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Movements of the body, movements of the Earth

5/4/2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Jen Taylor hadn't taken any dance classes before coming to college. After graduation this spring, she will leave with several years' experience not only dancing but teaching dance from cultures around the world. Similarly, she had never studied fault zones or Earth science in depth, but four years at Penn State gave her the opportunity not only to study geosciences but also complete multiple research projects.

Transformative dance

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Undergraduate Madeline Nyblade argues "Change Starts Here"

5/1/2017

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Retiring Engelder’s expertise helped fueled natural gas boom across nation

5/1/2017

Fifty-eight years ago, Terry Engelder wasn’t yet a world-renowned geoscientist. He was a kid with a keen interest in science, a passion ignited by the space race and fueled by the funds that flowed into schools as the nation sought the next generation of discovery.

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Measuring 'rhythms of Penn State' gives students preview of earthquake science

4/27/2017

 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A simple electronic device found in nearly every smartphone today is helping students learn about the science of earthquakes in one general education geosciences course, GEOSC 109, Earthquakes and Society. Taught by Charles Ammon, professor of geosciences, the course was designed to give students insight into how geoscientists understand earthquakes — and, more generally, what's involved in conducting science.

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Congratulations to Peter Wilf

4/26/2017

Congratulations to Peter Wilf. Dr. Wilf has been elected Fellow of the Paleontological Society.

 

The Paleontological Society states "Fellows are members of the Paleontological Society who have made significant contributions to paleontology through research, teaching, or service to the profession.” Only two others were elected this year.

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