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Penn State faculty member named College of Earth and Mineral Sciences dean

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 10:00
Lee Kump, professor and head of the Department of Geosciences at Penn State, has been named the new dean of Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.
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Gift to Penn State will support ongoing research in food safety, energy

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:22
When it comes to global challenges, there are none more pressing to Penn State alumni Frank and Janet Glasgow Dudek than food safety and clean energy. They are passionate about finding solutions to those challenges, and that's why they are providing $50,000 to Penn State to lead the way.
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Industrial engineering faculty, students honored at annual industry conference

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 08:45
Several faculty and students within the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering were honored for excellence at the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference in Pittsburgh.
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Penn State announces fixed-term faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2017

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 09:12
The following is a list of Penn State fixed-term faculty promotions, effective July 1.
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Penn State promotions in academic rank, effective July 1, 2017

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 09:10
The following is a list of academic promotions for tenured and tenure-line faculty members at Penn State, effective July 1.
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Sustainable Climate Risk Management Summer School marks fifth year

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 16:00
The Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM) is seeking applications for its fifth annual summer school, which runs from July 30 to August 4 at Penn State.
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Generosity, ingenuity characterized geoscientist’s 40-year career

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 15:28
Geoscientist Michael Arthur's four-decade career was highly collaborative and unconventional. He will retire on June 30, leaving behind a legacy as an innovative researcher and a champion for budding scientists.
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Penn Staters' voices heard at science march in Washington, D.C.

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 10:35
More than 130 members of the Penn State and State College communities traveled to Washington, D.C., last month to take part in the March for Science, a nonpartisan event organized to rally support for science.
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Alumni mentoring program underscores dedication to improving student experiences

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 12:59
Alumni of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences volunteer their time to benefit students in the college in the numerous ways, the newest of which is an alumni-student mentoring program.
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Sixteen EMS students recognized for scholarship, global experience and service

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 10:01
Sixteen students were inducted as laureates of the Earth and Mineral Sciences Academy for Global Experience (EMSAGE), which honors a select number of students in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences for their scholarship, service and global experiences.
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Five Penn Staters to receive Honorary Alumni Award

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 15:56
Five longtime Penn State champions and benefactors will be recognized by the Penn State Alumni Association and named honorary alumni.
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Integrative approach needed to protect crop biodiversity, researcher says

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 14:18
In a commentary in the April issue of Nature Plants, Karl Zimmerer, professor of geography, argues that a comprehensive approach to protecting the human use of biodiversity of agricultural crops is vital to a sustainable food future that addresses global hunger, increasing populations and changing climate.
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Schreyer Honors College presents graduating scholars with awards

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 10:14
The Schreyer Honors College distributed four annual senior awards to Scholars at a reception in the HUB-Robeson Center's Alumni Hall.
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Graham and interdisciplinary team awarded PNAS Cozzarelli Prize

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 15:51
A paper coauthored by Russell Graham, director of Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ Museum & Art Gallery and professor of geosciences, received the Cozzarelli Prize from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Each year, PNAS gives the award to the best published paper of outstanding scientific excellence and originality in the six broadly defined scientific areas of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Army captain balanced military training, deployment while completing his degree

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 09:00
Army Capt. Andy Duhon balanced his coursework with his military service and family as he earned his master’s degree through Penn State World Campus.
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Record 83 undergraduates receive 2017 Erickson Discovery Grants

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 14:46
Eighty-three students from across Penn State’s campuses will each be awarded a $3,500 Erickson Discovery Grant for summer 2017 through the Office of Undergraduate Education. The students will use the funds to immerse themselves in original research, scholarship, and creative work under the direct supervision of a faculty member.
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Grads to share how Penn State World Campus helped lead them to new careers

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 11:39
Christy Grim quit her job to take an internship she hoped would lead to a career in IT, and retired Air Force Lt. Col. Tom Fritz wanted to pursue his interest in sustainability. Both chose Penn State World Campus to learn the skills they needed to make career changes.
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Hands-on project teaches students the challenges of measuring precipitation

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 10:37
Do you ever wonder how much rain or snow falls during a storm? Measuring a storm’s total precipitation is a very challenging task, and, each year, a group of meteorology students gets to learn just how many factors are involved through a hands-on project that lets them design and build their own rain gauges.
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Movements of the body, movements of the Earth

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 08:51
Jen Taylor discovered and cultivated two passions, international dance and Earth science, during her four years at Penn State.
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Arts Festival weekend attracts alumni and family back to State College

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 07:38
With one daughter a Penn State alumna, another daughter a current student, and their son a hopeful Nittany Lion, the Stoffas have instilled in their family what Penn State has instilled in them — pride. They’ll return to Happy Valley this summer to express that pride during Arts Festival Weekend 2017, taking place July 12–16.
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