7/19: Board OKs in-state tuition freeze; Celebrating Apollo 11; Trustees roundup

News for the Penn State community
Friday, July 19, 2019

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IN THIS ISSUE:

FEATURED ITEM:
-- Photo Gallery: Photo gallery: Launching a celebration of Apollo 11's 50th anniversary

TOP STORIES:
-- Board approves second consecutive tuition freeze for Pennsylvania undergraduates
-- Penn State student-athletes deliver record academic achievements during spring
-- Extreme heat expected through Sunday in central Pennsylvania
-- The Medical Minute: From needle to vial, how blood work works
-- What makes a piece of news fake?
-- Using deep learning to improve traffic signal performance
-- Simulated driving study aims to increase trust in technology and road safety
-- Bioengineered cell walls open new medical, research possibilities

CAMPUS LIFE:
-- Penn State Harrisburg executive chef wins National Culinary Challenge
-- Sokolov-Miller Family Center again recognized as leader in financial education
-- New online master of engineering degree to be offered through World Campus
-- Grant will help Center for the Performing Arts enhance, study sense of community
-- Festive atmosphere filled The Dreamery for inaugural Research Carnival

BOARD OF TRUSTEES:
-- Penn State breaks fundraising record for the second year in a row
-- Trustees approve architect for Liberal Arts research and teaching building
-- Trustees approve architect for building renovation at Penn State DuBois
-- Penn State Brandywine chancellor highlights student engagement, community impact
-- University-wide SIMBA project is on time and on budget
-- Dambly, Schuyler re-elected Board of Trustees chair, vice chair

GIVING:
-- Eberly College of Science and College of Engineering receive '52 alumnus bequest

ALUMNI:
-- Alumni Association welcomes new volunteer leadership

Also in this issue: Announcements, Events and Penn State in the News.

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FEATURED ITEM:

Photo Gallery: Photo gallery: Launching a celebration of Apollo 11's 50th anniversary
The colleges of Agricultural Sciences, Engineering, and Earth and Mineral Sciences hosted a model rocket launch July 16 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon mission.

View photos: https://news.psu.edu/link/hGVjckrC

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TOP STORIES:

Board approves second consecutive tuition freeze for Pennsylvania undergraduates
The Penn State Board of Trustees voted to approve the 2019-20 operating budget and tuition and fees schedules during its full meeting July 18 at Penn State Brandywine. The $6.8 billion budget includes no tuition increase for all Pennsylvania resident undergraduate students for the second year in a row.

https://news.psu.edu/link/sxjvQDh9
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Penn State student-athletes deliver record academic achievements during spring
Penn State student-athletes continue to raise the bar in their academic excellence and achievements, shattering two overall and two semester school records during the 2019 spring semester. Among the marks broken was a 3.17 grade-point average and 58 Nittany Lions earning a perfect 4.0 GPA during the spring semester.

https://news.psu.edu/link/KF2m29gj
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Extreme heat expected through Sunday in central Pennsylvania
High heat and humidity are expected across central Pennsylvania starting Friday, July 19, and lasting through Sunday, July 21, with temperatures at University Park topping out in the mid-90s and heat index values exceeding 100 degrees. Members of the Penn State community are reminded to take precautions to stay cool and safe during the hot weather.

https://news.psu.edu/link/7jB9vSvh
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The Medical Minute: From needle to vial, how blood work works
Blood tests can diagnose disease, determine organ function and help your doctor see how well treatments are working. Here's why they sometimes require so many samples - and why you can't eat ahead of time.

https://news.psu.edu/link/c1vFXv6D
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What makes a piece of news fake?
Social media exposes users to a myriad of misinformation including fake news, or news stories with intentionally false information. In fact, during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, fake news engaged more people than real news, according to a BuzzFeed News analysis. A team of researchers is working to help explain why a piece of news is detected as being false.

