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News for the Penn State community

Friday, January 9, 2015



Farm Show visitors to learn gardening from the 'masters'

If you enjoy gardening and then preserving the fruits of your labor for consumption year-round, you may want to visit the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences exhibit at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, Jan. 10-17 in Harrisburg. The college will offer a series of daily presentations, many featuring the expertise of Penn State Master Gardeners, who will offer tips and advice for maximizing the productivity of vegetable and flower gardens.  Full story

Alumna plays key role in inaugural College Football Playoff

Penn State graduate and former student-athlete Laila Brock serves as director of team operations and logistics for the inaugural College Football Playoff. That means she is in charge of everything from hotel accommodations, transportation, practice sites, hospitality rooms and entertainment for the student athletes from the time they arrive in North Texas until the time they leave.  Full story

Bite into Volumetrics to lose the pounds; weight-loss book ranks No. 6

Barbara Rolls' Volumetrics received the No. 6 spot for best overall diets by U.S. News and World Report for 2015. The Volumetrics approach focuses on feeling full on fewer calories, with food divided into four categories based on energy density. Volumetrics has made the U.S. News & World Report’s top 10 diet lists since 2011.  Full story

High-tech MRI scanner means a better view of the human brain

With a recent upgrade to the 3-Tesla (3-T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner, Penn State will soon have one of the most technologically advanced scanners in the country. The upgrade will give researchers access to a clearer and more detailed picture of the human brain and its functions, as well as other bodily structures.  Full story