News
Funding renewed for Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness

Since its inception in 2010, the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State has provided professionals who deliver direct assistance to military families with information to help identify, select, and implement the right evidence-based programs and practices to address wide-ranging family and mental health issues.

SevenFiftyDaily: When wine pros lose smell and taste to COVID-19

John Hayes, professor of food science, says loss of smell with COVID-19 occurs when the virus indirectly affects olfactory sensory neurons.

College in the Media
Feedstuffs: Penn State to study SARS-CoV-2 potential to infect livestock

Suresh Kuchipudi, clinical professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences, talks about a USDA-NIFA grant to support research on whether the novel coronavirus can infect and spread among agricultural animals. Similar stories appeared in National Hog Farmer, Morning Ag Clips, On the Farm Radio newsletter, the Daily Collegian, Wisconsin State Farmer, Huntingdon Daily News, Bedford Gazette, Milton Daily Standard and other outlets.

Reading Eagle: Do birds find the spotted lanternfly to be a tasty treat or a nauseating nibble?

Kelli Hoover, professor of entomology, Anne Johnson, doctoral candidate in entomology, and Margaret Brittingham, professor of wildlife resources, discuss a study that will enlist bird watchers to help determine whether birds will eat spotted lanternflies. This story also appeared in the Pottstown Mercury, Huntingdon Daily News and Morning Ag Clips.

MSN.com: What it’s like to lose your sense of taste and smell from COVID-19

This article quotes John Hayes, professor of food science and director of the Sensory Evaluation Center.

KDKA Radio, Pittsburgh (audio): Entomologist at Penn State on spotted lanternfly's threat to Pennsylvania's economy

Heather Leach, entomology extension associate, explains the threat posed by the spotted lanternfly.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): Planting, plant-moving, and controlling two pests at once -- This Weekend in the Garden

Dave Jackson, forest resources extension educator, offers tips for killing tree-of-heaven.

Morning Ag Clips: Insect Biodiversity Center to promote insect conservation, healthy ecosystems

Natalie Boyle, assistant research professor of entomology, and Christina Grozinger, Publius Vergilius Maro Professor of Entomology, talk about the newly launched Insect Biodiversity Center. Similar coverage appeared in the Huntingdon Daily News, Lancaster Farming, the Daily Collegian and other outlets.

Newsweek: The stink bug invasion is coming and here's what you need to know

Greg Krawcyzk, research professor of entomology and tree fruit extension entomologist, says the mild winter and favorable weather in the spring provided almost perfect conditions for an increase in the population of brown marmorated stink bugs this year. Similar coverage appeared in the Harrisburg Patriot-News, Mental Floss and other outlets.

AgDay TV via Dairy Herd Management: Dairy Report -- Dairy farm exits slow, beef on dairy opportunities

Cheryl Ann Fairbairn, livestock extension educator, talks about efforts to increase revenue for dairy producers via dairy beef production.

Bradford Era: Penn State Extension teaching biosecurity best practices to young producers

This story, which also appeared in the Bedford Gazette, quotes Elizabeth Hines, assistant professor of animal science and extension swine specialist, and Capri Stiles, 4-H extension educator.

WPMT-TV (Fox43), York: State Agriculture Secretary -- Squash those spotted lanternflies for the sake of food security

Dean Rick Roush talks about collaborative research underway to fight the spotted lanternfly. Similar coverage appeared in the Times-News (Lehighton), WGAL-TV (Lancaster), KYW NewsRadio (Philadelphia), WFMZ-TV (Allentown), MyChesCo (Chester), Warren Times Observer, Morning Ag Clips and other outlets.

Italy: So Much More than Just Good Food and Wine by Shaniece Ebelhar, Immunology and Infectious Disease major

Italy will always inspire my curiosity and appreciation for people different than me

Student Travelogues
Philadelphia Inquirer: Can mozzarella help Pennsylvania’s struggling dairy farms? Caputo Bros. Creamery bets on water buffalo

Amber Yutzy, dairy extension educator, comments on the partnership between a local creamery and dairy farmers to produce cheese made with water buffalo milk.

Conducting Education Abroad during COVID Guidelines

The Forum on Education Abroad's Guidelines for Conducting Education Abroad during COVID-19 offer insights on how to manage partnerships, prepare students, develop contingency plans, and track changes in COVID-19 risks and safety protocols for planning future education abroad programming.

Faculty/Staff Course Leader Resources

If you are a Penn State Faculty or Staff Member planning to lead an international student course or program, please visit here for resources.

Pre-Vet Club
Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): Gardening giving you new troubles? Blame the changing climate

This article quotes from and links to a Penn State Extension article authored by Vinnie Cotrone, extension urban forester.

Breeding for Flavor: Using Sensory to Shape Craft Beer

When October 8, 2020, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where Online

Lindsay Barr, Draughtlab

Events
Happies in Happy Valley with Dean Rick Roush

When October 22, 2020, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Virtual Halloween Paint and Sip happy hour with Rick Roush, Dean of The College of Agricultural Sciences in the Ag Alumni Lounge.

Ag Alumni Lounge

Ag Alumni Lounge is a virtual alumni lounge brought to you by the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Relations Office. Consider this a virtual spot for alumni to join the College, other alumni, and students for networking events, professional development, and also some fun.

Water Insights

Water Insights is an interdisciplinary seminar series on water science, water management, and water policy sponsored by the Environment and Natural Resources Institute. Speakers include researchers, water managers, and water policy makers from Penn State, other universities, government agencies and non-governmental organizations.

Penn State testing new protocol for controlling oak wilt disease

Another invasive disease is threatening an important Pennsylvania forest tree species, and Penn State Extension foresters are investigating ways to control its spread.

Plant scientist gets $1 million grant to boost organic production, conservation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded a researcher in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences a $1 million grant for his investigation of intensifying organic grain production while balancing production and conservation goals.

Virtual program to address local law issues around solar energy projects

A team of Penn State professors will collaborate to deliver a virtual continuing legal education (CLE) course, “Local Law for Solar Project Development in Pennsylvania,” hosted by Penn State Dickinson Law at noon Friday, Sept. 25.

Alan Schaffranek