of Technology, recently presented a paper at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Astore spoke on Sept. 13 as part of the Johns Hopkins Colloquia Series in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology. The title of his paper was “One Size Doesn’t Fit All: The Perils of Developing ‘Big’ Software Systems for the U.S. Military.”

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10.13.2011

Associate Professor Presents Paper to Sociological Society

Vinay BahlA faculty member at Pennsylvania College of Technology recently presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Sociological Society.

Vinay Bahl, associate professor of sociology, presented “Islamic Women’s Attire and Identity Politics” during a session on Gender and Identity.

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10.04.2011

Faculty Member Presents Paper to Sociological Society

Richard SahnA Pennsylvania College of Technology instructor recently presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Sociological Society.

Richard Sahn, instructor of sociology, presented “The Precarious Existence of Academic Tenure Today and the Rise of Neo-Fascism.” His presentation explored how and why tenure at colleges and universities is under attack and his assertion of a connection between the inclination to abolish tenure with an extreme right-wing agenda.

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06.13.2011

Penn College Economics Professor Takes Part in State Conference

Abdul B. PathanA professor of economics at Pennsylvania College of Technology recently participated in a variety of proceedings during the Pennsylvania Economic Association’s annual conference at Dickinson College in Carlisle.

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03.04.2011

Professor Presents Paper to Economics Educators

Abdul B. PathanA Pennsylvania College of Technology professor presented a paper recently at the 22nd Annual Teaching Economics Conference: Instruction and Classroom Based Research.

Abdul B. Pathan, professor of economics, presented “Effective Method of Lecture Preparation and Presentation of Materials for Principles of Economics Courses.” The paper discusses how to keep students engaged and motivated throughout the lecture period by using captivating examples and active learning methods. It is set to be published in the conference proceedings.

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01.11.2011

Sociology Instructor Presents at Conference

Richard SahnPennsylvania College of Technology faculty member Richard Sahn recently presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Association for Humanist Sociology.

Sahn, an instructor of sociology, presented his paper titled “Confessions of a Former Social Welfare Worker,” which details lessons he gathered from his experiences on Nov. 4 in Santa Fe, N.M.

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11.22.2010

Sociological Society Publishes Faculty Member’s Book Review

Vinay BahlA member of the sociology faculty at Pennsylvania College of Technology was published recently in Sociological Viewpoints, the journal of the Pennsylvania Sociological Society.

Vinay Bahl, associate professor of sociology, wrote a review of the book “Hate Crimes and Ethnoviolence: The History, Current Affairs, and Future of Discrimination in America” by Howard J. Ehrlich.

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06.23.2010

Professor Presents Paper at Conference for Economists

Abdul B. PathanAbdul B. Pathan, professor of economics at Pennsylvania College of Technology, recently presented a paper at the Pennsylvania Economic Association annual conference.

Pathan’s paper, titled “Successful Teaching of Economics Principles to Beginning Students,” discussed strategies for preparing lectures and for keeping students motivated throughout the lecture.

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