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Penn State alumna combines passions in Arboretum gift Penn State alumna combines passions in Arboretum gift
1 week 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
4 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
7 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
7 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
10 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
11 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
18 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]
Home Nursing Agency welcomes family hospice volunteers Home Nursing Agency welcomes family hospice volunteers
18 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — April is Volunteer Recognition Month, and Home Nursing Agency acknowledges the volunteers in its family hospice program. These volunteers fill essential roles within the program, which cares for patients with life-limiting illnesses and their caregivers. “Hospice [Read More]
Doctors may be unsure when kids' bad moods are serious or not Doctors may be unsure when kids' bad moods are serious or not
18 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
  HERSHEY — All children have moments of moodiness, but family medicine doctors and pediatricians may doubt their abilities to tell the difference between normal irritability and possibly bigger issues, according to Penn State researchers. When the researchers [Read More]
At 90, Cartey inspires OLLI students with his art and humor At 90, Cartey inspires OLLI students with his art and humor
18 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Jim Cartey is an architect by profession and an artist at heart. After a career spanning 50 years, including working for renowned architect A. William Hajjar, he retired in 1986 from his position as a staff architect at Penn State. For the past 17 years, he has volunteered [Read More]
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