Behrend Talks: A Penn State Podcast

Behrend Talks: A Penn State Podcast

Join Dr. Ralph Ford, Chancellor of Penn State Behrend, and guests for conversations about interesting things happening in the Erie community.

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May 8, 2024 34 mins

Dr. Ralph Ford, chancellor of Penn State Behrend, talks with Dr. Ken Louie, associate professor of economics and director of the Economic Research Institute of Erie, about inflation, interest rates and economic growth. 

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Dr. Ralph Ford, chancellor of Penn State Behrend, talks with Dr. Darren Williams, professor of astronomy and astrophysics, and Dr. Mike Rutter, associate professor of statistics, about the April 8 total solar eclipse, which will be visible in totality in Erie. 

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Dr. Ralph Ford, chancellor of Penn State Behrend, talks with Andrea Konkol, director of enrollment management, about the FAFSA and other steps in the college admissions process. 

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Dr. Ralph Ford, chancellor of Penn State Behrend, talks with alumnus Marcus Jacobs about his work as the borough manager of Wesleyville. 

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 | Dr. Ralph Ford, chancellor of Penn State Behrend, talks with alumnus Jeremy O’Mard, senior managing consultant at IBM, about how artificial intelligence is changing the cybersecurity landscape. 

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Dr. Ralph Ford, chancellor of Penn State Behrend, talks with Dr. Sherri “Sam” Mason, director of sustainability at Behrend, about the college’s new STARS rating for sustainability. 

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 Dr. Ralph Ford, chancellor of Penn State Behrend, talks with Dr. Elisa Beshero-Bondar, professor of digital humanities, about the Frankenstein Variorum and the Mary Russell Mitford Archive. 

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Dr. Ralph Ford, chancellor of Penn State Behrend, talks with Emily Dobry, a graduate student who discovered a tree fungus that had not previously been seen in North America. 

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Dr. Ralph Ford, chancellor of Penn State Behrend, talks with Yingxin “Cindy” Wu, winner of the 2023 Ralph Dorn Hetzel Memorial Award, about her experience as an international student at Behrend. 

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Dr. Ralph Ford, chancellor of Penn State Behrend, talks with Dr. Priscilla Hamilton, a retired U.S. Army colonel and former commander of the U.S. Army Dental Command, about her work with the Council of Fellows and the Women’s Engagement Council. 

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Dr. Ralph Ford, chancellor of Penn State Behrend, talks with Bishop Dwane Brock, the founder and chief executive of the Word of Faith Development Corporation, about the college’s new partnership with the Eagle’s Nest Leadership Corporation. 

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Dr. Ralph Ford, chancellor of Penn State Behrend, talks with Andrea Konkol, director of enrollment management, about the importance of return on investment when considering a college or university. Originally recorded February 7, 2023.

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Dr. Ralph Ford, chancellor of Penn State Behrend, talks with Dr. Amy Bridger, senior director of corporate strategy and external engagement, about Project RESOLVE, a regional strategy for reimagining the manufacturing industries. Originally recorded Jan. 13, 2023.

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Dr. Ralph Ford, chancellor of Penn State Behrend, talks with Sue Daley, director of personal counseling, about improving mental health services for college students. 

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Dr. Ralph Ford, chancellor of Penn State Behrend, talks with Dr. Ken Miller, senior director of administration and student affairs, and Brian Streeter, senior director of athletics, about the new Erie Hall, a $28.2 million fitness, recreation, and wellness center that will open in January. Originally recorded Oct. 25, 2022.

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Dr. Ralph Ford, chancellor of Penn State Behrend, talks with Kris Motta Torok and Clark Tieman, of the office of Student Leadership and Involvement, about the importance of student engagement and the extracurricular experience. Originally recorded Oct. 4, 2022.

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Dr. Ralph Ford, chancellor of Penn State Behrend, talks with Brian Kupchella, CEO of Clarience Technologies, about Truck-Lite’s move to Knowledge Park. Originally recorded Sept. 16, 2022.

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September 2, 2022 40 mins

Dr. Ralph Ford, chancellor of Penn State Behrend, talks with Sam Epps, a 1995 Behrend alumnus, about campus diversity, alumni engagement and the future of labor unions. Originally recorded Aug. 23, 2022.

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Dr. Ralph Ford, chancellor of Penn State Behrend, talks with Dr. David Kahl, Jr., professor of communication, about the language and strategy that advances neoliberalism and “post-truth” communications. Originally recorded July 26, 2022.

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Dr. Ralph Ford, chancellor of Penn State Behrend, talks with Kevin Moore, director of development and alumni relations, about Penn State’s six-year capital campaign, “A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence.” Originally recorded June 22, 2022.

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