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2018 Central PA 4thFest to feature almost 12,000 fireworks

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 12:45pm
Every year during the Central PA 4thFest — held July 4 on Penn State’s University Park campus and in downtown State College — there seems to be a new twist on a fireworks display that has been touted as one of the best in the country.

'Art of Discovery' booth to bring together art and science at Arts Fest

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 9:25am
Join Penn State at “The Art of Discovery,” the University’s booth at the Arts Festival, to learn how art detectives use technology to solve art history mysteries; make your own handmade paints the way early humans did hundreds of thousands of years ago; learn about the bizarre science behind zombie ants; explore mankind’s relationship to plastics, and more.

'Nuru' becomes African farmers' newest ally against fall armyworm

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 8:30am
Penn State researchers have joined forces with the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization to release the first app, called Nuru, to help African farmers recognize fall armyworm — a new and fast-spreading crop pest in sub-Saharan Africa — so that they can take immediate steps to destroy it and curb its spread.

2018 Central PA 4thFest will feature almost 12,000 fireworks

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 7:00am
Every year during the Central PA 4thFest — held July 4 on Penn State’s University Park campus and in downtown State College — there seems to be a new twist on a fireworks display that has been touted as one of the best in the country.

Penn State's funding increases 3 percent as General Assembly passes state budget

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 8:17pm
Penn State’s 2018-19 general support appropriation increased by 3 percent — or roughly $6.9 million — as the University’s non-preferred appropriations bill today (June 22) passed the General Assembly as part of Pennsylvania’s $32.7 billion budget package. The bill now awaits the signature of Gov. Tom Wolf.

PennDOT updates Atherton Street project

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 2:17pm
With construction and utility work continuing, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is issuing an update for its North Atherton Street project in State College. The entire project will take place through 2019, with phased work zones stretching from Aaron Drive to Park Avenue. Work will include relocation of numerous utility lines, relocation of sewer and water lines, drainage improvements, curbing, sidewalks, ADA ramps, traffic signal upgrades, new concrete median, and paving.

Peter Hudson recognized as 'Humanitarian of the Year' by Kish Bank

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 2:29pm
In recognition of his efforts to advancing public health to alleviate human suffering around the world, Peter Hudson, the Willaman Professor of Biology and director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, was recognized by Kish Bank with its Humanitarian of the Year Award on June 21.

Scientists find evidence of 27 new viruses in bees

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 8:20am
An international team of researchers has discovered evidence of 27 previously unknown viruses in bees. The finding could help scientists design strategies to prevent the spread of viral pathogens among these important pollinators.

Penn State joins the Common Application for 2018-19

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 8:00am
Starting this fall, students applying to Penn State will have the ability to do so through the Common Application, an additional application method that the University’s Undergraduate Admissions Office is adding to its application lineup.

Mindful movement may help lower stress, anxiety

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 8:00am
Taking a walk may be a good opportunity to mentally review your to-do list, but using the time to instead be more mindful of your breathing and surroundings may help boost your wellbeing, according to researchers who found that while students reported being less stressed while they were on their feet and moving, they received an even greater benefit when they reported also being more mindful.

The Medical Minute: Promoting healthy summer sleep routines for your family

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 4:33pm
The lazy days of summer can be peaceful and relaxing, but they also can wreak havoc on your body’s internal clock — and throw even the most conscientious family’s sleep schedules out of whack.

Compound made inside human body stops viruses from replicating

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 1:00pm
A team of researchers has identified the mode of action of viperin, a naturally occurring enzyme in humans and other mammals that is known to have antiviral effects on viruses such as West Nile, hepatitis C, rabies and HIV. This discovery could allow researchers to develop a drug that could act as a broad-spectrum therapy for a range of viruses.

Penn State researchers hope website humanizes, helps others affected by opioids

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 3:00pm
“Share Your Opioid Story” is an initiative designed to raise public awareness of the impact of the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania and empower Pennsylvanians affected by the epidemic to talk openly about the effects of opioid addiction. Stories of individuals, family members and friends affected by the epidemic can be found — and shared — online at shareyouropioidstory.com.

Penn State and State College chosen to host international town-gown conference

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 2:36pm
Penn State and State College Borough have been selected to co-host the 2019 International Town & Gown Association’s City and University Relations Conference from May 19-22, 2019. The annual conference brings higher education and government officials together for collaborative discussion on strengthening town-gown partnerships and communities.

Everyone at University Park asked to conserve energy during high temperatures

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 1:50pm
With this afternoon’s (June 18) expected near-record temperatures and relative humidity, the campus chilled water air-conditioning system is expected to be at capacity. This increases the possibility of a cooling curtailment action.

Amy Freeman named director of Penn State’s Millennium Scholars Program

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:37pm
A highly respected leader, educator and innovator in diversity and inclusion programs will join Penn State as the new director of the Millennium Scholars Program. Amy Freeman, a Penn State alumna and former associate provost, chief diversity officer and research assistant professor of engineering at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, will start her new position on Aug. 20.

Penn State Centre Stage 2018-19 season tickets on sale July 2

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 9:53am
Penn State Centre Stage will produce eight shows during the 2018–19 season. Tickets go on sale July 2.

University support grows for national fraternity and sorority safety efforts

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 3:39pm
A growing number of public university presidents and chancellors indicated broad support for new collective action to make fraternity and sorority systems safer across the country. The efforts, prompted by growing national concern over hazing, sexual assault and alcohol misuse within these groups, could eventually be adopted by hundreds of universities.

University support grows for national fraternity and sorority safety efforts

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 3:39pm
A growing number of public university presidents and chancellors indicated broad support for new collective action to make fraternity and sorority systems safer across the country. The efforts, prompted by growing national concern over hazing, sexual assault and alcohol misuse within these groups, could eventually be adopted by hundreds of universities.

Penn State to lead $1.4M grant to probe flaws in metal additive manufacturing

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 4:52pm
A team led by Penn State's Applied Research Laboratory, in collaboration with the Center for Innovative Processing thru Direct Digital Deposition, has received a $1.4 million grant by the Air Force Research Laboratory to examine the random flaws that arise during the process of powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.

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