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Drilling the Chicxulub Crater of Doom


An asteroid impact wiped out 75 percent of life on Earth 66 million years ago. For the first time, scientists are drilling into the center of the crater it left behind. A 9-mile wide (14 kilometers)... read more

State studying link between fracking, Lawrence County earthquakes


The U.S. Geological Survey says five minor earthquakes originated in an area just west of New Castle in a 22-hour period on Monday, all small tremors between magnitude 1.7 and 1.9, which is below... read more

Congratulations to Professor Katherine Freeman


Congratulations to Professor Katherine Freeman! Professor Freeman has been selected by the University as an Evan Pugh Professor. Since 1960, only 68 professors have earned this distinction. According... read more

Phone-recycling project reduces ocean waste and raises money for Relay for Life


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — For more than 10 years, Chris Marone has been offering extra credit to students in one of his classes for donating old cell phones. The project not only gives students a way to... read more

Wilson Banquet Award Recipients


Congratulations to the following Wilson Banquet Award Recipients • William Grundy Haven Memorial Award for excellence in scholarly writing: Cecilia Cullen• Faculty Advising Award: Peter Heaney•... read more