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Richard L. Tutwiler, a senior research associate at Penn State’s Applied Research Laboratory, has been named as deputy director of the Center for Network-Centric Cognition and Information Fusion (NC2IF), a research center led by the University's College of Information Sciences and Technology that explores the gap between the collection of reports and data in computer systems and human decision-making.  Tutwiler, who assumed the position on Jan. 1, replaces Pete Forster, a senior lecturer at the College of IST.


Edward Glantz, a professor in Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology, has a wealth of experience to draw from when it comes to helping students get acclimated at Penn State. In his new book, “A Student Guide to Success at Penn State,” he explains to incoming students that getting a degree in a particular major is not the ultimate goal of a college education.  Rather, he encourages incoming students to “take advantage of all that college has to offer, including preparing for the first job.”


Jack Carroll, Edward M. Frymoyer Professor of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State, was elected a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science in December 2011. He was nominated by a group of his peers for his pioneering research in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI).


As the world’s most popular drug, caffeine gives mixed side effects to people who can’t get through the day without their coffee fix. Frank Ritter, professor of information sciences and technology, along with Martin Yeh, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, have devised an iPhone application that is intended to help people manage their caffeine consumption to suit their lifestyles.


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- People who read news on the Web tend to trust the gate even if there is no gatekeeper, according to Penn State researchers.

When readers access a story from a credible news source they trust through an online portal, they also tend to trust the portal, said S. Shyam Sundar, Distinguished Professor of Communications and co-director of the Media Effects Research Laboratory. Most of these portals use computers, not people, to automatically sort and post stories.


Penn State's World Campus has been recognized in U.S. News and World Report's online education ranking for having some of the top programs in online bachelor's and online graduate programs.

The Penn State online programs that received recognition include: the online bachelor's program, the graduate education program, the graduate business program, the graduate engineering program and the graduate information technology program.


David Rusenko may be only 25 years old, but the 2007 graduate of Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology and CEO of Weebly, an online website creator, has been making waves in the world of Web design for the past several years. In December, Forbes named him to its “30 Under 30: Social/Mobile,” a list of influential under-30-year-olds in the social media and mobile industries.


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State's online campus, the World Campus, earned an “Honor Roll” recognition for graduate-level education programs in the inaugural U.S. News 2012 Top Online Education Program Rankings. In lieu of number rankings, U.S. News created honor rolls highlighting programs that consistently rank in the top third among their peers.


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Center for Enterprise Architecture (EA) at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) is the beneficiary of a gift-in-kind of software materials valued at more than $1 million. The materials are being donated by alfabet, a global provider of software for strategic information technology planning and business change management.


Brian Cameron, executive director of the Center for Enterprise Architecture (EA), recently was invited to speak at the first World CIO Forum held in Shenzhen, China. Nearly 700 decision-makers and information technology executives attended the forum, where they exchanged knowledge and experience on emerging technology and application.