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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Sunday September 09, 2018 ( 123 items )  

$3 Million Grant Will Fund New 3D Map of Brain's Blood Vessels
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4 -- Penn State Health issued the following news: The brain contains a complex web of tiny blood vessels that are responsible for supplying oxygen and nutrients to neurons and other cells. Scientists know they're there, but they don't know exactly what they look like -- or exactly how they work. In an upcoming project, a team of Penn State researchers will use mice as a model for creating high-resolution, 3D maps of the blood vessels in both young and aging brains.  more

'Mindful' Exhibition, Workshops Explore Mental Health
WILLIAMSPORT, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4 -- The Pennsylvania College of Technology issued the following news: Offering an opportunity to encounter and understand mental health through the lens of contemporary craft, the first exhibition of The Gallery at Penn College's 13th season runs through Oct. 11. "Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art" studies the impact mental illness has on society, and the role the arts can play in encouraging positive self-expression and guiding effective mental he  more

'Moscow on the Bluff' Series Presents 'Rachmaninoff Doubled'
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- Duquesne University issued the following news release: The Mary Pappert School of Music's newest music series returns this weekend with memorable compositions from Russian artists Sergei Rachmaninoff, Igor Stravinsky, Aram Khachaturian and Modest Mussorgsky. Concert II: Rachmaninoff Doubled, the second of the five-concert series Moscow on the Bluff, will be held this Sunday, Sept. 9, at 3 p.m. in PNC Recital Hall in the music school at Duquesne University.   more

2018 AASHE Conference & Expo One Month Away
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education issued the following news release: The 2018 AASHE Conference & Expo will be here in one month! Approximately 2,000 higher education sustainability practitioners are preparing to gather in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from Oct. 2 - 5 to examine the critical role of higher education in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through this year's theme, "Global Goal  more

A Chance to Be an Art Curator
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4 -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news: In a creative approach to curating its next art exhibition, the Arthur Ross Gallery is opening the choice of artworks to the public through its first-ever crowdsourcing effort. Named "Citizen Salon," the exhibition will feature artwork chosen through the crowdsourcing effort. Browsing from a selection of 125 pieces in University of Pennsylvania's art collection on the Citizen Salon website, partici  more

Acclaimed Actor/Comedian Will Speak at Mount Aloysius Convocation
CRESSON, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- Mount Aloysius College issued the following news: The Mount Aloysius College campus will get a taste of Hollywood on Sept. 6 during their annual campus-wide Convocation. Actor Erik Stolhanske, best known for his role as "Rabbit" in the hit comedy Super Troopers, will offer remarks focused around the Mount Aloysius annual campus theme of Motivation. The Mount Aloysius Convocation will take place Thursday, September 6 at 3:30 p.m. in the Athletic Convocation and   more

ACLU of Pennsylvania Releases Blueprint With Roadmap for Cutting Incarceration by 50 Percent
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania issued the following news release: The ACLU of Pennsylvania today released a new report that outlines how Pennsylvania can cut incarceration in half by pursuing reforms to the commonwealth's drug sentencing laws. The report also includes recommendations to reform the laws that in recent years have led to Pennsylvania having the third-highest per capita rate in the nation of people on parole, probation, or   more

ACLU-Pennsylvania Issues Statement on Continued Lockdown of State Prisons
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania issued the following statement by Executive Director Reggie Shuford: * * * On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) continued its near-total lockdown of state prisons, confining most people in the department's facilities to their cells 24 hours per day and prohibiting mail and visitation. According to the DOC, some facilities had some restrictions lifted over the weekend, and more faci  more

Advanced Media Technologies Allies With SCTE-ISBE to Strengthen Sales Efforts
EXTON, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4 -- The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers issued the following news release: The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), today announced that it has reached an agreement with Advanced Media Technologies (AMT) that will expand the availability of SCTE-ISBE learning and development resources for the cable telecom workforce. Under the agreement, AMT will represent SCTE-I  more

Altoona Alumnus Works With Ohio Innocence Project to Free Wrongfully Accused
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Sometimes in our lives, we feel drawn to a certain something--a club or a sport or an organization we want to be a part of for any number of reasons. Jesse Knowlden experienced such a moment during a tour of the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he applied for graduate school. The university operates the Ohio Innocence Project, a nonprofit organization devoted to exonerating   more

Alum of the Month September 2018
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4 -- Robert Morris University issued the following news: After being denied by three universities, Eric Linn M'99 was accepted to RMU to earn his MBA. Now he's giving back to his alma mater by helping endow a $25,000 scholarship during the Day of Giving. "If RMU didn't give me a chance, then I would not be where I am today." Eric Linn M'99 was given an educational opportunity at RMU that he will never forget. After his applications to two graduate schools of  more

Alum Wins $30K in to Develop Training Aid
GROVE CITY, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- The Grove City College issued the following news release: Grove City College alumna Hannah Vaccaro '18 took first place - and $30,000 - in this summer's ACU Startup Madness entrepreneurship competition with an idea to make potty training fun. Vaccaro won the top prize in the student business idea challenge with her pitch for PeeWee Packs, an innovative potty training aid that she and fellow Entrepreneurship major Ross Harrington '17 conceived and began deve  more

Alum Wins $30K to Develop Training Aid
GROVE CITY, Pennsylvania, Sept. 7 -- The Grove City College issued the following news release: Grove City College alumna Hannah Vaccaro '18 took first place - and $30,000 - in this summer's ACU Startup Madness entrepreneurship competition with an idea to make potty training fun. Vaccaro won the top prize in the student business idea challenge with her pitch for PeeWee Packs, an innovative potty training aid that she and fellow Entrepreneurship major Ross Harrington '17 conceived and began deve  more

American Baptists Encouraged to Participate in New Baptist Covenant's 10th Anniversary Summit
VALLEY FORGE, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- American Baptist Churches USA issued the following news release: American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and the ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary encourage American Baptists to attend "Journey to Justice"--the 10th anniversary celebration of partnering organization New Baptist Covenant--planned for Oct. 15-17 in Atlanta. Speakers are as follows: * Ruby Nell Sales, founder and director of Atlanta's Spirit House Project, a national religious   more

APPC Distinguished Research Fellow Danielle Bassett Awarded Erdos-Renyi Prize
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- The Annenberg Public Policy Center issued the following news release: The Annenberg Public Policy Center congratulates Danielle Bassett, an APPC distinguished research fellow, on being awarded the Erdos-Renyi Prize from the Network Science Society (NetSci). The prize honors the work of a scientist under the age of 40 for achievements in the field of network science. Danielle Bassett, Ph.D., the Eduardo D. Glandt Faculty Fellow and associate professor of b  more

