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What They’re Saying: MSC Annual Workforce Highlights

July 31, 2014

This week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s (MSC) released its annual workforce survey [press release; pdf. more»

Just The Facts: GAO Report on Underground Injection Wells

July 31, 2014

This week, the U.S. Government Accounting Office (GAO) issued a report – made at the request of several members of Congress – on the issue and use of Underground Injection Control (UIC) wells. more»

Wide variety of presentations await Ag Progress Days visitors

July 30, 2014

Visitors to Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14, can learn a little bit about a lot by attending some of the many informative presentations to be offered by Penn State Extension specialists and agricultural industry experts, according to event organizers.

Gardeners can learn to be pollinator friendly at Ag Progress Days

July 30, 2014

The benefits of creating pollinator-friendly landscapes will be the focus of the Yard and Garden area at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14 at Rock Springs.

Food Science student team wins national competition

July 30, 2014

A student team representing the Food Science Department in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences recently took first place in the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association College Bowl.

Pasto Museum features hand-on demonstrations at Ag Progress Days

July 30, 2014

The Pasto Agricultural Museum will offer hands-on activities incorporated into new exhibits to connect visitors to their agricultural past -- allowing them to grind grain, peel apples and yank rope through pulleys to lift weights, to name a few -- during Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14.

Food Science grad student to present research at 2014 SSIB

July 30, 2014

Catherine Shehan, a graduate student in Penn State's Department of Food Science, will present her research on the ways parents influence children’s eating behaviors, at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior on Aug. 2 in Seattle, Wash. more»

MSC Issues Annual Workforce Survey Results

July 29, 2014

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released the results of its annual workforce survey [click here for detailed pdf. overview]. more»

MSC in @WmsptSunGazette: “Pennsylvania needs more jobs, no

July 28, 2014

MSC in @WmsptSunGazette: “Pennsylvania needs more jobs, not new energy taxes.” http://t.co/WkedbkwHSL http://t.co/HqEHcBr6nx

RT @businessinsider: What is fracking? This simple animation

July 28, 2014

RT @businessinsider: What is fracking? This simple animation is the best guide we’ve ever seen http://t.co/mJKUDTPvC0 http://t.co/Vrg6BeQy8M

SunnySide Supply, a safety equipment business in Washington

July 28, 2014

SunnySide Supply, a safety equipment business in Washington Co., is growing by leaps and bounds thanks to shale. http://t.co/lEjwPhxoRG

Shale impact fees to the rescue in Cameron Co. town’s wate

July 28, 2014

Shale impact fees to the rescue in Cameron Co. town’s water dilemma; fees will be used to repair pumps, fix leaks. http://t.co/Iwc661BPiK

Shale’s a “lifeline to good union jobs with pay that support

July 28, 2014

Shale’s a “lifeline to good union jobs with pay that supports families, quality healthcare and retirement benefits.” http://t.co/Hem8LWdNKv

.@ErnestMoniz: “Energy industry has been a premier provider

July 28, 2014

.@ErnestMoniz: “Energy industry has been a premier provider of ladders of opportunity” for the middle-class. http://t.co/Hem8LWdNKv

RT @ShopFloorNAM: HAPPENING NOW: @JayTimmonsNAM speaking at

July 28, 2014

RT @ShopFloorNAM: HAPPENING NOW: @JayTimmonsNAM speaking at @JonesDay #Energy Conference in Pittsburgh. #MFGenergy

NAM president & CEO @JayTimmonsNAM: Shale is providing “

July 28, 2014

NAM president & CEO @JayTimmonsNAM: Shale is providing “game-changing” advantages for American manufacturers. http://t.co/pLHZm6I2Xq

.@U_S_Steel President & CEO Mario Longhi: “Affordable en

July 28, 2014

.@U_S_Steel President & CEO Mario Longhi: “Affordable energy is now a real, meaningful tool for the future of manufacturing.”

