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State Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Sunday June 23, 2019 ( 94 items )  

$10 Million Gift Endows Carnegie Mellon Deanship
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, June 18 -- Carnegie Mellon University issued the following news: Carnegie Mellon University Trustee and alumnus Lane Bess, and his wife, Letty, have made a $10 million gift to endow the dean's chair for the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The gift will allow Dean Richard Scheines and his successors to incentivize innovation around the college's strategic initiatives and emerging priorities across its nine departments and programs, and in its facult  more

Air Products to Highlight New Gas Density Sensor for Continuous Measurement of Furnace Atmospheres at POWDERMET2019
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pennsylvania, June 17 -- Air Products and Chemicals issued the following news release: Air Products (NYSE:APD) will highlight its new gas density sensor at POWDERMET2019, the International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials, to be held June 23-26 in Phoenix. The new sensor has been helping heat treaters achieve production efficiencies in a variety of furnaces for hydrogen concentration measurement on the hot zone and cooling zone for nitrogen-hydrogen atmosph  more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld: The Legal Intelligencer Names Jason Weil a Lawyer on the Fast Track
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 18 -- Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld, a law firm, issued the following news release: Jason Weil, counsel in the intellectual property practice at Akin Gump, has been named by The Legal Intelligencer as one of its 2019 Lawyers on the Fast Track. The list, part of the publication's Professional Excellence Awards, highlights "the great work and achievements across the full breadth of the Pennsylvania legal community." Dr. Weil's work encompasses a range of techn  more

AMETEK Announces Appointment of Tod E. Carpenter to Board of Directors
BERWYN, Pennsylvania, June 17 -- AMETEK, a manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, issued the following news release: AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Tod E. Carpenter as a new director of the Company. Mr. Carpenter serves as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), a leading worldwide manufacturer of filtration products and solutions that serve a diverse set of markets  more

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania: Trustees Approve Professional Sales and Marketing Major
BLOOMSBURG, Pennsylvania, June 19 -- Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania issued the following news release: Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's Council of Trustees approved a new major in professional sales and marketing at its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, June 19. The new major in the Zeigler College of Business will need approval from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors before it is offered. The professional sales and marketing major builds upon BU's  more

Bristol-Myers Squibb Awards Delaware Valley University $20,000 Grant for Undergraduate Student Research
DOYLESTOWN, Pennsylvania, June 18 -- Delaware Valley College issued the following news: Bristol-Myers Squibb, a leading biopharma company, has awarded Delaware Valley University a $20,000 grant to fund student research. Through Student Research, a course at the University, undergraduates spend a semester exploring a topic of their choosing under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Students form and test hypotheses and present their results to the University community as part of the course. The fu  more

Bucknell University Researchers Identify New Sexually Diverse Bush Tomato Species
LEWISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 18 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Bucknell University issued the following news: * * * - Plant Discovery Challenges Notion of Binary Sexuality * * * A new species of bush tomato discovered in remote Australia provides a compelling example of the fact that sexuality among Earth's living creatures is far more diverse and interesting than many people realize. Bucknell University postdoctoral fellow Angela McDonnell and biology professor Chris Martine led a collaborative   more

Carnegie Mellon University: NASA Selects Carnegie Mellon to Develop Lunar Pit Exploration Technology
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, June 18 -- Carnegie Mellon University issued the following news: By Byron Spice NASA has approved a $2 million research initiative for Carnegie Mellon University roboticists to develop technologies necessary for robotic exploration of pits on the moon -- the lunar equivalent of sinkholes -- which might provide access to shelter and resources that could sustain future lunar missions. William "Red" Whittaker, professor in CMU's Robotics Institute, has proposed using on  more

Carnegie Mellon University: Online Atlas of Aquatic Insects Aids Water-Quality Monitoring
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, June 21 [TNSresearch] -- Carnegie Mellon University issued the following news: A new online field guide to aquatic insects in the eastern United States, macroinvertebrates.org, promises to be an important tool for monitoring water quality, and support learning how to correctly identify freshwater insects inhabiting rivers, lakes and streams. Carnegie Mellon University, working with Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CMNH), the Stroud Water Research Center, the Univer  more

Carnegie Mellon University: Researchers Develop First Mind-controlled Robotic Arm Without Brain Implants
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, June 22 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Carnegie Mellon University issued the following news: A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota, has made a breakthrough that could benefit paralyzed patients and those with movement disorders. Using a noninvasive brain-computer interface (BCI), scientists have developed the first successful mind-controlled robotic arm exhibiting the ability to continuously track and follow   more

Carnegie Mellon University: Researchers See Around Corners to Detect Object Shapes
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, June 19 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Carnegie Mellon University issued the following news: Computer vision researchers have demonstrated they can use special light sources and sensors to see around corners or through gauzy filters, enabling them to reconstruct the shapes of unseen objects. The researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Toronto and University College London said this technique enables them to reconstruct images in great detail, including  more

Carnegie Mellon University: Student Researchers Explore EEG Technology
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, June 20 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Carnegie Mellon University issued the following news: Neural imaging techniques are used to identify and diagnose neurological disorders like epilepsy, sleep disorders and strokes. Devices vary in cost, resolution and accessibility, with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines the most effective, but also the most costly and difficult to maintain. Electroencephalography (EEG) machines are at the other end of the range as the most affor  more

