Equipping military kids with the tools they need to succeed

November 4, 2019

Teachers, school psychologists and counselors are frequently called upon to provide emotional support for students so they can achieve positive behavioral and academic outcomes. A new Penn State-led, five-year project will provide additional support for children of military families, who can be at greater social-emotional risk given frequent moves and other stressors.

Funding from city of Philadelphia will enhance Penn State Extension programs

October 31, 2019

Penn State Extension programs in the city of Philadelphia will receive a boost as the result of a $100,000 investment from city government. The funding will serve as seed money to leverage support for programs addressing several topics relevant to the city's residents.

Blooms and Shrooms Club reveals new world at Penn State

October 29, 2019

Since its founding in 2016, the Blooms and Shrooms Club has organized a wide variety of fun, engaging activities designed to educate members and the public about the plants, plant diseases, mushrooms and fungi that populate the natural world.

Pollinator project will complement Penn State solar power initiative

October 29, 2019

A unique undertaking in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences will shine a light on how solar farms can contribute to healthy ecosystems and boost pollinator populations.

Students gain firsthand international development experience in Kenya

October 28, 2019

Five students in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences had the opportunity of a lifetime when they spent more than two weeks in Kenya as part of the embedded course, “Issues in Economic, Community and Agricultural Development in Kenya.”

Hall recipient of early career professorship award

October 28, 2019

Molly Hall, assistant professor of veterinary and biomedical studies at Penn State, was recently named recipient of the Dr. Frances Keesler Graham Early Career Professorship.

Soil-judging team places 4th at regional contest, qualifies for nationals

October 24, 2019

The Penn State Soil Judging Team placed fourth at the Northeast Regional Collegiate Soil Judging Contest in Easton, Maryland, in early October, qualifying for the national championship to be held in Ohio in the spring of 2020.

Doctoral student in College of Agricultural Sciences creates global connections

October 24, 2019

As a de la Torre Scholar in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, Terry Torres-Cruz aspires to foster relationships between the college and Latin America by sharing her connections and experiences.

Penn State alumni and World War II veterans discuss serving the United States

October 24, 2019

Four veterans of World War II sat down with members of the staff of Penn State Today to talk about their service and life at Penn State after the war.

With Penn State help, ESPN 'College GameDay' was sustainable at University Park

October 23, 2019

Penn State's extensive capabilities in hosting sustainable events helped ESPN achieve its goal of presenting its “College GameDay” show previewing the Nittany Lions' football showdown with the University of Michigan in a sustainable manner.

Embracing sustainable practices would help some winery tasting rooms stand out

October 21, 2019

Wineries in the mid-Atlantic region should consider recycling and encouraging their customers to bring bottles to their tasting rooms for refilling to distinguish their businesses from so many others, according to a team of wine-marketing researchers who surveyed consumers.

College of Agricultural Sciences to host Minority Alumni Panel

October 21, 2019

The Office of Multicultural Affairs in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences will showcase the career paths and accomplishments of five notable alumni during a minority alumni panel that will take place from 1:45 to 3 p.m. Nov. 5 in 312 Agricultural Engineering Building on the University Park campus.

Stories captured in book reveal the essence of urban extension education

October 21, 2019

The unique challenges and rewards of conducting extension programs in the sixth largest city in the United States, Philadelphia, are captured in a new book written by researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Students support fusarium research in strategic partnership with Penn State

October 16, 2019

Two graduate students from South Africa recently had the opportunity to expand their research, develop a mentorship network and increase multicultural fluency as a result of a strategic partnership between the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences and the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) at the University of Pretoria.

Photovoice project shares strengths and struggles of women in urban agriculture

October 16, 2019

A unique thesis project in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences showcases the stories of women in urban agriculture through photographs captured by the participants themselves.

16 alumni to receive Alumni Fellow Award

October 15, 2019

The Penn State Alumni Association will honor 16 Penn Staters on Oct. 23 with the Alumni Fellow Award, the highest award given by the Alumni Association.

Penn State faculty join large study on higher ed teaching and learning practices

October 14, 2019

Penn State is one of five universities participating in a new study of teaching and learning practices in higher education.

Webinar to focus on how communities can prevent crime with environmental design

October 10, 2019

How communities can manipulate land use and design to prevent crime is the subject of a web-based seminar to be presented by Penn State Extension at noon on Oct. 16.

Rep. Houlahan leads bipartisan effort to eradicate spotted lanternfly

October 9, 2019

On Oct. 8, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) visited Penn State Berks to tour the center where researchers are studying methods to eradicate the spotted lanternfly.

Scholars, faculty, guests weigh intergenerational approaches to climate change

October 9, 2019

Penn State professor Matthew Kaplan led a panel of perspectives regarding challenges and solutions of climate change as part of a Schreyer Honors College Distinguished Honors Faculty Program event on Sept. 24.

Natural gas pipelines are the topic of Oct. 17 webinar

October 9, 2019

All things pertaining to natural gas pipelines will be the subject of a web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17.

Latinx Agricultural Network formed at Penn State to address community's needs

October 9, 2019

A new strategic planning group at Penn State seeks to enhance engagement and continue to provide support to Pennsylvania’s Latinx agricultural community.

27th Annual National Symposium on Family Issues will take place Oct. 21-22

October 9, 2019

The 2019 National Symposium on Family Issues will provide an overview of the many interconnections between families and food on Oct. 21-22 at the Nittany Lion Inn.

Penn State receives $7.3 million grant to advance spotted lanternfly research

October 7, 2019

A $7.3 million grant awarded to Penn State will support an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional team of researchers as they conduct research and develop strategies to combat the spotted lanternfly.

Penn State senior shares his passion for landscape contracting

October 6, 2019

Jack Pohutsky, a senior in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, was attracted to the rewarding, hands-on work of landscape contracting, and he took to the major immediately. Through small, student-focused classes, which touched on subjects such as horticulture, biology and design software, he has gained valuable knowledge and experience.

From Mount Nittany to Patagonia: Students prep for study abroad in Chile

October 4, 2019

Over winter break, Penn State students in the embedded course, “ERM 499: Natural Resources in Chile/Patagonia,” will spend two weeks exploring the culture of Chile and the vast region of Patagonia with a focus on natural resources, climate and sustainability.

Extremely dry, hot conditions this fall causing early, muted foliage display

October 4, 2019

With last year being the wettest year on record in Pennsylvania, and this year staring out wet again, 2019 was set up to be the mother of all fall foliage displays. Trees in most areas were in great condition going into late summer. But then it quit raining — in a big way.

Plant pathologist awarded grant to aid global study of seedborne pathogens

October 3, 2019

A nearly $4 million grant awarded to Penn State will support an interdisciplinary, multi-university team of researchers as they explore bacterial pathogens causing leaf spot diseases that are damaging valuable agricultural crops such as watermelon and pumpkin.

Penn State community grieves loss of soil scientist Henry Lin

October 2, 2019

Hangsheng "Henry" Lin, a highly respected soil scientist who was widely regarded as the founding father of hydropedology and a much-loved friend and Penn State colleague, died Sept. 26, at the age of 54 in his State College home after a battle with lung cancer.

Aging in rural America focus of new research network

October 2, 2019

A new five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging will fund a Penn State-led project to build an interdisciplinary network of researchers focusing on rural population health and aging.

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