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State Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Sunday March 15, 2020 ( 122 items )  

Ballard Spahr Launches Coronavirus Disease 2019 Resource Center
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 13 -- Ballard Spahr, a law firm, issued the following news release: To help clients navigate the wide-ranging business impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019, Ballard Spahr has launched the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resource Center, an online hub that offers information and guidance on how to address the legal questions posed by the worldwide spread of the virus. From travel bans and workplace accommodations to privacy concerns, disclosure obligations, a  more

Ballard Spahr's Judy Mok Named to Electronic Transactions Association's Forty Under 40
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 12 -- Ballard Spahr, a law firm, issued the following news release: Ballard Spahr's Judy Mok, an attorney who represents some of the world's largest retailers and financial institutions in negotiating and drafting complex strategic partnership agreements for market-leading payments transactions, has been named to Electronic Transactions Association's Forty Under 40 list. Forty Under 40 recognizes game-changers working at the intersection of payments and techno  more

Bill Brittain Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits
WASHINGTON, March 10 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from state lawmakers across the nation. Its mission is to get 34 states to apply for an amendment proposal convention specific to term limits on Congress. 2020 Pennsylvania senate candidate Bill Brittain (district 43), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term   more

Butler County Community College to Suspend Face-to-Face Courses, Move to Remote Instruction Through May
BUTLER, Pennsylvania, March 14 -- Butler County Community College issued the following news: Butler County Community College will suspend all face-to-face format credit courses next week at its main campus and at its additional locations and transition those courses to remote instruction starting March 23 through the end of the spring 2020 semester. The precautionary measure is intended to protect the safety, health and well-being of BC3's students, faculty and staff, and aligns with decisions  more

Carnegie Mellon University: Experts Discuss Implications of Coronavirus
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, March 13 -- Carnegie Mellon University issued the following news: * * * - CMU researchers join the conversation * * * The impact of the global rise in cases of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) has had ripple effects through all areas of life, from education to the economy. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have been lending their expertise to media conversations. Check back here for an updated summary as information unfolds. Denise Rousseau, Organizational   more

Carnegie Mellon University: To Predict an Epidemic, Evolution Can't Be Ignored
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, March 13 -- Carnegie Mellon University issued the following news on March 11: When scientists try to predict the spread of something across populations -- anything from a coronavirus to misinformation -- they use complex mathematical models to do so. Typically, they will study the first few steps in which the subject spreads, and use that rate to project how far and wide the spread will go. But what happens if a pathogen mutates, or information becomes modified, chang  more

Carrie DelRosso Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits
WASHINGTON, March 10 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from state lawmakers across the nation. Its mission is to get 34 states to apply for an amendment proposal convention specific to term limits on Congress. 2020 Pennsylvania house candidate Carrie DelRosso (district 33), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term  more

Clark Hill Philadelphia Office Adds Construction Law Member Kevin Watson
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 12 -- Clark Hill, a law firm, issued the following news: Clark Hill announced that Kevin Watson has joined the firm as a Member in the Construction Law practice in the firm's Philadelphia office. "Kevin's background is a great fit for the Philadelphia office, as well as our regional and national construction practice," said Lauri Kavulich, Member-in-Charge of the Philadelphia and Wilmington offices of Clark Hill. "Given our strong client base in the region and  more

Crown Holdings: Turkey to Drive Cold Canned Coffee Segment in 2020 and Beyond
YARDLEY, Pennsylvania, March 13 -- Crown Holdings, a supplier of metal packaging products, issued the following news release: For centuries, Turkish culture has had a powerful connection with coffee. Hot, strong coffee was and still is offered as the first drink when entertaining, including at engagement ceremonies and weddings, where all conversations begin with a Turkish coffee tasting. Cold coffee began gaining ground with younger consumers in the country in the mid-2000s with the arrival of  more

David Hines Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from state lawmakers across the nation. Its mission is to get 34 states to apply for an amendment proposal convention specific to term limits on Congress. 2020 Pennsylvania house candidate David Hines (district 84), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Lim  more

Dechert Advises Blackstone Tactical Opportunities in Genstar Capital Recapitalization of ConnectiveRx
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 12 -- Dechert, a law firm, issued the following news: Dechert advised Blackstone Tactical Opportunities as an investor in connection with Genstar Capital's recapitalization of its portfolio company ConnectiveRx. Genstar will continue as majority investor and will be joined by funds managed by Harvest Partners SCF, LP and funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities as minority investors. Blackstone Tactical Opportunities (Tac Opps) is Blackstone's oppor  more

Dechert Advises Royalty Pharma on Its Acquisition of Massachusetts General Hospital Royalty Interest in Entyvio
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 10 -- Dechert, a law firm, issued the following news: Dechert advised Royalty Pharma on IP-related matters in its acquisition of Massachusetts General Hospital's royalty interest in Entyvio (vedolizumab), a monoclonal antibody that is used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, two of the most common forms of inflammatory bowel disease. Entyvio was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in 2014 and is available in more than 60 cou  more

Dechert Names Winners of Annual 'Stars' Peer Recognition Program
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 12 -- Dechert, a law firm, issued the following news: Dechert announced the winners of its annual 2019 "Dechert Stars" awards, recognizing lawyers and business services professionals who have made significant contributions to our global firm community as teachers, champions of diversity and legal innovators. As part of the awards, winners will receive a $10,000 bonus and commemorative plaque in recognition of their achievements. Honorees were selected in the f  more

Department of Health Outlines Differences Between Quarantine, Isolation Regarding COVID-19
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 11 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health issued the following news release: * * * - Announces One New Presumptive Positive Case in Philadelphia * * * The Pennsylvania Department of Health this afternoon provided an update on COVID-19 and confirmed one additional presumptive positive case of COVID-19, the first in Philadelphia County, bringing the statewide total to 12. This patient is in isolation at home. "Isolation and quarantine help protect the public  more

Department of Health Provides Afternoon Update on COVID-19, One New Presumptive Positive, Bringing Statewide Total to 16
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 12 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health issued the following news release on March 11: The Pennsylvania Department of Health this afternoon confirmed one additional presumptive positive case of COVID-19 - one adult from Monroe County. This brings the statewide total to 16 cases; 14 of the cases are presumptive positive and two cases, the Delaware County and Wayne County cases, have been confirmed by the CDC. Dr. Levine also mentioned department awareness of   more