CCAC, OU Provide New Educational Opportunities for CCAC Nursing Graduates
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, June 13 -- Community College of Allegheny County issued the following news release: The Community College of Allegheny County and Ohio University have entered into a collaborative agreement that provides students who earn an associate degree in Nursing at CCAC with an academic pathway to seamlessly transfer into a parallel bachelor's degree program at Ohio University that can be completed entirely online. The Ohio University School of Nursing RN to BSN program is desig  more

CCP's Track and Field Team Members Take National Honors and Sprint Towards Future Success
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 18 -- Community College of Philadelphia issued the following news: Eleven track and field athletes from Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) captured All-America honors for the 2019 NJCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field season, according to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). CCP athletes who received All-America honors include: Jamail Khan, Christian Nuelle, Sean Ringgold, Kory Wharton, Donoven Cook, Elizabeth Chukwue  more

Comcast Launches Eye-Control for The Television
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 17 -- Comcast, a cable television company, issued the following news release: * * * - In The U.S., More Than 48 Million People Live With Physical Disabilities, Making Seemingly Everyday Tasks More Difficult. - X1 Eye Control Allows Viewers to Change The Channel, Set a Recording, Search for A Show And More, All With a Glance. * * * Comcast today launched a feature that gives people with physical disabilities like spinal cord injuries or amyotrophic lateral sc  more

Comcast to Launch Amazon Music on Xfinity X1 And Xfinity Flex
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 20 -- Comcast, a cable television company, issued the following news release: In the first pay-TV collaboration, Amazon Music will be integrated throughout the X1 and Flex user interface. Customers can say "Amazon Music" into the voice remote to instantly access millions of songs and thousands of playlists and stations. Comcast today announced the launch of Amazon Music on Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex, marking the first time the ad-free and on demand streaming s  more

Dechert Antitrust Team Wins The Deal's 'Deal of the Year' Award
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 20 -- Dechert, a law firm, issued the following news release: The outstanding work of Dechert's antitrust team was recognized when CVS Health's US$70 billion acquisition of health insurer Aetna was named "Deal of the Year" by The Deal, the leading U.S. M&A publication. The Deal selected CVS/Aetna based on its complexity and success. CVS/Aetna was also named "Healthcare & Pharma Deal of the Year" by The Deal. The transaction raised novel vertical theories of com  more

Dechert Product Liability Team Honored as Litigation Department of the Year
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 21 -- Dechert, a law firm, issued the following news release: Dechert's Product Liability and Mass Tort group has been named as "Litigation Department of the Year for Product Liability" by the New York Law Journal. Each year, the publication honors attorneys and judges who have made "a remarkable difference in the legal profession in New York" -- whether in shaping the law, achieving outsized results for their clients, being an outstanding jurist or assisting th  more

Department of Health Encourages Men to Be Vigilant About Their Health, Regularly See a Health Care Provider
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 17 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health issued the following news release: The Department of Health today encouraged all Pennsylvania men to take the proper steps to stay healthy and stressed the importance of knowing the risk factors of certain diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, that can have life-threatening impacts. "Men often only visit the doctor when they need acute care for an illness," Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. "Visiting the d  more

Department of Health Reminds Pennsylvanians to Protect Themselves From Ticks, Mosquitoes When Outdoors
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 19 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health issued the following news release: Department of Health officials today reminded Pennsylvanians that ticks and mosquitoes can transmit dangerous diseases in their bites and encouraged residents to learn the proper ways to protect against them when outside this summer. "Each year, mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus and ticks that carry Lyme disease are found across Pennsylvania," Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine   more

Department of Human Services Highlights Need for Minimum Wage Increase to Help End Cycle of Poverty
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 17 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services issued the following news: Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today joined Senator Vincent Hughes, Senator Art Haywood, Representative Patty Kim, legislators from the State Senate and House of Representatives, SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, and direct care workers to highlight the need for a minimum wage increase to support working Pennsylvanians. Governor Tom Wolf's 2019-2020 proposed bud  more

Dirks: Twilight Broadcasting to Acquire WEEU License
READING, Pennsylvania, June 20 -- Dirks, Van Essen, Murray and April, a merger and acquisition firm, issued the following news release: Twilight Broadcasting, a New Freedom, Pennsylvania-based company led by Robert Lowe, is acquiring the WEEU 830 AM license in Reading, Pennsylvania from Reading Eagle Company. Reading Eagle Company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in March, had solicited bids for the WEEU license when it was not included in the sale of the rest of the Reading E  more

DOE Tasks Carnegie Mellon University With Securing Energy Grid With Blockchains
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, June 20 -- Carnegie Mellon University issued the following news: On a frigid day in December 2015, more than 230,000 Ukrainian residents lost power for an afternoon. Lights went out, televisions shut off and heaters froze. Their power grid had been hacked. Malicious hackers pose a legitimate threat to the energy grid, and that's why the U.S. Department of Energy awarded two Carnegie Mellon University researchers a $400,000 grant to strengthen grid security using block  more

Fortna Continues Tradition of Charitable Donations and Giving Back to the Local and Global Community
READING, Pennsylvania, June 19 -- Fortna, a provider of supply chain services, issued the following news release: Fortna(R), The Distribution Experts(R), continues to focus on altruism as an important part of the company's culture. Since 2017, Fortna has donated, on behalf of its associates, to multiple North American and global disaster relief and humanitarian efforts carried out by charitable organizations including, but not limited to, The American Red Cross, The British Red Cross, The Canad  more

