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State Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Sunday April 05, 2020 ( 51 items )  

Alvernia Sets Stage for New Strategic Direction
READING, Pennsylvania, April 3 -- Alvernia University issued the following news: * * * - Reading CollegeTowne at center of the modernization of a regional university * * * Alvernia University begins a new direction, strategic plan and university model, supporting the University's growth plans, refocusing on student outcomes and ensuring the long-term sustainability of its Bernardine Franciscan Sisters' heritage of serving the underserved in Reading and beyond. "We believe colleges and unive  more

Butler County Community College: Penn United, BC3 to Launch Manufacturing Program for Regional High School Students
BUTLER, Pennsylvania, April 4 -- Butler County Community College issued the following news: High school students seeking a career in one of the largest industries in western Pennsylvania can earn nationally recognized manufacturing credentials and a registered pre-apprenticeship certificate from the state Department of Labor & Industry in a free and mostly online program scheduled to debut in September between Penn United Technologies Inc. and Butler County Community College. The nine-month Pe  more

California Department of Business Oversight Sues Student Loan Servicer PHEAA/FedLoan
SACRAMENTO, California, April 3 -- The California Department of Business Oversight issued the following news release: Challenging industry claims that federal student loan servicers are largely exempt from state regulation, the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) has filed a lawsuit to force the nation's second largest student loan servicer to comply with California's law to protect the state's 4 million student loan borrowers. The lawsuit, submitted April 1 to the San Francisco   more

California University of Pennsylvania: Peer Mentoring Adapts
CALIFORNIA, Pennsylvania, April 4 -- California University of Pennsylvania issued the following news: * * * - Cal U's Peer Mentoring Program uses virtual resources for fall recruitment. * * * Cal U's Peer Mentoring Program is preparing to recruit next year's mentors online. "Normally at this time of the year our current proteges and mentors have developed relationships, become friends, stayed in contact, and our first-year students are on their way toward a successful start," said program d  more

Coronavirus Update: W. Va. Gov. Justice, Dr. Marsh Discuss COVID-19 Response and Plans With Governors of Ohio, Pennsylvania
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, March 30 -- Gov. Jim Justice, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release on March 28: Gov. Jim Justice and West Virginia COVID-19 Czar Dr. Clay Marsh joined Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, along with their state health experts, on a call to discuss COVID-19 response plans and to reinforce lines of communication between the states. "Today's call was very productive and I am glad Dr. Marsh and I could share with the governors what   more

D.C. A.G. Racine Demands Washington Sports Club Cease Charging Membership Dues Amidst Coronavirus Closures
WASHINGTON, April 4 -- District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine issued the following news release: * * * - Attorneys General Call on Fitness Company to Freeze Memberships, Issue Credits and Cancellations for Gym Members During Pandemic * * * Attorney General Karl A. Racine, New York AG Tish James, and Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro demanded Town Sports International, LLC (TSI) stop charging membership dues to gym members during the COVID-19 public health emergency. In the District,  more

Drexel University: What Can Fruit Flies Teach Us About How Creatures Find Food?
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 31 [TNSbiologyresearch] -- Drexel University issued the following news release: Can you imagine looking for a destination without a GPS, visual landmarks, or even street signs? This is the reality for fruit flies, as they search for food or a mate. Researchers have uncovered different cues that influence these searches, but until now, haven't yet understood how individual directional cues and search movements are used together. Thanks to a recently published s  more

East Stroudsburg University's Collaboration Earns Grant to Improve Mathematic Support for Students Across the State System of Higher Education
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pennsylvania, April 3 -- East Stroudsburg University issued the following news release: East Stroudsburg University is one of five partners within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education that secured a $275,149 Strong Start to Finish grant through the Education Commission of the States, intended to develop and implement an integrated learning support for mathematics. "This is a wonderful example of the State System's efforts in system redesign," said ESU Provost Joa  more

Fox Adds Tax and Wealth Planning Partner Scott Lavin in New York
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 31 -- Fox Rothschild, a law firm, issued the following news release, dated March 27: Fox Rothschild LLP welcomes Scott A. Lavin to its New York office as a partner in the Taxation & Wealth Planning Department. "Scott has extensive experience guiding high-net-worth clients through the development of strategic wealth transfer plans that meet their estate, tax, charitable and family/business succession objectives," said Janet M. MacLeod, Ph.D., the managing partn  more