Atheists Try to Kick Cross to the Curb in Penn. County Seal Case
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 -- The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty issued the following news release: Lehigh County, Pennsylvania defended its historic seal in court today from a militant atheist lawsuit suing to scrub the seal of a religious symbol representing one aspect of the county's rich history. In FFRF v. Lehigh County, the Wisconsin-based atheist group Freedom From Religion Foundation sued Lehigh County, demanding the county remove the image of a cross from the seal on the theory that it est  more

Balancing Sleep and Class Schedules Key to Success at SRU
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pennsylvania, Sept. 7 -- Slippery Rock University issued the following news: Pardon us if we seem to be boasting, but with enrollment and campus life thriving, it seems as though any time is a great time to be at Slippery Rock University. Technically speaking though, when is the best time to be at SRU, as in the best time of day to take a class? Well, there are many variables when it comes to finding that "perfect" time on a class schedule, including sleep. "Students' first pri  more

Beaver Biology Professor to Study Local Plant With Funding From Duquesne Light
MONACA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- Pennsylvania State University's Beaver campus issued the following news: The summer before she began working at Penn State Beaver, Sarah Nilson took a walk in the woods behind campus. It may sound like an odd excursion for a future employee, but Nilson is a plant biologist, and she wanted to see what kind of flora the campus had to offer. She got a surprise when she found Dicentra eximia -- a lot of it. Dicentra eximia, or fernleaf bleeding heart, is a pretty  more

Biology Prof. Veronique Delesalle Awarded $100,000 Grant From Pittsburgh Foundation
GETTYSBURG, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- Gettysburg College issued the following news release: Biology Prof. Veronique Delesalle was awarded a $100,000 grant for her research on host-pathogen interactions. Her research, which is titled "What genetic and ecological factors determine the evolutionary path of viral pathogens as they adapt to their bacterial hosts?" was funded through The Pittsburgh Foundation. The Pittsburgh Foundation, an organization that works to improve the quality of life in the  more

Board Chair Rich Lanzillo Named Magistrate Judge
ERIE, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- Mercyhurst University issued the following news release: Mercyhurst University Board Chair Richard A. Lanzillo has been appointed Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, seated in Erie. Lanzillo replaces Susan Paradise Baxter, who was recently confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a U.S. District Judge for western Pennsylvania. "We are extremely proud of Rich," said Mercyhurst President Michael T. Victor. "He is a thoroughly good   more

BPC Partners With Allegheny County on New Privacy-Preserving Data Project
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 -- The Bipartisan Policy Center issued the following news release: The Bipartisan Policy Center in partnership with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services in Pennsylvania has launched a project to test an emerging technology that could improve data analysis for government programs while also protecting individual privacy. It is among the first pilot projects using the emerging technology called secure multi-party computation outside of the defense and intelligenc  more

Bringing 'Stigma People' Into Focus
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- Penn State Health issued the following news: For 30 years, Dan DiFava Jr. wore depression like a lead blanket that at times became too heavy to carry. "You don't really want to die, but it's so heavy, and you just don't want to carry it anymore," said the Penn State Health Environmental Health Services employee who has attempted suicide five times. "People don't understand, so they stay away, and then you feel like no one can even help you." DiFava traces his  more

Bringing World Leaders Together Around Competing Visions of the Global Order
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 3 -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news: Former U.S. National Security Advisors H.R. McMaster and Susan Rice will be the headline speakers at a two-day Perry World House colloquium in September at the University of Pennsylvania. As part of the conference, former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nick Clegg, will participate in the Penn Biden Leaders Dialogue. The public portion of the conference, "Competing Visions of the Globa  more

California University of Pennsylvania: Leadership and Stewardship
CALIFORNIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 7 -- California University of Pennsylvania issued the following news: Junior Alex Arnold is eager to learn more about both as the 2018-2019 student member of Cal U's Council of Trustees. What does the boardroom at California University of Pennsylvania have in common with the wide open spaces of a national park? Plenty, says junior Alex Arnold, of McClellandtown, Pa. Cal U's student member of the Board of Trustees for 2018-2019, Arnold is majoring in history a  more

Can Social Media Networks Reduce Political Polarization on Climate Change?
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 3 -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news: Social media networks, which often foster partisan antagonism, may also offer a solution to reducing political polarization, according to new findings published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences from a team led by University of Pennsylvania sociologist Damon Centola. The Penn researchers asked 2,400 Republicans and Democrats to interpret recent climate-change data on Arctic sea  more

CCAC to Hold College in High School Fair at Northgate High School on Sept. 19
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Sept. 7 -- Community College of Allegheny County issued the following news release: The Community College of Allegheny County and the Northgate School District are partnering to offer high school students an opportunity to earn a 30-credit General Education Certificate through the College in High School (CIHS) program, with classes taught onsite at Northgate High School. CCAC will host a College in High School fair at Northgate High School on Wednesday, Sept. 19. CCAC  more

CCAC Washington County Center Offering a Small Business Management Hybrid Course in October
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- Community College of Allegheny County issued the following news release: The Community College of Allegheny County's Washington County Center is offering a Small Business Management course that starts October 19 and runs for eight weeks. The hybrid course combines traditional classroom instruction (60 percent) with online collaboration and learning (40 percent). The in-class portion of the course will be held at the center on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:05   more

Centre County Conservation Easement Donation Protects Forestland Along Bald Eagle Mountain
HALFMOON TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy issued the following news release: The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the donation of a conservation easement from landowners Denny and Joan Thomson to protect 377 acres of forestland in Halfmoon Township, Centre County along Bald Eagle Mountain. This protection safeguards important plant communities and wildlife habitats found within a large 320-acre contiguous forest. This forest area, position  more

Chicago Furniture Bank is Up and Running, Serving the Community
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 7 -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news: Andrew Witherspoon, James McPhail, and Griffin Amdur graduated from Wharton in May. One month later, they were off to Chicago--determined to take on the Windy City as entrepreneurs. With $100,000 in hand from Penn's President's Engagement Prize, established by President Amy Gutmann in 2015, the trio purchased a truck and signed a lease for a warehouse in the Southwest side of Chicago--the newly min  more

Childhood Cancer Research Grant Given in Honor of Virginia Beach Child
VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia, Sept. 4 -- The St. Baldrick's Foundation issued the following news release: The St. Baldrick's Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, is proud to announce that the TEAM ABBY Gives St. Baldrick's Hero Fund, created in honor of Abby Furco, from Virginia Beach, Va., will support lifesaving childhood cancer research at the University of Pennsylvania. The "TEAM ABBY Gives St. Baldrick's Scholar," Dr. Saba Ghassemi at the Abramson Cancer  more

Collective Grief Over Loss From Brazil's National Museum Fire
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news: Brian Daniels was flying over the Atlantic Ocean when the fire at the National Museum in Brazil broke out. When he landed, the archaeologist quickly learned of the potential devastation wrought by the flames: 20 million items gathered during two centuries, including Luzia, one of the oldest examples of human remains; huge entomological collections; artifacts representing countless indigenous groups.  more

