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Penn State announces Global Programs Travel Grants 2017 competition results

Global Programs' fall 2017 travel grants have been awarded in three grant categories: Faculty Travel Grants, Transformational Travel Grants, and Graduate Student Travel Grants. Based on the review committees’ evaluations and recommendations, 30 applicants were selected for funding support. The awardees will travel to 19 countries on 4 continents. Congratulations!
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Researcher uses Westminster Abbey windows to shine light on glass myth

Gazing through the stained-glass windows of London's Westminster Abbey can evoke memories as diverse and vivid as the windows themselves, but to John Mauro, Penn State glass researcher, the windows sparked a quest to better understand the science behind the iconic portals to history.
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Schuyler’s professional expertise an enduring resource for graduate students

Since receiving master's and doctoral degrees in metallurgy at Penn State in 1972 and 1975, respectively, Roy Schuyler III has created a distinguished legacy of volunteer service and philanthropy at his alma mater.
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College of Earth and Mineral Sciences names fall 2017 student marshal

College of EMS Headlines - Wed, 2017-12-13 14:05

Varumporn Pimsen has been named the student marshal for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' fall 2017 commencement ceremony. She will lead the college's procession of graduates during the Penn State undergraduate commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. Dec. 16 at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus.

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Picture book empowers children, families to tackle climate change

One day a polar bear shows up at Sophia's house asking if it can come inside. Its habitat melted and the bear needs a new home. So starts "The Tantrum that Saved the World," a new children's book about climate change's effects on creatures and communities around the world, by Penn State researcher Michael Mann and author and illustrator Megan Herbert.
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Earth and Mineral Sciences alumnus Dowling named Alumni Fellow

Edward C. Dowling Jr., a graduate of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, was awarded the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow by the Penn State Alumni Association earlier this fall. The Alumni Fellow Award is the most prestigious award given by the Penn State Alumni Association.
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College of Earth and Mineral Sciences names fall 2017 student marshal

Varumporn Pimsen has been named the student marshal for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' fall 2017 commencement ceremony. She will lead the college’s procession of graduates during the Penn State undergraduate commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. Dec. 16 at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus.
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Penn State geographers travel to New Orleans for American Geophysical Union Meet

Faculty and students in the Department of Geography are among the many Penn State earth scientists participating in the 2017 American Geophysical Union meeting, which began Dec. 11 and runs through Dec. 15 in New Orleans. The geographers are highlighting applications of new visualization technologies for earth science topics.
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Jenni Evans elected president of the American Meteorological Society

Jenni Evans, professor of meteorology and atmospheric science in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State, has been elected president of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). AMS is the nation’s premier scientific and professional organization promoting and disseminating information about the atmospheric, oceanic and hydrologic sciences.
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Controlled burns limited severity of Rim Fire

College of EMS Headlines - Mon, 2017-12-11 10:14

Controlled burning of forestland helped limit the severity of one of California's largest wildfires, according to Penn State geographers.

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Penn State convenes leaders to discuss methane emissions regulation

College of EMS Headlines - Mon, 2017-12-11 10:09

Representatives from the state and federal government, the energy industry, environmental groups, and numerous Penn State colleges and campuses came together at Penn State on Nov. 29 for a conference on "Regulatory Approaches to Methane and Other Air Emissions from Unconventional Oil and Gas Operations."

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Gregory Jenkins: Faculty Profiles in Diversity and Inclusion

College of EMS Headlines - Mon, 2017-12-11 10:06

Gregory Jenkins' interest in meteorology and the environment can be traced back to his own childhood when he would find himself in the library, deciphering weather books or at home watching forecasts on television and wondering why they weren't correct. Now, his work at Penn State in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences brings together his fascination with meteorology, his goal of inspiring and encouraging his students, and his ambition of having a positive impact on underserved areas.

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Students aim to reimagine transportation through electric bike social enterprise

College of EMS Headlines - Mon, 2017-12-11 10:03

A group of Penn State students is getting charged up by Project BYOB, or "Bring Your Own Bike," a student-driven initiative that is working to create an environmentally friendly transportation system by converting standard bicycles to electric.

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Partnership celebrates global synergy, accomplishments at joint energy workshop

College of EMS Headlines - Mon, 2017-12-11 09:53

Members of the Penn State - Dalian Joint Center for Energy Research (JCER), a partnership between Penn State and Dalian University of Technology (DUT), one of the top research universities in China in energy and chemical engineering, met on campus recently to discuss ongoing research and collaboration initiatives and progress made in advancing clean energy research.

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Dinner honors Joel Myers, raises more than $350,000 for Renaissance Scholarships

College of EMS Headlines - Mon, 2017-12-11 09:50

Penn State's 41st annual Renaissance Fund dinner on Nov. 29 at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel honored Joel Myers, three-time Penn State alumnus; State College resident; and the founder, president and chairman of AccuWeather Inc.

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Penn State names Schlumberger 2017 Corporate Partner of the Year

College of EMS Headlines - Mon, 2017-12-11 09:47

Penn State honored oilfield services leader Schlumberger as its 2017 Corporate Partner of the Year.

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Controlled burns limited severity of Rim Fire

Controlled burning of forestland helped limit the severity of one of California's largest wildfires, according to Penn State geographers.
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Penn State convenes leaders to discuss methane emissions regulation

Representatives from the state and federal government, the energy industry, environmental groups, and numerous Penn State colleges and campuses came together at Penn State on Nov. 29 for a conference on “Regulatory Approaches to Methane and Other Air Emissions from Unconventional Oil and Gas Operations.”
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Penn State convenes leaders to discuss methane emissions regulation

Representatives from the state and federal government, the energy industry, environmental groups, and numerous Penn State colleges and campuses came together at Penn State on Nov. 29 for a conference on “Regulatory Approaches to Methane and Other Air Emissions from Unconventional Oil and Gas Operations.”
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Gregory Jenkins: Faculty Profiles in Diversity and Inclusion

Gregory Jenkins’ interest in meteorology and the environment can be traced back to his own childhood when he would find himself in the library, deciphering weather books or at home watching forecasts on television and wondering why they weren’t correct. Now, his work at Penn State in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences brings together his fascination with meteorology, his goal of inspiring and encouraging his students, and his ambition of having a positive impact on underserved areas.
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