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College of Agricultural Sciences edition

College of Agricultural Sciences edition

Monday, March 30, 2020


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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.   Full story

water, coronavirus

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.  Full story

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.  Full story

Ag Advocates

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.   Full story