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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Sunday August 25, 2019 ( 40 items )  

'Ancient History of the Distant Future' Opens at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts September 26th
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 21 -- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts issued the following news release: The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is pleased to announce the opening of Ancient History of the Distant Future, an exhibition featuring work by contemporary artists installed in spaces throughout PAFA's 19th century Historic Landmark Building and in conversation with selections from PAFA's permanent collection. Ancient History of the Distant Future will be on view at  more

ABHMS Hosts Graduation for Rizpah's Children Partnering Organization
VALLEY FORGE, Pennsylvania, Aug. 21 -- American Baptist Churches USA's American Baptist Home Mission Societies issued the following news: Cheered on by staff, parents, guardians and friends, students of a six-week Children's Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom School accepted certificates during a graduation ceremony on Friday hosted by American Baptist Home Mission Societies at its Leadership and Mission Building in King of Prussia, Pa. The graduates were among 64 students aged 6 to 13 who had attende  more

ABHMS Retreat Offers Solace to Pastors Dealing With Post-Hurricane Maria Stress
VALLEY FORGE, Pennsylvania, Aug. 21 -- American Baptist Churches USA's American Baptist Home Mission Societies issued the following news: To facilitate healing and self-care among pastors dedicated to ministering to others in the aftermath of 2017's Hurricane Maria, American Baptist Home Mission Societies offered, in partnership with Iglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico (IBPR), the "Me haces descansar" ("You Make Me Rest") retreat Aug. 8-10 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. The event launched with dinner   more

American Atheists: Circuit Court's Anti-Atheist Decision 'Indefensible'
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Aug. 23 -- American Atheists issued the following news: Today, the United States Appeals Court for the Third Circuit ruled that state legislatures may prevent atheists from delivering invocations, reversing a lower court's ruling. American Atheists had joined Americans United for Separation of Church and State in filing a lawsuit in 2016 after five individual plaintiffs were barred from offering secular invocations to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Circu  more

American College of Physicians Issues Statement on Planned Parenthood Clinics to Forgo Funding Under Title X
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 20 -- The American College of Physicians issued the following statement by President Robert McLean on Planned Parenthood clinics to forgo federal funding under the Title X Family Planning Program: "The American College of Physicians (ACP) fears that by forcing Planned Parenthood clinics to forgo federal funding under the Title X Family Planning Program rather than accede to unacceptable restrictions on the services they provide, millions of Americans may lose a  more

American College of Physicians Releases Paper on Methods for Managing Conflicts of Interests in Clinical Guidelines
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 20 -- The American College of Physicians issued the following news release: A rigorous process for the disclosure of interests (DOI) and management of conflicts of interest (COI) is essential for developing high-quality clinical guidelines and guidance statements, the American College of Physicians (ACP) says in a new paper published in Annals of Internal Medicine. "ACP's comprehensive process for disclosure of interests and management of conflicts of interest   more

Annals of Internal Medicine Journal Issues 28 Research Articles in Aug. 20, 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 20 -- Annals of Internal Medicine, a journal from the American College of Physicians, published 28 research articles on the following topics in its Aug. 20, 2019 edition: * A Counterintuitive Tool for Connected Care * Annals for Hospitalist Inpatient Notes - Optimal Treatment Duration for Patients Hospitalized With Pneumonia--The Benefits of Less * Annals Graphic Medicine - Asian Flush * Annals Graphic Medicine - Progress Notes: 24-Hour Call * Annals On Ca  more

Annenberg Public Policy Center: A Woman's Right to Vote - Film Traces Struggle Behind the 19th Amendment
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 19 -- The Annenberg Public Policy Center issued the following news release: With the 19th Amendment's centennial just a year away, Annenberg Classroom has released "The 19th Amendment: A Woman's Right to Vote," a video about women's struggle to secure the right to vote and the amendment's long journey to passage. Featuring Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Anthony Kennedy and other legal scholars, the new film traces the fight for equal rights. It   more

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Announces Sustainability Awards Finalists
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 19 -- The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education issued the following news release: The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 AASHE Sustainability Awards. The AASHE Sustainability Awards provide global recognition to the individuals and organizations leading the higher education sustainability movement. With the help of volunteer judges from   more

ASTM International Creates New Group for Gym Equipment Standards
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, Aug. 20 -- ASTM International, an international organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for materials, products, systems and services, issued the following news release: ASTM International's committee on sports equipment, playing surfaces, and facilities (F08) has launched a new subcommittee focused on creating standards that support commercially installed sports-specific equipment used in gyms and other public venues. M  more

