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Engelder named one of top 100 global thinkers


University Park, Pa. -- Terry Engelder, professor of geosciences at Penn State, has been named one of Foreign Policy Magazine's "Top 100 Global Thinkers" for 2011. Engelder, along with Gary Lash,... read more



In underground caves and equally extreme environments, Jenn Macalady finds analogs for life on other Earths. —David Pacchioli The first time she entered Italy’s Frasassi Caves, Jenn Macalady gave... read more

Marcellus Shale Research Network to track shale region's water quality


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Development of a database that will be able to track potential impacts of Marcellus Shale activity on water quality is the focus of a new $750,000 research collaboration led... read more

Leader in Polar Ice Studies Receives Prestigious Heinz Award


Penn State University Professor, Dr. Richard Alley, Discovered Massive Climate Shifts Can Happen Abruptly   PITTSBURGH, September 13, 2011 − Teresa Heinz and the Heinz Family Foundation today... read more

Alley to Received first Schneider Award


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Richard B. Alley, Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at Penn State, will be the first recipient of the Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication... read more