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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Sunday September 15, 2019 ( 49 items )  

ABHMS Hosts First 'Intercultural Institute for Emerging Leaders'
VALLEY FORGE, Pennsylvania, Sept. 11 -- American Baptist Churches USA's American Baptist Home Mission Societies issued the following news: Approximately 44 young people aged 21-39 from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds participated in the first American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) "Intercultural Institute for Emerging Leaders" at ABHMS' Leadership and Mission Building Friday through Sunday. This innovative training program sought to provide participants with hands-on, in-dept  more

AFL-CIO's Department of Metal Trades: President Hart Pens Letter to President Trump
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- The AFL-CIO's Department of Metal Trades issued the text of the following letter: Metal Trades Department President James Hart sent the following letter to President Trump regarding concern over the more than half a million dollars in funds being diverted from construction projects at worldwide military installations. President Donald J. Trump, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Trump: On behalf of the Metal Trades Depart  more

American Medical Association: National Opioid Policy Roadmap Highlights State Efforts on Epidemic
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 -- The American Medical Association issued the following news release: The American Medical Association (AMA) and Manatt Health released an analysis today identifying effective state policies used to combat the opioid epidemic. The analysis looked at the response to the epidemic in four states and determined which polices increased access to evidence-based treatment for people with a substance use disorder. The AMA and Manatt originally reviewed policies in Colorado, Missis  more

American Society of Radiologic Technologists: Licensure Bill Introduced in Pennsylvania General Assembly
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico, Sept. 12 -- The American Society of Radiologic Technologists issued the following news release: House Bill 1811, was introduced Sept. 6 in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. The Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Health and Safety Act would establish regulations and licensure for medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals and a board of examiners to institute requirements and develop standards. Rep. Ted Nesbit, of Grove City, is the bill's sponsor.   more

Andrew Meehan Pledges to Support Term Limits on Congress
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises candidate Andrew Meehan, 2020 U.S. House candidate for Pennsylvania (district 1), for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress. Meehan is the first signer in this race. The primary election is scheduled for April 28,2020. U.S. Term Limits has the support of nearly 70 pledge signers i  more

Annenberg Public Policy Center: Americans' Civics Knowledge Increases But Still Has a Long Way to Go
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 12 -- The Annenberg Public Policy Center issued the following news release: The past few years have seen contention between Congress and the president over budgets and immigration, disputes over the limits of executive power, contested confirmation hearings for two Supreme Court justices, and lawsuits involving members of Congress and the president. The good news is that amid all this, the American public knows more about the Constitution and the separation of  more

Annenberg Public Policy Center: Slower Growth in Working Memory Linked to Teen Driving Crashes
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 13 -- The Annenberg Public Policy Center issued the following news release: Research into why adolescent drivers are involved in motor vehicle crashes, the leading cause of injury and death among 16- to 19-year-olds in the United States, has often focused on driving experience and skills. But a new study suggests that development of the adolescent brain may play a critical role in whether a teenager is more likely to crash. The study finds that slower growth i  more

ASTM International: New Mechanically Stabilized Earth Wall Standard Fills Construction Industry Need
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, Sept. 12 -- ASTM International, an international organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for materials, products, systems and services, issued the following news release: A new ASTM International standard aims to provide direction for constructing mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls. "Walls are often needed to retain soil in key places, such as along highways that approach bridge overpasses," says ASTM Internationa  more

ASTM International: New Standard Will Help Determine Water Buffering Capacity in Leather Product Stuffing
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, Sept. 13 -- ASTM International, an international organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for materials, products, systems and services, issued the following news release: A new ASTM International standard will be used to determine the alkalinity of oils used to soften the stuffing of leather products. ASTM's leather committee (D31) developed the standard, which will soon be published as D8284. Total alkalinity is a chemi  more

Better Health Starts at the Bloomsburg Fair With Geisinger
BLOOMSBURG, Pennsylvania, Sept. 10 -- Geisinger Health issued the following news release, dated Sept. 6: * * * - Better health can start anywhere, even at the Bloomsburg Fair. * * * Geisinger offers fairgoers plenty of ways to improve their health before, during and after the 164th Bloomsburg Fair running Saturday, Sept. 21, through Saturday, Sept. 28. Every day during the fair, Geisinger is providing free flu shots to everyone 18 years and older, free blood pressure screenings, a private b  more