Department of Health Provides Update on Coronavirus, Five New Presumptive Positives, Bringing Statewide Total to 21
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 13 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health issued the following news release on March 12: The Pennsylvania Department of Health this morning confirmed five additional presumptive positive case of COVID-19 -- four residents from Montgomery County and one resident from Northampton County. All are adults and are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital. This brings the statewide total to 21 cases; 19 of the cases are presumptive positive and two  more

Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, Six New Presumptive Positives, Bringing Statewide Total to 28
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 14 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health issued the following news release: The Pennsylvania Department of Health this morning confirmed six additional presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 -- four residents from Montgomery County and two residents from Delaware County. All are adults and are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital. This brings the statewide total to 28 cases; 22 of the cases are presumptive positive and six cases, one in  more

Department of Human Services Closing County Assistance Offices in Delaware, Montgomery Counties
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 14 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services issued the following news: The Department of Human Services (DHS) is closing county assistance offices (CAOs) in Delaware and Montgomery counties in coordination with Governor Wolf's mitigation guidance regarding COVID-19. The following CAOs will close for two weeks effective close of business on Friday, March 13: Delaware County * Crosby District, 701 Crosby Street, Suite A, Chester, PA 19013 * Darby Distri  more

Department of Human Services Releases Coronavirus Operational Recommendations for Child Welfare, Intellectual Disability and Autism Providers
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 13 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services issued the following news: The Department of Human Services' (DHS) offices of Children, Youth, and Families (OCYF) and Developmental Programs (ODP) released operational recommendations for providers of child welfare servicesOpens In A New Window as well as intellectual disability and autism servicesOpens In A New Window in Pennsylvania in response to COVID-19. "The Wolf administration is committed to serving vu  more

DeSales University VITA Program Benefits Both Students and Seniors
CENTER VALLEY, Pennsylvania, March 8 -- DeSales University issued the following news: Every year at tax time, Gerald Schmidt and his wife hire an accountant. But this year, they decided to save money by giving the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at DeSales University a try. "My wife and I said, 'Why are we going through all this with our taxes? We do a lot at DeSales, let's go over and see what the program is about.'" Schmidt, of Macungie, found out about the program through   more

Drexel University: Making More MXene -- Researchers Unveil Scalable Production System for Promising, 2D Nanomaterials
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 11 [TNSscientificresearch] -- Drexel University issued the following news release on March 10: For more than a decade, two-dimensional nanomaterials, such as graphene, have been touted as the key to making better microchips, batteries, antennas and many other devices. But a significant challenge of using these atom-thin building materials for the technology of the future is ensuring that they can be produced in bulk quantities without losing their quality. For   more

Experience Spring Forward Fare at Jean-Georges at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 11 -- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts issued the following news release: In celebration of the warmer weather and spring's pre-emptive arrival, Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center invites guests to spring-forward and experience the new menu offerings at Jean-Georges Philadelphia. Elevating Philadelphia's culinary scene from the 59th floor of Comcast Center, Jean-Georges offers unparalleled views of Philadelphia's soaring skyline. Designed by Norm  more

Fast Company Names Pittsburgh International Airport One of the World's Most Innovative Companies
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, March 12 -- The Allegheny County Airport Authority issued the following news release on March 11: Pittsburgh International Airport continues to redefine what it means to be an airport. On Tuesday, Fast Company named Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) one of the World's Most Innovative Companies. The honor is given to businesses making the most profound impact on their industry and culture, while also showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in today's fast-changing  more

Fox Rothschild: Chambers Recognizes 80 Fox Attorneys
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 12 -- Fox Rothschild, a law firm, issued the following news release: Fox Rothschild LLP is pleased to announce that 80 firm attorneys were ranked in the 2020 Chambers USA guide, including one attorney who was also recognized in the 2020 Chambers Global guide. The firm was highlighted in the following practice areas: * Bankruptcy & Restructuring (Delaware, Illinois, New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, Washington) * Cannabis Law (Nationwide) * Corporate/M&A (Mi  more

Fox Welcomes Bankruptcy Partner Keith Owens in Los Angeles
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 13 -- Fox Rothschild, a law firm, issued the following news release: Fox Rothschild LLP is pleased to welcome Keith C. Owens in Los Angeles as a partner in the Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy Department. "Keith brings extensive knowledge of multifaceted bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings at the federal and state levels, and a keen understanding of how to handle and successfully resolve for his clients insolvency matters, distressed acquisitions and dis  more

Franklin & Marshall College: Professor's New Book Explores How Humans Project Onto Birds
LANCASTER, Pennsylvania, March 13 -- Franklin and Marshall College issued the following news: The idea took flight in the North Museum, next to Franklin & Marshall College's campus, when Assistant Professor of English Erik Anderson started on the trail of the black-tailed trainbearer, an unusual-looking South American hummingbird he found in the museum's collection. "I became very interested in how it wound up in the museum, so I just followed this rabbit hole and kept following it, trying to   more

Franklin & Marshall College: Russian Professor's Book Examines Society's Anxieties--in the 1890s
LANCASTER, Pennsylvania, March 8 -- Franklin and Marshall College issued the following news: Franklin & Marshall students in some of Jon Stone's courses probably can relate to his teaching on Europe's Fin de siecle, an anxious era wrought by advances in science and technology. "Throughout much of the 19th century, there was a growing belief in the power of science, of cultural studies, of sociology, of economics--in order to fully understand the world in which we live," he said. "By the 1890s  more

Giving Commonly Used Muscle Relaxant Through Nose Shows Potential to Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 13 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Penn study shows administering dantrolene through the nose increases its brain concentration in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease * * * Delivering the medication dantrolene through the nose rather than the mouth may help the medication penetrate the brain more effectively, potentially maximizing its therapeutic benefits in the  more

Gov. Northam Announces 1901 Group to Establish Third Virginia Operation in Washington County, Creating 150 New Jobs
ABINGDON, England, March 10 -- Gov. Ralph S. Northam, R-Virginia, issued the following news release: Governor Ralph Northam announced that 1901 Group, a leading provider of IT services for the public and private sectors, will invest $1.15 million in Washington County to establish its third Virginia operation, creating 150 new jobs. The new 1901 Group Operations Center at the Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator in Abingdon will expand the company's operational footprint and enhance its c  more

Gov. Wolf Announces Two New Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Cases, Legislative Action to Aid in Swift Response
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 10 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health issued the following news release: Governor Tom Wolf this afternoon confirmed two new presumptive positive cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania. Both individuals are from Montgomery County, have mild symptoms, are in isolation at home and were exposed to an area of the United States where COVID-19 is present. "These new cases bring our total of presumptive positive cases to four in Pennsylvania,"   more

