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Climate change and its implications for regional agriculture is the topic of a free web-based seminar being offered at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 25. The webinar is sponsored by the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, which is directed by Stephan Goetz, a professor of agricultural and regional economics in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.
Film producers and fans of film history as well as educators and historians of early rural farm life will want to see the Film Fest to Celebrate 100 Years of Cooperative Extension from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, at Penn State. The event is open to the public, and visitors may attend any part of the program.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A study of the spread of chronic wasting disease among white-tailed deer in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania found that infected deer tend to cluster in low-lying open and developed areas. These results suggest that state wildlife management agencies should concentrate surveillance efforts in such topography and landscapes, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Not many students get to go to Craigieburn Forest Park or Mount Cook, but as Penn State senior Sara Mueller learned, Lincoln University in New Zealand is one school that builds field trips such as these into each semester.
The Pennsylvania Pork Producers Council has established a new scholarship endowment that will benefit students in the College of Agricultural Sciences who have a demonstrated financial need. The council made a $50,000 gift to establish the Pennsylvania Pork Producers Council Founders Trustee Scholarship with first preference going to students majoring in animal science.
As a member of the Penn State Women's Rugby Team, Olivia Lindsey knows a thing or two about teamwork. So it should come as no surprise that when she went looking for an internship last year, she was drawn to the idea of joining a 50-member multi-institution research team.
A Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension will focus on landscapes and greenways in Pennsylvania, examining the meaning of these terms and defining their implications for communities.
A Web-based seminar presented by Penn State Extension's Marcellus Education Team will focus on the calculation of natural gas royalties using decline curve projections.
Scientists in the Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State received three grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Science Foundation to study various threats to honey bees, including disease, pesticides and the extinction and invasion of other species into their habitats.
Long before Cory Chelko graduated from Penn State in 2011, he knew that working with soils was what he wanted to do. Growing up around farms in Sarver, Pa., piqued his interest, as did the potential for real-world applications of the agricultural sciences. Today, as a zone support coordinator at TA Seeds, Chelko provides technical support on products and promotes research and sales behind the scenes.
When Penn State launched its online homeland security master’s degree program, the Christmas Day “underwear bomb” terrorist attack topped the news. Terrorist tactics have evolved since then. On the fifth anniversary of its online homeland security program, Penn State is embarking on a curriculum update.
A new scholarship created by an alumnus of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and his partner will benefit students in the college with demonstrated financial need. Mark Saunders and Lynn Walker, of Shelburne, Vt., provided a $50,000 gift to establish the H. Mark Saunders and Lynn M. Walker Trustee Scholarship.
Mice on a high-fat diet that consumed decaffeinated green tea extract and exercised regularly experienced sharp reductions in final body weight and significant improvements in health, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, who suggest that similar results could be realized by people.
This April, Penn State Extension will help celebrate the Month of the Military Child, a time to recognize the sacrifices made by military families and their children, with a variety of activities.
A noted endangered-species expert will speak at Penn State to mark the 100th anniversary of perhaps the most iconic extinction event in United States history -- the loss of the passenger pigeon.
Sensory technologists at Penn State use a range of information technologies to study the science of personal taste.
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.