Learn how to integrate play into your work in a series of events led by Sandi Carroll, actor, educator, research fellow and program manager at the Arts and Design Research Incubator in Penn State's College of Arts and Architecture.
Today’s power systems are going through a significant transition to move toward a more sustainable framework. This can be seen by the increasing integration of renewable resources, the growth of distributed generation, the burgeoning need for dispatchable grid storage and heightened levels of demand by companies around the world.
Center for the Performing Arts staff member Medora Ebersole is using her experience as an education and community programs manager to develop an interdisciplinary project aimed at increasing knowledge of pollinator behavior — from bees and bats to birds and butterflies — to benefit food production efforts and battle the use of pesticides worldwide.
When Penn State’s Millennium Science Complex (MSC) opened its doors to researchers last fall, it inaugurated a new era of scientific discovery at the intersection of materials science, engineering, nanoscience and the life sciences at Penn State.
When Penn State's Millennium Science Complex opened its doors to researchers last fall, it inaugurated a new era of scientific discovery at the intersection of materials science, engineering, nanoscience and the life sciences at Penn State. The 297,000-square-foot research building is the culmination of 10 years of planning and more than three years of construction, making it the largest academic building on campus and one of the most complex construction projects in Penn State history.
The new International Sustainable Development Law Clinic gives Penn State Law students the chance to join University colleagues from a wide range of disciplines who are working to develop, design and implement humanitarian projects and social ventures in the developing world.
Five University and community organizations are joining together to sponsor a presentation that will focus on the problems and impacts of the recent events in Japan. "Disasters in Japan: A Community Discussion" will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, April 11 at Greg Sutliff Auditorium in the Lewis Katz Building on Penn State's University Park campus. A reception with refreshments and the opportunity to make donations to relief efforts in Japan opens the event at 6:30 p.m. Donations will be sent to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief Fund.
Stress and its role in heart disease was the focus of a one-day conference developed by William Gerin, professor of biobehavioral health. "We're aware that stress has a lot to do with chronic illness. The question is why -- what are the biological, social, and environmental factors involved," said Gerin.
Researchers from Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh are teaming up to find new ways to prevent and treat obesity. Thirty-five researchers convened on Penn State's University Park campus on May 3 to plan the first steps of this new initiative. The network also is seeking to expand its expertise and is seeking to collaborate with researchers interested in obesity research.