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Some of the participants in the Agricultural Epidemiology workshop taught by Paul Esker at the Autonomous University of Mexico State
March 12, 2018

From February 26 through March 2, Dr. Paul Esker had the opportunity to visit the Autonomous University of Mexico State (la Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, UAEM), where he presented an invited talk in the graduate seminar series, as well as a week-long workshop on agricultural epidemiology.

March 2, 2018

This is a nice reminder of why we will be celebrating her career with an upcoming retirement party on JUNE 16, 2018 (SAVE THE DATE). Announcements and instructions for registering for the event will be published here shortly.

February 28, 2018

Natali Ozber Plant Biology PhD candidate and PPEM student was selected for the Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award from the Penn State Graduate School.

February 15, 2018

Plant Pathology Graduate Research Assistantships are available for highly-qualified applicants. Apply by December 15 for full funding consideration.

February 15, 2018

Helping undergraduate students understand scientific knowledge through participation in research is a top priority for faculty in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

February 12, 2018

Report from 2017-18 Teaching Transformation and Innovation Grant recipient Terrence Bell, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology

February 9, 2018

Faculty in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are spearheading an initiative that will provide selected doctoral students with the opportunity for extensive study in the emerging field of agricultural microbiome research.

Credit: Penn State
December 20, 2017

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Kaixi Zhao for passing her comprehensive examination on December 20.

Credit: Michael Houtz, Penn State
December 8, 2017

Congratulations to Phillip Martin who passed his doctoral oral candidacy exam on December 8.

December 6, 2017

Dr. David Beyer is principal investigator on grant to develop organic management options for three most challenging mushroom pests.

Credit: Michael Houtz, Penn State
December 5, 2017

Congratulations to Emma Rosenthal who passed her oral candidacy exam on December 5.

Credit: Michael Houtz, Penn State
December 1, 2017

Natali Özber's proposal was selected for funding by College of Agricultural Sciences Graduate Student Competitive Grants Program.

Credit: Jonathan Stephens, Penn State
November 30, 2017

Jon Stephens, Plant Pathology minor, receives Penn State Agricultural Council's Youth Leadership Award.

November 20, 2017

PPEM alumni Hunter Swisher and Ben Nason recognized at first Penn State Innovation Showcase on Capitol Hill.

November 17, 2017

Drs. Terrence Bell and Kevin Hockett were awarded funding from the Strategic Networks and Initiatives Program on November 17.

Credit: James Travis, Penn State, cropped
November 14, 2017

Professor Emeritus Dr. James Travis grows organic apples, peaches, and pears in Adams County, PA.

November 10, 2017

Penn State turf network helps PPEM 2016 alumnus and entrepreneur Hunter Swisher launch Phospholutions.

Credit: Melissa Mercado, Penn State [cropped]
November 6, 2017

B.S. student Melissa Mercado is President of Adult Learners of Penn State and models for family and fellow students persevering hard work.

Credit: Colin Kruse, Ohio University
November 1, 2017

Dr. Carolee Bull was recognized for her professional achievements by her alma mater, Ohio University, during a ceremony in Athens, Ohio, on October 27.

Drs. John McDowell (L) and Paul Esker (R) | Credit: Nancy Wenner, Penn State
October 31, 2017

Dr. John M. McDowell, Professor at Virginia Tech, visited PPEM October 29-31 as a student-invited colloquium speaker.