Penn State has become the first educational institution in the world, and the second location in North or South America, to partner with Short Edition of Grenoble, France. The innovative agreement developed by the Penn State University Libraries will deliver short, original pieces of Penn State creative writing into the public’s hands, encouraging direct community engagement with and conversation about writing by Penn State faculty, staff and students.
Seogchan Kang, professor of plant pathology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society, an honor given to members in recognition of distinguished contributions to the discipline of plant pathology.
The buzz of lawn mowers signals the arrival of spring as much as singing birds and kids playing outside. Yet, it’s easy to forget that the machines can cause serious damage if not used safely. In 2015, lawn mowers were responsible for sending more than 68,000 adults and about 13,000 children to emergency departments nationwide. “We need to remind people that these are dangerous machines, and the consequences are devastating,” said Penn State College of Medicine student Mariano Garay,
Researchers in the Penn State College of Nursing are testing an intervention that involves family members in the recovery process for individuals with dementia, following their short-term hospitalization for acute medical conditions.
Civil Rights Appellate Clinic students from Penn State Law were in the courtroom on the first day of the newest justice, Neil Gorsuch.
Penn State Worthington Scranton bid fond farewells earlier this month to four long-time employees -- faculty members John Dolis, Patricia Hinchey and Philip Mosley, along with Director of Development Maria Russoniello.
Farnoosh Torabi, a financial expert, bestselling author, speaker and host delivered the 2017 Penn State Smeal College of Business commencement address. Torabi is a 2002 Smeal finance graduate who was a Schreyer Scholar.
Donna Kuga, who was a student, athlete, coach, professor, athletic director, DAA and interim chancellor at Penn State Beaver, will posthumously receive the prestigious Robert J. Scannell Award from the Penn State University Athletic Conference.
Diana Fishbein, director of the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center and professor of human development and family studies, and Mark Feinberg, research professor of health and human development, are being honored by the Society for Prevention Research at its 25th annual meeting on June 1 in Washington DC.
A new undergraduate certificate program offered by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will give students interested in agricultural stewardship an opportunity for classroom and hands-on learning in the sustainability of agricultural soil and water resources. The Agricultural Stewardship and Conservation Certificate program will provide critical coursework and practical experience that will help make students marketable for jobs in the public and private sector.
Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Charles Godfrey Binder Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics at Penn State, and a group of multi-university researchers, have conceived an inexpensive solar cell that could provide electricity for every home in underdeveloped and emerging economies.
A June 6 panel discussion will address questions and provide information about the ownership of a guide dog, and will include members of regional and Centre County organizations, University contacts and other advocates.
For the second year in a row the Earth Day Birding Classic was held at Penn State Altoona as teams competed to identify by sight or sound as many species of birds as possible in 24 hours in Blair and nearby counties. Funds from the first classic were split between two local projects.
A group of institutions led by Penn State has received nearly $2.2 million for the first year of a planned four-year, $5 million project aimed at developing a model for engaging communities and stakeholders to ensure adequate supplies of good-quality water both for and from agriculture. Partners include the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service, Arizona State University and the University of Nebraska Lincoln.
Robinson Laventure, Penn State student in biological engineering, spent three months helping to redesign 3D-printed prosthetics for TakeaHand, a biotechnology company located in Santiago, Chile.