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The Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
State University (commonly referred to as Penn State or PSU) is a state-related, land-grant, doctoral university with campuses and facilities throughout Pennsylvania. Founded in 1855, the university has a stated threefold mission of teaching, research, and public service. Its instructional mission[12] includes undergraduate, graduate, professional and continuing education offered through resident instruction and online delivery. Its University Park campus, the flagship campus, lies within the Borough of State College and College Township. It has two law schools: Penn State Law, on the school's University Park campus, and Dickinson Law, located in Carlisle, 90 miles south of State College. The College of Medicine is located in Hershey. Penn State has another 19 commonwealth campuses and 5 special mission campuses located across the state.[13] Penn State has been labeled one of the "Public Ivies," a publicly funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League.[14][15][16] Annual enrollment at the University Park campus totals more than 46,800 graduate and undergraduate students, making it one of the largest universities in the United States.[7] It has the world's largest dues-paying alumni association.[17] The university's total enrollment in 2015–16 was approximately 97,500 across its 24 campuses[18] and online through its World Campus.[19] The university offers more than 160 majors among all its campuses[20] and administers $3.62 billion (as of June 30, 2016) in endowment and similar funds.[21] The university's research expenditures totaled $836 million during the 2016 fiscal year.[22] Annually, the university hosts the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON), which is the world's largest student-run philanthropy.[23] This event is held at the Bryce Jordan Center
Bryce Jordan Center
on the University Park campus. In 2014, THON raised a program record of $13.3 million.[24] The university's athletics teams compete in Division I of the NCAA
NCAA
and are collectively known as the Penn State Nittany Lions. They compete in the Big Ten Conference
Big Ten Conference
for most sports.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Early years 1.2 Early 20th century 1.3 Modern era

1.3.1 Child sex abuse scandal

2 Campuses

2.1 University Park 2.2 Commonwealth campuses 2.3 Special
Special
Mission Campuses and World Campus

2.3.1 Special
Special
Mission Campuses 2.3.2 World Campus

3 Organization and administration

3.1 Colleges 3.2 Board of Trustees 3.3 Administration 3.4 Student government

4 Academics

4.1 Demographics 4.2 Rankings 4.3 Research

4.3.1 Big Ten
Big Ten
Academic Alliance

5 Student life

5.1 Housing 5.2 Student organizations

5.2.1 THON 5.2.2 The Lion's Pantry

5.3 Student media

6 Athletics 7 Notable people 8 The Alumni Association 9 See also 10 References 11 External links

History[edit] Early years[edit]

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Old Main c. 1855

The school was founded as a degree-granting institution on February 22, 1855, by act P.L. 46, No. 50 of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
as the Farmers' High School
Farmers' High School
of Pennsylvania. Centre County, Pennsylvania, became the home of the new school when James Irvin
James Irvin
of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, donated 200 acres (0.8 km2) of land – the first of 10,101 acres (41 km2) the school would eventually acquire. In 1862, the school's name was changed to the Agricultural College of Pennsylvania, and with the passage of the Morrill Land-Grant Acts, Pennsylvania selected the school in 1863 to be the state's sole land-grant college. The school's name changed to the Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
State College in 1874; enrollment fell to 64 undergraduates the following year as the school tried to balance purely agricultural studies with a more classic education.[25] George W. Atherton
George W. Atherton
became president of the school in 1882, and broadened the curriculum. Shortly after he introduced engineering studies, Penn State became one of the ten largest engineering schools in the nation.[26] Atherton also expanded the liberal arts and agriculture programs, for which the school began receiving regular appropriations from the state in 1887.[27] A major road in State College has been named in Atherton's honor. Additionally, Penn State's Atherton Hall, a well-furnished and centrally located residence hall, is named not after George Atherton himself, but after his wife, Frances Washburn Atherton.[28] His grave is in front of Schwab Auditorium near Old Main, marked by an engraved marble block in front of his statue. Early 20th century[edit] In the years that followed, Penn State grew significantly, becoming the state's largest grantor of baccalaureate degrees and reaching an enrollment of 5,000 in 1936.[25] Around that time, a system of commonwealth campuses was started by President Ralph Dorn Hetzel
Ralph Dorn Hetzel
to provide an alternative for Depression-era students who were economically unable to leave home to attend college.[25] In 1953, President Milton S. Eisenhower, brother of then-U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, sought and won permission to elevate the school to university status as The Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
State University.[29] Under his successor Eric A. Walker (1956–1970), the university acquired hundreds of acres of surrounding land, and enrollment nearly tripled.[25] In addition, in 1967, the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, a college of medicine and hospital, was established in Hershey with a $50 million gift from the Hershey Trust Company.[25]

Students sit outside Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
State College (c.1922)