Grove City College: Professors Share Reflections on Moving Forward in COVID-19 Environment
GROVE CITY, Pennsylvania, April 4 -- The Grove City College issued the following news release on April 3: Grove City College faculty who study epidemiology, virology and public health are seeing intense interest in their areas of expertise as the coronavirus pandemic spreads globally. Coursework in the classes they teach on the subject have turned into current events, and they provide their students with a specialized understanding of the crisis. "Grove City hasn't stopped as a College: we've  more

Grove City College: Save Time and Money, Register Now for Online Classes
GROVE CITY, Pennsylvania, April 3 -- The Grove City College issued the following news release: Registration for online classes from Grove City College is now open for fall 2020 and spring 2021. Summer online course registration begins May 1. The College's online program offers a convenient pathway for college students, dual enrolled high school students and adult learners to earn college credit and expand their horizons without leaving the house. Taking classes online can significantly reduce   more

Grove City College: Student Entrepreneurs Selected for National Competitions
GROVE CITY, Pennsylvania, April 4 -- The Grove City College issued the following news release: This spring, the Center for Entrepreneurship + Innovation (E+I) was enjoying what looked to be a banner year for the program, with eight students headed to national venture competitions on the strength of their venture ideas in progress. "It was the best national showing for our program in a single year to date," E+I Executive Director Yvonne English said. "It is extremely difficult to make it to the  more

Jacobs Professorship, Scholars Mark New Chapter in Quantitative Finance Research, Education at the Wharton School
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, April 3 [TNSscientificresearch] -- The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School issued the following news release: Wharton Dean Geoff Garrett is delighted to announce a new chapter in finance research and education at the Wharton School. The MBA program is launching a new quantitative finance major within the Finance Department. New courses will be offered, bolstered by the establishment of the Dr. Bruce I. Jacobs Professorship in Quantitative Finance and the new   more

Linfield College V.P. McKeegan Named President at Mount Aloysius College
MCMINNVILLE, Oregon, April 3 -- Linfield College issued the following news release: John McKeegan, Linfield vice president for institutional advancement and the college's general counsel, has been named president at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, Pennsylvania. McKeegan, who was born and raised in Pennsylvania, joined Linfield in 2010 as advisor to the president and general counsel. He was appointed vice president three years later. His presidency at Mount Aloysius begins June 1, 2020. "I  more

Mount Aloysius College Announces New President
CRESSON, Pennsylvania, April 3 -- Mount Aloysius College issued the following news: The Mount Aloysius College Board of Trustees announced that John N. McKeegan, J.D. will serve as the College's 15th president. Mr. McKeegan is Vice President for Institutional Advancement and General Counsel at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, and has held leadership positions there since 2010. McKeegan will begin his presidency on June 1, 2020, following the retirement of Dr. John W. Mills who has serv  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Landyshade Mulch Products
RALEIGH, North Carolina, April 2 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. SP-22398): In the Matter of Application of Landyshade Mulch Products for Registration of a New Renewable Energy Facility: ORDER ACCEPTING REGISTRATION OF NEW RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITY BY THE CHAIR: On February 28, 2020, as amended March 26, 2020, Landyshade Mulch Products (Applicant), filed an application to register a new renewable energy facility pursuant to Commission Rule R8-6  more

N.Y. A.G. James: Trump Administration Must Suspend Implementation of Joint Employer Rule Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
ALBANY, New York, March 31 -- New York Attorney General Letitia James issued the following news release: * * * - Coalition of Attorneys General Argue that Implementing Rule that Strips Protections - From Workers During the COVID-19 Crisis is Irresponsible and Harmful to Workers * * * New York Attorney General Letitia James and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro led a coalition of 18 attorneys general in urging the Trump Administration to immediately stop the implementation of the "J  more

