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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.
To further the spirit of inclusiveness at IST, Bertha Castaneda Guzman started WIRED IN (Women International Racial Ethics Diversity Intercultural Network), which brings women from underrepresented communities together to network and develop professional skills.
Consumers who want to calculate and reduce their use of products containing chemicals that can contaminate water supplies now have a tool to assist them, thanks to a Penn State researcher and her students.
John Ewing, associate professor of agricultural and extension education in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, was among 10 educators recently honored by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities as a recipient of a 2016 U.S. Department of Agriculture Excellence in College and University Teaching Award for Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is making initial progress toward its single-day Giving Tuesday fundraising goals for Nov. 29 while continuing to spread the word online about the opportunity to be part of today's special day of giving. There are still several hours left for supporters to help the college meet its two challenge goals to raise funds for its alumni-sponsored student scholarship fund and its 4-H youth programs.
Many Penn State Schreyer Scholars fill their already busy schedules with participation in the Blue Band. They discussed how they keep it in balance.
Jesse Darlington Jr., a facilities coordinator in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, has been named interim manager of the University's Ag Progress Days exposition.
Biological engineering senior Chris Valdez spent his summer at the University of Costa Rica, where his research focused on treating polluted water.
A screening of the documentary "After Coal" will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at the State Theatre in downtown State College. Co-sponsors of the event include Penn State's Sustainability Institute, the Center for Global Studies, Sierra Club Moshannon, and the Rock Ethics Institute. The screening is free and open to the public.
Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is spreading the word to its alumni and friends about their chance to participate in the college's Giving Tuesday program, a special day of giving on Tuesday, Nov. 29, when the college will call for support for its student scholarship fund and 4-H youth programs.
When Kim Steiner created an ash plantation on the edge of Penn State's University Park campus in 1978, few Americans thought about "climate change," no one had heard of the emerald ash borer, and the Yankees beat the Dodgers in the World Series, swinging primarily bats made from ash.
An interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers has received federal funding to test whether a nanotechnology device can be used to trap and concentrate plant viruses, with an eye toward providing early detection that could help protect crops from disease and reduce pesticide use.
As the holiday season approaches, millions of Americans will be preparing, cooking, eating and cleaning up holiday feasts enjoyed with family and friends. With all the hustle and bustle that surrounds these events, sometimes food safety can take a back seat.
Joan and John Baxter, of Linfield, Pennsylvania, have created an endowment, the Julie A. Haines Memorial Professional Development Scholarship for Penn State Extension, to memorialize their niece, Julie Haines. The fund will support professional development for nutrition education paraprofessionals, or those in a similar role, employed by Penn State Extension.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and for many families, that means a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. But for Penn State researchers, it's also the culmination of the science and technology that go into raising a better turkey.
Is there a better place for a summer vacation than Hawaii? After spending 12 weeks on the island of Maui interning with Monsanto, Nettie Baugher, a senior plant sciences major, doesn't think so.
The Penn State Alumni Association honored 24 outstanding alumni in October with the Alumni Fellow Award, the highest award given by the Alumni Association. Watch their acceptance speech videos online, and hear how graduating from Penn State impacted the honorees’ lives and careers.