Modern era[edit] In the 1970s, the university became a state-related institution. As such, it now belongs to the Commonwealth System of Higher Education. In 1975, the lyrics in Penn State's alma mater song were revised to be gender-neutral in honor of International Women's Year; the revised lyrics were taken from the posthumously-published autobiography of the writer of the original lyrics, Fred Lewis Pattee, and Professor Patricia Farrell acted as a spokesperson for those who wanted the change.[30] In 1989, the Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
College of Technology in Williamsport joined ranks with the university, and in 2000, so did the Dickinson School of Law.[31] The university is now the largest in Pennsylvania, and in 2003, it was credited with having the second-largest impact on the state economy of any organization, generating an economic effect of over $17 billion on a budget of $2.5 billion.[32] To offset the lack of funding due to the limited growth in state appropriations to Penn State, the university has concentrated its efforts on philanthropy (2003 marked the end of the Grand Destiny campaign—a seven-year effort that raised over $1.3 billion).[33] Child sex abuse scandal[edit] Main article: Penn State child sex abuse scandal In 2011, the university and its football team garnered major international media attention and criticism due to a sex abuse scandal in which university officials were alleged to have covered up incidents of child sexual abuse by former football team defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. Athletic director Timothy Curley and Gary Schultz, Senior Vice President for Finance and Business, were indicted for perjury. In the wake of the scandal, coach Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
was fired[34] and school president Graham B. Spanier was forced to resign[35] by the Board of Trustees. Sandusky, who maintained his innocence,[36] was indicted and subsequently convicted in June 2012 on 45 counts for the abuse. A subcommittee of the Board of Trustees engaged former FBI
FBI
director Louis Freeh
Louis Freeh
to head an independent investigation on the university's handling of the incidents. Freeh released his findings in July 2012, announcing that Paterno, along with Spanier, Curley and Schultz "conceal[ed] Sandusky's activities from the Board of Trustees, the University community and authorities" and "failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade".[37][38] On July 23, 2012, the National Collegiate Athletic Association
National Collegiate Athletic Association
announced a series of sanctions against Penn State and the Nittany Lions football team for the role of their leadership in the Penn State sex abuse scandal. The NCAA
NCAA
penalized Penn State football with a $60 million fine, a ban from bowl games and post-season play for 4 years, a reduction in scholarships from 25 to 15 per year for four years, the vacating of all wins from 1998 to 2011 and a 5-year probationary period.[39] The validity of the sanctions later came into question, and emails surfaced that indicated highly ranked officials within the NCAA
NCAA
did not believe the organization had the jurisdiction to pass down the original sanctions.[40] Subsequent emails, brought forward under subpoena, quoted Mark Emmert, the NCAA
NCAA
President, as agreeing the original sanctions were possible due to a bluff by the NCAA.[41] On September 8, 2014, the sanctions, following a report by former U.S. Senator and athletics integrity monitor George J. Mitchell
George J. Mitchell
citing progress by Penn State in implementing reforms,[42] were officially repealed by the NCAA
NCAA
and all previous records were restored.[43] An investigation led by former U.S. Attorney General Richard Thornburgh, who was retained by the Paterno family to review the Freeh report,[44] concluded that the report that placed so much blame on Penn State and Paterno was a "rush to injustice" that could not be relied upon.[45] He found that not only did the evidence "fall far short" of showing Paterno attempted to conceal the Sandusky scandal, but rather that "the contrary is true".[44] In November 2014, state Sen. Jake Corman released emails showing "regular and substantive" contact between NCAA
NCAA
officials and Freeh's investigators, suggesting that the Freeh conclusions were orchestrated.[46] Paterno was posthumously honored by Penn State during the September 17, 2016 football game that marked the 50th anniversary of his first game as head coach.[47][48] The controversial tribute was met with both a standing ovation by fans and protests inside and outside of the stadium.[49][50] Campuses[edit] University Park[edit] The largest of the university's 24 campuses, University Park is almost entirely within the boundaries of State College borough, a site chosen because it is near the geographic center of the state. With an undergraduate acceptance rate of 23 percent,[51] it is the most selective campus in the Penn State system, due primarily to the fact that students select University Park as their first-choice campus at a far greater rate than the university's other undergraduate campuses.[52] During the fall 2016 semester, 41,359 undergraduate students and 8,955 graduate students were enrolled at University Park.[53] Of those, 46.3 percent were female[54] and 40.5 percent were not Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
residents.[55] Transportation access: The University Park campus is centrally located at the junction of Interstate 99
Interstate 99
and U.S. Route 322, and is due south of Interstate 80. Before the arrival of the Interstates, University Park was a short distance from the Lock Haven – Altoona branch line of the Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Railroad. The last run of long distance trains from Buffalo or Harrisburg through Lock Haven was in 1971.[56] Today, the nearest passenger rail access is in Lewistown, 31 miles to the southeast. The University Park Airport, serving four regional airlines, is near University Park. Commonwealth campuses[edit] Main article: Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
State University Commonwealth campuses

• Behrend • Brandywine • Abington • Great Valley • Berks • Fayette • Mont Alto • York • Harrisburg • Lehigh • Schuylkill • Hazleton • Wilkes-Barre • Worthington Scranton • University Park • Altoona • DuBois • Shenango • Beaver • New Kensington • Greater Allegheny

Map depicting the locations of Penn State's 19 commonwealth campuses and the University Park campus.

In addition to the University Park campus, 19 campus locations throughout the state offer enrollment for undergraduate students. Over 60 percent of Penn State first-year students begin their education at a location other than University Park.[57] Each of these commonwealth campuses offer a unique set of degree programs based on the student demographics. Any student in good academic standing is guaranteed a spot at University Park to finish his or her degree if required or desired, known as "change of campus" or more accurately "the 2+2 program"; where a Penn State student may start at any Penn State campus, including University Park, for 2 years and finish at any Penn State the final 2 years.[58] Special
Special
Mission Campuses and World Campus[edit]

Penn State University – Dickinson Law

Special
Special
Mission Campuses[edit]

Dickinson Law, founded in 1834 as The Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, is the oldest law school in Pennsylvania[59] and the fifth oldest in the country. Over the years, its graduates have included the nation’s finest attorneys, judges, government and corporate leaders, and legal educators. The Dickinson School of Law's 1997 merger with Penn State was completed in 2000 and expanded its reputation, network, and joint degree programs—complementing Dickinson Law’s legacy as an innovative leader in experiential education[60]. In 2006 a second campus was opened at University Park. The school was split in 2014 into two separately accredited law schools: Dickinson Law in Carlisle and Penn State Law at University Park.[61] The last students to attend the dual-campus Penn State Dickinson School of Law graduated in May 2017[62].

The Penn State Great Valley
Penn State Great Valley
School of Graduate Professional Studies is a special mission campus offering master's degrees, master's certification, and continuing professional education. Located in Malvern, Pennsylvania, it also offers classes at the old Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.

Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State College of Medicine
in Hershey, Pennsylvania, is the university's medical school and teaching hospital. Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has become only the ninth hospital in the United States and 16th worldwide to implant the CardioWest temporary Total Artificial Heart
Artificial Heart
when a 60-year-old man suffering from end-stage heart failure received the device in May 2008.

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
College of Technology, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, offers certificates as well as degrees in over 10 technical fields. Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
College of Technology became an affiliate of The Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
State University in 1989, after establishing a national reputation for education supporting workforce development, first as a technical institute and later as a community college.

