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Kyle Love doesn't have the stress other seniors do about searching for a job after graduation. Thanks to connections he made through Penn State's Ag Career Day, he's already been hired for a job in his chosen field, agronomy.
This fall semester, Penn State welcomes the first group of faculty recruited to expand the University’s national leadership in ethics research and ethical literacy. The faculty members are part of the University’s transformative initiative to position itself at the intersection of its research strengths and the world’s major ethical conversations.
The Arboretum at Penn State will host its fifth Pumpkin Festival Oct. 11 and Oct. 16-17, highlighted by a pumpkin-carving contest and lighted jack-o'-lantern display. Festivities will take place in the Arboretum's H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens, at the corner of Bigler Road and Park Avenue on the University Park campus. Admission is free.
Smartphones are so ubiquitous, and text messaging and social media activities so common in public places, that no one questions what anyone does with their phone. That pervasiveness allows a phone application to be used in direct, concealed observations without alerting the people being observed.
In the battle against weeds, tillage is one of the strongest weapons at the disposal of organic or ecologically based farmers. But, depending on when it is used, tillage can also be a strong driver of nitrogen losses that contribute to groundwater pollution, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
The Penn State speaker series Research Unplugged launches its fall season on Oct. 8 with six events that bring to life Penn State faculty and student research for local audiences.
A portable, lightweight wind turbine to assist with energy demands during a natural disaster; an on-campus food bank for hungry, food-insecure students; greenhouse technology to help small-share farmers in Africa grow their own food and diversify their diets; and thousands of photographs taken to document the transformation in our local communities resulting from the Marcellus Shale boom. These are the creations of Penn State students with a passion for addressing sustainability issues, with assistance from the Reinvention Fund, an internal grant program to support collaborative projects by faculty, staff and students that improve and expand sustainability efforts at Penn State.
Exploring the effects of environmental stress and policy strategies for building more resilient communities in the central Asian highlands is the focus of a new NASA-funded research project at Penn State.
The Division of Undergraduate Studies, in partnership with many academic colleges across University Park, will host Penn State’s sixth annual Business Majors Night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in 110 Business Building. This event is an annual program for students who have business goals but are not sure which major(s) might match their interests and abilities, or who may not know if a business curriculum would be a good fit at all.
What's it like to be a young founder and CEO of a startup tech company in State College, tasting beer and coffee for your job and working in a former frat house? Jason Cohen, founder and CEO of Analytical Flavor Systems, tells his story Sept. 30 as the Harbaugh Forum speaker.
For senior agricultural science major Luke Salter, the College of Agricultural Sciences' Ag Career Day last year was a window to the multiple job and internship opportunities the field has to offer. The result was an internship at Wenger Feeds.
A lot goes into getting a bowl of Keeney Beany from cow to cone.
Penn State will host the 16th annual Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference — “Engaged Scholarship: Advancing Rigor, Elevating Impact” — from Sept. 29-30 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel on the University Park campus. The international conference will welcome approximately 400 leaders — faculty, administrators, staff, community members and select students — of engaged scholarship.
Penn State Extension's Ag Safety and Health program is celebrating National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 20-26, by announcing a new, convenient way to increase hands-on activities at farm safety events.
More than 48 million turkeys and laying hens in 21 states have died this year following an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza. As wild waterfowl, which may carry the virus, begin their autumn migration, Pennsylvania is in the crosshairs, and that has Penn State's Animal Diagnostic Laboratory on high alert.
The second in a series of fall open houses at Penn State's Pasto Agricultural Museum Sept. 20 will focus on food preservation.
A University Archives photographic exhibit now on display at Penn State's Hintz Family Alumni Center titled “Realizing the Land-Grant Dream: Penn State across the Commonwealth” depicts ways how Penn State has fulfilled its mission across Pennsylvania.
Adolescents who live in rural areas and small towns and cities are more likely to abuse prescription painkillers than adolescents who live in large urban areas, according to sociologists.
Scientists wonder why some people get so sick and even die after being infected by the foodborne pathogen E.coli O157:H7, while others experience much milder symptoms and recover relatively quickly. Now Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences researchers believe they have discovered an explanation.
In a combined course and cultural engagement experience, Alexandra Dutt explored indigenous peoples’ understanding of their environment -- and how it could inform her own.