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Student Town Hall Forum set for Sept. 19

Penn State's fall 2012 Student Town Hall Forum is scheduled for 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the HUB-Robeson Center Auditorium on the University Park campus. The event, sponsored by the Council of Commonwealth Student Governments (CCSG), the Graduate Student Association (GSA) and the University Park Undergraduate Association, provides students an opportunity to openly discuss the future of Penn State with Penn State administrators. It also will be streamed live online for those at the campuses at http://wpsu.org/live.

Laureate enlightens Pennsylvania audiences on 'The Lost Generation'

Penn State laureate Linda Patterson Miller, professor of English at Penn State Abington, will continue her journeys throughout the Pennsylvania Commonwealth during the weeks ahead. Miller will be speaking at Penn State Harrisburg on Oct. 12 and at the Penn State Mont Alto campus on Oct. 13, where she will lecture on "Searching for the Lost Generation." This talk, open to the public, will be begin at 2 p.m. in the Mont Alto Library. At noon on Oct. 17, Miller will hold a public forum at Penn State York campus. Her presentation on the "Lost Generation and Why the Arts Matter" will be held in the Lee R. Glatfelter Library, in the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center. Follow Miller's travelogue "Literary Landings," online at http://laureate.psu.edu/Linda_Miller where her latest entry draws upon her recent experiences at Penn State Altoona and addresses a question she is often asked: "Why Hemingway?"

Penn State receives more than $129 million to lead energy team

Penn State researchers will receive $129 million over the next five years from several federal sources, including the Department of Energy, and an additional $30 million from Pennsylvania to develop ways to make buildings more energy efficient. The funds will create an Energy Innovation Hub at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, which will involve a substantial number of researchers from academe, the private sector and two national laboratories in a concerted effort to save energy, cut carbon pollution and position the United States at the forefront of the industry.

University continues emergency response work at campuses

With the scope of campus safety and security becoming more complex across the nation, Penn State undertook an analysis of 21 of its 24 campuses to assess each location's emergency preparedness and response capabilities. Penn State's 19 Commonwealth campuses as well as the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pa., and the Great Valley campus are all part of the University's ongoing examination of emergency operations.