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University leader David Christiansen appointed chancellor of Penn State York

David Christiansen, associate vice president for Commonwealth Campuses and senior associate dean for academic programs, has been named chancellor of Penn State York, effective Aug. 1. Following a nat…
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The Medical Minute: Safe practices around fireworks

From fireworks at wedding receptions and Independence Day celebrations to graduation bonfires and simple sparklers at weekend cookouts, Americans love playing with fire. The trick is to do so safely.
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Service men and women apply military backgrounds to Penn State, IST experiences

In recognition of Memorial Day and Military Appreciation Month, the College of Information Sciences and Technology honors the men and women among its faculty, staff, students and alumni who are servi…
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Penn's Woods Music Festival returns to its roots for the summer

Penn’s Woods Music Festival orchestra and chamber music performances will be relocated to their original home of Eisenhower Auditorium this summer while the Penn State School of Music’s new recital h…
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State officials visit Life Lion hangar to launch EMS Week

State health officials kicked off EMS Week in Pennsylvania with a visit to the Life Lion hangar on the campus of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
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Frank Guadagnino named vice president for administration

Frank T. Guadagnino, associate general counsel at Penn State, has been named the University’s new vice president for administration, effective July 1. Guadagnino succeeds Tom Poole, who will be assis…
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Eric and Molly Barron announce gifts to 'A Greater Penn State' campaign

Penn State President Eric Barron and his wife, Molly Barron, are advancing the University’s current fundraising campaign, “A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence,” not only through their vi…
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Research supports restrictions on opioid-containing cold medicines for children

Prescription cough and cold medicines containing the opioid hydrocodone are more likely to cause serious side effects in children than those containing codeine, according to a new study from Penn Sta…
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Special Olympics athletes will compete at Penn State beginning May 31

Once again this year, Penn State’s University Park campus will be abuzz with athletes competing in the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games. Athletes from across the state will converge on camp…
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Holsteins born at Penn State to improve genetic diversity are 'udderly' amazing

The six bundles of Holstein joy born at the Penn State Dairy Barns in April of last year — the outcome of a research project to improve genetic diversity in the breed — have garnered a fan following.…
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Proposals sought for strategic initiative seed grant funding

Penn State community members, including faculty and staff, are invited to submit ideas for pilot projects that are aimed at fulfilling the mission of the strategic plan to advance innovation, researc…
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Ties between oral vocabulary and STEM difficulties to be investigated

Young children with early vocabulary difficulties in turn often have difficulty with reading during the primary grades. Penn State researchers will investigate if these oral vocabulary difficulties a…
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Gary Langsdale named interim chief ethics and compliance officer

Gary Langsdale, University risk officer, has been appointed Penn State’s interim chief ethics and compliance officer, effective July 1. Langsdale, who has more than 40 years in the insurance and risk…
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Kissinger selected for national business officers fellows program

Kurt Kissinger, Penn State’s associate vice president for Finance and Business, has been selected for the 2018-19 National Association of College and University Business Officers Fellows Program.…
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PennDOT issues Atherton Street update for remainder of May

With construction and utility work continuing, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is issuing an update for its North Atherton Street project in State College. No work will be per…
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