Fox Chase Cancer Center: Cancer Prediction Models May Provide False Sense of Reliability for Guiding Care
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 19 -- The Fox Chase Cancer Center issued the following news release: Allocation of clinical resources in oncology depends on a physician's ability to predict recurrence and survival events and rates. Currently, clinicians use a tumor's stage, grade and type as primary determinants of recurrence. Over the last decade, dozens of predictive models have been developed to improve on the ability of stage, grade and type to predict recurrence. Many are used in every da  more

Fox Chase Cancer Center: Mark Sobczak Named a 2019 Fellow of the American College of Radiology
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 19 -- The Fox Chase Cancer Center issued the following news release: Mark Sobczak, MD, FACR, clinical director in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, was selected as a 2019 Fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR Fellowship is a highly selective honor that recognizes a history of service to the ACR, radiation oncology, teaching, and research. Sobczak is one of only eight radiation oncologists in the United States   more

Global Restructuring Review Names Dechert Among Global Elite for Second Time
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 17 -- Dechert, a law firm, issued the following news release: For the second consecutive year, Dechert LLP has been named by Global Restructuring Review among the global elite of law firms with leading restructuring and insolvency practices. Firms named to the publication's "GRR 30" list are assessed on the size and scope of their restructuring teams and on the value, volume and significance of the matters handled. Dechert was also named a winner in the publica  more

II-VI Incorporated Introduces High Power Collimated Laser Bars and Collimated Semi-Framed Stacks for Direct Diode and Diode-Pumped Solid State Lasers
SAXONBURG, Pennsylvania, June 17 -- II-VI, a provider of micro-optics, issued the following news release: II-VI Incorporated (Nasdaq:IIVI), a leader in high power semiconductor lasers, today announced the introduction of its high power laser bars and semi-framed stacks mounted with micro-optic collimator lenses, offering customers very cost-effective modular assemblies that have high performance and reliability and can be easily integrated into direct diode lasers and diode-pumped solid state (  more

II-VI Incorporated Introduces High Power Laser Light Cables for Blue Lasers in Materials Processing
SAXONBURG, Pennsylvania, June 18 -- II-VI, a provider of micro-optics, issued the following news release: II-VI Incorporated (Nasdaq:IIVI), a global leader in laser materials processing solutions, today introduced its new high power laser light cables for blue laser beams. The electrification of transportation is accelerating and driving the demand for laser processing of copper, a metal of choice in electric vehicles due to its high conductivity. Copper's absorption of high power blue laser e  more

II-VI Incorporated Launches Faster Laser Processing Heads With Integrated Vision Systems for Precision Welds in Next Generation Automotive Manufacturing
SAXONBURG, Pennsylvania, June 19 -- II-VI, a provider of micro-optics, issued the following news release: II-VI Incorporated (Nasdaq:IIVI), a global leader in laser materials processing solutions, today introduced its new faster RLSK remote laser processing heads with integrated vision systems that enable state-of-the-art precision welds that are critical in next-generation automotive manufacturing. The increasing precision, versatility, and speed of laser processing heads, which have over tim  more

II-VI Incorporated to Showcase Innovations at Laser World of Photonics 2019
SAXONBURG, Pennsylvania, June 20 -- II-VI, a provider of micro-optics, issued the following news release: II-VI Incorporated (Nasdaq:IIVI), a global leader in engineered materials and laser solutions, today announced that it will present a series of innovations at Laser World of Photonics, June 24-27, 2019, in Munich, Germany. II-VI will showcase in Hall A2, Booth #117 the following new products and solutions: Remote laser processing head with seam tracking: II-VI's new RLSK version is faster   more

Independence Announces New Sponsorship With The Franklin Institute
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 20 -- Independence Blue Cross, a subsidiary of Independence Health Group, issued the following news release: Independence Blue Cross (Independence) announces a new collaboration with The Franklin Institute in support of Science After Hours and the Giant Heart exhibit. Science After Hours The Franklin Institute's Science After Hours is a monthly after-hours event designed exclusively for adults ages 21 and over. As lead sponsor, Independence's support will help  more

Kutztown University Signs Dual Enrollment Agreements With Three Local School Districts
KUTZTOWN, Pennsylvania, June 20 -- Kutztown University of Pennsylvania issued the following news release: Kutztown University signed five-year dual enrollment agreements with Antietam, Brandywine Heights Area and Fleetwood Area School Districts on Thursday, June 20, to facilitate an advanced college-experience program to recruit outstanding students to KU and provide them with instruction and personal-growth opportunities. Kutztown University President Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson and Provost and V  more

Morgan Lewis Advises Nevakar on $50M Product Financing Agreement
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 20 -- Morgan Lewis, a law firm, issued the following news release: Morgan Lewis represented Nevakar Inc. in a $50 million product financing agreement with an affiliate of NovaQuest Capital Management LLC for the continued development of five differentiated, sterile injectable products. Nevakar is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing multiple assets in the ophthalmic and injectable areas. NovaQuest is an investor in life sciences and healthcare focused  more

Pa. State Rep. McClinton Congratulates Anti-Gun Violence Grassroots Community Organizations in Her District on Receiving City Grants
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 21 -- The Pennsylvania House Democrats issued the following news release on behalf of Pennsylvania State Rep. Joanna McClinton, D-Philadelphia/Delaware: State Rep. Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, congratulated two organizations from her district on receiving a portion of $708,354 in city grants for grassroots efforts to stem gun violence in Philadelphia. The two organizations, Community of Compassion and Muslims 4 Humanity, were among two dozen city-based or  more

