College of Agricultural Sciences news

College of Agricultural Sciences edition
Monday, December 21, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Ag Sciences alumna to create dean's discretionary fund with estate pledge
-- Penn State botanists get state grant to study ginseng in Pennsylvania
-- 'Windows of opportunity' crucial for cutting Chesapeake nutrient, sediment loads
-- Penn State and UTADEO faculty partner to support rural development in Colombia
-- Indigenous Knowledge center bibliography published by Libraries Open Publishing
-- Chester County 4-H Robotics Club member is 'Kid of the Year' finalist
-- Bradley J. Cardinale named head of Department of Ecosystem Science & Management

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STORIES:

Ag Sciences alumna to create dean's discretionary fund with estate pledge
After a longtime career as an environmental scientist, Nancy Evans has created the Nancy A. Evans Dean's Discretionary Fund in the College of Agricultural Sciences through a future estate gift of $375,000.

https://news.psu.edu/link/1qLn83YJ
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Penn State botanists get state grant to study ginseng in Pennsylvania
Two Penn State botanists have received a grant from Pennsylvania to study wild ginseng population genetics, morphology and human influence through seed planting in the state.

https://news.psu.edu/link/tDk3Gk56
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'Windows of opportunity' crucial for cutting Chesapeake nutrient, sediment loads
The vast majority of nutrients and sediment washed into streams flowing into the Chesapeake Bay are picked up by deluges from severe storms that occur on relatively few days of the year. That is the conclusion of a new study led by Penn State researchers, who say it offers clues for cleaning up the impaired estuary.

https://news.psu.edu/link/pydr_D1v
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Penn State and UTADEO faculty partner to support rural development in Colombia
The Water-Energy-Food Nexus Colombia seed grant program has announced the selection of three research projects led by faculty from Penn State and Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano (UTADEO), in Bogotá, Colombia, to support research and development work with three departments in Colombia.

https://news.psu.edu/link/6m_rjC_j
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Indigenous Knowledge center bibliography published by Libraries Open Publishing
Penn State University Libraries' open access imprint, Libraries Open Publishing, recently launched a new digital bibliography, the Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Rural Development Bibliography.

https://news.psu.edu/link/1LH8NDRf
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Chester County 4-H Robotics Club member is 'Kid of the Year' finalist
Eighth grader Ronak Suchindra, a member of the Clover Rovers 4-H Robotics Club in Chester County, Pennsylvania, was one of 20 finalists selected from 5,000 nominees in the first-ever "Kid of the Year" contest presented by Nickelodeon, TIME and TIME for Kids this year.

https://news.psu.edu/link/f8hWtn1S
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Bradley J. Cardinale named head of Department of Ecosystem Science & Management
Bradley J. Cardinale, professor and director of the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research in the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan, has been named head of Penn State's Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, effective Jan. 4, 2021.

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

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