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Andrew Nyblade, professor of geosciences, has been named co-director of Penn State’s Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research, effective immediately. He joins Thomas Murphy, education and strategy manager with the Penn State Extension Marcellus Education Team, in leading MCOR.
Genetically engineered (GE) crops are no different from conventional crops in terms of their risks to human health and the environment, according to a report published by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Leland Glenna, associate professor of rural sociology and science, technology and society in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, served on the committee that authored the report.
An insect that attacks onions, leeks, garlic and related crops may be emerging now in parts of Pennsylvania, and growers should be prepared to take measures to manage the pest, according to a Penn State entomologist. The allium leafminer, which never had been seen in the Western Hemisphere until its discovery last winter, produces two generations per year, and the second generation could emerge in September or October.
A group of young people interested in careers focused on wildlife conservation or research visited Penn State DuBois on Monday to learn about educational opportunities that could interest them. A total of 19 high school age students visited as members of the Wildlife Leadership Academy, based in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and they learned more about the Penn State DuBois Wildlife Technology degree program during their visit.
Penn State researcher Priya Sharma is researching how blogging in the classroom can help students better understand and make meaning from their classes.
Drought conditions in parts of Pennsylvania, particularly in the northcentral region, are likely to dampen the fall foliage display, according to a forest ecologist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Watch the next episode of "This is Penn State" with the front-flipping, mace-wielding leader of the Blue Band: Jimmy Frisbie.
Pennsylvania livestock producers looking for information on how to make their enterprises more profitable through pasture and grazing management can take advantage of a home-study course offered by Penn State Extension this fall.
Eggs from small flocks of chickens are more likely to be contaminated with Salmonella enteritidis -- often referred to as SE -- than eggs sold in grocery stores, which typically come from larger flocks, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Two Penn State researchers will play a key role in a multi-university study of the contribution that U.S. lakes make to global nutrient cycles, funded by a $4.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
Penn State and the Peace Corps have finalized a partnership that will help returning Peace Corps volunteers pursue their graduate education in the School of International Affairs, Smeal College of Business, or the College of Agricultural Sciences.
The hot, dry summer experienced by Pennsylvania likely will lead to an increased potential for the creation of silo gas, creating a hazard for both animals and farmers and their families, warns a farm safety expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
A cross-disciplinary group of Penn State researchers is working to boost young students' interest in STEM fields through 3-D and virtual models of the human brain.
Penn State appears in the news hundreds of times every day. Monthly, the University’s Office of Strategic Communications features national and international news coverage of the work and expertise of Penn State’s faculty, students and staff.
The question of whether fossil fuel-based power-generation technologies can play a role in supporting renewable energy investments will be the topic of a web-based seminar to be presented by Penn State Extension on Sept. 15.
Finding and using demographic information — and its critically important relationship to land-use planning — will be the topic of a web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension on Sept. 21.
John Coupland, professor of food science in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, on Sept. 1 began a one-year term as president of the Institute of Food Technologists, a nonprofit scientific society committed to advancing the science of food and its application across the global food system.
Penn State President Eric J. Barron’s monthly WPSU show returns for its third season when it airs at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 11 on WPSU-TV. Barron will welcome David Hughes, assistant professor of entomology and biology, and Zhiwen Liu, professor of electrical engineering, to discuss how Penn State researchers utilize crowdsourcing and mobile technology to protect the world’s food supply.
Planting a multi-species mixture of cover crops -- rather than a cover crop monoculture -- between cash crops, provides increased agroecosystem services, or multifunctionality, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
The Division of Undergraduate Studies, in partnership with many academic colleges across University Park, will host the seventh annual Business Majors Night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 7 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 for them.