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Pamela Longobardi, distinguished professor of art at Georgia State University, will present a lecture titled “Art, Environmental Activism, and Moral Repair: A (Not-So-) Modest Proposal for Our Times” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, in the Palmer Museum of Art’s Lipton Auditorium on the University Park campus.

The amount of food wasted at University Park each semester is enough to feed four sold-out home football games, nearly a half a million people. In an effort to raise awareness of this issue, Student Farm Club, Eco-Action, PSU Veg Club and Healthy PSU organized Food Waste Awareness Week.

For every 10 degrees north from the equator you move, spring arrives about four days earlier than it did a decade ago, according to researchers from Penn State, U.C. Davis and the University of Minnesota Duluth. This northward increase in the rate of springtime advance is roughly three times greater than what previous studies indicated.

When a city considers putting together a bid to someday host a future Olympic Games, dozens of entities and stakeholders get involved. When that city is Portland, Oregon, that means asking for input from Penn State geodesign students taking an online studio course — GEODZ 852 Geodesign Studio II: Urban/District-scale Challenges.

Penn State announced a new collection process for batteries used for University-related business. For safety reasons, rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries can no longer be collected together in the current bucket collection system.

Issues of global health may be in our backyards. That was one takeaway of a student minoring in global health who embarked on a different kind of fieldwork with his peers this summer. “Global health can be in your backyard,” said Steve Hanna, a rising senior majoring in biobehavioral health. “While living with and studying the Ojibwe, a Native American people, we saw communities, here in the United States, that are struggling with issues people may think only happen in underserved populations overseas.”
It isn’t often that a student receives a standing ovation for missing class, but that’s what met Penn State Behrend student Seun Babalola when he walked into his public speaking course on March 20.

Upon entering the new Happy Valley LaunchBox headquarters, visitors are greeted with a quote from Helen Keller that reads “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.”