6/18: Linking health and population patterns; President Barron op-ed; NSF awards over $1M to Behrend researchers

News for the Penn State community
Monday, June 17, 2019

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IN THIS ISSUE:

FEATURED ITEM:
-- Linking health and population patterns via satellite

TOP STORIES:
-- President Barron: Federally funded university research transforms lives
-- For many veterans, the GI Bill is 'life-changing'
-- Nittany Lion officially inducted into Mascot Hall of Fame
-- 'Pop' goes the rocket: Arts Fest workshop to ignite kids' curiosity in STEM
-- PSECU supports Penn State's financial literacy program with $100K commitment
-- Heard on Campus: Pa. secretary of economic development praises Penn State
-- Penn State Law Veterans Clinic sees successful year, gracious clients
-- University Staff Advisory Council honors outstanding staff
-- New associate VP and senior associate dean for Commonwealth Campuses named
-- Trustees committee to meet via conference call on June 19

RESEARCH:
-- National Science Foundation awards more than $1 million to Behrend researchers
-- Seaweed feed additive cuts livestock methane but poses questions
-- Increase in resolution, scale takes CT scanning and diagnosis to the next level
-- Behrend team wins second consecutive SAE supermileage competition
-- Together faculty develop relationships advancing innovative technologies

Also in this issue: Announcements and Events.

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FEATURED ITEM:

Linking health and population patterns via satellite
For many remote communities around the world, diseases like measles are still a very real concern. But as Penn State Assistant Professor of Biology Nita Bharti has found, the answer to providing accessible health care in these areas might lie in satellite imagery.

https://news.psu.edu/link/DZ3L1k33

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TOP STORIES:

President Barron: Federally funded university research transforms lives
Penn State President Eric J. Barron wrote an op-ed article this week for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review about the important role universities play in fostering discovery, entrepreneurship and economic development.

https://news.psu.edu/link/1SQMDHtJ
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For many veterans, the GI Bill is 'life-changing'
When it was first enacted on June 22, 1944, near the end of the Second World War, the GI Bill changed the lives of veterans by giving them many benefits, including a tuition-free education. As the 75th anniversary of the GI bill approaches, this piece of legislation continues to provide opportunity to veterans, including those enrolling at Penn State.

https://news.psu.edu/link/qG3qntGW
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Nittany Lion officially inducted into Mascot Hall of Fame
Penn State's Nittany Lion was officially inducted in the Mascot Hall of Fame on June 16 in Whiting, Indiana.

https://news.psu.edu/link/1NqMZFnB
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'Pop' goes the rocket: Arts Fest workshop to ignite kids' curiosity in STEM
Festival-goers are invited to make pop rockets July 13 at Penn State's Art of Discovery booth at the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. The workshop is one in a series of free, hands-on activities and demonstrations — from July 11 to 13 — that explore where science and art meet.

https://news.psu.edu/link/CrkDLnGM
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PSECU supports Penn State's financial literacy program with $100K commitment
PSECU, Pennsylvania's largest credit union, recently committed $100,000 to support the Sokolov-Miller Family Financial and Life Skills Center at Penn State. The funding is intended to help the center maintain and enhance its popular online self-study curriculum, which is designed to strengthen Penn State students' financial capability.

https://news.psu.edu/link/FCY_3CW4
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Heard on Campus: Pa. secretary of economic development praises Penn State
Pennsylvania Secretary of Community and Economic Development Dennis Davin spoke to higher education leaders gathered at Penn State on June 17, praising institutions of higher education like Penn State for their role in driving economic development across Pennsylvania and the United States.

https://news.psu.edu/link/bPD199DZ
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Penn State Law Veterans Clinic sees successful year, gracious clients
The Penn State Law Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic built upon its reputation and previous experience to engage in more outreach activities and to offer direct counsel to more clients than in previous academic years. The work of the 2018-19 academic year saw the clinic assist 20 veterans from 13 different counties in Pennsylvania, Arizona and Nebraska, offering students valuable experience through outreach, advocacy, and client interaction.