College Launches Search for the Next Bucks County Poet Laureate
NEWTOWN, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4 -- Bucks County Community College issued the following news release: The search is on for the 42nd annual Bucks County Poet Laureate, according to Bucks County Community College professors Christopher Bursk and Ethel Rackin, directors of the longest-running poet laureate program in Pennsylvania. Entrants must be a Bucks County resident over age 18 who has never previously served as poet laureate, explained Bursk, the 1978 poet laureate and a longtime professor at  more

Distinguished Professors and Innovator & Entrepreneur of the Year Awarded
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- East Stroudsburg University issued the following news release: During the first All-University meeting of the academic year, on Tuesday, September 4, East Stroudsburg University presented the annual Distinguished Professor Awards and the inaugural Innovator & Entrepreneur of the Year award. The Distinguished Professor Award - the highest honor for ESU faculty to receive - is presented based on outstanding contributions to the academic life of the Univ  more

Doctors Should Pause Before Prescribing High Dosages of Gabapentin, Duquesne University Study Finds
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- Duquesne University issued the following news release: People who take high doses of gabapentin, more commonly known as Neurontin, are more likely to abuse illicit drugs than those taking lower doses, according to a Duquesne University study. The study discovered that patients taking 1,800 milligrams or more of gabapentin a day were twice as likely to use illegal opiates and have Hepatitis C than people taking lower doses. The findings were published in The  more

Dr. Erik Villard to Present USAHEC's September Perspectives in Military History Lecture
CARLISLE, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- The U.S. Army Heritage Center Foundation issued the following news release: On January 30, 1968, the North Vietnamese and their allies launched one of the largest, and most deadly, campaigns of the Vietnam War. With attacks across fronts spanning from the North/South Vietnam Boarder to Saigon, the country-wide campaign that became known as the Tet Offensive initially shocked the U.S Army. Less well known is the "Mini Tet" offensive in May of 1968 in which Amer  more

Earn a Penn State MBA in Pittsburgh
ERIE, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- Pennsylvania State University's Beaver campus issued the following news: Penn State's Master of Business Administration degree program in Pittsburgh will host two fall events for prospective students. Curriculum, course content, pre-enrollment competencies, the application process, and financial aid resources for graduate study will be discussed at an information session to be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at the Regional Learning Alliance, located at 850 Cran  more

Education Professor's Article Awarded Editorial Pick of the Year
NEW WILMINGTON, Pennsylvania, Sept. 7 -- Westminster College issued the following news release: An article co-authored by Sararose Lynch, associate professor of education at Westminster College, was selected as a favorite pick by the editorial panel of the Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School journal. Lynch served as lead author of "Productive Struggle for All: Differentiated Instruction," which was chosen as the 2018 Editorial Pick of the Year. Lynch collaborated with Jessica Hunt from N  more

Emma Schweigert Named Next Student Cafe Executive Officer of Saxbys La Salle University
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 7 -- La Salle University issued the following news release: Emma Schweigert, a senior double majoring in marketing and finance at La Salle University, has been selected as the next Student Cafe Executive Officer (SCEO) of the on-campus Saxbys. As SCEO, Schweigert is responsible for making decisions on all aspects of the business-including what Saxbys calls the Three Pillars: Team Development, Community Leadership, and Financial Management. Located in Founders'   more

Enhancing the Efficacy of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy Using a Novel Treatment Combination
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- The Wistar Institute issued the following news release: A combination of a novel inhibitor of the protein CK2 (Casein kinase 2) and an immune checkpoint inhibitor has dramatically greater antitumor activity than either inhibitor alone, according to research from The Wistar Institute that was published online in Cancer Research. Immune checkpoint inhibitors have been approved to treat several types of cancer, including some types of lung cancer and colon   more

ESU Celebrates National Constitution Day With Presentation on Immigration Policies
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- East Stroudsburg University issued the following news release: The American Democracy Project at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is sponsoring a Constitution Day event on campus with featured keynote speaker Raymond G. Lahoud, immigration attorney, on Tuesday September 18 at 6 p.m. in the Niedbala Auditorium located inside Warren E. '55 & Sandra Hoeffner Science and Technology Center. Lahoud will present on the legal and constitutional impl  more

ESU Welcomed Monroe County Businesses to Annual Economic Outlook Summit
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pennsylvania, Sept. 7 -- East Stroudsburg University issued the following news release: In collaboration with East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU), business representatives of Monroe County met at ESU's Mattioli Recreation Center for the sixth annual Economic Outlook Summit on September 7, 2017. The theme for this year's Summit was "Monroe County: Where are we going? How will we get there?" The program included a Strategic Doing exercise with Ed Morrison, J.D., t  more

ESU Welcomes New Band Director
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pennsylvania, Sept. 7 -- East Stroudsburg University issued the following news release: Jeremy Ketterer is a member of East Stroudsburg University's band, and he's on the Brian Hodge bandwagon. Hodge, hired as assistant professor of theatre at ESU, will also serve as ESU's band director. "So far, he's done a tremendous job," said Ketterer, a sophomore majoring in computer science from Sellersville, Pa. "He has brought a lot of organization to our band. He's been able to get a  more

Even If Roe Isn't Overturned, Abortion Access Could Fall, Say Penn Legal Scholars
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news: The Senate confirmation hearings with Brett Kavanaugh for associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court began on Sept. 4. One of the most divisive and turbulent topics to reach the highest court in the country for the last 40 years has been the right to abortion access, set as a constitutional right in 1973 with the Supreme Court decision handed down in Roe v. Wade. Much interest revolves around Kava  more

Former American Legion Commander to Speak at Fundraiser
CALIFORNIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- California University of Pennsylvania issued the following news: Families First event will benefit a memorial scholarship for alumnus and Korean War veteran Kerrie Gill Sr. Not too long after Korean War veteran Kerrie Gill Sr. '76, '83 passed away in 2015, American Legion Post 337 in downtown California closed its doors. A longtime member, Gill had been a sustaining force for the local post, serving three terms as post commander and, from 2011-2012, trave  more

Former Penn College Administrator Named Interim President
WILLIAMSPORT, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4 -- The Pennsylvania College of Technology issued the following news: Cathryn AddyCathryn Addy, founding director of the college's North Campus in Wellsboro, has been named interim president of NHTI in Concord, New Hampshire. Addy was hired for the Wellsboro position in March 1983, shortly after Williamsport Area Community College (forerunner to Penn College) began offering practical nursing classes at the Tioga County site. The NHTI appointment is for the d  more

