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'Zombie Ant Experience’ invades Penn State Berks

Penn State Berks will host a public reception for the Zombie Ant Experience on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The event will feature Huck Sci-Art Group Director Daryl Branford and senior research artist Talley Fisher, who will introduce the Penn State Berks community to their interdisciplinary project.

Game-changing stem cell engineer Lance Lian featured on Symbiotic podcast

Xiaojun “Lance” Lian, associate professor of biomedical engineering, is set to be the Symbiotic podcast’s final guest for 2022 when he appears at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 28 on the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences’ livestream page.

Mixed cover crops capture carbon in soil, could help mitigate climate change

When it comes to adding carbon to the soil, all cover crops don’t perform equally, according to a team of researchers whose new study revealed the disparity for the first time.

Heard on Campus: Sarah Bordenstein, The Wolbachia Project

Sarah Bordenstein, associate research professor in the Eberly College of Science, and director of Discover the Microbes Within! The Wolbachia Project, spoke at the Millennium Café on Sept. 13.

Penn State awarded grant to help dairy farmers develop climate-smart commodities

Funding of up to $25 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will support a new Penn State-led collaboration with dairy industry associations and producers to develop and implement climate-smart practices on Pennsylvania dairy farms.

Nicole Lazar (left), and Laura Weyrich

Lazar, Weyrich selected as inaugural Huck Leadership Fellows

Designed to be an opportunity for professional development and exposure to senior leadership, the new Huck Leadership Fellows Program is being piloted in the 2022-23 academic year, and will run for each academic year thereafter.

Millennium Café series to feature special editions in October, November

The Millennium Café, held every Tuesday by the Materials Research Institute (MRI) featuring two talks by Penn State researchers that serve as an exchange of ideas and solutions, will hold three special sessions in October and November.

Huck graduate students elect co-chairs for new academic year

This year, HGSAC members elected two students to serve as the graduate co-advisers for the Huck Institutes for 2022-23; Plant Biology student Alenka Hafner and Bioinformatics and Genomics student Corrine Smolen.

What are potential animal reservoirs for monkeypox?

While monkeypox has been circulating in Africa for many years, the recent outbreak across the globe has exposed considerable uncertainties about the virus’ transmission.

Microbiome Center announces inaugural Interdisciplinary Innovation Fellows

The Penn State Microbiome Center has named six recipients for its inaugural Interdisciplinary Innovation Fellowships (IIF) program, which aims to promote collaborative training opportunities for center members.