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Penn State Chef Spanos wins gold at culinary challenge

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 10:49am
Athan Spanos, chef at Penn State Harrisburg, represented Penn State and won an American Culinary Federation (ACF) gold medal for his signature dish at the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference Culinary Challenge, held Jan. 15 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Advocate Penn State Capital Day set for March 20 in Harrisburg

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 8:47pm
The Penn State community will converge on the Capitol in Harrisburg on March 20 for Advocate Penn State Capital Day to rally for the University and meet with elected officials to share stories of Penn State's value to the Commonwealth.

Super Bowl ads should follow this formula, Behrend professor says

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 2:52pm
The real drama at the Super Bowl often comes during the commercials, says Arpan Yagnik, an assistant professor of advertising at Penn State Behrend. This year, the stakes are higher than ever: A 30-second spot cost $5.25 million.

Penn State, Piazza family sign agreement for continued Greek-life reforms

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 2:31pm
Penn State and the parents of Timothy J. Piazza have resolved their remaining outstanding issues relating to the tragic death of their son in 2017. A resolution, signed Jan. 25, formalizes the University’s initiatives and includes commitments to build upon the significant progress the University has made to date in instituting reform measures within Greek-letter organizations.

Abington faculty member awarded $2.7M to help fight opioid crisis

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 10:29am
A Penn State Abington faculty member was instrumental in securing three grants totaling more than $2.7 million to combat the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania and nationwide.

Ramiah's story: How patient care and medical innovation helped her beat the odds

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 8:27am
A child with an extremely rare — and usually fatal — condition has been discharged after spending the first 13 months of her life in Penn State Children’s Hospital.

Penn State campuses offer events during Black History Month in February

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 5:06pm
Penn State student organizations and units at campuses across the Commonwealth will be holding events in honor of Black History Month. Here’s a look at some of the events taking place at the University’s campuses during the month of February.

The Medical Minute: Living donors may benefit transplant patients

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 12:53pm
For a patient awaiting a new organ — namely a liver or kidney — living donation provides a viable alternative and can often shorten a recipient’s wait time.

The Medical Minute: Living donors may benefit transplant patients

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 12:53pm
For a patient awaiting a new organ — namely a liver or kidney — living donation provides a viable alternative and can often shorten a recipient’s wait time.

Parking and traffic advisory for Friday's wrestling event at Bryce Jordan Center

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 10:41am
Transportation Services is issuing a parking and traffic advisory for the Penn State Wrestling match versus Michigan scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Clearinghouse evaluates veterans’ use of transition programs

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 7:29am
The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State is leading a research team that is collecting information from recent veterans to better understand their use and non-use of programs and services that assist veterans to make healthy transitions from military to civilian life.

Musser Gap community conversation postponed, rescheduled for Feb. 7

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 4:28pm
The first community conversation focused on the Musser Gap to Valleylands (MG2V) project scheduled for 6 p.m. on Jan. 31 has been postponed due to forecasted inclement weather. The event has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. on Feb. 7 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County at 780 Waupelani Dr. in State College.

University Park: Early dismissal on Jan. 30; cancellation on Jan. 31

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 2:39pm
Forecasts that include extreme cold have led to the early cancellation of scheduled classes and activities on the University Park campus on Jan. 30, and a cancellation of classes and activities for the entire day on Jan. 31. In addition to cancellation of classes and activities, faculty and staff should not report on Jan. 31 unless previously identified as performing essential services. Normal operations are scheduled to resume at 5 a.m. on Feb. 1, pending a further review of weather conditions by university officials.

University Park community reminded to prepare for frigid temperatures

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 11:11am
Students, faculty, staff and visitors at University Park are reminded to plan for frigid temperatures on the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 30, and into Thursday, Jan. 31, and to travel with caution.

College of Ag Sciences senior gets a 'kick' out of Penn State Horse Barn living

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 11:45am
When Paulina Oleinik, a senior in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, started her college career at the University's Altoona campus, she had no idea that one day she would call a horse barn her home.

Additional nine projects will receive Penn State strategic plan seed grants

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 3:27pm
Initiatives that will re-imagine the traditional use of textbooks within classrooms, develop community-based solutions to river flooding in Pennsylvania, and create an adaptable online art-publishing platform at the Palmer Museum of Art, are among nine proposals that Penn State is funding as part of the third round of seed grants for strategic initiative pilot programs.

Penn State to host police training exercise at Beaver Stadium

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 2:32pm
A training exercise for police and emergency responders will be held at Beaver Stadium from Jan. 29 to Feb. 1. Although emergency vehicles will be visible and on site, the exercise will be contained to the stadium and there should be no overall impact to the University Park campus.

Jan. 23 Town Hall on strategic plan now available online

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 12:47pm
The Jan. 23 Penn State Town Hall — which featured a discussion with University leaders focusing on Penn State's 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, “Our Commitment to Impact" — is now archived and available for viewing online at LiveEvents.psu.edu.

Penn State launches national search for vice president for research

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 8:00am
Penn State has launched a national search for a new vice president for research, the University announced today (Jan. 28).

Community event seeks input for Musser Gap to Valleylands project

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 6:55pm
The first community conversation focused on the Musser Gap to Valleylands project will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 31 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County at 780 Waupelani Dr. in State College.

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