Media Highlights

Media Highlights

  • 2/25/13

    Rob Crassweller, Penn State pomologist, spoke at length to local fruit growers about expected changes in pruning, pests, production and plant diseases. He and other Penn State Extension scientists have compiled "what we think might happen, with what scientists are talking about now."

  • 2/24/13

    Thousands of people flocked to the Bryce Jordan Center Sunday for the Penn State Lady Lion's Pink Zone game. All of the day's proceeds go to local breast cancer causes. Last year, the Lady Lions donated more than $200,000.

  • 2/21/13

    Penn State's initial offerings will be relatively short courses of 6 to 12 weeks, including an introduction to geospatial analysis, which could lead directly into a World Campus or on-campus program on the same material.

  • 2/21/13

    This year, the company Turnitin has helped Penn State's Smeal College of Business find 48 applicants who apparently plagiarized their admissions essays since October. All were rejected.

  • 2/20/13

    Some films are meaningful because they are not just sad or just happy but rather focus on the human condition, says Mary Beth Oliver, co-director of the Media Effects Research Laboratory at Penn State.

  • 2/19/13

    Supermarket shoppers may notice an increase in the price of steaks and ground beef this year. Tom Ford, Penn State Extension educator, explains why.

  • 2/19/13

    The Penn State University community has every reason to be proud of the record-breaking $12.37 million this year's THON raised to fight pediatric cancer.

  • 2/20/13

    A Penn State graduate student working on the Yellowstone Wolf Project has launched an Internet campaign to raise funds for a website that will let visitors upload wolf photos along with location information and other data.

  • 2/18/13

    Experts say global warming could lead to more blizzards but less overall snow. Penn State climate scientist Michael Mann said the recent Northeast snowstorm resulted from a perfect set of atmospheric conditions: Arctic air colliding with unusually warm oceans. 

  • 2/16/13

    Based on reports, the light streaking in the Northern California sky was a sporadic meteor, or fireball, and not a major event, said Mike Hankey, operations manager for the American Meteor Society at Pennsylvania State University.

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