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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- People who read news on the Web tend to trust the gate even if there is no gatekeeper, according to Penn State researchers.

When readers access a story from a credible news source they trust through an online portal, they also tend to trust the portal, said S. Shyam Sundar, Distinguished Professor of Communications and co-director of the Media Effects Research Laboratory. Most of these portals use computers, not people, to automatically sort and post stories.


Penn State's World Campus has been recognized in U.S. News and World Report's online education ranking for having some of the top programs in online bachelor's and online graduate programs.

The Penn State online programs that received recognition include: the online bachelor's program, the graduate education program, the graduate business program, the graduate engineering program and the graduate information technology program.


David Rusenko may be only 25 years old, but the 2007 graduate of Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology and CEO of Weebly, an online website creator, has been making waves in the world of Web design for the past several years. In December, Forbes named him to its “30 Under 30: Social/Mobile,” a list of influential under-30-year-olds in the social media and mobile industries.


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State's online campus, the World Campus, earned an “Honor Roll” recognition for graduate-level education programs in the inaugural U.S. News 2012 Top Online Education Program Rankings. In lieu of number rankings, U.S. News created honor rolls highlighting programs that consistently rank in the top third among their peers.


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Center for Enterprise Architecture (EA) at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) is the beneficiary of a gift-in-kind of software materials valued at more than $1 million. The materials are being donated by alfabet, a global provider of software for strategic information technology planning and business change management.


Brian Cameron, executive director of the Center for Enterprise Architecture (EA), recently was invited to speak at the first World CIO Forum held in Shenzhen, China. Nearly 700 decision-makers and information technology executives attended the forum, where they exchanged knowledge and experience on emerging technology and application.


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A sign-up interface created by Penn State researchers for Facebook apps could help members prevent personal information -- and their friends' information -- from leaking out through third-party games and apps to hackers and identity thieves.


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Students in Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology who are interested in protecting data from hackers and saboteurs will soon be able to apply for a program in which they will receive scholarship money and expert training for their chosen field.


Dan Kestranek, a doctoral student in Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology, thinks that the current procedure to obtain passports is flawed and outdated. He was recently recognized by an online networking community for his proposal to create a “virtual passport” system that he thinks would save time, money and resources.


The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Tech Pack on Enterprise Architecture, a reading list that was edited and annotated by Brian H. Cameron, executive director of Penn State's Center for Enterprise Architecture, is now available to ACM members. This expert reading list includes ACM Digital Library materials and key non-ACM readings, which provide perspectives and insights into the fast-growing enterprise architecture discipline and profession.