Penn State Philadelphia Region Newswire - 05/20/2013

Philadelphia Region edition
Monday, May 20, 2013

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Penn State Brandywine Class of 2013 greets future with excitement
-- 70 Abington student-athletes recognized for academic achievement
-- Lunchtime workshop focuses on creative process, innovation
-- Penn State commencements take place across Pennsylvania
-- A geologist's dream: Professor studies in Iceland
-- Abington student-athletes score high
-- Brandywine hosts travel to Spain, Italy and China in 2013-14
-- Professor awarded Fulbright to teach in Taiwan
-- Penn State online MBA students meet for real-world learning experience
-- GridSTAR Net Zero Energy Demonstration Project under way at The Navy Yard
-- Penn State rugby teams to play in nationally televised Rugby Sevens at PPL Park

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TOP STORIES:

Penn State Brandywine Class of 2013 greets future with excitement
Find the positive, build connections, love your family and experiment. "It's all about your attitude, graduates," Penn State Brandywine Commencement speaker David Lipson Jr., a 1978 communications graduate, advised the Class of 2013 on May 4 in the campus gymnasium.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/3JR2F4Rm
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70 Abington student-athletes recognized for academic achievement
An impressive roster of Abington student-athletes were honored for balancing academics and athletics.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/7bp18nT3
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Lunchtime workshop focuses on creative process, innovation
As part of a continuing series of lunchtime workshops, Penn State Great Valley and the Chester County Economic Development Council present "The 3 C's of Innovation: Create, Communicate, Commercialize," from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Friday, June 7, in the Conference Center, 30 E. Swedesford Road, Malvern.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/JQqHDt7L
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Penn State commencements take place across Pennsylvania

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/7bcSrJDf
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A geologist's dream: Professor studies in Iceland
Geysers, geothermal pools, glaciers, volcanoes, columnar basalt, tectonic plates, oh my! Iceland is a geologist's dream. Just ask Penn State Brandywine Associate Professor of Earth Sciences Laura Guertin, who spent five days studying the country's unique geological phenomena in early May.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/3VGf8M9b
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Abington student-athletes score high
More than 150 Penn State Abington student-athletes were honored for their accomplishments on the fields and courts, in academics and in life at the annual sports banquet that also marked the close of Abington's initial year as a full member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/s1d443rc
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Brandywine hosts travel to Spain, Italy and China in 2013-14
Penn State Brandywine Global Programs has released its upcoming study abroad lineup for the 2013-14 academic year. In November 2013 (over Thanksgiving break), the campus will travel to Barcelona, Spain, followed by spring break 2014 in Rome and Florence, Italy, and an additional trip in the spring to China. More details about these programs will be released shortly.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/dPcp95rS
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Professor awarded Fulbright to teach in Taiwan
Penn State Great Valley announced that Daniel Indro, associate professor, finance, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to teach at Soochow University in Taiwan.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/VRywhGfm
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Penn State online MBA students meet for real-world learning experience
Analyzing how a company operates is an important part of any MBA program. Penn State's online Intercollege MBA (iMBA) takes this educational analysis a step further by involving iMBA students in real-world learning. From May 12 to 17, the 54 students who have been working together online met in person to study at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/rT74xwmV
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GridSTAR Net Zero Energy Demonstration Project under way at The Navy Yard
A powerful collaboration of researchers, manufacturers and economic development officials are embarking on a groundbreaking demonstration project for smart-grid, net zero energy buildings called the GridSTAR Center — a Smart Energy Campus initiative at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia. Spearheaded by Penn State with support from the U.S. Department of Energy, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC), the GridSTAR Net Zero Energy Demonstration Structure is the first phase of the GridSTAR Center.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/zWBKGMW6
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Penn State rugby teams to play in nationally televised Rugby Sevens at PPL Park
The Penn State men's and women's rugby teams will compete in the 2013 USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship, June 1-2 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa., near Philadelphia. NBC and NBC Sports will broadcast eight hours of coverage during the weekend. PPL Park is the home of Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/_1MtCh4P

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