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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

Movements of the body, movements of the Earth


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... read more

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


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... read more

Undergraduate Madeline Nyblade argues "Change Starts Here"

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


 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... read more