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Researchers team up to tackle state’s acid mine drainage problem

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 8:30am
As Penn State researchers stood on the banks of Scalp Level Run, an acid mine drainage-polluted stream in Cambria County, a scientific question formed: How is nature removing toxic metals from the drainage at a rate faster than any other tested waters in the state, under pH conditions deemed too low to do so?

Things to Do at Penn State: Feb. 22-March 1

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 8:00am
Two events celebrating Indian music and dance, the original Harlem Globetrotters, and country music star Luke Bryan are among the cultural highlights at Penn State this weekend and next week.

10 Penn Staters to be honored with Alumni Achievement Award

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 1:49pm
The Penn State Alumni Association will honor 10 prominent young alumni at the Alumni Achievement Awards on March 23. Alumni Achievement Award recipients are nominated by an academic college or campus and invited by the president of the University to return to Penn State to share their expertise with students and the University community. Honorees demonstrate to students that Penn State alumni succeed in exceptional fashion at an early age.

President's Concert set for March 27 in Philadelphia's Verizon Hall

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:00am
The 12th annual President’s Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. March 27, in Verizon Hall, Philadelphia, and will feature performances by the Concert Choir, Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Ensemble. The President’s Concert is an annual event that features Penn State student musicians performing in renowned concert venues along the East Coast.

THON 2018 raises $10.1 million for fight against childhood cancer

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 5:24pm
The 2018 IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, or THON, raised $10.1 million for Four Diamonds to fight childhood cancer.

THON 2018 raises $10.1 million for childhood cancer

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 5:24pm
The 2018 IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, or THON, raised $10.1 million for Four Diamonds to fight childhood cancer.

Sales of Creamery flavor to support THON, fight against childhood cancer

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 6:30pm
Penn State Berkey Creamery has created a new ice cream flavor, "THON Gold Ribbon Ripple," and it's For The Kids.

Feb. 23 trustees meeting to be streamed online

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:09pm
The Penn State Board of Trustees will hold its next public meeting on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 22-23, at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel at University Park.

Penn State to lead new Global Building Network

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 9:44am
Penn State has been asked by the United Nations to lead a global network to advance building science, construction processes and building management. The network aims to create an international framework that will make buildings more sustainable, more efficient and healthier to live and work in.

State grant funding available to Penn State students taking online courses

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 9:30am
Penn State students enrolled in online courses are now eligible for state financial aid administered through the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA).

University Libraries exhibit highlights the African experience in Americas

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 2:08pm
In recognition of Black History month, Penn State University Libraries is hosting a multidisciplinary exhibit featuring a sampling of materials from the Charles L. Blockson Collection of African-Americana and the African Diaspora, through March 4 in the Central Pattee Library Entrance display cases. The exhibit is part of a larger collection highlighting the African experience in the U.S., Latin America, Caribbean, and Africa, dating from 1632 to the present.

Three from Eberly College of Science named Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:05am
Three faculty members from the Eberly College of Science have been honored with Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships, prestigious and competitive awards given to promising young researchers in the early stages of their careers, in recognition of their research accomplishments.

THON 2018 parking and traffic information

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 9:21am
The 2018 Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) will be held at the Bryce Jordan Center from 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 through 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18. To accommodate the required access for THON, a number of parking, traffic and transit adjustments will be in effect this weekend.

Students: Use judgment in attending THON in light of flu, recent mumps cases

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:03pm
With THON fast approaching, Penn State University Health Services (UHS) is recommending that anyone showing symptoms of flu or mumps not attend THON activities this weekend, Feb. 16-18, at the Bryce Jordan Center. In addition, anyone who has been in close contact with a student confirmed or suspected of having mumps is asked not to attend, even if they are not showing symptoms. People most likely to suffer from severe symptoms that may result in hospitalization are young children, older adults and anyone with compromised immune systems, such as the Four Diamonds children.

The Medical Minute: Proper training could prevent common winter sports injuries

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 2:23pm
When you strap on skis or lace up skates, it’s important to remember that you have not trained like an Olympian, and that an ounce of prevention can help avoid the pain of injuries later.

Research aims to help cacao producers, chocolate makers boost profits

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 9:21am
Through a partnership with the Fundación Hondureña de Investigación Agrícola, or FHIA, an agricultural research facility in La Lima, Cortés, Honduras, Penn State food scientists are studying how plant cultivars, climate, soil and processing methods influence flavor and aroma characteristics of cacao beans, and how consumers might respond to those characteristics.

Things to Do at Penn State: Feb. 15-22

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 9:03am
The annual IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, the Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science, country star Luke Bryan and Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" are among the cultural highlights at Penn State this weekend and next week.

THON and Four Diamonds team up to fight childhood cancer

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 2:44pm
This coming weekend, a year’s worth of effort by some 16,500 student volunteers at Penn State will culminate in a 46-hour dance marathon — THON — to help children fight cancer.

THON 2018 weekend begins Feb. 16

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 8:02am
It's been a year-long whirlwind of fundraising and fun "for the kids," as Penn State's THON gears up for the grand finale — its dance marathon — beginning at 5 p.m. on Feb. 16 in the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus. The year-long fundraising effort ends this weekend, but the endeavor is so much more than this final dance.

$1.2 million gift provides Penn State Behrend students with access to Moldex3D

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 3:47pm
Students at Penn State Behrend now have access to Moldex3D, an industry-leading plastics flow simulation program, thanks to a new software gift valued at $1.2 million. The software was donated to the college by Moldex3D, in part because of the reputation of Penn State Behrend’s plastics engineering technology program, one of only six accredited programs in the United States.

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