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Ancestry For Birds

Andrew Mack contributes to a National Science Foundation study reconstructing the evolutionary history of bird species.
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Finding Her Voice

Integrative Arts student Brandis Ajay uses every opportunity to strengthen her singing voice.
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Through the lens

Entrepreneur and business marketing major Jordan McCall sees his future sharpen through the camera lens
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This 1942 U.S. Army photo shows a typical field pharmacy that chemists like Hengst worked in.

Former Penn State Altoona student Clarence Hengst served as a World War II army chemist, keeping in touch via handwritten letters with campus director Robert Eiche.

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Changing the Message

Professor Patricia Jabbeh Wesley combines her love of writing and teaching with her love for her homeland through the Young Scholars of Liberia educational initiative.
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Junior guard/forward Alexis Cannistraci on the basketball court

Penn State Altoona Athletics recap, Nov. 26 to Dec. 9

Penn State Altoona offers results and scores for varsity athletics from Nov. 26 to Dec. 9.
students at three Penn State campuses — Altoona, Hazleton and Behrend — are enjoying more than just Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream at campus dining halls and convenience stores.

Creamery partners with Housing and Food Services to offer products at campuses

This semester, students at three Penn State campuses — Altoona, Hazleton and Behrend — are enjoying more than just Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream at campus dining halls and convenience stores.
Two Ivyside Dance Ensemble members performing

Penn State Altoona presents dance studies choreographer performance

Penn State Altoona will offer a dance studies choreographer performance at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, in room 148 of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. The event is free and open to the public.
A hockey stick and a purple puck on the ice

Penn State Altoona’s club ice hockey helps combat cancer with Purple Puck Night

Penn State Altoona’s club ice hockey and College Hockey East have teamed up with the Mario Lemieux Foundation, the Griffith Family Foundation, and Easter for Eli, for the College Hockey Combats Cancer campaign.
Mitch Albom

Heard on Campus: Author Mitch Albom on the ‘unlikely family’

Best-selling author and sports journalist Mitch Albom spoke on campus as part of Penn State Altoona’s Distinguished Speaker Series.
A dancer wearing a flamingo-inspired costume stands on one leg as she kicks her other into the air.

Dancers invited to audition for Hong Kong Ballet event

Young dancers are encouraged to audition on Jan. 10 for roles in Hong Kong Ballet’s performance of “Alice (in wonderland)” coming April 24 to Eisenhower Auditorium.
Students interact with local business people at fast track networking event

Penn State Altoona marks another successful Global Entrepreneurship Week

It was another successful Global Entrepreneurship Week at Penn State Altoona as more than 500 students, faculty, staff and community members took part in events and activities.
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Penn State Altoona recognized for annual African American Read-In

The African American Read-In at Penn State Altoona was recognized in the November issue of "Council Chronicle," the National Council of Teachers of English membership magazine.
Brian Black in Lyon, France

Distinguished professor presents at conference on impact of petroleum pollution

Brian Black, distinguished professor of history and environmental studies, presented "Closing the Loop: Informing our Energy Transition with New Knowledge" at the "In the Shadow of the Petrochemical Smokestack" conference recently held in Lyon, France.
Todd Davis

Todd Davis's poem featured in 'American Life in Poetry'

"Thankful for Now," a poem by Todd Davis, professor of English and environmental studies at Penn State Altoona, is featured in this week's "American Life in Poetry" column, which is shared with more than four million readers each week.