Former Starbucks SVP of Corporate Responsibility Joins Chatham University as Falk Professor of Socially Responsible Business
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- Chatham University issued the following news: Sandra E. Taylor, an internationally recognized expert in corporate responsibility joins the Chatham University faculty as Falk Professor of Socially Responsible Business. Taylor is the former Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Starbucks and the founder and President of the consulting firm, Sustainable Business International. While at Starbucks, Ms. Taylor led global corporate responsibility, c  more

Geneva Invites College-Bound Students to Open House
BEAVER FALLS, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4 -- Geneva College issued the following news release: Geneva College invites high school students involved in the college search process to attend an Open House on either Monday, October 8, or Saturday, November 17, at the Beaver Falls campus. Attendees can register at Geneva.edu/openhouse. Geneva College Open House events provide high schoolers with a glimpse of life in the Christ-centered academic community. Students may tour campus, explore majors, learn a  more

HACC Signs Articulation Agreement With Eastern Mennonite University at Lancaster
LANCASTER, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- Harrisburg Area Community College issued the following news release: Students at HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, can complete an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) or an Associate in Science (AS) degree and seamlessly transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Leadership and Organizational Management program at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) at Lancaster. HACC President John J. "Ski" Sygielski, Ed.D., and Eastern Mennonite University at Lanca  more

HR Adds Enhancements to Employee Assistance Program
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news: In support of the University's commitment to wellness, Penn's Division of Human Resources (HR) has enhanced the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The primary features of the EAP, which is available to all benefits-eligible faculty, staff, and their families, are professional counseling, work/life issues, such as financial and legal guidance, and assistance for managers. Up to eight professional c  more

Immunotherapy May Be Efficacious in Patients With HIV-associated Kaposi's Sarcoma
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 7 -- The American Association for Cancer Research issued the following news release: Among a small cohort of patients with HIV-associated Kaposi's sarcoma treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors, more than 65 percent had partial or complete remission, according to results published in Cancer Immunology Research (http://cancerimmunolres.aacrjournals.org/), a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "Despite the successful and prevalent use of   more

Impact of Supreme Court Appointments Is Focus of Constitution Day Lecture Sept. 18 at Wilkes University
WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4 -- Wilkes University issued the following news: Wilkes University will observe Constitution Day on Tuesday, Sept. 18 with a timely lecture exploring Supreme Court nominations and their impact on the constitution. Michael R. Dimino, a professor at Widener University Commonwealth Law School will speak about "Supreme Court Appointments and the Battle for the Constitution". The lecture will take place at 11 a.m. in Room 106 of Breiseth Hall. Dimino is an expert  more

Is Voting on Your Board Agenda?
MECHANICSBURG, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- Pennsylvania School Board Association issued the following news: Voting is open online through Oct. 11 for 2019 PSBA officer and Insurance Trust trustee positions. Just like last year, voting takes place online through a secure, third-party website -- Simply Voting. Each member school entity casts one vote per office. One person from the school entity (usually the board secretary) is authorized to register the vote on behalf of the member school entity. Y  more

KU Council of Trustees Held First Meeting of New Academic Year
KUTZTOWN, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- Kutztown University of Pennsylvania issued the following news release: The Kutztown University Council of Trustees held first meeting of new academic year Thursday, Sept. 6 In other business, the KU Council of Trustees: *Approved new internship agreements for KU students with Aloft New York, Brooklyn, NY; Berks Coalition to End Homelessness, Reading, Pa.; BLaST IU 17, Williamsport, Pa.; Bucks County Youth Center, Doylestown, Pa.; Carelink Community Support S  more

La Roche College to Present Design Dialogue Presentation on Oct. 11
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Sept. 7 -- La Roche College issued the following news release: The La Roche College Interior Design Advisory Board will host its annual Design Dialogue Presentation at the Pittsburgh Opera House on Oct. 11. Courtney J. Garrett, a prominent name amongst emerging American artists, will take the stage to discuss the power of other spaces. Ms. Garrett has been recognized internationally for her work. Several years ago she was selected by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund to c  more

La Salle University Once Again Ranked a Top 300 University in Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education Annual College Rankings
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- La Salle University issued the following news release: The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education have once again ranked La Salle University as a Top 300 institution in their third annual College Rankings. The ranking is based on the results of the Times Higher Education U.S. Student Survey, which examines responses from more than 200,000 current college students on a range of key issues, including engagement with their studies, interactions with t  more

La Salle University Once Again Recognized for Excellence and Value by FORBES and MONEY Magazine
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4 -- La Salle University issued the following news release: La Salle University has once again been recognized by both FORBES and MONEY magazine for excellence, value, and student outcomes in their annual college rankings. FORBES ranked La Salle #349 in its 11th annual Top Colleges ranking. FORBES considers alumni salaries, debt after graduation, retention and graduation rates, and signs of individual success including academic and career accolades. Additionall  more

Learning From a Learning Activist: Jonathan Mooney To Speak at Juniata College
HUNTINGDON, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- Juniata College issued the following news release: On Wednesday, Sept. 19, Jonathan Mooney, writer and learning activist, will be speaking at Juniata College at 7 p.m. in Rosenberger Auditorium, Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts. His presentation is free and open to the public. Mooney is a graduate of Brown University who has spent much of his professional life developing organizations, programs and initiatives to improve the lives of marginalized g  more

Lebanon Valley College Welcomes Record-High 518 New Students
ANNVILLE, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4 -- Lebanon Valley College issued the following news release: Lebanon Valley College welcomed a record-breaking 518 new students this fall, exceeding last year's incoming student group, which was then the largest in the College's history. The fall 2018 class includes an all-time high 473 first-year students and 45 transfers. "Everyone who helped recruit these talented students, including many of our proud alumni, looks forward to the wonderful contributions these  more

LVC Trio Completes Primary Care Scholars Program at Hershey Medical Center
ANNVILLE, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- Lebanon Valley College issued the following news release: Three Lebanon Valley College pre-medicine students completed the prestigious two-week Primary Care Scholars Program at Hershey Medical Center this summer. Karis Brashear '19, Paige Mealing '19, and John Horne '19 gained first-hand experience in the primary care unit as they engaged with physicians, interacted with patients, and talked with other medical students. The selective program allowed the nearl  more

Mansfield Chemistry Club Wins Award at Regional Event
MANSFIELD, Pennsylvania, Sept. 7 -- Mansfield University issued the following news: The Mansfield University Chemistry Club was honored at the Corning Sectional Meeting of the American Chemical Society on May 24, 2018. The meeting was hosted at Corning Community College in Corning, NY. This annual meeting included dinner and a presentation given by Dr. Matthew Skerritt titled "The Immortal Cells of Henrietta Lacks." For consistent and exceptional representation at monthly sectional meetings,  more

