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Researching subterranean ecosystems along the Adriatic Coast

Dr. Renee Bishop-Pierce has received seed money from Penn State and the University of Split, in Croatia, to create a long-term, self-supporting sustainable research collaboration on the impact of subterranean groundwater discharge on coastal ecosystems in Croatia. She leaves in May to continue the research she began in 2012.
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Jon Tobin, career services coordinator, meets with a student to discuss opportunities such as mentoring and internships that she can use to start building career experience while still in college.

Career planning not just for college seniors anymore

Career Services at Penn State is not just for graduating seniors. PSWS Career Services Coordinator Jon Tobin now reaches out to students starting in their freshman year, and is even available to help Penn State alumni throughout their post-college careers. By: Shawnna Meyers
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Large outdoor sculpture, "The University of Family" at PSWS by artist Oliver LaGrone, has graced a campus hillside for 40 years.

Sculptures have been part of campus history for 40 years

In May, 1976, African American artist Oliver LaGrone, Penn State's Artist-in-Residence at the time, created two sculptures for Penn State Worthington Scranton. Those pieces have been inspiring awe and curiosity for visitors and students alike for the past 40 years. By: Kelly Frey
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Psychology students share their research at national psychology conference

Three students in Penn State Worthington Scranton’s psychology degree program spent part of their spring break in Philadelphia showcasing their academic research at this year’s annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association.
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Unizin Engage pilot helps students with textbook affordability

Several campuses across Penn State have participated in a pilot that tackles the age-old problem of how to make textbooks more affordable and also helps students become more successful in the classroom. During the past fall and current spring semesters, faculty at the Penn State Worthington Scranton, Schuylkill and Mont Alto campuses have utilized the e-text platform called Unizin Engage, and it has the potential to transform the future of affordable content at Penn State.
Students stand with homeowners outside a Houston residence damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

Penn State students spend break renovating Texas homes damaged by hurricane

More than 100 students from six Penn State campuses spent spring break in Texas, cleaning out homes that were damaged by Hurricane Harvey. "It's easy to repair a house," one said. "It's not as easy to put a home back together."
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HDFS Community Club making winter a bit more bearable for those in need

Penn State Worthington Scranton students have been spending the cold winter months working to give back to the community, hoping to bring the campus and the region it calls home closer together to help those who need it most.
Asif ud-Doula

For Penn State Professor Asif ud-Doula, studying stars is a massive undertaking

A study Asif ud-Doula co-authored with two close collaborators in 2014, wherein they proposed a theory for how reduction in the colliding winds of large stars could actually make them brighter and emit more X-rays, has recently received some independent observational support and is referenced in two international popular articles.