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Sailing Stories

4/1/15The study of literature, oft thought to be a solitary one, brought adventure to Associate Professor of English Hester Blum, whose interest in nautical storytelling took her sailing on a 19th-century whaleship.

Summer Startup

3/31/15The Penn State Summer Founders Program is a new initiative to support student teams for the summer as they develop their entrepreneurial ideas. Teams to land the first set of grants will be announced at this year's #ISTStartup Week.

Weather on the Air

3/26/15For Meteorology students with broadcast ambitions, a partnership with the Department of Journalism provides real-world experience in front of the camera.

Paint the Court Pink

3/16/15At the Penn State Lady Lions' annual Pink Zone game, we're all on the same team in the fight against breast cancer. More than 700 survivors were honored at this year's half-time event.

The Artistry of Being Human

3/11/15As Penn State Laureate, Associate Professor of Theatre Susan Russell has dedicated herself to facilitating conversations among Penn Staters and beyond about dignity and "the artistry of being human."

Swajal's Sweet Water

3/5/15VIDEO: Graduate Advait Kumar created Swajal kiosks, which purify industrially contaminated water from the ground to the bottle.

Sound Technology

2/26/15A new degree option in the Penn State School of Music will allow musicians to explore the intersection of music and technology.

Ready to Dance

2/16/15VIDEO: On February 20, Penn State students will begin the annual 46-hour, no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon to raise funds in the fight against pediatric cancer. Behind the scenes, more than 3,000 student volunteers across fifteen committees are working hard to prepare for the main event.

Farming in a Hot, Dry World

1/21/15VIDEO: As climate change creates increasingly unstable weather conditions around the globe, a Department of Biology research project aims to help farmers adapt more quickly in a world that needs more food every day.