Professor's efforts part of Governor's Financial Capability Month proclamation

April 10, 2017

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has acknowledged the partnership among the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Penn State as part of a proclamation naming April Financial Capability Month in Pennsylvania.

Talk to focus on new National Institutes of Health rules

April 10, 2017

Directors from Penn State's Office for Research Protections will present a 15-minute overview on the recent and upcoming changes to National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research at noon on May 2 in 112 Henderson Building.

Dual-title degree adds international flavor to Food Science graduate program

April 10, 2017

Food Science is the latest graduate program to partner with the college's Office of International Programs to offer the International Agriculture and Development (INTAD) dual-title degree, a unique course of study that provides students with international perspectives and expertise to strengthen their primary graduate degree.

Penn State to mentor youth researchers in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh

April 10, 2017

Encouraging youth to have empathy for others is the goal of a research initiative spearheaded by a graduate student at Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Professor does it all: researches, communicates findings, designs products

April 7, 2017

There is a popular saying that contends, "You don't want to see how the sausage is made." But Jonathan Campbell, assistant professor of animal science at Penn State, doesn't buy it.

Beck Ag founder to provide keynote address for Penn State Startup Week

April 6, 2017

John Finegan, founder of Beck Ag, will be the keynote speaker for the College of Agricultural Sciences' programming as part of Penn State Startup Week.

2017 Way Paver Award recipients announced

April 6, 2017

Penn State academic administrators, staff and students will receive Way Paver Awards from the Council of College Multicultural Leadership during a special ceremony held April 5 at the Nittany Lion Inn.

Animal science major prepares for 100th Little International

April 5, 2017

The Little International Livestock Exposition, commonly dubbed “Little I,” has been a staple of the Penn State agricultural community for many decades. And this year, senior animal science major Kasie Kerr is running the show.

Land-use webinar to focus on communities planning with school districts

April 4, 2017

A webinar that focuses on how an Ohio city and local school district have collaborated on planning for the future of the community will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension on Wednesday.

Penn State announces 2017 faculty and staff awards

April 4, 2017

Each year, Penn State recognizes outstanding faculty and staff with annual awards in teaching and excellence. The faculty and staff awards ceremony is Wednesday, April 19.

Webinar provides insight into hydraulic fracturing and earthquake activity

April 4, 2017

The link between hydraulic fracturing and increased seismic activity will be the topic of a web-based seminar to be presented by Penn State Extension. The presentation, from 1 to 2 p.m. on April 13, will feature David Eaton, professor of geoscience at the University of Calgary and NSERC/Chevron Industrial Chair in Microseismic System Dynamics, who will discuss his research.

Hattel is 2017 recipient of Faculty Outreach Award

April 4, 2017

Arthur L. Hattel, clinical professor of veterinary pathology in the College of Agricultural Sciences, has received the 2017 Faculty Outreach Award.

Thomas, Egan receive 2017 Excellence in Advising Award

April 4, 2017

Devon Thomas, academic adviser in the College of Health and Human Development, and Brian A. Egan, instructor of equine science in College of Agricultural Sciences, have been selected to receive the 2017 Penn State Excellence in Advising Award.

Radhakrishna named recipient of 2017 Graduate Faculty Teaching Award

April 4, 2017

Rama Radhakrishna, professor of agricultural and extension education in the College of Agricultural Sciences, has received the 2017 Graduate Faculty Teaching Award.

Perdew recognized with 2017 Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award

April 4, 2017

Gary H. Perdew, John T. and Paige S. Smith Professor in Agricultural Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences, is the recipient of the 2017 Howard B. Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award.

Penn State Extension changes aimed at enhancing program reach, customer service

April 3, 2017

Changes in operational structure and programming now underway will enhance the value of Penn State Extension to the Pennsylvania communities and clients it serves.

Researchers investigating status of goldenseal in Pennsylvania

March 31, 2017

Funded by a $50,000 grant from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are conducting an 18-month study of the forest herb goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) in Pennsylvania.

