Friday - September 18, 2020
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Sunday September 01, 2019 ( 53 items )  

American College of Physicians Issues Statement on Plans to Develop Continuing Certification Option for Lifelong Learning
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 28 -- The American College of Physicians issued the following statement by President Robert McLean: "The American College of Physicians (ACP) is pleased that the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) is taking initial steps to develop a continuing certification option that will support lifelong learning by emphasizing education, feedback and the convenience of being self-paced. "ABIM's recently announced plans to develop a longitudinal assessment as an opt  more

Annenberg Public Policy Center Postdocs Present Research at 2019 APSA Meeting
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 26 -- The Annenberg Public Policy Center issued the following news release: Annenberg Public Policy Center postdoctoral fellows will be presenting research in Washington, D.C., this week at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA). At the 2019 APSA meeting preconference panels on August 28: Misinformation and Propaganda Around the Globe: Ozan Kuru will present "Understanding Informational Processing in WhatsApp Groups: A Comparat  more

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Releases the 2019 Sustainable Campus Index
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 26 -- The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education issued the following news release: The Sustainable Campus Index, an annual publication by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), recognizes top-performing colleges and universities overall and in 17 sustainability impact areas, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). The report also highlights innovat  more

ASTM International to Host Symposium on Additive Manufacturing Technologies
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, Aug. 28 -- ASTM International, an international organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for materials, products, systems and services, issued the following news release: The ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AMCOE) is hosting the Fourth ASTM Symposium on Structural Integrity of Additive Manufactured Materials and Parts, Oct. 7-10, 2019, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Na  more

ASTM International to Launch UAE Chapter Sept. 23 in Dubai
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, Aug. 26 -- 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 first international chapter will launch Sept. 23 in Dubai at the One & Only Royal Mirage from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the organization announced today. Registration information is available here: astmeventsme.com/dubai. According to org  more

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission: States Schedule Public Hearings on Atlantic Striped Bass Draft Addendum VI
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Aug. 28 -- 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

Burma Refugee Commission Releases Declaration of Concern for Safety of President of the Kachin Baptist Convention of Myanmar
VALLEY FORGE, Pennsylvania, Aug. 30 -- American Baptist Churches USA issued the following news release: The American Baptist Churches Burma Refugee Commission released a Declaration of Concern on August 30, expressing ongoing concern for the safety of the Rev. Dr. Hkalam Samson, President of the Kachin Baptist Convention of Myanmar who has been summoned to appear in court on September 9, 2019 regarding a lawsuit instigated by Lt. Col. Than Htike of the Northern Command. "The American Baptist f  more

Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute: 16th Annual Workshop for Educators Explores AI, Machine Learning, and Software Quality
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Aug. 28 -- The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute issued the following news release: The SEI recently hosted software engineering educators at the SEI's Pittsburgh headquarters for the 16th Software Engineering Workshop for Educators. Each year, the SEI holds the workshop to foster an ongoing exchange of ideas among educators of software engineering, as part of its mission to transition its expertise and support science, technology, engineering, and mathema  more

Center for Responsible Lending: Advocates File Amicus Brief to Defend Students Against Navient Corporation
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 -- The Center for Responsible Lending issued the following news release: * * * - Navient Claims It Doesn't Have to Follow State Laws * * * The Center for Responsible Lending (CRL), the Student Borrower Protection Center (SBPC), the Pennsylvania SeniorLAW Center, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, New Jersey Citizen Action, and the Community Legal Services of Philadelphia filed an amicus brief today in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in support of Pennsy  more

Contract Negotiations Between State System, Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties Continue
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Aug. 20 -- The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties issued the following news release: * * * - Two days of talks held in Harrisburg * * * Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education and the Association of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculties continued discussions this week about a new faculty contract, and they are scheduled to convene again in September. "At the heart of this dialogue with APSCUF are students and a co  more

