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Alumni Association announces inaugural class of Young Alumni Ambassadors

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 3:05pm
Five recent graduates have been selected for the inaugural class of the Young Alumni Ambassador Program. All of these ambassadors will be matched with an alumni volunteer leader and an affiliate group of the Penn State Alumni Association, as well as a professional mentor to provide a year-long learning experience across the Penn State network.

Removing digital devices from the bedroom can improve sleep for children, teens

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:26am
Removing electronic media from the bedroom and encouraging a calming bedtime routine are among recommendations Penn State researchers outline in a recent manuscript on digital media and sleep in childhood and adolescence.

Penn State Basketball playing exhibition game at Lafayette for hurricane relief

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:16pm
The Penn State and Lafayette College men’s basketball programs have partnered with the One America organization for an exhibition game in support of hurricane relief to be held on Saturday, Nov. 4. Doors at the Kirby Center on the Lafayette campus will open at noon with tipoff at 1 p.m. ET.

Things to Do at Penn State: Nov. 2-9

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 3:13pm
This week's cultural highlights include visits to Penn State by satirist Bassem Youssef, dubbed the "Jon Stewart" of Egypt; cellist Yo-Yo Ma; and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

Penn State launches new cancer biology program

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:28am
Penn State is launching a new graduate program dedicated to cancer biology. The new program will focus on the molecular, cellular and translational aspects of cancer.

2018 Benefits Open Enrollment has begun -- make your selections by Nov. 17

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 8:12am
The 2018 Benefits Open Enrollment period has begun and Human Resources is excited to offer faculty and staff comprehensive and interactive tools and resources to assist with these important benefits decisions.

2018 Benefits Open Enrollment has begun — make your selections by Nov. 17

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 8:12am
The 2018 Benefits Open Enrollment period has begun and Human Resources is excited to offer faculty and staff comprehensive and interactive tools and resources to assist with these important benefits decisions.

Deans of the Liberal Arts, Health and Human Development colleges to step down

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:01am
Susan Welch, the Susan Welch Dean of the College of the Liberal Arts and professor of political science, and Ann Crouter, the Raymond E. and Erin Stuart Schultz Dean of the College of Health and Human Development and professor of human development, will leave their posts on June 30, 2018. Both are longstanding and highly respected members of the Penn State community, each with decades of service to the University.

Deans of the Liberal Arts and Health and Human Development colleges to retire

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:01am
Susan Welch, the Susan Welch Dean of the College of the Liberal Arts and professor of political science, and Ann Crouter, the Raymond E. and Erin Stuart Schultz Dean of the College of Health and Human Development and professor of human development, have announced their retirements. Both are longstanding and highly respected members of the Penn State community, each with decades of service to the University. They will both retire on June 30, 2018.

A conversation with Lonnie G. Bunch III

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 5:08pm
Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, shared his insight and experience on creating a museum that “embraces not only African-American history and culture, but how that history has shaped America’s identity.” Bunch will be presenting a public lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the HUB-Robeson Center.

Best birthday ever: 12-year-old weather fanatic gets to meet meteorology hero

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 1:48pm
Cullen Slattery’s surprise birthday trip to State College included an opportunity to meet one of his favorite meteorologists, Penn State alumnus Bernie Rayno, and visit with meteorology students from Penn State's Campus Weather Service.

2018 Benefits Open Enrollment starts Nov. 1

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 8:33am
The 2018 Benefits Open Enrollment period starts tomorrow (Nov. 1) and runs through Nov. 17. The time is now to begin reviewing and researching your benefits options – if you haven’t done so already.

Two Penn State fraternities lose recognition over violations

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 9:10am
Following separate organizational conduct processes overseen by the University, Penn State officials have immediately revoked recognition of Delta Upsilon fraternity until the end of the 2018 spring semester and revoked University recognition of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity (Omega Gamma Chapter) until the end of spring semester 2019 as the result of several violations of University rules.

Arboretum to conduct prescribed burn between Nov. 1 and Nov. 22

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 3:09pm
The Arboretum at Penn State, in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy and the Pennsylvania Game Commission, will conduct a prescribed burn on a 12-acre portion of the Arboretum site between Nov. 1 and Nov. 22.

Military Appreciation Week starts Nov. 3

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 2:30pm
Penn State’s Military Appreciation Week will be held from Nov. 3 through Nov. 12, in conjunction with Penn State Homecoming.

Founding director of Museum of African American History and Culture to speak

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 12:51pm
Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., will give a free, public talk titled “The Challenge of Building a National Museum,” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1, in the Freeman Auditorium of the HUB-Robeson Center. Bunch has spent nearly 30 years in the museum field where he is regarded as one of the nation’s leading figures in the historical and museum community.

Greek-letter relationship statement implementation beginning

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 11:48am
Penn State has completed another key measure as part of the ongoing roll out of aggressive new Greek-letter organization safety initiatives. The relationship statement is now posted online and will be signed by each Greek-letter organization member as a sign of commitment acknowledging their responsibilities and their primary support of student safety.

Students dig in to help create new value from potatoes

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 5:05pm
Sterman Masser, Pennsylvania's largest potato producer, knows consumers aren't reaching for 5- and 10-pound bags of raw potatoes like they used to, and growing its business means developing new value-added products. So students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are working on finding solutions to this market challenge.

Astronomers discover 'sunscreen snow' falling on hot exoplanet

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:06am
Astronomers at Penn State have used the Hubble Space Telescope to find a blistering-hot giant planet outside our solar system where the atmosphere "snows" titanium dioxide — the active ingredient in sunscreen. This discovery, and other observations made by the Penn State team, provide insight into the complexity of weather and atmospheric composition on exoplanets, and may someday be useful for gauging the habitability of Earth-size planets.

General Assembly approves Penn State's 2017-18 appropriation

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 8:00am
The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed Penn State’s 2017-18 non-preferred appropriations bill on Oct. 25 after a delay of more than three months. As proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf in February, the bill includes level funding of $230.4 million for Penn State’s general support appropriation. The bill also includes increases of $2 million for Pennsylvania College of Technology and $500,000 for Penn State Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension, for a total appropriation of $318.2 million.

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