Mansfield University Mourns the Passing of Winifred 'Winnie' Neff
MANSFIELD, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- Mansfield University issued the following news: The Mansfield University community is mourning the loss of Professor Emeritus Winfred "Winnie" G. Neff, who passed away Monday, September 3, 2018 at Carleton Nursing Home. Winnie was a faculty member in the Department of English until 1987. She also served as an advisor of the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority at MU. Winnie was granted emeritus status on August 6, 1987. In honoring Winnie's wishes there will be no se  more

Mary Beahm to Retire as Interim Vice President for Human Resources in January
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Mary Beahm, interim vice president for human resources at Penn State, has announced that she will retire from the University on Jan. 15, 2019. Beahm has led Penn State Human Resources since Aug. 1, 2017, following the departure of Susan Basso for a senior leadership role at Ohio State. A national search is in progress to identify a new permanent vice president. "Mary has given more than a  more

Mayor, Superintendent, Elected Officials, Students, Families #RingTheBellPHL for Start of School
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 27 -- The School District of Philadelphia issued the following news release: School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Dr. William R. Hite, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Principal Ariel Lajara, City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, students and families helped to #RingTheBellPHL and celebrated the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year with the traditional bell-ringing at Hon. Luis Munoz-Marin Elementary School. "We are so excited to begin the new school ye  more

Media Impact Funders to Strengthen Support of Local Media with Support from Knight Foundation
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4 -- The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation issued the following news release: The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded Media Impact Funders (MIF)--a member-supported network of funders who support media in the public interest--a $200,000 grant to identify and expand the number of community foundations, place-based foundations and other funders interested in supporting local news and information. With the spread of misinformation, deep cuts i  more

Moravian College Ranked #282 in Wall Street Journal / Times Higher Education College Ranking 2019
BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- Moravian College issued the following news release: Today, Moravian College announced that it's been ranked #282 out of 968 institutions nationally in the Wall Street Journal / Times Higher Education College Ranking 2019. Moravian's strongest "Pillar" was Outcomes where the college ranked in the third decile. Moravian College also ranked 107th out of 286 institutions in the Northeast region. The overall methodology for the rankings explores four key areas:   more

Moravian College Welcomes Alec Ross, Tech Policy Expert, Innovator, and Author to Campus on September 12
BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4 -- Moravian College issued the following news release: Today, Moravian College announced that author and technology policy expert Alec Ross will address students, faculty, alumni, and members of the Lehigh Valley community at Johnston Hall on Wednesday, September 12 @ 7:00 p.m. on the college's Main Street campus. Presented by the Cohen Arts & Lecture Series, Ross is considered one of America's leading experts on innovation, cybersecurity, and internet freedom a  more

Multi-Campus Collaboration Tells Story of Cancer in Central Pennsylvania
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- Penn State Health issued the following news: Penn State has launched its first cancer-related Story Map, "The Story of Cancer in Central Pennsylvania." The interactive geospatial map illustrates the extent of the cancer problem in the region. It also highlights patient navigators who help people overcome barriers to cancer care and action steps to help address cancer in the community. Using a browser-based software called Esri ArcGIS Online, the Story Map pair  more

National Conference on Child Maltreatment to Advance Innovation Through Data
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Penn State isn't just a leader on childhood well-being through its Child Maltreatment Solutions Network -- but is pushing others to be leaders, too. "One of our charges is to bring together experts related to child maltreatment to think more broadly about how to address key issues facing children today," said Christian Connell, Penn State professor of human development and family studies   more

National Constitution Center to Pilot Live Constitutional Exchanges in Classrooms Across America on Constitution Day Monday, September 17
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- The National Constitution Center issued the following news release: Today, the National Constitution Center announced plans for Constitutional Exchanges, a new initiative which will be piloted in high school classrooms this Constitution Day, Monday, September 17. Made possible by the Lauder Family Foundation, the exchanges will provide students the opportunity to engage in a constitutional conversation with their peers from around the country by answering   more

National Constitution Center's Announces Constitution Day Speakers and Programs for Monday, September 17
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- The National Constitution Center issued the following news release: Today, the National Constitution Center announced speakers and programs for its annual Constitution Day celebration on Monday, September 17. This year, the Center will welcome over 4,000 students as it commemorates the 231st anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Highlights of the Center's 2018 Constitution Day celebration include Town Hall programs with author Linda Monk on  more

New Study Links Untested Strain of E. Coli in Chicken to Human Illness, USDA Needs to Act
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- The U.S. Public Interest Research Group issued the following news release: A new report from the George Washington University Milken Institute of Public Health shows that a strain of E. coli in poultry that is rarely tested for could be linked to people contracting urinary tract infections. This gap requires a reevaluation of what strains require investigation to catch dangerous pathogens, according to experts and advocacy group U.S. Public Interest Resear  more

New Ultrasound Equipment Expands Skills Learning for HACC's DMS Students
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- Harrisburg Area Community College issued the following news release: Additional state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment will improve the learning experience for students in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) Program on the Harrisburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College. With recommendations from the program advisory committee, the College purchased a Philips EPIQ 5 ultrasound system and a Toshiba Aplio Platinum ultrasound system with  more

NRCC Releases Web Video: 'Scott Wallace: The Anti-Human Candidate'
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 -- The National Republican Congressional Committee issued the following news release: The NRCC today released a new web video, "Scott Wallace: The Anti-Human Candidate," which highlights Democrat Scott Wallace's ties to an organization that advocates taxing families for "irresponsible breeding." "Scott Wallace is pushing the most extreme agenda Pennsylvania has ever seen," said NRCC Spokesman Chris Martin. "Scott Wallace: The Anti-Human Candidate":https://youtu.be/2IbkhY_I  more

OLLI at Penn State York Welcomes New Director
YORK, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- Pennsylvania State University's York campus issued the following news: The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Penn State York is welcoming Jennifer May as the new director. May will begin working alongside the outgoing director, Peggy Chown, who will be retiring at the end of September. May joins OLLI at Penn State York with nearly 20 years of experience in educational leadership, professional development, training and nonprofit management. She was most   more

Oral Arguments Friday in Appeal of FFRF's Lehigh County, Pa., Cross Victory
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 6 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: Oral arguments take place Friday over an appeal of the Freedom From Religion Foundation's court victory regarding a cross on a Pennsylvania county seal. FFRF, a national state/church watchdog, and four individual plaintiffs won in district court last September when the judge found that the Lehigh County seal, featuring a prominent cross, was unconstitutional. Now, arguments on Friday, Sept. 7  more

Orthopedic Care Opens at LVHN's Health Center at Richland Township
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pennsylvania, Sept. 7 -- Lehigh Valley Health Network issued the following news release: Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) opened the Health Center at Richland Township on July 16 to better serve the residents of Richland Township, Quakertown and surrounding areas of Bucks County. Beginning September 10, orthopedic care for adults will be offered at the health center. Eric Lebby, MD, a resident of the community, and John Klaman, PA-C, will begin seeing patients at LVPG Orthope  more

