Penn State Agricultural Sciences Newswire - 06/02/2014

College of Agricultural Sciences edition
Monday, June 2, 2014

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- New scholarship to support biological engineering students
-- Climate change, other factors may reshape central Appalachian forests
-- Zinc deficiency before conception disrupts fetal development
-- Creamery serves up new flavor in honor of volleyball coach Russ Rose
-- Promotions in academic rank, effective July 1, 2014

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New scholarship to support biological engineering students
A Penn State alumnus and his wife have endowed a new scholarship in support of students in the College of Agricultural Sciences with demonstrated need. Wayne and Marian Martenas, of Lititz, Pa., provided a $50,000 gift to create the Martenas Family Trustee Scholarship. First preference for funds will go to students majoring in Biological Engineering.

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Climate change, other factors may reshape central Appalachian forests
The hardwood forests of the central Appalachians are a bastion of biodiversity, providing protective habitat for some 6,000 species of plants and animals. They support a $5 billion forest products industry in Pennsylvania alone. But these forests face stresses that could change their character substantially over the next hundred years. One of these stresses is climate change. Given current forecasts for rising temperatures and increased precipitation, the suitable habitats for many individual tree species are expected to migrate north. But forest ecologist Margot Kaye says the impact on actual trees is hard to predict.

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Zinc deficiency before conception disrupts fetal development
Female mice deprived of dietary zinc for a relatively short time before conception experienced fertility and pregnancy problems and had smaller, less-developed fetuses than mice that ingested zinc during the same times, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

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Creamery serves up new flavor in honor of volleyball coach Russ Rose
Russ Rose, Penn State women's volleyball head coach, has had unprecedented success over a 35-year career in Happy Valley, including five national championships in the last seven years. But perhaps none of his victories has tasted as sweet as the honor he received this week. Penn State's renowned Berkey Creamery today (May 22) unveiled a new ice cream flavor named for the legendary mentor: Russ "digs" Roseberry.

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Promotions in academic rank, effective July 1, 2014
Following is a list of academic promotions for tenured and tenure-line faculty at Penn State, effective July 1.

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