.@Chevron’s Nigel Hearne at @JonesDay energy confc.: “The be

July 28, 2014

.@Chevron’s Nigel Hearne at @JonesDay energy confc.: “The best investment in the industry are local employees” that call Pennsylvania home.

4-H event brings 500 youth to University Park campus

July 28, 2014

Drivers are urged to use caution while traveling near East Halls today (July 28) and Wednesday, as approximately 500 youth will be moving into East Halls today and departing on Wednesday afternoon as part of 4-H State Achievement Days.

School of Hospitality Management lends expertise to Nigerian food service execs

July 28, 2014

Oluwatoyin Alabi, president and CEO of a catering company in Port-Harcourt, Nigeria, said one of the most valuable things he learned while studying with instructors in Penn State’s School of Hospitality Management (SHM) is how to maximize small spaces without compromising food safety. Now Alabi is determined to share what he’s learned with his team back home.

Science, fun merge for youth at Ag Progress Days

July 25, 2014

Hands-on activities designed to be fun, interactive and educational will expose young people to a variety of scientific fields at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14. Displays will engage young visitors in robotics, animal science and health, wildlife ecology and other topics, according to event organizers.

Safe, healthy households the goal of Ag Progress Days 'Family Room'

July 25, 2014

Keeping a family safe, healthy and happy can be a daunting task. But a visit to the Family Room at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14, can help make that job a little easier.

Let’s Move! Pennsylvania Conference to address childhood obesity

July 24, 2014

Penn State Extension will offer the Let’s Move! Pennsylvania conference from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel to help families, communities and schools work together in solving the challenge of childhood obesity.

Let’s Move! Pennsylvania Conference to address childhood obesity

July 24, 2014

Penn State Extension will offer the Let’s Move! Pennsylvania conference from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel to help families, communities and schools work together in solving the challenge of childhood obesity.

Student Stories: Wildlife grad works to protect elephants in Thailand

July 24, 2014

An elephant roaming free would be a strange sight here in the United States, but in other parts of the world, these gray giants are safer outside of enclosures.

New Report: “Without Energy, There’d Be No Economic Growth in the U.S.”

July 23, 2014

This week, Chicago-based commercial real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) released its 2014 North American Energy Outlook report. more»

DOE Hearing Highlights: Shale Creating “a Huge Manufacturing Renaissance” and “Lifelines to Good Union Jobs”

July 22, 2014

Carnegie Mellon University was the stage this week for a U.S Department of Energy Quadrennial Energy Review public hearing focused on Natural Gas: Transmission, Storage and Distribution. more»

Ag Progress Days a valuable business trip for producers

July 21, 2014

Agricultural producers are busy people who often find it hard to get away to shop for equipment or learn the latest production practices. But Penn State's Ag Progress Days exposition, which takes place Aug. more»

RT @TheBizJournal: Hilcorp Hums with Utica Wells at Ohio-Pa.

July 21, 2014

RT @TheBizJournal: Hilcorp Hums with Utica Wells at Ohio-Pa. Border. Read more: http://t.co/i7JsqJ5dyY

Read and share our @mcall column: “Pennsylvania, U.S. benefi

July 21, 2014

Read and share our @mcall column: “Pennsylvania, U.S. benefit from natural gas drilling industry” http://t.co/Ys5UxgWFzK

Great @HoustonChron letter by @TexasSouthern professor: “Ame

July 21, 2014

Great @HoustonChron letter by @TexasSouthern professor: “American Natural Gas: A Geopolitical Tool” http://t.co/xoa3TcqAEY #LNG

RT @CabotOG: Check out the Summer 2014 issue of @marcellusga

July 21, 2014

RT @CabotOG: Check out the Summer 2014 issue of @marcellusgas MQ Magazine: http://t.co/nDgfRUEtRz

