Penn State Philadelphia Region Newswire - 04/29/2013

Philadelphia Region edition
Monday, April 29, 2013

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Video: Penn State Abington students discuss the value of study abroad
-- Penn State Abington honors outstanding students
-- Penn State Abington fires up robot creators
-- Alumnus finds great success, gives back to Penn State Brandywine
-- Campus to recognize talented high school journalists at April 24 event
-- Brandywine celebrates research, enterprise and creative accomplishment
-- Annual golf tournament supports scholarships, community events
-- 'Beautiful Souls' chosen as inaugural Penn State Reads common text
-- Schreyer workshop offered via Polycom to four campuses
-- Penn State helps Philadelphia lead in energy innovation
-- Linder named Penn State entrepreneur-in-residence in research office
-- Children learn better when they figure things out for themselves

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TOP STORIES:

Video: Penn State Abington students discuss the value of study abroad
Penn State Abington students have multiple options to study abroad including faculty led courses with international components, and semester and yearlong programs.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/G81jV4wm
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Penn State Abington honors outstanding students
Penn State Abington honored some of its outstanding students on a picture-perfect spring evening last week at the Awards and Leadership Dinner. The annual recognition program highlights high-achievers in all academic divisions as well as those who have excelled in diversity and leadership.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/GMHYB33f
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Penn State Abington fires up robot creators
Robotics enthusiasts flocked to the annual Penn State Abington Regional Firefighting Robot Contest last week.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/F22dP1kQ
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Alumnus finds great success, gives back to Penn State Brandywine
Shawn Manderson, '03 IST, is 10 years out of the collegiate halls of Penn State Brandywine and is already making a name for himself in the field of information technology (IT) auditing. Since earning his bachelor of science degree with a minor in business administration, Manderson has traveled nationally and internationally, for the likes of Ernst and Young, ARAMARK and his current employer, FMC Corp. -- one of the world's foremost diversified chemical companies, headquartered in Philadelphia.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/gkLzhbjY
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Campus to recognize talented high school journalists at April 24 event
Penn State Brandywine will host the Communications in the Future Symposium for budding high school journalists in the region on Wednesday, April 24.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/mjgfpMB2
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Brandywine celebrates research, enterprise and creative accomplishment
Penn State Brandywine held its annual spring showcase called EURECA (Exhibition of Undergraduate Research, Enterprise and Creative Accomplishment) on April 16, in the campus' Tomezsko Classroom Building Lounge. The annual event allows undergraduate students to present their research and creative endeavors that they have conducted during their time at Brandywine.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/xfZ5j2mY
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Annual golf tournament supports scholarships, community events
Penn State Great Valley will host its second annual golf tournament to benefit community programs and student scholarships for the new, regional, undergraduate engineering program on Tuesday, May 21, at Applecross Country Club, Downingtown, Pa.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/3pbSqwGG
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'Beautiful Souls' chosen as inaugural Penn State Reads common text
Penn State Reads, a new common reading program for first-year University Park campus students, is designed to provide a shared experience among new students, encourage intellectual engagement within and beyond the classroom, stimulate critical thinking, and foster a deeper connection to Penn State's mission and core values. The book "Beautiful Souls: The Courage and Conscience of Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times"" by author Eyal Press has been selected for the 2013-14 Penn State Reads program.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/fVXj883c
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Schreyer workshop offered via Polycom to four campuses
Crystal Ramsay, instructional consultant with the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence will lead the "Motivating Student Learning" workshop from noon to 1:30 p.m. March 25 via Polycom to four Penn State campuses.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/kJpwDvsy
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Penn State helps Philadelphia lead in energy innovation
The Philadelphia region is poised to become one of the nation's leaders in energy-efficient building stock, thanks to a partnership among city leaders, utility companies, private businesses and Penn State — to name just a few of the key players.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/Rqc7Bx5W
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Linder named Penn State entrepreneur-in-residence in research office
Peter Linder has been named to the newly created post of entrepreneur-in-residence within the office of the Vice President for Research at Penn State, part of an ongoing effort to invigorate entrepreneurship and technology transfer at the University.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/Qm8c6LdF
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Children learn better when they figure things out for themselves
Toddlers learn new words more effectively by using their knowledge about the world to infer the label of an object, rather than by simply being instructed and told which word goes with which object, according to a Penn State human development and family studies researcher.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/ZcLgd4dh

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