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State Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Sunday May 10, 2020 ( 55 items )  

Barron Discusses Penn State's Response to Pandemic and Actions For Trustees
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, May 9 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news: As the world continues to face the ongoing impacts of the global coronavirus pandemic, Penn State President Eric Barron outlined Friday the University's actions over the past five months to address the challenges, protect the health and safety of the University community, and prepare for the future. In a presentation to the Board of Trustees at its virtual meeting on May 8, Barron said the basis o  more

Cardiologist Draws on Real Life, Saint Joseph's University Education for Mystery Series
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, May 8 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Saint Joseph's University issued the following news: Saint Joseph's Trustee Dr. Peter R. Kowey, FACC, FHRS, FAHA '71 is the William Wikoff Smith Chair in cardiovascular research at the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research and a professor of medicine and clinical pharmacology at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. But he's also a published author of a five-book series of medical mystery novels, the most   more

Carnegie Mellon Tackles the Digital Divide, Connects High-Need Students to Wi-Fi
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, May 6 -- Carnegie Mellon University issued the following news: When Kristopher Hupp started teaching high school social studies in the Cornell School District in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, his classroom had a chalkboard and a PC with a floppy disc drive. Twenty years later, he's the district's director of technology and instructional innovation, responsible for leading the transition to remote learning in response to the spread of COVID-19. While all of Cornell's class  more

Carnegie Mellon University Team Produces Face Shields for Essential Workers
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, May 6 -- Carnegie Mellon University issued the following news: Carnegie Mellon University has partnered with Global Links, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit, to supply personal protective equipment (PPE) to community organizations that need them during the COVID-19 pandemic. Producing and distributing these essential items is no small task, but with Carnegie Mellon expertise in design and engineering, along with facilities equipped with 3D printers, laser cutters and talent  more

Carnegie Mellon University: A Big Comeback for a Little Switch
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, May 6 [TNSgrants] -- Carnegie Mellon University issued the following news: Researchers Maarten de Boer and Gianluca Piazza in Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering are investigating how to develop reliable, nanoscale mechanical switches, also called nanorelays. Their work has been funded by a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Leading Engineering for America's Prosperity, Health, and Infrastructure (LEAP-HI) program. The LEAP-HI prog  more

Carnegie Mellon University: Dynamic Source Imaging the Brain
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, May 6 -- Carnegie Mellon University issued the following news: Marking a major milestone on the path to meeting the objectives of the National Institutes of Health BRAIN initiative, research by Bin He advances high-density electroencephalography (EEG) as the future paradigm for dynamic functional neuroimaging. The NIH Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative motivates researchers to "produce a revolutionary new dynamic picture o  more

Carnegie Mellon University: Yagan Receives Emergency NSF Grant to Help Fight COVID-19
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, May 6 [TNSgrants] -- Carnegie Mellon University issued the following news: Osman Yagan, an associate research professor in Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Princeton's Vincent Poor were awarded a one-year National Science Foundation Rapid Response Research grant for applying their work on modeling disease spread to COVID-19. In a recently published paper, the pair modeled how mutations play into the spread of a virus.   more

Community College of Allegheny County to Launch Contact Tracing Course in Effort to Help Safely Reopen the Economy
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, May 9 -- Community College of Allegheny County issued the following news: The Community College of Allegheny County is offering a noncredit course that will train individuals to do contact tracing, which is essential to slowing the spread of COVID-19. Developed in consultation with regional health authorities, the course will comprise up to 45 hours of training delivered online via Zoom over a two-week period. The aim of contact tracing is to connect with individuals   more

Del. Gov. Carney and Six Governors Announce Joint Multi-State Agreement to Develop Regional Supply Chain
DOVER, Delaware, May 5 -- Gov. John C. Carney, D-Delaware, issued the following news release: Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Delaware Governor John Carney, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced a joint multi-state agreement to develop a regional supply chain for personal protective equipment, other medical equi  more

