Weekly Wrap: 2FA; electronic cigarette danger; Title IX coordinator

A look back at the top stories for the week of Nov. 30

Cool temperatures and rain dominated the week after the Thanksgiving holiday at the University Park campus. Credit: Patrick Mansell / Penn StateCreative Commons

This week's top stories from across Penn State:

TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION: Beginning Dec. 3, two-factor authentication was activated on 2,300 websites behind WebAccess, the University's login authentication system for services such as WebMail, ANGEL and the Employee Self-Service Information Center.

PALEO PEACH: The sweet, juicy peaches we love today might have been a popular snack long before modern humans arrived on the scene, according to a fossil peach discovery in southwest China.

E-CIG DANGER: Electronic cigarettes produce highly reactive free radicals -- molecules associated with cell damage and cancer -- and may pose a health risk to users, according to researchers in the College of Medicine.

BREAKTHROUGH PRIZE: Two Penn State researchers were part of a team recognized with the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.

CARDBOARD CITY: A total of 18 teams and 20 student groups participated in this year's Cardboard City fundraiser at Penn State Behrend, an effort to raise money for the Second Harvest Food Bank.

GRAND CHALLENGES GRANT: Two University researchers were selected to receive a grant through the Grand Challenges Explorations program, an initiative by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

AAAS FELLOWS: Seven Penn State faculty members were recently named fellows of the America Association for the Advancement of Science.

TITLE IX COORDINATOR: Paul Apicella, an attorney with experience overseeing Title IX implementation in a university setting, was named Penn State's Title IX coordinator, a position the University created as one part of its efforts to address sexual misconduct.

Last Updated December 03, 2015