World Campus[edit] In 1998, the university launched Penn State World Campus, or Penn State Online, which offers more than 60 online education programs, degrees, and certificates. Distance education has a long history at Penn State, one of the first universities in the country to offer a correspondence course for remote farmers in 1892. Examples of online programs include an MBA, master of professional studies in homeland security, a bachelor of science in nursing, and post-baccalaureate certificates in geographic information systems and applied behavior analysis. Penn State's World Campus offers 18 graduate degrees, 21 graduate certificates, 17 undergraduate degrees, and 11 undergraduate certificates. World Campus students come from all 50 U.S. states, more than 40 countries, and six continents. Organization and administration[edit] Penn State is a "state-related" university, part of Pennsylvania's Commonwealth System of Higher Education. As such, although it receives funding from the Commonwealth and is connected to the state through its board of trustees, it is otherwise independent and not subject to the state's direct control. For the 2006–2007 fiscal year, the university received 9.7 percent of its budget from state appropriations, the lowest of the four state-related institutions in Pennsylvania.[63] Initial reports concerning the 2007–2008 fiscal year indicated that Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Governor Ed Rendell
Ed Rendell
is recommending a 1.6 percent increase in state appropriations.[64] Penn State's appropriation request, submitted to the Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Department of Education in September, requested a 6.8 percent increase in funding.[65][needs update] Colleges[edit]

Schreyer Honors College

Penn State has eighteen colleges, including three at special-mission campuses. The University Park campus is organized into fourteen distinct colleges, plus the Graduate School and the Division of Undergraduate Studies:[66]

College of Agricultural Sciences College of Arts and Architecture Smeal College of Business Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications College of Earth and Mineral Sciences College of Education College of Engineering College of Health and Human Development College of Information Sciences and Technology

Dickinson Law Penn State Law College of the Liberal Arts College of Medicine College of Nursing Eberly College of Science Schreyer Honors College Graduate School Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
College of Technology

In addition, the university's Board of Trustees voted in January 2007 to create a School of International Affairs, with the first classes admitted in the fall 2008 semester.[67] The school is part of Penn State Law.[68] Formerly the School of Nursing, on September 25, 2013, the Board of Trustees granted the nursing program college status.[69] Board of Trustees[edit] Main article: Penn State Board of Trustees The university is governed by the 32-member board of trustees. Its members include the university's president, the Governor of the Commonwealth, and the state Secretaries of Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources, and Education. The other members include six trustees appointed by the Governor, nine elected by alumni, and six elected by Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
agricultural societies. Six additional trustees are elected by a board representing business and industry enterprises.[70] Undergraduate students do not elect any trustees; the court case Benner v. Oswald
Benner v. Oswald
ruled that the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment did not require the undergraduate students be allowed to participate in the selection of trustees. As of 2013, the chair of the board of trustees is Keith E. Masser, a graduate of Penn State and the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Sterman Masser, Inc.[71] The main responsibilities of the board are to select the president of Penn State, to determine the goals and strategic direction of the University, and to approve the annual budget.[72] Regular meetings of the board are held bi-monthly and take place primarily on the University Park campus, although on occasion meetings are held at other locations within the Commonwealth.[73] Administration[edit] See also: List of Presidents of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
State University

Old Main, the main administrative building of Penn State, located at University Park.

The president of the University is selected by the board and is given the authority for actual control of the university, including day-to-day management. In practice, part of this responsibility is delegated by the president to other departments of the administration, to the faculty, and to the student body.[72] Eric J. Barron
Eric J. Barron
became the university's 18th and current president on May 12, 2014, upon the departure of Rodney Erickson.[4][74] The executive vice president and provost is the chief academic officer of the University. The current provost, Nicholas P. Jones, assumed office on July 1, 2013.[75] The current Associate Vice President and Senior Associate Dean For Undergraduate Education is Robert N. Pangborn[76] Student government[edit]

