Let’s teach the Ethics of Climate Change

The Ethics of Climate Change is the title of a new course at Penn State. Combining a basic introduction to the science as well as an overview of key ethical issues, this “integrative learning” course offers students either a General Science (GN) credit or a General Humanities (GH) credit upon successful completion of the class. A two-day training workshop on May 9-10 will offer an opportunity for faculty members from across the Commonwealth...

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Sketching the Blueprint for Pennsylvania’s Sustainable Development Future

Penn State’s Sustainability Institute is excited to host the Pennsylvania Environmental Consortium’s spring conference, Blueprint for the Future. Register here! Don’t miss Blueprint for the Future, PERC’s Conference on Sustainable Development Goals and Higher Education. The conference will be held Tuesday April 9th in the HUB on Penn State’s University Park campus. Join us to explore higher education’s role in Agenda 2030 and...

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Beating the Beetles in the Lab with Dr. Kelli Hoover

The following is a narrative by biochemistry and molecular biology undergraduate student Pratiti Roy as part of the “Students Telling the Stories of Science” series. The essay takes readers into the lab of Dr. Kelli Hoover, professor of entomology in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Hoover’s leads a team of researchers whose work revolves around the study of biological control methods for invasive insect species, particularly the...

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Yankees Seeking Paradise: Reflections on International Tourism

The following is a narrative by Recreation, Park and Tourism Management undergraduate student William Fitzgerald as part of the “Students Telling the Stories of Science” series. This introspective piece takes readers on a journey through the heart of Tanzania with Carter Hunt, assistant professor of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management in the College of Health and Human Development. He is also the advisor of the sustainability...

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Sustainability Curriculum Workshop coming to University Park

Penn State’s Sustainability Institute will host a workshop to develop sustainability coursework on Aug. 7 and 8. Over the course of two days, faculty will develop a common language for sustainability, connect it to their disciplines and coursework, visit some of Penn State’s best assets, and workshop materials with their peers. The workshop will be held on the University Park campus. Faculty members from all Penn State campuses are...

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Mind-Altering Conversations to Bring People Together

The following is a narrative by English undergraduate student Chloe Cullen as part of the “Students Telling the Stories of Science” series. The essay describes the work of Dr. Theodore Alter, professor of agricultural, environmental and regional economics in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Alter is widely published on various agricultural economics topics in Pennsylvania, United States and Australia. His recent research...

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