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Buchanan awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching
04 October 2017Patricia M. Buchanan, senior instructor in statistics at Penn State, has been honored with the 2017 C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Eberly College of Science Alumni Society.
Hudson awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching
04 October 2017Eric Hudson, associate professor of physics and associate head for diversity and equity in the Department of Physics at Penn State, has been honored with the 2017 C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Eberly College of Science Alumni Society.
Penn State LIGO scientists celebrate 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics
03 October 2017Penn State scientists and students on the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory team (LIGO) are celebrating three LIGO leaders who have been honored today with the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics.
New statistical method for evaluating reproducibility in studies of genome organization
03 October 2017A new, statistical method to evaluate the reproducibility of data from Hi-C -- a cutting-edge tool for studying how the genome works in three dimensions inside of a cell -- will help ensure that the data in these “big data” studies is reliable.
Five Alumni Honored with Penn State's Outstanding Science Alumni Award
02 October 2017The Penn State University Eberly College of Science has selected five alumni to be honored with the Outstanding Science Alumni Award for the year 2017. The award recognizes alumni who have a record of significant professional achievements in their field and who are outstanding role models for students in the college.
IceCube researcher, Philipp Eller, wins poster prize
29 September 2017Philipp Eller, a postdoctoral researcher in physics at Penn State, won first prize for his poster “High-statistics and GPU-Accelerated Data Analysis” at the 18th International Workshop on Advanced Computing and Analysis Techniques in Physics Research.
Wolszczan awarded Bohdan Paczynski Medal
29 September 2017Alexander Wolszczan, Evan Pugh Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Penn State, was honored as the third laureate of the Bohdan Paczynski Medal, the highest distinction awarded by the Polish Astronomical Society.
New gravitational wave hits Earth -- For the first time, 3 detectors zoom in on its location
27 September 2017For the first time, three detectors have tracked the gravitational waves emitted by a merger of two black holes -- a critical new capability that allows scientists to more closely locate a gravitational wave's birthplace in space.
Gene associated with schizophrenia risk regulates neurodevelopment
22 September 2017A gene associated with the risk of schizophrenia regulates critical components of early brain development, according to a new study led by researchers from Penn State University. The gene is involved in the translation of proteins from RNA and in the proliferation and migration of neurons in the brain.
Russell E. Marker Lectures in the Statistical Sciences set for October 5 and 6
21 September 2017Jianqing Fan, Frederick L. Moore '18 Professor of Finance, Professor of Statistics, and Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University, will present the 2017 Russell Marker Lectures in Statistical Sciences on October 5 and 6 at Penn State University.
Mystery solved: Super-energetic space particles crash to Earth from far, far away
21 September 2017Super-energetic space particles, which were thought to have been blasted toward Earth from somewhere outside our solar system, now have been discovered to be from very far away indeed -- from far outside our Milky Way galaxy.
Simpson and Priestley Lectures set for October 2 and 3, 2017
21 September 2017Sir Shankar Balasubramanian, Herchel Smith Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, will present lectures at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2017, in 108 Wartik Laboratory at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 3, in 301A Chemistry Building on the University Park campus.
Pollard Lecture Set for September 28
20 September 2017Richard Henderson, a group leader and emeritus scientist in the Division of Structural Studies at the U.K. Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology (MRC LMB), will present the 2017/2018 Ernest C. Pollard Lecture at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, in 100 Life Sciences Building on the Penn State University Park campus.
$4.92M gift to Penn State for new industrial biotechnology center
19 September 2017CSL Behring, a global specialty biotherapeutics leader, has committed $4.92 million to Penn State over the next six years to create the multidisciplinary Center of Excellence in Biotechnology, and to revitalize the Shared Fermentation Facility, an engine for collaboration and innovation in biological training and research on the University Park campus.
Bryant receives D.C. White Research and Mentoring Award from the American Society for Microbiology
14 September 2017Donald Bryant, Ernest C. Pollard Professor of Biotechnology and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Penn State, has been awarded the 2018 D.C. White Research and Mentoring Award by the American Society for Microbiology.
First year, first applicant: early admission success
14 September 2017The Eberly College of Science's Premedicine program launches an early admission opportunity with Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, and nets its first acceptance in junior Richard Ni.
Chen receives Humboldt Award
07 September 2017Long-Qing Chen, Donald W. Hamer Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, professor of engineering science and mechanics, and professor of mathematics, Penn State, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany.
NASA selects Arcus for Phase A studies
31 August 2017Four Penn State scientists are part of the Arcus X-ray mission that has been selected by NASA to advance to “Phase A” concept studies, the project will receive $2 million for a nine-month detailed study of mission requirements.
Zhu receives NSF Convergence grant
28 August 2017Jun Zhu, associate professor of physics at Penn State, has received a National Science Foundation Convergence award as part of the Growing Convergent Research at NSF portfolio. The program seeks to highlight the deep integration of multiple disciplines in order to advance scientific discovery and innovation.
New Gravitational-Wave Data Analysis Now Underway
25 August 2017Penn State LIGO physicists are members of the LIGO-Virgo collaboration to detect and characterize gravitational waves. The collaboration now is completing a very exciting Second Observing Run that is drawing to a close on August 25, 2017.

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