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SAFE-T Center opens simulation lab with virtual reality, technology demos

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 4:33pm
The Pennsylvania SAFE-T Center, spearheaded by the College of Nursing and supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, showcased innovative telehealth technology at the opening of its simulation lab July 25.

The Medical Minute: Foodborne illness is often avoidable

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 10:44am
Each year, Americans develop more than 50 million cases of foodborne illness. While some are caused by eating out, others originate in home kitchens. Still more result from contact with someone already infected. Although it can be difficult to avoid ever getting a foodborne illness, there are some things you can do to minimize your risk.

Penn State to host National Autism Conference from July 31 to Aug. 3

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 9:00am
Penn State will host the National Autism Conference from July 31 to Aug. 3 at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center at Innovation Park. The conference welcomes parents, educators and service providers to learn about autism research updates and to promote evidence-based interventions for school-based services.

Self-efficacy boosts physical activity in osteoarthritis patients

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 8:00am
Penn State researchers have found that self-efficacy -- one’s confidence in their ability to do something -- influences physical activity in osteoarthritis patients, independent from other such factors as pain, mood and support from a spouse.

Human resources shared services now available to Penn State employees

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 3:26pm
As part of the ongoing Human Resources Business Process Transformation (HRBPT), Penn State employees can now utilize human resources shared services to get answers and information related to human resources and payroll. The primary ways for employees to ask their questions are by emailing or by calling 814-865-1473.

Bieschke named vice provost for faculty affairs at Penn State

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 11:13am
Kathleen Bieschke has been named the University’s new vice provost for faculty affairs. Bieschke, who currently is a professor and department head in the College of Education and the recent interim dean of the Schreyer Honors College, will begin her appointment on Aug. 1.

Barron recaps fundraising success, shares vision for new philanthropy campaign

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 10:16am
At the Penn State Board of Trustees meeting on July 21, President Eric Barron presented an update on the University’s new philanthropy campaign, “A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence.” The campaign, which aligns with Penn State’s strategic plan, raised more than $350 million in commitments during its inaugural year.

Dates announced for fall 2017/spring 2018 student parking registration

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 8:00am
Penn State's parking office has announced the dates for student parking registration for the 2017-18 academic year.

University Health Services closed for patient care on Monday, July 24

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 4:59pm
Due to an emergency maintenance issue at the Student Health Center involving low water pressure, University Health Services will be closed for patient care on Monday, July 24.

Allen Road closed between Curtin, Fisher roads due to sinkhole

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 4:02pm
Allen Road is closed between Curtin and Fischer roads due to the opening of a sinkhole in the area. Until further notice, no northbound traffic will be permitted on Allen Road from Curtin Road, and no southbound traffic on Allen Road will be permitted past Fischer Road.

Penn State trustees elect board chair, vice chair

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 3:59pm
Mark H. Dambly, president of Pennrose Properties, was elected chair of Penn State’s Board of Trustees today (July 21), and Matthew W. Schuyler, chief human resources officer for Hilton Worldwide, was elected vice chair.

Board of Trustees approve additional funds for steam plant modifications

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 3:37pm
Penn State’s Board of Trustees today (July 21) approved additional funds and plan revisions for the West Campus Steam Plant modifications, which are currently in progress.

Penn State Worthington Scranton changing name to Penn State Scranton

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 3:29pm
Penn State's presence in the greater Scranton area will be taking on a new name: Penn State Scranton. Approved today (July 21) by the University's Board of Trustees, the name change is intended to increase general awareness and visibility of the campus and more accurately reflect its geographic region. The name also will continue to honor the campus’ namesake – Worthington Scranton – as well as the Scranton family, which continues to be involved with and support the campus.

Trustees hear update on proposed University capital plan

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 2:51pm
Penn State’s Board of Trustees heard an informational update July 21 on a proposed five-year capital plan that advances critical investments into aging infrastructure and future needs across the institution. The plan, which if approved would go into effect beginning in July 2018, is intended to tackle the University’s large maintenance backlog, providing funding for upkeep of aging facilities and for critical improvements to instructional space.

Penn State fundraising campaign shows strong results after first year

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 2:32pm
The first year of Penn State’s latest fundraising campaign inspired alumni and friends to commit $304.6 million to programs and needs across the University, said President Eric J. Barron in a report to the Board of Trustees today (June 21).

Harrisburg chancellor highlights campus growth, educational leadership

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 2:12pm
Penn State Harrisburg Chancellor Mukund Kulkarni reflected on the campus’ 50-year history as an educational leader and economic driver in the capital region, while discussing the growth and transformation of the campus, during the University’s Board of Trustees July meeting today (July 21), held at the campus.

Provost’s report to trustees showcases Commonwealth Campuses

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 2:04pm
Executive Vice President and Provost Nicholas P. Jones discussed Penn State’s Commonwealth Campuses and how they continue to fulfill the University’s mission of teaching, research, and service individually and collaboratively, during a report today (July 21) to the Board of Trustees.

Campus Recreation revamps memberships for fall 2017

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 10:22am
Campus Recreation will start a new membership program for students, faculty, staff and a limited number of community members beginning in August.

Researchers receive USDA grant to study new riparian buffer strategy

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 5:35pm
A team led by researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has received a nearly $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to conduct a three-year study of a new flexible strategy to ramp up installation of riparian buffers.

Committee receives recommendations to update public comment period

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 2:44pm
The Board of Trustees Committee on Outreach, Development and Community relations today (July 20) considered recommendations by a subcommittee focused on changes to the board’s public comment session.


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