Rush Holt, executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), will headline a panel discussing the role of scientists helping to shape policy. The event, "Scientist-Citizen: Science Policy in the Age of Promise and Peril," will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 13 at the HUB-Robeson Center's Freeman Auditorium.
The School of International Affairs will further expand its diverse and accomplished faculty in fall 2017 with the addition of David Titley, retired Navy rear admiral and founding director of the Penn State Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk.
Expressions of patriotism can be important to the health of the nation and can serve as a rallying point for a diverse and multicultural nation. Equally important is the right to peaceful protest including the right to express opinions that some people might find antithetical to the nation. Recently this tension has come to the fore as athletes and other prominent public figures have begun silently protesting police abuses during the singing of the national anthem. This week’s column tackles this important issue.
It's not always easy to visualize the changes Penn State's University Park campus has undergone over the years. That's why one group of researchers is working to bring Penn State's history to life through 3-D modeling and virtual reality.