Delaware Valley University: New Online Graduate Program Will Prepare Professionals to Lead and Manage Teams
DOYLESTOWN, Pennsylvania, May 9 -- Delaware Valley University issued the following news: Delaware Valley University's School of Graduate and Professional Studies is launching a new Master of Arts in Management and Organizational Leadership. The fully online, 36-credit, accelerated M.A. will launch in fall 2020 with courses beginning Aug. 24. The University will accept students on a rolling basis. DelVal Director of Graduate Programs in Business Dr. Kristi Ringen designed the program with the n  more

DeSales University Launching New Accelerated MBA Program
CENTER VALLEY, Pennsylvania, May 2 -- DeSales University issued the following news: DeSales University is giving recent college graduates and business professionals looking to change careers the chance to earn a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) in just one year. The University is launching a new accelerated online MBA program beginning in August. Students with a business-related undergraduate degree can complete the program in 12 months. Those without a business background must comple  more

Drexel University: Pausing Nature's Crystal Symmetry to Advance Targeted Drug Therapy
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, May 2 -- Drexel University issued the following news release: From snowflakes to quartz, nature's crystalline structures form with a reliable, systemic symmetry. Researchers at Drexel University, who study the formation of crystalline materials, have shown that it's now possible to control how crystals grow - including interrupting the symmetrical growth of flat crystals and inducing them to form hollow crystal spheres. The discovery is part of a broader design effor  more

Duquesne Launches Digital Open-Access Journal, a Continuation of the DU Press
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, May 6 [TNSenergyresearch] -- Duquesne University issued the following news release: Duquesne University launched its new digital open-access journal Duquesne Studies in Phenomenology, which showcases scholarship by renowned thinkers in phenomenology, especially in the fields of psychology and philosophy. The journal-which launched May 1-marks the completion of an initiative launched by President Ken Gormley several years ago to create a new University press for a new  more

ESU Names Karen Lucas as Vice President of Enrollment Management
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pennsylvania, May 8 -- East Stroudsburg University issued the following news release: East Stroudsburg University President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., announced the appointment of Karen Lucas as ESU's vice president of enrollment management effective July 1, 2020. With more than 27 years of work experience in higher education, Lucas comes to ESU from the University of North Florida (UNF) where she most recently served as assistant vice president of enrollment services. She also s  more

Franklin & Marshall College: A Liberal Arts Education at F&M is an Attractive ROI
LANCASTER, Pennsylvania, May 2 -- Franklin and Marshall College issued the following news: A report from Franklin & Marshall College presents new evidence that shows a positive and strong return on students' investment when comparing the cost of a liberal arts education with the ultimate salary they can earn. "Higher education certainly is about building a foundation for a fulfilling life, but its economic dimensions are inescapable," said Alan Caniglia, vice president for strategic initiativ  more

Grant Enables Thiel College Students to Research Better Ways to Kill Leukemia Cells
GREENVILLE, Pennsylvania, May 2 -- Thiel College issued the following news release: Thiel College Associate Professor of Biology Sarah J. Swerdlow, Ph.D., was awarded a grant from the Cell Biology Education Consortium to teach her students how to perform research utilizing cell and tissue culture techniques. Swerdlow was awarded a $3,000 "Cell Block Development and Classroom Implementation" grant from the consortium to conduct course-based research with her students in the Cell Biology class.   more

LHU Professor Publishes Book for Young Adults on Writing Poetry
LOCK HAVEN, Pennsylvania, May 7 -- Lock Haven University issued the following news: Lock Haven University English and creative writing professor, Marjorie Maddox, recently published a new book from Kelsay Books. Geared toward a middle-grade and young adult audience, "Inside Out: Poems on Writing and Reading Poems with Insider Exercises" already has garnered attention from poets of all ages, and their teachers. "Marjorie Maddox knows poetry," said Charles Ghigna, "Father Goose," an American poe  more

