Penn State Agricultural Sciences Newswire - 05/12/2014

College of Agricultural Sciences edition
Monday, May 12, 2014

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Nationwide Insurance creates professorship in College of Ag Sciences
-- Research indicates coyote predation on deer in East manageable
-- Fungus may help stop invasive spread of tree-of-heaven
-- Lay of the Land: Scholar finds solid ground through summer language programs
-- Student Stories: Animal Science major wins gold at FFA convention
-- Evan Pugh Professorships awarded to three Penn State faculty
-- Outstanding Ag Sciences students recognized
-- Animal science adviser receives 2014 Academic Advising Award
-- Hamer Foundation provides support for Center for Private Forests
-- Webinar will highlight land development guidelines for better design

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TOP STORIES:

Nationwide Insurance creates professorship in College of Ag Sciences
Nationwide Insurance has given Penn State a $1 million gift to create and endow the Nationwide Insurance Professorship in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Funds from the endowment will provide the professorship holder, the Nationwide Insurance Professor of Agricultural Safety and Health, with resources to expand research, teaching or outreach efforts and best safety practices.

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Research indicates coyote predation on deer in East manageable
Coyotes are a major predator of white-tailed deer across the East, especially fawns born each spring, but wildlife managers nonetheless are able to stabilize and even grow deer herds, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

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Fungus may help stop invasive spread of tree-of-heaven
A naturally occurring fungus might help curb the spread of an invasive tree species that is threatening forests in most of the United States, according to researchers.

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Lay of the Land: Scholar finds solid ground through summer language programs
Abe DeHart's experiences in India the past two summers may be put to good use in the future. DeHart graduates from Penn State with honors this weekend and will be enrolling in Penn State's MBA program. At some point, he hopes to apply what he's learned in working with farmers in a developing country.

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Student Stories: Animal Science major wins gold at FFA convention
For freshman Shelby Hahn, competing at the National FFA Convention in Milk Quality and Products was the culmination of a journey that has included everything from working as a milk hand to a being a veterinary assistant.

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Evan Pugh Professorships awarded to three Penn State faculty
Three Penn State faculty members have been named Evan Pugh Professors, the highest distinction bestowed by the University on its faculty. Including these most recent honorees, only 65 have received these professorships since the title's inception in 1960.

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Outstanding Ag Sciences students recognized
Courtney Marie Norjen, a Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences major from Ellicott City, Md., is the recipient of the Outstanding Senior Award from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. The award, sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society and the Coaly Society, honors the senior who best balances outstanding academics, extracurricular activities, work experience and communication skills.

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Animal science adviser receives 2014 Academic Advising Award
Jana Peters, advising coordinator in the Department of Animal Science, is the recipient of this year's Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Excellence in Academic Advising Award. The award recognizes faculty members and staff for overall effectiveness in student advising, individual student goal-setting and career planning, and personal counseling.

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Hamer Foundation provides support for Center for Private Forests
A Penn State center that helps ensure sound stewardship of privately owned forestland in Pennsylvania will enhance its programming, thanks to a gift from a foundation created by a Penn State alumnus and benefactor. The Hamer Foundation, founded by Donald Hamer, of Bellefonte, has committed $500,000 over five years to support the Center for Private Forests housed in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

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Webinar will highlight land development guidelines for better design
A Web-based land-use seminar offered by Penn State Extension will focus on the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center's Subdivision and Land Development Guidelines, which are intended to be a tool for better design in Pennsylvania

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