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As a Penn State faculty member and administrator, James Mortensen was a firm believer in experiential learning. Now, he and his wife, Sharon, have endowed a new scholarship for students with financial need in the College of Agricultural Sciences that reflects that belief.
With a gift of $50,000, Penn State alumnus Dan Eichenlaub and his wife, Barbara, have endowed the Barbara U. and Daniel J. Eichenlaub Trustee Scholarship, which will benefit students in the College of Agricultural Sciences with demonstrated financial need. First preference for funds will go to incoming first-year students.
How people perceive and taste alcohol depends on genetic factors, and that influences whether they "like" and consume alcoholic beverages, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) awarded the College of Agricultural Sciences’ Shannon M. Monnat a 24-month, $100,000 grant through the New Connections program.
Finding internship and career opportunities in a tough job market can be daunting for college students, but Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is trying to make it a little easier with its Ag Career Day.
An upcoming seminar on indigenous knowledge will highlight an enriching field experience open to all Penn State students. “Engaging with Ojibwe Communities in Northern Minnesota,” will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library.
Drilling in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region led to a rapid increase in both the number of hotels and hotel industry jobs, but Penn State researchers report that the faltering occupancy rate may signal that there are now too many hotel rooms.
An international team of researchers has designed decoys that mimic female emerald ash borer beetles and successfully entice male emerald ash borers to land on them in an attempt to mate, only to be electrocuted and killed by high-voltage current.
Farming seven acres of land and selling the vegetables at two roadside stands, three grocery stores and a large market may seem like a lot for a student to take on. For Penn State sophomore Alex Cantey, it's business as usual.
The second in a series of fall open houses at Penn State's Pasto Agricultural Museum will focus on meat preservation through history.
Students in Michael Sheriff's Conservation Biology class in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will build and install bird and bat boxes to enhance wildlife habitat near a recently restored creek.
The Arboretum at Penn State dedicated its new Childhood’s Gate Children’s Garden on September 7, and two members of the University community have endowed a fund in support of the educational programs that will complement the Garden’s family-oriented design. The gift from Sandra Parker Hall and Dennis K. Hall, both holders of graduate degrees from The College of Education and long-time State College residents, marks a new phase in the life of the Childhood’s Gate Children’s Garden and its mission.
When Lauren Chenarides joined the Penn State-led research project called Enhancing Food Security in the Northeast through Regional Food Systems, she knew she'd be getting a rich experience in food systems research. But Chenarides also did some training herself, teaching a course that immersed 40 Penn State undergraduates in the concepts of food access, food security and regional food systems.
A rash of barn and silo fires in the last week has an extension farm safety expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences warning farmers to be aware of -- and if necessary take precautions against -- blazes caused by stored crops with high moisture content. This growing season was exceptionally wet, and related problems are beginning to show up with harvested crops, according to Davis Hill, senior extension associate in agricultural safety and health.
The taste of common sugar substitutes is often described as being much more intense than sugar, but participants in a recent study indicated that these non-nutritive sugar substitutes are no sweeter than the real thing, according to Penn State food scientists.
The Sustainable Communities Collaborative (SCC), a collection of Penn State classes, is partnering with the State College Borough this year to promote local sustainability efforts and the relationship between Penn State and the local government. The SCC fall kick-off event is from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at the State College Borough building lobby.
Retired long-time faculty member and department head in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences C. Channa Reddy and his wife, Usharani, have given $50,000 to create the C. Channa and Usharani C. Reddy Trustee Scholarship. The scholarship will help students in the college who have demonstrated financial need, with first preference given to immunology and infectious disease majors.
Since graduating in 2008, Brynn Mauser has held a number of jobs, including positions at the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the American Association of Meat Processors, but she found her perfect fit at Hubbard Feeds Inc., where she is currently employed as an account manager.
As summer winds down and gardening’s offseason approaches, watering, weeding and harvesting move to the top of the gardening to-do list, presenting new challenges for the month of September. ‘Conversations LIVE: Get Your Garden On!’ will air at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11 on WPSU-TV, WPSU-FM, WQLN-TV in Erie and online at wpsu.org.
Penn State is hosting 22 new National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recipients for the 2014-15 academic year.