Blood Cancer Experts Discuss Latest Treatment Innovations at National Comprehensive Cancer Network 2019 Annual Congress: Hematologic Malignancies
FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania, Sept. 10 -- The National Comprehensive Cancer Network issued the following news release: World-renowned experts on blood cancers are meeting in San Francisco on September 27-28, to help clinicians stay up-to-date on new, practice-changing strategies to manage patients with hematologic malignancies, at the NCCN 2019 Annual Congress: Hematologic Malignancies(TM), presented by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network(R) (NCCN(R)), and co-chaired by Ranjana H. Advani  more

Cancer Research Journal Issues 23 Research Articles in Sept. 15, 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 14 -- Cancer Research, a journal from the American Association for Cancer Research that offers pathobiological and translational impact to inform the personal, clinical and societal problems posed by cancer, published 23 research articles, including the following topics, in its Sept. 15, 2019 edition: * A Near-Infrared Phosphorescent Nanoprobe Enables Quantitative, Longitudinal Imaging of Tumor Hypoxia Dynamics during Radiotherapy * Analysis of Over 140,000 Eu  more

Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering: SEI's CERT Division Releases New Version of Pharos Toolset
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Sept. 13 -- The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute issued the following news release: The SEI's CERT Division has announced the release of an updated version of its Pharos Binary Analysis Framework. The update represents more than a year's worth of improvements and bug fixes to the Pharos toolset. Analysts of software programs use the Pharos suite of tools to automate the reverse engineering of binaries, or executable files. In the wild, malware, or malici  more

ChamberPAC Endorses Judge Christylee Peck and Deputy District Attorney Megan McCarthy King for State Superior Court
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Sept. 12 -- The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry issued the following news release: ChamberPAC, the political arm of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, today announced its endorsement of Judge Christylee Peck and Chester County Deputy District Attorney Megan McCarthy King for the Pennsylvania Superior Court in the upcoming 2019 General Election. "The importance of judicial elections cannot be overstated," said PA Chamber President and CEO   more

Clinical Cancer Research Journal Issues 28 Research Articles in Sept. 15, 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 14 -- Clinical Cancer Research, a journal from the American Association for Cancer Research that publishes clinical and translational cancer research studies that bridge the laboratory and the clinic, published 28 research articles, including the following topics, in its Sept. 15, 2019 edition: * 6-Phosphofructo-2-Kinase/Fructose-2,6-Biphosphatase-2 Regulates TP53-Dependent Paclitaxel Sensitivity in Ovarian and Breast Cancers * A Phase I Dose Escalation Study   more

Counter Extremism Project: 18 Years After 9/11, Al-Qaeda Remains Malevolent Force Worldwide
NEW YORK, Sept. 11 -- The Counter Extremism Project issued the following news release: Eighteen years ago, 19 al-Qaeda operatives hijacked U.S. commercial airliners and flew them into the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A fourth hijacked airplane crashed in a field in rural Pennsylvania. The attacks--the deadliest ever on American soil--killed nearly 3,000 civilians and injured thousands more. Within weeks, the U.S. launched military operations against a  more

Earthworks: New Interactive Map Tracks 380 Million Barrels of PA Oil & Gas Waste
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Sept. 11 -- Earthworks issued the following news release: * * * - Companion report finds increase in transport and disposal of dangerous, radioactive waste * * * A new report by Earthworks documents a massive 1,500 percent increase in the volume of toxic, often radioactive waste generated by Pennsylvania oil and gas operations between 2003 and 2018. Earthworks calculates that in 2018 alone, the fracking boom generated 69 million barrels of liquid waste and 1.4 milli  more

Electronic Security Association: September 11 Anniversary - Daughter of North Carolina Firefighter Wins National Scholarship, Starts at Harvard
IRVING, Texas, Sept. 10 -- The Electronic Security Association issued the following news: By Janice Mitchell On September 11, 2001, 19 terrorist hijackers from Saudi Arabia and several other Arab nations boarded four airplanes at three East Coast airports and killed nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon building in Washington D.C., and in Pennsylvania. Of those people killed were 400 police officers and firefighters. Eighteen people were rescued alive fro  more

Geisinger Health Community Medical Center Earns Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Knee, Hip, Shoulder Care
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, Sept. 12 -- Geisinger Health issued the following news release: Geisinger Community Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval(R) for Total Hip and Knee Replacement, Total Shoulder Replacement, and Hip Fracture Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. "These awards reflect Geisinger's commitment to providing safe and quality patient care," said Michael Suk, M.D., J.D., chair of the Geisinger Depart  more