Gov. Wolf, Pa. A.G. Shapiro: PARC Report Highlights Changes Needed to Ensure Successful Reentry, Lower Recidivism Rates
READING, Pennsylvania, March 12 -- Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro issued the following news release: Governor Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro in Reading announced the Pennsylvania Reentry Council's (PARC) efforts to support reentering citizens as well as recommendations for enhancing the successful entry of returning citizens. PARC, which was founded in 2017, is a collaborative organization bringing together government agencies, service providers, advocates,   more

Gov. Wolf: Medicaid, CHIP Recipients' COVID-19 Testing, Treatment Resources are Covered
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 12 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services issued the following news on March 11: Governor Tom Wolf announced that the state's Medicaid program, Medical Assistance (MA) and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), will cover COVID-19 testing and treatment for recipients and is lifting some prior authorization requirements to ease access to necessary testing and treatment. There are no MA or CHIP copayments for laboratory tests for COVID-19. For those   more

Greenberg Traurig Elevates 4 Attorneys in Its Philadelphia Office
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 12 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release on March 11: * * * - One of the largest classes across the global firm's offices * * * Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP elevated environmental attorney Kaitlyn R. Maxwell, labor & employment attorney Christiana L. Signs, real estate attorney Michael A. Suleta, and intellectual property litigator Jonathan Wise to shareholder in the firm's Philadelphia office. "We certainly are a str  more

Greenberg Traurig: Mark Mattioli, Caroline Brancatella Among Pennsylvania Bar Institute 2020 Health Law Institute Faculty
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 10 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: * * * - Two-day session provides practical training and realistic solutions to 400+ Pennsylvania health law professionals * * * Health Care & FDA Practice Shareholder Mark Mattioli and Of Counsel Caroline Brancatella of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will help lead this year's Pennsylvania Bar Institute's (PBI) Health Law Institute. The Health Law Institute, taking place March  more

Grove City College Announces Changes to Safeguard Campus Community
GROVE CITY, Pennsylvania, March 14 -- The Grove City College issued the following news release: After careful consideration of our risks and responsibilities and in consultation with the COVID-19 Action Committee of our Board of Trustees, Grove City College announced that it will begin the process of moving classes to online delivery. While there are no presumptive or confirmed cases of the disease at the College or in Mercer County, the administration is activating contingency plans to safeg  more

Human Services Highlights Research in Service Delivery for People With Intellectual, Developmental Disabilities, Dual Diagnoses
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 10 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services issued the following news: The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) released the fourth edition of The Pennsylvania Journal on Positive Approaches. DHS' Office of Developmental Programs and Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services recently began publishing the journal again for the first time in more than 20 years. People with the dual diagnoses of an intellectual disability/autism and a  more

II-VI Incorporated Unveils Industry's First Pluggable Optical Line Subsystem Platform for the Emerging 400ZR Ecosystem
SAXONBURG, Pennsylvania, March 10 -- II-VI, a provider of micro-optics, issued the following news release: II-VI Incorporated (Nasdaq: IIVI), a leader in optical components, modules, and subsystems, announced the introduction of the industry's first pluggable optical line subsystem (POLS) platform to enable the emerging 400ZR coherent transceiver ecosystem for next-generation datacenter interconnects (DCIs). The rapid growth of cloud computing is driving the upgrade cycle from 100G to 400G tra  more

Independence Takes Action to Ensure Employee Health During COVID-19 Outbreak
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 10 -- Independence Blue Cross, a subsidiary of Independence Health Group, issued the following news release on March 9: As one of the region's largest employers, Independence Blue Cross has taken proactive steps to ensure the health and well-being of its workforce during the current outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). As part of its business-continuity planning, several Independence departments successfully began working from home during the week of March 2 to  more

Independence Takes Additional Steps to Safeguard Employee Health During COVID-19 Outbreak
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 14 -- Independence Blue Cross, a subsidiary of Independence Health Group, issued the following news release: Independence Blue Cross (Independence) announces additional steps the company is taking to help safeguard employees during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Due to the growing impact of COVID-19 in the region, Independence will require all associates in its Philadelphia-area and New Jersey offices to work remotely from Monday, March 16, through at le  more

Janet Diaz Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from state lawmakers across the nation. Its mission is to get 34 states to apply for an amendment proposal convention specific to term limits on Congress. 2020 Pennsylvania senate candidate Janet Diaz (district 13), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Lim  more

Jim Brown Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits
WASHINGTON, March 10 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from state lawmakers across the nation. Its mission is to get 34 states to apply for an amendment proposal convention specific to term limits on Congress. 2020 Pennsylvania senate candidate Jim Brown (district 25), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limi  more

Kutztown University Council of Trustees Approve New Internships at March 2020 Meeting
KUTZTOWN, Pennsylvania, March 14 -- Kutztown University issued the following news release: The Kutztown University Council of Trustees approved 29 internships as part of their latest meeting held Thursday, March 12. In Thursday's business, the KU Council of Trustees: * Approved minutes from prior meeting held Dec. 12, 2019. * Approved 29 internship agreements with KU and Brandywine YMCA, Capital Area School for the Arts Charter School, Centennial School of Lehigh University, Children's Allia  more

Kutztown University Launches Music Business Concentration
KUTZTOWN, Pennsylvania, March 11 -- Kutztown University issued the following news release: A Bachelor of Arts in music with a track in music business is the newest track introduced to Kutztown University's growing Department of Music. Designed for students interested in working behind the scenes in the music or entertainment industry, the program builds necessary skills for students with or without traditional music backgrounds who want to be successful in the music entertainment industry. Alo  more

La Salle University: Coronavirus Time-Sensitive Operational Update
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 14 -- La Salle University issued the following news release on March 13: Dear University Community, In times when we are most greatly tested, I find that pausing for a moment of reflection--even briefly--will help refocus attention toward what is critically important. Today, and in recent weeks, the significance of maintaining the health, safety, and welfare of the La Salle community cannot be understated. I am inspired by the universal cooperation we have se  more

Larry Yost Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from state lawmakers across the nation. Its mission is to get 34 states to apply for an amendment proposal convention specific to term limits on Congress. 2020 Pennsylvania house candidate Larry Yost (district 50), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limi  more

Libby Blackburn Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from state lawmakers across the nation. Its mission is to get 34 states to apply for an amendment proposal convention specific to term limits on Congress. 2020 Pennsylvania house candidate Libby Blackburn (district 28), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term  more

