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MLK Week events include poster exhibit, films, choir concert MLK Week events include poster exhibit, films, choir concert
1 day ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State University Libraries’ annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week at Penn State highlights students’ creative expression through the fine arts as well as ongoing screenings of films from the Libraries’ collection depicting [Read More]
Piazzas speak with student leaders about Greek life safety Piazzas speak with student leaders about Greek life safety
19 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Jim and Evelyn Piazza, parents of Timothy Piazza, addressed student leaders in Penn State’s Greek-life community Aug. 29 as part of the “Reframing the New Member Experience” program. The Piazzas were invited by university President Eric Barron to speak at [Read More]
Marathon Read to commemorate 1968 Marathon Read to commemorate 1968
19 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — The Marathon Read will again occupy Pattee Mall on the Penn State campus for a community reading event Thursday, Sept. 13. The event’s theme is “Pages from 1968” and will commemorate 50 years since the watershed months of 1968, with resonant texts from that [Read More]
Penn State alumna combines passions in Arboretum gift Penn State alumna combines passions in Arboretum gift
23 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — A self-described “child of the environmental movement of the '70s,” Diane Cressman Blanton said the first Earth Day is “emblazoned on her mind.” The 1979 Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences alumna and retired president of Network [Read More]
Penn State hosts regional leadership development program for labor leaders Penn State hosts regional leadership development program for labor leaders
26 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — The School of Labor and Employment Relations and the Labor School at Penn State recently hosted a weeklong session for the Mid-Atlantic Labor Leadership Initiative. The regional leadership development program is the newest arm of the National Labor Leadership Initiative and [Read More]
Scientists find evidence of 27 new viruses in bees Scientists find evidence of 27 new viruses in bees
29 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — An international team of researchers has discovered evidence of 27 previously unknown viruses in bees. The finding could help scientists design strategies to prevent the spread of viral pathogens among these important pollinators. "Populations of bees around the world are [Read More]
Grimes honored with national poetry award Grimes honored with national poetry award
29 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Nikki Grimes, 2018 winner of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, will receive the national children’s poetry honor at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12, in the Downsbrough Community Room at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Following [Read More]
Penn Stater using 3-D printer to create customized sneakers Penn Stater using 3-D printer to create customized sneakers
32 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — For every challenge encountered in the process of building a business, Nicholas Unis, a junior in the Smeal College of Business, has relied not only on his own creative ingenuity and determination, but also on the resources and connections Penn State offers to budding [Read More]
$2.3 million grant will fund research on oxytocin neurons and social behavior $2.3 million grant will fund research on oxytocin neurons and social behavior
33 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
HERSHEY — A team of Penn State researchers is planning to create a new map of the brain that will establish a neural circuit diagram of oxytocin, a compound often associated with affection and emotional behavior. Researchers hope the map will give them insight into how oxytocin in the brain [Read More]
Flavor affects free radicals produced by e-cigarettes Flavor affects free radicals produced by e-cigarettes
40 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
HERSHEY – The flavor of an e-cigarette may affect more than a consumer’s taste buds, according to Penn State researchers who say the chemicals that make up the different flavors also produce different levels of free radicals, toxins often associated with cancer [Read More]
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