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Efforts to restore American chestnut trees to their rightful place in the North American forest ecosystem are progressing, although progress has come at a slower pace than once expected, according to researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, who explain they have reached a pivotal point.
It’s early and the latest cohort of Millennium Scholars are already on their feet, walking single file to a 6:45 a.m. breakfast, readying for a long day of learning that’ll conclude some 16 hours later. Today, like every day in this summer Bridge Program — a six-week summer boot camp that preps students for the four-year Millennium Scholars Program — there is rigorous classwork, seminars, workshops and math recitation awaiting 29 of Penn State’s new bright minds.
Between now and the third week in November, the Forestland Management Office in the Penn State Department of Ecosystem Science and Management will permit the Pennsylvania Game Commission to complete one prescribed fire within the boundary of the Penn State Stone Valley Forest in northern Huntingdon County.
University Health Services, a unit of Penn State Student Affairs, joins the Pennsylvania Department of Health to offer the One Health Seminar focused on antibiotic stewardship in Pennsylvania. The seminar will be held on Nov. 15 in Schwab Auditorium. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. and presentations begin at 8:15 a.m.. The seminar is open to the public.
University President Eric Barron shared some Invent Penn State success stories with the Board of Trustees at its meeting Friday (Nov. 4), held at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel on the University Park campus.
The Penn State Board of Trustees today (Nov. 4) selected eight Penn State alumni to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award, the University's highest honor presented to its alumni. The following individuals will be officially notified of their selection by the board and invited to accept the award from the University in June 2017.
Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) at Penn State, Nov. 13-17, will bring together student and community entrepreneurs with start-up events and workshops on 12 Penn State campuses — including University Park. GEW is an international event celebrating world-wide entrepreneurship in more than 160 countries and organized at Penn State by the Penn State Small Business Development Center.
As Penn State's resident enologist, Denise Gardner spends her days helping Pennsylvania wineries and winemakers perfect their grape-to-glass blends.
"Before the Flood," a new National Geographic documentary film about climate change featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, will be shown in a special screening at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, in 22 Deike Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Student researchers in the College of Agricultural Sciences received nearly half of the 2016 grants recently awarded to graduate students by the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program, organized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Ten Penn State students have been selected as College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society 2016 Internship Award winners. The award, which includes a $1,000 stipend, was established to encourage students to participate in a credit or noncredit educational internship program that relates to their field of study.
The community garden at Penn State Schuylkill recently received its certification from the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners as a Pollinator Friendly Garden.
Penn State has recognized Earl Harbaugh, a 1961 alumnus of the College of Agricultural Sciences, and his wife, Kay Harbaugh, as its 2016 Fundraising Volunteers of the Year. The award, which was officially presented to the Harbaughs on Oct. 7 for their service to the University, honors the leadership of alumni and friends in securing philanthropic support for Penn State.
Sneaky parasitic weeds may be able to steal genes from the plants they are attacking and then use those genes against the host plant, according to a team of scientists.
A series of lectures and performances, hosted by the College of Agricultural Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts at Penn State, will commemorate the 25th anniversary of both Ukrainian independence and the University's partnership with Ukraine in 2016 and 2017.
Ag Career Day, hosted Oct. 11 at the Bryce Jordan Center by the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State, was successful in helping students to polish their career skills, network and find internships with companies as early as their freshman year, according to organizers in the college's Office for Undergraduate Education.
The developer of a mushroom that is genetically modified to resist browning has received a "Best of What's New" award from Popular Science magazine. Yinong Yang, professor of plant pathology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, edited the mushroom's genome using a revolutionary new tool known as CRISPR-Cas9, which enables researchers to create crop varieties with desirable traits without introducing foreign DNA.
The Penn State Extension Dairy Team, with assistance from Penn State's Agricultural Safety and Health program, has released a 2017 calendar to help agricultural producers implement and maintain necessary safety procedures on their dairy farms. The calendar was designed to raise awareness of the hazards on farms that put workers at risk.
This week, we recognize six people who go above and beyond what's asked of them in their work at the University. We're sending a "We Are!" to Penn Staters with Penn State Law, the College of the Liberal Arts, Penn State World Campus, the College of Agricultural Sciences, the Bursar's Office and Penn State Lehigh Valley.
PlantVillage, an online crop-disease knowledge library and image database co-founded by a Penn State researcher, was represented at an event unveiling a new agricultural workforce development initiative Oct. 6 in Washington, D.C. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the White House Rural Council announced America the Bountiful, which will include wide-ranging efforts to expand and diversify the U.S. agriculture workforce.