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Tuesday, February 18, 2020


THON crew, 46 LIVE

Students ready for annual THON webcast

The webcast of THON, produced by Bellisario College students through 46 LIVE, begins at 5 p.m. Feb. 21, one hour before the event begins, and runs until its conclusion at 4 p.m. Feb. 23.  Full story

Nittany Lion in Parade

Penn State announces 2020 Homecoming game and week

The 2020 Homecoming Executive Committee has announced that Penn State's 2020 Homecoming week will be held Oct. 11-17, with the Homecoming parade set for Friday, Oct. 16, and the Homecoming football game taking place on Saturday, Oct. 17, against the Iowa Hawkeyes.  Full story

An exterior photo of the State Capitol Building in Harrisburg

Governor proposes $2.35 million in funding for Invent Penn State

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has announced a proposal to provide $2.35 million in funding for Invent Penn State as part of a $12.35 million spending initiative focused on technology and innovation programs. If approved, the funding would enable Penn State to expand its entrepreneurship programming and pilot four new innovation hubs in underserved areas of the state.  Full story

Large group in Capitol rotunda

Advocate Penn State Capital Day set for March 24 in Harrisburg

All students, alumni, employees and supporters are invited and encouraged to attend Advocate Penn State Capital Day in Harrisburg on March 24. The annual event brings hundreds of Penn Staters from across the University community to meet with their elected officials and share stories of the many ways Penn State benefits the Commonwealth and its residents as a 21st century land-grant institution.  Full story

Birgitt Boschitsch at an event honoring the 30 Under 30 in Science by Forbes magazine for 2020.

Mechanical engineering alumna named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Science

In the year since she graduated with her doctorate in mechanical engineering, Penn State alumna Birgitt Boschitsch’s life has been a nonstop whirlwind as the co-founder and chief executive officer of the startup spotLESS Materials. But she momentarily stopped in her tracks when Forbes magazine announced she was honored as a 30 Under 30 in Science for 2020.   Full story

Honey bee on flowers

Insecticides becoming more toxic to honey bees

During the past 20 years, insecticides applied to U.S. agricultural landscapes have become significantly more toxic — over 120-fold in some midwestern states — to honey bees when ingested, according to a team of researchers.  Full story

A woman shopping for produce.

Lower protein diet may lessen risk for cardiovascular disease

A plant-based diet may be key to lowering risk for heart disease. Penn State researchers determined that diets with reduced sulfur amino acids — which occur in protein-rich foods, such as meats, dairy, nuts and soy — were associated with a decreased risk for cardiovascular disease.  Full story