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Vitamin B3 May Have Been Made In Space, Delivered To Earth By Meteorites

Bill Steigerwald, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Ancient Earth might have had an extraterrestrial supply of vitamin B3 delivered by carbon-rich meteorites, according to a new analysis by NASA-funded researchers. The result supports a theory...

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2014-03-27 23:31:25

Penn State’s “Transitions: College and Career Prep” program recognized for its contribution to the success of working adults entering higher education. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Increasing degree attainment among working adults is critical to our nation’s future. This is why InsideTrack, an organization that works with universities to improve student and institutional success partnered with the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA),...

2014-02-05 16:28:24

Agriculture Department Would Receive Vital Funding Boost for Research, Protecting Pennsylvanians HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett's 2014-15 budget proposal makes important investments to the Department of Agriculture and the economy-driving agriculture industry. "An investment in agriculture is an investment in our future," said Corbett. "In providing jobs and $68 billion in economic impact to communities across Pennsylvania, agriculture remains...

2014-02-03 23:25:05

Part of the Learning First Program, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this partnership will enable California students to complete associate and bachelor’s degrees close to home through Coastline and online through World Campus. University Park, PA (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 Penn State’s online campus, World Campus, and Coastline Community College are partnering to enable California students to complete associate and bachelor’s degrees close to home. The partnership...

2014-01-08 23:24:46

Undergraduate and graduate programs delivered online through Penn State World Campus earned top spots in this year’s U.S. News & World Report rankings. University Park, Pa. (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 Penn State’s online campus, the World Campus, ranked in the Top 10 for its online undergraduate and graduate programs among the hundreds of higher education institutions included in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Online Programs rankings released today (Jan. 8). Penn State...

2014-01-03 12:23:41

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today joined the Pennsylvania Dairymen's Association and Valley Grange #1360 in celebrating the 60(th) anniversary of the Dairymen's Association milkshake. "The Dairymen's Association milkshake is a tradition that has stood the test of time," said Governor Corbett, "Each year thousands of Pennsylvanians enjoy this delicious treat here at the Pennsylvania Farm Show." At the 50's-themed showcase event the...

2013-12-05 23:30:34

Information adults need to make decisions about their education is easy to find at Penn State’s streamlined user-friendly website for prospective adults and current adult students, whether they want to take classes at a Penn State campus or online through the World Campus. University Park, PA (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Adults age 25 and older are returning to school in growing numbers. The National Center for Education Statistics projects these enrollments will rise 20 percent to 10.7...

2013-12-03 23:28:25

Penn State's first wave of MOOC professors share their thoughts, experiences with online educators. University Park, PA (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 Kathryn Jablokow calls MOOCs “a really, really big experiment” and one she’s excited to be part of. Jablokow is one of three professors who recently taught a massive open online course offered by Penn State on “Creativity, Innovation and Change.” More than 150,000 students signed up for the class, which ended in November. Jablokow...

2013-11-06 08:29:40

Princeton claims No. 1 for the first time, helping the Ivy League earn high marks in the annual ranking on sexual health resources available at college campuses EWING, N.J., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Princeton University cracked the code and took the top spot in this years' eighth annual Trojan(TM) Sexual Health Report Card, dethroning last years' leader, the University of Illinois. The annual study sponsored by the makers of Trojan(TM) Brand Condoms and conducted by Sperling's BestPlaces,...

2013-10-08 23:35:14

Milton Hershey School (MHS) students in Linda Rooney Davis’ Health Science Core Skills Class got hands-on experience in patient transport recently when EMS personnel from Penn State Hershey Life Lion brought an ambulance to campus and taught the students how to properly secure a patient on a stretcher and remove the stretcher from an ambulance. Hershey, PA (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Milton Hershey School (MHS) students in Linda Rooney Davis’ Health Science Core Skills Class got hands-on...

2013-10-07 23:26:36

Faculty who taught Penn State’s initial round of MOOCs, or massive online open courses, say their experiences will influence how they teach their regular classes. University Park, PA (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 Faculty who taught Penn State’s initial round of MOOCs, or massive online open courses, say their experiences will influence how they teach their regular classes. The five MOOCs offered by Penn State have attracted more than 300,000 enrollments so far. “I was overwhelmed by the...