Mercer County Magisterial District Judge Among New Faces on Thiel College Board of Trustees
GREENVILLE, Pennsylvania, May 9 -- Thiel College issued the following news release: Magisterial District Judge Mary Odem, J.D., of Farrell, Pa., is among the new faces on the Thiel College Board of Trustees. Odem is the first black woman in Mercer County to be elected a magisterial district judge. Her district includes Farrell, Hermitage, West Middlesex, Wheatland, and Shenango Township. Odem is a 1999 graduate of Sharon High School in Sharon, Pa. She earned a Bachelor's degree in political s  more

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo, Colleagues Announce Joint Multi-State Agreement to Develop Regional Supply Chain for Medical Equipment
ALBANY, New York, May 4 -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-New York, issued the following news release: Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Delaware Governor John Carney, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced a joint multi-state agreement to develop a regional supply chain for personal protective equipment, other medical equip  more

Omar Khan Appointed New Head of the Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, May 8 -- Carnegie Mellon University issued the following news: Professor Omar Khan has been appointed head of the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University, effective Aug. 1. Khan joins CMU from the Department of Architecture at the University at Buffalo (UB), State University of New York. Khan served as UB department chair for seven years, during which time he initiated new graduate programs, developed industry collaborations, and shepherded facility impro  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf Announces 13 Counties Will Move to Yellow Phase of Reopening on May 15
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, May 9 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release on May 8: Governor Tom Wolf announced 13 Pennsylvania counties will move to the yellow phase of reopening at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 15. Those counties include Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland. On May 1, the governor announced the 24 counties moving into the yellow phase of reopening beginning today.   more

Pa. Gov. Wolf Outlines Plans to Create Commonwealth Civilian Coronavirus Corps to Support Fall COVID-19 Recovery Efforts
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, May 7 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: As Pennsylvania plans to safely reopen the economy and recover from COVID-19, Governor Tom Wolf announced the creation of the Commonwealth Civilian Coronavirus Corps, a public service initiative that will support efforts this fall to increase testing and contact tracing and provide critical new job opportunities in the public health sector. "Our highest priority remains protecting public health  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf Provides Business Guidance as Counties Move to Yellow Phase on May 8
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, May 5 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: To continue to limit the spread of COVID-19, Governor Tom Wolf provided guidance that details procedures businesses must follow to conduct in-person operations in counties slated to move to the yellow phase of reopening on May 8. All businesses, including non-profits, permitted to conduct in-person operations are subject to this guidance. This guidance is based on the building safety and busines  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf Signs Child Marriage Ban, Psychology Compact Bills
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, May 9 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Governor Tom Wolf signed into law House Bill 360, which sets 18 as the minimum age to obtain a marriage license and extends the time period for child care and school employees to obtain their criminal Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background certifications. "Setting the minimum age to obtain a marriage license will help prevent child exploitation," said Gov. Wolf. "Marriage is a sacred   more

Pa. Gov. Wolf Signs Executive Order to Provide Civil Immunity for Health Care Providers
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, May 7 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order to afford health care practitioners protection against liability for good faith actions taken in response to the call to supplement the health care provider workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the course of the pandemic and the disaster declaration associated with it, the Wolf Administration has used its authority under the declaration to s  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf, Attorney General Shapiro Announce Protections From Foreclosures and Evictions Through July 10
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, May 8 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Attorney General Josh Shapiro to announce that he signed an executive order that protects Pennsylvanians from foreclosures or evictions through July 10. The action builds on a Pennsylvania Supreme Court order which closed court eviction proceedings until May 11 and ensures no renter or homeowner will be removed from their home for 60 more days. "At a time when pe  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf, Sec. of Health Take Actions on Stay-at-Home Orders, Issue Yellow Phase Orders
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, May 8 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release on May 7: With the April 1 statewide stay-at-home orders set to expire tonight at midnight, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine extended the orders for all counties in red, and signed new orders for the 24 counties moving to yellow at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow morning, May 8. The extended stay-at-home order remains the same as the original statewide stay-at-home order announced  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf: Free N95 Decontamination System for Healthcare Facilities, First Responders Now Available
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, May 7 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Governor Tom Wolf announced the availability of a program to provide free N95 respirator decontamination to healthcare facilities, first responders, and other eligible organizations that may be experiencing a shortage of the respirators due to limited availability through normal procurement channels. "We are in the midst of an unprecedented shortage of personal protective equipment," said Gover  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf: Nearly 1 Million Pennsylvanians Have Applied for a Mail-in Ballot for June 2 Primary Election
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, May 5 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Nearly one million voters have applied for a mail-in ballot for the June 2 primary election, Governor Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar announced in an update on how the state is preparing for the election. "We are in an unprecedented time and are facing a major public health crisis in a presidential election year," said Governor Wolf. "I want Pennsylvanians to know th  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf: Office of Advocacy and Reform Announces Plan to Build a Trauma-Informed Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, May 8 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: The Office of Advocacy and Reform (OAR), established by Governor Tom Wolf's 2019 executive order to protect Pennsylvania's vulnerable populations, announced the launch of a volunteer think tank comprised of 25 experts representing a diversity of fields and backgrounds who will develop a plan to make Pennsylvania a trauma-informed state. "The people of Pennsylvania are compassionate, thoughtful   more

