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Allison Brown, a doctoral candidate in Food Science, plans to conduct research in Honduras and Mexico later this year as part of the International Agriculture and Development (INTAD) dual-title degree program at Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
April 10, 2017

Food Science is the latest graduate program to partner with the college's Office of International Programs to offer the International Agriculture and Development (INTAD) dual-title degree, a unique course of study that provides students with international perspectives and expertise to strengthen their primary graduate degree.

Jamison Malcolm, master's degree student, second from left, is shown mentoring teens in Philadelphia in 2015. Malcolm is bringing another youth mentoring program to Philadelphia -- Youth as Researchers -- an initiative sponsored by the UNESCO Chair in Rural Community, Leadership, and Youth Development at Penn State.
April 10, 2017

Encouraging youth to have empathy for others is the goal of a research initiative spearheaded by a graduate student at Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Penn State Extension, for the second consecutive year, offered its Italian Processed Meats Workshop, which combines lectures, demonstrations and hands-on activities in making both ground salami and whole muscle products such as prosciutto.
April 7, 2017

There is a popular saying that contends, "You don't want to see how the sausage is made." But Jonathan Campbell, assistant professor of animal science at Penn State, doesn't buy it.

John Finegan, founder of Beck Ag, will come to University Park as a keynote speaker for the College of Agricultural Sciences during Penn State's Startup Week on April 20th.
April 6, 2017

John Finegan, founder of Beck Ag, will be the keynote speaker for the College of Agricultural Sciences' programming as part of Penn State Startup Week.

April 6, 2017

Penn State academic administrators, staff and students will receive Way Paver Awards from the Council of College Multicultural Leadership during a special ceremony held April 5 at the Nittany Lion Inn.

Kasie Kerr is the show manager for the Little International Livestock Exposition held at the Snider Ag Arena. 
April 5, 2017

The Little International Livestock Exposition, commonly dubbed “Little I,” has been a staple of the Penn State agricultural community for many decades. And this year, senior animal science major Kasie Kerr is running the show.

April 4, 2017

A webinar that focuses on how an Ohio city and local school district have collaborated on planning for the future of the community will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension on Wednesday.

Each year, Penn State recognizes outstanding faculty and staff with annual awards in teaching and excellence. Among those awards is the Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching.
April 4, 2017

Each year, Penn State recognizes outstanding faculty and staff with annual awards in teaching and excellence. The faculty and staff awards ceremony is Wednesday, April 19.

April 4, 2017

The link between hydraulic fracturing and increased seismic activity will be the topic of a web-based seminar to be presented by Penn State Extension. The presentation, from 1 to 2 p.m. on April 13, will feature David Eaton, professor of geoscience at the University of Calgary and NSERC/Chevron Industrial Chair in Microseismic System Dynamics, who will discuss his research.

April 4, 2017

Arthur L. Hattel, clinical professor of veterinary pathology in the College of Agricultural Sciences, has received the 2017 Faculty Outreach Award.

April 4, 2017

Devon Thomas, academic adviser in the College of Health and Human Development, and Brian A. Egan, instructor of equine science in College of Agricultural Sciences, have been selected to receive the 2017 Penn State Excellence in Advising Award.

April 4, 2017

Rama Radhakrishna, professor of agricultural and extension education in the College of Agricultural Sciences, has received the 2017 Graduate Faculty Teaching Award.

Gary Perdew is the Smith Professor of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State.
April 4, 2017

Gary H. Perdew, John T. and Paige S. Smith Professor in Agricultural Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences, is the recipient of the 2017 Howard B. Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award.

April 3, 2017

Changes in operational structure and programming now underway will enhance the value of Penn State Extension to the Pennsylvania communities and clients it serves.

One of just three plants listed as vulnerable in Pennsylvania, goldenseal is known to have antimicrobial, anticancer and immune-stimulant properties, and the herbal industry incorporates it in formulations used to treat numerous ailments.
March 31, 2017

Funded by a $50,000 grant from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are conducting an 18-month study of the forest herb goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) in Pennsylvania.

March 31, 2017

For 100 years, students at Penn State have gained experience in handling large animals through showing at the College of Agricultural Sciences' Little International Livestock Exposition, better known as the "Little I." This year's 100th anniversary event, hosted by Penn State's Block and Bridle Club, will begin at 8 a.m. April 8 at the Snider Agricultural Arena at Penn State's University Park campus.

March 31, 2017

Penn State has named Steven C. Loerch as senior associate dean in the College of Agricultural Sciences, effective Aug. 14. He will succeed Barbara Christ, who is retiring after 33 years as a faculty member and administrator with the college. She has served as senior associate dean since 2009.

March 30, 2017

Bird watchers, nature lovers and wildlife scientists have an opportunity to hear author and avian researcher Bridget Stutchbury describe her research on songbird migration during a talk at 5 p.m. on April 5 in 112 Forest Resources Building on Penn State's University Park campus.

From left to right: Kevin Steele, Krishna C. Nadella, Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw and Regina Vasilatos-Younken.
March 30, 2017

Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw is the 2017 recipient of the Penn State Graduate School Alumni Society Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is presented to alumni who have achieved exceptional success throughout the course of their career and have demonstrated loyalty to the University and the Alumni Association.

March 29, 2017

Researchers from Penn State College of Medicine and College of Agricultural Sciences report a method for measuring free radicals in cigarette smoke that could help improve our understanding of the relationship between these substances and health.