Geisinger, IBM Create Predictive Technology to Flag Sepsis Risk
DANVILLE, Pennsylvania, Sept. 10 -- Geisinger Health issued the following news release: Geisinger and the IBM Data Science Elite team have broken new ground in detecting sepsis risk by creating a sophisticated predictive model using data from the integrated health system's electronic health record. The body's response to an infection can cause sepsis, a potentially life-threatening condition that affects about 1.7 million American adults. Sepsis is a complex syndrome that is difficult to iden  more

Institute for Justice: Judge Declares Lancaster District Attorney Forfeiture Records Subject to Right to Know Law Request
LANCASTER, Pennsylvania, Sept. 12 -- The Institute for Justice issued the following news release: In a newly released decision, Lancaster County Judge Leonard Brown determined that forfeiture records being sought by reporter Carter Walker and the media group LNP are subject to a Pennsylvania Right to Know Law request. However, the judge also ruled that the newspaper's current request was not detailed enough to order the Lancaster District Attorney's Office to hand over the requested records imm  more

Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology Issues 19 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 9 -- The Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, a peer-reviewed journal that says it focuses on organ reviews, practice management and therapeutic recommendations, published 19 research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Chronic Liver Disease Patients have Worse Outcomes and Increased Postoperative Complications After Orthopedic Fractures * Distinct Microbial Populations Exist in the Mucosa-associated Microbiota of Diarrhea Predomin  more

Journal of Economic Literature Issues 3 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Sept. 10 -- The Journal of Economic Literature, a peer-reviewed survey and review articles to help economists keep abreast of the flow of literature from the American Economic Association, published three research articles on the following topics in its September 2019 edition: * A Review on Basic Income: A Radical Proposal for a Free Society and a Sane Economy by Philippe Van Parijs and Yannick Vanderborght * Text as Data * What Can Be Learned from Spatial Economics?  more

Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Issues 7 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania, Sept. 9 -- The Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network published seven research articles on the following topics in its September 2019 edition: * Comparing the Association Between Insurance and Mortality in Ovarian, Pancreatic, Lung, Colorectal, Prostate, and Breast Cancers * Decreasing Use of Chemotherapy in Older Patients With Stage III Colon Cancer Irrespective of Comorbidities * Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale and Clinical Characteristics Asso  more

Lab Testing Standard Published by ASTM International Cannabis Committee
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, Sept. 12 -- ASTM International, an international organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for materials, products, systems and services, issued the following news release: A new ASTM International standard will help bring consistent practices to laboratories working in the cannabis industry. The organization's cannabis committee (D37) developed the new standard (soon to be published as D8282). The practice was developed b  more

Latest SAE International Book Brings Together Most Influential Women in Automotive Industry to Share Their Personal Insights and Advice
WARRENDALE, Pennsylvania, Sept. 10 -- SAE International issued the following news: SAE International today announced the release of its latest book title, "The Road to the Top is Not on the Map: Conversations with Top Women of the Automotive Industry," featuring 36 of the most influential women in the automotive industry, who offer their insights and advice for colleagues, peers and the next generation of women entering the workforce. The book, on-sale on October 1, 2019, is now available for p  more

LVHN to Offer Greater Access to Endoscopies, Including Colonoscopies, Beginning in October
ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania, Sept. 11 -- Lehigh Valley Health Network issued the following news release: Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), through a new joint venture with Eastern Pennsylvania Gastroenterology and Liver Specialists (EPGI), will provide upper and lower endoscopies, including screening colonoscopies, outside the hospital setting beginning Oct. 1. LVHN currently performs colonoscopies at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)-Cedar Crest, LVH-Muhlenberg, and LVH-17th Street. The two new out  more

Major Grant Awarded to Wistar Supports Development of a Novel Therapeutic Approach for Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 12 -- The Wistar Institute issued the following news release: The Wistar Institute has received a grant of approximately $4.6 million from the National Institutes of Health in support of innovative research to tackle antibiotic resistance. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) represents an expanding global public health concern. While antibiotic-resistant organisms are appearing at an alarming rate, there has been a 30-year hiatus in the development of novel classe  more

Manufacturer & Business Association & the Roar on the Shore Issues Statement Regarding Passing of Roar Executive Director Ralph Pontillo
ERIE, Pennsylvania, Sept. 9 -- The Manufacturer and Business Association issued the following news release: Ralph Pontillo, executive director of Roar on the Shore(R), a longtime champion for small business and manufacturing, and former president and chief executive officer of the Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA), passed away unexpectedly on Saturday evening, September 7, in Florida where he resides. He was 64. "Ralph was larger than life, a true visionary, a respected leader and a lo  more

New Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening Technology Auto-Commentary Available Until October 26
OAK BROOK, Illinois, Sept. 9 -- The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening issued the following news release: A new SLAS Technology Auto-Commentary, "Rapid Single-Cell Microbiological Analysis: Toward Precision Management of Infections and Dysbiosis" is now accessible online through October 26. In this newly published paper authors Hui Li, Ph.D., and Pak King Wong, Ph.D., (The Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA), Michael Morowitz, Ph.D., (University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA) and Neal  more

NextGen America: 1 Week, 5,500+ Students Registered in Battleground States
SAN FRANCISCO, California, Sept. 10 -- NextGen America issued the following news release: Last week, NextGen America launched its back-to-school voter registration campaign that aims to register 9,000 new and returning students on college campuses across the country. One week in, we're already more than halfway toward that goal after registering 5,557 young voters across battleground states. Here are some highlights from last week's back-to-school efforts: * NextGen Pennsylvania led all stat  more

Nursing Administration Quarterly Issues 12 Research Articles in October/December 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 9 -- Nursing Administration Quarterly, a peer-reviewed journal that says it provides nursing administrators with information on the effective management of nursing services in health care settings, published 12 research articles on the following topics in its October/December 2019 edition: * Compassion Fatigue and Compassion Satisfaction Among Multisite Multisystem Nurses * Creativity and Innovation: An Essential Competency for the Nurse Leader * Digital Heal  more

OBGYN/Gynecologic Oncologist to Join Medical Staff at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono and Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg
ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania, Sept. 10 -- Lehigh Valley Health Network issued the following news release: Christine Kim, MD, board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN) and Gynecologic Oncology, will be joining the staff at the Dale and Francis Hughes Cancer Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)-Pocono in East Stroudsburg and at the Cancer Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)-Muhlenberg in Bethlehem. Kim is joining the expertise of Martin Martino, MD and M. Bijoy Thomas, MD with LVPG Gy  more

Pa. Farm Bureau: Farmers Praise Fresh Start for Clean Water and Clear Rules
CAMP HILL, Pennsylvania, Sept. 13 -- The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau issued the following news release: Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) praised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for providing a fresh start for clean water and clear rules by putting the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule behind us. "Pennsylvania farmers share the goal of protecting waterways in Pennsylvania and across the United States, but the 2015 WOTUS rule provided unprece  more

Patient Priorities Should Be Paramount When Measuring Quality in Cancer Care According to Panelists at NCCN Policy Summit
FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania, Sept. 12 -- The National Comprehensive Cancer Network issued the following news release: * * * - National Comprehensive Cancer Network hosts summit on defining, measuring, and applying quality in an evolving health policy landscape and the implications for cancer care. #NCCNPolicy * * * The National Comprehensive Cancer Network(R) (NCCN(R)) hosted a policy summit at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, today, addressing how to define, measure, and apply q  more

Penn State Health, College of Medicine Employees Show They Care
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, Sept. 9 -- Penn State Health issued the following news: It's a safe bet there were some sore muscles over the weekend among the 53 volunteers from Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine who participated in the United Way's 27th Annual Day of Caring on Friday, Sept. 6 in the Harrisburg area. Projects tackled by our volunteers included painting and cleaning at the YWCA headquarters on Market Street and at Camp Riley in Harrisburg as well as organizing supplie  more

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry Issues Statement on Waters of the U.S. Rule
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Sept. 12 -- The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry issued the following statement by President and CEO Gene Barr regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's announcement that it will repeal the Obama administration's controversial Waters of the U.S. rule: "As we noted in our comments to the Environmental Protection Agency in 2014, the 'Waters of the United States' rule would have significantly expanded federal jurisdiction to waters already being suffici  more

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Opposes Senate Bill to Expand Sunday Hunting
CAMP HILL, Pennsylvania, Sept. 10 -- The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau issued the following news release: Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) affirmed its opposition to a Senate-passed bill that would expand Sunday hunting opportunities across the state during testimony before the House Game and Fisheries Committee. "Pennsylvania farmers continue to oppose Senate Bill 147 as it is currently written," said PFB State Government Affairs Director Darrin Youker. "We acknowledge that an amended version of the  more

PETA: 'Not Your Mom, Not Your Milk' Ad Now Up Ahead of Dairy Show
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Sept. 12 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - PETA's Eye-Catching Billboard Offers Industry a Pro-Vegan Message * * * Just ahead of the All-American Dairy Show, PETA has placed a billboard near the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center showing a cow and her calf next to the words "Not Your Mom? Not Your Milk! Choose Vegan." "Every glass of cow's milk represents the heartbreak of a mother who wasn't allow  more

