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Online Faculty Development to offer new course on open educational resources

Monday, December 4, 2023

A new professional development course will help online instructors incorporate free or low-cost learning, teaching and research materials into their curricula.

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Discovery of planet too big for its sun throws off solar system formation models

Thursday, November 30, 2023

The discovery of a planet that is far too massive for its sun is calling into question what was previously understood about the formation of planets and their solar systems.

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Associate Dean for Graduate Student Affairs Sarah Ades announces departure

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Sarah Ades, associate dean for graduate student affairs in the Graduate School and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, will leave her position at Penn State on Jan. 2, 2024. Ades has been appointed dean of the Graduate School and senior vice provost for graduate and postdoctoral studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and will begin her appointment in the spring 2024 semester.  

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Penn State’s Military and Veterans Employee Resource Group unveiled

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Penn State's first University-wide Employee Resource Group for military servicemembers, veterans, their families and allies was unveiled on Nov. 10. Vet-aLIONce aims to engage, connect and unite the University's military-affiliated employees and allies through a collaborative and diverse alliance devoted to military community advocacy, support and mentorship.

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Graduate School to host inaugural Penn State Three Minute Thesis Competition

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

The Graduate School, in partnership with the Graduate and Professional Student Association and the Graduate School Alumni Society, will host the University’s first Three Minute Thesis competition for the entire graduate student community in the spring 2024 semester.

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World Campus celebrates military online learning

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Penn State World Campus offers a variety of support services and financial aid to help military students achieve success.

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Study of sourdough starter microbiomes to boost bread quality and safety

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

People with celiac disease, or intolerance to dietary gluten, may soon have more food options, thanks to an unlikely source: sourdough bread. Sourdough contains less gluten than other breads, making it more tolerable for people with gluten sensitivities. Now, Penn State and Colorado State University researchers are studying whether bacteria in the yeast starter needed to make sourdough bread might help reduce gluten in other bread products.

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Master’s degree in homeland security is key to success for World Campus alumna

Monday, November 20, 2023

A Penn State World Campus alumna shares how her master’s in homeland security changed her career trajectory.

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Penn State Smeal announces 2024 Global Immersion destinations

Monday, November 20, 2023

Penn State Smeal College of Business master’s students will embark on trips to four international destinations during the spring 2024 semester as part of the college’s Global Immersion Program. As they did in 2023, students will again visit Casablanca, Morocco; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and Istanbul, Turkey. In a change from 2023, students also will be visiting Panama City, Panama.

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Researchers aim to streamline cancer therapy development process

Friday, November 17, 2023

Penn State biomedical engineering doctoral candidate Josh Reynolds and his research lab mates are striving to overcome drug resistance and accelerate drug discovery efforts in the fight against cancer with their startup, Atlas Biotech. 

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