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Business majors night will inform students about academic options

August 28, 2014

The Division of Undergraduate Studies will host Penn State’s fifth annual Business Majors Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in 110 Business Building, for students interested in learning about University Park majors that focus on business.

Penn State World Campus student cheers on Nittany Lions from home in Ireland

August 28, 2014

A Penn State World Campus student from Ireland, who is enrolled in a turfgrass management certificate program, said he'll be rooting for the Nittany Lions when they take on Central Florida this weekend in the Croke Park Classic.

Sensory-tested drug-delivery vehicle could limit spread of HIV, AIDS

August 28, 2014

A unique method for delivering compounds that could positively impact the global battle against HIV and AIDS may be possible, thanks to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Penn State's Great Insect Fair celebrates pollinators

August 27, 2014

Why are pollinators so important to our daily lives? Find out at Penn State's Great Insect Fair, taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus.

Presentation highlights impact of cooperative extension

August 25, 2014

A special lecture, titled “The Impact of Cooperative Extension at Penn State,” by Jan Scholl, associate professor of agricultural and extension education, is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 3 in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library.

Graduate School to host fall grant-writing workshops

August 25, 2014

Registration is now open for a series of grant-writing workshops to be held this fall by the Penn State Graduate School that are intended for advanced graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

EMS Energy Institute announces fall seminar speakers

August 25, 2014

The EMS Energy Institute has finalized its list of Fall speakers for the Energy Exchange seminar series. All seminars are from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in C213 Coal Utilization Laboratory at the EMS Energy Institute, University Park. Seminars are open to everyone.

Zombie ant fungi 'know' brains of their hosts

August 22, 2014

A parasitic fungus that reproduces by manipulating the behavior of ants emits a cocktail of behavior-controlling chemicals when encountering the brain of its natural target host but not when infecting other ant species, a new study shows. more»

Gettin' dirty: Agroecology major excels as member of U.S. soil-judging team

August 22, 2014

The study of agricultural sciences can lead to incredible opportunities. Penn State student Nancy Kammerer discovered this firsthand during her recent trip to Jeju, South Korea, for the first International Soil Judging Contest.

Long-time extension educators endow animal science scholarship

August 22, 2014

Eugene and Carol Schurman, of Clymer, Pennsylvania, have given $50,000 to establish the Eugene and Carol Schurman Trustee Scholarship in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The scholarship will benefit students with demonstrated financial need, with first preference going to animal science majors.

Land-use webinar to explore conservation easements

August 21, 2014

Conservation easements and their role in enhancing the landscapes and greenways of Pennsylvania communities will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.

Zombie ant fungi manipulate hosts to die on the 'doorstep' of the colony

August 18, 2014

A parasitic fungus that must kill its ant hosts outside their nest to reproduce and transmit its infection, manipulates its victims to die in the vicinity of the colony, ensuring a constant supply of potential new hosts, according to researchers at Penn State and colleagues at Brazil's Federal University of Vicosa.

Student Stories: Dairy Diva -- alumna finds her place marketing milk industry

August 18, 2014

Since she was a kid growing up in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Stephanie Roscinski has had a particular fondness for dairy animals.

Public urged to be on watch for invasive Asian longhorned beetles

August 15, 2014

By spotting, collecting and submitting suspected Asian longhorned beetles to experts, Pennsylvanians can help keep the non-native, invasive wood-boring threat to the state’s trees at bay, according to agriculture officials.

Penn State helps put robots to work down on the farm

August 15, 2014

Laser-guided robots and computer-programmed cleaning devices are allowing dairy farmers to work smarter rather than harder.

Webinar to focus on how dry gas, wet gas production impacts landowners

August 13, 2014

A Web-based seminar presented by Penn State Extension's Marcellus Education Team will look at how natural gas processing affects landowner income.

Land-use webinar to explore 'Designing Entrepreneur-Friendly Communities'

August 12, 2014

How important is it to incorporate considerations for new businesses in your land-use planning? That will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.

Student Stories: Veterinary major journeys to South Africa for experience

August 8, 2014

Morgan Brown, a junior veterinary and biomedical sciences major, took a risk last August when she decided to be one of the first students to travel to South Africa through a newly developed immersion program.

Ag Progress Days is a 150-acre smorgasbord of activities

August 5, 2014

One of the East's largest agricultural expositions is on tap Aug. 12-14, and those who make the trip to Penn State's Ag Progress Days will have no shortage of things to see and do. The annual event gives as many as 50,000 visitors a glimpse into the science and business of agriculture. But you don't have to be a farmer to enjoy and learn from Ag Progress Days.

Ag Progress Days is a 150-acre smorgasbord of activities

August 5, 2014

One of the East's largest agricultural expositions is on tap Aug. 12-14, and those who make the trip to Penn State's Ag Progress Days will have no shortage of things to see and do. The annual event gives as many as 50,000 visitors a glimpse into the science and business of agriculture. But you don't have to be a farmer to enjoy and learn from Ag Progress Days.

Student Stories: Immunology major devoted to infectious disease study

August 4, 2014

Sometimes a life-changing experience opens a student's eyes to what type of career she wants to pursue. For junior Erica Mellinger, that experience was the season of her father's sickness -- a time when he had to be treated in a hospital by research scientists.

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»

The Penn State Marcellus Education Team will be offering the webinar: “Industry Workforce – Marcellus Shale Related Industries”

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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.

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.

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»

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.

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.

Ag Progress Days caters to research 'tour'-ists

July 3, 2014

If you have an interest in research related to agriculture and natural resources, organizers of Penn State's Ag Progress Days have a deal for you. Come to the event, Aug. 12-14, board a bus and you'll be transported into the field, where you can learn about topics such as crop production, woodlot management, wildlife habitat, biofuel feedstocks and water quality.

Lonie becomes Penn State's 'advocate-in-chief' for ag education

July 3, 2014

It would be difficult to find anyone with more enthusiasm for agriculture than Jean Lonie. more»

Roush named new dean of College of Agricultural Sciences

July 2, 2014

Penn State announced today (July 2) that Richard Roush will be the new dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, pending approval by the University Board of Trustees at its July 11 meeting. His appointment is effective Oct. 1, 2014.

Fine-scale climate model projections predict malaria at local levels

July 2, 2014

Fine-scale climate model projections suggest the possibility that population centers in cool, highland regions of East Africa could be more vulnerable to malaria than previously thought, while population centers in hot, lowland areas could be less vulnerable, according to a team of researchers. more»

Resource guide to health care options available to PA residents

July 1, 2014

A free resource describing numerous no-cost or low-cost health care options available to Pennsylvania residents has been updated and published by the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health and Penn State Extension.

Parasite-free honey bees enable study of bee health

July 1, 2014

An international team of researchers has discovered honey bee colonies in Newfoundland, Canada, that are free of the invasive parasites that affect honey bees elsewhere in the world. The populations offer a unique opportunity to investigate honey bee health, both with and without interfering interactions from parasites.

Student Stories: Majorettes captain looks to veterinary career

July 1, 2014

Working with animals can be as unpredictable as being captain of the Penn State Majorettes, according to Shahkila Daniels.

Malaria parasite manipulates host's scent

June 30, 2014

Malaria parasites alter the chemical odor signal of their hosts to attract mosquitos and better spread their offspring, according to researchers, who believe this scent change could be used as a diagnostic tool.

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