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Lynn M. and Helen B. Henninger, of Elizabethville, Pennsylvania, have pledged an estate gift of $25,000 in support of Penn State Extension's Dauphin County 4-H program. Available funds from the endowment will be used to provide supplemental support for the program, including recognition for outstanding accomplishments achieved by 4-H members.
David Mortensen, professor of weed and applied plant ecology in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State, was appointed to the National Organic Standards Board by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Mortensen will serve a five-year term on the board as a farming systems ecotoxicology expert.
If you are considering running for local elected office, you can get helpful advice by attending a workshop to be offered by Penn State Extension early next year. The "Toss Your Hat in the Ring" workshop will be offered both as a web-based seminar on Jan. 17 and 24 and as an in-person seminar at various locations throughout the state Jan. 25 to Feb. 2. All face-to-face workshops will run from 7 to 9 p.m.
Creating public places that are conducive to intergenerational engagement and cooperation and how planners can develop these places will be the topic of a web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension. Presenting the 75-minute webinar from noon to 1:15 p.m. on Jan. 18 will be Matt Kaplan, professor of intergenerational programs and aging in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Deanna Behring, director of international programs for the College of Agricultural Sciences and affiliate faculty member in the School of International Affairs, has been appointed assistant dean for international programs for the college, effective Jan. 3, 2017. In that role, Behring will help to plan and set priorities for the college and leverage resources to forge deep and lasting partnerships around the world.
Because inclement weather may cause travel issues for those seeking to attend this weekend’s commencement exercises at the University Park campus, Penn State will be live streaming the ceremonies.
Many Pennsylvania farmers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed have voluntarily implemented, at their own expense, practices aimed at improving water quality, according to newly released survey research conducted by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Dan Stearns, J. Franklin Styer Professor in the Department of Plant Science at Penn State, recently was awarded the status of Trailblazer by the National Association of Landscape Professionals. Trailblazers are a select group of individuals nominated by their peers for being dedicated professionals who have made significant and long-term contributions to the landscape industry.
If we get a better understanding of brook trout ecology, we might get better answers for management, according to a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, who is studying the behavioral traits, movement habits, heat tolerance and genetics of wild brook trout, as a member of the Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.
Switching majors in college is not unusual, but Morgan Lingle followed an unusual path. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology before she began pursuing her interests in plants professionally.
This fall approximately 5,247 Penn State students will receive their diplomas. University-wide there will be 252 associate, 3,936 baccalaureate, 762 master's, 11 law and 286 doctoral degrees awarded. Following is a compilation of commencement ceremonies and speaker information for Penn State's 24 locations.
The intense wildfires that swept through the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee late last month were a tragic melding of the past and the future, according to a researcher in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.
Climate change is causing glaciers to shrink, temperatures to rise, and shifts in human migration in parts of the world, according to a Penn State researcher.
Biological engineering senior Lauren Oeste accepted a full-time position at Mondelez after completing a manufacturing internship with the company during summer 2016.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs in the College of Agricultural Sciences hosted a panel to highlight the career paths and accomplishments of several notable alumni on Nov 9.
A new Penn State project will use telemedicine technology to enhance access to sexual assault forensic exams in underserved populations.
At 8:30 a.m. on the Monday before Thanksgiving, students in Penn State’s Poultry Science Club gathered at the University’s Meats Lab, across from Beaver Stadium. Numerous cars had already begun to fill the parking lot, full of turkey buyers eager to hop in line. At 9:30 a.m., the students handed out numbered tickets and began to allow customers to come out of the cold and fill the building’s auditorium. Finally, at 11 a.m., customers were able to redeem their tickets for a fresh, never-frozen bird. The mood was a mixture of enthusiasm, excitement and exhaustion.
Neonicotinoids -- the most widely used class of insecticides -- significantly reduce populations of predatory insects when used as seed coatings, according to researchers at Penn State. The team's research challenges the previously held belief that neonicotinoid seed coatings have little to no effect on predatory insect populations. In fact, the work suggests that neonicotinoids reduce populations of insect predators as much as broadcast applications of commonly used pyrethroid insecticides.
Gail Graybill Carson and her husband, Dr. James H. Carson, of Lititz, Pennsylvania, have donated $50,000 to create the J. Clair Graybill Scholarship in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences to commemorate the life and values of Mrs. Carson's father, the late J. Clair Graybill.
The Arboretum at Penn State will welcome the holiday season at its annual Winter Celebration on Friday, Dec. 9. The campus and community are invited to join the festivities, which will take place from 5 to 7 p.m.