Stories / News, Events and Issues from Central Pennsylvania
USA Today described him as "the closest thing to a rock star" in the graphic design world. Chip Kidd is a book jacket designer for Alfred A. Knopf Publishing. He’s also a Penn State alumnus. Among his many creations is the iconic T-Rex skeleton for Michael Crichton's “Jurrasic Park,” which became one of the most iconic…
Thirteen medical students just wrapped up their third year of medical education at the Penn State College of Medicine Regional Medical Campus located at University Park. Created in partnership with Mount Nittany Medical Center, the goal of the program is twofold: training the next generation of physicians and improving access to medical care in Centre County.…
The latest film adaptation of The Great Gatsby brings a local professor’s scholarship—and expertise—to the silver screen. Intern Lauren Ostberg talks with Penn State University Park professor Jim West.
What will it take to avoid war with Iran? According to our next guest, the real obstacles to successful nuclear diplomacy with Iran lie in Washington, not Tehran. We’ll talk with Flynt Leverett, co-author of the controversial new book, “Going To Tehran, Why the United States Must Come to Terms with the Islamic Republic of Iran.”…
A group of State College-area residents who share a passion for locally sourced food is in the process of starting a cooperative grocery store. They’ve called it the Friends and Farmers’ Co-op. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner has the story.
The University Park Airport has a brand new installation. It’s not a new escalator or body-scanner. It’s a living plant wall. WPSU intern Orent Paddy went to the airport to find out more.
This year’s winner of WPSU’s Art for the Airwaves contest is a photographer. WPSU’s Kristine Allen reports she photographed a tree on Penn State’s University Park campus. The tree has been a prominent feature of the landscape for many decades.
Just a day after the explosions at the Boston Marathon, more than 100 people gathered for a vigil following the Jeremy Herbstritt 5k memorial run. The race is held annually to honor the Penn State grad who died in the Virginia Tech shootings. WPSU intern Danielle Matalonis has the story.
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