Smeal Update: March 25, 2022

Liechty to lead team in DARPA-funded project

John Liechty, professor of marketing and statistics, is leading a team that was awarded a $594,166 grant that emphasizes that threats to the U.S. financial system could be as devastating as a military attack. The project will test a variety of adversarial threats. Read the story.

Academic integrity discussion planned for Monday

Michelle Darnell, director of the Tarriff Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsbility and Smeal’s director of Honor and Integrity, has announced an interactive discussion to explore academic integrity at the undergraduate level. The discussion is planned for 11:15 a.m. to noon Monday in 214 Business Building. 

Guidance for events with food

Any event with food that is not prepackaged or boxed MUST be served by someone wearing gloves, in accordance with University guidelines. In addition, any event with prepackaged or served food must complete a food waiver:

University announces changes to indoor masking

Penn State announced Tuesday adjustments to the indoor masking and testing protocols in response to high vaccination and low levels of COVID-19 in the community. Please know that the Penn State Coronavirus Information Website has been updated to provide answers to these questions and others. I encourage you to review this new online FAQ as well as the Penn State News story from Tuesday.

Smeal in the News

Smeal’s Major Sustainability featured in AACSB article

An article written by Erik Foley, directory of the Center for the Business of Sustainability, about Smeal’s Major Sustainability educational platform is featured on AACSB’s website. Read the story.

Know someone who rocks? Nominate them!

Each month the Smeal Staff Advisory Committee names a You Rock! Award recipient. You can nominate a co-worker for the You Rock! Award online.

The Smeal Community Weekly Poll

Click this link to participate in this week’s survey. Results will be shared during the next Smeal Community Zoom, which is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday.