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Board of Trustees approves 2019 meeting dates

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 3:07pm
The Penn State Board of Trustees today (Feb. 23) approved its public meeting schedule for 2019.

Barron highlights transformative experiences through digital innovation

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 3:02pm
Penn State President Eric J. Barron outlined the University’s progress creating transformative experiences for students through digital innovation to the Board of Trustees at its Friday (Feb. 23) meeting at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center.

Information for the Penn State community on campus safety resources

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 8:41pm
Penn State is committed to providing the safest possible campus environment for our students, faculty, staff and visitors. Sadly, we are reminded regularly that it is not possible to entirely prevent violence in any community, however, we can reduce the chance of violent events by remaining vigilant and caring for ourselves and those around us.

Penn State reaffirms support as DACA future remains unknown

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:49pm
In recent weeks, Congress failed to pass a new bipartisan immigration plan that addresses the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Penn State is aware that the unknown and time-sensitive nature of this issue – and its potential impact for those on our campuses and across the country – is concerning for many in the University community, and its leadership has been actively advocating on behalf of students.

Trustees hear about vision for Penn State IT

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:14pm
The vision for the future of information technology at Penn State was presented today (Feb. 22) by Michael Kubit, vice president for information technology and chief information officer, to the Board of Trustees’ Committee on Audit and Risk.

Trustees hear about vision for Penn State IT

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:14pm
The vision for the future of information technology at Penn State was presented today (Feb. 22) by Michael Kubit, vice president for information technology and chief information officer, to the Board of Trustees’ Committee on Audit and Risk.

Electron microscope gives Penn State researchers powerful tool for discovery

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:18am
The cryo-electron microscope, or cryo-EM, is giving Penn State's life science and materials science researchers a powerful tool for discovering everything from new medical treatments to sustainable ways to produce and store energy, Neil Sharkey, vice president for research, told the University’s Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning on Feb. 22.

Penn State Children’s Hospital expansion project advanced by board committee

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:07am
Final plans to add three floors to the Penn State Children’s Hospital building on the campus of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center were recommended Thursday (Feb. 22) by the Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning. The full board will vote Friday on the proposed expansion project, which is expected to be complete by 2020, and its $148.1 million estimated budget.

Penn State Children’s Hospital expansion project gets trustee vote to proceed

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:07am
Final plans to add three floors to the Penn State Children’s Hospital building on the campus of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center were approved Thursday (Feb. 22) by the Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning. The full board will vote Friday on the proposed expansion project, which is expected to be complete by 2020, and its $148.1 million estimated budget.

Trustee committee recommends architect for Henning Building

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:00am
Aiming to strengthen the programs and upgrade the facilities serving students in the fields of animal science and veterinary and biomedical science, the Penn State Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning today (Feb. 22) recommended the approval of HOK of New York City, New York, as the architect for the Henning Building renovation at University Park.

Trustees approve architect for Henning Building

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:00am
Aiming to strengthen the programs and upgrade the facilities serving students in the fields of animal science and veterinary and biomedical science, the Penn State Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning today (Feb. 22) recommended the approval of HOK of New York City, New York, as the architect for the Henning Building renovation at University Park.

Committee recommends third phase of East Halls renovations for approval

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:53am
The Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning today (Feb. 22) recommended the final plan approval and expenditure of funds for the next phase of the long-term initiative to renovate the East residence halls at University Park.

Committee approves third phase of East Halls renovations

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:53am
The Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning today (Feb. 22) recommended the final plan approval and expenditure of funds for the next phase of the long-term initiative to renovate the East residence halls at University Park.

Penn State, State College Borough seek to diminish State Patty's Day activities

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:53am
Penn State and State College Borough officials are seeking the cooperation of students and local businesses to address the dangerous drinking activities associated with State Patty’s Day, a social media-generated drinking holiday set for Feb. 24.

Committee recommends approval of 2018-19 room and board rates

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:41am
Housing and Food Services presented a proposal on room and board rates for the upcoming academic year to the Penn State Board of Trustees Committee on Finance and Capital Planning today (Feb. 22). The full board will vote on the proposal Friday (Feb. 23).

Fear and Hoping: Adding hope to health messages may motivate better behaviors

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 8:40am
Health communicators often struggle with crafting persuasive health communication messages to encourage people to take preventative measures, like using sunscreen to prevent skin cancer, or schedule a flu shot. Researchers suggest that adding hopeful messages — along with fear or threat-based messages — can both raise awareness and encourage action.

The Medical Minute: Detecting the subtle signs of heart disease in women

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:10pm
Many women may write off fatigue, body aches and even nausea as the result of stress, or as an indication that they need to slow down and rest. What they might not realize is that those subtle symptoms could indicate something much more distressing: heart disease or the possibility of a heart attack.

North Carolina candidate, Laurie Badzek, named dean of College of Nursing

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 2:12pm
Laurie Badzek, professor of nursing and director of the School of Nursing in the College of Health and Human Services at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, has been named the new dean of Penn State’s College of Nursing, effective July 1.

Lion Ambassadors to celebrate Penn State's birthday during Founders' Day events

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 1:24pm
All Penn Staters are invited to commemorate Penn State’s birthday with the Lion Ambassadors during their two Founders' Day events this Thursday, Feb. 22.

Student Programming Association reveals remaining 2018 distinguished speakers

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:49am
The Penn State Student Programming Association Lectures Committee has announced the remainder of its Spring 2018 Distinguished Speaker Series, featuring Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, on March 22, and Grant Imahara, a former host on "Mythbusters," on April 10. Previously announced speakers include Real Talk: Diversity, a panel featuring Noor Tagouri, Sonia Nazario and Brian Mosteller, on March 20; and W. Kamau Bellm on April 3.

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