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Marijuana may boost risky effects of drinking alcohol

As the legalization of medical marijuana and marijuana use are both on the rise in the United States, people are not necessarily using alcohol less and may be unaware of the risks of combining alcoho…
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Goodbye Lynda.com, hello LinkedIn Learning: Penn State upgrades popular service

Rebranded and updated, Lynda.com is now available to the Penn State community as LinkedIn Learning, featuring a new, easy-to-use interface, expanded course library and other interactive features that…
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The Medical Minute: Keep your bones strong at every age

For each stage of life, you should take different steps to protect your bones. A Penn State Sports Medicine doctor helps you bone up on bone health.
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Coach James Franklin named 2019 Renaissance Fund honoree

As Penn State’s Renaissance Fund celebrates its 42nd year of honoring outstanding community members and helping students in need, the fund’s board of directors has selected James Franklin, head coach…
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Four Diamonds Mini-THON reveals record fundraising total, more than $7 million

Four Diamonds Mini-THON revealed a record $7.2 million raised in one year to fight childhood cancer at the annual Mini-THON Leadership Summit on Aug. 9.
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USA men's volleyball qualifies for Olympics, 3 Nittany Lions contribute heavily

Former Penn State men’s volleyball student-athletes Matt Anderson, Max Holt, and Aaron Russell and the U.S. men’s national team qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after winning three-straight…
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Asian longhorned beetle larvae eat plant tissues that their parents cannot

Despite the buzz in recent years about other invasive insects that pose an even larger threat to agriculture and trees — such as the spotted lanternfly, the stink bug and the emerald ash borer — Penn…
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Santiago named new assistant vice president of risk management

Penn State has named Jennifer Santiago as its new assistant vice president of risk management and University risk officer, effective Sept. 12. Santiago, formerly director of risk management at Novart…
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Zimmerman named Student Disability Resources executive director

Leah Zimmerman, the Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator for Penn State’s affirmative action office, has been named the executive director of the University’s Student Disability Resources offi…
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Government leaders to take the pulse of industry, public at Ag Progress Days

Elected officials and leaders of government agencies will use the opportunity afforded by Penn State's Ag Progress Days, set for Aug.13-15, to inform — and get feedback from — the public and industry…
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Evidence found for cloaked black hole in early universe

A team of astronomers has announced the likely discovery of a highly obscured black hole existing only 850 million years after the Big Bang, using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. This is the first …
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Penn State names Georgia Tech's Lora Weiss senior vice president for research

Lora G. Weiss, interim senior vice president of the Georgia Institute of Technology and interim director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute, has been named senior vice president for research at P…
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The Medical Minute: AFib common and incurable, but controllable

One of the most common problems cardiologists handle is atrial fibrillation, an abnormal or irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complicatio…
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Penn State College of Medicine hosts 24th annual White Coat Ceremony

A rite of passage for medical students at Penn State College of Medicine — the 24th White Coat Ceremony — took place on Aug. 2.
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Seats for Servicemembers free football ticket applications begin on Aug. 22

Applications for free tickets for this year's Military Appreciation football game will open on Aug. 22. Veterans, families and their loved ones have the opportunity to attend Penn State's Nov. 16 foo…
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