Lisa A. Davis Elected to Air Products' Board of Directors
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pennsylvania, March 10 -- Air Products and Chemicals issued the following news release: Lisa A. Davis, a senior executive with more than three decades of leadership experience across energy and manufacturing industries, has joined Air Products' (NYSE:APD) Board of Directors. Air Products' Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Seifi Ghasemi said, "Lisa's extensive, global experience is very much in line with our strategic focus, particularly world-scale energy and  more

Mimi Legro Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from state lawmakers across the nation. Its mission is to get 34 states to apply for an amendment proposal convention specific to term limits on Congress. 2020 Pennsylvania house candidate Mimi Legro (district 106), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Lim  more

New Vishay Intertechnology Automotive Grade Phototransistor Optocoupler Saves Energy and Space
MALVERN, Pennsylvania, March 13 -- Vishay Intertechnology issued the following news release: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) introduced a new Automotive Grade phototransistor optocoupler that combines a high current transfer ratio (CTR) range from 50 % to 600 % with a low forward current of 1 mA in the compact SOP-4 mini-flat package. Offering 80 % lower forward current than the previous-generation solution, the Vishay Semiconductors VOMA618A is designed to save energy in automotive a  more

Newmark Knight Frank Represents Distribution Management in Nearly 1 Million SF of Industrial Leases in Texas, Pennsylvania and Missouri
DALLAS, Texas, March 10 -- Newmark Knight Frank, a division of BGC Partners, issued the following news release: Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) announces a 191,360-square-foot industrial lease at 4695 Clover Haven Street in Dallas, Texas. NKF Managing Director Art Leichner and Director Andrew Crites represented the tenant, Distribution Management, Inc (DM), in the lease. The landlord, Exeter Property Group, was self-represented. NKF represented DM in 985,904 square feet of lease expansions in 2019 a  more

PA Farm Show Complex Announces Cancellation of Events in Proactive Effort Against COVID-19
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 14 -- Pennsylvania Farm Shows issued the following news release: The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture announced that effective Friday, March 13, 2020, all public events scheduled for March at the PA Farm Show Complex & Expo Center would be canceled in response to COVID-19. Private meetings with 250 or more in attendance will also be prohibited. "The safety of our visitors has always been a top priority," Farm Show Complex Director Sharon Myers said. "This   more

Pa. A.G Shapiro Announces T-Mobile, Sprint Merger Settlement
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 12 -- Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced a 12-state settlement with T-Mobile and Sprint that ensures consumers have affordable access to internet and phone service. Shapiro said the settlement addresses concerns Pennsylvania and the 11 other states had with the proposed merger, and T-Mobile agrees to deliver low-cost plans, locked rates, wider services for low-income households in  more

Pa. Department of Corrections Cancels Visits Statewide, Begins Enhanced Screenings of ALL Employees
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 13 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections issued the following news release on March 12: Following Gov. Tom Wolf's announcement earlier of mitigation measures in Pennsylvania, Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel announced that, effective tomorrow, March 13, and for a period of 14 days, inmate visits at all state correctional institutions are cancelled. In addition, all state correctional institutions will perform enhanced screening of all sta  more

Pa. Gov Wolf: Medicaid and CHIP Recipients' COVID-19 Testing and Treatment Resources are Covered
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 12 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release on March 11: Governor Tom Wolf announced that the state's Medicaid program, Medical Assistance (MA) and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), will cover COVID-19 testing and treatment for recipients and is lifting some prior authorization requirements to ease access to necessary testing and treatment. There are no MA or CHIP copayments for laboratory tests for COVID-19. For those service  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf Administration Provides Guidance to Commonwealth Employees on Travel and Large Gatherings
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 12 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: In consultation with the Department of Health, Governor Tom Wolf provided direction on travel and large gatherings for commonwealth agencies and employees under the governor's jurisdiction in response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania. "We are taking this action in the best interest of all commonwealth employees as we continue to respond swiftly and appropriately to th  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf Announces Closure of Pennsylvania Schools
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 14 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following statement on March 13: Governor Tom Wolf announced that all K-12 Pennsylvania schools will be closed for 10 business days effective Monday, March 16. The administration has been working with school districts as well as state and local officials to gather input on this decision. The Wolf Administration will continue to monitor Covid-19 in the commonwealth, and at the end of 10 days will reevaluate and decid  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf Announces Funding to Renovate Vacant Commercial Space in Lancaster With a Thrift Store and Grocery
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 11 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: * * * - New retail store will provide jobs for people facing barriers to work * * * Governor Tom Wolf announced that Commonwealth Cornerstone Group (CCG) has completed a $5 million New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) transaction to renovate a vacant commercial building in Lancaster creating a combination thrift and grocery store. The new retail shop plans to open this year. The 27,000-square-fo  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf Highlights Critical Need for Access to Care During COVID-19 Outbreak
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 11 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Pennsylvania Insurance Department, in collaboration with the Department of Health, is submitting for publication a notice to the Pennsylvania Bulletin outlining proactive steps and recommendations for consumers and major health insurers to help mitigate the potential impact of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania. "The commonwealth remains laser-focused on mitigation  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf Orders Flags to Half-Staff to Honor Former Auditor General
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 12 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Governor Tom Wolf ordered the commonwealth flag on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds to fly at half-staff to honor former Auditor General Donald A. Bailey, who passed away Monday, March 9, 2020. The commonwealth flag shall be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, and again on the day of the funeral, Saturday, March 14, 2020. The United Sta  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf Orders Flags to Half-Staff to Honor Philadelphia Police Officer
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 14 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Governor Tom Wolf ordered the commonwealth flag on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds to fly at half-staff to honor Philadelphia SWAT Corporal James O'Connor, who was killed in a shooting Friday, March 13, 2020. The commonwealth flag shall be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Friday, March 13, 2020, and again on the day of the funeral, which has not yet been announ  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf, Sec. of Health Outline COVID-19 Mitigation Guidance for Montgomery County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 13 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: * * * - Governor and Secretary of Health Take Aggressive Action to Stop Spread * * * Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine this afternoon provided an update on the state's COVID-19 mitigation efforts, including one new presumptive positive case in Pike County, bringing the state's total to 22, and guidance on how to reduce the spread of the virus. "In Montgomery Coun  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf, Sec. of Health, PA Chamber Outline COVID-19 Mitigation Guidance for Pennsylvania Schools, Businesses, and Additional Closures in Delaware County
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 14 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release on March 13: * * * - PA Total Cases Now 41 * * * Governor Tom Wolf, Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine, Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera, and Pennsylvania Chamber President Gene Barr this afternoon provided an update on the state's COVID-19 mitigation efforts, including guidance as Gov. Wolf earlier this afternoon ordered a two-week closure of all Pennsylvania schools beginning Monday  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf: State's Major Health Insurers are Covering COVID-19 Testing, Resources Available Related to COVID-19 and Insurance Coverage
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 10 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Governor Tom Wolf announced that all major health insurers providing comprehensive medical coverage in the commonwealth will cover medically appropriate COVID-19 diagnostic testing and associated treatment for consumers and have committed to waive any cost-sharing for the testing. "First and foremost, the commonwealth is prepared for and focused on mitigating COVID-19 in our state," Gov. Wol  more

