APLU Announces Designation of 18 Institutions in the 2015 Class of Innovation & Economic Prosperity Universities

Washington, DC - In recognition of a strong commitment to economic engagement, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today designated 18 public institutions in the 2015 class of Innovation & Economic Prosperity Universities. The designation acknowledges universities working with public and private sector partners in their states and regions to support economic development through a variety of activities, including innovation and entrepreneurship, technology transfer, talent and workforce development, and community development.

(c) Penn State 2014

Hundreds Attend Polar Day 2014

Penn Staters have been granted exceptional exposure to Arctic and Antarctic conditions recently -- and not just because of the unusually harsh winter. The second annual "Polar Day" (April 19, 2014), the signature event of Penn State's new Polar Center, brought together hundreds of university and community members alike. This followed the robust success of the inaugural Polar Day in the spring of 2013. The Polar Center's mission is to further the study, teaching, and understanding of polar science and the polar regions. Directed by biology professor Eric Post, the center has provided opportunities for education and engagement, as well as a few surprises.