N.Y. PSC Issues Letter on PEG Bandwidth NY Telephone
ALBANY, New York, March 31 -- The New York State Public Service Commission issued the text of the following letter: To: Brett P. Ferenchak, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20004 Re: Matter 19-02833 - Petition of PEG Bandwidth NY Telephone Corp. for Approval of a Pro Forma Change in Intermediate Ownership and Control. Dear Mr. Ferenchak: I am writing with regard to the petition, filed on December 17, 2019, requesting approval for a change in indirec  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf Calls for Universal Masking
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, April 4 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release on April 3: * * * - Masks Can Help Stop COVID-19 Spread * * * During a COVID-19 press briefing Governor Tom Wolf recommended that all Pennsylvanians wear a mask any time they leave their homes for life-sustaining reasons. As COVID-19 cases steadily rise in the state, Gov. Wolf stressed the need to intensify all measures to help stop the spread of the virus. "Two days ago, I amplified our so  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf Expand 'Stay at Home' Order to Carbon, Cumberland, Dauphin, Schuylkill Counties, Extend School Closures
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 31 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: As COVID-19 cases continue to grow and the state continues to seek relief to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine revised their "Stay at Home" orders to include Carbon, Cumberland, Dauphin and Schuylkill counties, bringing the state total to 26 counties under a stay-at-home order. This order takes effect at 8 p.m., Monday, M  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf Requests Major Disaster Declaration for Additional Support in COVID-19 Response
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 30 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Governor Tom Wolf requested a major disaster declaration from the President through the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide additional support for state, county and municipal governments and certain nonprofits, as well as individuals who are struggling during the COVID-19 outbreak. "The COVID-19 outbreak has taxed our commonwealth and our communities in ways that are almost incomp  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf, Health Secretary Expand 'Stay at Home' Order to Nine More Counties to Mitigate Spread of COVID-19, Counties Now Total 19
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 28 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: * * * - Nine new counties include Berks, Butler, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Luzerne, Pike, Wayne, Westmoreland and York * * * As the state continues to seek relief to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine revised their "Stay at Home" orders to include nine additional counties - Berks, Butler, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Luzerne, Pike  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf, Sec. of Health Extend Stay-at-Home Orders to Seven Additional Counties, 33 Counties Now Ordered to Stay Home
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, April 1 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: As COVID-19 cases continue to grow and the state continues to seek relief to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine revised their "Stay at Home" orders to include Cameron, Crawford, Forest, Franklin, Lawrence, Lebanon and Somerset counties, bringing the state total to 33 counties under a stay-at-home order. This order takes effec  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf, Sec. of Health: Pennsylvania on Statewide Stay-at-Home Order Beginning at 8 PM, 'Most Prudent Option to Stop Spread'
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, April 2 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release on April 1: Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced all 67 Pennsylvania counties will be under stay-at-home orders effective tonight, Wednesday, April 1, at 8 p.m. "This is the most prudent option to stop the spread of COVID-19 across our commonwealth, where cases continue to grow daily," Gov. Wolf said. "We appreciate the shared sacrifice of all 12.8 million Penn  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf: Request for Major Disaster Declaration Approved
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, April 1 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of part of his request to the President for a major disaster declaration to support state, county and local response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Pennsylvania. "We are grateful for federal funding that will support all levels of government as we work together to stop the spread, and support those who care for the ill," said Governor Wolf. "But I remain   more

Penn Launches Trial to Evaluate Hydroxychloroquine to Treat, Prevent COVID-19
UNIVERSITY CITY, Pennsylvania, April 4 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine issued the following news release: A new trial led by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will evaluate whether the drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) can benefit people infected with COVID-19, as well as whether taking the drug preventatively may help people avoid infection altogether. The study, called Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19 with H  more

Penn State Researchers Explore What's Next With COVID-19 in Videos
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, April 3 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Pennsylvania State University's Scranton Campus issued the following news: How will COVID-19 end Matthew Ferrari and Nita Bharti of the Penn State Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD) explore this question in a new video produced in collaboration with WPSU. With volunteer assistance from Penn State faculty and staff from across the campuses, the video will be available with subtitles in 10 languages. "I have been deeply s  more

Penn State-Scranton: Business Students Lend Time and Skills to United Way's VITA Program
DUNMORE, Pennsylvania, April 4 -- Pennsylvania State University's Scranton Campus issued the following news: A select group of Penn State Scranton business students spent the winter months putting their number-crunching skills to use on behalf of a very worthy cause. Eight senior accounting and finance students participated in the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties' annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, preparing about 2,250 free tax returns for low-income families an  more

Penn State-Scranton: Virtual Services, Activities Keep Students Connected to Campus
DUNMORE, Pennsylvania, March 31 -- Pennsylvania State University's Scranton Campus issued the following news: Penn State Scranton's Student Services and Engagement office is doing its part to keep students connected to the campus community during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. With students now engaged in remote learning for the remainder of the semester, Student Services' staff members are taking that same approach in order to provide students with a host of virtual services and social op  more

Pennsylvania PUC Damage Prevention Committee Actions Announced Against Underground Facility Owners, Excavators and Project Owners
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, April 2 -- The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission issued the following news release: A total of 51 disciplinary actions, including $12,750 in administrative penalties, have been taken against 20 underground facility owners, excavators and project owners in the latest enforcement actions by the Public Utility Commission's (PUC's) Damage Prevention Committee (DPC). These actions were taken during the DPC's March 2020 meeting. The DPC is tasked with enforcing the sta  more

