College of Agricultural Sciences news

College of Agricultural Sciences edition
Monday, October 12, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Penn State sensory scientists encourage smell checks to fight COVID-19 spread
-- Penn State researcher part of project to develop novel COVID-19 vaccine
-- Plant pathologist at Penn State to aid NASA study on pathogen dispersal
-- School for Excellence in the Agricultural Sciences positively influences teens
-- New website launches to support communities in preventing youth substance use
-- College of Agricultural Sciences announces alumni award recipients
-- Land-use webinar to focus on planning commissions in Pennsylvania
-- New water group for graduate students

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STORIES:

Penn State sensory scientists encourage smell checks to fight COVID-19 spread
With mounting scientific evidence that anosmia, or loss of smell, is one of the most specific symptoms of COVID-19 infection, sensory scientists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences have launched a webpage to encourage people to perform a daily smell test in an effort to nip disease spread in the bud.

https://news.psu.edu/link/8hjtMctf
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Penn State researcher part of project to develop novel COVID-19 vaccine
A researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is part of a team of scientists working to develop a unique COVID-19 vaccine that uses a bovine adenovirus as a safe and effective delivery vehicle.

https://news.psu.edu/link/yyp7bcSJ
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Plant pathologist at Penn State to aid NASA study on pathogen dispersal
A plant pathologist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is supporting a multi-institutional research project designed to help track the spread of a plant pathogen.

https://news.psu.edu/link/PJdjZBfr
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School for Excellence in the Agricultural Sciences positively influences teens
The novel coronavirus did not stop a 30-year tradition of inspiring rising high school seniors through their participation in the Pennsylvania School for Excellence in the Agricultural Sciences at Penn State.


https://news.psu.edu/link/_VVSsKHB
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New website launches to support communities in preventing youth substance use
A new website, located at prosper.psu.edu, will aid in recruiting Pennsylvania communities and families to participate in PROSPER, or PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience, a program proven to reduce use throughout entire communities by working with middle school students and their parents.

https://news.psu.edu/link/__3Mbx_K
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College of Agricultural Sciences announces alumni award recipients
Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has honored three of its graduates with 2020 Outstanding Alumni Awards. The awards, which will be presented during a virtual ceremony Nov. 19, recognize the alumni for their professional achievements, according to Alan Schaffranek, director of alumni relations.

https://news.psu.edu/link/4nSfBJYp
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Land-use webinar to focus on planning commissions in Pennsylvania
Recommendations and requirements for planning commissions will be the subject of a web-based seminar hosted by Penn State Extension at noon Oct. 21.

https://news.psu.edu/link/p9HnLXNL
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New water group for graduate students
Penn State graduate students who are interested in water scholarship and research are invited to attend a fall kick-off meeting for an emerging water student group.

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

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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/fW7rr68w

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