Philadelphia Federation of Teachers: FOF Coalition - $100 Million Needed NOW for Lead, Asbestos
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 11 -- The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers issued the following news release: In response to news that a longtime Philadelphia school teacher has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, members of the Fund Our Facilities Coalition held a press conference at the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers offices to call for an immediate $100 million investment to perform lead and damaged asbestos abatement in Philadelphia's public schools. The figure makes up the bulk of   more

PMI Study Reveals Top Productivity-Boosting AI Technologies, According to Project Managers
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pennsylvania, Sept. 12 -- The Project Management Institute issued the following news release: Project Management Institute (PMI) today released its 2019 Pulse of the Profession(R) In-Depth Report: AI @ Work: New Projects, New Thinking. The report, a companion piece to AI Innovators: Cracking the Code on Project Performance, explores how artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the way projects are managed and delivered globally. As AI projects become the norm, project managers   more

Powder Diffraction Journal Issues 10 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pennsylvania, Sept. 13 -- Powder Diffraction, a journal that says it focuses on materials characterization employing X-ray powder diffraction and related techniques from the International Centre for Diffraction Data, published 10 research articles, including the following topics, in its September 2019 edition: * A study to assess the performance of an "X-ray powder diffraction with Rietveld" approach for measuring the crystalline and amorphous components of inhalable dust collec  more

Remarkable Growth and Transformative Change at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine for 2018-19 Fiscal Year
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, Sept. 10 -- Penn State Health issued the following news: Penn State Health is moving forward with significant construction and renovation projects on its Milton S. Hershey Medical Center campus that will allow it to better meet the health care needs of the community and create greater opportunities to advance biomedical and health science research and education. Unprecedented expansion projects. New leaders at the helm. Continued gains in quality of care and research fun  more

Risk Management Association Announces New Board Leaders
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 11 -- The Risk Management Association issued the following news release: Michael C. Ankrom, Jr., Head of Enterprise Credit and Global Banking Risk, Bank of America, Charlotte, N.C., was elected chair of The Risk Management Association (RMA). William Bonnell, Executive Vice President, Risk Management, and Chief Risk Officer, National Bank of Canada, Montreal, Que., was elected vice chair. Their one-year terms began September 1, 2019. Ankrom joined Bank of Amer  more

Software Engineering Institute Releases AI Engineering Practices for Decision Makers
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Sept. 12 -- The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute issued the following news release: The SEI has released an initial set of recommendations to help organizations that are beginning to build, acquire, and integrate artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities into business and mission systems. "AI Engineering: 11 Foundational Practices," a white paper written for decision makers, is based on the SEI's experience assisting government organizations, observing th  more

STEM Event at Children's Hospital Sparks Creativity for Pediatric Patients
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, Sept. 11 -- Penn State Children's Hospital issued the following news: * * * - Amazon hosts event, also announcing $30,000 donation to Four Diamonds * * * Children had a chance to build robotic cars and take part in other STEM activities at an event on Tuesday at Penn State Children's Hospital. In observation of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Amazon hosted Camp Amazon, which included a range of hands-on educational activities for patients and their families in the h  more

The American Ceramic Society Announces Students Selected as PACK Fellows
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- The American Ceramic Society issued the following news: The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) is pleased to announce that five outstanding students have been selected as recipients of a prestigious PACK Fellowship. The students are: Daniel Fortino (Penn State University), Jack Hayden (Penn State University), George Kotsonis (Penn State University), Alexei Matyushov (Northeastern University), and Ryan Thackston (University of Houston). The PACK Fellowship, a collabo  more

The Doctor Will 'See' You Now, Virtually: Telehealth Program Saves Patients Miles, Time and Energy
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, Sept. 11 -- Penn State Health issued the following news: By Carolyn Kimmel For Cynthia Lacey, the time, money and sheer energy it took to get to appointments in Hershey were an increasing challenge as her symptoms of ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive neurodegenerative disease, progressed. The resident of Tobyhanna, Pa., located two hours northwest of Hershey, considers herself fortunate to be a patient at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medica  more

United Steelworkers Issues Statement Calling on 2020 Presidential Candidates to Discuss Trade Policies
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Sept. 13 -- The United Steelworkers issued the following statement by International President Thomas M. Conway in advance of the Democratic debate, calling on the 2020 presidential candidates to discuss the details of their proposed trade policies: "Each of the Democratic presidential candidates who will debate tonight offers a vision dramatically different from the current president who has only made America less secure and more divided and has left U.S. workers and   more