College of Agricultural Sciences news

College of Agricultural Sciences edition
Monday, September 14, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Insect Biodiversity Center to promote insect conservation, healthy ecosystems
-- Penn State researchers to study political content sharing on Facebook
-- Penn State researchers to study novel coronavirus potential to infect livestock
-- New Animal, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Building now 50% complete
-- Penn State Extension food-safety training given in Ukraine has a lasting benefit

Also in this issue: Other Voices.

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STORIES:

Insect Biodiversity Center to promote insect conservation, healthy ecosystems
The newly launched Insect Biodiversity Center at Penn State will create a focal point for the study and conservation of insects and the ecosystems with which they interact. The center brings together faculty researchers and educators from eight Penn State colleges.

https://news.psu.edu/link/kVvgnnrD
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Penn State researchers to study political content sharing on Facebook
As the 2020 election draws closer, political content on social media is becoming more and more prevalent. A group of researchers, being led by principal investigator S. Shyam Sundar, James P. Jimirro Professor of Media Effects at Penn State, is examining spontaneous sharing of political content on Facebook.

https://news.psu.edu/link/4J4BB5HX
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Penn State researchers to study novel coronavirus potential to infect livestock
A grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will enable Penn State researchers to study the potential for SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, to infect and spread among livestock.

https://news.psu.edu/link/ZrBNgg6F
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New Animal, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Building now 50% complete
Leaders from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and Office of Physical Plant, HOK architectural firm, and Turner Construction Co. on Sept. 11 held a "topping out" ceremony to mark the halfway point of construction of the Animal, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Building on the University Park campus.

https://news.psu.edu/link/qGSSxWLR
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Penn State Extension food-safety training given in Ukraine has a lasting benefit
Food-safety training, developed by Penn State Extension and delivered to food-industry professionals and university students and faculty members in Ukraine, resulted in a significant and lasting improvement in participants' food-safety knowledge, behavior, attitude and skills, according to researchers.

https://news.psu.edu/link/Qd59CxPH

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OTHER VOICES:

Yahoo News - Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020
More dengue fever and less malaria as Africa warms
As temperatures rise in Africa, climate has become inhospitable for malaria-transmitting mosquitos, but Jason Rasgon says other mosquito-borne diseases are on the rise.

https://news.psu.edu/link/dSgQYXLW
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Coronavirus updates
Stay up-to-date on the latest information from Penn State regarding the global coronavirus outbreak.
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