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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State University Police, in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is investigating a message received by individuals in multiple locations on campus and across the state. At this time, police say the threat appears to be part of a national hoax, however, an investigation is ongoing.
Army veteran Jerry Pastories has fought through a tumor diagnosis, partial paralysis and the loss of his sight to earn his Penn State degree. This December, Pastories and his service dog Nittany will participate in graduation exercises at Penn State Greater Allegheny.
Penn State Transportation Services has announced parking information for fall 2018 commencement ceremonies to be held at the Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday, Dec. 15.
To practice mindfulness, you must pay attention. It might sound simple, but in our fast-paced society, being engaged in the present moment, on purpose and nonjudgmentally, can be a challenge.
As 2018 draws to a close, we review a small, representative selection of achievements and visual reflections on the year at Penn State, from among the many University-wide accomplishments in academics, research, athletics, student life and entrepreneurship. View a photo gallery and collection of news highlights at https://news.psu.edu/gallery/551371/2018/12/11/2018-year-pictures
Ryan Morris, a first-generation college student who was a National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) driver, has won a Schwarzman Scholarship, one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships.
This fall Penn State expects to award approximately 5,229 diplomas to students University-wide who are completing 213 associate, 3,823 baccalaureate, 993 master's, six law, and 194 doctoral degrees. Following is a compilation of fall 2019 commencement ceremonies and speaker information for Penn State's 24 locations.
Kristin Jantzie, who is graduating this weekend with a bachelor of science in business earned through Penn State World Campus, is in her 14th year as a Rockette at Radio City Music Hall. During the Christmas season, Jantzie performs in as many as four shows a day, six days a week.
Penn State President Eric Barron announced today (Dec. 11) the University is investigating ways to conserve land it owns roughly between Whitehall Road and Rothrock State Forest at Musser Gap, in Ferguson Township just outside of the University Park campus.
A section of Allen Toad located between Fischer Road and Curtin Toad is currently closed due to a fire in the Theatre Building basement.
To identify sound scientific methods to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, Penn State researchers led a Pennsylvania watershed workshop that explored ways to increase the number of riparian buffers in Pennsylvania. Riparian buffers have been used to improve water quality in both local streams and in larger watersheds.
The Institute of International Education’s “Open Doors” report shows Penn State holding strong in study abroad and hosting international students and scholars. The University continues to be among the top 15 in the U.S. in hosting international students, and among the top 20 in sending students abroad.
Tickets are available for the 44th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Banquet to be held Jan. 15, 2019, at the Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State’s University Park campus.
Patrick Jones, assistant vice president for academic affairs, online learning, at Drexel University, has been named chancellor at Penn State Schuylkill, effective Jan. 4, 2019. Jones has more than 30 years of experience in the field of education as an academic administrator, professor and band conductor, in addition to serving for 30 years in the U.S. Army and Air Force.
Penn State Professor Vivian Yenika-Agbaw has spent her life studying and analyzing hierarchical systems of oppression and race relations. Through her writing and teaching, she encourages compassion, empathy, inclusivity and social change.
Penn State sophomores Ezra Gershanok, Aaron Glatter, and Jacob Halbert have developed the Keyper, a phone wallet designed with a pocket specifically for a room key.
More than 600 promising new antimalarial drug candidates that inhibit the malaria parasite at an earlier stage in its lifecycle than most current drugs have been identified from a screen of more than 500,000 chemical compounds.
Fitness apps are easy to download and can help motivate people to start workout routines, but that may not be enough to sustain those routines in the long run. However, Penn State researchers suggest there may be ways to tweak those apps to inspire a deeper commitment to a fitness routine and help users hit their fitness goals.
Results from the latest Penn State Mood of the Nation Poll, conducted by the McCourtney Institute for Democracy, show that not only do people with opposing political beliefs fundamentally disagree, they find it difficult — if not impossible — to put themselves in the shoes of someone from the other side.
The University is seeking nominees for the role of 2019-20 Penn State Laureate, with nomination materials due by Jan. 21, 2019.
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