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Penn State Quidditch Scott Axel
Scott Axel, of Penn State's International Quidditch Association team, is one of the best Beaters in the country.
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Matt Brezina Faces of Penn State
Matt Brezina co-founded two multimillion-dollar tech startups, Xobni and Sincerely, after graduating from Penn State.
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StartupWeek
Reddit co-founder Steve Huffman and other celebrity entrepreneurs will advise Penn Staters on how to start companies during IST Startup Week 2014, which starts tonight.
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Basketball
The Nittany Lions could have been a dangerous tournament bubble team, at the very least, if it wasn't for a few key roster changes that most notably saw the program lose Jermaine Marshall to Arizona State, where the graduate student guard scored 15.1 points per game on his way to an NCAA tournament appearance with the Sun Devils.
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Joab Thomas Building
Penn State's 15th president and Thomas Building's namesake, Joab Thomas, has passed away at the age of 81.
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LunarLion
Penn State's Lunar Lion team is now $133,768 closer to landing on the moon at the conclusion of its first round of crowdfunding, which started on Jan. 20 and ended a few seconds ago.
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Swim Team THON14
For the second consecutive year, the Swimming and Diving team took the crown at THON Weekend's Pep Rally.
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Jason Ganter Lunar Lion
Jason Ganter, who played football for Penn State, was once Joe Jonas' right-hand man. Now, he's serving as the Lunar Lion's Director of Communications.
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140206_PennStateIowa
Iowa upset the No. 9 Lady Lions last night at the Bryce Jordan Center, 73-70.
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New best friends. (Photo by: Bobby Chen)
With 19 days to go until the beginning of THON Weekend 2014, over 70 THON families made an advance trip to the Bryce Jordan Center for the annual THON Hoops.
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JoePenna
Youtube celebrity Joe Penna, better known as the Mystery Guitar Man, typically produces comedic music videos for his 2.8 million subscribers. This week, Penna -- a self-described space nerd -- decided to break the mold of his recent uploads by producing a feature on Penn State's Lunar Lion, the university's entry in the $20 million Google Lunar X Prize competition.
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granthaley
Franklin has flipped yet another recruit from Vandy to Penn State -- this time, it's three-star prospect Grant Haley, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound defensive back from Atlanta, Ga.
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Trace McSorley
Three-star quarterback Trace McSorley has flipped his commitment from Vanderbilt to Penn State, according to a report by 247sports' Barton Simmons.
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LunarLion
"No university has ever done this before," says student team leader Ajeeth Ibrahim. "This is going to be the biggest thing to happen to the space industry, probably since the Apollo moment.”
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Lunar Lion
By the end of 2015, Penn State hopes to complete the first privately funded mission to the moon, ever, for a shot at $20 million in prize money through the Google Lunar X Prize competition. To that end, the Lunar Lion, the Penn State-led Google Lunar X Prize team, has just launched a crowdfunding campaign on Rockethub, with the goal of raising $400,000 by Feb. 25.
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Lunar Lion
Rockets are blazing at Penn State's High Energy Test Facility as the Lunar Lion, the university's mission to the moon, recently completed its first "hot fire" of its NASA-provided rocket engines.
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Jordan Dickerson
Seven-footer Jordan Dickerson, who had originally been slated to sit out the entire 2013-2014 season due to NCAA transfer rules, is now eligible play as soon as tomorrow against in the Nittany Lions' non-conference finale against Mount St. Mary's, a game that will also feature the Penn State debut of sophomore guard John Johnson, a transfer from Pitt.
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Lunar Lion
Penn State sophomore Philip Chow is likely the only undergraduate in the country to have led procurement for a mission to the moon.
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La Vie Feature, Featured Image
Penn State's yearbook, La Vie, has documented snippets of student life in the Nittany Valley since 1889. Through its pages, we can get a brief glimpse of what life must've been like here. I was able to go through the La Vie archives and pull out a few meaningful pages that help us understand the storied history of the university.
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Lunar Lion
Penn State's mission to the moon, the Lunar Lion, has booked its 2015 flight to space.
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Penn State Armed Forces
On this Veteran's Day, Penn State was named the No. 1 university in the country for veterans by U.S. News and World Report.
Posted about 6 months ago in about by
LunarLionTeam2
The Lunar Lion team completed its first series of rocket thruster tests recently, putting the university-run Google Lunar X Prize team on track to completing the first privately funded mission to the moon.
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(Photo: Eric H. Weiss)
11 Penn State students and five faculty members were awarded Fulbrights for 2013-2014. This is a pretty big deal, considering that 45 former Fulbrighters have won the Nobel Prize, 28 have been awarded MacArthur Fellowships, 80 have won Pulitzers, and 29 have served as heads of state or government.
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zipcar_Manhattan_background
Starting tomorrow, car sharing service Zipcar will be available in State College. This means that you, the students, won't have worry about ripping your wallet open for a parking pass or stashing your car in the middle of nowhere, just for the few occasions that you'll need to drive while at Penn State.
Posted about 6 months ago in about by
Allen Robinson Michigan
Number 1 on Sportscenter's Top Plays was none other than Allen Robinson's end-of-regulation catch, which set up the tying score by Hackenberg to force overtime.
Posted about 7 months ago in about by
(Photo: Eric H. Weiss)
Grit — not IQ, or test scores or raw talent — is the strongest predictor of success, according to "genius grant" recipient Angela Duckworth. It was along this logic that Tom Sharbaugh, a '73 graduate, designed the Schreyer Honors College Gateway Scholars Program Scholarship, which rewards first-generation college students that have persevered through life's challenges on their way to academic success.
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Photo: Eric Weiss
Be proud, Penn Staters. Your library is the 8th-best in North America, according to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Library Investment Index. Other libraries ranked near Penn State's? Those of mildly significant academic institutions such as Harvard, Yale, and Princeton.
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Dan Abercrombie, CERN
Penn State senior Dan Abercrombie spent this past summer at CERN, the world's largest particle physics laboratory and home of the Large Hadron Collider. We sat down with Abercrombie to discuss his experience working alongside the world's best high-energy physicists.
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PaulMLunarLion
This just in: NASA will partner with the Lunar Lion team as a part of Penn State's first Space Act Agreement (SAA) with the space agency.
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Lantern Tours LAMBS
For a unique look into Penn State's history, you can join the Lion Ambassadors for their annual "Lantern Tours," which will take place on Friday, September 13th at Old Main from 7-9 p.m. The theme this year is "Illuminate Old State."
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