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Mood of the Nation Poll examines empathy, or lack thereof, between parties

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 9:03am
Results from the latest Penn State Mood of the Nation Poll, conducted by the McCourtney Institute for Democracy, show that not only do people with opposing political beliefs fundamentally disagree, they find it difficult — if not impossible — to put themselves in the shoes of someone from the other side.

Nominations sought for 2019-20 Penn State Laureate

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 4:20pm
The University is seeking nominees for the role of 2019-20 Penn State Laureate, with nomination materials due by Jan. 21, 2019.

Regular bedtimes and sufficient sleep for children may lead to healthier teens

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:26pm
Having a regular, age-appropriate bedtime and sufficient sleep from early childhood may be important for healthy weight in adolescence, according to Penn State researchers.

The Medical Minute: When to give a health-related gift

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 10:42am
The gift of promoting a healthy lifestyle is probably one of the most valuable things you could give to someone you care about this holiday season, yet it can also turn into a potential landmine of gift-giving disasters.

Adding layers to Penn State's Nittany Lion pride

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 9:19am
In 1942, Heinz Warneke sculpted the famous Nittany Lion Shrine from a 13-ton block of Indiana limestone. Seventy-six years later, the Penn State 3D Printing Club printed a multi-colored head of the Nittany Lion using 20 different filament materials.

Sustainability Expo highlights Penn State’s leadership in engaged scholarship

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 6:40pm
Nearly 300 Penn State faculty, staff and students along with local community members turned out for the biannual Campus and Community Sustainability Expo on Nov. 29. The expo celebrated students working on 18 projects with the Sustainable Communities Collaborative this fall to provide background research and design ideas for 11 municipal, campus and non-profit community partners.

LIGO supercomputer upgrade will speed up groundbreaking astrophysics research

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 3:28pm
Penn State recently invested in an upgrade to its portion of the data grid that will roughly quadruple the cluster’s capacity for conducting cutting-edge astronomy and astrophysics research.

34th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Student Committee announces 2019 theme

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 5:00pm
The Martin Luther King Jr. Student Committee has announced the theme for the 2019 MLK Jr. Commemoration Week at Penn State: “Where Do We Go From Here: A Tradition of Resistance” will celebrate King’s life and legacy throughout the week of Jan. 21-25.

Penn State earns 'Bee Campus USA' certification

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 12:59pm
Penn State has become the 55th educational institution in the nation to be certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, designed to marshal the strength of educational campuses for the benefit of pollinators.

Town Hall on Strategic Plan rescheduled for Jan. 23

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:32am
On Jan. 23, Penn State Provost Nick Jones will host a Town Hall meeting for the University community to discuss the University’s 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, “Our Commitment to Impact.” The event will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, on the University Park campus. It will also be livestreamed at LiveEvents.psu.edu for community members at all Penn State campuses to view.

President shares message on the free expression of religious beliefs

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 8:22pm
Penn State President Eric J. Barron has shared a message with the University community following the vandalism and subsequent theft of a Menorah from Zeta Beta Tau fraternity at University Park. The incidents, both of which occurred within the last week, are being investigated by State College Borough police. Penn State will conduct its own review. “It is difficult for me to fathom why anyone would engage in such acts, and I know I’m not alone,” Barron wrote. “I have seen our Penn State community unite to support and encourage one another. There is tremendous good in the hearts of those who live, learn and work on our campuses. We cannot allow the misguided and hateful acts of a few to stand unchallenged. If you see something, say something.”

Penn State to face Kentucky in Citrus Bowl

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 4:49pm
Penn State returns to the VRBO Citrus Bowl for the first time since the 2009 season when the Nittany Lions (9-3) take on SEC foe Kentucky (9-3) at Camping World Stadium at 1 p.m. on Jan. 1 in Orlando, Florida.

Penn State Statement: Vandalism of Zeta Beta Tau Menorah

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 9:00am
We were saddened to learn about a report of vandalism of the menorah at the Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) fraternity house on Nov. 29. Penn State strongly condemns this act. State College police are looking into the matter. This vandalism occurred only a month after the deadliest recorded attack of Jews on United States soil. We share in the feelings of hurt expressed by many members of our community.

Penn State's Banaszak appointed to governor's commission on redistricting reform

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 3:04pm
Lee Ann Banaszak, professor and head of the Penn State Department of Political Science, is one of two educational representatives recently appointed by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to serve on an independent commission studying redistricting reform.

Infrastructure and Support committee seeks ideas for Strategic Plan seed grants

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 2:42pm
In advance of the January deadline, the Infrastructure and Support (I&S) Implementation Subcommittee welcomes ideas for projects that contribute to Penn State’s Strategic Plan in terms of the University’s land, buildings and equipment. Participants may submit ideas in the form of a concept paper, as outlined, by Monday, Dec. 10.

The Arboretum at Penn State to host Winter Celebration on Dec. 7

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 10:54am
The Arboretum at Penn State invites the campus and community to welcome the holiday season at its annual Winter Celebration on Friday, Dec. 7.

The Arboretum at Penn State hosts Winter Celebration on Dec. 7

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 10:54am
The Arboretum at Penn State invites the campus and community to welcome the holiday season at its annual Winter Celebration on Friday, Dec. 7.

The Arboretum at Penn State hosts Winter Celebration on Dec. 7

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 5:36pm
The Arboretum at Penn State invites the campus and community to welcome the holiday season at its annual Winter Celebration on Friday, Dec. 7.

#GivingTuesday inspires more than 6,500 gifts

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 4:33pm
The University asked the Penn State community to show its Penn State pride during #GivingTuesday 2018, a national day to celebrate the power of giving back, and Penn Staters stepped forward in great numbers with gifts. On Nov. 26 and 27, areas across the University received more than $700,000 and garnered more than 6,500 gifts, a 51 percent increase from last year’s total of 4,300 gifts.

Corals and their microbiomes evolved together

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 11:19am
Corals and the microorganisms they host have evolved together for hundreds of millions of years. Understanding this long-term relationship could add fresh insight to the fight to save the Earth’s embattled coral reefs

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