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Allison Hoover, a junior majoring in agricultural and extension education in the College of Agricultural Sciences, has been awarded the 2012 W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Award for undergraduate students.
Michael Henry, a senior majoring in immunology and infectious disease in the College of Agricultural Sciences, and Michael Passiment, a senior majoring in public policy in the Capital College at Penn State Harrisburg, have been named recipients of the 2013 Ralph Dorn Hetzel Memorial Award.
The student chapter of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers will hold its annual lawnmower maintenance clinic on April 5 and 6.
Penn State Culinology team finished third in national competition in Charlotte, N.C.
Wildlife ecology adjunct associate professor Duane Diefenbach is conducting research on hunter harvests of wild turkeys in fall seasons.
A Penn State team has received accolades for developing research databases related to 4-H and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, also known as EFNEP. Led by Jan Scholl, associate professor of agricultural and extension education, and Amy Paster, associate librarian in the Penn State University Libraries, the team was selected to receive the 2013 Oberly Award for Bibliography in the Agricultural or Natural Sciences from the Association of College and Research Libraries.
Children attending one summer camp this year will encounter a lot of bugs. But they won't have to pack insect repellent. Young bug enthusiasts can satisfy their curiosity about insects by attending Penn State's Bug Camp for Kids, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 24-27.
Darcy McKinley Lester does not like baked beans and spaghetti on toast for breakfast, but she said that dish is hard to avoid when you study abroad in Australia. The Mechanicsburg, Pa., native studied at the Australian National University in Canberra last spring.
Two faculty members in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will be featured during an episode of the PBS series "Nature" that will air in most markets at 8 p.m. on April 3. Titled "What Plants Talk About," the episode will highlight the work of Consuelo De Moraes, professor of entomology, and Mark Mescher, assistant professor of entomology. The researchers are engaged in the growing field of chemical ecology, which examines the chemically mediated interactions among plants, insects and pathogens in the environment.
Managing bacteria and other microorganisms in the body, rather than just fighting them, may be lead to better health and a stronger immune system, according to a Penn State biologist. Researchers have historically focused on microbes in the body as primarily pathogens that must be fought, said Eric Harvill, professor of microbiology and infectious disease. However, he said that recent evidence of the complex interaction of the body with microbes suggests a new interpretation of the relationship.
John Hayes, assistant professor of food science in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, has received The 2012 Roy C. Buck Faculty Award in the Agricultural Sciences for his article, "Wine Expertise Predicts Taste Phenotype."
Robert F. Roberts, who has served as interim head of the Penn State Department of Food Science since May 2012, has been named to the post on a permanent basis.
Two faculty members in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are among five people honored by the University's Office of Global Programs with 2013 Spirit of Internationalization Awards. The college's honorees were Kathleen Kelley, associate professor of horticultural marketing and business management, and Audrey Maretzki, professor emeritus of food science and nutrition.
An exhibition, "The Life Sciences Library at 125 years," is on display in the University Libraries' Sidewater Commons, 102 Pattee Library, now through June 21.
Timothy Kelsey, professor of agricultural economics in the College of Agricultural Sciences, has received the 2013 Faculty Outreach Award.
Pennsylvania has a strong tree-fruit industry, led by the nation's fourth largest apple crop. But diseases that damage fruit can severely limit production, causing potentially millions of dollars in losses annually. Helping growers manage these diseases and minimize associated costs is the job of tree-fruit pathologist Kari Peter, who began work in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences on March 1.
New and ongoing tree-fruit research in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences received a boost with the recent awarding of funds totaling more than $182,000 by the State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Apple Marketing Board.
Penn State’s Board of Trustees approved the construction of a Children's Garden, the latest addition of The Arboretum at Penn State, at its meeting today (March 15) in Hershey, Pa. Created as an interactive site in which children can explore the natural world, the garden was part of the 2002 master plan for the Arboretum, which opened in 2009.
A new dual-title graduate degree program in International Agriculture and Development offered by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has graduated its first two students.
Research done in the College of Agricultural Sciences on dispersal of young white-tailed deer will inform efforts to manage the outbreak of chronic wasting disease in Pennsylvania and predict how chronic wasting disease will spread.