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American Indian powwow to be held April 1 and 2

The 13th annual New Faces of an Ancient People Traditional American Indian Powwow will be held April 1-2 at Mount Nittany Middle School in Boalsburg. 

Penn State ties second place as top producer of 11 Fulbright Scholars 2016-17

Penn State once again has been recognized by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as one of the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright Scholars in the 2016-17 awards cycle. This year, 11 scholars were recipients of this prestigious grant and Penn State tied for second place.

Penn State’s Roger Downs to receive AAG 2017 Presidential Achievement Award

Roger M. Downs, the Ruby S. and E. Willard Miller Professor of Geography in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, has been selected to receive the American Association of Geographers (AAG) 2017 Presidential Achievement Award.

STEP program continues to expand in summer 2017

The summer of 2017 will see an expansion of the Student Transitional Experiences Program (STEP), an optional summer program designed for students making the junior-year transition to University Park from another Penn State campus.

Penn State alumni establish scholarship to ‘produce a better world’

Penn State alumni Brian and Terri Green said three reasons sparked their decision to establish the Robert and Florence Green Memorial Scholarship in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.

Professorship money enables undergraduate students to conduct senior research

An endowed professorship is opening doors for two Penn State students to obtain laboratory experience as undergraduates. These materials science and engineering majors, Atraphol Sae-Tang and Evan McHale, are conducting research for their senior theses in the Millennium Science Complex with Susan Trolier-McKinstry, Steward S. Flaschen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering.

Alley wins prestigious award from Geological Society

Richard Alley, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences and associate of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Penn State, will receive the 2017 Wollaston Medal.

Webinar focuses on property values near shale gas sites

The findings of studies on how the values of residential property near shale gas/oil extraction sites have changed will be the topic of a web-based seminar to be presented by Penn State Extension. 

Pa. Agricultural College Herbarium has dappled history, deep roots

Ever wonder how you can identify a plant you've found in your yard or while conducting fieldwork? What about determining how plants in a particular location have adapted over time due to climate change? You can get help at the PAC (Pennsylvania Agricultural College) Herbarium, a kind of museum for plants.

Grad students create interactive EMS Museum exhibit on ocean acidification

Geosciences graduate students worked to create a new exhibit in the EMS Museum & Art Gallery. The exhibit focused on several students' research and employs numerous hands-on activities to create an interactive exhibit.