Penn State Philadelphia Region Newswire - 09/16/2013

Philadelphia Region edition
Monday, September 16, 2013

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Intern who helped save Gabby Giffords to speak at Penn State Brandywine
-- Abington event focuses on children as medical test subjects
-- Opera coming to Abington
-- Penn State Abington sports scoreboard
-- University works to make students AWARE of sexual violence
-- From the Penn State laureate: Remembering the Restaurant at the End of the World
-- The Medical Minute: Well-woman visits an important tool in health prevention
-- Brandywine student to spend six weeks in Borneo researching orangutans
-- Abington study abroad expands to China, Japan
-- Workshop to focus on how work conflicts can be managed
-- Great Valley to offer systems engineering graduate certificate program

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TOP STORIES:

Intern who helped save Gabby Giffords to speak at Penn State Brandywine
On Jan. 8, 2011, a tragedy occurred in Tucson, Ariz. where 19 people were shot, six of whom lost their lives. Among the survivors is Tucson native and former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The man recognized with saving the congresswoman's life, Daniel Hernandez, Jr., will speak about his heroic experience at Penn State Brandywine on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 11:30 a.m. in Room 113 of the Main Building.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/HDPyVYts
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Abington event focuses on children as medical test subjects
Penn State Abington invites the public to a Sept. 25 panel discussion that focuses on heinous post-World War II medical experiments on institutionalized children in the United States.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/69WMm15w
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Opera coming to Abington
Aficionados and casual fans, the mildly curious and those interested in deepening their understanding of opera are all invited to Penn State Abington for a screening of Verdi's landmark opera "Nabucco" at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, in 112 Woodland Building, 1600 Woodland Road.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/VjwkR8p4
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Penn State Abington sports scoreboard
The week of Sept. 9:

Women's tennis

Abington 6, Cairn University 3

Arcadia 9, Abington 0

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/fnnyXDzC
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University works to make students AWARE of sexual violence
Sexual violence can be devastating for those who experience it, for their friends and family, and for the entire community. As is the case on college campuses nationwide, education and prevention efforts are a priority at Penn State. Linda LaSalle, associate director for educational services at University Health Services on Penn State's University Park campus, said education is an important part of prevention. "Sexual assault is a crime of opportunity. We want to do everything we can to lessen that opportunity, and education is part of that."

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/H2H2hLbK
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From the Penn State laureate: Remembering the Restaurant at the End of the World
Kenneth Womack, the sixth Penn State laureate and a professor of English and integrative arts at Penn State Altoona, shares his reflections on lives lost during the Sept. 11 attacks. His critically acclaimed 2012 novel, "The Restaurant at the End of the World," is a heavily researched collection of fictional accounts based on the actual staff of the World Trade Center's North Tower restaurant Windows on the World, told on the morning of Sept. 11, 2011.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/8KnsxPtT
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The Medical Minute: Well-woman visits an important tool in health prevention
Women everywhere can rejoice about guidelines that came out last year recommending Pap smears be done only every three or five years instead of annually for those with normal screening results. Of course, that doesn't mean you should cancel your annual well-woman appointment.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/Xncq1mP_
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Brandywine student to spend six weeks in Borneo researching orangutans
Senior psychology major Megan Draper is embarking on the trip of a lifetime as she heads to Borneo, in Southeast Asia, to study what she loves: orangutans. The self-described "lover of primates" is ditching the desks of Penn State Brandywine to conduct research alongside world-renowned scientists at a remote field site in the rain forest, and she's earning credits for it, too.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/fm77jBzq
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Abington study abroad expands to China, Japan
At the same time a record number of international students are studying at Penn State Abington, the campus is expanding its course offerings with international travel components.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/Mv96vfCn
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Workshop to focus on how work conflicts can be managed
As organizations change, conflict can be inevitable. To address these challenges, Penn State Great Valley will hold a workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, in the Main Building, 30 E. Swedesford Road, Malvern, Pa.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/y6Jpf4tv
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Great Valley to offer systems engineering graduate certificate program
Engineers responsible for the oversight, creation or operation of a complex system will benefit from Penn State Great Valley's new systems engineering graduate certificate program.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/sQ2nsBYH

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