Penn State Philadelphia Region Newswire - 04/01/2013

Philadelphia Region edition
Monday, April 1, 2013

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- An hour without shoes
-- Band of Artists dances to a different drummer at Abington
-- Lecture on how time affects supply chains and consumers
-- Senior intern advocates for early childhood education in Texas
-- Abington hosts immersion program for U.K. students
-- Brandywine's Kathy Meehan receives esteemed Atherton Award
-- Professor addresses software engineering exam on national radio program
-- Professor awarded two NSF grants for engineering education research

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TOP STORIES:

An hour without shoes
Get outside and enjoy the fantastic spring weather (when it finally gets here) in shorts and no shoes during Penn State Brandywine's entertaining Common Read event "An Hour Without Shoes." Students, faculty and staff are welcome to join this enjoyable open-air occasion and go shoeless on Tuesday, April 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Vairo Courtyard to bring awareness to the health and education of individuals who can't afford shoes.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/B7x4x7MY
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Band of Artists dances to a different drummer at Abington
Sutie Madison moves a lot. As an artist, director and choreographer, it's part of her work. As a woman living with Tourette's Syndrome, it's part of her life. She will lead a performance at Penn State Abington on April 12 to entertain and to promote tolerance of those living with neurological disorders.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/3cV1dhsP
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Lecture on how time affects supply chains and consumers
In an effort to examine the behavior of the various supply chain stakeholders and its processing effects on products, Penn State Great Valley presents "Networks against Time: From Food to Pharma," 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, Main Building, Room 131, 30 E. Swedesford Rd., Malvern.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/dFpcqTnz
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Senior intern advocates for early childhood education in Texas
Senior Sarah Huppman, a human development and family studies major at Penn State Brandywine, is currently serving as the public policy intern for Collaborative for Children in Texas, which aims to construct a solid educational basis for young children to succeed in school and beyond, according to its website.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/jtR9yvTf
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Abington hosts immersion program for U.K. students
Penn State Abington hosted students and faculty from England's Bucks New University (BNU) last week as part of an immersion program that has welcomed BNU students to the campus for the last several years.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/rFwZBJs9
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Brandywine's Kathy Meehan receives esteemed Atherton Award
Penn State Brandywine Instructor Kathy Meehan has been honored with the prestigious George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching, an award that is annually presented to only six deserving faculty members across the University. Named for Penn State's seventh president, it recognizes outstanding teachers for their devotion and effort toward undergraduate teaching.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/RYfm51jk
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Professor addresses software engineering exam on national radio program
Penn State Great Valley professor, Phil Laplante, software engineering, was the featured guest on the Science News Radio Network's "The Promise of Tomorrow Radio Show" on March 24.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/GJy3zVDT
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Professor awarded two NSF grants for engineering education research
Kathryn Jablokow, associate professor, mechanical engineering and engineering design at Penn State Great Valley, has been appointed the principal investigator for two grants recently awarded by the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Engineering Directorate through the Engineering Education Program

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/nt2VXV7n

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