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Friday, May 17, 2019

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Warren Washington

Penn State to celebrate naming of building after science pioneer

Acclaimed climate science pioneer Warren Washington made history at Penn State in 1964 by becoming the second African-American to earn a doctorate in meteorology nationwide. It’s only fitting that his name adorn a building at Penn State’s Innovation Park, the first to be named for a University innovator and pioneer.  Full story


robot and patient

Tech-savvy people more likely to trust digital doctors

Would you trust a robot to diagnose your cancer? According to researchers at Penn State, people with high confidence in machine performance and also in their own technological capabilities are more likely to accept and use digital healthcare services and providers.  Full story



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Highmark Health, Penn State Health combat opioid crisis in central PA

Highmark Health and Penn State Health are making progress in addressing opioid misuse and addiction in central Pennsylvania with an approach that emphasizes primary prevention, safe prescribing, high-quality and accessible treatment for substance use disorder, innovative research, medical education and community support.  Full story

$2.5M gift to create the Pollock Center for Addiction Outreach and Research

Penn State Harrisburg has received a gift of $2.5 million to establish the Douglas W. Pollock Center for Addiction Outreach and Research to address substance abuse problem within the central Pennsylvania region, while serving as a catalyst to enhance communications and align agencies and organizations in efforts to combat substance abuse.  Full story

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Introducing Beescape: A new online tool and community to support bees

Beescape.org provides a tool for beekeepers, gardeners, growers and land managers to assess the quality of their landscapes for supporting managed honey bees and wild bees. It was developed through a partnership led by College of Agricultural Sciences, Center for Pollinator Research and Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.  Full story