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Assesses PA, MD, VA Plans to Achieve 2025 Pollution Reduction Goals
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Aug. 23 -- The Chesapeake Bay Foundation issued the following news release: With only six years left for Bay jurisdictions to implement plans necessary to restore water quality in local rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay, Bay jurisdictions have now sent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) their final plans that outline how the 2025 goal will be met. Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia are the largest sources of pollution damaging water quality. An assessment of   more

Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Opens at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pennsylvania, Aug. 19 -- Lehigh Valley Health Network issued the following news release: * * * - Lehigh Valley Health Network is expanding the scope of neurological care by opening an Epilepsy Monitoring Unit within the Neuroscience Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. * * * Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is expanding the scope of neurological care by opening an Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) within the Neuroscience Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. P  more

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education: Alcorn State Reforms Speech Codes, Earns Highest Free Speech Rating
LORMAN, Pennsylvania, Aug. 19 -- The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education issued the following news release: Alcorn State University eliminated or revised all of its speech policies that conflict with the First Amendment, becoming the fifth institution in Mississippi to earn the highest, "green light" rating from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a national free speech organization. Mississippi is now home to more green light schools than any other state except North C  more

Geisinger Holy Spirit Opens New Orthopaedics Clinic on Hospital Campus, Expanding Services
DANVILLE, Pennsylvania, Aug. 20 -- Geisinger Health issued the following news release: Geisinger announced today its designation as a Radiology Center of Excellence by Covera Health -- a leading clinical analytics company that cultivates high-performance provider networks. With this designation, Geisinger joins Covera Health's nationwide Centers of Excellence program, which integrates with self-funded insurers' existing health networks to seamlessly connect community members to local radiology  more

Geisinger Holy Spirit to Host Stop the Bleed Training
CAMP HILL, Pennsylvania, Aug. 22 -- Geisinger Health issued the following news release: Geisinger Holy Spirit will host a free Stop the Bleed training session for the community on Monday, Sept. 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the hospital auditorium, 503 N. 21st St., Camp Hill. Stop the Bleed training empowers people to make a difference in a life-threatening emergency by teaching the basic techniques of bleeding control. Sunny Goodyear, RN, trauma outreach and education coordinator, will present   more

Health Advocates Protest, Deliver Petition to Kraft Heinz Demanding Elimination of Toxic Chemicals From Products
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Aug. 21 -- Environmental Health Strategy Center issued the following news release: * * * - Coalition for Safer Food Processing & Packaging and the Environmental Health Strategy Center * * * During back-to-school week, as parents seek healthy food to pack for kids' school lunches, moms, kids, and environmental health advocates from nonprofits across the country will stage a protest and deliver petition signatures representing over 100,000 concerned consumers to Kraft  more

Humana and the Army Heritage Center Foundation Team Up to Bring Students and Veterans Together
CARLISLE, Pennsylvania, Aug. 20 -- The U.S. Army Heritage Center Foundation issued the following news release: The Army Heritage Center Foundation and Humana MarketPOINT are partnering on September 19 to provide veterans from our community the opportunity to share their stories with middle school students. The "Walk with a Vet" program, now in its third year, gives the students the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the veterans' contributions in an informal, non-classroom setting.   more

Joel Shapiro to Be Inducted Into the American College of Financial Services Alumni Hall of Fame
BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania, Aug. 22 -- The American College of Financial Services issued the following news release: * * * - Joel A. Shapiro, CLU(R), ChFC(R), MSFS to be honored in recognition of his professionalism, commitment to the financial services industry, and to the mission of The American College. * * * The American College of Financial Services will induct Joel A. Shapiro, CLU(R), ChFC(R), MSFS into its Alumni Hall of Fame on September 11, 2019 and will be honored at The American Coll  more

Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology Issues 16 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 20 -- The Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, a peer-reviewed journal that says it focuses on organ reviews, practice management and therapeutic recommendations, published 16 research articles on the following topics in its August 2019 edition: * A Review of New and Emerging Techniques For Optical Diagnosis of Colonic Polyps * Abdominal Obesity is More Predictive of Advanced Colorectal Neoplasia Risk Than Overall Obesity in Men: A Cross-sectional Study * Acu  more

Journal of Community Psychology Issues 15 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 19 -- The Journal of Community Psychology, a peer-reviewed journal that says it emphasizes on empirical work or studies to understand community factors that influence human development, interaction and functioning, published 15 research articles on the following topics in its September 2019 edition: * "The hook-up": How youth-serving organizations facilitate network-based social capital for urban youth of color * A house is not a home: Modeling the effects of s  more

Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Issues 7 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania, Aug. 20 -- The Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network published seven research articles on the following topics in its August 2019 edition: * Balance Deficits and Functional Disability in Cancer Survivors Exposed to Neurotoxic Cancer Treatments * Benefit of Cisplatin With Definitive Radiotherapy in Older Women With Cervical Cancer * Impact of Cumulative Chemotherapy Dose on Survival With Adjuvant FEC-D Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer * Lung Cancer   more

Law School Admission Council Announces Winners of Inaugural Justice Innovation Challenge
NEWTOWN, Pennsylvania, Aug. 23 -- The Law School Admission Council issued the following news release: A student-developed online tool to help increase access to justice for immigrant domestic violence survivors has won first place in the Law School Admission Council's inaugural Justice Innovation Challenge, which focuses on addressing community legal needs. Pocket VAWA Self-Petitions, a project by Columbia Law School student Emilie Schwarz, received the honor, along with $15,000 and mentorshi  more

Manufacturer and Business Association: PA House Majority Leader Cutler to Speak at Association's August 21 Legislative Luncheon
ERIE, Pennsylvania, Aug. 19 -- The Manufacturer and Business Association issued the following news release: Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-100th District) will be the guest speaker at a legislative luncheon starting at noon Wednesday, August 21, at the Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA) Conference Center, 2171 West 38th Street. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. All media are invited to attend. During his address, Representative Cutler will cover topics including heal  more

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: Maintaining Full Doses of Chemotherapy Can Be Key for Breast Cancer Survival, According to New Research in JNCCN
PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pennsylvania, Aug. 19 -- The National Comprehensive Cancer Network issued the following news release: * * * - Study from Alberta, Canada, finds early dose reduction of adjuvant FEC-D chemotherapy negatively impacts overall survival rates for women with intermediate- or high-risk breast cancer. * * * Physicians should attempt to maintain full doses of chemotherapy, especially early in the treatment course, for intermediate or high risk breast cancer patients, according to ne  more

National Constitution Center Announces Speakers and Topics for Fall 2019 America's Town Hall
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 23 -- The National Constitution Center issued the following news release: * * * - Guests include New York University School of Law professor Melissa Murray, Catherine Glenn Foster of Americans United for Life, and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner - Topics include a debate on whether Roe should be overturned, a conversation in conjunction with our new Civil War and Reconstruction exhibit, and a preview of the 2019-20 Supreme Court term * * * The Na  more

National Governors Association Selects 6 States to Upskill Adult Learners Through the Educate for Opportunity Project
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 -- The National Governors Association issued the following news release: The National Governors Association (NGA) in partnership with Strada Education Network began its newest effort to help states design education and training programs to increase upward mobility of residents by selecting six states for its Educate for Opportunity project. Minnesota, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Louisiana and Wyoming will receive financial as well as policy and technical assistance f  more

NCAA: Penn Athletic Director Embraces New Role as Division I Council Chair
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 -- The National Collegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: M. Grace Calhoun traces her passion for developing student-athletes back to her first experience in sports administration at Florida, where she attended graduate school. Via a part-time academic support job working with the Gators' football team, Calhoun realized she had found her calling. "Being able to educate and holistically develop students through sport just felt like I was merging my advocation  more

NCCN Updates Spanish Adaptations of NCCN Guidelines to Enable Better Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment in Spain
PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pennsylvania, Aug. 20 -- The National Comprehensive Cancer Network issued the following news release: * * * - New and improved mobile app and upcoming NCCN Global Academy event reflect the organization's efforts to increase worldwide access to NCCN resources. #NCCNGlobal * * * The National Comprehensive Cancer Network(R) (NCCN(R)) has begun publishing updated versions of cancer care guidelines adapted for Spanish cancer care providers. The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines   more

PA Chamber: Thousands of Dollars in Scholarship Funds Awarded to Pennsylvania Students Pursuing Careers in the Skilled Trades
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Aug. 20 -- The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry issued the following news release: The Pennsylvania Chamber Educational Foundation is proud to announce that 24 Commonwealth students have been awarded a total of $75,000 in mikeroweWORKS Work Ethic Scholarships. The selected students are attending technical schools located within the Commonwealth to pursue careers in the skilled trades. As part of its ongoing commitment to address the Commonwealth's job skil  more

PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center: Allegheny County Council Approves Motion Supporting Health Department's Efforts to Ensure U.S. Steel Complies With Air Emissions Standards
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 22 -- PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center issued the following news release: Allegheny County Council on Tuesday passed a motion of council that endorses recent enforcement actions undertaken by the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) intended to foster compliance with existing air quality regulations for the good of public health--especially as it relates to U.S. Steel's Mon Valley Works. The motion, introduced by Councilwoman Anita Prizio, "makes  more

