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.
Visitors and Neighbors
Visitors and Neighbors
More than 130 members of the Penn State and State College communities traveled to Washington, D.C., last month to take part in the March for Science, a nonpartisan event organized to rally support for science.
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.
The Pennsylvania Center for the Book, sponsored by Penn State University Libraries and its dean, recently recognized the Pennsylvania winners of the 2017 Letters About Literature contest. A nationwide event sponsored by the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress, the contest invites students in three grade levels to write letters to authors — living or dead — about how an author's words affected them or changed their worldview.
Medical school commencement marks a milestone in the lives of these identical twins -- and a fork in the road where they will head in separate directions.
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.
From the generous donations of books from community members throughout the year, the State College branch of the American Association of University Women generated more than $143,500 in gross sales from its annual used book sale, held May 13-16 at the Snider Agricultural Arena on Penn State’s University Park campus.
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.
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.
Kaitlyn Rhubright, an undergraduate student majoring in criminal justice and psychology at Penn State Harrisburg, was one of just 11 Penn State students selected to present their research to Pennsylvania legislators at the State Capitol Building in Harrisburg, on April 25.
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.
Bug Camp for Kids, an educational day camp for 8- to 11-year-olds, will be held June 26-29 on the University Park Campus. Students will observe and collect insects and participate in laboratory exercises to study a broad range of biological, ecological and environmental topics. Registration closes June 1st, so register now at http://ento.psu.edu/public/kids/bug-camp-for-kids.
President Eric J. Barron’s monthly show, “Digger Deeper,” will air at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on May 21 on WPSU-TV. This month’s show will focus on the impact a Penn State summer camp can have on middle school students’ attitudes toward science.