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Institute for CyberScience names spring 2018 distinguished visiting researchers
01/11/2018

The Institute for CyberScience will bring two acclaimed researchers to Penn State in spring 2018 through the ICS Distinguished Visiting Researcher Program. The program provides funding for accomplished scholars in computational science fields to visit, deliver seminars, meet students, and discuss potential collaborations with Penn State faculty.


Steidle Building earns LEED Silver certification
01/08/2018

Steidle Building, one of the most iconic buildings on Penn State's University Park campus, has earned LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council following an extensive renovation.


New course to examine science, policy and ethics surrounding climate change
01/05/2018

"Ethics of Climate Change," a new interdomain course being offered at University Park this spring, seeks to introduce students to the science, policy and ethics of climate change.


Power Up! Penn State's new data center crunches big numbers, solves big problems
01/04/2018

Too much of a good thing. That's the situation many scientists face in this age of Big Data. Thanks to a new data center at Penn State, researchers can now analyze huge amounts of information and complex models that were grindingly slow or impossible to handle before.


A Career on Ice
01/03/2018

Long-time research associate for Penn State's Ice and Climate Exploration group looks back on a career spent in Antarctica running field research operations, navigating extreme weather conditions and finding beauty in remote territory.


Penn State announces Global Programs Travel Grants 2017 competition results
12/20/2017

Twice a year, Global Programs solicits applications for international travel from faculty and graduate students. Based on the review committees' evaluations and recommendations, 30 applicants were selected for funding support. The awardees will travel to 19 countries on four continents. 


Researcher uses Westminster Abbey windows to shine light on glass myth
12/18/2017

John Mauro used the composition of glass found in the windows of London's Westminster Abbey to determine the glass's flow to a liquid is much faster than previously thought but still too slow to account for the windows being thicker at the bottom.


Schuyler’s professional expertise an enduring resource for graduate students
12/15/2017

Before concluding his keynote presentation at the Graduate School's Career Exploration Workshop at Penn State's University Park campus in October, Roy Schuyler III shared a piece of advice that reflects the way he has led his own life: "Leave a legacy."


Picture book empowers children, families to tackle climate change
12/13/2017

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.


Penn State geographers go to New Orleans for American Geophysical Union meeting
12/12/2017

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.