Disability Rights Advocates: Community Members With Disabilities Challenge Philadelphia's Dangerous and Impassable Sidewalks
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 26 -- Disability Rights Advocates issued the following news release: A class action lawsuit filed today in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania alleges that the City of Philadelphia discriminates against residents and visitors with disabilities that affect their mobility by failing to make its sidewalks and pedestrian routes accessible to people who use wheelchairs or are blind. Philadelphia's sidewalks are riddled with barr  more

Erie Gives 2019 Broke All Records
ERIE, Pennsylvania, Aug. 27 -- Erie Community Foundation issued the following news release: Erie Gives announced today that 8,976 donors gave over $5.5 million to support the work of 391 different nonprofit organizations and broke all records. Compared to Erie Gives 2018, the total amount raised increased by $1.1 million. Donations increased by 2,155 and the overall number of donors increased by 1,031. The total amount raised for participating nonprofits, including a $295,000 prorated match p  more

Evangelical and Geisinger Announce Joint Venture Focused on Well-Being and Health
LEWISBURG, Pennsylvania, Aug. 29 -- Geisinger Health issued the following news release: Evangelical Community Hospital, Geisinger, the Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness, and the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA have come together to make a positive, lasting impact on the health and wellness of the region. Evangelical and Geisinger will form their first joint venture at the Miller Center. The center will be transferred to the joint venture by the Miller family, who generously provided th  more

EVENT Sept. 10-11, 2019: Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute Schedules 2019 Software & Cyber Solutions Symposium
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Aug. 26 -- The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute will host the 2019 Software and Cyber Solutions Symposium - Benefits and Risks of Cloud Computing at the NRECA Building, Arlington, Virginia, Sept. 10-11: A summary of the event, posted by the institute, states: Moving applications and data to the cloud has many benefits, including lower costs, accelerated computing speed, and the rapid provisioning of systems. The federal government is working to leverage t  more

EVENT Sept. 10-12, 2019: Council of Independent Colleges Schedules 2019 State Councils Annual Conference
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- The Council of Independent Colleges will host a 2019 State Councils Annual Conference at the Hotel Monaco, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 10-12: About the Conference: The 2019 CIC State Councils Annual Conference will explore how State Councils are building bridges to help private colleges and universities, students, and corporations work together to strengthen American higher education. The Annual Conference will provide state executives, fundraising officers, and   more

EVENT Sept. 13-16, 2019: American Association for Cancer Research Schedules Advances in Ovarian Cancer Research Conference
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 26 -- The American Association for Cancer Research will host an Advances in Ovarian Cancer Research Conference at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, Georgia, Sept. 13-16: This AACR Special Conference on advances in ovarian cancer research and treatment will explore the latest basic and translational research in the field and the applications of this research to the development of therapeutic options and the treatment of women with ovarian cancer. A broad range  more

EVENT Sept. 17-19, 2019: Council for Advancement & Support of Education Schedules Annual Conference for Media Relations Professionals
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- The Council for Advancement and Support of Education will host the Annual Conference for Media Relations Professionals at the Hilton Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sept. 18-20: Agenda and speakers: Understanding--and Surviving--Today's Media Landscape: What's the role of the media in today's noisy world? Who are today's media? Why do they matter? The landscape is shifting -- and it takes hard work to keep up. Explore business, political and generational chal  more

EVENT Sept. 17-20, 2019: American Association for Cancer Research Schedules Advances in Pediatric Cancer Research Conference
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 26 -- The American Association for Cancer Research will host an Advances in Pediatric Cancer Research Conference at DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal, Montreal, Canada, Sept. 17-20: This Special Conference will address the unique issues and challenges in investigating the biologic basis of childhood cancers and translating recent findings into new treatment approaches. Presentations will feature the most up-to-date findings on cancer predisposition and surveillance,  more

EVENT Sept. 18, 2019: Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry Schedules 2019 Annual Information Technology Security Conference
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Aug. 26 -- The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry will host the 2019 Annual Information Technology Security Conference at the Commonwealth Charter Academy, Sept. 18: While powerful security technology is more affordable and available than ever, the threats are ever-evolving and attacks are becoming more sophisticated and advanced. If you and your company are not staying one step ahead and taking the right steps at the right time you're falling behind and at   more