Pennsylvania A.G. Shapiro Secures $5.3 Million in Debt Relief for 570 Pennsylvania ITT Tech Students in Multistate Settlement
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 17 -- Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro issued the following news release: * * * - Settlement provides $168 million for more than 18,000 students nationwide harmed by CUSO, LLC's abusive lending practices * * * Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that a bipartisan coalition of 44 Attorneys General reached a settlement with Student CU Connect CUSO, LLC ("CUSO") that includes more than $168 million in debt relief for more than 18,000 former stu  more

Pennsylvania Democratic Party Issues Statement on President Trump's Campaign Relaunch
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 18 -- The Pennsylvania Democratic Party issued the following statement by Chairwoman Nancy Patton Mills on the official relaunch of the President Trump campaign: "As Donald Trump relaunches his campaign, Pennsylvanians are remembering what a failure the president has been for the commonwealth's working families. His list of broken promises keeps growing, and the damaging effects of his reckless policies become clearer every day. "Trump promised better health care  more

Pennsylvania Democratic Party: How to Watch the First 2020 Presidential Primary Debate From Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 19 -- The Pennsylvania Democratic Party issued the following news: The first 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary debate takes place over two nights--June 26 and June 27--in Miami. Each night features ten Democratic hopefuls sharing their 2020 vision on a debate stage for the first time! The debates begin at 9:00 PM ET both nights. Here's how to watch with local Democrats or at home from your couch. Watch with Us RSVP to an official PA Democratic Watch Party to  more

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: Grant Funding Available to Expand Brewing Industry in PA
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 17 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture issued the following news release: Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding today announced the availability of grants to conduct promotion, marketing, and research projects to increase the quality, profitability, production, and sale of malt and brewed beverages produced in Pennsylvania. "Pennsylvania's brewing industry is one of the strongest in the nation, and it is imperative that we continue to innovate, expan  more

Pennsylvania Department of Education: Wolf Administration Joins 24 Educators at Utz Foods Facility for Teacher in Workplace Program
HANOVER, Pennsylvania, June 17 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Education issued the following news: The Wolf Administration today joined officials from Utz Quality Foods as the company welcomed 24 educators participating in the Teacher in the Workplace (TIW) program, a collaboration between local educators and businesses to better prepare students with the skills for in-demand jobs. "By connecting directly with employers, teachers can learn first-hand about the skills and knowledge their stu  more

Pennsylvania Department of Health Launches Medical Marijuana Research Program
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 20 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health issued the following news release: The Pennsylvania Department of Health today launched the first-in-the-nation research program for medical marijuana by announcing the first three approved clinical registrants that will work with approved universities to conduct clinical research on any of the 21 serious medical conditions. "Pennsylvania is on the forefront of clinical research on medical marijuana," Secretary of Heal  more

Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry: Wolf Administration Joins Educators and Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology for Teacher in Workplace Program
LANCASTER, Pennsylvania, June 19 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry issued the following news release: Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak today helped launch the new Teacher in the Workplace program at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology's Greiner Advanced Manufacturing Center in Lancaster. Oleksiak joined teachers and toured the manufacturing center. Championed by Governor Tom Wolf, the Teacher in the Workplace (TIW) program enables educators to  more

Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf Announces New Funding to Provide Lehigh Valley Workers With In-Demand Manufacturing Credentials
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 18 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding for the Northampton Community College (NCC) to provide opportunities for unemployed and underemployed workers to gain entry-level skills needed for in-demand manufacturing positions. "The Lehigh Valley has a rich history of manufacturing, but as the manufacturing sector evolves to meet the demands of the 21st century economy, our   more

Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf Commends House of Representatives on PA Farm Bill Passage
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 20 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Governor Wolf today applauded the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for its passage of ten bills related to the governor's PA Farm Bill, a historic proposal to provide support for and continued investments in the commonwealth's agriculture industry. "I commend the state House of Representatives for its continued support of agriculture and the investments made through this legislative pack  more

Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf Commends Senate for Unanimous Passage of Justice Reinvestment Legislation
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 18 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Governor Tom Wolf today thanked Senate members for their bi-partisan passage of JRI2, the second phase of the Justice Reinvestment initiative, to address the high cost of incarceration, among other criminal justice reforms. "I'm very grateful to the Senate for understanding why JRI2 is so important in Pennsylvania's continued pursuit of commonsense criminal justice reform, and for passing it   more

Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf Declares 'Juneteenth National Freedom Day' in Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 19 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Tom Wolf signed into law Act 9, formerly House Bill 619, which designates June 19 as "Juneteenth National Freedom Day" in Pennsylvania. "While Independence Day marks the conception of a free nation, Juneteenth is a celebration of the fulfillment of this ideal through the Emancipation Proclamation," said Gov. Wolf. "In honoring this day, I encourage all Pennsylvanians to reflec  more

Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf Eager to Sign PA GI Bill to Support Military Families
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 18 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Governor Tom Wolf today commended the General Assembly for its work to advance the PA GI Bill to provide post-secondary educational credits for Pennsylvania Guard members' families. HB 1324 was voted unanimously out of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committee today and is another step closer to coming to the governor's desk. "The General Assembly is close to making sur  more

Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf Outlines Workforce Training, Restore Pennsylvania for Pipe Trades Workers
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, June 19 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: With budget negotiations continuing with the legislature, Governor Tom Wolf outlined his plan to create the strongest workforce in the nation and address critical infrastructure needs across Pennsylvania. The governor spoke to hundreds of steamfitters, pipefitters, sprinkler fitters, plumbers, HVAC service technicians, and welders at the Pennsylvania Pipe Trade Association Conference in Hershey.   more

Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf Signs Bills to Preserve French Azilum Historic Site, Honor Longtime Firefighter
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 21 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Today, Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law Act 10 of 2019, formerly House Bill 223, which will transfer ownership of the French Azilum Historic Site, Bradford County, from the Department of General Services to a local preservation group, French Azilum Inc., which will operate it. The bill requires the group to preserve the historic site, which was the location of a planned settlement built for refug  more

Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf: Manufacturing PA Innovation Program Awards $1.7 Million to Shape Future of Manufacturing
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 21 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $1.7 million in grants through the Manufacturing PA initiative. The 26 projects receiving the funding will spur new technologies and processes in the manufacturing sector. "There is a direct correlation between manufacturing innovation and economic growth," Governor Wolf said. "My administration continues working to foster a robust innovation  more

Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf: Nord-Lock Group Expansion to Create New Jobs in Allegheny County
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 19 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Nord-Lock Group, a manufacturer of secure bolting solutions, will expand operations in Allegheny County. The project will support 147 jobs in the area. "Nord-Lock Group has been in Allegheny County for more than 30 years, and we're thrilled to announce that the company will continue to grow right here in Pennsylvania," said Governor Wolf. "Nord-Lock gro  more

Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf: Poverty Report Shows Need to Raise Wages, Invest in Working Families
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 18 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Governor Tom Wolf today commented on a United Way of Pennsylvania report about families and households earning above the Federal Poverty Level, but still struggling to cover basic needs and make ends meet. Governor Wolf said the report confirms the need for living wages, more education and job training opportunities, and supportive services in an economy that works for everyone. "More Pennsyl  more

Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency Contributes Nearly $33 Million to Fund PA-Targeted Industry Program Awards for Pennsylvania Students
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 19 -- The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency issued the following news release: * * * - 8,500 individual grants have been awarded since inception in 2012 * * * PHEAA today announced that its investment of nearly $33 million into the PA Targeted Industry Program (PA-TIP) has helped approximately 8,500 Pennsylvania students achieve an education in the high-demand fields of energy, advanced materials, diversified manufacturing, agriculture and food pr  more

Pennsylvania House Passes State Rep. Pashinski Bill Supporting Pa. Farmers Who Are Veterans
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 18 -- The Pennsylvania House Democrats issued the following news release on behalf of Pennsylvania State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne: * * * - The legislation is part of historic PA Farm Bill package * * * The Pennsylvania House of Representatives today passed legislation introduced by state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, to help Pennsylvania veterans who are farmers as part of the historic Pennsylvania Farm Bill package making its way through the   more

Pennsylvania House Unanimously Adopts State Rep. Merski Resolution Naming June 28 as 'National Logistics Day'
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 19 -- The Pennsylvania House Democrats issued the following news release on behalf of Pennsylvania State Reps. Bob Merski, D-Erie, Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, and Pat Harkins, D-Erie: * * * - Recognizes importance of logistics to business community * * * The House today unanimously adopted a resolution designating June 28 as "National Logistics Day," according to the resolution's author and prime co-sponsors, state Reps. Bob Merski, Ryan Bizzarro, and Pat Harkins, a  more

Pennsylvania House Unanimously Passes State Rep. Harkins Bill to Aid Successful Implementation of Benefit Modernization Project
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 19 -- The Pennsylvania House Democrats issued the following news release on behalf of Pennsylvania State Rep. Patrick J. Harkins, D-Erie: The House today unanimously passed a bill that would give Pennsylvania's Department of Labor and Industry more flexibility in drawing down funding allocated for modernizing the state's Unemployment Compensation benefits delivery system, according to the prime sponsor, state Rep. Pat Harkins, D-Erie. The funding in question come  more

Pennsylvania Senate Democrats: Joint, Bipartisan Senate Committees Discuss Possible School District Consolidation
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 18 -- The Pennsylvania Senate Democrats issued the following news release: The Senate Majority Policy Committee and Senate Democratic Policy Committee yesterday jointly held a public workshop to discuss possible school district consolidation. "With 500 school districts in Pennsylvania this issue must be reviewed carefully," said Senate Majority Policy chair David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks). "Senator Boscola and I hosted this bipartisan workshop to consider th  more

Pennsylvania State Rep. Bizzarro Signs Onto Bills That Would Protect State's Health Consumers
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 19 -- The Pennsylvania House Democrats issued the following news release on behalf of Pennsylvania State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie: * * * Would require hybrid hospital-insurers like UPMC to act in public interest * * * Citing the need to protect the state's consumers in the wake of last week's court ruling refusing to extend the UPMC/Highmark consent decree beyond June 30, state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, has signed onto legislation that would require hybrid   more

Pennsylvania State Rep. Burns to Appeal Liquor Control Board Denial of Public Information Request
EBENSBURG, Pennsylvania, June 21 -- The Pennsylvania House Democrats issued the following news release on behalf of Pennsylvania State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria: * * * - Legislator wants number of LCB-owned licenses available for auction in each county * * * Vowing to press for government transparency, state Rep. Frank Burns will fight the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board's denial of his request for the number of restaurant liquor licenses eligible for auction in each county. "Frankly, I  more

