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College in the Media

February 1, 2011

Tom Smith, West Nile virus coordinator for Penn State Extension in York County, comments on methods to dispose of stink bugs in the home.

January 31, 2011

Coverage of a community-supported-agriculture workshop offered by Penn State Extension.

January 26, 2011

Mark Guiltinan, professor of plant molecular biology, comments for a story about how the study of plant genetics and breeding is leading to hardier crops and better-tasting foods.

January 20, 2011

Mark Chien, viticulture extension educator, provides insight about the potential growth of Pennsylvania's wine industry.

January 19, 2011

Aaron Yoder, extension safety specialist in agricultural and biological engineering, describes the benefits of rollover protective structures to Channel 6 news.

January 18, 2011

Among those quoted are Will Nichols, senior Animal Sciences major; Bruce McPheron, dean; Bryan Swistock, water resources extension associate; and Tom Richard, professor of agricultural and biological engineering.

January 17, 2011

Members of the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association describe how their food booth at the state Farm Show supports Penn State vegetable research.

January 7, 2011

Animal Sciences major Benjamin Cashell is recognized by the college's alumni society.

January 6, 2011

Aaron Yoder, instructor in agricultural and biological engineering, helps launch a rollover-protective-structure retrofit program for Pennsylvania farmers.

January 3, 2011

Plant scientists Mark Guiltinan and Siela Maximova in the Department of Horticulture discuss research that promises to speed the improvement of the cacao tree.

December 20, 2010

Extension educator Tom Murphy discusses the potential for natural-gas development in shale formations besides the Marcellus.

December 9, 2010

Marcos Fernandez, associate dean for undergraduate education, discusses job prospects for graduates in the food, agricultural and natural resource fields.

December 6, 2010

Rick Bates, associate professor of ornamental horticulture, talks about the environmental benefits of real Christmas trees.

December 3, 2010

Ann Swinker, extension equine specialist in Dairy and Animal Science, is quoted about a survey designed to measure horse-farm operators' knowledge of best nutrient management practices.

December 2, 2010

Entomologist Matt Thomas discusses a study looking at the risk of exotic, invasive species from within the country's borders.

December 2, 2010

Rick Bates, associate professor of ornamental horticulture, explains the environmental benefits of real Christmas trees.

December 1, 2010

An article highlighting members of Tau Phi Delta fraternity ("Tree House"), which consists largely of students in the School of Forest Resources.

November 30, 2010

This story cites a report by Gary Lewis Jr., a senior majoring in Wildlife and Fisheries Science in the School of Forest Resources.

November 29, 2010

This article profiles Curtis Frederick, a Penn State graduate in Horticulture, who manages a research farm for a project led by Jonathan Lynch, professor of plant nutrition.

November 29, 2010

Mike Jacobson, associate professor of forest resources, touts firewood as a renewable and affordable heat source.

November 24, 2010

Sharon McDonald, extension educator in Blair County, offers financial advice for holiday shoppers.

November 22, 2010

Penn State Extension offerings related to natural-gas exploration are highlighted by Tom Murphy, co-director of the Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research.

November 22, 2010

Karen Thomas, extension educator in Lackawanna County, discusses turkey food safety in this column.

November 22, 2010

Dennis Murphy, distinguished professor of agricultural safety and health, talks about farm-fatality trends.

November 22, 2010

Tom Richard, professor of agricultural and biological engineering and director of the Institutes of Energy and the Environment, comments on the future of ethanol and flex fuels.

November 18, 2010

Tom Murphy, extension educator and co-director of the Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research, comments as part of a tour of natural-gas production sites in Lycoming County for journalists.

November 12, 2010

A story featuring expert quotes from Andrew McNitt, associate professor of soil science and director of the Center for Sports Surface Research.

November 12, 2010

Andrew Read, professor of entomology and biology, comments on the potential of releasing genetically modified mosquitoes to reduce disease.