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Free public lecture on February 25: "Marine Mammals as Health Sentinels for Oceans and Us"
22 February 2017A free public lecture titled "Marine Mammals as Health Sentinels for Oceans and Us" will be given by Gregory D. Bossart, the Senior Vice President for Animal Health, Research, and Conservation at the Georgia Aquarium, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 25, in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus.
Three from Eberly College of Science awarded Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships
21 February 2017Three faculty members from the Eberly College of Science have been honored with Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships in recognition of their research accomplishments. The new Sloan Fellows are: Michael DeGiorgio, assistant professor of biology; Kin Fai Mak, assistant professor of physics; and Kohta Murase, assistant professor of physics and of astronomy and astrophysics.
NSF funds supercomputer cluster at Penn State
21 February 2017The Penn State Cyber-Laboratory for Astronomy, Materials, and Physics (CyberLAMP) is acquiring a high-performance computer cluster that will facilitate interdisciplinary research and training in cyberscience and is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Catalytic Conveyer Belt: A new method for controlled delivery of particles via fluid flow
20 February 2017Researchers have developed a new method of transporting particles that utilizes chemical reactions to drive fluid flow within microfluidic devices. The research, which capitalizes on previous studies in self-powered chemo-mechanical movement, is a collaboration between scientists at Penn State’s Department of Chemistry and the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering.
Stone Memorial Lecture set for February 27
20 February 2017Paul Ahlquist, Kaesberg Professor of Molecular Virology, Oncology, and Plant Pathology and the Steenbock Professor of Microbiological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, will present the 2016/2017 Stone Memorial Lecture at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, 27 February 2017, in 108 Wartik Lab
Grant to help pave a big data highway to explore genome, enhance health
15 February 2017A $6.1 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health may help researchers leverage massive amounts of genomic data to develop medical treatments and pharmaceuticals, according to an international team of researchers.
Free public lecture on February 18: "The Race to Grow Enough Food for Everyone”
15 February 2017A free public lecture titled "The Race to Grow Enough Food for Everyone" will be given by Jonathan Lynch, Distinguished Professor of Plant Nutrition at Penn State, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The event is the fifth of six consecutive Saturday lectures in the 2017 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science. The overall theme of the 2017 lecture series is "The Quest for One Healthy Planet."
Measuring entropy: A scanning-tunneling microscope provides a glimpse of the mysterious property
13 February 2017New research shows that a scanning-tunneling microscope (STM), used to study changes in the shape of a single molecule at the atomic scale, impacts the ability of that molecule to make these changes. The study, appearing this week in the journal Nature Communications, demonstrates that the position of the tip of the STM relative to the molecule changes the energy requirements of the molecule to make changes in shape, and in turn, changes the entropy of the system.
How best to treat infections and tumors: Choice of containment versus aggressive treatment depends on drug resistance
09 February 2017In cases where drug resistance can lead to treatment failure, new research shows that therapies tailored to contain an infection or a tumor at tolerable levels can, in some cases, extend the effective life of the treatment and improve patient outcomes. In other cases, aggressive treatments aimed at eliminating as much of the infection or tumor as possible — the traditional approach — might be best. But how can we know which stands the better chance of working?
Free public lecture on February 11: "One World . . . One Health" 2017 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science
09 February 2017A free public lecture titled "One World . . . One Health" will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 11, in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The event is the fourth of six consecutive Saturday lectures in the 2017 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science. The overall theme of the 2017 lecture series is "The Quest for One Healthy Planet."
Ernest C. Pollard Lecture Set for February 13
06 February 2017Eva Nogales, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology at the University of California at Berkeley, will present the 2016/2017 Ernest C. Pollard Lecture at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 13, in 100 Life Sciences Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The free public lecture is titled “Molecular Visualization of the Eukaryotic Transcription Initiation Process.”
New Technologies Against Infectious Diseases: Free public lecture on February 4 in the 2017 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science
31 January 2017A free public lecture titled "New Technologies Against Infectious Diseases" will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 4, in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The event is the third of six consecutive Saturday lectures in the 2017 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science.
Three Eberly College of Science faculty members elected as Fellows of the AAAS
31 January 2017Kathleen Postle, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology; Paul Babitzke, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology; and Jorge Sofo, professor of physics and of materials science and engineering, have been named as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed by peers upon members of the AAAS, the world's largest general scientific society and the publisher of the journal Science.
Mostafá and Dykstra awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching
31 January 2017Miguel Mostafá, associate professor of physics and of astronomy and astrophysics, and Sheryl Dykstra, lecturer and director of undergraduate instrumentation laboratories in chemistry have been honored with the 2016 C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Eberly College of Science Alumni Society.
Coutu and Mostafá Elected as Fellows of the American Physical Society
26 January 2017Stephane Coutu, professor of physics and of astronomy and astrophysics, and Miguel Mostafá, associate professor of physics and of astronomy and astrophysics, have been elected as Fellows of the American Physical Society.
The Rise and Fall of Diseases Caused by Insects is a free public lecture on January 28  in the 2017 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science
25 January 2017A free public lecture titled "The Rise and Fall of Diseases Caused by Insects" will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 28, in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The event is the second of six consecutive Saturday lectures in the 2017 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science, a free public minicourse that does not require registration or exams. The overall theme of the 2017 lecture series is "The Quest for One Healthy Planet." The six speakers are scientists whose research is at the frontiers of knowledge about how the health of the Earth is affecting the health of people and other forms of life on our planet.
Rebekah Dawson awarded Annie Jump Cannon Award in Astronomy
24 January 2017Rebekah Dawson, assistant professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State University, has been awarded the 2017 Annie Jump Cannon Award by the American Astronomical Society. The Cannon Award is given to a female scientist within five years of receiving a Ph.D. to recognize outstanding research and promise for the future.
Marker Lectures in Genetic Engineering Scheduled for January 23 and 24
17 January 2017William R. Jacobs, Jr., professor of microbiology and immunology and professor of genetics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, will present the Russell Marker Lectures in Genetic Engineering on January 23 and 24, 2017 at the Penn State University Park campus. The free public lectures are sponsored by the Penn State Eberly College of Science.
An ecological invasion mimics a drunken walk
11 January 2017A theory that uses the mathematics of a drunken walk describes ecological invasions better than waves, according to Tim Reluga, associate professor of mathematics and biology, Penn State.
Deepest x-ray image ever reveals black hole treasure trove
09 January 2017An unparalleled image from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory is giving an international team of astronomers the best look yet at the growth of black holes over billions of years beginning soon after the Big Bang. This is the deepest X-ray image ever obtained, collected with about 7 million seconds, or 11 and a half weeks, of Chandra observing time.

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