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July 8, 2013

Matt Hurteau spends a lot of time climbing trees. The assistant professor in the Department of Ecosystems Science and Management in the College of Agricultural Sciences, joined Penn State in July 2011, filling an Earth Systems Ecologist position jointly funded by PSIEE and the college.

July 8, 2013

A 3.4 percent increase in funding for Penn State agricultural research and extension included in the newly passed 2013-14 state budget will help to maintain programs critical for Pennsylvania's agricultural industry and the consumers it serves, according to Barbara Christ, interim dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences.

July 8, 2013

Mark Brennan, recently named by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as the UNESCO Chair in Rural Community, Leadership, and Youth Development at Penn State, will launch his UNESCO Chair program at a symposium, "Shaping the Future of International Development," July 15-16 at Penn State's University Park campus.

July 8, 2013

With the dedication of more than 2,000 volunteers, 52 authors and a number of trained ornithologists, geographic information specialists and other professionals, the Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Pennsylvania was published in November by the Penn State University Press.

June 24, 2013

Researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences over the next several years will study multiple factors affecting forest regeneration in Pennsylvania.

June 24, 2013

Penn State's agricultural and forestry programs rank in the top 10 worldwide, according to a recently released report.

June 24, 2013

An exotic tree species that changed from prized possession to forest management nightmare serves as a lesson in the unpredictability of non-native species mixing with human interactions, according to researchers.

June 20, 2013

hroughout the summer, the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology will be celebrating its 50-year anniversary with a number of special events and an exhibit, "Healthy Plants for a Healthy World: 50 Years of Plant Pathology at Penn State."

June 18, 2013

Entomologists are exploring the causes of a massive die-off of the honey bee population, from viruses and mites to the role of pesticides on bee health and behavior.

June 17, 2013

A few cups of hot cocoa may not only fight off the chill of a winter's day, but they could also help obese people better control inflammation-related diseases, such as diabetes, according to Penn State researchers.

June 7, 2013

Prevention is often the best medicine, not only for physical health, but also public health, according to researchers at Penn State and Iowa State University.

June 3, 2013

A method that may reduce by more than half the time it takes health officials to identify Salmonella strains has been developed by researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

May 23, 2013

Malaria-carrying mosquitos appear to be manipulated by the parasites they carry, but this manipulation may simply be part of the mosquitos’ immune response, according to Penn State entomologists.

May 23, 2013

A recently completed study of water supplies on Pennsylvania dairy farms found that about a quarter of those tested had at least one water-quality issue.

May 23, 2013

The first-ever estimate of how fast frogs, toads and salamanders in the United States are disappearing from their habitats reveals they are vanishing at an alarming and rapid rate.

May 23, 2013

The Penn State Product Development team, a group of students in the food science department, recently was name one of three finalists in the Dairy Research Institute New Product Competition.

May 14, 2013

The CAS Grants and Contracts office submitted the University's 1000th ePIAF form, earning a surprise visit and cake.

May 13, 2013

The Center for Pollinator Research will be hosting the second International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health, and Policy this August.

May 9, 2013

Changing the way a plant forms cellulose may lead to more efficient, less expensive biofuel production, according to Penn State engineers.

May 9, 2013

Recently released reports about the frequency of foodborne illness -- commonly known as food poisoning -- show that the risks have not changed much in recent years, according to an expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.