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College of Agricultural Sciences edition
Monday, March 30, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Researchers mobilize to study COVID-19 from multiple angles
-- Drinking water considered safe from the novel coronavirus
-- Do your sheep and goats have ID tags? Because of scrapie, they must be traceable
-- Health services and programs being used by post-9/11 veterans
-- New study identifies which veterans are using programs to gain employment
-- Penn State Extension, College of Ag Sciences 'open' virtually for business
-- Ag Advocates share their pride virtually, despite social distancing
-- Penn State announces 2020 University-wide faculty and staff awards
-- Jacobson named recipient of 2020 Kopp International Achievement Award
-- Ziegler recognized with 2020 Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award

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STORIES:

Researchers mobilize to study COVID-19 from multiple angles
As COVID-19 spreads throughout the world, researchers across Penn State are searching for solutions that may save lives, thanks to a multi-institute seed-grant fund. On March 3, these institutes, led by the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, launched a lightning-quick  call for research proposals  aimed at funding research with the potential to significantly and rapidly improve human health outcomes. So far, researchers in 21 departments and across seven colleges have been awarded $1.2 million. New proposals will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 27.

https://news.psu.edu/link/xZZSGh7W
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Drinking water considered safe from the novel coronavirus
Experts around the world agree that drinking water is not a source of the novel coronavirus causing the global COVID-19 pandemic, so that should be one less thing for stressed-out Pennsylvania residents to worry about, according to a Penn State Extension educator.

https://news.psu.edu/link/6hcqQZ5y
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Do your sheep and goats have ID tags? Because of scrapie, they must be traceable
In Pennsylvania, producers are required to identify their sheep and goats with an official scrapie identification method before moving them off their farms. That's important now that lambing and kidding season is in full swing, according to a Penn State Extension educator.

https://news.psu.edu/link/T7y4MYgq
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Health services and programs being used by post-9/11 veterans
A new Penn State-led study found that veterans from the most junior enlisted ranks who screened positive for a mental health problem were significantly less likely to use a healthcare program of any kind.

https://news.psu.edu/link/hS2TZkGv
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New study identifies which veterans are using programs to gain employment
Compared to veterans of other wars, those who have served since 9/11 have the highest unemployment rate, particularly among young male veterans, according to researchers at Penn State.

https://news.psu.edu/link/hFkYWsT2
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Penn State Extension, College of Ag Sciences 'open' virtually for business
The ever-evolving, novel coronavirus situation has prompted additional changes to Penn State Extension programming and operations across Pennsylvania, as well as other public services offered by the College of Agricultural Sciences. However, college officials stress that the college's research will continue in support of Pennsylvania agriculture, the state's food system and the well-being of citizens in the commonwealth.

https://news.psu.edu/link/L4ry3x5X
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Ag Advocates share their pride virtually, despite social distancing
With the cancellation of Ag Day due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Ag Advocates in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences faced a problem — how could they laud the achievements of the college, its 40 student organizations and the agricultural industry and keep with social distancing? Their solution — Penn State Virtual Ag Week 2020 — begins today and continues through Friday.

https://news.psu.edu/link/FD_pBfPS
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Penn State announces 2020 University-wide faculty and staff awards
Each year, Penn State recognizes outstanding faculty and staff with annual awards in teaching and excellence. These awards highlight many of the faculty and staff who go above and beyond.

https://news.psu.edu/link/5QK37pxr
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Jacobson named recipient of 2020 Kopp International Achievement Award
Michael Jacobson, professor of forest resources in the College of Agricultural Sciences, is the recipient of the 2020 W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Award.

https://news.psu.edu/link/2SnYjdZ2
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Ziegler recognized with 2020 Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award
Gregory Ziegler, professor of food science in the College of Agricultural Sciences, is the recipient of the 2020 Howard B. Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award.

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

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

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