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College of Agricultural Sciences edition
Monday, September 21, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Wastewater sampling may give advanced warning of potential COVID-19 outbreaks
-- Study at Penn State to examine potential for birds to eat spotted lanternfly
-- Penn State Board of Trustees' agriculture delegate elections to move forward
-- New Zoom setting changes to take effect on Sept. 27

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STORIES:

Wastewater sampling may give advanced warning of potential COVID-19 outbreaks
Wastewater sampling for coronavirus on campus and in the surrounding community could alert University decision makers to a potential outbreak several days before individuals exhibit symptoms of an infection. The initiative — part of Penn State's multilayered approach to test, monitor and mitigate for COVID-19 — could enable leaders to take swift actions to minimize the virus's spread with the goal of helping to protect the health and safety of the community.

https://news.psu.edu/link/MJ6G2XDw
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Study at Penn State to examine potential for birds to eat spotted lanternfly
Do birds find the spotted lanternfly to be a tasty treat or a nauseating nibble? That is one of the questions researchers at Penn State hope to answer, and they are seeking citizen scientists, especially bird watchers, to help in their quest for knowledge.

https://news.psu.edu/link/JVvPTb8V
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Penn State Board of Trustees' agriculture delegate elections to move forward
The election of agricultural interest trustees for the Penn State Board of Trustees is set to proceed on Sept. 30. The election was slated to occur earlier this spring, but was deferred in April.

https://news.psu.edu/link/h9qf4YL2
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New Zoom setting changes to take effect on Sept. 27
Penn State was informed by the Zoom vendor on Sunday, Sept. 20, that the security updates planned for Sept. 27 will not take effect as announced. As a result, Penn State Zoom users will not see any changes to their current security settings. Details on any future security updates from Zoom will be provided to the Penn State community as soon as Penn State IT is made aware.

https://news.psu.edu/link/1w898W9W

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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/ChzFc97V

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