Member Spotlight: What We Love About Jennifer Anniston’s Dad’s Alma Mater

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Time for us to brag about another member! Last time, we bragged about Purdue University. Today we’re highlighting the accomplishments of Penn State University (who list BCC as their top market research resource by the way!). 

An R1 university, Penn State is a trailblazer in many fields, including space research, engineering, agriculture science, business and more. 

Many notable people graduated from Penn State, including astronaut Guion Bluford, National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry and John Anniston, aka Jennifer Aniston’s father. A few more alumni (plus current students) can be seen hereprotecting PSU from COVID-19. 

Cool Projects, Resources And Initiatives By Penn State Libraries  

  • The Open Publishing Unit just launched The Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Rural Development (CIKARD) Bibliography, a new, searchable bibliography that centers indigenous voices and knowledge about agricultural and rural development. 
  • PSU Libraries hosted Online De-Stress Fest, a virtual event during finals week that offered ways for students to relax and have fun as they prep for exams. The event featured virtual puppy playrooms, coloring sheets, craft tutorials and more. Such a good idea. 
  • Librarians purchased a new database, African Diaspora, 1860-Presentwhich includes personal accounts from people of African descent about migrations, communities and ideologies. Librarians were able to purchase the database thanks to funds from the university’s Giving Tuesday campaign. 

Latest Research And Innovations At Penn State 

  • PSU is making plans to become an “Energy University.” 
  • Researchers are reducing signal loss in silica glass that are used in fiber optic cables to enable worldwide communication.  
  • Are scratch n’ sniff COVID-19 tests a thing? Penn State researchers are saying yes. They’re working on self-administered tests to determine loss of smell and thus prevent the spread of disease.  
Written by Sarah Greenberg on Dec 23, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Sarah Greenberg is the Manager of Content Marketing at BCC Research. She creates our blog, social media and email content.

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