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Penn State Altoona lecture to feature physics professor and student researcher

Penn State Altoona’s Spotlight on Teaching and Research lecture series continues with a presentation by Professor of Physics Kofi Adu and mathematics student Philip Chamberlin. The pair will present their research, "Estimating Bandgap Energy of Nanoarchitectured Nonconforming Heterostructures for Solar Cell Application," at 12:05 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, in the Fireside Lounge of the Slep Student Center.
Jerry Wemple

Penn State Altoona to host poetry reading by Jerry Wemple

A Pennsylvania native, Wemple writes frequently about the people and places of the Susquehanna Valley. His work includes three poetry collections: “You Can See It from Here,” selected for the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award, “The Civil War in Baltimore,” and “Artemas and Ark: the Ridge and Valley poems.” He is also the author of two poetry chapbooks.
Penn State Altoona nursing students using virtual reality

Nursing students utilize virtual reality at Penn State Altoona

VR simulation uses immersive, 3D characteristics to replicate real-life situations. “VR is a way for our students to experience and work through high-stress situations in a supportive learning environment without the fear of harming a patient,” said Victoria Kellogg, assistant teaching professor in nursing.
Brian Black

Penn State Altoona professor is invited speaker at international conference

Brian Black, distinguished professor of history and environmental studies at Penn State Altoona, was recently an invited speaker at the Banff Center for Arts and Creativity in Calgary, Alberta, which hosted the international conference "Everything , Everywhere All At Once: The Crises of the 1970s and the Transformation of the Postwar World."
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Penn State Altoona to host community ballet classes

Designed for all levels and abilities for participants over the age of 18, this class will provide instruction on barre exercises, alignment, flexibility, strength and coordination, as well as the fundamentals of turns, leaps, and dynamic traveling movements.  
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Penn State Altoona to host viewing event for solar eclipse April 8

Penn State Altoona will host a community viewing event for the total solar eclipse that will take place on Monday, April 8. Eclipse glasses will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 300 people. There will also be hands-on science activities and a Planet Walk, a scale model of the solar system, to take a stroll through.