Month: May 2009

Faculty & Students Skirt Tornadoes

“We’re intercepting the storms, not chasing them,” said Markowski. “Half the time we don’t even see the tornadoes (with our own eyes) because we’re looking at the radars.” Markowski, a Penn State scientist is part of a team of two faculty and seven students that are researching tornadoes this summer.  A grant from the National […]

Penn State IST Professor on BBC Radio

Last evening, Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology James Wang was interviewed on BBC Radio regarding his research project Acquine. Acquine is an online tool that rates photographs based on mathematical cues and provides the user with a rating out of 100. Professor Wang spoke about how his program goes about rating a photograph: […]

State Sen. Wants Gay Marriage Banned

In the face of the increasing acceptance and legislative support of gay marriage, some members of the Pennsylvania Legislature have decided to go the other way, so to speak. State Senator John Eichelberger (R-Blair) thinks that the current PA Defense of Marriage Act preventing same sex marriage is not strong enough because it could be […]

Overheard on Twitter: Digital Tests

Cole Camplese, Director of Educational Technology Services, shared this cool fact yesterday. The second figure is surprisingly high… I’d be interested to know what the average and median numbers of tests taken by individual students were.

Registration for Football Tickets Opens

As Tim wrote Friday, the registration window for returning undergraduate and graduate students interested in football season tickets opens at 8 AM today. Between now and 5 PM Sunday (May 31st), students must follow the instructions posted on GoPSUSports’ Student Central website in order to have an opportunity to buy tickets: This mandatory pre-registration confirms […]

Question of the Day: Navel Gazing Edition

This is our 1000th post. The past seven months have been great, but we’re just getting started. My question for you today is: What should we cover in our next 1000 posts that we missed in our first 1000 posts? Update: We had to highlight this response. Well played, sir. Well played.

Penn State Student Drowns in Tennessee

Penn State student Nublan Zaki Norhadi was found dead Monday afternoon at Abrams Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Blount County Sheriff’s Office rescue diving team found the body of Nublan Zaki Norhadi around 1:30 p.m. Monday about 30 feet beneath the surface under the falls, according to park spokesman Bob Miller. […]

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