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Slingerland Early Career Professorship endowed in Earth and Mineral Sciences


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Rudy L. Slingerland, professor of geology in Penn State’s Department of Geosciences, was recently honored by a former graduate student and his wife who established an early... read more

Flow of research on ice sheets helps answer climate questions


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Just as ice sheets slide slowly and steadily into the ocean, researchers are returning from each trip to the Arctic and Antarctic with more data about climate change,... read more

Richard B. Alley Receives 2012 AAAS Public Engagement with Science Award


 AAAS has named Richard B. Alley as the recipient of the 2012 AAAS Public Engagement with Science Award, recognizing “his decades-long, broad-based and exceptionally effective efforts communicating... read more

Don Voigt’s Blog from WAIS Divide Camp; 79º 28’S, 112º 05’W


Memorial ServiceI am back out of the field. Pulled out by LC-130 with 20 others. Science isdone at WAIS Divide for the season, and it was a great one. We achieved all ofour science goals and were... read more

Researchers develop model for identifying habitable zones around stars


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Researchers searching the galaxy for planets that could pass the litmus test of sustaining water-based life must find whether those planets fall in what’s known as a habitable... read more