An exhibition in the Borland Project Space, 125 Borland Building, on Oct. 1-6 will showcase the research and materials for a new course that investigates a select group of rocks and minerals used in the production of art between the Prehistoric Era and Early Modern period.
The Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery on the ground floor of the Deike Building at University Park will extend its hours to be open prior to Penn State home football games.
Over the course of 2016, ten small museums participated in an AAM pilot project called the Small Museum Accreditation Academy. The Academy, which was developed through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, was designed to help those museums strengthen their culture of excellence and be poised to apply for accreditation.
Students can get cool rocks, minerals and fossils and learn more about nature at the annual Minerals Junior Education Day. The educational program is designed to encourage the interest of students in grades one through eight in the earth sciences.
A paper coauthored by Russell Graham, director of Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' Museum & Art Gallery and professor of geosciences, received the Cozzarelli Prize from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Each year, PNAS gives the award to the best published paper of outstanding scientific excellence and originality in the six broadly defined scientific areas of the National Academy of Sciences.