4/25: Special pollinator edition; Greeks CARE; Quickcast

Penn State Today

News for the Penn State community

News for the Penn State community

Monday, April 25, 2016

Welcome to a special edition of Penn State Today focused on pollinators. As spring takes hold across the state and country, research and outreach efforts at the University are continuing to combat the decline of bees and other pollinators in an effort to safeguard our environment and the agriculture industry in Pennsylvania and around the world.



Penn State researchers collaborate to combat bee declines around the world

Penn State's spirit of collaboration and interest in pressing global issues has made it one of the top universities addressing holistic pollinator health. Through continued research on diseases, diet and nutrition, and the sometimes unintended effects of pesticides, researchers aim to alleviate the problem of pollinator declines.  Full story

Environmental science students complete sustainability projects

This spring, six groups of students in Mahsa Kazempour's BI SC 003 Environmental Science course at Penn State Berks have been working with John Rost, research technician for horticulture and turfgrass, on several projects related to pollinators and other sustainability efforts on campus.  Full story

Berks' bees subject of student’s independent study

During the month of April, science major Cassandra Darnell can be found setting up her honey bee boxes at Penn State Berks. For Darnell, the boxes are part of an ongoing independent study she is completing for her degree about the bees on the Berks campus. The bees will also provide benefits to the campus as pollinators.  Full story

Practice makes perfect

The Nursing Simulation Laboratory in the College of Nursing gives students hands-on clinical experience through the use of technology.   Full story

Heard on Campus: Jim Stengel

Jim Stengel, the former global marketing officer of Proctor & Gamble and current president and CEO of the Jim Stengel Company LLC, talked about how to build a brand in 2016 and beyond at the Penn State Forum April 22.  Full story

‘Revolutionary Dissent’ examines creation of free speech

In “Revolutionary Dissent: How the Founding Generation Created the Freedom of Speech,” author and Penn State alumnus Stephen Solomon uses a series of chronological narratives to explore how Americans of the Revolutionary period employed robust speech against the British and against each other to form the country’s political character — intemperate and sometimes mean-spirited — that remains more than 240 years later.  Full story


April 25, 2016

The Quickcast looks at an off-campus fire that has displaced 48 students, changes to THON canning and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' visit to Rec Hall.  Watch video