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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

A mobile app designed by Penn State researchers to help farmers and others diagnose crop diseases has earned recognition from one of the world's tech giants. PlantVillage, developed by a team led by David Hughes, associate professor of entomology and biology, was the subject of a keynote video presented at Google's TensorFlow Development Summit 2018.

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artist's rendering of a coastal ocean landscape

Connection of sea level and groundwater missing link in climate response

About 250 million years ago, when the Earth had no ice caps and the water around the equator was too hot for reptiles, sea level still rose and fell over time. Now, an international team of researchers has developed a way to track sea level rise and fall and to tease out what caused the changes in the absence of ice sheets.  Full story


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Penn State Law S.J.D. program helps students take education to the next level

After earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Mohammad Abdulla had distinguished himself with his knowledge and experience enough to earn a teaching position at his alma mater, the University of Sharjah, but he’d need a doctoral degree in order to achieve his goals — making Penn State Law’s doctor of juridical science, or S.J.D., program the perfect choice for him to take his career to the next level.  Full story

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