Penn State's student union building, the HUB-Robeson Center

Penn State has a long history of student governance. Elected student leaders remain directly involved in the decision-making of the University administration, as provided for in the Board of Trustee's Standing Orders.[77] Currently, there are three Student Governments recognized by the University administration: the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA), the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA), and the Council of Commonwealth Student Governments (CCSG). The University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA) is the representative student government of the 39,102[78] undergraduate students at Penn State's University Park campus,[79] which was established in 2006 after the former student government, Undergraduate Student Government (USG), lost its recognition by way of a student referendum.[80] The UPUA is composed of an Assembly of Student Representatives, an Executive Board, and a Judicial Board. The Executive Board is the bureaucratic branch of the UPUA and is led by Student Body President Katie Jordan. The Assembly, which is led by Chair Brent Rice, is the legislative body of UPUA and is composed of elected representatives whose constituencies include the academic units of Penn State, Greek Life, Freshmen Representatives, and At-Large Representatives.[81] The UPUA meets every Wednesday at 8:00 pm in 233A HUB. These meetings are open to the public.[82] Additionally, students are able to reach out to the UPUA regarding issues at the University through its "What to Fix PSU (WTFPSU)" social media campaign. The graduate and professional students of the University are governed by the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA), which is the oldest continuously existing student governance organization at Penn State.[83] GPSA "work[s] on the behalf of the students to make sure that the graduate voice is heard by all levels of the administration and faculty at Penn State and to put on events geared towards graduate and professional students."[83] The 19 commonwealth campuses of the university are governed by the Council of Commonwealth Student Governments (CCSG), formerly known as the Council of Branch Campus Student Governments (CBCSG).[84] Academics[edit] Penn State is regionally accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education. As of September 2009, only 24 Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
colleges and universities held Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accreditation in business and only four in accounting. The Smeal College of Business, The Sam and Irene Black School of Business, Penn State Harrisburg, and Penn State Great Valley
Penn State Great Valley
were among the institutions accredited.[85] The university offers an accelerated Premedical-Medical Program in cooperation with Sidney Kimmel Medical College.[86] Students in the program spend two or three years at the university before attending medical school at Jefferson. Recently, a joint venture between the Eberly College of Science
Eberly College of Science
and the Smeal College of Business
Smeal College of Business
created an integrated undergraduate/graduate program to give highly motivated students the opportunity to receive a bachelor's degree in Science and an MBA two to five years sooner than those pursuing a traditional path. The BS/MBA Program prepares individuals to be future leaders of the world's scientific organizations and is led by Mr. Peter Tombros and Dr. James Gardner. Demographics[edit] As of fall 2010, the racial makeup of the Penn State system including all campuses and special-mission colleges, was 75.4 percent white, 5.5 percent black, 4.3 percent Asian, 4.4 percent Hispanic, 0.2 percent Native American, 0.1 percent Native Hawaiian/Pac Island, 1.7 percent two or more races, 5.8 percent international students and 3.1 percent of an unknown race. Over the period 2000–2010, minority enrollment as a percentage of total enrollments has risen 5.3 percentage points,[87] while minorities as a percentage of total teaching positions rose 2.0 percentage points from 1997 to 2002.[88] Penn State has been the subject of controversy for several issues of discrimination. Following some violent attacks on African-Americans in downtown State College in 1988 and complaints that Penn State was not adequately recruiting African-American faculty and students to representative population levels, student activists occupied Old Main and demanded that Penn State do more to recruit minority students and address intolerance toward minority students on campus, as well as in the local community. After President Bryce Jordan canceled a promised meeting with students and organizations in the Paul Robeson Cultural Center on April 8, 1988, 250 students and activists nonviolently occupied Penn State's Telecommunications building on campus. The following morning, 50 state troopers and 45 local and campus police, equipped with helmets, batons, and rubber gloves, entered the building as the crowd outside sang “We Shall Overcome”, arresting 89 individuals for trespassing.[89] All charges were later dismissed. In 1990 a vice provost for educational equity was appointed to lead a five-year strategic plan to "create an environment characterized by equal access and respected participation for all groups and individuals irrespective of cultural differences."[90][91] Since then, discrimination issues include the handling of death threats in 1992 and 2001,[92][93][94][95] controversy around LGBT
LGBT
issues,[96] and the investigation of a 2006 sexual discrimination lawsuit filed by former Lady Lions basketball player Jennifer Harris, alleging that head coach Rene Portland
Rene Portland
dismissed her from the team in part due to her perceived sexual orientation.[97][98] Six-year graduation rates for the 2004 cohort at University Park was 85.3 percent. Graduation rates by race among this group are 86.6 percent white, 75.0 percent black, 81.9 percent Asian, 77.4 percent Hispanic, 57.1 percent Native American and 76.1 percent international students.[87] According to a 2006 survey by USA Today, the university's flagship campus, University Park, has the highest in-state tuition rates among comparable institutions nationwide.[99] While a task force formed in 2001 to study options for tuition projections determined that the university's operating efficiency is among the highest in postsecondary education,[100] it found that tuition increases at Penn State still consistently outpaced increases at other Big Ten Conference
Big Ten Conference
institutions.[101] Student leaders of The Council of Commonwealth Student Governments (CCSG) have led annual rallies to support lower rate hikes at each of the nineteen commonwealth campuses and at the Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
state capitol in Harrisburg.[102][103] In 2005, the board of trustees proposed a tuition freeze at the commonwealth campus locations as part of its state appropriation request.[104] Rankings[edit]

University rankings

National

ARWU[105] 41

Forbes[106] 142

U.S. News & World Report[107] 50

Washington Monthly[108] 168

Global

ARWU[109] 85

QS[110] 93

Times[111] 68

U.S. News & World Report[112] 56

University Rankings

University Park

QS Arts & Humanities[113] 81

QS Life Sciences & Medicine[114] 125

QS Natural Sciences[115] 84

THE-WUR World[116] 68

THE-WUR Reputation[117] 61-70

THE-WUR Arts/Humanities[118] 91

THE-WUR Life Sciences[119] 53

THE-WUR Physical Sciences[120] 54

THE-WUR Social Sciences[121] 46

THE-WUR Engineering/Tech.[122] 48

ARWU World[123] 85

ARWU Natural Science & Math[124] 49

ARWU Engineering
Engineering
& CS[125] 51-75

ARWU Life Sciences[126] 51-75

ARWU Social Sciences[127] 29

Leiden World[128] 43

The 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities
Academic Ranking of World Universities
ranks the university 77th among universities worldwide and 41st nationally. U.S. News & World Report ranks the university's undergraduate program 50th in its 2017 American's Best College[129] and 14th among Top Public Schools in the United States.[130] In 2015, the university was also ranked 101st in the QS World University Rankings.[131] A more updated 2013–2014 World University Ranking by Times Higher Education ranks Penn State as the 49th best university in the world.[132] Similarly, the 2013 report by the Center for World University Rankings ranks the university as Top 50 in the world.[133] According to a Wall Street Journal survey released in September 2010, the university was ranked number 1 by 479 corporate recruiting executives who were asked to identify "whose bachelor degree graduates were the best-trained and educated, and best able to succeed once hired."[134][135] Research[edit]

The Forum Building is a classroom building with four classrooms, each capable of containing over 300 students.

According to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the university is a research university with very high research activity.[136] Over 10,000 students are enrolled in the university's graduate school (including the law and medical schools), and over 70,000 degrees have been awarded since the school was founded in 1922.[137] Penn State's research and development expenditure has been on the rise in recent years. For fiscal year 2013, according to institutional rankings of total research expenditures for science and engineering released by the National Science Foundation, Penn State stands second in the nation, behind only Johns Hopkins and tied with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in the number of fields in which it is ranked in the top ten. Overall, Penn State ranked 17th nationally in total research expenditures across the board. In 12 individual fields, however, the University achieved rankings in the top ten nationally. The fields and sub-fields in which Penn State ranked in the top ten are materials (1st), psychology (2nd), mechanical engineering (3rd), sociology (3rd), electrical engineering (4th), total engineering (5th), aerospace engineering (8th), computer science (8th), agricultural sciences (8th), civil engineering (9th), atmospheric sciences (9th), and earth sciences (9th). In eleven of these fields, moreover, the University has repeated top-ten status every year since at least 2008.[138] For fiscal year 2011, the National Science Foundation
National Science Foundation
reported that Penn State had spent $794,846,000 on R&D and ranked 15th among U.S. universities and colleges in R&D spending.[139] For the 2008–2009 fiscal year, Penn State was ranked ninth among U.S. universities by the National Science Foundation, with $753 million in research and development spending for science and engineering.[140] During the 2015–2016 fiscal year, Penn State received $836 million in research expenditures.[141] The Applied Research Lab (ARL), located near the University Park campus, has been a research partner with the United States Department of Defense since 1945 and conducts research primarily in support of the United States Navy. It is the largest component of Penn State's research efforts statewide, with over 1,000 researchers and other staff members.[142][143] The Materials Research Institute was created to coordinate the highly diverse and growing materials activities across Penn State's University Park campus. With more than 200 faculty in 15 departments, 4 colleges, and 2 Department of Defense research laboratories, MRI was designed to break down the academic walls that traditionally divide disciplines and thereby enable faculty to collaborate across departmental and even college boundaries. MRI has become a model for this interdisciplinary approach to research, both within and outside the university. Dr Richard E. Tressler, was an international leader in the development of high temperature materials. He pioneered high temperature fiber testing and use, advanced instrumentation and test methodologies for thermostructural materials, and design and performance verification of ceramics and composites in high temperature aerospace, industrial and energy applications. He was founding director of the Center for Advanced Materials (CAM) which supported many faculty and students from the College of Earth and Mineral Science, the Eberly College of Science, the College of Engineering, the Materials Research Laboratory and the Applied Research Laboratories at Penn State on high temperature materials. His vision for Interdisciplinary research played a key role in the creation of the Materials Research Institute, and the establishment of Penn State as an acknowledged leader among major universities in materials education and research.[144][145][146] The university was one of the founding members of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), a partnership that includes 17 research-led universities in the United States, Asia, and Europe. The network provides funding, facilitates collaboration between universities, and coordinates exchanges of faculty members and graduate students among institutions. Former Penn State president Graham Spanier
Graham Spanier
is a former vice-chair of the WUN.[147][148]

