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100 years ago in 1918: Penn State becomes a military training ground

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 8:19am
Grenade throwing, bayonet practice and trench construction were all very much a part of life on the University Park campus of Penn State 100 years ago. While a military component had always been a part of the University’s curriculum, World War I brought about a military presence the likes of which the campus had never seen. Protecting our nation was a compelling ideal for many Americans.

2018-19 annual compliance training available Oct. 24

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 3:54pm
A new 2018-19 version of the mandatory Annual Compliance Training (ACT) course for University employees and others will be released on Oct. 24. To improve reporting and minimize confusion, information on web accessibility has been added to the course, as well as new content focusing on the Penn State Hotline and what happens after misconduct is reported.

Homecoming parade provides hands-on learning opportunity for Penn State students

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 1:09pm
Each year, the traditional Penn State Homecoming parade provides a valuable opportunity for students in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications. In what has become a tradition itself, the students produce the webcast of the event that is available to Penn Staters worldwide.

Blue Band provides creative outlet for analytical minds

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 4:24pm
Heather VanGorder, Jack Beam, David Snowiss and Sean Penfield are four of the 12 College of IST students currently in the Penn State Blue Band. The student-musicians say that the Blue Band gives them a creative outlet to balance their analytical classwork and majors.

Night to day: Penn State campus unites to shed light on student's dream

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 8:50am
Mackinly Adams suffers from actinic prurigo and hasn't been in a conventional school setting since the fourth grade. Penn State New Kensington has helped make his dream of having a full college experience a reality.

Penn State Scranton opens LaunchBox in South Scranton

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 2:23pm
The Scranton LaunchBox, a community entrepreneurial initiative undertaken by Penn State Scranton, was officially opened on Tuesday, Oct. 2, with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Penn State President Eric Barron, other Penn State administrators, as well as regional economic development and public officials.

Larger cities have smaller water footprint than less populated counterparts

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 1:41pm
Global sustainability is important now more than ever due to increasing urban populations and the resulting stress it can have on natural resources. But increased populations in cities may lead to greater efficiency, as a team of Penn State researchers discovered when they analyzed the water footprint of 65 mid- to large-sized U.S. cities.

What's new at my campus?

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 8:10am
Penn State’s campuses continue to develop and change over time and this year is no different. Some of the University’s locations have experienced growth in the form of new infrastructure, other campuses have new leadership at the helm; and still other locations have first-time academic programs and degrees to offer students.

What’s new at my campus?

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 8:10am
Penn State’s campuses continue to develop and change over time and this year is no different. Some of the University’s locations have experienced growth in the form of new infrastructure, other campuses have new leadership at the helm; and still other locations have first-time academic programs and degrees to offer students.

The Medical Minute: Mental health, overall wellness for breast cancer patients

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 3:30pm
It’s bad enough that breast cancer attacks physical health, but it can also take a toll on mental health and overall wellness.

Things to Do at Penn State: Oct. 4-11

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 8:48am
What's happening at Penn State? Here's a look at some of the cultural events taking places at the University this weekend and next week, including the Blue Band's Bandorama, Arts Day and a lecture by investigative journalist Ben Bradlee Jr. at Penn State Hazleton.

Latin may help students bridge their native language with English

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 8:00am
Researchers found that teaching English Learners — students who aren’t fluent in English and often come from homes where a language other than English is spoken — the Latin roots of words helped them problem solve the meaning of unfamiliar words.

Penn State trustee's gifts to create ag sci professorship, medical scholarship

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 4:50pm
During a Sept. 30 ceremony held at the residence of Penn State President Eric Barron, Penn State trustee Keith E. Masser and his wife, Helen E. Masser, signed documents to create a professorship in the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences and a scholarship in the Penn State College of Medicine.

Penn State launches new consortium to combat the opioid crisis

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 2:00pm
Pennsylvania is one of the states most impacted by the growing opioid epidemic, with one of the highest overdose death rates in the country — but a new initiative bringing together experts from across Penn State aims to combat this crisis through data-driven, evidence-based innovation.

New predictive models may transform personalized treatment of infectious disease

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 9:22am
A new National Institutes of Health (NIH) High-Risk, High-Reward grant will allow Penn State’s Steven Schiff and team to explore a radically changed approach to predicting, preventing and treating infectious disease at the individual level at point-of-care. This venture provides the researchers an opportunity to explore a new way of addressing critical unmet needs, especially in the developing world.

New predictive models may transform personalized treatment of infectious disease

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 9:22am
A new National Institutes of Health (NIH) High-Risk, High-Reward grant will allow Penn State’s Steven Schiff and team to explore a radically changed approach to predicting, preventing and treating infectious disease at the individual level at point-of-care. This venture provides the researchers an opportunity to explore a new way of addressing critical unmet needs, especially in the developing world.

Giraffe babies inherit spot patterns from their mothers

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 8:25am
Some features of a giraffe’s spot pattern are passed on from mother to baby, according to a new study led by researchers from Penn State.

Computer model may help scientists split up, reassemble proteins on command

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 5:00am
Researchers say that a computer-guided algorithm they created may help scientists find just the right spot to split a protein and then reassemble it to functionality. They add this could be another step — perhaps even a dance step — toward using chemical and light signals to create new medical treatments — for instance CAR T-cell therapy — and biosensors.

Penn State recognizes Ernst & Young as Corporate Partner of the Year

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 2:00pm
Penn State has named Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) as its 2018 Corporate Partner of the Year. The award recognizes EY’s longstanding relationship with the University, which has involved a vibrant recruiting presence and philanthropic support for initiatives that foster excellence and diversity at Penn State.

John E. Morgan Foundation named inaugural Foundation Partner of the Year

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 2:00pm
Penn State has named the John E. Morgan Foundation its inaugural Foundation Partner of the Year. The award recognizes the Morgan Foundation’s long history of philanthropy toward a wide range of programs across the University.

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