Media Highlights

Media Highlights

  • 4/8/15

    In light of student interest, Paul Taylor, who heads the African American Studies department, worked with other professors to construct a class, "Understanding Ferguson."

  • 4/8/15

    Katherine Pearson, an elder law professor, said the case is significant for its view of Alzheimer's, implications for spousal rights for the general public and more.

  • 4/8/15

    Darrell Steffensmeier, a professor of sociology and criminology, said Mr. Juskin was the oldest killer whom he had come across in decades of studying age and crime.

  • 4/7/15

    Scientists have developed a low-cost device that uses sound to separate circulating cancer cells from blood samples for diagnostic, prognostic and treatment purposes.

  • 4/7/15

    Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute researchers studied battery chemistry in transit buses to better predict failures and also support safety systems.

  • 4/6/15

    Michael Gannon, a bat expert and professor of biology, said white-nose syndrome has caused a “dire” situation for many species of bats throughout the northeast U.S.

  • 4/3/15

    Food scientist Gregory Ziegler says the push to cut trans fats from food for health reasons has created demand for palm oil, an ingredient with environmental impacts.

  • 4/3/15

    Mark Ballora, associate professor of music technology at Penn State, transforms information from the natural world into sound — a process called sonification.

  • 4/2/15

    The Golden State produces nearly half the nation’s fruits and vegetables, explains Professor James Dunn, who studies how weather affects food prices.

  • 4/2/15

    Neonicotinoids, toxic to bees, are spreading to farms through direct seed treatments — a factor now measured by entomology grad student Maggie Douglas and her adviser.

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