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The Penn Stater Daily — Jan. 9, 2014

World’s Best: Some cool news for Penn State’s World Campus, whose programs were just ranked among the best in country by U.S. News & World Report. Penn State’s online bachelor’s program came in at No.3; the online graduate engineering program ranked No. 5; and the graduate computer information technology program made the No. 6 spot. Way to go, World!

Moving On: Eva Pell, former Penn State VP for research turned head of science research at the Smithsonian Institute, is stepping down. After four years as the Smithsonian’s undersecretary for science, Pell announced plans to retire in March. Her 35-year tenure at Penn State began as assistant professor of plant pathology in 1973.

Sleeping Beauty: We all know that skimping on sleep isn’t great for overall health. But thanks to this graphic from Huffington Post, the negative effects suddenly look even worse—literally. Among lots of other pro-sleep findings, the article cites a Penn State study linking insufficient sleep with out-of-whack hormone levels, which stimulate appetite and can lead to obesity. (P.S. look out for an interesting piece on sleep — and why Americans can’t seem to get enough of it — in our upcoming March/April issue.)

In Plane Sight: Still no official announcements regarding Penn State’s next football coach, though various outlets are reporting that Vanderbilt University’s James Franklin has been offered the job. Hoping to catch Franklin exiting a private plane returning from Destin, Fla. (where Franklin reportedly has a home), a handful of reporters braved the  bitter cold last night at the University Park airport — to no avail. Check out Onward State‘s coverage here.

Mary Murphy, associate editor

January 9, 2014 at 11:43 am Leave a comment

Eva Pell Headed to the Smithsonian

sm Pell_EvaPenn State announced this afternoon that its longtime VP for research, Eva Pell, will be leaving in January to become undersecretary for science at the Smithsonian Institution.

Pell, whose title at the University is senior vice president for research and dean of the Graduate School, has been at Penn State for practically her entire career, starting as an assistant professor in plant pathology back in 1973.

In her new gig at the Smithsonian, she’ll oversee more than 1,000 researchers in such places as the National Museum of Natural History, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Zoo, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Massachusetts, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, among others.

Tina Hay, editor

August 13, 2009 at 2:48 pm 2 comments

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