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September 18, 2017

Aïssata Abdou Gado, a recipient of the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, spent six weeks of professional development at Penn State's University Park campus in August and September. She worked with faculty and staff from across the College of Agricultural Sciences on issues related to food security, livestock and women's empowerment.

September 11, 2017

The School of Excellence in the Agricultural Sciences is a four-week residential program which provides academically talented rising high school seniors in Pennsylvania an opportunity to explore the fields of agricultural science and natural resources and life on a college campus.The Office of International Programs' Melanie Miller Foster facilitated a week-long Global Agriculture course as part of the experience.

Dan Tobin, Paige Castellanos, Robert Chiles, pictured left to right, along with Chelsea Schelly and Annabel Ipsen.  Photo courtesy of the Rural Sociological Society
September 1, 2017

Dan Tobin and Paige Castellanos, Research Associates in the Office of International Programs, received the Early Career Research Award from the Rural Sociological Society at the 2017 annual meeting in Columbus, OH. Tobin and Castellanos will use the award to fund international research in rural Peru, investigating the role of market integration on women's empowerment. Robert Chiles, Associate Professor of Rural Sociology, was also an award winner.

Dr. Dengpan Bu and Dr. Terry Etherton discuss opportunities within the dairy industries of China and Pennsylvania.
July 17, 2017

Dengpan Bu, Ph.D., presented an invited seminar, discussing the economic benefits of research and interacted with faculty in the Department of Animal Science on potential collaborative efforts.