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Ten students from Penn State’s University Park, New Kensington, and Altoona campuses, along with co-instructors Jacqueline McLaughlin and Kathleen Fadigan, and teaching assistant Sarah Eissler, were able to learn about environmental protection, conservation, and the sustainability of Cuban ecosystems first-hand through the CHANCE Cuba field course.

The Council of Sustainable Leaders, a student-run affiliate organization of Penn State’s Sustainability Institute, will host thirteen Sustainability Showcases to make connections between faculty research, personal and professional interest, and the United

Penn State Transportation Services and Zagster, Inc. have announced the launch of a new bike-share program that will provide Penn State students, faculty, staff and visitors with a convenient, affordable and healthy way to get around campus.

With more than two dozen companies in Pennsylvania manufacturing potato chips, it is no wonder that researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences have developed a novel approach to more efficiently convert potato waste into ethanol.

Issues of global health may be in our backyards. That was one takeaway of a student minoring in global health who embarked on a different kind of fieldwork with his peers this summer. “Global health can be in your backyard,” said Steve Hanna, a rising senior majoring in biobehavioral health. “While living with and studying the Ojibwe, a Native American people, we saw communities, here in the United States, that are struggling with issues people may think only happen in underserved populations overseas.”
The Student Farm at Penn State invites all members of the community to join in celebration of the summer growing season with a “Summer Solstice Celebration” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, on the farm's one-acre site located near the intersection of Big Hollow and Fox Hollow roads.
It isn’t often that a student receives a standing ovation for missing class, but that’s what met Penn State Behrend student Seun Babalola when he walked into his public speaking course on March 20.

Upon entering the new Happy Valley LaunchBox headquarters, visitors are greeted with a quote from Helen Keller that reads “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.”