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Heavy traffic expected near Bryce Jordan Center during Friday afternoon rush

PSU Newswire - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 1:12pm
Drivers should expect heavier-than-normal traffic when leaving campus today (Jan. 19), as fans will be arriving for the 2018 Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, which begins at 7 p.m. at the Bryce Jordan Center. Drivers should use caution and allow extra time to reach their destinations.

Flu shots, Tamiflu recommended by health officials as flu season continues

PSU Newswire - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:20am
The spread of the flu continues through the winter months, and health officials at Penn State strongly recommend the antiviral medication Tamiflu for those at high risk for flu complications. Tamiflu is available at the University Health Services Pharmacy on the University Park campus. At this time, UHS is able to meet the demand for services for students who are diagnosed with the flu. In addition, flu shots are still available by appointment through UHS.

2018 Penn State Human Library offers reminder not to judge a book by its cover

PSU Newswire - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 3:44pm
On Feb. 7, Penn State’s Human Library will bring together readers who would like to “borrow” human books to challenge judgments, stereotypes and prejudices and discuss differences in a safe, supportive environment. The event takes place 1-5 p.m. in Pattee Library and Paterno Library classrooms.

Things to Do at Penn State: Jan. 18-25

PSU Newswire - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 3:15pm
This week's cultural highlights include an ABC News correspondent visiting Penn State Harrisburg, the real-life inspiration for "Remember the Titans" at Penn College and WWE Live! at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Community gathers to honor legacy, philosophy, vision of Martin Luther King Jr.

PSU Newswire - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:54pm
A capacity crowd of more than 700 people celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy at the 43rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Banquet on Jan. 15, sponsored by the Penn State Forum on Black Affairs, at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. At the event, themed “The Mountain Top Has Not Been Reached," attendees spent the evening honoring King, reflecting on his teachings and discussing ways to forward his vision; and recognizing members of the community who exemplify his teachings and philosophies.

Board of Trustees alumni nominations open through Feb. 25

PSU Newswire - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 4:30pm
The election process for the Penn State Board of Trustees starts when nomination ballots will begin being sent today (Jan. 15) to all Penn State alumni who have a valid email address on file with the University. Nominations will be accepted through 5 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday, Feb. 25.

Board of Trustees alumni nominations open today through Feb. 25

PSU Newswire - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 4:30pm
The election process for the Penn State Board of Trustees starts when nomination ballots will begin being sent today (Jan. 15) to all Penn State alumni who have a valid email address on file with the University. Nominations will be accepted through 5 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday, Feb. 25.

MLK student posters displayed through Feb. 28 in Pattee Library

PSU Newswire - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:01am
Penn State student poster entries from the annual contest to represent the 33rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week at the University Park campus are on display through Feb. 28 in Penn State University Libraries’ Sidewater Commons, first floor Pattee Library. The exhibition features 20 poster design submissions created for this year’s commemoration by students in the graphic design course GD 400: Time and Sequence.

MLK student posters displayed through Feb. 28 in Pattee Library

PSU Newswire - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:01am
Penn State student poster entries from the annual contest to represent the 33rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week at the University Park campus are on display through Feb. 28 in Penn State University Libraries’ Sidewater Commons, first floor Pattee Library. The exhibition features 20 poster design submissions created for this year’s commemoration by students in the graphic design course GD 400: Time and Sequence.

New National Institutes of Health policies affect all researchers

PSU Newswire - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:13am
New initiatives at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) mean changes to the definition of a clinical trial. Effective Jan. 25, all researchers must know whether their research falls under NIH’s definition of a "clinical trial" in order to apply for funding; if researchers impacted by the change do not select a funding opportunity that supports clinical trials when they apply to NIH, their grant will be rejected without review. More information is available via a website and an overview session to be held Jan. 16.

University Survey Coordinating Committee formed

PSU Newswire - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:05pm
A new committee has been created to coordinate large-scale surveys across Penn State, to reduce the survey burden on faculty, staff and students and to improve the quality and transparency of information gathered on behalf of the University.

University Survey Coordinating Committee formed

PSU Newswire - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:05pm
A new committee has been created to coordinate large-scale surveys across Penn State, to reduce the survey burden on faculty, staff and students and to improve the quality and transparency of information gathered on behalf of the University.

How massive is supermassive? Astronomers measure more black holes, farther away

PSU Newswire - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 5:15pm
A team of astronomers from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, including several Penn State scientists, announced new measurements of the masses of a large sample of supermassive black holes far beyond the local universe.

Both fresh and frozen embryos offer similar chances of baby after IVF

PSU Newswire - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 5:05pm
An international team of researchers has found that for most women, using either fresh or frozen embryos have similar success rates when used for in vitro fertilization.

Penn State community event invites participants to explore 'All that WE ARE'

PSU Newswire - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 5:04pm
Stand for State will host an event, “All that WE ARE,” at Penn State campuses between Jan. 15 and 30. Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate.

Penn State Berks kicks off 60th anniversary Jan. 17

PSU Newswire - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 4:56pm
As part of its 60th anniversary, Penn State Berks will hold a year of special events in 2018. The kickoff event will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at 12:15 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium, followed by a reception in the Freyberger Gallery and the Perkins Student Center lobby. This event is free and open to members of the campus community.

Things to Do at Penn State: Jan. 11-19

PSU Newswire - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 1:28pm
Activities marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day, forensic arts and a number of new exhibits are among the cultural highlights at Penn State this weekend and next week.

The Medical Minute: Warming up to a fitness routine in the new year

PSU Newswire - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 11:29am
As healthy resolutions fill gyms and outdoor paths, two sports medicine doctors at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center remind those who work out to do it safely — whether exercising indoors or out.

Fall 2017 Greek Chapter Score Card posted as measure implementation progresses

PSU Newswire - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 5:17pm
Penn State today (Jan. 9) released the Fall 2017 Greek Chapter Score Card, designed to help students and families make informed decisions about membership in a Greek-letter organization. The score card reflects critical collective chapter information from the Fall 2017 semester, including membership, academic performance, conduct and standards of excellence categories.

U.S. News ranks Penn State as a top provider of online education

PSU Newswire - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 9:00am
Penn State World Campus ranked in the top 10 of six categories in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Online Programs, the most of any institution in the country.

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