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Penn State faculty members are often world-class experts in their research fields. However, clearly communicating that research and its importance to those who are less familiar with the subject matter can be challenging.
A common mistake people make when canning is not following proper processing times. Image: Christie Clancy
Whether you picked a basket of tomatoes from your own garden or purchased a peck of cucumbers from your favorite farm stand, you can continue to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the year by properly preserving them.
Ecosystem and bioproduct researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are working with professional sports franchises to make their venues "greener" and reduce the environmental impact of their events.
The Student Farm at Penn State invites all members of the community to join in celebration of the summer growing season with a “Summer Solstice Celebration” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, on the farm's one-acre site located near the intersection of Big Hollow and Fox Hollow roads.

As part of a Community Nutrition course, students in the Department of Nutritional Sciences participated in the Backpack Program of the Centre County YMCA

A unique course in the Department of Nutritional Sciences recently allowed students to help tackle the issue of hunger in the community while putting into practice the nutrition education they acquired in the classroom.

It isn’t often that a student receives a standing ovation for missing class, but that’s what met Penn State Behrend student Seun Babalola when he walked into his public speaking course on March 20.
Conservation and logging groups in Central and West Africa are failing to fully incorporate local concerns into management, marginalizing the livelihoods of the local population, according to Nathan Clay, doctoral candidate in geography, Penn State.

Upon entering the new Happy Valley LaunchBox headquarters, visitors are greeted with a quote from Helen Keller that reads “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.”