Pa. Gov. Wolf: Progress to Modernize Science Education Standards Continues as Content Team Announced
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, May 7 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release on May 6: Governor Tom Wolf announced the progress continues on updating Pennsylvania's science education standards. The Department of Education (PDE) briefed the State Board of Education and identified 60 education professionals to serve as content experts to draft the new standards. A draft of the revised benchmarks will be publicly available this fall. The state board initiated the review las  more

Penn Researchers Discover Key Mechanism of Cytokine Storm in Castleman Disease
UNIVERSITY CITY, Pennsylvania, May 8 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine issued the following news release: When Castleman Disease patients have a flare of their symptoms, they experience a cytokine storm inside their bodies - a hyper-response from the immune system that can cause a fever, organ failure, and even death. Now researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania say they know what's happening at the cellu  more

Penn Researchers Receive $1.05 Million Grant From Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
UNIVERSITY CITY, Pennsylvania, May 7 [TNSgrants] -- The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine issued the following news release: Two teams of researchers, one from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and the other from Penn and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), were each awarded $525,000 in funding to explore emerging ideas regarding the role of inflammation in disease. The number of overweight or obese infants and young children, fro  more

Penn State: Malaria Risk is Highest in Early Evening, Study Finds
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, May 5 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news on May 4: Wide-scale use of insecticide-treated bed nets has led to substantial declines in global incidences of malaria in recent years. As a result, mosquitos have been shifting their biting times to earlier in the evening and later in the morning. In a new study, an international team of researchers has found that mosquitoes are most likely to transmit malaria in the early evening, when people are  more

Penn Wharton Budget Model Projects Effects of Reopening States
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, May 2 -- The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School issued the following news release: In response to the coronavirus pandemic, at one point almost every U.S. state had imposed lockdown orders. Some states have begun to relax these orders and many others are considering easing their restrictions. Penn Wharton Budget Model (PWBM) analyzed the health and economic effects of states partially reopening--lifting emergency declarations, stay-at-home orders, and schoo  more

Pennsylvania State University: 2020 Board of Trustees Election Results Announced
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, May 9 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news: Six trustees were elected or appointed to serve on the Penn State Board of Trustees. University alumni re-elected incumbents Alice Pope and Jay Paterno, as well as Anthony Lubrano, who returns to the board for a new non-consecutive term. The board also re-elected Mark Dambly and Walter Rakowich as trustees representing business and industry, as well as Matt Schuyler as an at-large trustee. Their te  more

Pennsylvania State University: Trustees Approve Proposal to Name New Art Museum
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, May 9 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news: A proposal to name a planned new art museum at University Park in honor of the late Barbara and James Palmer was approved by the Penn State Board of Trustees. Penn State President Eric J. Barron said the landmark new building will be named to honor the original donors whose unparalleled support laid the foundation for the University's leadership in the arts. When the existing Palmer Museum of Art m  more

