Some say that water is the next generation's oil. This issue's cover story highlights the college's long tradition of research and extension programs designed to protect and enhance our precious water resources. Other articles profile a small Pennsylvania town that's steaming toward a renewable-energy future; explain how extension programs and forensic food science are helping to fight foodborne pathogens; and provide perspective from college scientists on this year's H1N1 flu pandemic. You'll also meet the college's new dean and an alumnus breaking new ground in stem-cell research and read about a wide variety of other college initiatives, from pollinator gardening to presidential ice cream.
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