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October 12, 2009

The Penn State Arboretum will turn into The Sound Garden from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, as musicians from Penn State and the surrounding community gather there to perform music in a variety of genres. The concert is free and open to the public, and free Creamery ice cream will be served....

October 9, 2009

When Jay Stauffer began studying fish in Africa's huge Lake Malawi back in the early 1980s, it was really all about the finned creatures. He didn't recognize the immense social and economic implications of his research until later....

October 8, 2009

Those ants on a log aren't raisins; they're real ants. And they're much healthier than a bag of chips or candy. At the annual Great Insect Fair, hosted by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, one professor and several students in the Department of Nutritional Sciences cooked and served delicious insects and tried to make it clear why ...

October 7, 2009

Jun Zhang, a doctoral candidate in soil science in Penn State's Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, will present "Identification of Subsurface Flow Patterns Using a Combination of Ground Penetrating Radar and Real-time Soil Moisture Monitoring" at 12:20 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, in room 101 of the ASI building. For further details, call ...

October 7, 2009

Creating healthy, cost-effective food will be the focus of an upcoming symposium hosted by Penn State's Center for Food Innovation and Penn State's School of Hospitality Management. "Stay One Step Ahead: Creation of Sustainable and Profitable Healthy Food Innovations" is the fourth symposium in the Conti Educational Series and will take place Oct. ...

October 7, 2009

Retired Penn State faculty member Dennis C. Scanlon and his wife, Janet Scanlon, of State College, have given $50,000 to the University to create a Trustee Scholarship for students in the College of Agricultural Sciences who have financial need. "Dennis and I wanted to establish a scholarship to help give struggling students the motivation to keep ...

October 5, 2009

Understanding the implications of the H1N1 flu, responding to federal clean water mandates and managing Pennsylvania's natural gas rush were among the pressing issues addressed during the Penn State Agricultural Council's annual College of Agricultural Sciences Research Tour at the University Park campus recently....

October 4, 2009

Many tend to avoid insects and other many-legged creatures, but on Saturday, Oct. 3, thousands of insect-interested people swarmed to the Great Insect Fair held in the Snider Agricultural Arena for the sole purpose of holding, touching and learning about the world of entomology - the study of insects. This year's theme, "Moth Madness," featured ...

October 2, 2009

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, youth across Pennsylvania will join hundreds of thousands of young people around the nation to simultaneously create biofuel as part of "Biofuel Blast," the 2009 National Science Experiment scheduled for 4-H National Youth Science Day....

October 1, 2009

Three graduate students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences recently received scholarship awards totaling $25,000 from the American Mushroom Institute. ...

October 1, 2009

Every college student dreams of getting the opportunity to land the perfect career after graduation, but if you can't find it, why not create it? While at Whole Foods Market, recent Penn State Food Science graduate Jill Kuzo had the opportunity to do just that as head of her own gluten-free testing lab....

September 25, 2009

When it comes to the weather, perception often is not reality, according to a precipitation expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, and never has that been truer than this year. ...

September 25, 2009

Manure management is a critical issue for livestock operations and has become a priority of conservation and nutrient-management activities. To help manure handlers adopt new technologies and best-management practices, Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will host the 2010 Manure Expo, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 15, 2010, at Russell E. ...

September 24, 2009

For more than 20 years, Marc Abrams has studied how precipitation and temperature influence the timing and intensity of fall foliage colors in Pennsylvania. For a number of reasons, this year could be the best one he's seen....

September 24, 2009

During the 13 years that veterinarian Nancy Dreschel was in private practice, she saw a lot of dogs that were severely frightened by thunder and lightning storms. So when she got the opportunity in 2003 to conduct research on what might be done to help animals suffering from this problem, she jumped at it....

September 17, 2009

What's the difference between a moth and a butterfly? Why do they fly by night? Find out the answers to these and other questions about moths and other six-legged critters at Penn State's 16th annual Great Insect Fair, being held on Oct. 3, in the Snider Agricultural Arena at the corner of Park Avenue and Fox Hollow Road. ...

September 17, 2009

A new partnership between a professor in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and one of the world's leading philanthropists is aimed at easing Africa's hunger problems long-term. ...

September 17, 2009

Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is trying to make it a little easier for high school students to decide which college to attend with its Fall Open House from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5 at the University Park campus. ...

September 17, 2009

Lauren Rusert has always been an athlete, but after years of softball, soccer, cross-country running and even men's wrestling, she decided to try something new. Now a senior majoring in Agricultural and Extension Education, Rusert showed up for Penn State women's rugby Rookie Day during the fall of her freshman year to check out the team....

September 14, 2009

As federal agencies respond this month to President Barack Obama's executive order to redouble efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, the challenge in Pennsylvania is to focus on local initiatives aimed at helping agricultural producers and their nonfarming neighbors adopt conservation practices that can improve water quality in bay tributaries, ...