PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Douglas Cavener Named Eberly College Of Science Dean

The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Douglas Cavener as the next dean of the Eberly College of Science at its meeting in Beaver on Friday. Cavener, a professor and head of biology, has filled the role of interim dean since January when former dean Daniel Larson announced that he’ll head Ecuador’s first research university.

At the meeting, Provost Nick Jones gave a brief background of Cavener and his research. Cavener has worked at Penn State since 2000, and since 2012, he’s been an adjunct professor of life sciences at the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology in Tanzania. His research, which has received support from both the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, focuses on regulation of metabolic and neurological processes that are particularly prone to maladaptations that lead to diseases such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s diseases.

Cavener is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His honors include the Dobzhansky Prize from International Society for the Study of Evolution and the National Research Service Award.

“After a comprehensive nationwide candidate search, I am confident that Doug is exceptionally well qualified for this role and the ideal person to fill it,” Jones said. “His mantra is to pursue excellence in everything that we do and to emphasize the integration of teaching and research. I am confident that Doug will further Penn State’s recognition as having one of the United States most renowned colleges of science.”

Congratulations to Cavener on the promotion.

About the Author

Comments

More by Megan

Wilkes-Barre Campus Closed Due To Bomb Threat

A threatening message was discovered on a bathroom door in the campus’ Science Center that warned a bomb was in the building, and it would detonate some time before noon on Friday, March 4.

Graduate School Revokes Doctorate For Plagiarism

Penn State Professor Receives Presidential Honor

Athletics

Penn State Women’s Soccer Beats Duquesne 6-0

Emily Ogle, Frankie Tagliaferri, Kerry Abello, Rachel Wasserman, and Kim Dubs scored for the Nittany Lions in Sunday’s lopsided victory.

Shea Moyer Lifts Penn State Women’s Soccer Past West Virginia 1-0

Penn State Women’s Soccer Poised For Strong 2018 Season

Incoming Penn State Track & Field Athlete Kristian Marche Shot To Death In Philadelphia

Former Women’s Gymnastics Coach Files Lawsuit Against Penn State Over Handling Of Abuse Allegations

Student Life

Lisa Salters To Serve As 2018 Homecoming Grand Marshal

The Grand Marshal will be present at many of Homecoming’s events throughout the week and will be featured in the parade Friday night.

Student Body President Cody Heaton Welcomes Class of 2022 At Convocation

Start The Semester Off Right With These Welcome Week Activities

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Onward State is hiring for the fall semester and we’d love to have you join us.

Penn State Officially Welcomes Class Of 2022 At Convocation

The Class of 2022 joined the Penn State family Saturday evening at Convocation.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Assessing Penn State’s Front Seven Following Tuesday’s Medical Retirements

Penn State’s defensive line rotation will be shaken up following Ryan Buchholz’s medical retirement from football, while the coaching staff is letting the linebackers duel it out during camp.

Send this to a friend