PA Farm Bureau Asks PMMB to Maintain Dairy Price
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau issued the following news release: Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) asked the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board (PMMB) to keep the Class I over-order premium price for milk at $0.75 per hundredweight and to maintain the current formula for determining the fuel premium add-on for the six-month period beginning October 1, 2018. During testimony before PMMB, Farm Bureau noted that milk prices remain depressed and that the cycle of fo  more

Past, Present, and Future of Libraries Conference to Be Held September 27-29 in Philadelphia: Register Now
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 -- The Association of Research Libraries issued the following news: In commemoration of the American Philosophical Society's 275th anniversary, the society's library is hosting an interdisciplinary conference that explores the history of libraries, the present opportunities for libraries, and the potential future for libraries as they continue to evolve in the 21st century. "The Past, Present, and Future of Libraries" will take place Thursday-Saturday, September 27-29, 2018,  more

Pedestrian Island Project to Impact Park Avenue Traffic Starting Sept. 10
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Travel restrictions will be in place starting Monday, Sept. 10, on East Park Avenue when crews begin installation of a new pedestrian island near the intersection with McKee Street. Work crews will be conducting work between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays, resulting in two traffic changes: -- At the Park Avenue and McKee Street intersection, one travel lane will be closed during work hour  more

Pedrito Martinez Brings Latin Jazz and More to Newtown
NEWTOWN, Pennsylvania, Sept. 7 -- Bucks County Community College issued the following news release: Bucks County Community College, which has been bringing outstanding musical talent to the region for more than 50 years, proudly presents Pedrito Martinez in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 14. One of the most talented young musicians in Latin music today, the Cuban-born percussionist has become renowned for both his beautiful voice and his exceptional percussion skills. Martinez began hi  more

Penn College Awards Its First ROTC Scholarship
WILLIAMSPORT, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4 -- The Pennsylvania College of Technology issued the following news: Kurt M. Maly, of Effort, is the initial recipient of Pennsylvania College of Technology's Army ROTC First-Year Scholarship. The award covers tuition for Maly's freshman year. "We are proud to offer this scholarship for incoming ROTC students," said Carolyn R. Strickland, vice president for enrollment management and associate provost at Penn College. "For several years, ROTC students at the   more

Penn Extends Its Global Reach to Improve Health Care Education and Quality of Care in Southeast Asia
UNIVERSITY CITY, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine issued the following news release: Penn Medicine and Penn Nursing have launched a formal alliance with the Vingroup - an enterprise that encompasses a newly formed private not-for-profit university project, VinUni, as well as the largest and leading private health service provider in Vietnam, Vinmec - in an effort to improve health care and to create new undergraduate and graduate medical trai  more

Penn Medicine Researchers Receive 'Big Data' Grant From NIH to Test New Approach for Personalized Breast Cancer Treatments
UNIVERSITY CITY, Pennsylvania, Sept. 7 -- The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine issued the following news release: Despina Kontos, PhD, an associate professor of Radiology, and Lewis A. Chodosh, MD, PhD, chair of Cancer Biology and associate director of the Abramson Cancer Center, both in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, have received a five-year, $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop more effective, per  more

Pennsylvania Elected Officials Join NMMA Member on a Boat Outing
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 7 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Before Labor Day weekend, SureShade's co-founders Ron and Dana Russikoff welcomed Pennsylvania elected officials from the federal, state, and local levels for a boat ride on the Delaware River to discuss riverfront development initiatives currently underway. These events are critical for highlighting the recreational boating industry's impact and NMMA encourages all members to work wit  more

Pennsylvania Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond to Fatal Shooting of Transgender Woman in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 7 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news release: The Pennsylvania chapter of Moms Demand Action, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement in response to the shooting death of a transgender woman in Philadelphia yesterday. According to reports, Shantee Tucker, a 30-year-old Black trans woman, was found shot Wednesday on Old York Road. She later died from her i  more

Personal Care Home Administrator Training Course Begins Sept. 28 at York Campus
YORK, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- Pennsylvania State University's York campus issued the following news: Penn State York will offer the 100-hour required training program for personal care home administrators (PCHAs) beginning Sept. 28. The entire 100 hours of training is offered in a 19-session format, Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 28 to Nov. 9, on campus. The coursework includes CPR and first aid training courses. "It is important to attend this program if you are an aspiring administrator or yo  more

Physician Assistant Graduates Earn Perfect First-Time Pass Rate on National Exam
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4 -- Marywood University issued the following news release: The University's Physician Assistant graduates from the Class of 2018 earned a 100 percent first-time pass rate on their national exam. Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE), the national certifying examination given to graduating physician assistants, must be passed to be eligible for licensure in all 50 states. The Class of 2018 had a 100 percent pass rate; the national average last year   more

Provost's Colloquium Series Presents a Talk on Community on the Fringe
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- East Stroudsburg University issued the following news release: The East Stroudsburg University Provost's Colloquium Series will continue this fall. The new semester of lectures begins with a presentation by Mary Tod Gray, Ph.D., retired professor of nursing. The presentation "Community on the Fringe" will take place in Beers Lecture Hall on Wednesday September 12, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Gray's professional nursing practice extends over 50 years with 32  more

PSBA Provides Act 55 Compliant Training
MECHANICSBURG, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- Pennsylvania School Board Association issued the following news: PSBA is an approved provider of training that meets Act 55 requirements, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). On Friday, Sept. 7, you'll have access to complimentary Act 55 compliant training from PSBA with proof of attendance. This immediately affects school directors appointed on or after July 1, 2018. To learn when you or your board will be required to complete tra  more

Researchers Can Build Supercomputing Skills in Fall Training Series
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Penn State researchers looking to build their high-performance computing (HPC) skills can get both basic and intermediate training through a series of workshops hosted by the Institute for CyberScience (ICS) this fall. Each session is free but requires registration as seating is limited. The four-part series is designed to give an overview of high-performance computing and its uses in res  more

Rev. Jacquline Saxon Called as Executive Minister of Mid-American Baptist Churches
VALLEY FORGE, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- American Baptist Churches USA issued the following news release: The Mid-American Baptist Churches has announced that the Rev. Jacquline (Jackie) L. Saxon has been called to serve as the next Executive Minister of Mid-American Baptist Churches (American Baptist Churches of Iowa and Minnesota). The Executive Minister Search Committee presented Saxon as the candidate for Executive Minister to the Board of Region Ministries at their board meeting on August 25  more

Scott Perry Does Not Stand With Workers
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- The Pennsylvania Democratic Party issued the following news: Today, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party issued the following statement on Scott Perry and Donald Trump's attack on the paychecks of federal workers. Last week, the Trump Administration told Congress it plans to cancel a planned wage increase for federal workers. The announcement concluded a series of actions and votes by Scott Perry and Washington Republicans that led to this cancellation. In Fe  more

