Penn State Agricultural Sciences Newswire - 05/27/2014

College of Agricultural Sciences edition
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Gift of $100K to support collaboration between Penn State and Ukraine
-- New recording explores capacity of Northeast US to meet food, bioenergy needs
-- Peace Corps hires Penn State alumnus as recruiter
-- Oil and gas development homogenizing core-forest bird communities

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Gift of $100K to support collaboration between Penn State and Ukraine
Penn State programs that foster collaboration between the College of Agricultural Sciences and agricultural universities in Ukraine will get a boost as the result of a gift from a local family. George and Nina Woskob, of State College, Pennsylvania, have pledged $100,000 to support the Woskob Ukraine New Century Fund, an endowment established by George Woskob's parents, real estate developers Helen and Alex Woskob.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/c2ww_9xg
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New recording explores capacity of Northeast US to meet food, bioenergy needs
A recent lecture that explored the capacity of the Northeast US to meet its food and bioenergy needs is now available as an online recording. The lecture, delivered by Christian Peters of Tufts University, was part of the 2014 Sustainable Agriculture Seminar Series organized by the Sustainable Agriculture Working Group in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/493YMYjp
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Peace Corps hires Penn State alumnus as recruiter
The Peace Corps recently hired Penn State alumnus and returned Peace Corps volunteer Charles Cascio at the Peace Corps for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Office in Washington, D.C. Cascio, 27, will serve as a recruiter in Virginia, promoting awareness of Peace Corps programs and serving as a liaison for volunteer applications.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/LHrMCpT6
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Oil and gas development homogenizing core-forest bird communities
Conventional oil and gas development in northern Pennsylvania altered bird communities, and the current massive build-out of shale-gas infrastructure may accelerate these changes, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/Qb_5K2pJ
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