EVENT Sept. 18-20, 2019: SAE International Schedules North American International Powertrain Conference
WARRENDALE, Pennsylvania, Aug. 26 -- SAE International will host the North American International Powertrain Conference in Chicago, Illinois, Sept. 18-20: Keynote Address Jeremy Rifkin, American Economic and Social Theorist, Writer, Public Speaker, Political Advisor, and Activist The Third Industrial Revolution: The Great Disruption in the Transportation Sector, from the Internal Combustion Engine to Electric Vehicles and the End of Fossil Fuel Transportation Rifkin will present a new vision  more

EVENT Sept. 20-23, 2019: American Association for Cancer Research Schedules 12th Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 26 -- The American Association for Cancer Research will host the 12th Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved at Hilton Union Square, San Francisco, California, Sept. 20-23: The AACR Science of Cancer Health Disparities conferences advance the understanding of, and ultimately help to eliminate, the disparities that represent a major public health problem in our country. Reflecting this tran  more

EVENT Sept. 25-28, 2019: American Association for Cancer Research Schedules 5th International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 26 -- The American Association for Cancer Research will host the 5th International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference at the Espace Grande Arche, Paris, France, Sept. 25-28: The program will focus on "Translating Science into Survival," and feature talks from more than 50 leaders in the field covering all areas of inquiry in cancer immunology and immunotherapy, including: regulating T cells and their response to cancer, tumor microenvironment, genetically engineere  more

EVENT Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2019: APPA - Leadership in Educational Facilities Schedules 2019 ERAPPA Conference
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Aug. 26 -- APPA - Leadership in Educational Facilities will host the 2019 ERAPPA Conference at the Bayfront Convention Center, Erie, Pennsylvania, Sept. 29-Oct. 2: Keynote Speakers: Adam Kreek, Management Consultant, Entrepreneur and Executive Coach Jack Uldrich, Well-recognized Global Futurist, Speaker, Author * * * Agenda and speakers: Resident Facility Assistants - Students as the After-Hours Front Line of Defense Jessica Abbott, Director of Facilities Residential  more

EVENT Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2019: American Ceramic Society Schedules ACerS 121st Annual Meeting
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, Aug. 26 -- The American Ceramic Society will host ACerS 121st Annual Meeting at the Convention Center, Portland, Oregon, Sept. 29-Oct. 3: Agenda and Speakers: Sintering of Ceramics Speaker: Ricardo Castro, University of California, Davis * * * Machine Learning for Materials Science Speaker: Joshua Tappan and Bryce Meredig, Citrine Informatics; John Mauro, The Pennsylvania State University * * * The Navrotsky Award for Experimental Thermodynamics of Solids Speaker: Ale  more

EVENT Sept. 6-9, 2019: American Association for Cancer Research Schedules Pancreatic Cancer Conference
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 26 -- The American Association for Cancer Research will host a Special Conference entitled Pancreatic Cancer: Advances in Science and Clinical Care at the Westin Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts, Sept. 6-9: This will be the sixth AACR Special Conference on pancreatic cancer. According to the U.S. National Cancer Institute, pancreatic cancer will account for approximately 44,330 deaths in 2018 and is poised to become the third leading cause of cancer deaths by  more

EVENT Sept. 9-11, 2019: SAE International Schedules COMVEC Technology Connection Conference
WARRENDALE, Pennsylvania, Aug. 26 -- SAE International will host the COMVEC Technology Connection Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, Sept. 9-11: The COMVEC(TM) Technology Connection is the convening point for the community that develops vehicles and equipment spanning the on-highway, off-highway (agriculture, construction, industrial), ground defense, and mining sectors. From the direction of the industry and technologies under development to regulatory impacts and efficiency improvements, C  more

EVENT: Sept. 15-18, 2019: American Society of Civil Engineers Hosts Ports 2019 in Pittsburgh
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- The American Society of Civil Engineers has announced the following event, Ports 2019 at the Wyndham Grand Downtown, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sept. 15-18: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Helen A. Brohl Executive Director of the U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS), former PIANC USA Commissioner, and 2016 Woman of the Year in Maritime Policy by the Organization of American States Helen Brohl is the first executive director of CMTS partnership under which 25 Feder  more

