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New Graduate Student Orientation
New Graduate Student Orientation

The Graduate School will hold its 2014 New Graduate Student Orientation on Wednesday, August 20 from 1-5 p.m. in Eisenhower Auditorium. The half-day session is intended for all new graduate students, including new international graduate students.

Graduate School Commencement
Graduate School Commencement

Marie Hardin, the newly appointed dean of the College of Communications, will be featured as the guest speaker at the Graduate School's summer commencement ceremony to be held Saturday, August 16 at 2:30 p.m. in the Bryce Jordan Center.

Workshops on Grant Writing
Workshops on Grant Writing

The Graduate School is hosting a series of workshops on grant writing for advanced graduate students and postdoctoral scholars throughout the fall semester. Registration is required for all workshops and will close one week prior to the date of each workshop.


The red dwarf star Gliese


Study Debunks "Goldilocks Planets" Theory

Dr. Suvrath Mahadevan, a member of the graduate faculty, co-authored a recent study disproving the existence of two "Goldilocks planets" that might support life. Doctoral candidate Arpita Roy (Astronomy & Astrophysics) also contributed to the study.

The Nittany Lion Shrine


National Rankings

Sixty-five Penn State programs were ranked in the most recent NRC Assessment of Research Doctorate Programs.

STEM Open House participants


STEM Fall Open House

The Graduate School is helping to host the STEM Fall Open House, which is intended for underrepresented junior and senior undergraduates who are interested in applying to graduate programs at the University Park campus.


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