Pa. Senate Democrats: Senate Leaders Issue Statement on COVID-19
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 13 -- The Pennsylvania Senate Democrats issued the following joint statement by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-25; Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, R-34; and Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa, D-43, regarding Coronavirus: "COVID-19 discussions are ongoing between both Senate Caucuses, as well as House Leaders and the Governor. At this time, Senate Session will take place as scheduled next week. "Under the guidance of the Secretary of the Senate,  more

Pa. State Rep. Kaufer, State Sen. Yudichak: Urge Gov. Wolf to Sign Historic Economic Development, Job Creation Legislation
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 11 -- The Pennsylvania House Republicans issued the following news release: As Gov. Tom Wolf's threat to veto legislation (House Bill 1100) seeking to establish an Energy and Fertilizer Manufacturing Tax Credit in the Commonwealth is still looming, Sen. John Yudichak (I-Carbon/Luzerne) and Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne), the bill's sponsor, stood alongside local laborers and business leaders to reinforce the positive impact this legislation will have on Pennsylvan  more

Pa. State Sen. Dinniman Issues Statement on West Chester University Response to Coronavirus Concerns
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 12 -- The Pennsylvania Senate Democrats issued the following statement by Senator Andy Dinniman, in response to West Chester University's plans to move to remote learning for the reminder of the spring semester due to Coronavirus concerns: "COVID-19 has proven to be an extremely contagious virus, and we do not yet know its full impact on Chester County. I understand the and support the University in its decision. However, before online courses begin on March 30,   more

Pa. State Sen. Leach Issues Statement on Coronavirus Response
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 12 -- The Pennsylvania Senate Democrats issued the following statement on March 11 by Senator Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery/Delaware regarding precautions his Senate office will take in response to the coronavirus: Leach's statement: "Like many of you, I have been very concerned about the increasing pervasiveness of the Coronavirus. To be clear, the large majority of cases appear to be mild and so far, the number of cases in our area is limited. In addition, there   more

Pa. State Sen. Street: Coronavirus Testing & Treatment in PA to Be Covered by All Major Insurance Companies
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 14 -- The Pennsylvania Senate Democrats issued the following news release on behalf of Pennsylvania State Sen. Sharif Street, D-Philadelphia: Senator Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia), PA Senate Democratic Chair of the Banking and Insurance Committee, announced that all major Insurance companies in Pennsylvania will provide comprehensive medical coverage in the commonwealth to cover medically appropriate COVID-19 diagnostic testing and associated treatment with no   more

Pa. Wolf Announces Two New Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Cases, Legislative Action to Aid in Swift Response
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 9 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Governor Tom Wolf this afternoon confirmed two new presumptive positive cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania. Both individuals are from Montgomery County, have mild symptoms, are in isolation at home and were exposed to an area of the United States where COVID-19 is present. "These new cases bring our total of presumptive positive cases to four in Pennsylvania," Gov. Wol  more

Participants Unable to Hack Unisys Stealth Solution During Contest Held at RSA 2020 Conference
BLUE BELL, Pennsylvania, March 10 -- Unisys issued the following news release: * * * - Unisys donates $10,000 award to Women in Cybersecurity to support female veterans advance in their cybersecurity careers * * * This comment came from a participant in the "Unisys Stealth(R) Capture the Flag" (CTF) contest at the recent RSA 2020 Conference in San Francisco. No participants were able to meet the contest's challenge: to capture data and credentials protected by the Stealth(TM) cybersecurity s  more

Penn State Cancels Summer 2020 Education Abroad, Student Group Travel
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, March 14 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news: Out of an abundance of caution during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Penn State has decided to cancel all summer education abroad courses and University-affiliated student group travel through August 2020. This includes all global locations and all types of Penn State student group travel, including recognized student organizations. Penn State and the Global Safety Office continue to actively  more

Penn State: Listening to Your Gut - Powerful New Tool on Microbiome, Cell Metabolism
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, March 12 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news on March 11: By now most of us know we're not alone. From one perspective, in fact, our bodies are merely the host for a teeming biological horde. Many aspects of our lives -- not only the presence or absence of certain diseases, but conditions like obesity, sleep patterns, even mood -- may be determined, to a surprising extent, by the microbes living inside of us. Although the concept of the mi  more

Penn State: More Than Half of Americans Want Money, Control in Exchange for Genetic Data
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, March 12 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news on March 11:: As people become more aware of privacy concerns and the ways in which genomic database companies are profiting from their data, their expectations for compensation and control may increase, according to researchers at Penn State and Cornell University. "As human genomic data collection rises, the organizations responsible for managing these data are developing  more

Pennsylvania College of Technology: Adjunct Instructor Named County's Public Safety Director
WILLIAMSPORT, Pennsylvania, March 12 -- The Pennsylvania College of Technology issued the following news: Jeffrey L. Hutchins, an adjunct faculty member who has served various roles as a paramedic and firefighter since graduating from The Williamsport Hospital & Medical Center Paramedic Training Institute in 1997, was recently hired as director of the Lycoming County Department of Public Safety. "Hutch is in the process of quickly getting up-to-speed in his new role," said Bambi A. Hawkins, le  more

Pennsylvania College of Technology: Spring Break Extended as Precaution
WILLIAMSPORT, Pennsylvania, March 14 -- The Pennsylvania College of Technology issued the following news: Pennsylvania College of Technology has no reported or confirmed cases of COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, the college has extended Spring Break for students by one week, until Monday, March 23. Students should remain at their permanent residences during this time. There will be no academic-related activities for students on or off campus. Faculty should plan to report during the   more

Pennsylvania Democratic Party: Trump's Tariffs Threaten 1,500 PA Jobs
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 11 -- The Pennsylvania Democratic Party issued the following news: Donald Trump refuses to reverse course on his erratic trade policies -- and it's threatening jobs in Pennsylvania. Now, an AK Steel plant in Butler is at risk of closing because of Trump's tariffs, and 1,500 jobs are on the line. "Time and again, Trump's erratic trade policy has killed Pennsylvania jobs and the latest news about AK Steel is no different," said Pennsylvania Democratic Party spokes  more