https://news.psu.edu/link/tF5nG_zj
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University Staff Advisory Council honors outstanding staff
Penn State University President Eric Barron recently welcomed members of the University Staff Advisory Council (USAC) and the recipients of the 2019 USAC Awards to his home at the Schreyer House for a celebration of the recipients' outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the University.


https://news.psu.edu/link/pjRmYbXy
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New associate VP and senior associate dean for Commonwealth Campuses named
David M. Callejo Pérez, interim dean of the College of Education and associate provost of academic affairs at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan, has been named Penn State's associate vice president and senior associate dean for academic programs for the Commonwealth Campuses, effective July 15.

https://news.psu.edu/link/Df9nDR6R
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Trustees committee to meet via conference call on June 19
The Penn State Board of Trustees Committee on Compensation will hold an off-cycle meeting via conference call at 2 p.m. on June 19.

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More: news.psu.edu/link/1PDgnzZH

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RESEARCH:

National Science Foundation awards more than $1 million to Behrend researchers
The National Science Foundation has awarded more than $1 million to researchers at Penn State Behrend to develop a pipeline of highly qualified mathematics teachers who are committed to teaching in "high-need" school districts.

https://news.psu.edu/link/QYcTz6XX
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Seaweed feed additive cuts livestock methane but poses questions
Supplementing cattle feed with seaweed could result in a significant reduction in methane belched by livestock, according to Penn State researchers, but they caution that the practice may not be a realistic strategy to battle climate change.

https://news.psu.edu/link/qMhnYcVB
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Increase in resolution, scale takes CT scanning and diagnosis to the next level
To diagnose and treat diseases like cancer, scientists and doctors must understand how cells respond to different medical conditions and treatments. Researchers have developed a new way to study disease at the cellular level.

https://news.psu.edu/link/t4X4V2Wc
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Behrend team wins second consecutive SAE supermileage competition
Penn State Behrend's supermileage team repeated as champions at the SAE International Supermileage Challenge, traveling 2,420 miles on a single gallon of gasoline.

https://news.psu.edu/link/FBFdPFrD
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Together faculty develop relationships advancing innovative technologies
A diverse group of faculty members at Penn State Berks have come together to collaborate on creative ways to use technology to transform the classroom. Founded in spring 2018, the Teaching and Learning with Technology Faculty Learning Community for Innovative Instructional Technology in the Classroom has been looking critically at how they can help foster innovative strategies for teaching and learning.

https://news.psu.edu/link/BDv7Lr48
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

New 2FA prompt now live on WebAccess
A new two-factor authentication prompt (2FA) is now live on WebAccess, the University's authentication system.

https://news.psu.edu/link/wxFs1r95
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Live call-in show with Gov. Tom Wolf to air on June 20 on WPSU-FM
WPSU, along with other Pennsylvania public radio stations, will host a live call-in show with Gov. Tom Wolf at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, on WPSU-FM. The public can submit questions in advance of the show or call in during the show to ask a question.

https://news.psu.edu/link/BtxkTBt3
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Reserved hours to change at select campus parking lots beginning July 1
In tandem with the previously announced expansion of fee hours at the East, HUB, and Nittany parking decks, select parking areas at Penn State's University Park campus will be reserved for permit holders 24 hours a day, seven days a week, beginning July 1.

https://news.psu.edu/link/XY9vmTwQ
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Faculty and staff encouraged to reduce electrical usage for June 20 load test
From 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, Penn State will conduct its annual test of University Park's capability to reduce its electricity load when called upon during national or regional power emergencies.

https://news.psu.edu/link/8_skf8qW

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EVENTS:

Palmer Museum announces intriguing exhibition on American lithography
The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State has announced a third special exhibition for the summer, "George Miller and American Lithography," which opens June 18. The exhibition is selected entirely from the museum's permanent collection and features 38 prints by an impressive roster of artists who worked with master printer George Miller to create some of their most memorable and recognizable works.

https://news.psu.edu/link/wC99CKv9
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Student-run Cafe Laura offering themed fine dining experiences in June
Cafe Laura, a fine-dining restaurant entirely run by Penn State hospitality students, is offering four special dinners in June themed around stand-up comedy, the "Godfather" films, tango music and the popular fantasy TV show "Game of Thrones."

https://news.psu.edu/link/NPPqTb1H

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