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November 10, 2015

A $250,000 gift from two Penn State faculty members promises to enhance graduate education in rural sociology in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Leland Glenna, associate professor of rural sociology and science, technology, and society, and his wife, Esther Prins, associate professor of education, established the Luther R. Glenna Graduate Fellowship in Rural Sociology in memory of Glenna's father, who died in 1975 at the age of 47.

August 27, 2015

Penn State is hosting 19 new National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program recipients for the 2015-16 academic year. The students join 62 prior recipients continuing in the University’s graduate degree programs in the Eberly College of Science and the colleges of Agricultural Sciences, Earth and Mineral Sciences, Engineering, Health and Human Development, Information Sciences and Technology, and the Liberal Arts, as well as the Intercollege Graduate Degree Programs.

July 7, 2015

This is the 10th of thirteen short news articles written by students, during the professional development class, about each other's research.

June 11, 2015

A new endowment in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will leave a good taste in the mouths of graduate students studying one particular aspect of food science. Gregory Ziegler, professor of food science, has pledged a total of $25,000 to establish the John and Jane Ziegler Graduate Award in Sensory Science.

June 11, 2015

Ride for Five mass transit passes will expire on July 1 for any graduate students, faculty or staff who prepaid only through June 2015. Pass holders who wish to extend the use of their Ride for Five pass must visit the Parking Office at 1 Eisenhower Parking Deck before 5 p.m. June 30.

June 11, 2015

Richard Roush, the dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, served as the keynote speaker at the Graduate School’s spring commencement ceremony at University Park. The ceremony was held on Sunday, May 10, 2015, in the Bryce Jordan Center.

August 27, 2014

Registration is now open for a series of grant-writing workshops to be held this fall by the Penn State Graduate School that are intended for advanced graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

April 23, 2014

Denise M. Finney, doctoral candidate in ecology, is the recipient of the 2014 Intercollege Graduate Student Outreach Achievement Award. This award recognizes outstanding achievements of degree candidates in any of the Intercollege Graduate Degree Programs that relate to bringing their scholarship to the community in order to benefit society in some manner.

April 16, 2014

Thirteen graduate students received the Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award this spring in recognition of their outstanding achievement in scholarship and professional accomplishments. This award is considered to be among the most prestigious available to Penn State graduate students.

January 10, 2014

The U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic Society are partnering to launch the inaugural competition for the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship. The new component of the Fulbright Program will offer up to five awards to U.S. citizens for nine months of overseas travel and multi-media storytelling on globally significant social or environmental topics. Fellows will focus their digital stories on one of the program’s eight themes: biodiversity, cities, cultures, disasters, energy, food, oceans, and water.

December 19, 2013

Two Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences graduate students in entomology are building upon their international experiences by conducting a new graduate seminar series on tropical entomology. The students, Ariel Rivers and Loren Rivera-Vega, are enrolled in the International Agriculture and Development dual-title degree program, which provides students with international perspectives and expertise to strengthen their primary graduate degree.

October 2, 2013

Selected recipients will receive a $30,000 stipend, tuition, health insurance, a research allowance, and a travel allowance for 9 to 12 months of study (the stipend is prorated for fellowship terms less than 12 months). Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research at a Smithsonian facility for the duration of the award period.

July 29, 2013

Forest fragmentation caused by drilling infrastructure is measurable, may alter bird communities

May 24, 2013

Congratulations to Emily Finch for receiving a Clinical and Translational Science Institute TL1 career development award.

May 9, 2013

Mike Lohr early on knew exactly what he wanted to be. When he was a kid, he called it a "bird scientist." Now he knows the proper title is avian ecologist.

May 9, 2013

A community, environment and development major who is a Schreyer Honors College student has been named the outstanding senior in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences Class of 2013.

May 9, 2013

Environmental resource management might sound like a white-colar desk job to most, but to Tyler Yost, it is much more.

April 15, 2013

To most people, swimming with sharks in an enclosed area would be terrifying, but to Jenifer McAndrew, it is just another day on the job.