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Penn State Law students, faculty and staff in Carlisle will enjoy a long-awaited gift this holiday season—the completion of Lewis Katz Hall and a move back to downtown Carlisle. This weekend the Law School will move Carlisle operations back to its historic location on the corner of College and South streets. Classes will begin in Lewis Katz Hall on January 11, 2010.
Professor Randall Robinson, author of the book an Unbroken Agony: Haiti from Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President, was interviewed on the PBS program Democracy Now about the Haitian earthquake crisis.
Professor Denis Simon of the School of International Affairs has accepted a two-year appointment as a member of the Advisory Board of the China Center for Public Leadership at the School of Public Policy and Management in Tsinghua University.
The New York Times has published the op-ed "Another Iranian Revolution? Not Likely" by Professor Flynt Leverett of Penn State's School of International Affairs.
From the latest on the admissibility of DNA evidence to conservation challenges presented by suburban sprawl, Penn State Law faculty scholars will share their scholarship and ideas on current legal trends. "Experience Penn State Law" is a speaker series designed to connect prospective law students to the faculty members whose scholarship and ideas are on the cutting edge of legal education. The public is welcome to attend the series, which kicks off on February 3 and will run every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Penn State Law facilities and via live Webcast.
Penn State Law Professor Stephen Ross' op-ed "Good legal advice could have kept Kelly" about University of Cincinnati's Head Football Coach Brian Kelly leaving the Bearcats has been published online by the Cincinnati Enquirer.
President Barack Obama has nominated Professor Charles N.W. Keckler to the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation subject to confirmation by the Senate. Legal Services Corporation is the single largest provider of civil legal aid for the poor in the nation. The organization, which was established by Congress in 1974, is overseen by an eleven member, non-partisan board of directors.
After reviewing a record number of entries, Mid-Atlantic Construction magazine named Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law's Lewis Katz Building, Project of the Year in the "higher education/research" category.
At the request of the Pennsylvania Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, Ross Pifer, director of Penn State Law's Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center, testified at a hearing on the transparency of milk pricing.