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Parallel computing boot camp: hundreds learn together, miles apart
09/10/2018

Once a year students, faculty and staff around the country log in on their computers for the four-day XSEDE Summer Boot Camp. Attendees gather together on their respective campuses to learn about parallel programming and widely used supercomputing tools, such as Message Passing Interface (MPI), Open Multi-Processing (OpenMP), Open Accelerators (OpenACC), while also testing their computing skills.


NSF funds $3 million graduate training program focused on Food-Energy-Water
09/10/2018

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $3 million grant to an interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers to create a new graduate program that will train students to find solutions to real-world problems facing Food-Energy-Water (FEW) systems.


$490K grant funds unique Greenland glacier study
09/10/2018

A more comprehensive way to understand the fracturing of Greenland's Helheim Glacier may now be possible thanks to a $489,000 grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation to a team of Penn State researchers to launch a feasibility study.


Fall Research Unplugged speaker series to offer weekly talks starting Oct. 4
09/07/2018

Research Unplugged, the popular series of stimulating conversation with Penn State researchers, returns to Schlow Centre Region Library in October.


Study: Earth's ecosystems face 'major transformation' from climate change
09/05/2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Warming that took place over thousands of years following Earth's last ice age dramatically changed vegetation on much of the planet, according to a new study.


Multi-campus collaboration tells story of cancer in central Pennsylvania
09/05/2018

Penn State has launched its first cancer-related Story Map, "The Story of Cancer in Central Pennsylvania." The interactive geospatial map illustrates the extent of the cancer problem in the region. It also highlights patient navigators who help people overcome barriers to cancer care and action steps to help address cancer in the community.


Tom and Mary Ellen Litzinger create $1.2 million endowment for Shaver's Creek
09/04/2018

Mary Ellen and Tom Litzinger have established the $1.2 million Mary Ellen and Thomas A. Litzinger Endowment at Shaver's Creek through a bequest to ensure educational opportunities and a sustainable future for Shaver's Creek Environmental Center at Penn State.


Mann receives 2018 AGU Climate Communication Prize
09/04/2018

Michael Mann, distinguished professor of atmospheric sciences and director of Penn State's Earth System Science Center, is the 2018 recipient of the American Geophysical Union's Climate Communication Prize.


'Weather World' turns 35
09/04/2018

The Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science's television program "Weather World" is turning 35.


Climate science symposium to honor African-American meteorology pioneer
09/04/2018

Warren Washington became the second African-American nationwide to earn a doctoral degree in meteorology when he received his degree from Penn State in 1964, but his ties to the University extend beyond that.