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Student Engagement Network summer 2019 grant application now open

Penn State undergraduate students from all campuses and fields of study who are interested in expanding their knowledge beyond the classroom through engagement experiences are encouraged to apply for a Student Engagement Network grant by Mar. 15.
Posted: February 22, 2019, 9:24 pm

AI Immersion Day will be rescheduled due to inclement weather

AI Immersion Day, originally scheduled for Feb. 20 at the Nittany Lion Inn, will be rescheduled for another date, due to inclement weather. Sessions and hands-on workshops will be presented by Microsoft, Amazon, Google and Oracle.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 2:37 pm

President Barron to discuss invasive species on WPSU's 'Digging Deeper' Feb. 17

Penn State President Eric J. Barron will discuss some of the new invasive species that have been introduced to Pennsylvania, what impact they might have, and what residents need to know during the next episode of WPSU’s “Digging Deeper” on Sunday, Feb. 17.
Posted: February 14, 2019, 12:00 pm

Students using augmented reality to bring THON to Penn State Children's Hospital

A team of Penn State students have develop an augmented reality experience to complement THON and bring its impact to children battling pediatric cancer at Penn State Children's Hospital who are unable to attend the event in person.
Posted: February 4, 2019, 12:11 pm

WPSU to host 27th annual Connoisseur's Dinner and Auction on Feb. 9

Renowned chef Diane Kochilas will share her unique Greek cuisine at WPSU Penn State's Connoisseur's Dinner and Auction on Saturday, Feb. 9, for an event that helps support public television.
Posted: February 4, 2019, 12:00 pm

Public policy professor examines how 'tools of democracy' can address inequality

Political polarization at the federal level makes it unlikely that solutions to address economic inequality will come from Washington, but individual states are taking action, according to Chris Witko, associate director of Penn State’s School of Public Policy. Witko discusses some of these policies on this week’s episode of the Democracy Works podcast, produced by the McCourtney Institute for Democracy and WPSU Penn State.
Posted: January 30, 2019, 2:54 pm

New Kensington students spend a ‘day on’ in honor of MLK

Students from Penn State New Kensington and four other campuses united to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the annual MLK Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 21.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 9:16 pm

Penn State mourns passing of philanthropist and arts patron Barbara Palmer

Barbara Palmer, whose lifetime of philanthropy is evident across Penn State and the Centre region, died peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 20. She was 93. Recognized by the University as an honorary alumna in 1987, Palmer was deeply engaged as a donor and a volunteer at the institution and in many organizations throughout the region.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 12:03 am

New labor rights and sustainability film series premiering

The Sustainability Institute and Center for Global Workers’ Rights are teaming up to bring a new monthly film series to the University Park campus in Spring 2019. Entitled "Intersections: Landscapes of Labor," the series highlights connections between workers’ rights, social justice, and sustainability. The first film will be "Sorry to Bother You" on Jan. 22.
Posted: January 16, 2019, 6:58 pm

President Barron to discuss fake news on WPSU's 'Digging Deeper' on Jan. 20

Penn State President Eric J. Barron will discuss the emergence of fake news, its impact on American culture and what it means for legitimate news media during the next episode of WPSU’s “Digging Deeper” on Sunday, Jan. 20.
Posted: January 16, 2019, 1:25 pm

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