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Latest news from the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences.
April 16, 2017

Penn State will be hosting the second annual Energy Days conference on May 22 and 23 at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. The conference is free and open to the public.

Erika Kraus (middle) traveled to Morocco twice after completing the STARTALK Arabic Academy.
April 14, 2017

Senior Erika Kraus said she always had an appreciation for different cultures but that her life was forever changed after enrolling in the STARTALK Arabic Academy at University Park following her freshman year. The academy, to be held this year from June 19-July 14, is an intensive summer study designed for undergraduate and high school students who wish to gain introductory knowledge of the Arabic language and its people and cultures.

Institute for CyberScience Director Jenni Evans at a strategic planning forum on "Driving Digital Innovation." The ICS Seed Grant Program is one of the ways in which ICS advances this strategic goal.
April 12, 2017

The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) has announced that 20 Penn State faculty are recipients of 2017 ICS Seed Grant Program awards. The awards, ranging from $4,000 to $25,000, support researchers doing innovative interdisciplinary research, laying the groundwork needed to apply for large external funding awards.

Members of the Penn State Food Science team that recently took first place in the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association Central Atlantic College Bowl are, from left, Lauriel Stewart, Lisa Caprera, Vijay Varma Indukuri, Venkata Charepalli, Xiaoqing Tan and Jaye Aster Broder. 
April 12, 2017

A student team representing the Food Science Department in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences recently took first place in the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association Central Atlantic Area College Bowl competition.

April 12, 2017

A little less than two years after the launch of the Fund for Innovation, Invent Penn State has backed nearly 50 emerging Penn State technologies and has provided startup funding to promising new ventures that were born out of the program.

April 11, 2017

Blue-White Weekend attendees and the general public are invited to the Penn State Blue-White Science Expo, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in the HUB. The expo offers the community a chance to show their support for research while learning about the newest work from 17 of Penn State’s research faculty. A complete schedule and registration form for tickets is available at http://research.psu.edu/expo.

Penn State's Cathy Bowen, professor of agricultural and extension education and consumer issues, has spent nearly 30 years at the University, helping Pennsylvanians and students to become financially literate and to manage their resources.
April 10, 2017

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has acknowledged the partnership among the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Penn State as part of a proclamation naming April Financial Capability Month in Pennsylvania.

April 10, 2017

Directors from Penn State's Office for Research Protections will present a 15-minute overview on the recent and upcoming changes to National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research at noon on May 2 in 112 Henderson Building.

Allison Brown, a doctoral candidate in Food Science, plans to conduct research in Honduras and Mexico later this year as part of the International Agriculture and Development (INTAD) dual-title degree program at Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
April 10, 2017

Food Science is the latest graduate program to partner with the college's Office of International Programs to offer the International Agriculture and Development (INTAD) dual-title degree, a unique course of study that provides students with international perspectives and expertise to strengthen their primary graduate degree.

Jamison Malcolm, master's degree student, second from left, is shown mentoring teens in Philadelphia in 2015. Malcolm is bringing another youth mentoring program to Philadelphia -- Youth as Researchers -- an initiative sponsored by the UNESCO Chair in Rural Community, Leadership, and Youth Development at Penn State.
April 10, 2017

Encouraging youth to have empathy for others is the goal of a research initiative spearheaded by a graduate student at Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Penn State Extension, for the second consecutive year, offered its Italian Processed Meats Workshop, which combines lectures, demonstrations and hands-on activities in making both ground salami and whole muscle products such as prosciutto.
April 7, 2017

There is a popular saying that contends, "You don't want to see how the sausage is made." But Jonathan Campbell, assistant professor of animal science at Penn State, doesn't buy it.

John Finegan, founder of Beck Ag, will come to University Park as a keynote speaker for the College of Agricultural Sciences during Penn State's Startup Week on April 20th.
April 6, 2017

John Finegan, founder of Beck Ag, will be the keynote speaker for the College of Agricultural Sciences' programming as part of Penn State Startup Week.

April 6, 2017

Penn State academic administrators, staff and students will receive Way Paver Awards from the Council of College Multicultural Leadership during a special ceremony held April 5 at the Nittany Lion Inn.

Kasie Kerr is the show manager for the Little International Livestock Exposition held at the Snider Ag Arena. 
April 5, 2017

The Little International Livestock Exposition, commonly dubbed “Little I,” has been a staple of the Penn State agricultural community for many decades. And this year, senior animal science major Kasie Kerr is running the show.

April 4, 2017

A webinar that focuses on how an Ohio city and local school district have collaborated on planning for the future of the community will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension on Wednesday.

Each year, Penn State recognizes outstanding faculty and staff with annual awards in teaching and excellence. Among those awards is the Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching.
April 4, 2017

Each year, Penn State recognizes outstanding faculty and staff with annual awards in teaching and excellence. The faculty and staff awards ceremony is Wednesday, April 19.

April 4, 2017

The link between hydraulic fracturing and increased seismic activity will be the topic of a web-based seminar to be presented by Penn State Extension. The presentation, from 1 to 2 p.m. on April 13, will feature David Eaton, professor of geoscience at the University of Calgary and NSERC/Chevron Industrial Chair in Microseismic System Dynamics, who will discuss his research.

April 4, 2017

Arthur L. Hattel, clinical professor of veterinary pathology in the College of Agricultural Sciences, has received the 2017 Faculty Outreach Award.

April 4, 2017

Devon Thomas, academic adviser in the College of Health and Human Development, and Brian A. Egan, instructor of equine science in College of Agricultural Sciences, have been selected to receive the 2017 Penn State Excellence in Advising Award.

April 4, 2017

Rama Radhakrishna, professor of agricultural and extension education in the College of Agricultural Sciences, has received the 2017 Graduate Faculty Teaching Award.