Researchers at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences are among a group of researchers examining how the use of high and low tunnels and plastic coverings extend the growing season for strawberries and raspberries, and as a result, increase yields while also reducing pesticide use and improving berry quality and shelf life.
Over 20 percent of older adults suffer from subjective memory impairment, where a person reports having trouble remembering things with no evidence of actual memory loss. Now Penn State researchers are looking into the growing evidence that subjective memory impairment can lead to Alzheimer’s disease in some older adults.
Through his involvement with the President’s Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Equity at Penn State, Damian Salonick learned that the commission wanted to improve the digital presence of all the LGBTQ organizations at Penn State. With several organizations and events serving their community, they needed a central hub to reach faculty, staff and students. It was a serendipitous moment for the College of Information Sciences and Technology senior, who was looking for such a problem to solve for a class project.
A course examining the history of Penn State from its founding as the Farmers' High School in 1855 to its evolution as one of the nation's leading research universities will be offered for the first time this fall.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Penn State will celebrate 20 years of adult learning at a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on May 18 at the Ramada Conference Center State College. The Centre County Commissioners have also declared the day to be OLLI Appreciation Day for the county. OLLI at Penn State is a membership organization offering affordable courses, trips and social activities geared toward adults who are 50 years and older.
In a commentary in the April issue of Nature Plants, Karl Zimmerer, professor of geography, argues that a comprehensive approach to protecting the human use of biodiversity of agricultural crops is vital to a sustainable food future that addresses global hunger, increasing populations and changing climate.
The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Community Outreach, Research and Evaluation (CORE) at Penn State Behrend will host a Positive Youth Development (PYD) Summit Celebration on Friday, May 19.
ABC’s "Good Morning America" featured Penn State graduate Danielle Joliet on May 10 as part of the GMA Class of 2017. Joliet, a U.S. Army veteran and graduate of the Penn State College of Education, is also the recipient of the Penn State Outstanding Adult Student Award. This success did not come to Joliet without challenges — the wife and mother of two is a recovering alcoholic who found a way to turn her life around and help others do the same.
The Penn State Center for Global Studies recently presented its 2017 faculty and student awards.
A local chamber of commerce hosted the Penn State Abington chancellor and other nonprofit leaders to discuss developments at the Abington Township organizations.
Service and volunteering have always been a big part of the Helen Mendenhall’s life. Those interests helped her quickly find her niche when she enrolled at Penn State Behrend this past fall.
The annual Math Options Program at Penn State DuBois once again welcomed young girls from around the region for a first-hand look at some math- and science-intensive career fields on May 9. A total of 125 seventh-grade girls from nine school districts participated in the program. They were introduced to careers and everyday activities that require skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
A partnership between Penn State Abington and Montgomery County Community College will allow students to earn a Penn State bachelor's degree in nursing while taking courses at the community college.
Penn State’s landscape design and landscape construction classes are known for their incredible community projects. But with this year’s undertaking, the courses have gone above and beyond.
Faculty, staff and students in the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) gathered on April 8 for the inaugural “Women in Blue” celebration, where newly admitted female students from around the country were able to experience the college’s commitment to empowering women in the technology field.