Scott Wagner Must Immediately Fire Transphobic Campaign Consultant Ray Zaborney And Campaign Manager Jason High
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Sept. 7 -- The Pennsylvania Democratic Party issued the following news: Today, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party is calling on Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner to immediately fire campaign consultant Ray Zaborney following a Billy Penn report that he shared a transphobic meme in a group text with top Wagner campaign officials. He must also fire campaign manager Jason High, who was included in the group text and failed to denounce Zaborney's shameful acti  more

Spectrum to Kick Off With Self-portraits and Silent Movies
BRADFORD, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- The University of Pittsburgh's Bradford campus issued the following news release: The Fall Spectrum arts series will begin next week with silent movies accompanied by piano music, just as they would have been in their heyday and an exhibition of artists' self-portraits. All Spectrum events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. The exhibition "Mirrored: Artists'Self Portraits" will be on display in the KOA Art Gallery from Sept. 10 through O  more

SRU Featured in Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education Rankings
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- Slippery Rock University issued the following news: Slippery Rock University has once again been featured as among the best national colleges and universities in the 2019 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings. The WSJ/THE rankings include a total of 968 institutions nationwide. Developed in partnership with U.S. experts and universities, the rankings adopt a balanced scorecard approach. WSJ/THE uses 15 individual performance metrics  more

SRU Student Attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- Slippery Rock University issued the following news: Jacob Gillette, a Slippery Rock University junior political science major from Schuylkill Haven, is working in the office of state Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-Philadelphia, as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. Gillette is one of nine students participating in The Harrisburg Internship Semester program, which provides students the opportunity to work in al  more

SRU to Recognize Fallen Alumni at Annual 'Salute to Military and First Responders Day'
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4 -- Slippery Rock University issued the following news: Every day men and women in uniform risk their lives in service to their country and local communities. In recognition of their service and to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, Slippery Rock University will host its annual "Salute to Military and First Responders Day" Sept. 29. The day's events will begin at 8:30 a.m. at SRU's Mihalik-Thompson Stadium with the Fallen Rock Dash, a memor  more

SRU's New Associate Provost Emphasizes 'All-Global' Mindset
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- Slippery Rock University issued the following news: As an American traveling to China to teach English in 2000, Sam Heikinen figured he'd be there for 10 months and then return home to Michigan where he had just graduated from college. He stayed for five years. He met his wife there. He also developed a career passion that led to his recent appointment as associate provost for global engagement at Slippery Rock University. "I don't think I knew the term   more

Student Entrepreneurship at Core of Newly Released Policy Blueprint
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: As chair of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity (CICEP), Penn State President Eric J. Barron on Sept. 5 presented a new policy blueprint for how public universities and the federal government can strengthen their partnership to build a modern workforce that meets the evolving needs of employers and collaborate on innov  more

Superior Court Judge to Speak at Lincoln University Public Forum
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pennsylvania, Sept. 7 -- Lincoln University issued the following news: Lincoln will be hosting a public forum titled "Why the Constitution Matters to Us Today" with guest speaker Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Carolyn H. Nichols. Nichols was elected to a 10-year term in 2017. Previously, she was elected to the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court in 2011 and conducted felony jury trials in criminal court where she worked to protect the rights of crime victims, and the accused  more

Synthetic DNA Technology Provides a Novel Strategy for Effective Delivery of a Complex Anti-HIV Agent
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4 -- The Wistar Institute issued the following news release: Scientists at The Wistar Institute have applied their synthetic DNA technology to engineer a novel eCD4-Ig anti-HIV agent and to enhance its potency in vivo, providing a new simple strategy for constructing complex therapeutics for infectious agents as well as for diverse implications in therapeutic delivery. This critical development was published online in the journal EBio Medicine. The developmen  more

Synthetic DNA Vaccine Effective Against Influenza A Virus Subtype That Is Responsible for More Severe Influenza Seasons
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- The Wistar Institute issued the following news release: Currently available vaccines for the prevention of seasonal influenza virus infection have limited ability to induce immunity against diverse H3N2 viruses, an influenza A subtype that has led to high morbidity and mortality in recent years. Now, Wistar scientists have engineered a synthetic DNA vaccine shown to produce broad immune responses against these H3N2 viruses. Study results were published   more

The Medical Minute: Back to School Often Means Back to Acne
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Being a teenager can be tough. Teens must manage high school and the pressures of adolescence while at the same time battling stubborn acne. During summer vacation, teenage acne often lessens because of greater sun exposure and decreased stress, but with school back in session, it's necessary to remind teens of good skin-care practices and ways to treat acne before it becomes a major concern. Acn  more

The Medical Minute: Back to School Often Means Back to Acne
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- Penn State Health issued the following news: Being a teenager can be tough. Teens must manage high school and the pressures of adolescence while at the same time battling stubborn acne. During summer vacation, teenage acne often lessens because of greater sun exposure and decreased stress, but with school back in session, it's necessary to remind teens of good skin care practices and ways to treat acne before it becomes a major concern. Acne affects about 85 p  more

The Opioid Epidemic: Developing a GeoStory for Crawford County
MEADVILLE, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4 -- Allegheny College issued the following news: Like many areas in the nation, Crawford County is reckoning with the ongoing opioid crisis, which is silencing the voices of young people, wreaking havoc on families, and eating away at the social fabric of many communities at an alarming rate. Rebecca Dawson, assistant professor of biology and global health studies at Allegheny College, and student researchers are attempting to shed some light on the crisis local  more

The University's Art Therapy Programs Receive Top Rankings
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, Sept. 7 -- Marywood University issued the following news release: Marywood University was recently notified that its Graduate Art Therapy program is ranked first for the best art therapy program in the country based upon affordability. Additionally, Marywood's undergraduate program is ranked 30th for best Undergraduate Art Therapy program in the country. Both the graduate and undergraduate rankings were done by Best Counseling Degrees and were ranked by affordability fro  more

Thiel College Food Drive Yields More Than 3,000 Pounds of Donations for Good Shepherd
GREENVILLE, Pennsylvania, Sept. 7 -- Thiel College issued the following news release: First-year students and their peers, mentors and advisors at Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, collected more than 3,000 pounds of food during the College's inaugural food drive. "We exceeded our goal of 2,500 pounds and have set the stage for an annual tradition that will connect our first-year students with the region and create a sense of belonging both on campus and   more

Third Annual Penn Global Week Fosters a World-Minded Campus
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 7 -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news: The third-annual Penn Global Week kicks off Sept. 11. Through Sept. 14, the University's global campus and the fullness of students' diverse experiences will be celebrated. Underlying every event of this year's week: a theme of access. "Now more than ever, we are committed to 'global for all'--providing a meaningful global experience to every Penn student," says Amy Gadsden, executive director for  more

