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Markowski elected Fellow of the American Meteorological Society

Paul Markowski has been elected a 2019 Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). He is one of 27 new Fellows who were honored at the 99th AMS annual meeting held Jan. 6-10 in Phoenix.

Ancient climate change triggered warming that lasted thousands of years

A rapid rise in temperature on ancient Earth triggered a climate response that may have prolonged the warming for many thousands of years, according to scientists.

Seven will receive Distinguished Alumni Awards in 2019

Seven Penn State alumni selected by the Penn State Board of Trustees will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award, which is the University's highest honor presented to its alumni. 

Graduate Writing Center celebrates 20th anniversary

Penn State's Graduate Writing Center (GWC) is celebrating 20 years of service to graduate students this month. Founded in January 1999, it was one of the first writing centers dedicated to graduate-level communication.

Rolling Reading Series lecture rescheduled for Jan. 31

The Mary E. Rolling Reading series lecture by Penn State professors Julia Spicher Kasdorf and Steven Rubin originally scheduled for Jan. 24 will now take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31 in Paterno Library's Foster Auditorium.

Air Force funds polymer materials research for light-speed computing

 Robert Hickey, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, will use a $450,000 grant from the United States Air Force to research nanostructured polymer materials for applications in integrated optical circuits, which could allow computers to process information at light-speed.  

A microbial hot spring in your basement

Microbes that thrive in some of the most extreme places on Earth have discovered another cozy place to live -- inside homes across the United States.

Understanding physics could lead to big gains in shale oil recovery

Oil companies are missing out on vast sums of recoverable oil in unconventional reservoirs, according to Penn State experts.

$1 million Army grant aimed at adaptive fluid materials

Lauren Zarzar, assistant professor of chemistry at Penn State, has been awarded a five-year, $1 million grant from the U.S. Army to conduct research related to reconfigurable fluids.

Outgoing Vice Provost Adewumi granted emeritus status

Michael Adewumi, a Penn Stater for over 30 years, has been granted "emeritus" status by University President Eric Barron.