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3 hrs ago | Network World

Time to dress up my iPhone?

Penn State University researchers have found that decorating your mobile phone is largely a cultural thing, and it looks like I'm behaving pretty darn American on this front.


Related Topix: iPod touch App, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, South Korea, World News, Asia

5 hrs ago | Kansas City InfoZine

Will Cheap Fat Spell Doom for Africa's Great Apes?

Last year, Americans consumed 1.12 million metric tons of palm oil, up from 600,000 in 2006 - when trans fats were first labeled - and 85,000 in 1996.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Tufts University, Nutrition

6 hrs ago | Government Executive

Obama Taps Anne Rung to be White House Procurement Chief

In a move rumored for months, President Obama on Thursday named Anne Rung, currently a senior adviser in the Office of Management and Budget, to be administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.


Related Topix: Washington, DC

8 hrs ago |

Faculty, Student and Alumni Groups Make Case for Permanent Spot on Penn State Trustees Board

Representatives of faculty, student and alumni groups spoke before a Penn State Board of Trustees committee Thursday arguing each group should have permanent positions on the board.


Related Topix: Penn State Schuylkill, Schuylkill Haven, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett

14 hrs ago |

PSU trustees debate changes to board

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. With legislation swirling in Harrisburg to overhaul Penn State University's board of trustees, the trustees are discussing their own set of changes that could be recommended and voted on by September.


Related Topix: Schuylkill Haven, PA

Thu Jul 10, 2014


Penn Highlands New Chief Medical Officer

Penn Highlands Healthcare announced today that Gary DuGan, MD, has been named the system's Chief Medical Officer .


Related Topix: DuBois, PA, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Hershey, PA, Pennsylvania State University, Medicine, Internal Medicine

The Miami Herald

Questions and answers about saltwater spills

About 1 million gallons of saltwater generated by oil drilling has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, and federal authorities are investigating whether any of the liquid reached Lake Sakakawea, one of the nation's largest man-made lakes.


Cape Gazette

Robert K. Franks, electrical engineer

Robert was born in Belleville, Pa., the son of the late Oscar and Alice Franks. He graduated from Belleville High and proudly joined the U.S. Navy in 1948.


Related Topix: Student Society, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Kappa Epsilon, Fraternities, Ranson, WV

Penn State base tuition rate to jump 3% at University Park, less for branch campuses

Penn State students, and their parents, will see a near 3 percent increase in student tuition rates at the University Park campus this year, or $482 through the academic year.


Related Topix: University-Park, PA, Penn State Mont Alto, Mont Alto, PA, Penn State Shenango

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Tallahassee Democrat

Presidential search lacks diversity

One thing I could always respect about former Florida State University President Eric Barron was his fairness.


Related Topix: Florida State University, Florida, University of Florida, African-American

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Ex-FBI chief seeks ruling in defamation lawsuit

Lawyers for former FBI Director Louis Freeh are asking a federal court to clarify rules governing a defamation lawsuit filed against him by former Penn State University president Graham Spanier .


Ars Technica

Climate scientist targeted by lawsuit gets $250 for the hassle

Michael Mann, a climate scientist at Penn State University, is famous for publishing the "hockey stick" graph, which shows that current temperatures rise well above any natural variability we've experienced during the last 1,500 years.


Related Topix: University of Virginia

Agri Marketing

Newly Formed InterSeeder Technologies Launches Product

NEWLY FORMED INTERSEEDER TECHNOLOGIES LAUNCHES PRODUCT Jul. 9, 2014 Source: InterSeeder Technologies news release InterSeeder Technologies, a new company affiliated with Penn State University, has launched commercial sales of InterSeeder , a multipurpose machine that simultaneously plants three rows of cover crops while spraying post-emergent ... (more)


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, University of Vermont

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Suit: Penn State blocked fair election

Penn State University has been in the unusual position the past few months of defending itself from a lawsuit brought against it, in part, by its own trustees.



Jerry Sandusky's Adopted Son To Detail Sexual Abuse in Oprah Interview

Oprah Winfrey has scored an interview with Matthew Sandusky, the adopted son of former Penn State University assistant football coach and convicted sex offender Jerry Sandusky.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Dateline Pittsburgh: 07/08/14

Bradley J. Franc was selected to the 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list in the estate planning and probate category.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Estate Planning, Personal Finance, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania State University

Washington Examiner

Why the former Ice Age became global warming, then climate change

On June 23, the Supreme Court laid down a small speed bump on the highway leading from "carbon pollution" control to climate nirvana.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Jogger in Critical Condition After Last Week's Accident

The Penn State University freshman hit by a pick-up truck while jogging Thursday morning is in critical condition, according to medical officials.


Related Topix: Berwyn, PA, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Episcopal grad in critical condition after accident

Eva "Evie" O'Brian, 18, of Berwyn, was hit by a pickup truck Thursday morning while on a jog in State College, near Pennsylvania State University.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania State University, Newtown Square, PA

Chemical research takes artsy turn

Melinda H. Keefe shared the world's horror when a painting by Mark Rothko, one of her favorite artists, was defaced with graffiti.


Related Topix: Montgomery County, PA, Spring House, PA, Chemistry, Science, Pennsylvania State University