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Latest news from the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences.
October 9, 2014

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.

October 9, 2014

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.

October 8, 2014

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.

October 8, 2014

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.

October 7, 2014

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.

October 7, 2014

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.

October 3, 2014

On Nov. 15, residents of Pennsylvania who are without health insurance will have the opportunity to enroll in a health care plan through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace.

September 30, 2014

After visiting Europe, Central America and Africa, senior Kelsey Czyzyk has no plans to stop traveling.

September 26, 2014

Val Richard Beasley, formerly of the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named professor and head of Penn State's Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. Beasley's appointment was effective Sept. 15.

September 26, 2014

As a Penn State faculty member and administrator, James Mortensen was a firm believer in experiential learning. Now, he and his wife, Sharon, have endowed a new scholarship for students with financial need in the College of Agricultural Sciences that reflects that belief.

September 25, 2014

With a gift of $50,000, Penn State alumnus Dan Eichenlaub and his wife, Barbara, have endowed the Barbara U. and Daniel J. Eichenlaub Trustee Scholarship, which will benefit students in the College of Agricultural Sciences with demonstrated financial need. First preference for funds will go to incoming first-year students.

September 24, 2014

How people perceive and taste alcohol depends on genetic factors, and that influences whether they "like" and consume alcoholic beverages, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

September 22, 2014

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) awarded the College of Agricultural Sciences’ Shannon M. Monnat a 24-month, $100,000 grant through the New Connections program.

September 20, 2014

Finding internship and career opportunities in a tough job market can be daunting for college students, but Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is trying to make it a little easier with its Ag Career Day.

September 19, 2014

An upcoming seminar on indigenous knowledge will highlight an enriching field experience open to all Penn State students. “Engaging with Ojibwe Communities in Northern Minnesota,” will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library.

September 18, 2014

Drilling in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region led to a rapid increase in both the number of hotels and hotel industry jobs, but Penn State researchers report that the faltering occupancy rate may signal that there are now too many hotel rooms.

September 16, 2014

An international team of researchers has designed decoys that mimic female emerald ash borer beetles and successfully entice male emerald ash borers to land on them in an attempt to mate, only to be electrocuted and killed by high-voltage current.

September 16, 2014

Farming seven acres of land and selling the vegetables at two roadside stands, three grocery stores and a large market may seem like a lot for a student to take on. For Penn State sophomore Alex Cantey, it's business as usual.

September 16, 2014

The second in a series of fall open houses at Penn State's Pasto Agricultural Museum will focus on meat preservation through history.

September 16, 2014

Students in Michael Sheriff's Conservation Biology class in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will build and install bird and bat boxes to enhance wildlife habitat near a recently restored creek.