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For EMS students, Denver trip offers glimpse of life during, after dinosaurs


  UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- In a weekend, imagine walking the earth before the time of dinosaurs, then during the period in which they roamed, and finishing your walk long after their demise. For... read more

Institutes of Energy and the Environment seed grant recipients:


Congratulations to the following Institutes of Energy and the Environment seed grant recipients: Drs. Katherine Freeman, Jenn Macalady, Matthew Fantle read more

Ancient plankton-like microfossils span two continents


 A'ndrea Elyse MesserJuly 13, 2017   UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Large, robust, lens-shaped microfossils from the approximately 3.4 billion-year-old Kromberg Formation of the Kaapvaal craton... read more

Lee Kump, Named Dean of Earth and Mineral Sciences


 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Lee Kump, a University faculty member and leading paleoclimatologist, has been named the new dean of Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, pending approval of... read more

Graham and interdisciplinary team awarded PNAS Cozzarelli Prize


   The paper, "Timing and causes of mid-Holocene mammoth extinction on St. Paul Island, Alaska," was among six papers selected to receive the 2017 Cozzarelli Prize. The Cozzarelli Prize is an award... read more