New Hampshire #CNG station spurring economic, environmental

July 21, 2014

New Hampshire #CNG station spurring economic, environmental innovation http://t.co/fY5Ym003rO via @UnionLeader http://t.co/bDMq8NXZrr

.@CE_NatGas has completed New Hampshire’s first compressed n

July 21, 2014

.@CE_NatGas has completed New Hampshire’s first compressed natural gas (#CNG) refueling station http://t.co/5InLCJqhpq via @NGTNews

MSC member company EQT Corp. moving into Southpointe “to acc

July 21, 2014

MSC member company EQT Corp. moving into Southpointe “to accommodate the rapid growth.” http://t.co/i5WQfSJMon via @PghBizTimes

Manufacturing in Phila. area swells; fastest gain in 3 years

July 21, 2014

Manufacturing in Phila. area swells; fastest gain in 3 years http://t.co/btSUxUyIJX via @AP [http://t.co/WNcofCVLoE] http://t.co/kESZosf7bK

Shale impact fee revenues have allowed Butler County to forg

July 21, 2014

Shale impact fee revenues have allowed Butler County to forgo property tax increases: http://t.co/UhFLqYubQP http://t.co/gNGJxzeJSI

Clean Natural Gas Powers Our Economy

July 16, 2014

With domestic natural gas productionat an all-time high” – driven by the Marcellus Shale – this clean-burning, homegrown fuel is creating broad-based benefits for us all. more»

Student Stories: Global misconceptions -- Ag. Ed. major's eyes opened in Kenya

July 16, 2014

After spending three months in Africa, Jenna Moser was disturbed by the way Kenyans viewed agriculture, believing that it consists only of farming and that it is a "poor man's job."

Penn State researchers receive grant to study adult literacy skills in U.S.

July 16, 2014

Esther Prins, associate professor of education and co-director of the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy and the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy, and her research colleagues were the recipients of one of seven commissioned papers from American Institutes for Research/National Center for Education Statistics grant program.

Just The Facts: Pa.’s Shale Regulations Ensure Health, Safety

July 15, 2014

Over the weekend, the Associated Press published a story with the headline “Expert: Pa. didn’t address fracking health impacts.” The “expert” at the center of this story is Dr. more»

Webinar to explore link between comprehensive planning, economic development

July 11, 2014

How can you make your comprehensive plan better support economic development? That will be the topic of a Web-based seminar kicking off a summer-fall land-use series offered by Penn State Extension.

Webinar to focus on shale gas industry's workforce

July 11, 2014

A Web-based seminar presented by Penn State Extension's Marcellus Education Team will look at the shale gas industry's workforce and training.

Control strategy for Dengue, malaria increases risk of West Nile virus

July 10, 2014

Mosquitoes infected with the bacteria Wolbachia are more likely to become infected with West Nile virus and more likely to transmit the virus to humans, according to a team of researchers.

Cover crops demonstration plot to be featured at Ag Progress Days

July 10, 2014

Cover crops planted in rotation with main crops can help farmers reduce erosion and replenish nutrients into the soil, and cover crops increasingly are being considered for biofuel feedstocks.

Ag Progress Days to feature farm safety, health presentations

July 10, 2014

Visitors to the Farm Safety Demonstration Area at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14, can learn about tractor overturn hazards and how to reduce the risks of tractor overturns.

Committee recommends 2014-15 University budget

July 10, 2014

Penn State’s Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning today (July 10) recommended for approval a $4.6 billion University operating budget for 2014-15.

Radio tags, telemetry used in river-bass-movement research

July 9, 2014

If you catch a smallmouth bass in the Susquehanna or its tributaries, with a wire trailing from its underside, it is a participant in a study of fish movement related to wider research into the causes of fish diseases in the river system.

Student Stories: Rocky Mountain High -- Landscape major loved internship

July 8, 2014

Senior Landscape Contracting major Jamie Milletary packed a single suitcase and flew off to Denver seeking the freedom and independence she had always craved.

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