News & Information
Penn State graduate students and visiting scientists from other institutions play a critical role in many studies conducted at Penn State's Fruit Research and Extension Center in Biglerville, Adams County. And now, thanks to the financial support of the State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania, new graduate-student housing at the center will help ensure those contributions into the future.
The recent Reed v. Town of Gilbert Supreme Court case and its implications for municipal sign ordinances will be the topic of a Web-based seminar that will kick off the 2016 Winter/Spring Land Use Webinar Series offered by Penn State Extension.
Pennsylvania dairy producers are invited to apply for the Dairy of Distinction award from the Pennsylvania Dairy of Distinction Program. Applications must be submitted by April 15.
If you enjoy wildlife, fishing, nature walks, paddle sports and other streamside activities, Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences now is giving you a chance to parlay those interests into becoming a citizen-scientist by observing and recording environmental and ecosystem changes. The only tool needed is a pencil or smartphone.
An $80,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with matching support from the University, will fund five years of advanced training in data reproducibility and entrepreneurship.
If you've missed out on the many activities celebrating the Penn State Berkey Creamery's 150th anniversary in 2015, you'll have another chance to participate in "birthday" festivities at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, which takes place Jan. 9-16 in Harrisburg.
Late fall and winter are considered flu season, but not just for humans. Poultry specialists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences point out that the threat of avian influenza also is heightened at this time of year.
The Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has announced the recipients of the Bridges to Translation Pilot Project Funding.
Ryan Kieffer, a freshman landscape contracting major at Penn State New Kensington, recently was awarded a scholarship by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. Kieffer, who runs his own landscaping business, earned a Barbara U. and Daniel J. Eichenlaub Trustee Scholarship. Established last year by Penn State alumnus Daniel Eichenlaub and his wife, Barbara, the scholarship helps the college support talented students. The Eichenlaubs geared their scholarship to first-year Ag Sciences students.
A bile acid that can turn off a receptor in the gut has prevented and reversed fatty liver disease in mice, according to an international team of researchers. The compound may help treat certain metabolic disorders, such as Type 2 diabetes and obesity, as well.
Penn State’s Millennium Scholars Program is growing, both in size and in the eyes of the national STEM community. The program’s third class, or cohort, is finishing up its first semester at University Park, and already the students' degree options have grown to encompass the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences, and College of Information Sciences and Technology. Additionally, members of the first and second cohorts, now sophomores and juniors, have just returned from presenting their research at the nationally recognized Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS).
For much of winter break and the beginning of the spring semester, the Berkey Creamery retail store will be closed due to major renovations. The store, located on the ground floor of the Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building on Curtin Road, is expected to remain closed from 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 23 to mid-February.
Following is a compilation of fall 2015 commencement ceremonies and speaker information for Penn State's 24 locations.
Calvin DuBrock, retired director of the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Bureau of Wildlife Management, recently was named the Goddard Chair in Forestry and Environmental Resource Conservation in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
In collaboration with partners in Europe and Africa, researchers at Penn State have received a five-year, $10.2-million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to investigate a new method for preventing the transmission of malaria. The method involves limiting mosquito access to houses by blocking openings and installing "eave tubes" that contain a unique type of insecticide-laced mosquito netting developed by Dutch partner In2Care that kills the insects as they attempt to enter.
Beef, sheep, meat-goat and swine producers looking for information on how to make their livestock enterprises more profitable can take advantage of four home-study courses offered by Penn State Extension this winter.
The royalties paid for components of so-called wet gas in some natural-gas production will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.
Penn State’s Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness, in partnership with the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Office of Military Community and Family Policy, is developing programming designed to guide parents from the prenatal period through the age of 18.
These are not your grandfather's dairy cows. In 2014, the United States national dairy herd produced twice as much milk as it did 90 years ago, but with about 60 percent fewer cows.
The question of whether it is environmentally correct to buy a real Christmas tree has been asked repeatedly in recent years, and an expert in the College of Agricultural Sciences wants to lay it to rest permanently. The answer, according to Ricky Bates, associate professor of ornamental horticulture, is an emphatic, "Yes!"