NASA awards $30M grant to Penn State to help answer climate questions

NASA awards $30M grant to Penn State to help answer climate questions A view of NASA’s C-130 research aircraft that will be used on the ACT-America mission.  IMAGE: NASA / DENNIS RIEKE AND MARK RUSSELL By Patricia Craig January 12, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State will lead a five-year, $30 million mission to […]

B. Stephen Carpenter II appointed dean of the College of Arts and Architecture

B. Stephen Carpenter II appointed dean of the College of Arts and Architecture B. Stephen Carpenter II, professor of art education and African American studies and interim director of Penn State’s School of Visual Arts, has been appointed to the position of dean of the College of Arts and Architecture, effective Jan. 1, 2020.IMAGE: PATRICK […]

The Indigenous Peoples’ Major Group for Sustainable Development

The Indigenous Peoples’ Major Group for Sustainable Development Indigenous peoples have been engaging in relevant processes on sustainable development since the Earth Summit (Rio Conference) in 1992. The main advocacy agenda of indigenous peoples in these processes are the respect, protection and fulfillment of the rights of indigenous peoples as affirmed by the UN Declaration […]

Inventions for developing world lead to Lemelson-MIT Prize for ASU engineering professor

Inventions for developing world lead to Lemelson-MIT Prize for ASU engineering professor Cody Friesen will donate $500,000 prize to Colombian community September 18, 2019Dedication to inventing solutions for social and economic advancement in the developing world has earned Cody Friesen, associate professor of materials science and engineering at Arizona State University and founder of Zero Mass […]

Call for Proposals- Community Arts Project

Call for Proposals- Community Arts Project The Studio for Sustainability and Social Action seeks proposals from artists and creators from Penn State  campuses who are interested in establishing or continuing a community-based art project that responds to one or more of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We seek to provide mini-grants to artists […]

Olafur Eliasson on Art, the Climate Crisis & Why We Should All Be Activists

Olafur Eliasson on Art, the Climate Crisis & Why We Should All Be Activists Olafur Eliasson is an optimist. Through his immersive artwork — which has seen him do everything from secretly dying the rivers and canals in cities across the world, to creating a fake sun in the Tate Modern — Eliasson wants us […]

Local artist makes her mark around Penn State, State College

Local artist makes her mark around Penn State, State College BY PATRICK NEWKUMET FOR THE CDT APRIL 05, 2019 08:24 AM  Danielle Spewak works with clay in a studio space at Penn State on March 28. Speak has created several mosaics around town, including the blue lobster inside of Maine Bay & Berry Co. ABBY DREY ADREY@CENTREDAILY.COM Dani […]

Italy to become first country to make climate change education compulsory in schools

Italy to become first country to make climate change education compulsory in schools 07 Nov, 2019   Italy will become the first country in the world to make learning about climate change compulsory for school students, with 33 hours a year being incorporated into the national curriculum from September 2020. The move will require students […]

Luncheonette: ‘The food is not just cheap, it is also good’

https://www.independent.ie/life/food-drink/food-reviews/luncheonette-the-food-is-not-just-cheap-it-is-also-good-35356947.html Katy McGuinness January 15 2017 2:30 AM Years ago, when I lived in New York, there was a restaurant called La Lunchonette (sic) on Essex Street between Rivington and Stanton on the Lower East Side. The chef was Jean-Francois Fraysse and he was good, bringing a punk sensibility to classic French bistro dishes. For […]

Community Arts Project: Call for Proposals (Deadline Nov 30th)

School of Visual Arts | Studio for Sustainability and Social Action sites.psu.edu/sovas3a Community Arts Project Call for Proposals (Deadline extended to Nov 30!) Request for Proposals: September 25,2019 Deadline for faculty to submit proposals: November 30,2019 SoVAS3A responds to proposals: December 5,2019 The Studio for Sustainability and Social Action seeks proposals from artists and creators […]