Pattee Library

The Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
State University Libraries were ranked 14th among research libraries in North America in the 2003–2004 survey released by The Chronicle of Higher Education.[149] The university's library system began with a 1,500-book library in Old Main.[citation needed] In 2009, its holdings had grown to 5.2 million volumes, in addition to 500,000 maps, five million microforms, and 180,000 films and videos.[150] The university's College of Information Sciences and Technology is the home of CiteSeerX, an open-access repository and search engine for scholarly publications. The university is also the host to the Radiation Science & Engineering
Engineering
Center, which houses the oldest operating university research reactor. Additionally, University Park houses the Graduate Program in Acoustics,[151] the only freestanding acoustics program in the United States. The university also houses the Center for Medieval Studies, a program that was founded to research and study the European Middle Ages,[152] and the Center for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE), one of the first centers established to research postsecondary education. Big Ten
Big Ten
Academic Alliance[edit] Penn State is a participant in the Big Ten
Big Ten
Academic Alliance. The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) is the academic consortium of the universities in the Big Ten
Big Ten
Conference. Engaging in $10 billion in research in 2014–2015, BTAA universities provide powerful insight into important issues in medicine, technology, agriculture, and communities. Students at participating schools are also allowed "in-house" borrowing privileges at other schools' libraries.[153] The BTAA uses collective purchasing and licensing, and has saved member institutions $19 million to date.[154] Course sharing,[155] professional development programs,[156] study abroad and international collaborations,[157] and other initiatives are also part of the BTAA. Student life[edit] Housing[edit]

The Irvin residence hall in West Halls

There are seven housing complexes located on campus for students attending the University Park campus: East Halls, North Halls, Pollock Halls, South Halls, West Halls, Eastview Terrace, and Nittany Apartments. Each complex consists of a few separate buildings that are dormitories and a commons building, which has: lounges, the help desk for the complex, mailboxes for each dormitory room, a convenience store, a food court, and all-you-care-to-eat buffet. Different floors within a building may be designated as a Special
Special
Living Option (SLO). SLOs are offered to members of certain student groups (such as sororities), students studying particular majors, students who wish to engage in a particular life style (such as the alcohol-free LIFE House), or other groups who wish to pursue similar goals. Student organizations[edit] As of September 2014, 864 student organizations were recognized at the University Park campus.[158] In addition, the university has one of the largest Greek systems in the country, with approximately 12 percent of the University Park population affiliated. Additional organizations on campus include Thespians, Blue Band, Chabad, Glee Club, Aish HaTorah,[159] Student Programming Association (SPA), Lion's Pantry, Boulevard, Apollo, 3D Printer Club, and the Anime Organization, which hosts a Centre County anime convention, Setsucon.[160] THON[edit]

