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Former Student-Athletes Earn Places in Hall of Fame

Seven former student-athletes will be inducted into the Penn State Behrend Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 3. Three teams also will be honored for their championship seasons.

 

Students Create Video Games at College for Kids

Ethan McCarthy’s fingers rattled up and down the keyboard as his eyes fixated on the computer monitor. He was trying to move a small, square-shaped character from one platform to another without it falling into a pit of nothingness.

July 29: ERIE Conference, 'Fostering Entrepreneurship and Innovation'

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How can entrepreneurship and innovation contribute to local economic growth and development? What priorities should the Erie region establish to create and sustain an innovation ecosystem?

New Images Give Astronomers Clear View of Pluto

So that’s Pluto: a lightly pocked gray sphere with a heart-shaped white splotch near its bottom.

A satellite image of Pluto.It looks like a moon. It looks like our moon, if you’re skimming your news feed, moving from Iran and the sanctions to Trump and the Confederate flag and El Chapo in his Bugs Bunny tunnel.

A Postcard from Camp? Why Not Write an Entire Book?

Once upon a time there was a boy named David. He liked to write. He came to a college called Penn State Behrend for a program called College for Kids. He was one of 1,283 kids in the program.

The kids had fun. They launched rockets and built robots and made stained-glass mosaics. David’s class was called “Author’s Club.” The kids in it made their very own hard-cover books. David’s book was “The Magic Stones,” by David Showers, age 10. He dedicated it to his Gramma.

Professor Takes Measure of Austerity Talks Between Greece and EU

The following political analysis was written by John Gamble, distinguished professor of political science and international law and director of the honors programs at Penn State Behrend.

 

Energy Finance Courses Offer New Focus to Black School of Business Students

Energy companies spend nearly $1 trillion every year to extract, refine and transport fossil fuels. That cost will double by 2035, the International Energy Agency says, further complicating financial markets that already have to contend with government regulation, market speculation and fierce weather.

For Adult Student, Degree is 'One of Those Lifetime Badges You Get'

Michael Linhart took his time getting to Erie Insurance Arena, where he received a bachelor’s degree in general arts and sciences. He crossed the stage in May, 24 years after he first enrolled at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Music at Noon: The Logan Series Completes 25th Anniversary Season

Kay Logan (pictured) founded Music at Noon: The Logan Series in 1989.When musicians sign on to play in Music at Noon: The Logan Series, they commit to more than a concert.

Like Your Desk Chair? Thank A Human-Factors Psychologist

The human factors area of psychology developed at 30,000 feet: World War II pilots, under stress, too often pressed the wrong button, ejecting before they meant to.

Military scientists reconfigured the cockpits, placing related controls in clusters and shape-coding others. By adding circular or triangle-shaped knobs to control toggles, they helped pilots identify the controls by touch. That led to fewer mistakes, which meant fewer pilots dangling from parachutes.