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery Journal Issues 11 Research Articles in May/June 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 23 -- Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features prevention, diagnosis and treatment of female pelvic floor disorders from the American Urogynecologic Society, published 11 research articles on the following topics in its May/June 2019 edition: * Abdominal Sacrocolpopexy for Repair of Pelvic Organ Prolapse After Radical Cystectomy * Anterior Colporrhaphy With and Without Dermal Allograft: A Randomized Contro  more

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery Journal Issues 13 Research Articles in July/August 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 26 -- Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features prevention, diagnosis and treatment of female pelvic floor disorders from the American Urogynecologic Society, published 13 research articles on the following topics in its July/August 2019 edition: * Comparison of Vaginal Axis in Women Who Have Undergone Hysterectomy Versus Women With an Intact Uterus * Does the Vaginal Flora Modify When a Synthetic Mesh is U  more

Geisinger 65 Forward Redesigning Primary Care in NEPA
KINGSTON, Pennsylvania, Aug. 29 -- Geisinger Health issued the following news release: Yoga, bingo, arts, crafts, fitness and cooking classes aren't the typical reasons why you'd visit your doctor's office. But stopping by the Geisinger 65 Forward Health Center isn't like a visit to your typical doctor's office. The health center highlights how Geisinger is custom-tailoring and investing in primary care for those 65 and over in northeastern Pennsylvania. Now open at 499 Wyoming Ave. in Kingst  more

Geisinger to Offer New Paid Leave Benefit to Employees
DANVILLE, Pennsylvania, Aug. 28 -- Geisinger Health issued the following news release: * * * - Parental leave policy to take effect Sept. 1 * * * Geisinger today announced a new paid leave benefit that gives employees greater flexibility in balancing their careers with family needs. The new offering, which takes effect Sept. 1, will provide employees with up to two weeks of paid parental leave. The paid parental leave - a benefit less than 15 percent of hospitals nationally provide - gives  more

Gov. Tom Wolf and State Rep. Greg Rothman Take Action to Designate September 2019 as Family Meals Month in Pennsylvania
WORMLEYSBURG, Pennsylvania, Aug. 30 -- The Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association issued the following news release: Elected officials in Pennsylvania have come together to designate September 2019 as Family Meals Month in Pennsylvania, and in doing so, encourage families to eat together at home. Gov. Tom Wolf issued a proclamation in August and state Rep. Greg Rothman, who serves part of Cumberland County, introduced House Resolution 455 which would establish Family Meals Month in the Common  more

Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology Issues 17 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 27 -- The Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, a peer-reviewed journal that says it focuses on organ reviews, practice management and therapeutic recommendations, published 17 research articles on the following topics in its September 2019 edition: * A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Colonoscopic Enema With Additional Oral Preparation as a Salvage for Inadequate Bowel Cleansing Before Colonoscopy * Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Radiofrequency A  more

Journal of Materials Research Issues 16 Research Articles in Aug. 28, 2019 Edition
WARRENDALE, Pennsylvania, Aug. 31 -- The Journal of Materials Research, a journal that says it features creation of materials and materials with novel functionalities, fundamental understanding of processes that control the response of materials and development of materials from the Materials Research Society, published 16 research articles, including the following topics, in its Aug. 28, 2019 edition: * A facile preparation of epoxy-polydimethylsiloxane (EP-PDMS) polymer coatings for marine ap  more

Journal of Patient Safety Issues 14 Research Articles in June 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 29 -- The Journal of Patient Safety, a journal that says it focuses on patient safety, published 14 research articles on the following topics in its June 2019 edition: * A Patient Safety Rounds Pilot Program at Clinics Affiliated With a Large Research and Education Institution * A Systematic Review of Systemic Cobaltism After Wear or Corrosion of Chrome-Cobalt Hip Implants * ABCs of Hospitalized Patients: A Simple Before-After Study of a Communication Tool to   more

