Mammal, Dinosaur Discoveries; Virtual Virtuoso; Compassion Fatigue
Mammal, Dinosaur Discoveries; Virtual Virtuoso; Compassion Fatigue
Biologist finds clues to mammal evolution; pianist performs, presents virtually in Singapore; sociologists aim to understand compassion fatigue; and more
Headshots, top, left to right, Bianca Parker (Kimball Union Academy photo), Helen Dixon in 1926, Lucindia McClellen in 1941, and bottom, left to right, Almeda McClellen in 1950, Dolores Walker in 1951, Doris Roberts in 1951

Our First Black Students:
IUP Pioneers

Black history is often celebrated by recognizing trailblazers from Martin Luther King Jr. to Maya Angelou, from Sojourner Truth to Serena Williams. IUP, too, has its pioneers—its earliest Black students. Most became teachers or were trained to be. One was a champion for children’s mental health. Learn more about them.
In the journal Nature, biology professor Shundong Bi and a colleague from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History describe a new specimen that represents an evolutionary stepping-stone between fossils from the Mesozoic Era and living mammals.
Shundong Bi and collaborators have discovered a dinosaur preserved sitting atop a nest of its own eggs that include fossilized babies inside. Their paper about the discovery was published in Science Bulletin.
The Pennsylvania Senate has appointed Anne White of Indiana to the IUP Council of Trustees. She is a vice president in human resources at S&T Bank.
In January, piano professor Henry Wong Doe performed, judged, and gave a lecture at the virtual Nanyang International Piano Academy in Singapore.
Christian Vaccaro, Melissa Swauger, and Alex Heckert, along with a Kent State colleague, published “Sociological Conceptualizations of Compassion Fatigue: Expanding Our Understanding” in the journal Sociology Compass.
John Chrispell, Mathematical and Computer Sciences, had an article published in the journal of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics about IUP students’ success in an international mathematical contest in modeling.
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