https://news.psu.edu/link/qkCb9Y_5
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Using deep learning to improve traffic signal performance
Traffic signals serve to regulate the worst bottlenecks in highly populated areas but are not always very effective. Researchers at Penn State are hoping to use deep reinforcement learning to improve traffic signal efficiency in urban areas, thanks to a one-year, $22,443 Penn State Institute for CyberScience Seed Grant.

https://news.psu.edu/link/GPVgp5D_
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Simulated driving study aims to increase trust in technology and road safety
Yiqi Zhang, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering at Penn State, aims to make the roads a safer place for all drivers by better understanding the interactions between human drivers and autonomous vehicle technologies.

https://news.psu.edu/link/HC_3HD3k
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Bioengineered cell walls open new medical, research possibilities
Biomedical engineers at Penn State have developed a process to build protective, synthetic plant cell walls around animal cells. The work could hold significant potential for a variety of medical and biomanufacturing applications for human health.

https://news.psu.edu/link/GF6LWtYx
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CAMPUS LIFE:

Penn State Harrisburg executive chef wins National Culinary Challenge
Athan Spanos, executive chef at Penn State Harrisburg, represented Penn State and took the top American Culinary Federation award for his signature dish at the National Culinary Challenge in Denver, Colorado.

https://news.psu.edu/link/c75S6bF2
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Sokolov-Miller Family Center again recognized as leader in financial education
For the second year in a row, the Sokolov-Miller Family Financial and Life Skills Center has been recognized by LendEDU as one of the top financial literacy programs among colleges and universities in the United States.

https://news.psu.edu/link/pg3Nwrp6
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New online master of engineering degree to be offered through World Campus
Today's engineers need to be equipped to meet the ever-changing demands of a modern society and to understand how to innovate and better streamline processes. In order to meet these needs, Penn State will offer a new online degree beginning in fall 2019 to meet these requirements: master of engineering in industrial engineering.

https://news.psu.edu/link/f849C1H1
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Grant will help Center for the Performing Arts enhance, study sense of community
The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State has been awarded a three-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The $600,000 grant will support initiatives that will more deeply integrate the performing arts with Penn State's research and pedagogical missions.

https://news.psu.edu/link/CG38xkb8
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Festive atmosphere filled The Dreamery for inaugural Research Carnival
Summer and carnivals are a classic pairing, and a recent carnival at The Dreamery allowed Penn State faculty to learn about researching the process of teaching and learning.

https://news.psu.edu/link/9r4CpfpC
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BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Penn State breaks fundraising record for the second year in a row
For the second year in a row, Penn State supporters have broken the University's record for fundraising results, committing $372,555,732 to its current campaign, "A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence" - an increase of 3.1 percent over last year.

https://news.psu.edu/link/67bLdZX9
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Trustees approve architect for Liberal Arts research and teaching building
The appointment of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson of Wilkes‐Barre, Pennsylvania, as architect for the Liberal Arts Research and Teaching Building to be constructed on the University Park campus was approved today (July 18) by the Penn State Board of Trustees.

https://news.psu.edu/link/CWDS_Yt8
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Trustees approve architect for building renovation at Penn State DuBois
The Penn State Board of Trustees approved the selection of Kimmel, Bogrette Architecture + Site of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, to design a renovation of the Multipurpose Building at Penn State DuBois.

https://news.psu.edu/link/FNqJGZ6P
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Penn State Brandywine chancellor highlights student engagement, community impact
Penn State Brandywine Chancellor Kristin R. Woolever highlighted the campus' focus on student engagement and community impact, as well as its aim of providing an accessible and affordable education, during the University's Board of Trustees meeting held today (July 18) at Brandywine.

https://news.psu.edu/link/KnD8f5mD
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University-wide SIMBA project is on time and on budget
The project to launch Penn State's new System for Integrated Management, Budgeting and Accounting, or SIMBA, is tracking on time and on budget in anticipation of a July 2020 launch, according to SIMBA project sponsors Mary Lou Ortiz, University budget officer, and Joseph Doncsecz, associate vice president for finance and corporate controller. Both presented an update today (July 18) to the Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning at Penn State Brandywine.

https://news.psu.edu/link/8RVbK9Dd
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Dambly, Schuyler re-elected Board of Trustees chair, vice chair
The Penn State Board of Trustees voted to re-elect Mark H. Dambly as chair and Matthew W. Schuyler as vice chair during its meeting today (July 18) at Penn State Brandywine.