Penn State Dance MaraTHON

Every February, thousands of students participate in the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON), which has been "dubbed by supporters as the world's largest student-run philanthropy."[23] In previous years, participants stood for 48 hours nonstop and performed a line dance at least once every hour to stay alert. In 2007, THON was moved to the Jordan Center and now lasts 46 hours. THON raises millions of dollars annually for pediatric cancer care and research, generally through the Four Diamonds Fund. In 2014, THON raised a program record of $13.3 million. The Lion's Pantry[edit] The Lion's Pantry is an undergraduate student run on-campus food pantry (and a registered student organization). The Lion's Pantry serves undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. With an increase awareness of hunger on college campuses, the Lion's Pantry is one of the most successful startup food pantries in the nation. They partner with groups ranging from Boulevard, UPUA, Greek Life, and more to receive over 8,000 food donations a year. The club was also awarded the Class Gift of 2017 in the form of an endowment.[161] Student media[edit] Student media on campus includes La Vie, the university's annual student yearbook; the student-run radio station The LION 90.7 FM (WKPS-FM); Com Radio, independently programmed and operated by university undergraduates; The Daily Collegian, a student-run newspaper; Onward State, a student-run independent news website covering the Penn State community; and Phroth, a student-run humor magazine. For additional information on media related to Penn State – including Penn State Live, the official news source of the University – see the Media section below. Penn State Live is the official news source of the university published by its public relations team. The student-run newspaper is The Daily Collegian, which is published every weekday while classes are in session. Since the summer of 1996, the traditional paper publication has been supplemented by an online edition, known as The Digital Collegian. Onward State, was founded in November 2008 by Davis Shaver, Evan Kalikow, and Eli Glazier. In addition, Penn State's newspaper readership program provides free copies of USA Today, The New York Times, as well as local and regional newspapers depending on the campus location (for example, the Centre Daily Times in University Park). This program, initiated by then-President Graham Spanier
Graham Spanier
in 1997,[162] has since been instituted on several other universities across the country.[163] La Vie (the Life), the university's annual student yearbook, has been in production documenting student life continuously since 1890.[164] La Vie 1987, edited by David Beagin, won a College Gold Crown for Yearbooks award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.[165] The student-run radio station is The LION 90.7 fm (WKPS-FM). Founded in 1995 as a replacement for Penn State's original student radio station WDFM, The LION broadcasts from the ground floor of the HUB–Robeson Center, serving the Penn State and State College communities with alternative music and talk programming, including live coverage of home Penn State football games. In the early 1990s, students who belonged to a sports radio journalism club covered sporting events and produced and anchored weekly sports segments for WPSU, which eventually became solely an NPR affiliate. In addition, the Penn State College of Communications
Penn State College of Communications
operates ComRadio. It was founded in the spring of 2003 as an internet-based audio laboratory and co-curricular training environment for aspiring student broadcasters. ComRadio is most well known for its coverage of most major Penn State sporting events. ComRadio also airs student-produced Penn State news. Other programming includes student talk shows, political coverage, AP syndicated news and soft rock music. In recent years, ComRadio broadcasters have won numerous state awards for their on-air work. The station's sports department prides itself on the broadcasts of every home and away football game, including bowl games, and its coverage of the NFL Draft live from New York City. Onward State
Onward State
is a student-run blog geared towards members of the university's community. The blog provides news, features, and event-listings. Founded in November 2008, U.S. News & World Report named the blog the "Best Alternative Media Outlet" in February 2009. Alison Go, a blogger of U.S. News & World Report organized the contest "Best Alternative Media Outlet" at the beginning of 2009. Onward State, still a fledgling organization, was surprisingly nominated. Pitted against Onward State
Onward State
were seasoned blogs from UC Berkeley, Vassar, Wesleyan, Columbia, Georgetown, Middlebury, Yale, and an Ivy League
Ivy League
conglomerate. Snatching 24.76 percent of the vote, Onward State
Onward State
finished in first place, pleasantly surprising the Penn State bloggers.[166][167] The Daily Collegian
The Daily Collegian
first acknowledged Onward State
Onward State
at the time of the blog's victory. The two Collegian articles brought greater awareness of the blog to the university's community. In an interview with The Collegian about next year's contest, Davis Shaver explained "We have big ambitions... I think that we're just going to be more established, more of a name within the Penn State community by then. There is a strong possibility of being Alternative Media repeat champions."[168] The student-run humor magazine is Phroth, which publishes two to four issues each year. Its roots date back to 1909 when it was called Froth. Several Froth writers and editors have gone on to win fame: Julius J. Epstein wrote the screenplay for the film Casablanca (1942) and won three Academy Awards; Jimmy Dugan wrote for the Saturday Evening Post, National Geographic, and The New York Times; and Ronald Bonn was a producer with NBC Nightly News
NBC Nightly News
and CBS
CBS
Evening News.[169] Kalliope is an undergraduate literary magazine produced by students and sponsored by the university's English Department. Kalliope includes works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art.[170] The student-run life and style magazine is Valley.[171] The Underground, a multicultural student-run media site was founded in 2015 and serves as another alternative media news site. The Underground is a multicultural student-run media site devoted to telling the untold stories within the Penn State community. The publication seeks to foster the multicultural student voice through creating an open forum of discussion and promoting diversity and community involvement. The idea of The Underground was discussed on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, after an inspiring presentation from Soledad O’Brien on the Penn State University Park campus. The project began as a simple idea by two freshmen in Ritner Hall. After discussion with other students, a website was created. We hope to grow as a site, engage with more members of the community, and continue to promote the sharing of diverse stories. The Underground is produced by students at Penn State and was put into play by Candice Crutchfield and Adriana Lacy. The first contributors included a great group of friends: Candice Crutchfield, Adriana Lacy, Matthew Lamas, and Adam Tidball. Athletics[edit]

Wall near Beaver Stadium

The "S-Zone", within the student section, represents "State".

Main article: Penn State Nittany Lions Penn State's mascot is the Nittany Lion, a representation of a type of mountain lion that once roamed what is now University Park. The school's official colors, now blue and white, were originally black and dark pink. Penn State participates in the NCAA Division I
NCAA Division I
FBS and in the Big Ten Conference
Big Ten Conference
for most sports.[172] Two sports participate in different conferences: men's volleyball in the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association
Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association
(EIVA)[173] and women's hockey in College Hockey America
College Hockey America
(CHA).[174] The fencing teams operate as independents. Athletic teams at Penn State have won 77 national collegiate team championships (49 NCAA, 2 consensus Division I football titles, 6 AIAW, 3 USWLA, 1 WIBC, and 4 national titles in boxing, 11 in men's soccer and one in wrestling in years prior to NCAA
NCAA
sponsorship).[175] The 49 NCAA
NCAA
Championships ranks fifth all time in NCAA
NCAA
Division I, and is the most of any Big Ten
Big Ten
school.[176] Since joining the Big Ten
Big Ten
in 1991, Penn State teams have won 103 conference regular season and tournament titles.[177] Penn State has one of the most successful overall athletic programs in the country, as evidenced by its rankings in the NACDA Director's Cup, a list compiled by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics that charts institutions' overall success in college sports. From the Cup's inception in the 1993–1994 season, the Nittany Lions have finished in the top 25 every year.[178] Despite widespread success in the overall athletic program, however, the school is best known for its football team, which draws a very large following. Penn State's Beaver Stadium
Beaver Stadium
has the second largest seating capacity of any stadium in the nation,[179] with an official capacity of 106,572 slightly behind Michigan Stadium with an official capacity of 107,601. For decades, the football team was led by coach Joe Paterno. Paterno was in a close competition with Bobby Bowden, the head coach for Florida State, for the most wins ever in Division I-A (now the FBS) history. This competition effectively ended with Paterno still leading following Bowden's retirement after the 2010 Gator Bowl. In 2007, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.[180] Paterno amassed 409 victories over his career, the most in NCAA Division 1 history.[181] Paterno died on January 22, 2012, at the age of 85. The school's wrestling team has also become noticed. Under Cael Sanderson, the Nittany Lions won six national titles in a seven-year span, from 2011 to 2017. The university opened a new Penn State All-Sports Museum
Penn State All-Sports Museum
in February 2002. This two-level 10,000-square-foot (1,000 m2) museum is located inside Beaver Stadium.[182] In addition to the school funded athletics, club sports also play a major role in the University, with over 68 club sport organizations meeting regularly to date. Many club teams compete nationally in their respective sports. The Penn State Ski Team, which competes as part of the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) in the Allegheny Conference, as well as the Penn State Swim Club, which competes in the American Swimming Association – University League (ASAU), are just a few examples. Some other clubs include baseball, squash, karate, crew, and sailing. Penn State's most well known athletic cheer is "We are...Penn State." Typically, the students and cheerleaders shout, "We are," followed by a response of "Penn State" from the rest of the fans. By tradition, this is done three times, and followed by "Thank you..." "... You're welcome!"