This Week in Pennsylvania: Moms Demand Action Volunteers Stood Alongside Law Enforcement and Legislators at Press Conferences Across the State Urging Legislature to Pass HB 2060 to Protect Domestic Abuse Victims
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news release: This week, volunteers with the Pennsylvania chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, joined state legislators of both parties, local law enforcement and concerned citizens in hosting five press conferences to demand that Pennsylvania lawmakers pass HB 2060 before the session closes this year. HB 2060 would  more

Three Penn Medicine Gene Therapy Innovators Receive International Award for Pioneering Work to Treat Childhood Blindness
UNIVERSITY CITY, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4 -- The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine issued the following news release: Three Penn Medicine ophthalmology innovators will receive the 2018 Antonio Champalimaud Vision Award for their revolutionary work leading to the first successful gene therapy to cure an inherited cause of childhood blindness. The Penn recipients are Jean Bennett, MD, PhD, the F.M. Kirby Professor of Ophthalmology; Samuel G. Jacobson, MD, PhD, a professor of O  more

Tom and Mary Ellen Litzinger Create $1.2 Million Endowment for Shaver's Creek
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Mary Ellen and Tom Litzinger have established the $1.2 million Mary Ellen and Thomas A. Litzinger Endowment at Shaver's Creek through a bequest to ensure educational opportunities and a sustainable future for Shaver's Creek Environmental Center at Penn State. The couple also contributed financially to the recent renovation and expansion of the center, located in Petersburg, Huntingdon Cou  more

Trustee Named State Dep't. Director of Policy Planning
GROVE CITY, Pennsylvania, Sept. 7 -- The Grove City College issued the following news release: Grove City College Chairman of the Board of Trustees David R. Rathburn '79 and President Paul J. McNulty '80 extend congratulations to Dr. Kiron Skinner, a member of the College's Board of Trustees, on her appointment as Director of Policy Planning for the U.S. Department of State. The Chairman and the President issued the following joint statement: "On behalf of Grove City College, we offer Dr. Ski  more

University of Pennsylvania Receives $2 Million From Marc J. Leder for Behavior Change for Good Initiative
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School issued the following news release: The University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce a $2 million gift to the Behavior Change for Good Initiative from Marc J. Leder, W'83, which promises to accelerate the effort to solve the problem of enduring behavior change.The donation establishes the Marc J. Leder Behavior Change for Good Term Fund at the School of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School. The Behav  more

University Police Asks Penn State Community to Beware of Scammers
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Penn State University Police and Public Safety cautions the Penn State community to beware of scammers, particularly those who try to reach their victims via phone calls, text messages and emails. Criminals frequently use phone calls, texts and emails to victimize the unsuspecting with theft scams, using elaborate plots to lure victims into revealing details about his or her identity or a  more

Uptown Jazz Series' New Season Theme is Giants of Jazz
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Sept. 7 -- Duquesne University issued the following news release: Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie and Herbie Hankcock are just a sampling of the renowned artists whose music will be highlighted in the new season of the Uptown Jazz Series at Duquesne University. Presented by the Mary Pappert School of Music, the Uptown Jazz Series: Giants of Jazz kicks off its third season on Monday, Sept. 10, with Giants of Jazz--Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk at   more

Villanova University Awarded Membership in Farm Forward's Leadership Circle
VILLANOVA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- Villanova University issued the following news release: Villanova University announced that it has been awarded membership in Farm Forward's Leadership Circle, a program that recognizes pioneering institutions leveraging their buying power to change the way animals are raised for food. Villanova joins other members of the Leadership Circle, including Cal Dining at UC Berkeley, Bon Appetit Management Company, Airbnb and Dr. Bronner's. "Leadership Circle insti  more

Villanova University Celebrates 13th Annual St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service, Sept. 15
VILLANOVA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 7 -- Villanova University issued the following news release: More than 5,000 Villanova students, faculty, staff, alumni and their families will come together on Saturday, Sept. 15 to perform service in partnership with local organizations and neighborhood agencies in celebration of the 13th annual St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service. Volunteers will visit more than 130 service sites throughout the Greater Philadelphia area and beyond. Service is central to Vil  more

Villanova University to Host Bryan Stevenson, Author of Its One Book Villanova Program Selection, 'Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption'
VILLANOVA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- Villanova University issued the following news release: Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, believes in the redeeming power of mercy - especially for the vulnerable and oppressed. Stevenson's book was chosen as Villanova University's 2018 One Book Villanova program selection and the author will visit the University Friday, Sept. 14. In Just Mercy, Stevenson poignantly chronicles his evolution from a young lawyer who found  more

Westminster Earns Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education Ranking
NEW WILMINGTON, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- Westminster College issued the following news release: Westminster College continues to be ranked as one of the best colleges nationwide, according to the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (WSJ/THE) College Rankings 2019. Westminster, which has been listed annually since the ranking's 2016 inception, is among the top 30 percent of U.S. higher education institutions. Westminster placed at 281 among the 986 U.S. colleges and universities recogniz  more

Westminster Ranked Among the Best by Washington Monthly
NEW WILMINGTON, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4 -- Westminster College issued the following news release: Westminster College continues to be recognized as one of the nation's best, earning a spot among the top 100 "Best Liberal Arts Colleges" in Washington Monthly's 2018 College Guide and Rankings. Westminster also ranked #13 out of 228 colleges in the graduation rate performance category, as well as being named a "Best Bang for the Buck College" in the Northern region for helping non-wealthy students   more

Wilkes University Holds Summer Commencement Ceremony on Sept. 9, 2018
WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- Wilkes University issued the following news: Wilkes University will hold its summer commencement ceremony on Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. in the Henry Gymnasium of the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference Center. More than 300 graduates will receive bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at the event. Deborah Zbegner, dean of the Passan School of Nursing at Wilkes University, will deliver the commencement address. Zbegner was appointed as the first dean of the   more

Wilkes University Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership Students Receive Student Showcase Award at ACBSP Conference
WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4 -- Wilkes University issued the following news: Two Wilkes University students from the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership were awarded the Student Showcase Award at the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) Conference. Grace Boyle of Andreas, Pa., and Patrice Lonardi of Harrisburg, Pa., presented their research, Excellence in Undergraduate Business Programs through Promotion. It highlights trends in digital promotion of un  more

Willford to Lead Developmental Neurotoxicology Society
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- Slippery Rock University issued the following news: Jennifer Willford, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of psychology, has been named president-elect of the Developmental Neurotoxicology Society. Willford was elected by a majority vote of DNTS members and will serve a two-year term. The DNTS is an organization that promotes scientific research that focusses on the developmental origins of nervous system disorders and their long-term effects  more