100th annual Little International Livestock Expo slated for April 8

March 31, 2017

For 100 years, students at Penn State have gained experience in handling large animals through showing at the College of Agricultural Sciences' Little International Livestock Exposition, better known as the "Little I." This year's 100th anniversary event, hosted by Penn State's Block and Bridle Club, will begin at 8 a.m. April 8 at the Snider Agricultural Arena at Penn State's University Park campus.

Loerch named senior associate dean in College of Agricultural Sciences

March 31, 2017

Penn State has named Steven C. Loerch as senior associate dean in the College of Agricultural Sciences, effective Aug. 14. He will succeed Barbara Christ, who is retiring after 33 years as a faculty member and administrator with the college. She has served as senior associate dean since 2009.

Frequent Fliers: Arboretum speaker to discuss songbird migration research

March 30, 2017

Bird watchers, nature lovers and wildlife scientists have an opportunity to hear author and avian researcher Bridget Stutchbury describe her research on songbird migration during a talk at 5 p.m. on April 5 in 112 Forest Resources Building on Penn State's University Park campus.

Graduate School alumnus recognized for lifetime achievements

March 30, 2017

Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw is the 2017 recipient of the Penn State Graduate School Alumni Society Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is presented to alumni who have achieved exceptional success throughout the course of their career and have demonstrated loyalty to the University and the Alumni Association.

Research measures potentially damaging free radicals in cigarette smoke

March 29, 2017

Researchers from Penn State College of Medicine and College of Agricultural Sciences report a method for measuring free radicals in cigarette smoke that could help improve our understanding of the relationship between these substances and health.

Adding grads and going green can brighten economic outlook

March 29, 2017

Attracting college graduates and improving natural amenities -- parks, hiking trails, cleaner air -- can combine to boost economic growth. Penn State researchers suggest the factors may reinforce each other -- a clean environment attracts college grads who want to improve the environment.

Penn State Extension offers workshop for sheep producers

March 28, 2017

Sheep producers looking for information on how and when to make culling decisions to make their sheep operations more profitable can take advantage of a workshop offered by Penn State Extension and the Berks County Sheep and Wool Growers Association.

Student club highlights LGBTQ involvement in agriculture

March 28, 2017

The Students for Cultivating Change provides a safe, inclusive network for students interested in agricultural sciences who are in the LGBTQ community. Focusing efforts in education, community, and increasing awareness, they strive to promote inclusion and visibility for LGBTQ individuals within the College of Agricultural Sciences and larger Penn State community.

Provost’s Global Advisory Council holds inaugural meeting

March 28, 2017

The Provost’s Global Advisory Council hosted its inaugural meeting March 23 on the University Park campus. The council is chaired by Executive Vice President and Provost Nick Jones, with Vice Provost for Global Programs Michael Adewumi serving as the secretary. The council will serve in an advisory capacity to University leadership.

Poultry science professor receives PennAg's Distinguished Service Award

March 28, 2017

R. Michael Hulet, associate professor of poultry science and extension poultry specialist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, received the 2017 Distinguished Service Award from PennAg Industries Association at the group's annual dinner March 21. In its recognition, PennAg Industries called Hulet a true friend of agriculture, honoring him for his strong leadership throughout his career.

Adventures abroad: Student gains new insights about sustainability

March 27, 2017

The senior environmental resource management major traveled to both New Zealand and Costa Rica as part of two separate embedded courses. She was first introduced to these study-abroad opportunities through her major’s coursework.

It takes a village to raise a farm

March 27, 2017

The Student Farm at Penn State is celebrating a successful first year on their one-acre site at Fox Hollow and Big Hollow Roads. The farm grew over 10,000 pounds of produce this year, feeding both students and community members.

Picture this: Trail cams used to monitor predators of deer fawns

March 24, 2017

Deer fawns in Pennsylvania face a cruel reality -- only half of them survive until their first birthday, and much of that mortality results from predation.

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