Beaver Stadium

Notable people[edit] The list of eminent past and present individuals associated with Penn State—as alumni, faculty, and athletic staff—can be found in the list of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
State University people. The Alumni Association[edit]

Former President's house, now adjoined to the Hintz Alumni Center

Established in 1870, nine years after the university's first commencement exercises, the Penn State Alumni Association has the stated mission "to connect alumni to the University and to each other, provide valuable benefits to members and support the University's mission of teaching, research and service."[183] The Alumni Association supports a number of educational and extracurricular missions of Penn State through financial support and is the network that connects alumni through over 280 "alumni groups", many of which are designated based on geographical, academic, or professional affiliation.[184] As of July 1, 2010, the Alumni Association counts 496,969 members within the United States, with an additional 16,180 in countries around the globe.[185][186] About half the United States alumni reside in Pennsylvania, primarily in the urban areas of Philadelphia
Philadelphia
(and the surrounding counties), the Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Area and in the Centre County region surrounding State College, although alumni can be found in every region of the country and abroad. About 34 percent of United States alumni and 21 percent of international alumni are members of the Alumni Association.[187][188] With membership totaling 176,426 as of FY2016, the Penn State Alumni Association is the largest dues-paying alumni association in the world, a distinction it has held since 1995.[189] Since 2001, the university, along with all schools in the Big Ten, has participated in the " Big Ten
Big Ten
Challenge" website, which is a "competitive" clearinghouse of alumni donation statistics for member schools. Results are tracked to determine a percentage of each school's alumni from the previous decade who gave to their alma mater each calendar year (during the 2005–2006 year, alumni donations from 1996 to 2005 were tallied). With the exception of 2005–2006, when Penn State fell to second behind Northwestern University,[190] Penn State has won the challenge each year since its inception.[191][192][193][194] See also[edit]

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
portal University portal

Palmer Museum of Art List of colleges and universities in Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania
State University

Located in: State College, Pennsylvania

Academics

College of Agricultural Sciences College of Arts and Architecture Smeal College of Business College of Communications College of Earth and Mineral Sciences College of Education College of Engineering College of Health and Human Development College of Information Sciences and Technology College of the Liberal Arts Eberly College of Science Graduate School Schreyer Honors College School of Nursing School of International Affairs Dickinson Law Penn State Law Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies College of Medicine Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
College of Technology School of Hospitality Management

Athletics

Sports

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Facilities

Beaver Stadium Bryce Jordan Center Golf Courses Pegula Ice Arena Penn State Ice Pavilion Medlar Field at Lubrano Park Rec Hall

Rivalries

Alabama Maryland Michigan State Minnesota Ohio State Pittsburgh Syracuse West Virginia

Spirit

Legion Of Blue Alma Mater Blue Band Fight On, State Nittany Lion
Nittany Lion
(mascot) The Nittany Lion

Buildings

Academic buildings Berkey Creamery Old Main Palmer Museum of Art IST Building Radiation Science & Engineering
Engineering
Center Residence halls University libraries

Campuses: Commonwealth

Abington Altoona Berks Beaver Brandywine DuBois Erie (Behrend College) Fayette (Eberly Campus) Greater Allegheny Harrisburg (Capital College) Hazleton Lehigh Valley Mont Alto New Kensington Schuylkill Shenango University Park (Main campus) Wilkes-Barre Worthington Scranton York

Campuses: Special
Special
Mission

Dickinson Law Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine Penn State Law World Campus Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
College of Technology

Departments

Cancer Institute Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Research

Applied Research Laboratory Garfield Thomas Water Tunnel Penn State Lunar Lion Team

Media

The Daily Collegian Penn State Law Review Penn State University Press WKPS
WKPS
(90.7 FM) WPSU (91.5 FM) WPSU-TV Onward State

People

Alumni Athletic directors Coaches Faculty Olympians Presidents George W. Atherton Eric J. Barron
Eric J. Barron
(current president) Joe Paterno Fred Lewis Pattee Jerry Sandusky Graham Spanier

Student life

Army ROTC Air Force ROTC Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon
Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon
(THON) Penn State Thespians Penn State Women's Ice Hockey Club Penn State Glee Club Mount Nittany Nittany Lion
Nittany Lion
Shrine Old Coaly State College

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Joe Paterno
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Associate members

Johns Hopkins Blue Jays
Johns Hopkins Blue Jays
(men's and women's lacrosse) Notre Dame Fighting Irish (men's ice hockey)

Former team

Chicago Maroons

Championships & awards

National Championships Athlete of the Year

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Teams

Lindenwood Lady Lions Mercyhurst Lakers Penn State Nittany Lions RIT Tigers Robert Morris Colonials Syracuse Orange

Arenas

Lindenwood Ice Arena
Lindenwood Ice Arena
(Lindenwood) Mercyhurst Ice Center (Mercyhurst) Pegula Ice Arena (Penn State) Gene Polisseni Center
Gene Polisseni Center
(RIT) 84 Lumber Arena
84 Lumber Arena
(Robert Morris) Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion
Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion
(Syracuse)

Tournaments

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Champions

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Current members

Charleston Golden Eagles George Mason Patriots Harvard Crimson NJIT Highlanders Penn State Nittany Lions Princeton Tigers Sacred Heart Pioneers Saint Francis Red Flash

Former members

Concordia College East Stroudsburg University Juniata College New York University University of New Haven Queens College Rutgers–Newark Springfield College Vassar College SUNY
SUNY
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Australia Sydney Western Australia Canada Alberta China Zhejiang CUHK Ghana Ghana Netherlands Maastricht Norway Bergen New Zealand Auckland South Africa Cape Town Switzerland Basel United Kingdom Bristol Leeds Sheffield Southampton York United States Massachusetts Amherst Rochester

