The Penn Stater Daily — Oct. 7, 2013

October 7, 2013 at 8:47 am Leave a comment

From news to features, your daily dose of everything Penn State.

A big win in Bloomington: Okay, so the less said about Saturday’s game the better. But at least one Penn State “football” team enjoyed a successful trip to Indiana this weekend. Jordan Tyler and Owen Griffith each scored first-half goals and goalkeeper Andrew Wolverton saved a second-half penalty to give the Nittany Lion soccer team a 2-0 win over Indiana. How big was this one? The Hoosiers are the defending national champions. It was Penn State’s first win at IU since 2005, and first-ever shutout at Armstrong Stadium. Most important, it puts the Lions at 2-0 in Big Ten play and atop the league standings. Next up for Penn State: a Friday night Homecoming game against Michigan.

Happy Homecoming: And yes, it’s Homecoming Week. We’ve got our interns, Sarah Olah and Maggie McGlinchy, heading out around town and campus this week to bring your more coverage—keep an eye out for that as the week goes on. In the meantime: The official 2013 Homecoming Cookbook, featuring 60 recipes from Penn Staters, is on sale now at the HUB. The cookbook will also be available Friday at the Hintz Family Alumni Center, and at Homecoming store locations along the parade route. The Homecoming Committee plans to make it available for online purchase starting next week.

And while you’re making Homecoming plans: Don’t miss the official Alumni Zone Tailgate this Saturday at the Multi-Sport Facility. There will (of course) be lots of great food and an all-star lineup of Penn State greats, including Homecoming grand marshal John Amaechi ’94, Lady Lion great Kelly Mazzante ’04, and former Nittany Lion QBs Wally Richardson ’96, ’03g and Michael Robinson ’04, ’06. If you haven’t already signed up, you can do so here.

Meeting the threat: Penn State researchers have received a $5-million grant from the National Science Foundation and Department of Homeland Security for their work on nuclear threat inspection. Mechanical engineering professors Igor Jovanovic and Zoubeida Ounaies are the co-principal investigators on the project, which is a collaboration with researchers from Georgia Tech and MIT.

Outstanding science alumni: A NASA astrophysicist, a Stanford geneticist, and the Army’s top biological researcher are among the recipients of the 2013 Outstanding Science Alumni Awards from the Eberly College of Science. You can read all about them here.

Ryan Jones, senior editor

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