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Gluttonous grubs: Insecticide efficacy in turfgrass is focus of study

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 2:21pm
Research underway at the Joseph Valentine Turfgrass Research Center on the University Park campus is focusing on the effectiveness of a neonicotinoid insecticide — imidacloprid — in controlling grub populations.

Penn State admissions application opens Aug. 1

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 8:46am
This summer marks the first year for Penn State’s early action as an option for Penn State applicants for summer/fall 2019. Penn State’s applications open Aug. 1.

Photos of female Penn Staters serving in the military requested

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 8:00am
In honor of this year's Military Appreciation Week theme, "100 years of women officially serving in the U.S. Armed Forces," Penn State Today would like to spotlight women in the military with a photo gallery.

Don and Viv Bellisario named 2018 Philanthropists of the Year

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 7:00am
Penn State has named Donald and Vivienne Bellisario its 2018 Philanthropists of the Year for their transformational support of the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications.

Route 322 westbound detour at Potters Mills to impact travel to University Park

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 4:53pm
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is alerting drivers that work on the Route 322/Potters Mills Gap project will resume at 7 p.m. on July 29. As construction restarts there will be changes to both the work schedule and traffic flow on the highway, including a westbound detour at Potters Mills that will impact those traveling to Penn State’s University Park campus from the east.

Pennsylvania Sea Grant receives $800,000 to combat invasive species

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 11:53am
An $800,000 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will support a two-year effort to control and prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species across Pennsylvania. The project will be led by the Pennsylvania Sea Grant program at Penn State Behrend.

Pennsylvania Sea Grant receives $800,000 to combat invasive species

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 11:53am
An $800,000 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will support a two-year effort to control and prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species across Pennsylvania. The project will be led by the Pennsylvania Sea Grant program at Penn State Behrend.

Changes to parking deck operations at University Park to begin week of Aug. 13

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 9:45am
Penn State Transportation Services will be implementing several operational changes at its gated parking facilities at University Park — the East, HUB and Nittany decks — beginning the week of Aug. 13.

Modeling use of communication tools may help children, adults be more successful

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 11:00am
Children and adults who use tools to help them communicate due to autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy or other developmental disabilities may have more success when family members, teachers and others around them model how to use the tools, according to a Penn State meta-analysis.

The Medical Minute: Small changes can go far in preventing childhood obesity

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 1:38pm
In the United States, the percentage of children and adolescents with obesity has more than tripled since 1970. Today, approximately one in five school-aged children (ages 6 to 19) is obese.

Wildfire management designed to protect Spotted Owls may be outdated

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 9:45am
According to a new study, forest fires are not a serious threat to populations of Spotted Owls, a species that acts as an indicator of biological health to the old-growth forests where they live. These findings suggest that management strategies for this species are outdated.

Federal funding awarded to support Penn State student parents

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 10:48am
The University has been awarded an $825,000 U.S. Department of Education grant designed to assist Penn State students who are also parents of young children by helping with child-care costs.

Advance feedback offered on strategic initiative seed grant funding proposals

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 8:00am
Penn State community members have been invited to submit ideas for pilot projects that are aimed at fulfilling the mission of the strategic plan to advance innovation, research, learning and engagement at the University and beyond. The committees on Advancing the Arts and Humanities, and Driving Digital Innovation, are offering to review short concept papers to give constructive feedback to assist in creating stronger proposals.

Fundamental science is the foundation for Penn State's innovative environment

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 8:00am
Penn State Vice President for Research Neil Sharkey joined other university senior research officers from across the country on Wednesday (July 18) to discuss research, policy, and economy-related topics. Sharkey emphasized that fundamental science provides the foundation for the University’s innovative environment.

Dambly, Schuyler re-elected chair, vice chair of Board of Trustees

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 2:28pm
Today (July 20), the Penn State Board of Trustees voted to re-elect Mark H. Dambly as chair and Matthew W. Schuyler as vice chair of the board.

Hershey Medical Center continues expansion and growth

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 2:13pm
The Penn State Board of Trustees approved final plans and funds for a new parking deck and loop road at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Board of Trustees approves tuition freeze for all Pennsylvania undergraduates

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 2:06pm
The Penn State Board of Trustees voted to approve the 2018-19 operating budget and tuition and fees schedule during its full meeting July 20 at Penn State Berks. The $6.5 billion budget includes no tuition increase for all Pennsylvania resident undergraduate students for the coming academic year.

Penn State Berks chancellor underscores 60-year history of campus and community

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 2:01pm
Penn State Berks Chancellor R. Keith Hillkirk highlighted the college’s 60-year history of community engagement and educational leadership, while discussing the growth and transformation of the campus, during the University’s Board of Trustees meeting today (July 20) on the Berks campus.

Trustees committee recommends design build team for West Campus parking garage

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:36am
In an effort to prepare for and support future College of Engineering construction, a recommended appointment of Clayco, Inc. of St. Louis, Missouri, as the design build team for the West Campus Parking Garage and roadway connections project at University Park was given the nod today (July 19). The Penn State Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning gave the initial go ahead, and the full Board will consider final approval of Clayco at its meeting on Friday, July 20.

Penn State entrepreneurial and research impact highlighted in City Lights series

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 10:25am
Penn State Alumni Association CEO Paul J. Clifford discussed the impact of the 2018 City Lights series to the Board of Trustees Committee on Outreach, Development and Community Relations today (July 19) at Berks campus.


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