Pennsylvania State Rep. Burns: Lower Property Taxes With Bulk of $800 Million Surplus
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 19 -- The Pennsylvania House Democrats issued the following news release on behalf of Pennsylvania State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria: * * * - Legislator's bill departs from governor's preference * * * In a significant departure from the path favored by Gov. Tom Wolf, state Rep. Frank Burns has introduced legislation that would use most of the $800 million budget surplus - the highest amount in recent years - for property tax relief, instead of further padding t  more

Pennsylvania State Rep. Rabb Crop Grant Program Bill Passes the House
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 18 -- The Pennsylvania House Democrats issued the following news release on behalf of Pennsylvania State Rep. Christopher M. Rabb, D-Philadelphia: State Rep. Chris Rabb, D-Phila., announced that his bipartisan priority crops legislation (H.B. 1519) passed the House today in a unanimous vote. "Certain crops, like hemp, hops, honey and hardwood are not eligible for the federal grant program," Rabb said. "I believe this legislation will pave the way for Pennsylvania  more

Pennsylvania State Rep. Sappey Bill to Fight Red Tape for Municipalities Unanimously Passes House
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 18 -- The Pennsylvania House Democrats issued the following news release on behalf of Pennsylvania State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester: H.B. 1035, which seeks to streamline the bidding process for public projects, authored by state Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, unanimously passed the House today. Currently, local municipalities and counties must continually request project proposals until they receive one for their projects. Sappey said that this creates a  more

Pennsylvania State Rep. Snyder Announces Passage of Bill Included in PA Farm Bill Package
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 18 -- The Pennsylvania House Democrats issued the following news release on behalf of Pennsylvania State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington: * * * - Measure would help new, small meat processors * * * Calling it a win/win for farmers and a boost to the state's agriculture industry, state Rep. Pam Snyder today applauded the passage of her measure, included in the bipartisan PA Farm Bill package, that would help new and small meat processors in Pennsyl  more

Pennsylvania State Rep. Snyder Announces Passage of Broadband Bill
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 20 -- The Pennsylvania House Democrats issued the following news release on behalf of Pennsylvania State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington: A bill to direct the state to take inventory of communications assets with the goal of providing broadband access to areas of the commonwealth without reliable service passed unanimously in the House today, state Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington announced. "All Pennsylvanians, whether they live in an ur  more

Pennsylvania State Sen. Brewster Applauds Approval of Sunday Hunting Bill
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 20 -- The Pennsylvania Senate Democrats issued the following news release on behalf of Pennsylvania State Sen. Jim Brewster, D-Allegheny/Westmoreland: Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) applauded the passage of his Sunday Hunting Bill (Senate Bill 147) out of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The legislation, which would authorize the Game Commission to allow Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania for up to three Sundays, will be brought to the Senate floor f  more

Pennsylvania State Sen. Brewster's Legislation to Support Rehabilitation of Blighted Properties Passed Unanimously by Urban Affairs Committee
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 19 -- The Pennsylvania Senate Democrats issued the following news release on behalf of Pennsylvania State Sen. Jim Brewster, D-Allegheny/Westmoreland: Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) announced that his legislation to provide counties with an option to establish a demolition and rehabilitation fund for blighted property has been unanimously approved by the Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee. Senate Bill 438, which would amend the Real Estate Tax  more

Pennsylvania State Sen. Schwank Warns of Scam Targeting Senior Citizens
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 18 -- The Pennsylvania Senate Democrats issued the following news release on behalf of Pennsylvania State Sen. Sen. Judy Schwank, D-Berks: State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) is warning residents of a scam targeting Property Tax or Rent Rebate recipients. Schwank's office was notified of a scam that consists of unsolicited calls from a person claiming to work for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. The caller says an application for Property Tax or Rent Rebate   more

Pennsylvania State Sen. Williams Asks Gov. Wolf to Declare a State of Emergency on Gun Violence
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 17 -- The Pennsylvania Senate Democrats issued the following news release on behalf of Pennsylvania State Sen. Anthony H. Williams: Following a senseless act of violence on Father's Day, and scores of other homicides in the city of Philadelphia and across the state, Senator Anthony H. Williams sent a letter to Governor Tom Wolf asking for a state of emergency on the issue of gun violence. "I think we're well past the point when those of us who are elected to lead  more

Pennsylvania State University-Scranton: Community-Engaged Research Day Fosters Collaborative Partnerships
DUNMORE, Pennsylvania, June 21 -- Pennsylvania State University's Scranton Campus issued the following news: * * * - Faculty, community leaders meet to discuss challenges facing Harrisburg community * * * Community leaders and scientists shared breakfast and sought solutions to problems like opioids, obesity and depression June 6 at the Community-Engaged Research Day. The Community-Engaged Research Core of Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute hosted the event where invest  more

Pennsylvania State University: National Science Foundation Awards More Than $1M to Behrend Researchers
ERIE, Pennsylvania, June 18 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news: * * * - Five-year study will create a pipeline of qualified teachers for four Erie County school districts * * * The National Science Foundation has awarded more than $1 million to researchers at Penn State Behrend to develop a pipeline of highly qualified mathematics teachers who are committed to teaching in "high-need" school districts. The five-year project will target teacher shortages by developing p  more

