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Students in two Penn State colleges and children fighting pediatric cancer stand to benefit from the generosity of alumna Cheryl Smith Hay, of Barrington, New Hampshire, who has pledged part of her future estate to support scholarships and the IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon.
Penn State offers a wide variety of summer internship opportunities to its students. For senior Dylan Kubina, one of the most important guidelines for her research is a simple one -- don’t forget the bug spray.
The fourth in a series of fall open houses at Penn State's Pasto Agricultural Museum will feature natural fibers and historical textile making from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26.
When TV coverage of the World Series begins tonight (Oct. 21), the first thing most viewers will notice is the immense crown cut into the centerfield grass of the Kansas City Royals' Kauffman Stadium. What they won't see is that there was a little bit of Penn State skill used in crafting that image, thanks to a member of the Royals grounds crew.
David Hughes understands the devastating effects a plant disease can have on crops and the people who rely on them for food and income. This understanding, and the mentoring he received early in his research career, germinated the seed of an idea that has borne fruit in the form of an online network designed to get practical knowledge about plants and plant diseases into the hands -- and mobile devices -- of farmers around the globe.
Ariel Rivers, who is pursuing a dual-title doctoral degree in entomology and in international agriculture and development, has been named a Science Policy Fellow by the Entomological Society of America.
Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has honored four of its graduates with 2014 Outstanding Alumni Awards. Named Outstanding Alumni were N. Alan Bair, of Lancaster; Siree Chaiseri, of Bangkok, Thailand; and Calvin Ernst, of Meadville. Justin Runyon, of Bozeman, Montana, was named Outstanding Recent Alumnus, an award that honors alumni who have graduated in the last 10 years.
The College of Agricultural Sciences' Ag Career Day is an event designed to bring students and the companies that need them together. For recent graduate Laura Elberth, last year's event led to a full-time job with one of Pennsylvania's oldest employers -- the Henry F. Michell Co.
Siela Maximova, senior scientist and professor of horticulture in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, will speak Oct. 16 at a side event at the 2014 Borlaug Dialogue in Des Moines, Iowa, the annual symposium at which the World Food Prize is awarded.
After multiple internships and a professional job offer, senior agricultural systems management major Brenton Sutton has nothing but great things to say about the College of Agricultural Sciences' Ag Career Day.
Change in disturbance regimes -- rather than a change in climate -- is largely responsible for altering the composition of Eastern forests, according to a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
A Web-based seminar presented by Penn State Extension's Marcellus Education Team will look at the growth of the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota and compare their development to Pennsylvania's experience with the Marcellus Shale and natural gas.
Iowa State University President Steven Leath, who graduated from the College of Agricultural Sciences, is among 21 Penn State alumni who were honored Oct. 8 for their outstanding professional accomplishments and given the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Penn State Alumni Association.
Much of LeRoy Smeltz's life centered on the field of agricultural education, so it is fitting that a scholarship in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences now bears his name, according to the family members who established it. Lynn and Joyce Dietrich, of Chambersburg -- Smeltz's son-in-law and daughter -- created the LeRoy C. Smeltz Memorial Trustee Scholarship, which will benefit Agricultural and Extension Education majors with demonstrated financial need.
More than 150 years ago, Penn State’s first dairy barn housed cows and swine, and even a creamery. Since then, the Department of Animal Science has undergone plenty of changes while continuing to play a vital role at the University.
Emily Finch, a doctoral degree candidate in the Huck Institutes' Immunology and Infectious Diseases program, and Sandeep Prabhu, a professor of immunology and molecular toxicology at Penn State, study relationships between diet and disease.
David Sanford, associate professor of horticulture, was recently honored for 25 years of service to Penn State Berks. During that time, he has seen many changes at the campus but the one thing that has not changed is his love for teaching.
How can land-use planners develop designs for healthy communities? That will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension at noon on Oct. 15.
A good day for most people does not begin with waking up in a cinder block room in an orphanage in Haiti, but as senior Cara McDonald can tell you, rewarding experiences do not discriminate. They pop up in unexpected places, are often the product of hard work and allow for continued benefits for a long time -- much like the moringa tree.
The Palmer Museum of Art will present a series of gallery conversations this fall related to the major exhibition organized by the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, "Marcellus Shale Documentary Project," now on view at the museum through Dec. 14. The conversations will be led by faculty and staff members from multiple disciplines within the College of Arts and Architecture, the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, the College of Agricultural Sciences, and Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment.