Faculty awarded national Knight News Challenge grant
July 26, 2016
Two Penn State University Libraries faculty librarians have partnered with the head of adult services at Schlow Centre Region Library to earn one of just 14 Knight News Challenge grants nationwide totaling $1.4 million from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The grant winners’ projects aim to help shape the future of libraries, meeting 21st-century information needs as centers for digital learning, data sharing, community connection and discovery.
Gift to support farm safety professorship in the College of Ag Sciences
July 21, 2016
Penn State alumnus Robert W. Knight III and his wife, Jacque, of Alpharetta, Georgia, have included a bequest in their future estate to support agricultural safety and health programs in the university's College of Agricultural Sciences. The $500,000 gift will enhance the Nationwide Insurance Professorship, the first endowed professorship of its kind in the college.
Ag Progress Days tours to highlight Penn State agricultural research
July 21, 2016
The College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State conducts nearly $100 million worth of research each year at research stations and in labs scattered across the commonwealth. Penn State's Ag Progress Days exposition, which takes place Aug. 16-18, offers visitors a chance to see a sampling of these scientific studies, which contribute to a safe and plentiful food supply, a healthy environment and a vibrant agricultural sector.