Pennsylvania State University's Schuykill Campus: Followers May Tune Out When Municipalities Tweet Too Much
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, April 3 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Pennsylvania State University's Schuykill Campus issued the following news: * * * - Researchers suggest 'focused, credible and direct' messaging strategy, especially about health issues * * * Municipalities don't need to unleash a tweet storm to keep their citizens informed on the social network Twitter. In fact, according to Penn State researchers, municipalities that tweeted less-frequent, but more focused, messages tend to h  more

Perelman School of Medicine: PARP Inhibitor Drugs Can Be 'Tuned' for Better Killing of Tumor Cells
UNIVERSITY CITY, Pennsylvania, April 4 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine issued the following news release: A prospective "PARP inhibitor" drug that has struggled to show effectiveness in clinical trials against cancers can be structurally modified to greatly increase its power to kill tumor cells, researchers from Penn Medicine report this week in Science. The team also showed that PARP inhibitor compounds can be "tuned" in the opposite way s  more

Philadelphia Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie Gives $1 Million to Penn Medicine Research to Fight COVID-19
UNIVERSITY CITY, Pennsylvania, April 4 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine issued the following news release: Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie today announced a $1 million contribution to Penn Medicine to establish the COVID-19 Immunology Defense Fund, laying the foundation for the world's foremost experts to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic. The funds will support both an emerging research program to test front-line health care worke  more

Slippery Rock University Provides Surplus Health Care and Safety Supplies to Local Hospitals and First Responders
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pennsylvania, April 4 -- Slippery Rock University issued the following news: When a global pandemic forces a university to make an abrupt change from traditional face-to-face instruction to online classes, many of its physical resources suddenly go unused. Thanks to a collaborative effort by Slippery Rock University administrators, staff and faculty, that scenario was averted as campus supplies were distributed to local health care professionals and first responders who are on th  more

Thomas Jefferson University: Population Health Researcher Launches COVID-19 Survey
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 23 -- Thomas Jefferson University issued the following news: * * * - Jefferson's Dr. Sharon Larson hopes to gather real-time data during the pandemic to 'inform practice and policy.' * * * Dr. Sharon Larson, a research professor in the Jefferson College of Population Health, has launched an online survey designed to gather real-time data in an effort "to understand the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the many changes that we are making in o  more

Thomas Jefferson University: Taking Care of Your Mental Well-Being During Pandemic
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 24 -- Thomas Jefferson University issued the following news: * * * - Tips and strategies from a mental health expert on coping with stress, keeping up routines, and staying connected while in isolation * * * We are living in unprecedented times, with the virus COVID19 continuing to wreak havoc across the globe. Fear and anxiety are natural responses to the uncertainty and chaos of this pandemic. Dr. Deanna Nobleza, Director of the Student Personal Counseling  more

University of Pennsylvania Provides Additional $4 Million of Support to Communities, Small Businesses, Workforce Impacted by COVID-19
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 31 -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news: * * * - The University's dedication is on top of the $1 million employee assistance fund announced earlier this month by Penn Medicine. * * * University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann announced a series of new initiatives that total $4 million in emergency financial assistance to Penn employees, third-party contract workers and organizations impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The University  more

University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine: Drug Combination for Women Suffering Miscarriages is Cost-Effective
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, April 3 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine issued the following news release: A pretreatment medication for women who suffer miscarriages - called mifepristone - is not only more clinically effective when combined with the standard of care drug, but also more cost effective, according to researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. A new economic analysis found the average health c  more

University of Pennsylvania: Confronting COVID-19 - Why Firms Need to Tap Nonprofit Partnerships
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 28 -- The University of Pennsylvania School of Knowledge@Wharton issued the following news: Companies shouldn't be retrenching and waiting out the coronavirus pandemic until they can go back to business as usual. They need to be part of the solution, now. The private sector has suffered a loss of public trust around the world recently, as have many other collective institutions--including our governments. This is the time to reclaim that trust: Business leaders  more

University of Pennsylvania: Great Depression, New Deal, How Disasters Change Politics
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, April 1 -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news on March 31: * * * - History professor Brent Cebul talks about lessons politicians can take from the Great Depression and the New Deal and how disasters like the current pandemic can change politics. * * * The coronavirus pandemic has the United States facing a social and economic crisis with businesses shutting down, financial markets tumbling, and millions of Americans losing their jobs. The do  more