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Public

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Berkeley Davis Irvine Los Angeles San Diego Santa Barbara

Colorado Florida Georgia Tech Illinois Indiana Iowa Iowa State Kansas Maryland Michigan Michigan State Minnesota Missouri SUNY

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Private

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McGill Toronto

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Arlington Austin Dallas

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universities

Richard Moll's 1985 list

Original Eight

College of William & Mary Miami University University of California University of Michigan University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of Texas at Austin University of Vermont University of Virginia

"Worthy Runners-Up"

Binghamton University, State University of New York University of Colorado
University of Colorado
Boulder Georgia Institute of Technology University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign New College of Florida Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
State University University of Pittsburgh University of Washington
University of Washington
at Seattle University of Wisconsin–Madison

Greenes' Guides 2001 list

Eastern

Binghamton University, State University of New York College of William & Mary Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
State University Rutgers University University of Connecticut University of Delaware University of Maryland University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of Vermont University of Virginia

Western

University of Arizona University of California:

Berkeley Davis Irvine Los Angeles San Diego Santa Barbara

University of Colorado
University of Colorado
Boulder University of Washington

Great Lakes & Midwest

Indiana University Miami University Ohio State University University of Illinois University of Iowa University of Michigan Michigan State University University of Minnesota University of Wisconsin

Southern

University of Florida University of Georgia University of Texas at Austin

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State-owned

Bloomsburg California Cheyney Clarion East Stroudsburg Edinboro Indiana Kutztown Lock Haven Mansfield Millersville Shippensburg Slippery Rock West Chester

State-related

Lincoln University Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
State University

Commonwealth campuses

University of Pittsburgh Temple University

Community colleges

Community College of Allegheny County Community College of Beaver County Bucks County Community College Butler County Community College Delaware County Community College Harrisburg Area Community College Lehigh Carbon Community College Luzerne County Community College Montgomery County Community College Northampton Community College Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Highlands Community College Community College of Philadelphia Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Institute of Mortuary Science Reading Area Community College Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Westmoreland County Community College

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Arizona State University University of Central Florida The Ohio State University Florida International University Texas A&M University University of Texas at Austin Michigan State University University of Florida University of Minnesota Indiana University

(2013–14 Academic Year)

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University of Central Florida
University of Central Florida
(Orlando) Texas A&M University Ohio State University
Ohio State University
(Columbus) Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
State University (University Park) University of Texas at Austin Florida International University Arizona State University
Arizona State University
(Tempe) Michigan State University

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Metropolitan area

State College College Harris Patton Ferguson Centre County Happy Valley State College-DuBois CSA

Education

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
State University University Park Campus State College Area School District State College Area High School Schlow Centre Region Library

Culture/Arts

State Theatre Central Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Festival of the Arts

Industry

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
State University Innovation Park AccuWeather Minitab

Transportation

University Park Airport Centre Area Transportation Authority

Sports

State College Spikes Medlar Field at Lubrano Park

Shopping

Nittany Mall Colonnade at State College

Newspapers

The Daily Collegian The Centre Daily Times

Television

Network O&Os are in bold

WPSU (3.1 PBS, 3.2 Create, 3.3 World, 3.4 PBS
PBS
Kids) WJAC (6.1 NBC, 6.2 MeTV, 6.3 Comet, 6.4 TBD) WWCP (8.1 Fox, 8.2 ABC) WTAJ (10.1 CBS, 10.2 Escape, 10.3 Laff),10.4 Grit) WSCP-LP (13 Ind) WPCW
WPCW
(19.1 CW) WATM (23.1 ABC, 23.2 Fox, 23.3 This TV, 23.4 ATV) WHVL-LP
WHVL-LP
(29.1 MNTV, 29.2 Buzzr) WKBS (47.1 COR)

Radio

W268BB W269BZ W264BZ WALY WAPY WBHV-FM WBLF WBUS WFEQ WFGE WKDN WKPS WKVB WMAJ-FM WOWY WPHB WPSU

HD2 HD3

WQCK WQWK WRSC WRXV WRYV WTLR WTRN WWOT WXM59 WZWW

Other

Alpha Fire Company Mount Nittany
Mount Nittany
Medical Center

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Africa

South Africa

University of Pretoria

Asia-Pacific

Australia

Chisholm Institute Queensland University of Technology University of Sydney

China

Beijing Jiaotong University Chengdu University of Information Technology Shantou University Tsinghua University

Elsewhere

Taylor's University (Malaysia) University of Auckland
University of Auckland
(New Zealand) Singapore Polytechnic Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City

Europe

Finland

Lahti University of Applied Sciences Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences Turku University of Applied Sciences

Sweden

Chalmers University of Technology Jönköping School of Engineering Linköping University Royal Institute of Technology Umeå Institute of Technology

UK

Aston University Queen's University
Queen's University
Belfast University of Bristol Lancaster University University of Liverpool University of Leeds University of Strathclyde

Elsewhere

Hogeschool Gent
Hogeschool Gent
(Belgium) Engineering
Engineering
College of Aarhus (Denmark) Technical University of Denmark Telecom Bretagne (France) Hochschule Wismar
Hochschule Wismar
(Germany) Politecnico di Milano
Politecnico di Milano
(Italy) Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto
Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto
(Portugal) Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)

North America

Canada

Polytechnique Montréal Queen's University University of Calgary University of Manitoba

United States

Arizona State University California State University University of Colorado Duke University Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University Massachusetts Institute of Technology University of Michigan Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
State University United States Naval Academy

Central and South America

Chile

University of Chile Catholic University of the Most Holy Conception University of Santiago, Chile

Colombia

Pontifical Xavierian University ICESI University

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Key figures

Jerry Sandusky Mark Emmert Mike McQueary Graham Spanier Joe Paterno Tim Curley Gary Schultz

Law enforcement/investigation

Ray Gricar Tom Corbett Linda L. Kelly Louis Freeh

Organizations

The Second Mile Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
State University Penn State Nittany Lions
Penn State Nittany Lions
football Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
statue

Media

The Patriot-News / Sara Ganim Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story Game Over Paterno (Joe Posnanski) Silent No More

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