Pennsylvania Department of Health Announces Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Case in Montgomery County, Brings PA Total to Seven
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 10 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health issued the following news release: The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced a Montgomery County resident is a presumed positive case for COVID-19. Pennsylvania now has seven presumptive positive cases of coronavirus, five in Montgomery County, one in Delaware County and one in Wayne County. This individual, an adult, is in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in critical condition, where they are bein  more

Pennsylvania Department of Health Announces Two Additional Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Tests in Montgomery County, Brings PA Total to Six
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 10 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health issued the following news release: The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced that two additional patients tested presumed positive in Montgomery County. These two individuals, both adults, have mild symptoms and are isolated at home. They tested presumptive positive after known international exposure. This brings the total of Pennsylvania presumptive positive cases to six.  more

Pennsylvania Department of Health Provides Latest on COVID-19, Two New Presumptive Positives, Total in is Six
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 10 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health issued the following news release: The Pennsylvania Department of Health provided an update this afternoon on continuing efforts to mitigate the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania. Since the update last evening, the state has reported two additional presumptive positive tests. This brings the total to six presumptive positives - four adults in Montgomery County, one adult in Delaware County and one in Wa  more

Pennsylvania Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, No New Presumptive Positives
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 10 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health issued the following news release: The Pennsylvania Department of Health provided an update this morning on efforts to mitigate the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania. Since the update last evening, the state reports no additional presumptive positive tests. There remain two presumptive positives - one adult in Delaware County and one in Wayne County. Both have mild symptoms and are in isolation at home.  more

Pennsylvania Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, Three New Presumptive Positive, Bringing Statewide Total to 10
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 10 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health issued the following news release: The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed three additional presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 - two residents are from Montgomery County and one is from Monroe County. "While we anticipate that there will be more Pennsylvanians with COVID-19 in the coming days and weeks, it is important for residents to know the commonwealth is prepared and to be prepared themselves," Dr. Le  more

Pennsylvania PUC Approves Settlement for Lower Than Requested Rate Increase by City of Lancaster - Wastewater
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 14 -- The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission issued the following news release: The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) approved a joint settlement regarding rates for the City of Lancaster - Wastewater (Lancaster-Wastewater), which includes a smaller than requested increase in revenues and rates for wastewater service for residents outside the City of Lancaster. The Commission voted 5-0 to approve the settlement, which provides for an increase in a  more

Pennsylvania PUC Issues for Comment Next Steps for Future Energy Efficiency, Conservation Programs
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 14 -- The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission issued the following news release on March 12: The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) issued for public comment its proposed guidelines for the next phase of the state's energy efficiency and conservation program (EE&C Program) established under Act 129 of 2008 (Act 129). The Commission voted 5-0 to approve a Tentative Implementation Order and begin the process of establishing the Phase IV EE&C Program -  more

Pennsylvania PUC Prohibits Utility Terminations, Consistent With Governor's Proclamation of Disaster Emergency
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 14 -- The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission issued the following news release: Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman Gladys Brown Dutrieuille signed an emergency order prohibiting electric, natural gas, water, wastewater, telecommunication and steam utility terminations. The moratorium will remain in place for as long as the Proclamation of Disaster, issued by Gov. Tom Wolf on March 6 related to the Coronavirus, is in effect. Under the uniqu  more

Pennsylvania State Rep. Murt Demands Investigation Into 1985 Sex Abuse Case in Lower Merion
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 11 -- The Pennsylvania House Republicans issued the following news release on behalf of Pennsylvania State Rep. Thomas Murt, R-Montgomery/Philadelphia: Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) will introduce a resolution urging the House Children and Youth Committee to establish a subcommittee to investigate a former Lower Merion School District teacher who has been accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old student in 1985 at Bala Cynwyd Middle School. "The   more

Pennsylvania State Rep. Ryan Urges Calm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 13 -- The Pennsylvania House Republicans issued the following statement by Pennsylvania State Rep. Frank Ryan, R-Lebanon: * * * - Aims to Chart a Clear Path to Prosperity * * * Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon), a retired Marine reserve colonel with expertise in economic warfare, urged calm following the World Health Organization's declaration that COVID-19 is now a worldwide pandemic that is threatening public health and the world economy. "This is certainly a tur  more

Pennsylvania State Reps. Causer, Dunbar Issue Statements on Unserved High-Speed Broadband Funding Program
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 11 -- The Pennsylvania House Republicans issued the following statements by Pennsylvania State Reps. Martin Causer, R-Cameron/McKean/Potter, and George Dunbar, R-Westmoreland: Working to bring broadband services to the state's rural communities, Reps. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) and George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland) have introduced the Unserved High-Speed Broadband Funding Program. "Access to high-speed internet is not a luxury but a necessity for our s  more

Pennsylvania State Sen. Tartaglione Presents $50,000 Grant to Mayfair CDC to Support Acquisition and Community Use of Vacant Lot
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 9 -- The Pennsylvania Senate Democrats issued the following news release on behalf of Pennsylvania State Sen. Christine Tartaglione, D-Philadelphia: State Senator Christine Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) delivered a $50,000 development grant to the Mayfair Community Development Corporation during the CDC's executive board meeting last night. The state funding will support the acquisition and redevelopment of a vacant, debris-strewn lot on the 7300 block of Crispi  more

Pennsylvania State University Scranton: HDFS Program to Host Symposium on Sex Trafficking Crisis
DUNMORE, Pennsylvania, March 8 -- Pennsylvania State University's Scranton Campus issued the following news: The global scourge of child and human sex trafficking now reaches into most American communities, including northeast Pennsylvania. It's an epidemic that requires education and coordination on numerous levels, making it a timely topic for an upcoming symposium presented by Penn State Scranton's Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) program. On Monday, March 30, HDFS will host the  more

Pennsylvania State University: Community Factors Influence How Long You'll Live, Study Shows
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, March 10 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news: While lifestyle choices and genetics go a long way toward predicting longevity, a new study shows that certain community characteristics also play important roles. American communities with more fast food restaurants, a larger share of extraction industry-based jobs, or higher population density have shorter life expectancies, according to researchers from Penn State, West   more