University of Pennsylvania: New Way to Study HIV's Impact on Brain
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 28 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news: * * * - Using a newly developed laboratory model of three types of brain cells, Penn and CHOP scientists reveal how HIV infection--as well as the drugs that treat it--can take a toll on the central nervous system. * * * Though many negative repercussions of human immunodeficiency virus infection can be mitigated with the use of antiretroviral therapy (ART), one area where me  more

University of Pennsylvania: Nine Tips for Moving Secondary Teaching Online
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 31 -- The University of Pennsylvania School of Penn GSE issued the following news: As the coronavirus continues to close schools across the country, educators are scrambling to move classes online and help their students stay on track. For the last decade, Betty Chandy, Catalyst @ Penn GSE's Director for Online Learning, has prepared educators and schools for virtual and blended learning. Here Chandy offers advice for middle and high school teachers who are   more

University of Pennsylvania: Racing to Deliver a Vaccine to the Masses
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, April 3 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news: Penn, together with The Wistar Institute, have conducted research that is part of the backstory of a variety of successful vaccines. Since the 1950s, their scientists have had a hand in research that undergirds widely used inoculations against polio, rubella, rotavirus, and more. "You could argue that this scientific community has developed more life-saving vaccines than anywhe  more

University of Pennsylvania: Researchers, Schools Answer Call for Personal Protective Equipment, Critical Supplies
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 31 -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news: * * * - To help in the ongoing fight against the novel coronavirus, groups across campus are donating what they can, from masks and gloves to ventilators. * * * As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase, there is a growing need for equipment to help ensure the safety of patients while also protecting health care personnel. Among those answering the call are labs and schools across c  more

University of Pennsylvania: Wharton Expert Examines U.S.'s Record Number of Unemployment Claims
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 28 -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news: * * * - Diane Lim of the Wharton School explains what those numbers mean to the current economy amid the coronavirus crisis. * * * A record number of American workers, 3.28 million, filed unemployment claims in the week ending March 21, according to U.S. Department of Labor data released Thursday. That's an increase of 3 million from the previous week. Diane Lim, senior advisor to the Penn Whar  more

University of Pennsylvania: Why Asian-American Racism is Rampant During Coronavirus
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, April 1 -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news on March 31: * * * - Professor of English Josephine Park discusses the history of Asian-American racism in the U.S. and how it connects to today's use of 'Chinese virus' to describe COVID-19. * * * Mixed up in the language of the COVID-19 pandemic has been repeated use of the term "Chinese virus," uttered by White House officials and most notably President Donald Trump. Critics and experts have   more

University of Pennsylvania: Why Do People React Differently When Confronting Same Threat?
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 28 -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news: * * * - In the face of the coronavirus, some people collected household goods. Others ignored the warnings altogether. Two Penn researchers explain why both responses are normal and how to find a middle ground if you disagree with those around you. * * * When COVID-19 cases worldwide started to soar, toilet paper and hand sanitizer quickly became hot commodities in the United States. Stores and   more

University of Pittsburgh Bradford: Faculty Take Teaching Online
BRADFORD, Pennsylvania, March 24 -- The University of Pittsburgh's Bradford Campus issued the following news release: Faculty at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford spent last week preparing to move their courses online Monday for the rest of the spring semester, which ends April 24. "Not being able to work next to a student is hard," said Anna Lemnitzer, associate professor of art and director of the art and interdisciplinary arts programs. "It will be a weird transition of not seeing st  more

University of the Sciences: Undergraduate Research Celebrated in Virtual CUR Research Festival
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, April 3 [TNSgrants] -- The University of the Sciences issued the following news: Despite campus-wide cancellations due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 Undergraduate Research Festival, which was set to be held March 10-12, 2020, was successfully transitioned to a series of virtual events. This annual festival, which is sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR), showcases the research done by undergraduate students. The events consisted of a virtual   more

Washington & Jefferson College Selects Merck Scholars for Summer 2020 Research
WASHINGTON, Pa., April 4 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Washington and Jefferson College issued the following news: Washington & Jefferson College has selected four students to receive stipends from W&J's Merck Internships for Excellence in Science program to support off-campus biomedical research internships in Summer 2020. William Kitsch (Biochemistry '22) will intern in the laboratory of Zachary Klase, Ph.D., in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphi  more

Your Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 31 -- Independence Blue Cross, a subsidiary of Independence Health Group, issued the following news release: Have a question about COVID-19? We're here to help. Will Independence cover testing for COVID-19? Independence Blue Cross (Independence) will cover and reimburse member cost-sharing (such as co-pays, deductibles, and coinsurance) for the COVID-19 test and the administration of the test when performed at an in-network physician's office, urgent care cen  more