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College in the Media

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.

November 11, 2010

Bob Mikesell, senior instructor in dairy and animal science, comments on the tragic death of an estimated 1,000 pigs.

November 2, 2010

A cover story featuring John Kaminski, assistant professor of turfgrass management.

October 27, 2010

Entomologist Diana Cox-Foster comments on recently published research on the possible causes of colony collapse disorder.

October 26, 2010

James Howell, coordinator of undergraduate advising in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, discusses employer demand for students majoring in Toxicology and in Immunology and Infectious Disease.

October 25, 2010

This article references the Marcellus Shale Education and Training Center, a collaborative effort of Penn State Cooperative Extension and Penn College of Technology.

October 22, 2010

Duane Diefenbach, adjunct professor of wildlife ecology and leader of the Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, talks about the rarity of bear attacks in the state.

October 19, 2010

Food scientist John Hayes makes an educated guess as to why some foods taste better the day after preparation.

October 15, 2010

John Tooker, assistant professor of entomology, tells Channel 6 that more research is needed to manage stink bugs.

October 15, 2010

Nutrient-management-related research by Alexander Hristov, associate professor of dairy nutrition, is featured.

October 12, 2010

Extension educator Norm Conrad discusses crop damages from the brown marmorated stink bug.