Perelman School of Medicine: Collegiate Affirmative Action Bans Linked to Increase in Smoking Among Minority High School Students
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 19 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Penn Study Shows Unanticipated Adverse Effects of Affirmative Action Bans on Health Behaviors * * * College affirmative action bans may adversely affect the health of underrepresented minority high school students, according to the results of a new study from researchers at Penn Medicine. Between 1996 and 2013, nine U.S. states   more

Perelman School of Medicine: Facebook Posts Better At Predicting Diabetes, Mental Health Than Demographic Info
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 18 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Analyzing language shows that identifying certain groups of words significantly improves upon predicting some medical conditions in patients * * * Language in Facebook posts may help identify conditions such as diabetes, anxiety, depression and psychosis in patients, according to a study from Penn Medicine and Stony Brook Universi  more

Perelman School of Medicine: How to Reinvigorate Exhausted Immune Cells and Stop Cancer Along the Way
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 18 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Penn study identifies protein that could be key to new immunotherapies * * * The human immune system relies on a delicate balance of finely tuned cell types that keep germs and cancerous cells in check. In cancer and chronic infections this balance can be disrupted, resulting in immune system dysfunction or "exhaustion." An import  more

Perelman School of Medicine: Many Elderly Patients With Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Benefit From Targeted Therapies
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 21 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Penn Study Investigated Real-World Treatment Outcomes Among Medicare Patients * * * Many elderly patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC)--who are often underrepresented in clinical trials to treat the kidney cancer--are seeing overall survival benefits from treatment with targeted therapies, according to a new study fr  more

Perelman School of Medicine: Size Matters - New Data Reveals Cell Size Sparks Genome Awakening in Embryos
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 19 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Penn study provides a new perspective on how a zygote transitions from maternal to zygotic control * * * Transitions are a hallmark of life. When dormant plants flower in the spring or when a young adult strikes out on their own, there is a shift in control. Similarly, there is a transition during early development when an embryo   more

Philadelphia's First City-Wide Innovation Festival, B. PHL, Announced for October 2019
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 17 -- Independence Blue Cross, a subsidiary of Independence Health Group, issued the following news release: * * * - Participants Include Local Organizations, Entrepreneurs and Innovators Across Healthcare, Technology, Engineering, Art, Music, Academia and More * * * Regional leaders and entrepreneurs today announced Philadelphia's first city-wide innovation festival, B. PHL, which will take place October 15 - October 17, 2019. Today's media event included a   more

Pittsburgh International Airport Teams Up With Carlow University to Provide New In-Terminal Customer Experience
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, June 19 -- The Allegheny County Airport Authority issued the following news release: Passengers who find themselves needing help in the terminal can soon have their issues resolved without taking a step. Pittsburgh International Airport and Carlow University have teamed up to develop a new proactive approach to improving the customer experience. Carlow is curating and piloting a first-of-its-kind airport customer social care service program that moves beyond minimum e  more

Pittsburgh International Airport Teams With Carlow University to Provide New In-Terminal Customer Experience
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, June 20 -- Carlow University issued the following news release: * * * - Carlow University works with the Pittsburgh International Airport to create a new model for customer care using recent Carlow grads. - Recent college graduates will be strolling the terminal, ready to proactively assist passengers with any issues. * * * Passengers who find themselves needing help in the terminal can soon have their issues resolved without taking a step. Pittsburgh Internationa  more

Protecting Workers' Rights in Pa.: State Rep. Galloway's Misclassification, Employee E-Verify Bills Pass House
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 18 -- The Pennsylvania House Democrats issued the following news release on behalf of Pennsylvania State Rep. John Galloway, D-Buck: Two bills supporting workers' rights in Pennsylvania passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support today, announced state Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks. Galloway's two bills--H.B. 716, which would establish a task force to prevent misclassification of employees in Pennsylvania, and H.B. 1170, which would create the Constructi  more

Rite Aid Partners With Adobe to Drive Digital Transformation
CAMP HILL, Pennsylvania, June 17 -- Rite Aid, a drug store chain, issued the following news release: * * * - Adobe Experience Cloud to Power Rite Aid's Seamless, Personalized Customer Health and Wellness Experience * * * Rite Aid Corporation has entered into a strategic partnership with Adobe to deliver seamless, personalized and connected health and wellness experiences for Rite Aid customers via Adobe Experience Cloud, the industry's leading end-to-end solution for experience creation, mar  more

Saudi Aramco and Air Products Inaugurate Saudi Arabia's First Hydrogen Fueling Station
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pennsylvania, June 18 -- Air Products and Chemicals issued the following news release: * * * - Hydrogen Fueling Station is the First Step in Developing Oil-based Hydrogen Transport within the Kingdom * * * Saudi Aramco and Air Products (NYSE:APD) today inaugurated the first hydrogen fueling station in Saudi Arabia at Air Products' new Technology Center in the Dhahran Techno Valley Science Park. The pilot station will fuel an initial fleet of six Toyota Mirai fuel cell electric  more

Senate Committee Approves Pennsylvania State Sen. Boscola's Truck Ice Removal Bill
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 18 -- The Pennsylvania Senate Democrats issued the following news release: The state Senate Transportation Committee today unanimously approved Sen. Lisa Boscola's legislation that would require drivers to remove ice or snow from their vehicles within 24 hours following heavy snow or ice storms. Named "Christine's Law," Boscola said Senate Bill 114 would help prevent tragedies like the one that befell Christine Lambert of Palmer Township in 2005. She died when a   more

