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The Ignite Erie Industry+University Business Acceleration Collaborative, with matching funds from Penn State Behrend and Mercyhurst University, will boost small business and entrepreneurship in the Erie area. http://bit.ly/1JKjnCJ
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will lead a three-year, $1.5 million initiative to spur business innovation and support entrepreneurs across the Erie region. The effort will boost small businesses and start-ups by creating a network of educational, industry and community institutions that are committed to improving the region’s economy.
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Penn State is part of a research team focusing on what can happen inside the gigantic bursts of #gammarays that are produced by the catastrophic death of extremely massive stars -- the most powerful explosions in the universe. http://bit.ly/1E27Dg2
New research by an international team that includes Penn State scientists provides new information about what can happen inside the gigantic bursts of gamma rays that are produced by the catastrophic death of extremely massive stars -- the most powerful explosions in the universe. The research has enabled the scientists to begin solving the mystery of whether these gamma ray bursts are the source of extremely high-energy cosmic rays and neutrinos...
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"If we understand how roots have evolved and which specific root traits increase the plant's efficiency, then we can take the next step in breeding that can help decrease #pollution, save farmers money and make more yield." http://bit.ly/1ba4VIR
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The use of animals in fables give children a lesson in language and life, says a Penn State English professor. http://bit.ly/1GDp1Z8
From the ancient Greeks to medieval scholars, early authors drew inspiration and examples from animals, says Penn State professor Debra Hawhee.
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Penn State Abington student finds that when it comes to dogs vs. cats, dog owners tend to think their pets are “better than average.” http://bit.ly/1CP43iD
Penn State Abington sophomore Sasha Thomas investigated the social phenomenon known as the "Better Than Average Effect," zeroing in on dog and cat owners as her project for Abington Undergraduate Research Activities. Her findings? Dog owners tend to think their canines are above average, while cat owners don't.
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National leader to speak on the importance of reporting child abuse, April 21 in the Ruth Pike Auditorium at Penn State. The event is in conjunction with National Child Abuse Prevention Month. http://bit.ly/1POWH8T
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“Creepy, Crawly, Crunchy: Can Insects Feed the Future?” will focus on #insects as a nontraditional livestock, potential barriers to insect rearing and insect eating, or entomophagy, in the developed and developing world. #sustainability #EarthDayPSU15 #globalfoodsecurity http://bit.ly/1FKr5sC
A panel of experts will discuss the use of edible insects to attain greater global food security, from noon to 1:30 p.m. April 21, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library on the University Park campus. “Creepy, Crawly, Crunchy: Can Insects Feed the Future?” is free and open to the public and also will be available for viewing live online.
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It's a perfect spring Saturday in Happy Valley for the Blue-White Game!
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Games may provide players the opportunity to experience valuable situations and emotions that other forms of entertainment may not do as frequently.” http://bit.ly/1IhWANA
It may be game over for critics who claim that video games are nothing more than a fun diversion. A team of researchers suggests that many games can be meaningful entertainment experiences for players.
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A Penn Stater’s story on her love of helping to raise funds and awareness for cancer patients and how she connected it with her career on the west coast. http://bit.ly/1O6QktC
Sam Benz, Class of 2010, grew up in Buffalo, New York, moved to State College when she was 7, graduated from Penn State and now lives and works five minutes from the Pacific Ocean. The move’s been a major adjustment for her, except one thing hasn’t changed: her commitment to fundraising for cancer research.
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“Carol's thinking is unique, innovative, and grounded in frameworks that are powerful in any context,” said Denice Wardrop, director of the Sustainability Institute. “I can positively assure everyone who hears her speak that you will leave with an idea to make your work better and more impactful.” Carol Sandford to speak at #Sustainability Institute's #Reinvention Fund Symposium on April 18. #EarthDayPSU15 #BlueWhiteWeekend http://bit.ly/1bRFvQg
Carol Sanford, author of “The Responsible Business” and “The Responsible Entrepreneur,” will be a featured speaker on April 18 during the Sustainability Institute’s inaugural Reinvention Fund Symposium. Sanford’s April 18 keynote address “Catalyzing Innovation: Local Economies, Entrepreneurship and Education in a Living Systems Paradigm” will be held from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. in Ballrooms CDE of the Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus of ...
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Nikki Hill, a postdoctoral fellow in Penn State’s College of Nursing who works with older adults, wants to improve the lives of people living with #memory loss. So she developed an app that might offer a solution. http://bit.ly/1GKhh7B
Nikki Hill, a postdoctoral fellow in Penn State’s College of Nursing who works with older adults, wants to improve the lives of people living with memory loss and is developing an app that might offer a solution.
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