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State College Borough announces traffic changes for student move-in

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:15pm
State College Borough has announced traffic changes to help with the safe and efficient movement of traffic during student move-in for the upcoming fall semester.

College students may face pressures from opioid epidemic's secondary effects

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 8:30am
Even college students who are not directly suffering from opioid abuse and addiction may be caught up in secondary effects from the epidemic. A team of Penn State Lehigh Valley researchers found that about one in five college students reported in a survey that they knew someone who was addicted to pain medications, and nearly a third said they knew somebody who overdosed on painkillers or heroin. This may cause worry and anxiety above and beyond the typical financial and academic stress that college students face, the researchers added.

The Medical Minute: Preparing preteens for good hygiene practices

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 8:38am
Parents teach young children to bathe regularly, brush their teeth twice a day, and keep their hair neat and clean. But when those children enter puberty and their bodies begin to change, hygiene needs also change.

New technology improves CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing in mosquitoes, other species

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 3:20pm
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A technology designed to improve CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing in mosquitoes and other arthropods succeeds with a high degree of efficiency, while eliminating the need for difficult microinjection of genetic material, according to researchers.

Diverse symbionts of reef corals have endured since 'age of dinosaurs'

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 11:00am
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Coral-algal partnerships have endured numerous climate change events in their long history, and at least some are likely to survive modern-day global warming as well, suggests an international team of scientists.

Penn State Extension to help with On-Farm Readiness Reviews for produce growers

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:10am
In an effort to help produce growers comply with the new requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act, Penn State Extension has partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture on a new, voluntary program to conduct informal farm evaluations.

College of the Liberal Arts launches Master of Public Policy program

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 3:24pm
The Penn State College of the Liberal Arts has launched a new two-year, on-campus Master of Public Policy program that will equip students with the economic, analytic, ethics and management skills needed to address the world's most complex public and social issues.

Penn State Centre Stage launches season with Sneak Preview Celebration

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 8:43am
Penn State Centre Stage will kick off its 2018-19 season with a Sneak Preview Celebration, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, on the Playhouse Theatre Terrace.

University Police make armed robbery arrest

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 4:21pm
University Police arrested a man Tuesday, Aug. 7, for allegedly committing an armed robbery.

Responsive parenting intervention results in lower BMIs through age 3

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 11:30am
An intervention designed to promote healthy growth, which taught first-time moms how to respond with age-appropriate responses to their babies’ needs, resulted in children having lower body mass indexes (BMIs) when they were 3 years old.

Responsive parenting intervention results in lower BMIs through age three

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 11:30am
An intervention designed to promote healthy growth, which taught first-time moms how to respond with age-appropriate responses to their babies’ needs, resulted in children having lower body mass indexes (BMIs) when they were three years old.

Penn State helps to assemble expert task force to combat spotted lanternfly

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 1:50pm
Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences helped to assemble a multistate, interdisciplinary task force of more than 80 university, regulatory and agricultural industry representatives to fight the looming threat presented by the spotted lanternfly.

University Park campus to hold summer 2018 commencement Aug. 11

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 11:55am
Summer commencement ceremonies at the University Park campus are scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Don't avoid the outdoors, avoid tick bites

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 11:00am
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report earlier this year on the increase of tick-, flea- and mosquito-borne illnesses in the United States. Kurt Vandegrift, assistant research professor of biology at Penn State, and his lab are working to develop solutions that could help stop outbreaks of infectious diseases, like the ones mentioned in the CDC report, before they start.

Newschaffer named dean of the College of Health and Human Development

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 5:09pm
Craig J. Newschaffer, associate dean for research in the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University, has been named the new Raymond E. and Erin Stuart Schultz Dean of Penn State’s College of Health and Human Development, following a national search. Newschaffer’s appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2019.

Four Diamonds Mini-THON raises $7 million in 2017-18 to fight childhood cancer

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 5:05pm
As Four Diamonds Mini-THON commemorates 25 years of helping families in the fight against childhood cancer, the program is celebrating the success of students, teachers and the community in raising more than $36 million over the last quarter century.

The Medical Minute: Kidney stone prevention is worth the time

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 2:13pm
Anyone who has developed a kidney stone will tell you that the pain of passing one is worth an ounce of prevention. About 10 percent of the population will form a stone-like calcium deposit in the urinary tract at some point in their lives.

Penn State College of Medicine hosts 23rd annual White Coat Ceremony

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 2:09pm
First-year Penn State College of Medicine medical students, including those pursuing their doctorate of medicine and doctorate of medicine/doctorate of philosophy degrees, received their first white medical coats on July 27.

Spotted lanternfly headlines College Exhibits Building at Ag Progress Days

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 1:43pm
The looming threat posed by the invasive spotted lanternfly will take center stage in the College of Agricultural Sciences Exhibits Building and Theatre during Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 14-16. Displays and presentations in the building also will highlight programs related to pond management and bait-fish production, hemp research, animal health, and agricultural policy.

Love of art and love of ag: Penn State alum combines passions in Arboretum gift

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 10:53am
Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences alumna Diane Blanton recently contributed $50,000 to fund a five-month art installation at The Arboretum at Penn State.

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