Perelman School of Medicine: Updated Data Show Promise of Targeted Therapy in Castleman Disease
UNIVERSITY CITY, Pennsylvania, May 9 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine issued the following news release: Six years ago, David C. Fajgenbaum, MD, MBA, MSc, both a Penn Medicine researcher and patient, tried an experimental treatment based on his laboratory research findings in the hopes of saving his own life. He has been in remission ever since. Now his further research is shedding new light on why it worked, paving the way for further testing  more

Real-Time Data Show COVID-19 Led to 60% Decline in Leisure, Hospitality, Retail Employment: Drexel University
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, May 6 -- Drexel University issued the following news release: There is no doubt that the COVID-19 crisis is affecting the U.S. economy and labor markets in an unprecedented way. The leisure, hospitality and retail industries have been hit the hardest by shutdown orders nationwide but new research that uses data from Homebase, a time-tracking software, to provide real-time employment estimates shows that the report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, expected later thi  more

Saint Joseph's University: Study Examines the Benefits of Using Medical Marijuana to Treat Opioid Addiction
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, May 8 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Saint Joseph's University issued the following news: Research on marijuana's use in medicine is limited because it is classified as a Schedule 1 drug by the U.S. government, meaning it is considered to have no use in treatment of disease and has a high potential for abuse. But a recent study co-authored by the members of the Opioid Task Force at Saint Joseph's Institute of Clinical Bioethics explores the need to expand this research and   more

Saint Vincent College: Center for Catholic Thought and Culture Launches Weekly Virtual Happy Hour
LATROBE, Pennsylvania, May 6 -- Saint Vincent College issued the following news on May 5: The Center for Catholic Thought and Culture at Saint Vincent College has launched a weekly online discussion group based on the popular book Drinking with the Saints (Regenry History, 2015) by Dr. Michael P. Foley. At 5 p.m. (ET) each Wednesday, participants are invited to take part in the Drinking with the Saints Virtual Happy Hour, hosted by Dr. Michael Krom, chair of the Saint Vincent College Philosop  more

Salus University Partners With Saint Joseph's University on Healthcare Specific MBA Programs
ELKINS PARK, Pennsylvania, May 9 -- Salus University issued the following news release on May 8: For more than 30 years, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has offered exclusive, industry-focused MBA programs designed for interdisciplinary healthcare professionals. Recently, Salus University partnered with SJU to offer its students, faculty and staff additional opportunities to earn advanced healthcare business certifications - online and in-person without considerable interruption to their indivi  more

University of Pennsylvania: Activating an Estrogen Receptor Can Stop Pancreatic Cancer Cells From Growing
UNIVERSITY CITY, Pennsylvania, May 5 -- The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine issued the following news release: Activating the G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER) - a receptor found on the surface of many normal and cancer tissues - has been shown to stop pancreatic cancer from growing, but may also make tumors more visible to the immune system and thus more susceptible to modern immunotherapy. Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pe  more

University of Pennsylvania: Coming Together to Solve the Many Scientific Mysteries of COVID-19
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, May 6 -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news: As the rumblings of a pandemic began to be felt at the beginning of the year, scientists at Penn started work to develop a vaccine and assess possible treatments. But the scope of COVID-19 studies at the University goes much broader. Scientists whose typical work finds them investigating autoimmune disease, influenza, HIV/AIDS, Ebola, cancer, hemophilia, and more, are now applying their deep understan  more

University of Pennsylvania: Coming Together to Solve the Many Scientific Mysteries of COVID-19
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, May 7 -- The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine issued the following news release on May 6: As the rumblings of a pandemic began to be felt at the beginning of the year, scientists at Penn started work to develop a vaccine and assess possible treatments. But the scope of COVID-19 studies at the University goes much broader. Scientists whose typical work finds them investigating autoimmune disease, influenza, HIV/AIDS, Ebola, cancer, hemophilia,   more

University of Pennsylvania: Financial Incentives Boost Doctor Training in Opioid Treatment Medication
UNIVERSITY CITY, Pennsylvania, May 6 -- The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine issued the following news release: A new study shows that a financial incentive can dramatically increase the number of emergency department physicians trained to prescribe a potentially life-saving medication that prevents patients from fatal opioid overdose. Led by researchers in Emergency Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn Medicine), the study  more

