College of Agricultural Sciences news

College of Agricultural Sciences edition
Monday, December 14, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Understanding agriculture's impacts on 'the zone where rock meets life'
-- Penn State senior selected as Marshall Scholar
-- 'Incider' information: Workshops in Ukraine support growth of cider industry
-- Video series created by Penn State Extension educator, team receives accolades
-- Diversity and inclusion initiative proposals for 2021-22 due by Jan. 22
-- #GivingTuesday at Penn State sets new record with more than 10,400 gifts

Also in this issue: Other Voices.

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STORIES:

Understanding agriculture's impacts on 'the zone where rock meets life'
Penn State researchers working at Cole Farm are studying the effects of agriculture on the critical zone, the porous boundary layer extending from bedrock to treetops where rock, water, soil, air and living organisms interact. Research at the farm is shedding light on critical zone processes, and how to manage boundary-layer resources in environmentally and economically sustainable ways.

https://news.psu.edu/link/KMzF_VTd
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Penn State senior selected as Marshall Scholar
Penn State senior A'dryanna Jenkins earned a 2021 Marshall Scholarship, allowing her to pursue graduate studies in pathology at Cambridge University for one year.

https://news.psu.edu/link/9gqtVydh
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'Incider' information: Workshops in Ukraine support growth of cider industry
Providing apple farmers and cider producers in Ukraine with information on cider production technologies and marketing, global trends and developments, and consumer preferences, was at the core of three yearly seminars in Kiev, Ukraine, led by Penn State Extension.


https://news.psu.edu/link/CXd25cYS
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Video series created by Penn State Extension educator, team receives accolades
Denise Continenza, a Penn State Extension educator based in Lehigh County, was honored at the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences 86th Annual Session, held virtually Sept. 14-16.


https://news.psu.edu/link/N7gggq__
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Diversity and inclusion initiative proposals for 2021-22 due by Jan. 22
The Equal Opportunity Planning Committee invites Penn State faculty and staff to submit proposals for funding to support the University's diversity, inclusion and equity efforts. The deadline to submit proposals for the 2021-22 academic year is Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.

https://news.psu.edu/link/9zD8twpD
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#GivingTuesday at Penn State sets new record with more than 10,400 gifts
Penn State's #GivingTuesday event — which culminated on Tuesday, Dec. 1 — set records for the sixth year in a row. Expressing support for more than 125 University campaigns, Penn State alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends helped to raise over $990,000 and generated more than 10,400 gifts, exceeding 2019's record of 7,600 gifts.

https://news.psu.edu/link/MP5FmjXX

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OTHER VOICES:

Fast Company - Friday, Dec. 11, 2020
Daily sniff checks could catch many COVID-19 cases
Penn State experts explain sudden smell loss — called anosmia — as a COVID-19 symptom and suggest daily smell checks as an early indicator for being tested.

https://news.psu.edu/link/f8YknWb7
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More: https://news.psu.edu/link/Nz9qw88K

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Coronavirus updates
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