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Six student projects have been selected for the spring 2015 New Leaf - Lion Launch Pad program.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A compound found in green tea may trigger a cycle that kills oral cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone, according to Penn State food scientists. The research could lead to treatments for oral cancer, as well as other types of cancer.
The long-time director of the student farm at University of California-Davis, Mark Van Horn, will give the first lecture in the 2015 Sustainable Agriculture Seminar Series this February.
The IRS' free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will again be offered at Penn State from Feb. 3 to April 11.
Penn State Eberly College of Science Professor Charles Anderson and his research team are looking to help farmers and crop breeders grow hardier plants to boost the world's food supplies.
Stone Valley Forest, a 6,775-acre property primarily in Barree Township, Huntingdon County is perhaps best known for outdoor recreation that is free to the public, also serves as a petri dish for faculty and student research.
With endocrine-disrupting compounds affecting fish populations in rivers as close as Pennsylvania's Susquehanna and as far away as Israel's Jordan, a new research study shows that soils can filter out and break down at least some of these emerging contaminants. The results suggest that water pollution can be diminished by spraying treated wastewater on land rather than discharging it directly into streams, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
A $50,000 gift from Ray and Jan Evans, of Stow, Ohio, will provide financial support for scholarships, entrepreneurship programs and facility upgrades in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and College of Engineering. Ray Evans is a 1960 graduate of Penn State with a bachelor's degree in agricultural engineering.
Penn State will host the satellite location of the NCSE Energy and Climate Change Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment. The main conference will take place in Washington D.C. Jan. 27 through 29. Penn State's University Park campus will host four live-viewing locations for the broadcast portions of this popular and important gathering.
Rewind to the year 2008: Only a college freshman, Nicole O'Block sits nervously in anticipation of her first Ag LEAP meeting, in which she enrolled on a whim.
New, full-time summer internships are available through the Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center. The AEC was founded in 2008 with the intention of enhancing the communication and integration of science in an effort to inform policy while building and improving partnerships that benefit working landscapes across the commonwealth. The internships are available at Harrisburg and University Park.
The annual Lancaster Cattle Feeders Day will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Lancaster Farm and Home Center.
The Penn State Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs has named 16 faculty members as distinguished professors. The University's 2015 distinguished professors are:
James Wilson has been swimming since he was 5 years old. Of the sports he participated in growing up, he felt swimming gave him the best chance to compete at the highest level.
Seven Penn State students, including six enrolled in the College of Agricultural Sciences, were among 24 who received scholarships from the Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation during the 99th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. The students were recognized in a ceremony before the show's Junior Livestock Auction and Sale of Champions on Jan. 13.
A series of Web-based Penn State Extension seminars covering various land-use topics will kick off with a session about using an "official map" to aid in proactively planning for future growth.
A free, Web-based seminar focusing on the recycling and disposal of fluids from oil and gas drilling will be offered by Penn State Extension's Marcellus Education Team.
A new model that can accurately identify stream sections that still hold suitable habitat for wild brook trout will help fisheries managers from Maine to Georgia find and protect habitat for this fish, which is an economically, socially and ecologically important species.
If you enjoy gardening and then preserving the fruits of your labor for consumption year-round, you may want to visit the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences exhibit at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, Jan. 10-17 in Harrisburg. The college will offer a series of daily presentations, many featuring the expertise of Penn State Master Gardeners, who will offer tips and advice for maximizing the productivity of vegetable and flower gardens.
Arianna De Reus, a senior in the College of Agricultural Sciences, is moving ever closer toward her dream of working in national security. The Hollidaysburg native's next step in realizing that goal is a spring semester internship with the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.