College of Agricultural Sciences news

College of Agricultural Sciences edition
Monday, September 13, 2021

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Researchers address need for bridges in remote Alaska as climate warms
-- Study explores link between earthquakes, rainfall and food insecurity in Nepal
-- Just in time for football: Berkey Creamery releases new premium cheddar cheese
-- Penn State's Department of Food Science, Discovery Space partner on outreach
-- Urban sustainability inspires students' contribution to Pittsburgh neighborhoods
-- National society to recognize two Penn State entomologists
-- Proposals sought for Lancaster-Lebanon Watershed Forum and Science Symposium
-- Penn State joins Big Ten institutions for One Big Week

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STORIES:

Researchers address need for bridges in remote Alaska as climate warms
Bridges are increasingly critical for remote communities in rural Alaska, where global warming is causing rivers to freeze later, thaw earlier and form thinner ice. With a new grant from the National Science Foundation, researchers at Penn State plan to investigate the importance of bridges for the well-being of remote Alaskan communities and develop a protocol for these and other communities to fund, construct, monitor and maintain bridges.

https://news.psu.edu/link/KbprpB87
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Study explores link between earthquakes, rainfall and food insecurity in Nepal
The effects of monsoon rainfall on food insecurity in Nepal vary by earthquake exposure, with regions that experienced both heavy earthquake shaking and abundant rainfall more likely to have an inadequate supply of nutritious food, according to a researcher in the College of Agricultural Sciences.


https://news.psu.edu/link/CBbwCqw5
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Just in time for football: Berkey Creamery releases new premium cheddar cheese
The Penn State Berkey Creamery recently unveiled "Select Reserve Nittany Pride," a new sharp cheddar that has been aged for more than a year.

https://news.psu.edu/link/P8qtg9Lj
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Penn State's Department of Food Science, Discovery Space partner on outreach
Undergraduate students participating in a summer internship opportunity through Penn State's Department of Food Science recently co-led the "On Deck Genetic Tech" program at State College's Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania.


https://news.psu.edu/link/wgC8CDpS
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Urban sustainability inspires students' contribution to Pittsburgh neighborhoods
College of Agricultural Sciences student Capricia Williams said enrolling in the City Semester Pittsburgh program through the Penn State Center Pittsburgh helped opened her eyes to the issues and realities caused by food apartheid — and inspired her to work to make a difference.

https://news.psu.edu/link/MknsrXMW
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National society to recognize two Penn State entomologists
Two entomologists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will receive prestigious awards from the Entomological Society of America during its 2021 annual meeting Oct. 31 to Nov. 3. Kelli Hoover, professor of entomology, was elected as a fellow of the society, and Flor Acevedo, assistant professor of entomology, will receive the society's Early Career Professional Research Award.

https://news.psu.edu/link/Jhp7BNgz
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Proposals sought for Lancaster-Lebanon Watershed Forum and Science Symposium
The Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center will host the Lancaster-Lebanon Watershed Forum and Science Symposium on Nov. 19 and 20. Researchers, scientists and educators are invited to submit proposals for the first day of the event.

https://news.psu.edu/link/gRpTPtZb
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Penn State joins Big Ten institutions for One Big Week
This fall, Penn State will join its Big Ten institutional partners for One Big Week, a seven-day event that challenges university communities to channel school pride into student support.

https://news.psu.edu/link/8WM3HX_p

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