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February 26, 2010

A researcher in the School of Forest Resources will be among the presenters at “Fire in the Eastern United States,” a symposium offered by the Penn State Dickinson School of Law.

February 25, 2010

Sometimes huge initiatives start with modest efforts. That may be the case with the oilseed press being operated as a demonstration project by Farm Operations and Services in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. ...

February 25, 2010

Pennsylvania food inspectors have taken some heat for enforcing state laws that limit church and fire hall bake sales, but the unpopular laws actually make good food-safety sense, according to a food-inspection expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences....

February 23, 2010

Conservation professionals, wildlife enthusiasts, forest managers and government officials are invited to "Fire in the Eastern United States," a symposium featuring Professor Stephen J. Pyne of Arizona State University who is one of the world's leading experts in fire history and ecology. Sponsored by the Penn State Environmental Law Review, this ...

February 23, 2010

Epilepsy is a disease characterized by recurrent seizures, which occur when the electrical activity of the brain becomes abnormal, resulting in a variety of different symptoms (seizure types). Depending on the location of the epileptic region in the brain and its cause, there are different types of epilepsy. Individuals with epilepsy may not be ...

February 22, 2010

Food industry newcomers and other professionals can get an introduction to the science and challenges of food manufacturing when Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences holdss the "Fundamentals of Food Science" short course from May 4 to 6, in the Food Science Building on the University Park campus....

February 20, 2010

Root systems are the basis of the second Green Revolution, and the focus on beans and corn that thrive in poor growing conditions will help some of the world's poorest farmers, according to a Penn State plant scientist....

February 19, 2010

As winter loses its grip on Pennsylvania, warmer days followed by cold nights signal the beginning of maple syrup season. When spring conditions are right, sap in sugar maple trees begins to flow, and sugars made with last summer's sun move from their storage sites into the tree's trunk, according to Bob Hansen, Penn State Cooperative Extension ...

February 17, 2010

Pests and pesticide use in buildings can increase the risk of health problems such as asthma, and exposures to both are a common problem encountered in buildings across the country. The Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management Program (PA IPM) at Penn State is working with partners to help address these issues, thanks to a grant from the U.S. ...

February 17, 2010

Hunting-preserve operators and the breeders who supply them with gamebirds will gather to get the latest management information at the 2010 Pennsylvania Game Breeders and Hunting Preserves Annual Conference, Feb. 21-23 at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center in State College. ...

February 17, 2010

For the 14th time in 17 years, Penn State's student Beef Quiz Bowl team earned a top-two finish at the National Beef Quiz Bowl. Held on Jan. 29, in San Antonio, Texas, this year's Beef Quiz Bowl boiled down to a double elimination contest between Penn State and the challenge's eventual champion, Kansas State University....

February 17, 2010

Research and practices for Pennsylvania's animal agricultural operations and best protection of air and water quality are the focus of the weekly "Manure du Jour: Serving Pennsylvania's Best Practices on Animal Ag, Water, and Air Quality" webinar series being held from Feb. 18 to April 23....

February 17, 2010

The Pennsylvania Ground Water Association has presented “Ground Water Protector” awards to two members of the Water Resources Extension team in the School of Forest Resources.

February 12, 2010

What makes someone an adult student? For Centrice Martin, it was when her daughter, Mavalynn, was born. According to Penn State policy, adult students are those age 24 or older or who are considered independent and have at least one child to support....

Christine Duryea (center), GROWMARK employment coordinator, met with Associate Dean Marcos Fernandez and Denise Connelly, manager of the Office for Undergraduate Education, to present a $5,000 check to the college.
February 12, 2010

The College of Agricultural Sciences this week received a $5,000 gift from the Glenn Webb Educational Fund/The GROWMARK Foundation to support student enrichment/enhancement opportunities.

February 11, 2010

Heart health is a complicated matter involving many factors that thread between genetics, lifestyle choices and, yes, even your emotions, said Barb McDanel, a registered nurse and director of the Penn State Beaver Health Center. Some emotions, such as anger, depression and anxiety, are just plain bad for your heart if they become chronic emotional ...

February 9, 2010

The calls to "reduce, reuse and recycle" have long been the watchwords of resource conservation, and when it comes to disposing of wastewater from shale-gas operations, those refrains still run deep, sometimes thousands of feet beneath groundwater sources....

February 8, 2010

The 12th Pennsylvania Cattleman's College, co-sponsored by Penn State Cooperative Extension, will be held Feb. 27 at the Sheraton Four Points in Greensburg, Pa. The program will present innovations in genetic prediction and selection, estrus synchronization and reproduction available to beef producers, and advances using sexed semen in ...

Hannah Atkins, senior in Animal Sciences, won the Frank Perdue Student of the Year Award, as well as a prize of $1000 for the honor.
February 5, 2010

Undergraduates from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences were big winners in the College Student Program at the recent 2010 International Poultry Exposition in Atlanta.

February 5, 2010

Dennis Murphy, Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Safety and Health, gave a presentation on real-time tractor stability/instability feedback research being conducted in Penn State 's College of Agricultural Sciences, at the first-ever “Be Safe, Be Profitable: Protecting Workers in Agriculture” conference, Jan. 27-28 in Fort Worth, Texas.