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Spotlights

Recent Penn State alumna Mollie McGinnis dedicated six months following graduation to a project in Huay Pakoot, Thailand, working to bring elephants from tourist camps back into their natural habitats within their owners' communities.  Image: Penn State

An elephant roaming free would be a strange sight here in the United States, but in other parts of the world, these gray giants are safer outside of enclosures.

July’s Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts was a boon for recycling endeavors, according to a release from the Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority.

About 4,000 pounds of recyclables were collected during the four-day festival, almost 10 times the amount collected a year ago.

Affluent and economically powerful, the U.S. Northeast isn’t a place people normally associate with food insecurity. But consider the numbers. Between 1982 and 2007, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and three other Northeastern states lost a larger proportion of their agricultural lands to development than anywhere else in the country.

Cirque du Soleil's "Dralion" has been performed for 15 years, reaching more than 150 cities in the process. The performance will make its final curtain call in January 2015, and State College is one of the cities added to the list, according to a press release issued Monday by Cirque du Soleil.

Unlike the majority of college students, Kimmie Bowen saw summer vacation not as a time for rest and relaxation, but as a great academic opportunity. The Penn State Brandywine rising sophomore and meteorology major recently teamed up with associate professor of earth sciences Laura Guertin to conduct fieldwork monitoring local environmental change.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn States Advanced Vehicle Team has been working on a Chevy Malibu for three years.  It might look like an ordinary Chevy Malibu on the outside, but inside it is a lean, green driving machine.

UNIVERSITY PARK When the humanitarian engineering and social entrepreneurship program at Penn State created what it thought was the perfect technology to aid farmers in Africa, all it needed was the right partner to help promote it.