PETA: New Ad Near Liberty Bell Says Let Freedom Ring--for All Species
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 20 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - PETA Challenges the Idea That Humans Are Superior to All Other Animals * * * Freedom isn't just a human right--it should be an unalienable right for every living, feeling being. That's why PETA has placed a new ad near the iconic Liberty Bell showing a sheep, a pig, and a cow next to the words "#EndSpeciesism. We All Have a Right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of H  more

Risk Management Association Annual Risk Management Conference to Focus on Cyber Risk, Libor, and the Credit Cycle
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 22 -- The Risk Management Association issued the following news release: Victor Calanog, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research at Reis, Inc., will be a keynote speaker at RMA's upcoming Annual Risk Management Conference. With concerns of a looming recession on the minds of financial institution risk managers, he will provide information on the markets, valuation, real estate portfolio analytics, and more. In addition, leading banking industry ex  more

SAE International Announces the 2019-20 Recipients of Annual Engineering Student Scholarships
WARRENDALE, Pennsylvania, Aug. 20 -- SAE International issued the following news: SAE International is proud to announce the 35 undergraduate and graduate engineering student recipients of the 2019-20 Annual Engineering Student Scholarships. Funded through the SAE Foundation, these scholarships encourage academic excellence and help students around the world to pursue their passion for engineering. "We are grateful for ongoing generous contributions from various individuals, corporations and u  more

SAE ITC and ARINC IA Invite the Aviation Industry to Participate in the AEEC Data Link Users Forum
WARRENDALE, Pennsylvania, Aug. 22 -- SAE International issued the following news: * * * - International Forum will be Held in Dublin, Ireland, Sept. 17-18, 2019 * * * SAE ITC and ARINC Industry Activities (IA) announced today that the Airlines Electronic Engineering Committee (AEEC) Data Link Users Forum (DLUF) will be held in Dublin, Ireland on September 17-18, 2019. The international DLUF continues the dialogue among Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) and airlines relative to the dat  more

States Schedule Public Hearings on Atlantic Striped Bass Draft Addendum VI
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Aug. 21 -- The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission issued the following news release: The Commission's Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board releases Draft Addendum VI to Amendment 6 of the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass for public comment. Atlantic coastal states from Maine through North Carolina, including Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, and the Potomac River Fisheries Commission, have scheduled their hearings to gather publi  more

Student, Educator Artists Recognized in Pennsylvania State Education Association Fabric of Unionism Art Competition
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Aug. 20 -- The Pennsylvania State Education Association issued the following news release: In a biannual art competition hosted by the Pennsylvania State Education Association, 11 educators and students were recognized for their artwork depicting the development of the labor movement. The Jennifer J. DuBois Fabric of Unionism Art Competition is held every two years to promote awareness of the historical significance of the labor movement and its importance to the futu  more

Sunrise Movement Executive Director to Speak at 2019 AASHE Conference & Expo Student Summit
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 21 -- The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education issued the following news release: The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education is excited to announce Varshini Prakash as the Student Summit keynote speaker at the 2019 AASHE Conference & Expo in Spokane, Washington. Varshini Prakash is the executive director and co-founder of Sunrise Movement, a movement of young people working to stop climate change,   more

United for Libraries to Host Live Webinar '2020 Census: What Trustees, Friends and Foundations Need to Know'
EXTON, Pennsylvania, Aug. 20 -- The United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: United for Libraries is hosting a live webinar for members, "2020 Census: What Trustees, Friends and Foundations Need to Know," on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Gavin Baker, assistant director of government relations at the American Library Association, will lead the webinar. The live session and its recording are free for United for Librari  more

United Steelworkers Members Ratify Contract With BF Goodrich
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Aug. 17 -- The United Steelworkers issued the following news release: Members of the United Steelworkers (USW) union voted to ratify a new three-year contract with BF Goodrich covering about 2,500 workers at facilities in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Fort Wayne, Ind. The agreement, which passed by about a 2-to-1 margin, includes annual wage increases and bonuses, maintains quality, affordable health care coverage, and strengthens retirement benefits. "These hard-working uni  more

Wistar Institute: Repeated Semen Exposure Promotes Host Resistance to Infection in Preclinical Model of HIV
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 21 -- The Wistar Institute issued the following news release: Contrary to the long-held view that semen can only act as a way to transmit HIV-1 from men to women, scientists at The Wistar Institute and the University of Puerto Rico found that frequent and sustained semen exposure can change the characteristics of the circulating and vaginal tissue immune cells that are targets for infection, reducing the susceptibility to a future infection. This finding, publis  more