Penn State Philadelphia Region Newswire - 04/08/2013

Philadelphia Region edition
Monday, April 8, 2013

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- David Lipson to speak at Brandywine Spring Commencement on May 4
-- Student and professor solve astronomical mystery
-- Penn State Brandywine Senior Labanya Mookerjee wins research award
-- Couple sells belongings, travels world to inspire
-- Penn State Brandywine adds softball to its lineup

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TOP STORIES:

David Lipson to speak at Brandywine Spring Commencement on May 4
Penn State Brandywine will hold its annual Spring Commencement at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, when more than 100 Brandywine students will receive their associate and baccalaureate degrees. Joining them in the Commons Building Gym will be hundreds of family members, campus community members, friends and this year's keynote speaker, David Lipson Jr., Class of 1978.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/8jrKw4mp
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Student and professor solve astronomical mystery
To ordinary folks, stars in the galaxy may seem like tiny specks of light. But to Penn State Brandywine Professor Timothy Lawlor and undergraduate researcher Nick Rufo, one of those bright balls of gas is actually more massive than scientists originally reported and holds implications for understanding the evolution of the universe.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/PjPT328_
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Penn State Brandywine Senior Labanya Mookerjee wins research award
Senior Labanya Mookerjee, an English major at Penn State Brandywine, was honored by the Eastern American Studies Association (EASA) with the Francis Ryan Award in March. The honor is given annually to the undergraduate with the top research paper.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/YdcqDDR_
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Couple sells belongings, travels world to inspire
Journalist Christine Maxfield tells the fascinating story of Larissa and Michael Milne, who, in 2011, sold all their belongings to travel 30 countries on six continents for a year. Their story, "A Year and a World," is the focus of a community event presented by Penn State Great Valley, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in The Conference Center, 30 E. Swedesford Rd., Malvern, Pa.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/wYjFRWqZ
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Penn State Brandywine adds softball to its lineup
Beginning in the spring of 2014, Penn State Brandywine will add women's softball to its list of athletic offerings. The campus will kick off its inaugural season in February with new Head Coach Mark Caserta at the helm.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/cRHJV14H

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