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Kate Thompson, a senior in the Schreyer Honors College, conducted her thesis research in Madagascar during the summer of 2013.
Cynthia "Mil" Duncan, research director for AGree, a food and agriculture policy program in Washington, D.C., will discuss the causes and persistence of rural poverty when she delivers the 2014 M.E. John Lecture, sponsored by the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. The talk will take place at 2:30 p.m. on April 9 in 101 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building on the University Park campus.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Agricultural Sciences, which will take place July 13 to Aug. 9 at Penn State's University Park campus. After being closed in 2008, the Governor's School for the Agricultural Sciences is one of two Governor's Schools reinstated for 2014, along with the Governor's School for Engineering and Technology at Lehigh University in Bethlehem.
Stigmatization may have once served to protect early humans from infectious diseases, but that strategy may do more harm than good for modern humans, according to Penn State researchers.
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program recently announced the complete list of winners for the 2014–15 academic year. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is a distinguished undergraduate scholarship initiative that provides up to $7,500 a year for college sophomores and juniors in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering. This competitive award is granted to up to 300 students nationwide. Two students from the Penn State University Park campus were awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for 2014-15. The students are Ryan Henrici and Alexander McMenamin. In addition, Katie Annmarie Legenski, a student who transferred to University Park from Penn State Berks, was named a 2014 Barry Goldwater Honorable Mentions recipient.
Putting her dislike of seafood aside, sophomore Monica Caparosa jumped at the chance to intern with one of the leading seafood companies in the country. From May through July 2013, her days were filled with various tasks -- including sampling the tuna.
Sheep and meat goat producers looking for information on how to make their livestock enterprises more profitable can take advantage of field days offered by Penn State Extension this spring.
A Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension will focus on the locations of mobile phone towers and municipalities' limited ability to regulate them.
Each year, more than 2 million poisonings are reported to 55 poison centers across the country, with over 90 percent occurring in the home. Just over half of the poisonings occur in children younger than 6 years old.
The Penn State School of Visual Arts’ (SoVA) Edwin W. Zoller Gallery is hosting Sidney Church’s MFA thesis exhibition, Accented, a multimedia show of D.I.Y. concocted sculptures and video dealing with Southern stereotypes and the depiction of Southern culture through popular media. The exhibition will be on display Monday, March 24 through Friday, March 28, 2014. We invite you to attend the public reception Monday, March 24 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the gallery. Click here for a complete listing of Zoller Gallery events.
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers will hold its annual Lawnmower Clinic on April 4 and 5.
Stress comes in many forms, and whether you have a large event to plan, seven lab reports due in one week, or you just lost your job, we all respond to it differently. But have you ever wondered why?
Six Penn State faculty members have received the 2014 George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching. They are Meredith Defelice, senior lecturer of biochemistry and molecular biology in the Eberly College of Science; Michael Evans, assistant chief academic officer and instructor of nursing at Penn State Worthington Scranton; Karen Kackley-Dutt, instructor of biology at Penn State Lehigh Valley; Dale Olver, instructor of dairy and animal science in the College of Agricultural Sciences; Ute Poerschke, associate professor of architecture in the College of Arts and Architecture, and Jessica Schocker, assistant professor of social studies education and women’s studies at Penn State Berks. The award, named after Penn State’s seventh president, honors excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level.
Mark Brennan, professor of leadership and community development in the College of Agricultural Sciences, and Jane Reese, assistant coordinator of the Penn State Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, are recipients of the 2014 W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Award. Established in 1995, the award recognizes faculty and staff members who have contributed significantly to the advancement of the international mission of the University. It is named for the late deputy vice president for international programs.
As an avid whitewater kayaker who recently qualified for the 2014 U.S. Wildwater Canoe and Kayak Team, it's no surprise that Kurt Smithgall found an internship involving rivers and water
At a time when it is increasingly important for the younger generation to be more aware of the political process, teens from across Pennsylvania will take the initiative to learn more about their government during 4-H Capital Days, March 29-31 in Harrisburg.
Paige Castellanos, a doctoral candidate in rural sociology and international agriculture and development in the College of Agricultural Sciences, has been honored as the recipient of the 2014 W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Award for graduate students. The award recognizes graduate students who have contributed significantly to the advancement of the international mission of the University. It is named in honor of the late deputy vice president for international programs.
Planting cover crops in rotation between cash crops -- widely agreed to be ecologically beneficial -- is even more valuable than previously thought, according to a team of agronomists, entomologists, agroecologists, horticulturists and biogeochemists from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Students in the College of Agricultural Sciences who have a demonstrated financial need are the beneficiaries of a new scholarship endowment created by the college's alumni society. With a $100,000 gift, the group created the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society Trustee Scholarship.
A local startup’s Big Idea has won $25,000 from Ben Franklin Technology Partners. Nina Jenkins with Penn State’s Department of Entomology and her business partner, Giovani Bellicanta, have developed a patent-pending, nontoxic, bio-pesticide that successfully removes and further prevents bed bug infestations in homes and hotel rooms.