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Throughout the summer, the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology will be celebrating its 50-year anniversary with a number of special events and an exhibit, "Healthy Plants for a Healthy World: 50 Years of Plant Pathology at Penn State,” on display through Sept. 17, in The Eberly Family Special Collections Library, 104 Paterno Library, Penn State University Park. From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on June 22, members of the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology will briefly introduce the public to the exhibit and to the science of plant pathology and then lead a walking tour of plants on campus -- highlighting the common diseases of trees, shrubs, and ground covers; what causes these diseases; and how they can be managed.
A Penn State team has won the 2013 AgNIC Partner of the Year Award that recognizes outstanding contribution to the vision and goals of the Agriculture Network Information Collaborative (AgNIC).
Modern farming machines are capable and complex. Zachary Stephens, who graduated from Penn State in May with a degree in biological engineering, learned that firsthand recently when he worked as a field test engineering intern at Case New Holland America.
On Saturday, June 15, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Penn State Professor of Plant Pathology Gary Moorman will present a talk and discussion about Dutch elm disease and elm yellows, two diseases that threaten University Park's American elm population, the largest stand of mature elms in the eastern United States. He will also discuss past and future plans to protect Penn State's iconic elms. The talk will be held in Foster Auditorium in Paterno Library. A tour of plants on campus will follow the discussion. The public is welcome to attend.
As did most fledgling golfers in the mid-1990s, Sean Palmer grew up admiring Tiger Woods, one of the most successful golfers in the history of the sport. So when, decades later, Woods arrived at the Merion Golf Club on the outskirts of Philadelphia to practice for the U.S. Open (set to take place at the club from June 13 to 16), Palmer -- now a first assistant golf professional -- was more than pleased.
A few cups of hot cocoa may not only fight off the chill of a winter's day, but they could also help obese people better control inflammation-related diseases, such as diabetes, according to Penn State researchers.
A doctoral degree candidate in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has received a scholarship to present her sensory science research at a conference in Brazil.
How byproducts obtained from Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale natural-gas development can revitalize the Northeast's petrochemical industry will be the topic of a free, Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.
Comparing dredged and undredged sections of the Allegheny River, reduced populations of fish and less variety of aquatic life occurred in areas where gravel extraction took place, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Postdoctoral scholars and graduate students may spend many hours hidden away in their laboratories, focused on research projects and collecting data for papers. As a result, they often can overlook the value of networking and meeting colleagues across campus.
A Penn State alumnus and his wife have leveraged the Pennsylvania State University Charitable Gift Fund (PSUCGF), a donor-advised fund, to enhance an entrepreneurship faculty member’s efforts in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The $200,000 gift from longtime donors and volunteers Earl ’61 and Kay Harbaugh will create the Harbaugh Entrepreneurship Scholar to support Dr. Mark Gagnon, whose work includes entrepreneurship research and student entrepreneurship education.
The year 2013 is a milestone in Penn State's history. One hundred fifty years ago, the University conferred its first graduate degree. Since then, it has conferred more than 100,000 master's, doctoral and other advanced degrees.
"Trifecta" is a term usually associated with horse racing. But the Penn State turfgrass program hit a trifecta of sorts this year in the world of professional golf. Graduates of Penn State's turfgrass programs -- the largest turfgrass curriculum in the country -- will oversee the courses hosting all three major U.S. tournaments in 2013:
Forest Science major Chelsea Kyler is conducting research in an ash tree plantation on the University Park campus, which was established years before she was born, focusing on the effects of the emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle native to Asia.
Two new, youth-oriented online presentations from Penn State Extension explore the role of water in shale-gas drilling and production in the mid-Atlantic region. These self-running presentations were designed for use by educators in both formal and informal educational settings.
A method that promises to reduce by more than half the time it takes health officials to identify Salmonella strains has been developed by researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
"Healthy Plants for a Healthy World: 50 Years of Plant Pathology at Penn State,” an exhibit, will be on display June 5 to Sept. 17, in The Eberly Family Special Collections Library, 104 Paterno Library, Penn State University Park. General exhibit hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday–Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. The exhibit also will be open during the special events times. Call 814-865-1793 to confirm times.
Two scientists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are part of a research team that recently was named the winner of the 2013 Africa Collaboration Challenge Prize.
How do you get a child to eat his or her vegetables? This is just one of the problems that Erica Pilgram tackled during a summer stay in France.
The first-ever estimate of how fast frogs, toads and salamanders in the United States are disappearing from their habitats reveals they are vanishing at an alarming and rapid rate. The landmark study indicates that the amphibian declines first recognized in the 1990s are ongoing, noted David Miller, assistant professor of wildlife population ecology in the College of Agricultural Sciences, who contributed to the research.