Lehigh Valley Health Network and IKS Health Announce Strategic Partnership to Drive Innovation Throughout Healthcare Operations
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pennsylvania, Aug. 27 -- Lehigh Valley Health Network issued the following news release: * * * - Nationally ranked and accredited healthcare organization will collaborate with leading technology innovator to transform patient and provider experience * * * Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), today announced a new partnership with IKS Health, a premier healthcare solutions organization, to drive operational innovation and efficiencies, saving physicians' time to focus on what m  more

Lehigh Valley Health Network and Rodale Institute Partner to Address Food Insecurity
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pennsylvania, Aug. 30 -- Lehigh Valley Health Network issued the following news release: Today, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) announced a partnership with Rodale Institute's Mobile Market to assist in their initiative to increase access to healthy food in the greater Lehigh Valley. The Mobile Market is a portable farm stand that brings organic produce to food deserts -- places that otherwise lack access to fresh fruits and vegetables. In addition to produce, patrons will re  more

LVHN ExpressCARE at Lehighton to Open Sept. 3
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pennsylvania, Aug. 29 -- Lehigh Valley Health Network issued the following news release: * * * - First of two LVHN ExpressCARE locations coming to Carbon County * * * Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) today provided the media and community a tour of the new ExpressCARE at Lehighton, the first of two ExpressCARE locations the health network is opening in Carbon County over the next several months. ExpressCARE at Lehighton is located at 363 North First Street. It will be open  more

LVHN Hospitals Designated 'Top Performer' on Human Rights Campaign's LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Index
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pennsylvania, Aug. 26 -- Lehigh Valley Health Network issued the following news release: * * * - Recognition is evidence of LVHN's commitment to advancing health equity for individuals in the LGBTQ community, and creating an inclusive work environment for all colleagues * * * Four Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) hospital campuses received national recognition for demonstrating commitment to advancing health equity for individuals in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender   more

Milken Institute: Kerry Murphy Healey to Lead Center for Advancing the American Dream
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- The Milken Institute issued the following news release: * * * - Former Babson College president will guide development of new Washington, D.C. institution * * * Kerry Murphy Healey, Ph.D., an internationally recognized leader in higher education and public policy, will become the inaugural President of the Center for Advancing the American Dream in Washington, D.C., Milken Institute CEO Michael Klowden announced today. Now under construction in several historic buildi  more

National Shooting Sports Foundation Five-Star Rating Goes to Keystone Shooting Center
NEWTOWN, Connecticut, Aug. 28 -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation issued the following news release: The National Shooting Sports Foundation(R) (NSSF(R)), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that it has awarded its highest Five-Star rating for range excellence to Keystone Shooting Center located in Mars, Pennsylvania. Though just two years old, this spotless, modern facility on the outskirts of Pittsburgh is quick to impress. The veteran-owned and -op  more

Oncology Nursing Society Publications Receive High Honors in Awards Competitions
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Aug. 29 -- The Oncology Nursing Society issued the following news: The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) periodical publications have been recognized for their commitment to excellence, with recent honors bestowed from Association Media and Publishing (AM&P), Communication Concepts, and the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE). AM&P's Excel awards are presented to nonprofit organization publications that exceed industry standards and exhibit excelle  more

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center: The Medical Minute - Faith Factors Into Health Care Needs
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, Aug. 28 -- Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center issued the following news: From medical decisions and surgical recovery to coping with stress and end-of-life issues, a patient's faith -- or lack thereof -- affects nearly every part of a medical journey. Providers are trained to be experts in their science, but when it comes to healing the whole person, they must also consider the beliefs and faith background of their patients. Rev. Darlene Miller Cooley, a  more

PennEnvironment Issues Statement on EPA Methane Rules
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 30 -- PennEnvironment issued the following statement by Executive Director David Masur: The Trump administration proposed today to do away with the Environmental Protection Agency's methane rules, which will eliminate critical federal oversight of hundreds of thousands of oil and gas facilities. Methane, the primary component of natural gas, is a powerful global warming pollutant. It is 86 times stronger than carbon dioxide at trapping heat in our atmosphere o  more

PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center: Dozens of Elected Officials Join Together to Call for Clean Air, Crackdown on Industrial Pollution
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Aug. 28 -- PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center issued the following news release: A group of 63 elected officials from across Allegheny County are calling for cleaning up the region's air and cracking down on industrial polluters. In a letter released today by PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center, the officials call for stricter, health-based emissions limits and stronger penalties for illegal pollution. "Allegheny County is a great place to live-- but air  more

PETA: Gov't Cites Sportsmen's Club Again for Inadequate Vet Care
MILLMONT, Pennsylvania, Aug. 28 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Morbidly Obese Bear Shown in Recent PETA Video Is Still Suffering From Dental Disease * * * The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has inspected the Union County Sportsmen's Club and issued it with a new citation for failing to provide an Asiatic black bear named Dillan with adequate veterinary care, PETA has learned. According to the newly released July 25 inspection  more

Printing Industries of America: COLOR20 Keynote Lineup Announced
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Aug. 28 -- The Printing Industries of America issued the following news: Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce the keynote lineup for its COLOR20 conference. The COLOR20 program was designed to provide attendees with insights, the best practices, and answers to their most pressing color management questions. It will focus on Print & Production, Brand & Design as well as Standards, Research & Case Studies. Within each focus area there will be fundamental  more

SAE Foundation Recognizes Ford Motor Company's Alison Bazil for Advancing STEM Education and Career Opportunities for Women and Girls
WARRENDALE, Pennsylvania, Aug. 27 -- SAE Foundation issued the following news: To raise the profile of women working in the engineering field, the SAE Foundation is pleased to recognize Alison Bazil, manager of global variable suspension in chassis engineering at Ford Motor Company, for her contributions to the industry and her volunteer efforts to advance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) opportunities for women and girls. "According the Society of Women Engineers only 13 perc  more

Social, Executive Brain Functions Crucial for Communication
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 -- The Society for Neuroscience issued the following news release: Non-language brain regions are thought to be critical for effective language functions, due to the complex, social nature of communication. Frontotemporal dementia affects social and executive brain functions but does not cause speech impairment, allowing researchers to study the role of non-language functions in communication. Meghan Healey and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania showed patients wi  more

Society for Protective Coatings Steel City Chapter Sets Inaugural Meeting for October 3rd
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Aug. 30 -- The Society for Protective Coatings issued the following news release: SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is pleased to announce the inaugural meeting of its newest local chapter - the Steel City Chapter, on Thursday October 3, 2019 at Olivia's located at 318 Forest Grove Road, Coraopolis, PA 15108. The meeting will begin with a social from 5:30p-6:15p sponsored by the LMCI, followed by dinner. The Steering Committee for the newly formed Chapter will  more

Software Engineering Institute to Transition AI Expertise to Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response Community
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Aug. 29 -- The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute issued the following news release: The SEI is transitioning skill gained in its research on how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to benefit humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HADR) in an upcoming workshop. The AI + HADR Workshop will be among the first to bring together members of the two communities. Ritwik Gupta, the event's chair and a machine learning research scientist in the SEI's   more

United Steelworkers Announces Tentative Agreement With Alcoa
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Aug. 30 -- The United Steelworkers issued the following news release: The United Steelworkers (USW) today announced that the union has reached a tentative agreement with Alcoa on a master contract and said that negotiating committee delegates will now return to their local unions to conduct membership information meetings and arrange ratification votes. "We came to the table months ago prepared to negotiate in good faith for a fair contract, but management made us fig  more

United Steelworkers: Pittsburgh Association of Technical Professionals Files for NLRB Representation Election
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Aug. 29 -- The United Steelworkers issued the following news release: The Pittsburgh Association of Technical Professionals (PATP) have filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board for a union representation election with HCL, a tech contractor at Google's Bakery Square offices. HCL's 90 employees work side-by-side with those of the giant corporation for far less compensation and few, if any, of the perks. The PATP is a project sponsored by United Steelwor  more