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Damon Sims reflects on meaningful change in Greek life at Penn State

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 3:50pm
This week, President Barron invited Damon Sims, vice president for Student Affairs, to share his thoughts on the progress the University has made to refocus Greek-letter organizations on safety at Penn State and across the nation.

New NSF-funded center to explore chemistry of 'nanothreads'

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 9:31am
The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded $1.8 million to a team of scientists led by John Badding, professor of chemistry, physics, and materials science and engineering at Penn State, to establish the NSF Center for Nanothread Chemistry.

Student Transportation Fair comes to HUB lawn Aug. 28

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 8:00am
On Tuesday, Aug. 28, students can find out all they need to know about getting around campus and town — and possibly win some great prizes.

Four Diamonds teen rings bell to celebrate last cancer treatment

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 10:51am
“It’s hard to comprehend that this is the last treatment I’ll be getting. Right now, it feels kind of surreal.”

Penn State Smeal retains No. 1 rank in graduate supply chain education

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 10:39am
Gartner, Inc., has once again ranked Penn State Smeal College of Business as No. 1 in North American graduate supply chain programs in a recent report.

The Medical Minute: Working through life’s daily stress

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 3:37pm
Although some people are genetically more susceptible to the stressors of daily life than others, most could benefit from learning how to lower that stress before it negatively affects their physical and mental health.

Community events to bring students and local residents together

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 3:14pm
Students don’t just come to University Park when they choose to attend Penn State’s campus in Centre County. They’ll also be spending time in the State College Borough, and most likely Patton, College and Ferguson townships.

Shaver’s Creek to re-open Labor Day weekend after two-year expansion project

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 9:00am
Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center will re-open Labor Day weekend following a two-year expansion project that included major renovations to Penn State’s outdoor education field lab and nature center for the first time.

Births, deaths and collisions: Swift’s telescope snaps one millionth UV image

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 11:07am
The Ultraviolet Optical Telescope (UVOT) aboard the NASA’s Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory captured its millionth image on May 13. Swift's science and flight operations are controlled by Penn State from the Mission Operations Center at the University Park campus.

Welcome to Penn State: the musical

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 10:37am
During Welcome Week, first-year Penn State students will attend a debut performance of "Results Will Vary*," an interactive theater production that explores the reality of life as a Penn State student. Written and performed by students in the School of Theatre, the show uses stories, sketch comedy and songs to explore topics like diversity, alcohol and drug use, sexual assault prevention and more.

Barron blog discusses diversity, inclusion efforts with students

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 10:31am
As the academic year gets underway, Penn State President Eric Barron discusses ways the campus community can help to foster respect and meaningful dialogue across the University, to make all feel welcomed and safe at Penn State.

Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center receives $1 million grant to upgrade

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 8:52am
Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center will use a $1 million dollar grant to create hybrid catheterization labs on its Bern Township campus.

Reminder: Pollock Road closed to through traffic near Old Main

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:29am
A section of Pollock Road located near Old Main remains closed to motor vehicle traffic as the fall semester commences at the University Park campus. The section closed permanently on June 17 to re-establish the area as a pedestrian zone in accordance with Penn State’s long-term campus master plan.

New LionPATH features announced for students and faculty

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:29am
Just in time for the 2018-19 academic year, LionPATH has some new features to improve the user experience. Students can now take advantage of a new calendaring feature, as well as new course and grade notifications. Faculty can benefit from new class roster enhancements.

Penn State introduces new, mobile-friendly online visitor maps

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 8:00am
Visitors to Penn State’s locations statewide will find it easier to navigate their way around campus with the launch of new, enhanced online maps. Updated maps are now available for University Park and the majority of the Commonwealth Campuses.

Kaltura now available for Penn Staters to store and stream media

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:26pm
Kaltura, a media management and streaming platform, is now available for Penn Staters to store and stream media and integrate with Canvas.

WPSU nominated for regional Emmy awards’ top honor for station excellence

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 9:00am
WPSU Penn State has been nominated for the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Emmy awards’ top honor as the public media station earned 10 nominations for excellence in the television and media industries.

The Medical Minute: Lessen the risk of ACL injury for high school athletes

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 1:30pm
An athlete is sailing through the air or making a quick turn when all of a sudden he or she hears a “pop” in the knee. An athlete who experiences this followed by sudden pain and swelling often receives the much-feared diagnosis of an anterior cruciate ligament tear.

Scarlet macaw DNA points to ancient breeding operation in Southwest

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 3:04pm
Somewhere in the American Southwest or northern Mexico, there are probably the ruins of a scarlet macaw breeding operation dating to between 900 and 1200 C.E., according to a team of archaeologists who sequenced the mitochondrial DNA of bird remains found in the Chaco Canyon and Mimbres areas of New Mexico.

E-books provide student savings through Penn State partnership

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 2:00pm
A Penn State program has saved online learners an estimated $1.2 million in the cost of buying textbooks since it launched in the fall of 2017.

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