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Day: February 4, 2011

University Park Airport Ideal Destination for Slimmer Air Force One

The President and members of his staff and cabinet, including Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, arrived at University Park Airport aboard Air Force One, a Boeing C-32.

Now this isn't the plane most people would expect when they think about Air Force One. Sure it has the same paint job as its VC-25A counterpart, but the plane used Thursday is significantly smaller than the version pictured in films like Air Force One.

Emeritus professor of history Arthur Goldschmidt

Panel Sheds Light on Egyptian Conflict

As the Egyptian protests have headlined major news sources all around the world for over a week, the Rock Ethics Institute decided it was time to relocate this issue to State College by hosting a public forum on the events unfolding in the Middle East.

The discussion's panel included: Brockopp; Arthur Goldschmidt, Emeritus Professor of History; Veena Raman: Lecturer in Communication Arts and Sciences, and Science, Technology, and Society; and Zaid Balushi, President of the Penn State Muslim Students' Association. The panel also included Christian Brady, Dean of Schreyer Honors College, who assumed the role of moderator.

Follow @AbolishCancer to Help THON Beat Cancer

THON is teaming up with Abolish Cancer again to raise money For The Kids. What better day for a combined effort to beat cancer than World Cancer Day?

To participate in today's TwitterTHON all you have to do is follow @AbolishCancer on twitter - easy enough. One dollar will be donated to THON for every new follower to the account.

Wrestlers Look to Bounce Back in Big Ten

The life of a Big Ten wrestler is no walk in the park. It is more like a walk through a continuous briar patch with the eight other teams ranked in the top 25 of the NWCA/USA Today Coaches Poll. For Penn State, this week’s thorns are Michigan State and No. 13 Michigan.

Coming off their first defeat of the season, the Nittany Lions are heading west to square off against the Spartans Friday night. Then, for a rematch, Penn State will head to Ann Arbor for Sunday’s dual meet against the ranked Wolverines.

Fresh off that 22-13 loss to Iowa last Sunday, the Nittany Lions are hungry to return to their winning ways.

Penn State Women’s Basketball Wins Big in Michigan

A strong team effort on both offense and defense let to an 81-63 victory over Michigan on Thursday for the Penn State women's basketball team. Maggie Lucas led the way offensively with 23 points on 56 percent shooting.

With the win, Penn State improves to 19-5 overall and 8-2 in the Big Ten. The Lady Lions are now first in the Big Ten, half a game ahead of Michigan State. Next up for Penn State is #22 Iowa. The game with the Hawkeyes will take place on Sunday at 3 p.m.

Penn State to Learn More with NBC Learn

Acting much like a new-aged microfilm lab, a partnership between NBC and Penn State offers faculty and students access to a plethora of historic newsreels.
The pilot site, NBC Learn, hosts broadcasts and educational shorts from more than 75 years of air time. Anyone with a valid Penn State ID can browse videos in a collection of academic categories. The 26 browseable sub-sections mimic a list of majors, grouping videos according to academic content.

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