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

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GIVING:

Eberly College of Science and College of Engineering receive '52 alumnus bequest
Penn State students majoring in architectural engineering or physics may soon benefit from an estate gift totaling more than $890,000. The gift from M. Dean and Jean L. Underwood will establish two scholarships, one in physics and one in architectural engineering.

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ALUMNI:

Alumni Association welcomes new volunteer leadership
On July 1, the Penn State Alumni Association welcomed Randy Houston as the 81st president in the history of the organization. Kelley Lynch started as vice president the same day, and both are longtime volunteer leaders for the Alumni Association and Penn State.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Learn how to plan for the unexpected in July 30 financial literacy webinar
The financial experts at the Sokolov-Miller Family Financial and Life Skills Center are offering a workshop focused on insurance planning from noon to 1 p.m. July 30.

https://news.psu.edu/link/JtkZrxrQ
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Penn State's Institutional Review Board program announces updates to structure
Penn State investigators conducting research with people — whether surveys or clinical trials, secondary data analysis or educational interventions — are required to work through the University's Institutional Review Board (IRB) Program, which has announced several updates to help centralize its initiatives.

https://news.psu.edu/link/Q9D2w2FY
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Registration now open for 18th annual DUS conference on academic advising
Penn State faculty and staff University-wide who are interested in learning about novel research and practices in the field of academic advising can now register for the 18th annual DUS Conference on Innovative Academic Advising, set for Sept. 26.

https://news.psu.edu/link/mgbwdbCR
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SIMBA Session to offer project updates during live webinar July 19
The SIMBA project team will offer a SIMBA Session webinar from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, July 19, via Zoom. SIMBA Sessions are an ongoing series of live webinars hosted by Debbie Meder, functional lead for the SIMBA project, to provide updates and information about SIMBA and answer project-related questions.

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

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EVENTS:

Penn State celebrates Apollo 11 moon landing with speaker and film event
Neil Armstrong took "one small step" onto the moon 50 years ago. To celebrate the anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing, Penn State will host a speaker and film event at The State Theatre in downtown State College on Saturday, July 20.

https://news.psu.edu/link/NvChWZp_
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Film on Puerto Rico, energy policy to premiere at Penn State
"DisemPOWERed: Puerto Rico's Perfect Storm," a film that examines the reasons why Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in 2017, will premiere at Penn State. The screening will occur at 6:30 p.m. July 23 in Foster Auditorium in Pattee Library on Penn State's University Park campus. A panel discussion will follow the screening.

https://news.psu.edu/link/pFB74kxg
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'The Book of Mormon' performances begin Oct. 8 at Eisenhower Auditorium
The producers of the national tour of "The Book of Mormon," winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, and the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State announced today (July 8) that single tickets will go on sale July 18 starting at 8 a.m.

https://news.psu.edu/link/PnmxyYMy
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The Pullo Center at Penn State York announces 2019-20 season of entertainment
Penn State York's Pullo Family Performing Arts Center announces its 2019-20 season with a variety of unique performances. Tickets to all shows are on sale now.

https://news.psu.edu/link/6zKmdxdS

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PENN STATE IN THE NEWS:

New York Times - Sunday, July 7, 2019
The most important road trip in American history
Penn State Altoona faculty member Brian Black discusses how Dwight Eisenhower's trip across America would ultimately create the interstate highway system.

https://news.psu.edu/link/6r1Q1dhQ
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