Big Ten Academic Alliance Department Executive Officer Fellows named for 2019-20

May 13, 2019

The Big Ten Academic Alliance’s Department Executive Officers Program has gained five additional Fellows from the Penn State ranks. Through the program, participants who have demonstrated exceptional ability through University administrative assignments or other significant positions in public, private or professional organizations, are aided in further developing their leadership and managerial skills.

Send Us Your Best Research Photo!

May 13, 2019

"Research/Penn State" magazine is looking for a superb research-related image to be published on its “At Large” pages in the Fall 2019 issue.

Penn State Extension ‘Dive Deeper’ water educator program praised by state

May 13, 2019

Penn State Extension’s “Dive Deeper – Youth Water Educators Summit” recently received a Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence, presented annually by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

Students for Cultivating Change hosts webinar on inclusion and diversity in ag

May 9, 2019

The Students for Cultivating Change organization in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences recently hosted a webinar focusing on inclusion and diversity in agriculture, which was presented by Ashlee Davis, the global lead for external affairs for Cargill, a privately held corporation headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

'Two farm kids' grow into their roles as community contributors

May 8, 2019

Lam and Lina Hood grew up in farm families who subsisted on the basics, but they always found ways to enjoy various events and give back to their communities. The couple’s volunteerism and unwavering support for the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State—as ushers for more than 20 years and members since the mid-2000s—earned the Hoods the center’s 2019 Distinguished Service Award.

Institutes of Energy and the Environment announces seed grant recipients

May 7, 2019

The 2018–19 Institutes of Energy and the Environment seed grant recipients have been awarded to 18 groups of interdisciplinary researchers at Penn State.

Libraries' 2019 research prizes honor 13 students at University Park events

May 7, 2019

Penn State University Libraries awards recognized three outstanding undergraduate thesis authors as well as one graduate student and nine undergraduate student researchers, all exhibiting exemplary scholarly research methods and communication at University Park campus presentations this spring.

Surprise family reunion for basketball's Zemgulis during commencement weekend

May 6, 2019

Former Nittany Lion basketball forward Deivis Zemgulis’ collegiate career in the United States is officially complete. Returning to his native Lithuania, he’ll be bringing back many memories from his experiences as an NCAA Division I student-athlete at one of the top universities in the world, and the memory of a surprise family reunion courtesy of coach Pat Chambers.

Penn State graduate students visit Capitol Hill, discuss science-based policy

May 6, 2019

Members of the Penn State Science Policy Society recently visited Washington, D.C., where they met with officials from several congressional offices and nongovernmental organizations to discuss the promotion of science and evidence-based policy.

Penn State Extension marks milestone in outreach to Spanish-speaking growers

May 6, 2019

Penn State Extension recently celebrated 10 years of providing bilingual agricultural education at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention, held annually in Hershey.

First annual conference to address substance misuse held at Penn State

May 3, 2019

More than 200 researchers, educators, practitioners and policymakers gathered recently for the Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse Conference, held on the University Park campus.

More than 100 years of data show Pennsylvania tick population shift

May 3, 2019

The prevalence of the most abundant species of ticks found in Pennsylvania has shifted over the last century, according to Penn State scientists, who analyzed 117 years' worth of specimens and data submitted primarily by residents from around the state.

College of Agricultural Sciences students place in diversity essay contest

May 2, 2019

Three students in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have been recognized for their commitment to diversity as winners of the inaugural Undergraduate Diversity Essay Contest, sponsored by the college’s Diversity Coordinating Council.

Webinar to discuss benefits, challenges of ride-sharing to transportation system

May 2, 2019

How ride-sharing has impacted the transportation system will be the topic of a web-based seminar presented by Penn State Extension at noon on May 15.

Intergenerational fair designed to strengthen families, enhance communities

May 1, 2019

The State College Friends School and Penn State's Intergenerational Leadership Institute are partnering to host the area's first community-wide intergenerational gathering, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at the State College Friends School, 1900 University Drive.

Urban sustainability on the mind of Schreyer Scholar at home and in Europe

April 30, 2019

A summer internship in Philadelphia inspired Schreyer Honors Scholar Jessica Chou to study environmental sustainability in Denmark during the spring semester.

Stopping Malaria at its Source

April 30, 2019

Penn State’s Matthew Thomas and an international team of researchers have developed an in-home solution aimed at preventing the spread of malaria.

'Right' cover-crop mix good for both Chesapeake and bottom lines

April 29, 2019

Planting and growing a strategic mix of cover crops not only reduces the loss of nitrogen from farm fields, protecting water quality in the Chesapeake Bay, but the practice also contributes nitrogen to subsequent cash crops, improving yields, according to researchers.

Penn State Dairy Products Evaluation Team places in national contest

April 26, 2019

The Dairy Products Evaluation Team in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences won several awards during the National Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Competition held April 17 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Timber 2019 expo spotlights Pennsylvania's forest-products industry

April 26, 2019

Businesses and individuals connected to Pennsylvania's forest-products industry — and anyone interested in sound management of the state's renewable natural resources — can learn about goods, services, best practices and industry trends at the 2019 Forest Products Equipment and Technology Exposition, Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8, at Penn State's Ag Progress Days site at Rock Springs.

New research shows promise for success of underrepresented scholars in STEM

April 25, 2019

A new study describes promising early results in expanding diversity and inclusion in STEM by leveraging lessons learned from successful programs with immersive interinstitutional partnering. This approach could serve as a model for other universities with different populations of students, sizes and cultures.

From weeds to Washington: Penn State agronomy student advocates for change

April 25, 2019

Haleigh Summers, a master’s degree student in agronomy in the College of Agricultural Sciences, is one of this year’s 18 recipients of the American Society of Agronomy’s Future Leaders in Science Award.

Food scientist Kovac receives young investigator award

April 25, 2019

Jasna Kovac, assistant professor of food science in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, recently was named recipient of the Institut Merieux Young Investigator Award in Antimicrobial Resistance from the International Association for Food Protection.

Songbird-body changes that allow migration may have human health implications

April 24, 2019

Songbirds that pack on as much as 50 percent of their body weight before migrating and that sleep very little, exhibit altered immune system and tissue-repair function during the journey, which may hold implications for human health, according to Penn State researchers.

Grants aid studies on environmental and financial value of stream buffers

April 24, 2019

A group of doctoral students in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences who are examining the use of perennial grasses as stream buffers will benefit from four complementary state and federal grants.

Fulbright grant will support Penn State doctoral student’s research in Zambia

April 24, 2019

Jacob Johnson, a doctoral candidate in forest resources and in international agriculture and development in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, has received a Fulbright Study/Research Award.

Ehau-Taumaunu awarded newly established Phytobiomes Fellowship

April 24, 2019

Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu, doctoral candidate in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, has been selected as the recipient of the Phytobiomes Fellowship for the 2019-20 academic year.

ICS Seed Grants to power projects that use AI, machine learning for common good

April 23, 2019

Penn State's Institute for CyberScience has awarded $367,632 in seed funding for projects designed to use machine learning and artificial intelligence to assist the public good. The grants support projects in 20 different departments and units, 10 colleges and three institutes.

Penn State Extension Master Gardeners present annual plant sale on May 18

April 22, 2019

Gardeners can learn new skills and choose from thousands of plants at the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Centre County plant sale, on Saturday, May 18. The annual event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Penn State Ag Progress Days venue, nine miles southwest of State College on State Route 45.

Penn State wildlife and fisheries science senior shines as presenter at meeting

April 22, 2019

Ben Kline, a wildlife and fisheries science major in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, recently was celebrated for giving an informative presentation at a professional conference.

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