Pennsylvania State University: Gene Regulatory Factors Enable Bacteria to Kill Rivals, Establish Symbiosis
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, March 10 [TNSbiologyresearch] -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news: Two factors that control the expression of a key gene required by luminescent bacteria to kill competing bacterial cells have been identified. The finding, by researchers at Penn State, sheds light on the molecular mechanisms that enable different strains of bacteria to compete and establish symbiosis in the Hawaiian bobtail squid. Consequently, the study, which appears onlin  more

Pennsylvania State University: New Type of Pulsating Star Discovered
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, March 10 [TNSscientificresearch] -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news: * * * - Citizen scientists provide decisive clue in astronomers' discovery of a single-sided pulsator * * * A new type of pulsating star -- stars whose brightness oscillates periodically -- that oscillates largely over only one of its hemispheres has been discovered. The discovery, by an international team of astronomers, including researchers at Penn State, is describe  more

Perelman School of Medicine: Facebook Users Change Their Language Before an Emergency Hospital Visit
UNIVERSITY CITY, Pennsylvania, March 13 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - The language in posts becomes less formal and invokes family more often, according to analysis * * * The language people use on Facebook subtly changes before they make a visit to the emergency department (ED), a new study found. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Stony Bro  more

Philadelphia Business Journal Recognizes Morgan Lewis Among Best Real Estate Deals
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 14 -- Morgan Lewis, a law firm, issued the following news release: Morgan Lewis was recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal in multiple categories in the publication's annual Best Real Estate Deals and Dealmakers of the Year awards. The Morgan Lewis-Parkway Corp. project won the 2020 Best Lease in the City Award. The deal formalizes the lease agreement to build a new firm office at 2222 Market St. in Center City, Philadelphia. In addition to the firm'  more

Reed Smith Managing Partner Named Among 18 'highly Accomplished Women Lawyers' in DirectWomen's 2020 Board Institute Class
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, March 10 -- Reed Smith, a law firm, issued the following news release: Global law firm Reed Smith is pleased to announce that its managing partner for Europe and the Middle East, Tamara Box, has been named among 18 'highly accomplished women lawyers' who will participate in DirectWomen's 2020 Board Institute. DirectWomen, whose mission is to increase the representation of women lawyers on corporate boards, announced the members of its 2020 DirectWomen Board Institute   more

Reed Smith: Brandon White Named to National Black Lawyers 'Top 40 Under 40' List
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, March 13 -- Reed Smith, a law firm, issued the following news release: Miami-based Reed Smith associate Brandon White has been included in The National Black Lawyers "Top 40 Under 40" list for Florida. The National Black Lawyers (NBL) is a professional and educational organization whose mission is: to promote its members as subject-matter experts; create a national network of the nation's premier African-American attorneys; and facilitate the exchange of timely inform  more

Robert Melendez Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits
WASHINGTON, March 10 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from state lawmakers across the nation. Its mission is to get 34 states to apply for an amendment proposal convention specific to term limits on Congress. 2020 Pennsylvania house candidate Robert Melendez (district 127), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Ter  more

Ruth Moton Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from state lawmakers across the nation. Its mission is to get 34 states to apply for an amendment proposal convention specific to term limits on Congress. 2020 Pennsylvania house candidate Ruth Moton (district 159), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Lim  more

Ryan Covert Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from state lawmakers across the nation. Its mission is to get 34 states to apply for an amendment proposal convention specific to term limits on Congress. 2020 Pennsylvania house candidate Ryan Covert (district 11), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Lim  more

SAIC, Unisys Announce Expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period for Unisys Federal Transaction
BLUE BELL, Pennsylvania, March 14 -- Unisys issued the following news release: Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) and Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) announced the expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the "HSR Act") as of March 12, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. with respect to SAIC's previously announced acquisition of Unisys Federal, an operating unit of Unisys which provides services to U.S. federal civilian agenci  more

Southeastern Pa. Transportation Authority Announces Proposed Fare Restructuring Plan
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 12 -- Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority issued the following news release on March 11: * * * - Includes Free Transfer & Eases Costs for Families - Promotes Equity & Time-Saving Travel * * * SEPTA announced a Fare Restructuring Plan that eases the cost of travel for families, provides one free transfer to save customers time and money, and introduces a new three-day pass. In addition, there would be no change to the base cash fare or the dis  more

St. Bonaventure University: School of Communication to Honor Natalie Forster as the 2020 Mary A. Hamilton Woman of Promise
ST. BONAVENTURE, New York, March 10 -- St. Bonaventure University issued the following news release: * * * - ESPN's Rayna (McCartney) Banks, '03, to deliver keynote address at Thursday ceremony * * * St. Bonaventure University's Jandoli School of Communication will honor Natalie Forster, '20, as the 2020 Mary A. Hamilton Woman of Promise Award winner during a ceremony March 12. The program begins at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the William F. Walsh Science Center on campus. The program is fr  more

Tony Tarsi Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from state lawmakers across the nation. Its mission is to get 34 states to apply for an amendment proposal convention specific to term limits on Congress. 2020 Pennsylvania house candidate Tony Tarsi (district 138), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Lim  more

University of Pennsylvania is Fighting Pancreatic Cancer
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 11 -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news on March 10: * * * - Researchers within the Penn Pancreatic Research Center and beyond continue to seek innovative ways to treat and detect this deadly disease--and are making promising progress. * * * Swept up in a pancreatic cancer diagnosis is inevitably a sense of fear and sadness. But at Penn, researchers are bringing new hope to this disease. And with patients like Nick Pifani, it's clear   more

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine: Protective Brain-Cell Housekeeping Mechanism May Also Regulate Sleep
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 13 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine issued the following news release on March 12: * * * - Penn Medicine study may point to new strategies for improving sleep and preventing neurodegenerative disease * * * An important biological mechanism that is thought to protect brain cells from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's may also be involved in regulating sleep, according to new re  more

University of Pennsylvania Wharton School Budget Model Analyzes Biden and Sanders Social Security Plans
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 11 -- The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School issued the following news release: * * * - Both plans would mitigate program shortfalls but reduce economic output * * * Despite its importance to American retirees, the Social Security program faces large future financial shortfalls as projected benefits dwarf projected revenues. Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders have both proposed Social Security reform packages that seek t  more

University of Pennsylvania Wharton School Budget Model Analyzes Trump Stimulus Proposal
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 13 -- The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School issued the following news release: * * * - Payroll tax holiday would cost more than $800 billion, leave out low-income households * * * In response to the economic effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Trump administration has called for a temporary payroll tax holiday that would eliminate all Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes. Penn Wharton Budget Model (PWBM) has modeled the budgetary, eco  more

