5/9: Imagining healthcare outside the hospital; Statement on State College shooting investigation; Google AI Impact Grant

News for the Penn State community
Thursday, May 9, 2019

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IN THIS ISSUE:

FEATURED ITEM:
-- Video: What if health care didn't have to mean hospital?

TOP STORIES:
-- Statement on results of state police investigation into State College shooting
-- Penn State is a Google AI Impact grantee
-- People more likely to trust machines than humans with their private information
-- Student entrepreneur takes blood tests from the waiting room to the living room
-- Penn State graduates walk across the stage throughout Pennsylvania

RESEARCH:
-- Everyday stress may boost blood vessel dysfunction in people with depression
-- Study finds Wi-Fi location affects online privacy behavior
-- Believing machines can out-do people may fuel acceptance of self-driving cars
-- NSF fellowship sets mechanical engineering student's research in motion
-- Stuckeman students collaborate with German colleagues for design competition
-- Program's student diversity strengthens its impact and reach
-- Penn State police reminds community to be mindful of theft prevention
-- Penn State Greater Allegheny welcomes back 'Goats at Greater Allegheny' program

IMPACT:
-- Penn State graduate students visit Capitol Hill, discuss science-based policy
-- County organization serving international population transfers services
-- LionPATH announces new features to be included with July 2019 upgrade

Also in this issue: Announcements.

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FEATURED ITEM:

Video: What if health care didn't have to mean hospital?
Penn State biology student Shevy Karbasi witnessed firsthand the toll frequent trips for blood work took on his already-exhausted grandfather while he underwent treatment for lung cancer. Motivated by this experience, Karbasi set out to mobilize the process for cancer patients to monitor their complete blood count, making it simpler, safer and more convenient. To learn more about his work, visit http://tiny.cc/qipe6y.

Watch video: https://news.psu.edu/link/q_ZpkSWb

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TOP STORIES:

Statement on results of state police investigation into State College shooting
First and foremost, we continue to grieve with the members of Osaze Osagie's family, who are dealing with an extremely difficult and sudden emptiness in their lives. University officials know that members of our community have been profoundly impacted by this heartbreaking matter, which has heightened concerns among some for safety. It is for that reason that Penn State will appoint representatives to participate in the working group being created by the Borough of State College to examine and address issues of race and mental health in policing. The University will be a key partner in helping to shape the efforts of this group. We welcome these and other actions of the borough and plan to build upon progress of earlier efforts.

The full statement is available here.

https://news.psu.edu/link/9z15HmQg
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Penn State is a Google AI Impact grantee
Penn State is one of 20 organizations that will share $25 million in grants from Google.org; credit and consulting from Google Cloud; and coaching by Google's AI experts, as a grantee of the Google AI Impact Challenge.

https://news.psu.edu/link/KtvmpTBd
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People more likely to trust machines than humans with their private information
People may be more willing to hand over their private information to a machine, rather than a human, because they view machines as more trustworthy and less apt to have designs on their data. That could lead to positive — and negative — results, according to Penn State researchers.

https://news.psu.edu/link/H1HvVtLj
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Student entrepreneur takes blood tests from the waiting room to the living room
Using Penn State's entrepreneurial resources, recent graduate Sherveen "Shevy" Karbasi is bringing complete blood count testing out of the clinic and onto a smartphone via HemoGO, an app capable of delivering a CBC in less than a minute, all within the comfort and security of one's own home.

https://news.psu.edu/link/sJHNzCYL
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Penn State graduates walk across the stage throughout Pennsylvania
This spring, about 14,000 Penn State graduates received diplomas across the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, many in ceremonies at campuses other than University Park. This photo album offers glimpses of these graduates and the commencement ceremonies held throughout Pennsylvania the weekend of May 3-5, 2019.



https://news.psu.edu/link/8ZQRjD61

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RESEARCH:

Everyday stress may boost blood vessel dysfunction in people with depression
Long-term stress has been linked with cardiovascular disease, but for people with depression, researchers say small, everyday stressors may be enough to diminish blood vessel function in otherwise healthy adults.

https://news.psu.edu/link/5BntsYJ6
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Study finds Wi-Fi location affects online privacy behavior
Does sitting in a coffee shop versus at home influence a person's willingness to disclose private information online? Does the on-screen appearance of a public location's online "terms and conditions" have an effect? According to researchers at Penn State, the answer to both questions is "yes," especially if the user has a tendency to instinctively distrust public wireless networks.

https://news.psu.edu/link/YpCSRk8h
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Believing machines can out-do people may fuel acceptance of self-driving cars
People who had a natural tendency to believe that machines can out-do humans in certain activities seemed ready to accept the presence of self-driving cars on the highways, according to Penn State researchers.

https://news.psu.edu/link/2Q4Br2jz
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NSF fellowship sets mechanical engineering student's research in motion
Claire Rodman, a doctoral student in the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering, received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, recognizing her potential for significant research achievements. Rodman's work centers on creating computational models of biomechanical systems, which one day could be used to address mobility issues in children with cerebral palsy and in patients who have experienced strokes or spinal cord injuries.

https://news.psu.edu/link/_7pjMvkR
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Stuckeman students collaborate with German colleagues for design competition
Landscape architecture students who spent the spring semester studying abroad in Germany paired up with their counterparts from Nürtingen University to design gardens that connect the German city of Überlingen with Mainau Island in the International Design Workshop.

https://news.psu.edu/link/3JhwFZCC
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Program's student diversity strengthens its impact and reach
Through its unique opportunities focused on social entrepreneurship and humanitarian technology development, the Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) program attracts a diverse group of Penn State students wanting to inspire change. Together, these students help to solve problems using technology-based, sustainable approaches that impact millions of lives around the world.

https://news.psu.edu/link/mbsbxBvz
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Penn State police reminds community to be mindful of theft prevention
Summer break is a time for fun, but also a time when some may use the quieter months on campus to take valuables when no one is looking. University Police and Public Safety is offering the following tips to help employees and students make their work space or residence hall less vulnerable to theft.

https://news.psu.edu/link/qy8Qztnz
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Penn State Greater Allegheny welcomes back 'Goats at Greater Allegheny' program
Penn State Greater Allegheny welcomes back the Goats at Greater Allegheny (GAGA) program with the help of Allegheny GoatScape.

https://news.psu.edu/link/BMSmfb9j
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IMPACT:

Penn State graduate students visit Capitol Hill, discuss science-based policy
Members of the Penn State Science Policy Society recently visited Washington, D.C., where they met with officials from several congressional offices and nongovernmental organizations to discuss the promotion of science and evidence-based policy.

https://news.psu.edu/link/TtPxsq6P
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County organization serving international population transfers services
Global Connections will transfer ownership of some major programs to Global Programs, leaving it free to become a volunteer-only organization focused on hosting multicultural events and classes.

https://news.psu.edu/link/Cy_66tGw
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LionPATH announces new features to be included with July 2019 upgrade
Among the visual changes coming to LionPATH with the full system upgrade slated for July 2019 are several new features that will enhance the student experience and facilitate interactions with faculty and advisers.

https://news.psu.edu/link/1PkBfJ7R
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Emergency training exercise to be held at Beaver Stadium
Penn State University Police and Public Safety will host and participate in an active shooter training exercise from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 10, at Beaver Stadium.

https://news.psu.edu/link/s_9J9m_3

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