Weekly Wrap: Barron message; Women's volleyball; Distinguished Alumni

A look back at the top stories for the week of Nov. 26

Tim Pillsbury, graduate research assistant at Penn State’s Materials Research Institute, positions a sample of topological insulate for measurement in an angle-resolved photo emission spectrometer (ARPES) at his Davey Laboratory facility. Pillsbury is measuring the band structure and electronic properties of the sample. Credit: Patrick Mansell / Penn StateCreative Commons

A look back as some of the top stories from across Penn State:

$7M DARPA GRANT: A Penn State-led research team is hoping to enlist insects as allies in an effort to make crops more tolerant of environmental stressors, after the crops are already growing in the greenhouse or field.

BARRON MESSAGE: Penn State President Eric Barron shared a message with the University community regarding tax reform legislation under consideration in Washington, D.C., and its potential negative impact on the University.

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI: Eight Penn State alumni have been selected to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award, the University's highest honor presented to alumni.'

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: The Penn State women's volleyball team has claimed the No. 1 overall seed in the 2017 NCAA Tournament.

TEACHER STRESS: Teaching continues to be linked to high levels of chronic stress, according to health researchers from Penn State and the University of Virginia.

PHOSPHOLUTIONS ON CAPITOL HILL: Penn State startup company Phospholutions was one of 20 startups to participate in the Association of Land Grant Universities' first-ever University Innovation Showcase, to help inform Capitol Hill staffers in Washington, D.C., about the impact of research on economic development.

FLIES AND DISEASE: Long suspected of being disease-carriers, houseflies and blowflies may tote hundreds of different species of bacteria, many of which are harmful to humans, according to a team of researchers.

Last Updated November 30, 2017