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College of Agricultural Sciences edition
Monday, October 5, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Researchers hear more crickets and katydids 'singing in the suburbs'
-- Harvesting vegetation on riparian buffers barely reduces water-quality benefits
-- Gender Fellows support research on gender differences in agriculture
-- Penn State turfgrass students among scholarship winners
-- Family Symposium to focus on parent-child separations
-- NASA Pa. Space Grant accepting undergraduate research internship applications
-- Oct. 5 researcher panel to discuss AI for predictive science

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STORIES:

Researchers hear more crickets and katydids 'singing in the suburbs'
The songs that crickets and katydids sing at night to attract mates can help in monitoring and mapping their populations, according to Penn State researchers, whose study of Orthoptera species in central Pennsylvania also shed light on these insects' habitat preferences.

https://news.psu.edu/link/r742NP3s
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Harvesting vegetation on riparian buffers barely reduces water-quality benefits
Allowing farmers to harvest vegetation from their riparian buffers will not significantly impede the ability of those streamside tracts to protect water quality by capturing nutrients and sediment — and it will boost farmers' willingness to establish buffers.

https://news.psu.edu/link/gyRjLSgp
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Gender Fellows support research on gender differences in agriculture
A Gender Fellows Cohort, which began last fall under the auspices of the College of Agricultural Sciences' Gender Equity through Agricultural Research and Education initiative, examines gender equity in rural sociology, soil science, plant science and entomology as part of the International Agriculture and Development dual-title graduate degree program.

https://news.psu.edu/link/c7Hb2Lpw
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Penn State turfgrass students among scholarship winners
Ten students from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences were among the scholarship winners in this year's Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Scholars Competition.


https://news.psu.edu/link/gRWDSq_g
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Family Symposium to focus on parent-child separations
What do incarceration, migration or deportation, and military deployment have in common? All are likely to separate a child from their parent, which has implications on a child's well-being. Penn State's 28th Annual Symposium on Family Issues will focus on these specific circumstances of parent-child separation and the effects on families. The virtual symposium, "Causes and Consequences of Parent-Child Separations: Pathways to Resilience," will take place Oct. 26 - Oct. 27.

https://news.psu.edu/link/x3hhSmL6
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NASA Pa. Space Grant accepting undergraduate research internship applications
The NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium is currently accepting applications to its undergraduate research internship programs. The programs offer first-year and minority students a two-semester, faculty-mentored internship in a research laboratory at University Park. The deadline to apply is Nov. 1.

https://news.psu.edu/link/TBrDrH_D
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Oct. 5 researcher panel to discuss AI for predictive science
The Institute for Computational and Data Sciences is hosting a panel discussion with researchers from four Penn State colleges who will be discussing their work and experience using artificial intelligence, as well as some ethical considerations.

https://news.psu.edu/link/QGQRqbkG

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