Pennsylvania State University, commonly referred to as Penn State was founded as a land-grant university in 1855 in State College, Pennsylvania Penn State has 24 campuses throughout Pennsylvania and a Virtual World Campus. Penn State is ranked in the top 15 nationally for American universities. Penn States offers more than 160 majors in the undergraduate and graduate programs. The total study body exceeds 84,000 students. The Penn State endowment exceeds $1.6 billion dollars. The School of Engineering, College of Medicine and Law School are noted for their excellence in research and education. Penn State derives a significant amount of funds from federal agencies of government, including the Department of Defense and Department of Energy.
Research shows 'mulch fungus' causes turfgrass disease
Inadvertently continuing a line of study they conducted about 15 years ago, a team of Penn State researchers recently discovered the causal agent for an emerging turfgrass disease affecting golf courses around the world.
Not much size difference between male and female Australopithecines
Lucy and other members of the early hominid species Australopithecus afarensis probably were similar to humans in the size difference between males and females, according to researchers from Penn State and Kent State University.
Location-based ads need more than closeness to overcome creepiness
Location-based advertisements may pinpoint customers geographically, but often miss the target because customers may find the ads creepy and intrusive, according to an international team of researchers. To overcome this negativity, ...
Earliest known fossil of the genus Homo dates to 2.8 to 2.75 million years ago
The earliest known record of the genus Homo—the human genus—represented by a lower jaw with teeth, recently found in the Afar region of Ethiopia, dates to between 2.8 and 2.75 million years ago, according to an international ...
How living with a tech expert affects your own tech abilities
You're sitting on your couch, browsing your favorite websites while Netflix streams in the background. You click on an interesting link, but it doesn't load. Looking up, you see the show you were watching has paused, a wheel ...
Jet contrails affect surface temperatures
High in the sky where the cirrus ice crystal clouds form, jet contrails draw their crisscross patterns. Now researchers have found that these elevated ice cloud trails can influence temperatures on the ground and affect local ...
Project to reduce risk of harmful algal blooms in ponds and lakes
A new project to help identify and remediate harmful algal blooms could make Pennsylvania ponds and lakes safer for people and animals.
Online mapping tool shows fishery managers how to reduce bycatch
Spotting a scarlet tanager perched delicately on a nearby branch, David Wiedenfeld peers through his binoculars to get a closer look at the small bird's ruby plumes. Wiedenfeld, a long-time birder, often stops at a favorite ...
Astrobiology students explore alien environment on Earth
Sonny Harman never thought he'd be able to travel far enough to do field work. That's because the Penn State doctoral student studies atmospheres on other planets. But to his surprise, Harman recently stepped into an alien ...
Schools with higher black, minority populations call cops, not docs
Poor schools that have more black and minority students tend to punish students rather than seek medical or psychological interventions for them, according to a Penn State sociologist.