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State Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Sunday May 03, 2020 ( 14 items )  

Catherine Mott Returns to Thiel College's Board of Trustees
GREENVILLE, Pennsylvania, April 28 -- Thiel College issued the following news release: Catherine Mott, chief executive officer of a multi-million dollar investment firm, has rejoined the Thiel College Board of Trustees. Mott is the chief executive officer and founder of Blue Tree Venture Fund and Blue Tree Allied Angels. Mott also served on the College's Board of Trustees from 2008-2017. The two BlueTree entities have a combined $50 million under management and have notable portfolio companies  more

Duquesne Law, Xavier University of Louisiana Partner on Early-Admission Program
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, April 30 -- Duquesne University issued the following news release on April 29: Eligible third-year students at Xavier University of Louisiana-the nation's only Catholic school among the Historically Black Colleges and Universities-will be offered direct admission to Duquesne University School of Law through a new Early-Admission Agreement between the two institutions. Representatives from the schools virtually "signed" the agreement April 24 via a Zoom meeting. Throug  more

Harrisburg Area Community College Foundation Board Leadership Named
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, April 30 -- Harrisburg Area Community College issued the following news release: Greg King is the new chair and La-Verna Fountain is the new vice chair of the Board of Directors of the HACC Foundation. The HACC Foundation is a nonprofit educational trust established in 1985 to raise private and corporate revenues in support of HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College. King, who has been a member of the Board since 2003, said, "My father, William J. King, was a f  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf Administration Elaborates on Data Driven Reopening Standard
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, April 27 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: In consultation with public health professionals and in an effort to simplify and to better capture growth, decline, or stability, the Wolf Administration elaborated on the Department of Health metrics and included an example to aid in calculation. A target goal for reopening has been set at having fewer than 50 new confirmed cases per 100,000 population reported to the department in the pre  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf Administration Expands Food Recovery Infrastructure Grants to Help the Charitable Food System
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, April 29 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: The Wolf Administration is making immediate changes to the Food Recovery Infrastructure Grant Program to help ensure food banks are adequately supplied to meet the needs of Pennsylvania residents. Increased demand on the charitable food system related to COVID-19 has demonstrated an immediate need for resources to support additional cold storage space, and more flexibility and changes to thi  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf Administration Highlights Comprehensive Food Security Efforts
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, April 30 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: As Pennsylvania works to mitigate the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus, the Wolf Administration has made it a priority to address food insecurity in the commonwealth by protecting our local supply chain, advocating for necessary waivers and resources, and ensuring equal access to healthy food for all. "As we seek to ensure health and safety for Pennsylvanians and work together to save li  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf Administration: New Funding Awarded to Assist Hospitals Across Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, May 1 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Governor Tom Wolf announced that nearly $324 million in funding has been awarded to 31 hospitals across the commonwealth through the Hospital Emergency Loan Program, or HELP, which provides short-term financial relief as hospitals combat the surge of COVID-19 cases in their area. "As Pennsylvania continues to practice social distancing, we have successfully flattened the curve, but we know that  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf Announces May 1 Statewide Reopening of Limited Outdoor Recreational Activities to Help Pennsylvanians Maintain Positive Physical, Mental Health
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, April 28 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: To ensure that Pennsylvanians have opportunities to safely enjoy outdoor recreation as a way to maintain positive physical and mental health, and in keeping with the commonwealth's stay-at-home orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Wolf Administration is lifting some restrictions on businesses related to certain outdoor activities. Starting Friday, M  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf Announces Reopening of 24 Counties Beginning May 8
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, May 2 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release on May 1: Balancing economic benefits and public health risks, Governor Tom Wolf announced the reopening of 24 counties in the northwest and north-central regions of the state, moving them from red to yellow beginning at 12:01 a.m., Friday, May 8. "Over the past two months, Pennsylvanians in every corner of our commonwealth have acted collectively to stop the spread of COVID-19," Gov. Wolf said.  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf Signs Two Bills Into Law, Vetoes Flawed Telemedicine Bill, Releases Cross-Agency Guidance for Telehealth
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, April 30 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release on April 29: Governor Tom Wolf signed into law two bills: House Bill 1869 allows for National Guard members called to active duty to be covered under the Heart and Lung Act if they contract COVID-19 while performing their duties, and House Bill 752 provides for the Game Commission to pay a fair market value for land in Allegheny County. Gov. Wolf also vetoed Senate Bill 857, a telemedicine bi  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf: Governor's Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs Encourages Latino Community to Keep Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, April 29 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: The Governor's Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs (GACLA) was established to advise the governor on issues facing the growing Latino community in Pennsylvania. During this pandemic, the commission has been working to ensure that the Latino community around the state is aware of and understands the mitigation actions that the Wolf Administration has taken to keep Pennsylvanians safe, in par  more

Penn Vet Launches COVID-19 Canine Scent Detection Study
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, April 29 -- The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine issued the following news release: A pilot training program utilizing scent detection dogs to discriminate between samples from COVID-19 positive and COVID-19 negative patients is the focus of a new research initiative at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet). With up to 300 million smell receptors - compared to six million in humans - dogs are uniquely posit  more

Pennsylvania State University: Study Reveals Important Flowering Plants for City-Dwelling Honey Bees
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, April 30 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news: Trees, shrubs and woody vines are among the top food sources for honey bees in urban environments, according to an international team of researchers. By using honey bees housed in rooftop apiaries in Philadelphia, the researchers identified the plant species from which the honey bees collected most of their food, and tracked how these food resources changed from spring to fall. The findings may b  more

Villanova University Enters Renewable Energy Agreement, Enhancing Commitment to Environmental Sustainability
VILLANOVA, Pennsylvania, April 28 -- Villanova University issued the following news release: Villanova University is furthering its commitment to environmental sustainability through a new multi-year renewable electric energy agreement with ENGIE Resources, LLC. After a competitive bid process, the agreement was designed and executed by Villanova's independent energy consultant, Evolution Energy Partners. Fifty percent of the approximately 52,000 MWh of power Villanova purchases through ENGIE w  more