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College of Agricultural Sciences edition

College of Agricultural Sciences edition

Monday, December 14, 2020


A gas measurement tower

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.  Full story

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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.   Full story