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Things to Do at Penn State: March 15-22

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 8:00am
"Dirty Dancing" at Eisenhower Auditorium, a keynote by "Freakonomics" author Stephen J. Dubner, and Women's History Month panels are among the events happening at Penn State this weekend and next week.

College of Arts and Architecture Dean Barbara Korner to retire in 2019

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 7:00am
Barbara “Bobbi” Korner, who has served as dean of the Penn State College of Arts and Architecture since 2007, has announced her retirement, effective June 30, 2019. A national search to find Korner’s successor will begin this summer, with a new dean anticipated to be in place on July 1, 2019.

No such thing as 'uncured' corned beef, Penn State meat expert says

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 7:31pm
Millions of Americans will celebrate the St. Patrick's Day holiday this month with a "traditional" meal of corned beef and cabbage — but most won't pause to consider what makes the meat so distinctive or how it ended up being a tradition.

Town Hall covers range of graduate student unionization topics

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 6:58pm
Stipends and benefits, the upcoming union representation election, voting and research were among the topics covered during a Town Hall with Penn State leaders on March 13 that focused on graduate student unionization. The event, hosted by Provost Nick Jones and Dean of the Graduate School Regina Vasilatos-Younken, took place at University Park campus and was livestreamed for community members at all Penn State campuses to view.

Penn Staters rally for University at Capital Day 2018 in Harrisburg

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 4:09pm
Penn Staters descended on Harrisburg for Penn State Capital Day 2018 today (March 13), an event designed to bring together the University community and Pennsylvania elected officials.

Nittany Lion basketball to host Temple in NIT game March 14

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:16am
The Penn State men's basketball team has been selected for its 21st postseason appearance in program history, accepting an invitation to play in the 81st National Invitation Tournament (NIT). The Nittany Lions (21-13) will host in-state foe Temple (17-15) at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, in the Bryce Jordan Center.

Penn State professor to join Dalai Lama in panel discussion

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 9:00am
Robert Roeser, Bennett Pierce Professor of Caring and Compassion and professor of human development and family studies at Penn State, will take part in a panel discussion with the Dalai Lama on March 15 at the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamsala, India.

Town Hall on March 13 to focus on graduate student unionization

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 11:39am
On March 13, Penn State Provost Nick Jones and Dean of the Graduate School Regina Vasilatos-Younken will host a town hall meeting for graduate students on the topic of graduate student unionization from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Silent theater troupe Mummenschanz to perform 'You & Me' April 8 at Eisenhower

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:05pm
Mummenschanz, Switzerland’s famous silent minimalist prop-theater troupe, will perform “You & Me” at 4 p.m. April 8 in Eisenhower Auditorium.

Coaches Caravan to visit New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:00am
The Penn State Coaches Caravan will visit three East Coast cities this spring, with Penn State Head Football Coach James Franklin and Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour appearing at each of the three evening events.

Silent theater troupe Mummenschanz to perform ‘You & Me’ April 8 at Eisenhower

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 8:54am
Mummenschanz, Switzerland’s famous silent minimalist prop-theater troupe, will perform “You & Me” at 4 p.m. April 8 in Eisenhower Auditorium.

The Medical Minute: Small changes make big differences in digestion

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 7:58am
The bacteria in your gut do more than simply help digest your food. The microorganisms living in your digestive tract can also influence your overall health.

Opioid epidemic to be topic of April 6 panel presentation

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 8:37am
The Penn State College of Nursing and Clinical and Translational Science Institute will present a panel discussion April 6 to provide education and understanding of the opioid epidemic and its statewide impact. "The Opioid Epidemic: Impacts on Nursing, the Community, and Family" will take place from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in Freeman Auditorium at the HUB-Robeson Center.

Alumnus makes largest single gift to Penn State Worthington Scranton

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 3:35pm
Penn State alumnus Thomas F. Zenty, III has set a new standard for private giving to Penn State Worthington Scranton with a commitment of $1.6 million to create two scholarships for students with financial need.

Prescribed burn to be conducted between March 12 and May 25 at Arboretum

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 9:19am
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 March 12 and May 25. The burn site will be located in College Township near Big Hollow and Tower roads

Town Hall on March 13 to focus on graduate student unionization

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:57am
On March 13, Penn State Provost Nick Jones and Dean of the Graduate School Regina Vasilatos-Younken will host a town hall meeting for graduate students on the topic of graduate student unionization from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Brandywine’s Orchard Hall earns LEED Silver certification for sustainability

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:41am
Penn State Brandywine’s Orchard Hall has received LEED Silver certification for its sustainable design and environmental performance. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and has become a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.

Photo contest: Penn State pets

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 8:48am
Is your pup named Nittany and he bleeds blue and white, right down to his hand-crocheted, lion-paw doggie sweater? Then this photo contest is for you.

Penn State among top producers of Peace Corps volunteers

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 3:41pm
Penn State has for the seventh year been recognized among the nation's top producers of Peace Corps volunteers. With 54 undergraduate alumni serving overseas and working in fields such as agriculture, education, environment, health, community economic development and youth development, the University is No. 13 on the Peace Corps' 2018 rankings of colleges and universities in the large school category.

Penn State's ARL earns Navy research contract worth as much as $2.1 billion

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 1:48pm
The U.S. Navy has awarded the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State the largest research contract in the University’s history – worth as much as $2.1 billion over 10 years – to conduct research and development to improve U.S. national security.

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