Pennsylvania State University

Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.

Pennsylvania State University,

main campus at University Park, State College; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1855, opened 1859 as Farmers' High School. It was named the Agricultural College of Pennsylvania in 1862, renamed Pennsylvania State College in 1874, and became a university in 1953. The medical school (1965) is at Hershey. Dickinson School of Law (1834, merged with Penn State 2000) is at Carlisle, and there are large campuses at Harrisburg and Erie. The university maintains numerous other colleges statewide, as well as forestry camps and engineering test stations. Among its extensive laboratory facilities are a nuclear reactor, a seismograph, and research centers for biotechnology, gerontology, and underwater systems.

Pennsylvania State University


a state-supported university in Pennsylvania. Together with the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (founded 1740), it is one of the leading academic centers of the USA.

The Pennsylvania State University was founded in 1855 as a farmers’ high school; it became an agricultural college in 1862 and a university in 1953. It has two campuses, with the main campus in University Park, near Lewistown. The university has (1973) more than ten colleges, including colleges of agriculture, engineering, business administration, medicine, and arts and architecture. It also has a graduate school, a center for air environment studies, and institutes for the study of human resources, land and water resources, and the arts and humanities. Other research institutions include laboratories for space research, for the study of animal behavior, and for materials research. The university’s libraries contain about 2.5 million holdings. In the 1972–73 academic year there were more than 52,000 students and 3,200 faculty members.

References in periodicals archive ?
However, there is also a possibility that aliens "could help humanity by solving hunger and disease," the Daily Star quoted NASA boffins at Pennsylvania State University, as saying.
Ivan Cherkashin, Pennsylvania State University; Svetlana Demidova, McMaster University; Hiau Looi Kee, World Bank; and Kala Krishna, Pennsylvania State University and NBER, "Firm Heterogeneity and Costly Trade: A New Estimation Strategy and Policy Experiments"
This procedure consisted of identifying one professor at The Pennsylvania State University who is an expert in Curriculum and Instruction who could establish the validity of open-ended questions.
James Wager is assistant vice president for undergraduate education and the university registrar at Pennsylvania State University.
MD, Associate Professor, Division of Otolaryngology, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 500 University Dr.
And it quotes researcher Penny Kris-Etherton of Pennsylvania State University, who says that "chocolate holds the promise of healthful benefits from its antioxidant content.
Fortunately, Pennsylvania State University Press does not share such an attitude, having published this latest in Schulz's explorations of little-studied Venetan sculptors of the early sixteenth century.
After graduation from Pennsylvania State University, he performed in Washington, D.
At the Pennsylvania State University Libraries, like many others, electronic resources have exploded in popularity and use.
She earned a bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University and completed the Wharton Executive Education Program in Strategic Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania and Northwestern University's Advanced Investor Relations Integrated Communications Seminar.
Chan, researchers at Pennsylvania State University in State College observed the contrary conductivity.
She received her bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University and her master's degree from Yale School of Music.

Full browser ?