University of Pennsylvania Wharton School Launches New Course, Delivered Remotely, on Impact and Implications of Coronavirus
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 12 -- The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School issued the following news release: * * * - Starting March 25 renowned Wharton faculty will examine real-time challenges facing companies, financial markets and political systems * * * As the world grapples with the social and economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has developed a new course, conducted remotely, to address in real time how global busi  more

University of Pennsylvania: At the Dental School, the Dietitian is In
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 11 -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news on March 10: * * * - Matthew Whipple, a registered dietitian at the School of Dental Medicine, consults with patients in clinics and educates students about the importance of spreading nutrition advice. * * * Drink too much soda or snack on too many sweets and it's likely your dentist will notice. A healthy diet supports not only overall health but oral health as well. And conditions like obesity  more

University of Pennsylvania: Bacteria Form Biofilms Like Settlers Form Cities
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 14 [TNSbiologyresearch] -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news: * * * - New research from the School of Dental Medicine gives a satellite-level view of how biofilms grow and expand on a surface. * * * Microbiologists have long adopted the language of human settlement to describe how bacteria live and grow: They "invade" and "colonize." Relations dwelling in close proximity are "colonies." By pairing super-resolution imaging technology w  more

University of Pennsylvania: Bringing Science of Leadership to the Art of Parenting
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 10 -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news on March 9: * * * - A new book dissects the challenge of working parents looking for greater harmony, connection, and impact in all parts of life. * * * Parents in today's fast-paced disorienting world can easily lose track of who they are and what really matters most. But it doesn't have to be this way, according to Wharton professor Stew Friedman and co-author Alyssa Westring. They say it is po  more

University of Pennsylvania: Coronavirus May Force American Schools to Teach Online. Are They Ready?
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 10 -- The University of Pennsylvania School of Penn GSE issued the following news: * * * - Ryan Baker of Penn GSE offers suggestions for how K-12 schools can shift classes online for weeks or even months at a time. * * * The COVID-19 virus has started to close schools and college campuses in the United States. Public health officials predict that coronavirus cases will only continue to rise. So what should K-12 school leaders do in case they have to shift   more

University of Pennsylvania: Firearm Violence Solutions From Public Health Perspective
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 14 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- The University of Pennsylvania School of Penn Nursing issued the following news: While firearm violence is a major public health challenge in the United States, it has often been considered a law enforcement issue with only law enforcement solutions. An article by two Penn researchers advises that treating firearm violence as a disease and taking a public health approach to prevention and treatment can help reduce its harms. Key to  more

University of Pennsylvania: Lobster Mac 'n' Cheese Mystery - Why Brands Mix High With Low
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 10 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- The University of Pennsylvania School of Knowledge@Wharton issued the following news: From a $2,000 tote made to look like an Ikea shopping bag to lobster macaroni and cheese, a big trend in fashion and food mixes downscale elements with higher-end goods. By doing so, big brands and individual influencers go against the grain of the traditional "trickle-down" view of marketing, which suggests that goods move from high-end consumers   more

University of Pennsylvania: New Minor Planets Beyond Neptune
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 12 [TNSscientificresearch] -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news: * * * - This updated catalog of trans-Neptunian objects and the methods used to find them could aid in future searches for undiscovered planets in the far reaches of the solar system. * * * Using data from the Dark Energy Survey (DES), researchers have found more than 300 trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs), minor planets located in the far reaches of the solar system, includi  more

University of Pennsylvania: Simple Exercise to Help Stay Calm in Face of Coronavirus Uncertainty
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 14 -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news: * * * - As the pandemic continues to change, Martin Seligman, director of Penn's Positive Psychology Center, offers a quick and straightforward way to refocus the mind. * * * The situation with coronavirus and COVID-19 is changing daily, and such uncertainty and flux can lead to anxiety and fear. "The human mind is automatically attracted to the worst possible case, often very inaccurately," sa  more

University of Pennsylvania: Viewership Soars for Misleading Tobacco Videos on YouTube
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 13 -- The University of Pennsylvania School of Annenberg Public Policy Center issued the following news: Misleading portrayals of the safety of tobacco use are widespread on YouTube, where viewership of popular pro-tobacco videos has soared over the past half-dozen years, according to research by the Annenberg Public Policy Center. In an article published in the Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review, Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) researchers fou  more

Vincent Gagliardo Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from state lawmakers across the nation. Its mission is to get 34 states to apply for an amendment proposal convention specific to term limits on Congress. 2020 Pennsylvania house candidate Vincent Gagliardo (district 127), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the T  more

Vishay Intertechnology Automotive Grade IHDM Inductor Offers Stable Inductance, Saturation at Temps to Plus 180 Degree C, Current to 150 A
MALVERN, Pennsylvania, March 10 -- Vishay Intertechnology issued the following news release on March 9: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) introduced a new IHDM Automotive Grade edge-wound, through-hole inductor with rated current up to 150 A for under the hood applications. Featuring powdered iron alloy core technology, the Vishay Custom Magnetics IHDM-1008BC-3A provides stable inductance and saturation over a demanding operating temperature range from -40 degree C to +180 degree C with   more

Wabtec Holds 2020 Investor Conference
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, March 11 -- Wabtec, a provider of technology-based products and services for rail and industrial markets, issued the following news release on March 10: Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) will host its 2020 Investor Conference via webcast starting at 8:30 a.m., ET. The webcast of the event can be accessed on the investor relations section of the company's website: www.WabtecCorp.com. Rafael Santana, President and CEO, Pat Dugan, CFO, and other company leaders will highlig  more

Washington & Jefferson College: Professors Published in Pennsylvania Economic Review
WASHINGTON, Pa., March 10 -- Washington and Jefferson College issued the following news: Two Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) business and economics professors were recently published in the Pennsylvania Economic Review (volume 26, issue 2, Fall 2019). Professors Robert Dunn, Ph.D. and Leslie Dunn, Ph.D. published the paper "Economic Impacts of Ethylene Cracker Facilities," which originated as part of a grant from the RK Mellon Foundation through W&J's Center for Energy Policy & Management  more

Wharton School: Martine Haas Appointed Lauder Professor at Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 12 -- The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School issued the following news release on March 11: Wharton Dean Geoff Garrett is delighted to announce the appointment of Martine Haas as the Lauder Professor at the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies. The Lauder Professorship was established by brothers Leonard A. Lauder, W'54, and Ronald S. Lauder, W'65, when they founded the Lauder Institute in honor of their father, Joseph H. L  more