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Honey bees use different sets of genes, regulated by two distinct mechanisms, to fight off viruses, bacteria and gut parasites, according to researchers at Penn State and the Georgia Institute of Technology. The findings may help scientists develop honey bee treatments that are tailored to specific types of infections.

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) has announced that four new members have been elected to the ISSP Board of Directors.

The newest members of the ISSP Board of Directors are: 

Penn State DuBois Earth Sciences student Nicky Leigey, of Clearfield, has been awarded the Frank Felbaum Scholarship from thePennsylvania Chapter of The Wildlife Society (PATWS) for this academic year. She was presented with a plaque and notification of her acceptance for the scholarship at the Pennsylvania Chapter of PATWS Conference last weekend.

The state’s solar industry leaders came to Toledo for Ohio’s first ever seminar on large scale and community solar energy projects held at the Toledo Museum of Art’s Glass Pavilion on March 27.

There’s only so much you can get done from inside a classroom.

Penn State professor Khanjan Mehta knows this, and so do his students in the Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) program. That’s why they’re taking their skills out of the classroom and all the way to the African country of Zambia.

Robust. If I had to describe the final meeting of the UPUA’s Ninth Assembly in one word, I’d call it robust, and that’s not just because it was President Anand Ganjam’s favorite buzzword over the course of his year in office.

UNIVERSITY PARK When the humanitarian engineering and social entrepreneurship program at Penn State created what it thought was the perfect technology to aid farmers in Africa, all it needed was the right partner to help promote it.