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Dambly, Schuyler re-elected chair, vice chair of Board of Trustees

PSU Newswire - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 2:28pm
Today (July 20), the Penn State Board of Trustees voted to re-elect Mark H. Dambly as chair and Matthew W. Schuyler as vice chair of the board.

Hershey Medical Center continues expansion and growth

PSU Newswire - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 2:13pm
The Penn State Board of Trustees approved final plans and funds for a new parking deck and loop road at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Board of Trustees approves tuition freeze for all Pennsylvania undergraduates

PSU Newswire - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 2:06pm
The Penn State Board of Trustees voted to approve the 2018-19 operating budget and tuition and fees schedule during its full meeting July 20 at Penn State Berks. The $6.5 billion budget includes no tuition increase for all Pennsylvania resident undergraduate students for the coming academic year.

Penn State Berks chancellor underscores 60-year history of campus and community

PSU Newswire - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 2:01pm
Penn State Berks Chancellor R. Keith Hillkirk highlighted the college’s 60-year history of community engagement and educational leadership, while discussing the growth and transformation of the campus, during the University’s Board of Trustees meeting today (July 20) on the Berks campus.

Trustees committee recommends design build team for West Campus parking garage

PSU Newswire - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:36am
In an effort to prepare for and support future College of Engineering construction, a recommended appointment of Clayco, Inc. of St. Louis, Missouri, as the design build team for the West Campus Parking Garage and roadway connections project at University Park was given the nod today (July 19). The Penn State Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning gave the initial go ahead, and the full Board will consider final approval of Clayco at its meeting on Friday, July 20.

Penn State entrepreneurial and research impact highlighted in City Lights series

PSU Newswire - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 10:25am
Penn State Alumni Association CEO Paul J. Clifford discussed the impact of the 2018 City Lights series to the Board of Trustees Committee on Outreach, Development and Community Relations today (July 19) at Berks campus.

Tuition freeze advances as board committee recommends 2018-19 operating budget

PSU Newswire - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 10:12am
The Penn State Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning today (July 19) recommended a $6.5 billion University budget that includes no tuition increase for all Pennsylvania resident undergraduate students for the 2018-19 academic year.

Penn State Berks faculty share research with trustees

PSU Newswire - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 10:03am
Three Penn State Berks faculty members discussed their research as part of a presentation to the Board of Trustees on July 19. The board is holding its meeting at the campus and is learning about working going on in Reading.

Food for thought: How the brain reacts to food may be linked to overeating

PSU Newswire - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 8:00am
The reason why some people find it so hard to resist finishing an entire bag of chips or bowl of candy may lie with how their brain responds to food rewards, according to researchers who found that when certain regions of the brain reacted more strongly to being rewarded with food than being rewarded with money, those people were more likely to overeat.

The Medical Minute: Staying safe while camping and hiking

PSU Newswire - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 2:57pm
A little preparation and an understanding of safety can go a long way to avoid potential pitfalls that come with enjoying camping and hiking.

Calvin assumes new leadership role in combating spotted lanternfly threat

PSU Newswire - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 11:20am
Dennis Calvin, director of Penn State Extension and associate dean in the College of Agricultural Sciences since 2009, has assumed a new role overseeing the college's efforts to combat the invasive spotted lanternfly. His appointment, which comes with the title of associate dean and director of special programs, was effective July 1.

Penn Stater magazine editor Tina Hay to retire from post

PSU Newswire - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 11:00am
Tina Hay, editor of The Penn Stater magazine for the past 22 years, announced today (July 18) that she will be leaving her role, effective Oct. 1, to begin a phased retirement from Penn State.

Fantastic plastics: Research collaboration could reshape injection molding

PSU Newswire - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 10:44am
Ralph Colby has partnered with two other Penn State researchers, Alicyn Rhoades and Scott Milner, to get a better basic understanding of how plastics cool from a liquid to solid shape in injection molding. Their work, which involves some new techniques, is already helping industry partners.

Renata Engel named vice provost for Online Education

PSU Newswire - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 9:13am
Renata Engel has been appointed as Penn State’s vice provost for Online Education, after having served in that position in an interim capacity since 2017.

Penn State raises a record-setting $362.9 million during 2017-18 fiscal year

PSU Newswire - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 8:00am
Through "A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence," a campaign focused on Penn State’s impact on the lives of students and in the larger world, the University has achieved the strongest fundraising results in its history during the just-concluded fiscal year.

Lunch with Mimi

PSU Newswire - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 2:55pm
Marie Hardin, dean of the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, chats with Mimi Barash Coppersmith about her new memoir, "Eat First, Cry Later." Barash Coppersmith founded Town & Gown magazine, was the first woman elected chair of the Penn State Board of Trustees, was honored by the University as the Renaissance Person of the Year and was named a Distinguished Alumna of Penn State.

500th heart transplant performed at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

PSU Newswire - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 1:13pm
Surgeons at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center recently performed their 500th heart transplant. For almost 35 years, the Medical Center has been the only heart transplant center in south central Pennsylvania.

July 20 trustees meeting to be streamed online

PSU Newswire - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 12:00pm
The Penn State Board of Trustees will hold its next public meeting July 19-20 at Penn State Berks. The meeting will be streamed live online at http://wpsu.org/trustees/.

Identification of deep-space source for a neutrino heralds new era for astronomy

PSU Newswire - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:00am
The first-ever identification of a deep-space source of the super-energetic subatomic high-energy neutrino particles has launched a new era of space research. Detection of one such neutrino beneath the Antarctic ice sent a global team of astronomers racing to track down its origins: a flaring supermassive black hole 3.7 billion light years from Earth. A report will be published in the journal Science by the IceCube team and collaborators, including multiple Penn State coauthors.

Elm tree spraying to take place July 16 and 17 on University Park campus

PSU Newswire - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 8:49am
Penn State will conduct University Park campus elm tree spraying from the ground at 9 p.m. on Monday, July 16; and by helicopter from 5:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 17, both dates weather permitting.


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