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Barnard College's Alina Wong named assistant vice provost for Educational Equity

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 3:00pm
Alina S. Wong, associate dean for student life at Barnard College, has been named assistant vice provost for Educational Equity, at Penn State effective June 1. Wong will work to further Penn State's diversity, equity and inclusion mission, and advocate on behalf of students.

Schuylkill hosts groundbreaking ceremony for Student Community Center renovation

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 2:52pm
Penn State Schuylkill hosts an official groundbreaking ceremony for the addition and renovation to its Student Community Center. Construction is set for completion by the fall 2018 semester.

'Midnight Clear' declared for tonight at University Park campus

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 2:34pm
The Office of Physical Plant has declared a "Midnight Clear" for snow removal from midnight tonight (March 21) through 7 a.m. Thursday morning.

Things to Do at Penn State: March 22-29

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 9:13am
A Broadway star performing with students, an interdisciplinary exploration of chocolate, and a lecture from the founder of the "Me Too" movement are among the events happening at Penn State this week.

Heard on Campus: Julissa Arce at the Penn State Forum

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 1:45pm
Julissa Arce, immigration and education advocate; co-founder and chairman of Ascend Educational Fund; and author of "My (Underground) American Dream"; spoke on her struggles as an undocumented immigrant during the Penn State Forum on March 20 at The Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus.

John Mason, Jr. appointed chancellor of Penn State Harrisburg

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 11:55am
John M. Mason, Jr., vice president for research and economic development at Auburn University in Alabama, has been appointed as chancellor of Penn State Harrisburg.

Penn State Centre Stage to present 'Kiss of the Spider Woman'

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 11:51am
Penn State Centre Stage will present "Kiss of the Spider Woman," directed by Darcy Evans, music directed by Loclan McKenzie Spencer, and choreographed by J. Austin Eyer, April 3-7, at the Playhouse Theatre.

President Barron pens op-ed on combating hazing and dangerous drinking

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 11:23am
An op-ed written by Penn State President Eric Barron on the topic of hazing and dangerous drinking appeared March 20 in PennLive. In the piece, Barron reflects on the critical importance of partnership to the success of any national efforts to promote student safety and combat hazing and dangerous drinking in fraternity and sorority life on college campuses across the country.

Forgetting details, getting the gist may prompt false memories in older adults

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:37am
As people age, they may rely on a type of memory — called schematic memory — that helps them remember the gist of an event, or situation, not the details. Relying on this type of memory may lead to the creation of more false memories, which could create confusion.

‘Jersey Boys’ works its way back to you

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:01pm
Tickets are on sale for the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State return engagement of the multiple award-winning jukebox musical “Jersey Boys,” a behind-the-scenes story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, at Eisenhower Auditorium for two performances, April 17 and 18.

Penn State Startup Week set for March 26-30 on University Park campus

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 9:30am
From March 26-30, Penn State Startup Week will welcome dozens of entrepreneurs and thought-leaders to the University Park campus to host workshops, mentoring sessions and pitch competitions designed to inspire attendees to make innovation a part of their careers.

Investment from Skip Smith to launch construction of Pollinators' Garden

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 7:00am
Investment from Penn State alumnus and leading philanthropist Charles H. “Skip” Smith will enable The Arboretum at Penn State to fulfill its long-standing vision for a garden that will attract and sustain native pollinator species of birds and insects.

Nittany Lion wrestlers repeat as NCAA champions

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 8:18am
The Penn State Nittany Lions rode a superb performance in the 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championships national finals to claim yet another NCAA title. Head coach Cael Sanderson's team was nearly perfect in the finals and clinched its seventh NCAA title in the last eight years on a pin from junior Bo Nickal.

March 13 Town Hall now available to view online

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 2:18pm
The Penn State Town Hall that took place on March 13 is now archived and available to watch online. At the event, Penn State Provost Nick Jones and Dean of the Graduate School Regina Vasilatos-Younken answered questions submitted by students on the topic of graduate student unionization.

Readers can choose from more than 40 Headlines Issues

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 8:00am
Do you want news specific to a Penn State college or campus? Do you want more news about arts, health, diversity, sports or other topics of general interest? Individuals may sign up for more than 40 individual Headlines issues targeting specific audiences.

Coming to a garden near you: An award-winning, Penn State-bred tomato variety

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 4:10pm
Valentine's Day may have passed for this year, but if you're in love with sweet, firm, antioxidant-rich — and award-winning — tomatoes that will perform well in your garden this season, you're in luck, thanks to a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. "Valentine," a new variety of grape tomato that germinated in the breeding program of plant scientist Majid Foolad, now is available commercially after nearly two decades in development.

Heard on Campus: Julissa Arce at the Penn State Forum

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 1:45pm
Julissa Arce, immigration and education advocate; co-founder and chairman of Ascend Educational Fund; and author of "My (Underground) American Dream"; spoke on her struggles as an undocumented immigrant during the Penn State Forum on March 20 at The Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus.

PennDOT provides construction update for North Atherton Street project

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:58am
Initial construction activity will get underway soon for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s 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.

The Medical Minute: Early vaccination key to preventing HPV

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 9:14am
Nearly half of adolescents aren’t receiving a pair of vaccines to prevent a virus many of them will get.

Penn State SBDC celebrating 20 years of stimulating economic growth and jobs

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 12:10pm
The Penn State Small Business Development Center is responsible for securing more than 2,000 jobs, 500 business openings and stimulating millions of dollars in economic growth in central Pennsylvania — according to client surveys conducted over the past two decades. Local businesses, community leaders and the Penn State SBDC staff will celebrate “20 Years of Client Success” at a luncheon March 23 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center.

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