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Runze Li selected as Holder of the Eberly Family Chair of Statistics
19 February 2018Runze Li has been appointed as Holder of the Eberly Family Chair of Statistics, one of the highest honors awarded to faculty members in the Penn State Eberly College of Science
Squire Booker selected as Holder of the Eberly Distinguished Chair in Science
19 February 2018Squire J. Booker, professor of chemistry and of biochemistry and molecular biology, has been appointed as Holder of the Eberly Distinguished Chair in Science, one of the highest honors awarded to faculty members in the Penn State Eberly College of Science.
"How to Hunt for Signs of Alien Life," a free public lecture on February 24
19 February 2018A free public lecture titled "How to Look for a Signs of Alien Life" will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 20, in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The speaker, Lisa Kaltenegger, is an associate professor at Cornell University and the director of the university's Carl Sagan Institute.
Big black holes outpace their galaxies in growth
15 February 2018The growth of the biggest black holes in the universe is outrunning the growth of the galaxies that they inhabit, according to a new study led by researchers at Penn State.
Three from Eberly College of Science named Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows
15 February 2018Three faculty members from the Eberly College of Science have been honored with Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships.
The Russell E. Marker Lectures in Evolutionary Biology set for February 19th and 20th, 2018
12 February 2018Anne Stone, Regents' Professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University, will present the Russell E. Marker Lectures in Evolutionary Biology on February 19th and 20th, 2018, at Penn State on the University Park campus.
Deep-sea fish use hydrothermal vents to incubate eggs
12 February 2018An international team of researchers, including Penn State biologist Charles Fisher, discovered egg cases of deep-sea fish near hydrothermal vents. The team believes that deep-sea skates use the warm water near the vents to accelerate the typically years-long incubation time of the eggs.
"What makes a planet habitable?" is a free public lecture on February 17
12 February 2018"What makes a planet habitable?" is a free public lecture on February 17 by James Kasting, Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at Penn State. His presentation is part of the annual Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science -- a series of six consecutive lectures on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The theme of the 2018 series is "Is There Life on Other Planets?"
"The Birth of Habitable Planets" is a free public lecture on February 10
05 February 2018"The Birth of Habitable Planets" is a free public lecture on February 10, presented by Rebekah Dawson, assistant professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State. Her lecture is part of the annual Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science, which this year has as its theme "Is There Life on Other Planets?" These lectures are given on six consecutive Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus.
Keiler elected as Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology
30 January 2018Kenneth Keiler, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.
Is there life on other planets? Learn the latest research on February 3: "Choose Your Own Adventure: Planet Edition"
29 January 2018"Choose Your Own Adventure: Planet Edition" is the third lecture in the free public minicourse titled "Is There Life on Other Planets?" This series of six lectures is the 2018 edition of the annual Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science. The lectures are given on six consecutive Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus.
Forensic scientists have a blast in Happy Valley
25 January 2018Penn State's Forensic Science program partners with ICITAP to train North African crime lab personnel in leading-edge shooting scene investigation techniques
"New Tools for Finding the Closest Earth-Like Planets" -- a free public lecture on January 27, 2018
24 January 2018"New Tools for Finding the Closest Earth-Like Planets" is the second lecture in the free public minicourse titled "Is There Life on Other Planets?" This series of six lectures is the 2018 edition of the annual Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science. The lectures are given on six consecutive Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus.
New neuron-like cells allow investigation into synthesis of vital cellular components
22 January 2018Using a new method to create synthetic neurons, a team of researchers from Penn State explores how the human brain makes a metabolic building block essential for the survival of all living organisms. The team describes a core enzyme involved in the synthesis of these building blocks, called purines, and how the enzyme might change during infection by herpes simplex virus.
Three types of extreme-energy space particles may have unified origin
22 January 2018New model connects the origins of very high-energy neutrinos, ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays, and high-energy gamma rays with black-hole jets embedded in their environments.
"How to Look for a Liveable Planet" is a free public lecture in a series that begins on January 20
18 January 2018A free public lecture titled "How to Look for a Liveable Planet" will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 20, in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The event is the first of six consecutive Saturday-morning lectures in the 2018 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science, a free public minicourse that does not require registration or exams.
Researchers map druggable genomic targets in evolving malaria parasite
11 January 2018Researchers have used whole genome analyses and chemogenetics to identify new drug targets and resistance genes in the parasite the causes malaria.
Have RNA, will travel: Malaria parasite packs genetic material in preparation for trip from mosquitoes to humans
10 January 2018The parasite that causes malaria has not one, but two, specialized proteins that protect its genetic material until the parasite takes up residence in a new host.
How massive is supermassive? Astronomers measure more black holes, farther away
10 January 2018A team of astronomers from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), including several Penn State scientists, announced new measurements of the masses of a large sample of supermassive black holes far beyond the local universe.
New research agenda for malaria elimination and eradication
08 January 2018Manuel LlinĂ¡s, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, and Jason Rasgon, professor of entomology and disease epidemiology, have participated in the formulation of an updated research agenda for global malaria elimination and eradication.

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