University of Pennsylvania: Gaze and Pupil Dilation Can Reveal a Decision Before It's Made
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, May 9 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news: The direction in which people look and how dilated their pupils get can reveal the decision they're about to make, according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Penn neuroscientist Michael Platt and colleagues. These biomarkers also offer clues into the underlying biological processes at play as choices get made. "Understanding this   more

University of Pennsylvania: Penn Vet Launches New Telehealth Platform, Expands Access to Leading Pet Behavior Expertise
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, May 5 -- The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine issued the following news release: With less than 100 veterinary behavior experts practicing in the United States, having direct access to reliable, scientifically-sound advice on managing unsavory pet behavior can prove challenging. But thanks to a newly launched, web-based application from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet), Intellivets, and Connect for Educ  more

University of Pennsylvania: The Sachs Program Unveils 2020 Grants
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, May 5 [TNSgrants] -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news: In its third grant cycle since 2018, The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation has selected 34 projects from students, faculty, and staff to receive a total of $270,000 in funding. The grant awards include artists from seven of Penn's 12 schools, and encompass projects that cross the disciplines of visual arts, the performing arts, literature, history of art, film, anthropology, and engineeri  more

USciences, Cabrini Sign Articulation Agreement
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, May 5 -- The University of the Sciences issued the following news: University of the Sciences and Cabrini University have signed two articulation agreements allowing students who graduate from Cabrini to transition into USciences' Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Program. Eligible students will study at Cabrini University for three years and then have the option to apply and transfer to the USciences' PharmD program. After completing three years at Cabrini and their firs  more

Villanova University Partners With Local Business Associations and Chambers of Commerce to Connect Students and Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
VILLANOVA, Pennsylvania, May 5 -- Villanova University issued the following news release: Villanova University has partnered with the Delaware County and Main Line Chambers of Commerce, and the Wayne and Bryn Mawr Business Associations, on an initiative to connect local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with students seeking remote, virtual work opportunities. The coronavirus pandemic has affected businesses - both large and small - nationally, regionally and locally. Many small bu  more

Villanova University's Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Launches National COVID-19 Study of Health Care, First Responder and Service Workers
VILLANOVA, Pennsylvania, May 6 -- Villanova University issued the following news release: The M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University has launched the national COVID-19 Caring About Health for All Study (CHAMPS) of health care, first responder and service workers for the health care system during the COVID-19 pandemic. Managing the health care needs of COVID-19 patients has had a tremendous impact not only on the lives of those delivering health care directly but on t  more

Westminster College Professor Compares Coronavirus, 1918 Influenza Pandemics
NEW WILMINGTON, Pennsylvania, May 8 -- Westminster College issued the following news release on May 7: When Westminster College history professor Dr. Timothy Cuff was teaching students about pandemics during the fall 2019 semester, he had no way of knowing that just a few months later he'd be in the midst of one. Disease in America, the Westminster course Cuff has been offering to students for a decade, explores the U.S. experience of particular diseases such as yellow fever, cholera, AIDS and  more

Westminster College Receives $1 Million Challenge Grant From May Emma Hoyt Foundation
NEW WILMINGTON, Pennsylvania, May 4 [TNSgrants] -- Westminster College issued the following news release: Westminster College announced that the College has received a $1 million challenge grant from the May Emma Hoyt Foundation that will assist current students and prospective students financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The gift will be applied to Westminster's current Bring Back the Titans campaign, a fundraising initiative created to ensure students will be able to continue thei  more

Wharton School Receives $5 Million to Launch Artificial Intelligence for Business, Extending Its Commitment to Analytics, Learning, and Engagement
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, May 8 [TNSgrants] -- The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School issued the following news release: The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announced the establishment of Wharton AI for Business (Artificial Intelligence for Business), which will inspire cutting-edge teaching and research in artificial intelligence, while joining with global business leaders to set a course for better understanding of this nascent discipline. The launch of AI for Busi  more