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Our commitment will not falter

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 2:24pm
Penn State remains steadfast in its commitment to diversity and inclusion as we strive to nurture a welcoming environment for our entire community.

Nominees sought for the Rock Ethics Institute's 2018 Stand Up awards

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 1:41pm
The Rock Ethics Institute is accepting nominations for its 2018 Stand Up Awards, which recognize undergraduate students who demonstrate ethical leadership in taking a stand for a person, cause or belief.

Cindy King named 2017 Fundraising Volunteer of the Year

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:04am
Penn State has recognized longtime supporter and philanthropist Cynthia “Cindy” King as its 2017 Fundraising Volunteer of the Year.

Penn State football season tickets set for modest price increase

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:18pm
Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics has announced that 2018 season football tickets will increase by $35 — $5 per game — marking the first season ticket price increase since the 2009 season.

Centred Outdoors, interdisciplinary project benefits environment, community

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 2:04pm
With support from the Sustainable Communities Collaborative, a program in Penn State's Sustainability Institute, students, faculty and community groups recently partnered with Centred Outdoors, a program that encouraged residents to explore the beauty of Centre County's outdoors and pursue health and wellness.

Penn State president named chair of national economic prosperity commission

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 8:00am
Penn State President Eric J. Barron has been named chairman of the Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity for the Association of Public Land-grant Universities.

Trustees OK leasehold purchase agreement for Penn State Hershey

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 3:17pm
The Board of Trustees approved a proposal today (Nov. 10) for the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center to purchase leasehold improvements to about 23 acres of land on the east side of the 550-acre Hershey campus for $57.4 million. 

President, four executives earn modest pay increases

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 3:11pm
The Penn State Board of Trustees today (Nov. 10) approved a salary increase for University President Eric Barron based on the recommendation of the board’s Committee on Compensation. The full board also received information on increases granted to four other University executives. All of the raises are in line with the general salary increase program for the entire University.

Trustees approve naming of new York campus building in honor of Don Graham

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 3:01pm
Penn State Trustees today (Nov. 10) approved the naming of a new building to be constructed at Penn State York in honor of Don Graham, York business leader, philanthropist, and longtime supporter of Penn State York.

President Barron wants Penn State to lead in improving health of society

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 2:04pm
Penn State President Eric J. Barron outlined his goal for the University to impact the world by improving human health to the Board of Trustees at its meeting Friday (Nov. 10), held at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel on the University Park campus.

Penn State president named chair of national economic prosperity commission

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 1:55pm
Penn State President Eric J. Barron has been named chairman of the Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity (CICEP) for the Association of Public Land-grant Universities (APLU).

Trustees updated on Penn State’s veteran support, military appreciation efforts

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 1:30pm
Penn State’s services and programs to help student veterans transition from military life to higher education will get a boost from a planned student veteran center at University Park, according to Eugene McFeely, the University’s senior director for Veterans Affairs and Services.

Penn State mourns the loss of Barnes McCormick, Boeing Professor Emeritus

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:45pm
The Department of Aerospace Engineering has lost an alumnus, former leader and dear friend whose dedication, leadership and pioneering efforts helped shape not only Penn State Aerospace Engineering for decades, but also the aerospace industry. Barnes (Barney) W. McCormick Jr., Boeing Professor Emeritus and former department head of aerospace engineering, died on Oct. 29 at his home in State College, Pennsylvania, at the age of 91.

Committee OKs chilled water plant expansion, steam plant plans

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 2:05pm
Continued support of Penn State’s sustainability efforts was again validated today (Nov. 9) through the approval of plans and funding for an expansion to the North Campus Chilled Water facility by the Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning. In addition, the committee approved a team to design and build a combustion turbine replacement at the West Campus Steam Plant, both on the University Park campus.

Board of Trustees committee recommends 2018-19 budget plan

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 1:44pm
The Penn State Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning today (Nov. 9), recommended for approval a 2018-19 budget plan that includes a request to the Commonwealth to increase the University’s total appropriation by $19.8 million for a total of $337.9 million in support. The plan still requires approval of the full board and will be presented at the Nov. 10 meeting.

Fans encouraged to arrive early to assist traffic, parking at weekend events

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 11:05am
Penn State fans planning to attend any of the nine home events during Homecoming Weekend are encouraged to arrive on campus earlier than normal in order to assist traffic flow and parking.

The Medical Minute: Safe cooking over the holidays

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 9:54am
Holding the title of household chef or Thanksgiving host doesn’t bring automatic food safety knowledge — especially when transforming a several-pound piece of poultry into the centerpiece of mouthwatering meal.

New professorship will support research to help vulnerable children

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 9:30am
Through a $1 million gift, Penn State alumnus Ken Young, of Tampa, Florida, is creating a professorship to support a faculty member focused on enhancing the health and well-being of vulnerable children, especially survivors of child maltreatment.

Mushrooms are full of antioxidants that may have antiaging potential

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 8:08am
Mushrooms have more ergothioneine and glutathione together than any other food. Both of these are important antioxidants that previous research has linked to anti-aging treatments and strategies. Researchers are also exploring whether the antioxidants play a role in brain health.

Penn State research expenditures reach all-time high of $863 million

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 5:00pm
Penn State’s research expenditures reached a record high of $863 million for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, an increase of $27 million, according to Vice President for Research Neil Sharkey. The total included $534 million in federal funds, and $329 million from a combination of private funders, the Commonwealth, and university sources.


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