Thomas Jefferson University: The Key to Unlock Bacterial Fusion
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 22 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Thomas Jefferson University issued the following news: * * * - Researchers identify how a Chlamydia-produced protein helps bacterial compartments fuse together, thus increasing pathogenicity. * * * Most people know Chlamydia as the venereal disease that can cause infertility if left untreated. But for researchers studying the causative agent, Chlamydia trachomatis, it's a bacteria with intriguing properties. Rather than grow and rep  more

Three Parole Agents Complete Department of Corrections Drug Interdiction Unit Training
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 20 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections issued the following news release: The three people who graduated today from a 13-week K-9 Academy training course on the grounds of a state Department of Corrections (DOC) facility are the first Pennsylvania parole agents to be certified as K-9 handlers. "It is only because of the consolidation of the Department of Corrections (DOC) and the PA Board of Probation and Parole's reentry/parole supervision duties - und  more

Tops Friendly Markets Raises Over $400,000 for 26th Annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Campaign
WILLIAMSVILLE, New York, June 20 -- Tops Friendly Markets, a full-service grocery retailer, issued the following news release: Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont, is pleased to announce that it has raised over $400,000 for the 26th Annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Campaign. Since 1993 Tops has raised over $12 million dollars for the cause with Tops fund-raising efforts putting the company in the top 1  more

Transfer Agreement Signed Between Marywood University and Hodges University
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, June 22 -- Marywood University issued the following news release: Marywood University and Hodges University, Naples, Fla., recently signed an articulation agreement for the universities' respective Master of Arts programs. Steven Brower, MFA, director of the "Get Your Master's with the Masters" program at Marywood University, said, "The articulation agreement provides a wonderful opportunity for Hodges students to further their education, and we in the "Get your Master'  more

Triumph to Provide Engineering Services for Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation Mitsubishi M100 Program
BERWYN, Pennsylvania, June 18 -- Triumph Group issued the following news release: Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE:TGI) announced at the Paris Air Show today that its Aerospace Structures business unit will provide engineering services for Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation in support of the design and development of the Mitsubishi SpaceJet M100. The contract leverages Triumph's core structural engineering resources to provide airframe design and analysis support for the aircraft's development, in partic  more

UGI and Employees Honored by United Way Agencies Across the State
READING, Pennsylvania, June 21 -- UGI Utilities, a subsidiary of UGI, issued the following news release: Thea Lind, Community Relations Manager - East Region for UGI Utilities, Inc., received the Clifford R. Gillam Award from the Pocono Mountains United Way at their appreciation event on June 20. The award recognizes an individual who, by vote of his or her peers, represents the spirit of outstanding volunteerism to the agency. The award is presented annually in memory of Clifford R. Gillam, a  more

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine: Better Prognosticating for Dogs With Mammary Tumors
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 18 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine issued the following news release: A 'bio-scoring' system, developed by School of Veterinary Medicine researchers, gives veterinarians and pet owners a clearer way to plan treatment. Mammary tumors in dogs are the equivalent of breast cancers in people, and, as in the human disease, the canine tumors can manifest in a variety of ways. Some are diagnosed early, others late, a  more

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine: Novel Model for Studying Intestinal Parasite Could Advance Vaccine Development
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 22 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine issued the following news release: The intestinal parasite Cryptosporidium, which causes a diarrheal disease, is very good at infecting humans. It's the leading cause of waterborne disease from recreational waters in the United States. Globally, it's a serious illness that can stunt the growth of, or even kill, infants and young children. And people with compromised immune sy  more

University of Pennsylvania: Drug Target for Chemically Induced Parkinson's Disease
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 22 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news: * * * - Researchers believe an enzyme targeted to the neuronal mitochondria may be responsible for converting compounds from alcohol, tobacco, and certain foods into chemicals that trigger or advance the disease. * * * More than three decades ago, scientists discovered that a chemical found in a synthetic opioid, MPTP, induced the onset of a form of Parkinson's disease. In a   more

University of Pennsylvania: Novel Model for Studying Intestinal Parasite Could Advance Vaccine Development
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 21 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news: * * * - School of Veterinary Medicine researchers showed that mice could be protected from the infection with a live attenuated vaccine. * * * The intestinal parasite Cryptosporidium, which causes a diarrheal disease, is very good at infecting humans. It's the leading cause of waterborne disease from recreational waters in the United States. Globally, it's a serious illness t  more

University of the Sciences Professor Co-Authors Book Examining Rhetoric of Mental Illness
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 21 -- The University of the Sciences issued the following news: By Jenna Pizzi Examining individual psychiatric case records from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a new book entitled Diagnosing Madness The Discursive Construction of the Psychiatric Patient, 1850-1920 studies the linguistic negotiations made to identify mental illness and diagnose patients. Cristina Hanganu-Bresch, PhD, assistant director of Writing Programs and professor of wr  more

Villanova University Researchers Part of Team in Determining Critical Load of Atmospheric Nitrogen Endangering Northern Alberta Peat Bog Ecosystems
VILLANOVA, Pennsylvania, June 20 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Villanova University issued the following news release: * * * - As Land Development Increases Findings May Have Broader Implications to Ecosystems Worldwide * * * Three Villanova University researchers, part of a team that through a five-year study in Alberta, Canada determined the "critical load"--or recommended maximum amount of nitrogen that can enter the region's peat bogs through precipitation without causing damage to its ecosyst  more