University Park, Pa. -- Four Penn State faculty have been selected to receive funds from the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) Research Development Fund to participate in collaborative projects in 2011. An international partnership of 16 leading universities, WUN fosters research-based, interdisciplinary collaborations among faculty and students of its member institutions to address problems of global significance.
The four Penn State participating faculty are:
- Lee Kump, professor of geosciences, for an ocean acidification workshop in collaboration with researchers at the University of Washington, Seattle, and universities in the United Kingdom, Australia and Norway.
- Rudy Slingerland, professor of geosciences, for a project on earth surface sedimentary flow processes in collaboration with researchers at three universities in the United Kingdom, and universities in Australia and the U.S.
- Petra Tschakert, assistant professor of geography and associate of Penn State's Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, for a workshop and project on limits to climate change adaptation in collaboration with researchers from universities in Australia and South Africa.
- Nancy Tuana, professor of philosophy and director of Penn State's Rock Ethics Institute, who leads the WUN Gender and Climate Change Collaboration, for partnerships with researchers at universities in South Africa and Australia on public health and climate change.