Penn State Philadelphia Region Newswire - 10/14/2013

Philadelphia Region edition
Monday, October 14, 2013

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- The valley is alive with the sound of music
-- Ample opportunities await soon-to-be college grad
-- Abington competition offers real-world international business experience
-- NASA funds Abington science and engineering scholarships
-- Distinguished professor Stephen Cimbala publishes book on nuclear weapons
-- Penn State Abington sports scoreboard
-- The Medical Minute: Want to get some sleep? Charge up by shutting down
-- 50 years of Beatles: Ladies and Gentlemen, Beatlemania!

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TOP STORIES:

The valley is alive with the sound of music
Penn State Great Valley will host the smash-hit musical "Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music," 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, The Conference Center, 30 E. Swedesford Rd., Malvern, Pa. Watch the award-winning movie on a 30-foot screen and sign-along with fellow audience members. Attendees are invited to come in costume, which will be judged during the best costumes competition. Cost to attend is $8. Visit http://www.sgps.psu.edu/sing-a-long/default.ashx to register.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/cxHbFBcS
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Ample opportunities await soon-to-be college grad
Penn State Brandywine senior Kanel Nang is excited for life after graduation and has a bright future ahead of him. The information sciences and technology (IST) major is working as a software developer intern for United States Liability Insurance Group (USLI), where he found he fits right in. With plans to graduate this December, the Drexel Hill native is ready to embrace the future.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/qxy8F2Yv
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Abington competition offers real-world international business experience
Penn State Abington added a twist to the formula for case competitions recently in favor of a design that provided a truly international business experience. Instead of the typical school-based division of teams, the 10 Abington students and the eight from Germany's Hof University of the Applied Sciences were intermingled to form four teams.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/wc2SnwQF
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NASA funds Abington science and engineering scholarships
Penn State Abington has received a grant through NASA to award eight $1,500 scholarships to students from populations underrepresented in the fields of science and engineering. The scholarships require the selected students to perform three consecutive semesters of research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/nYVjcHMr
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Distinguished professor Stephen Cimbala publishes book on nuclear weapons
Penn State Brandywine distinguished professor of political science Stephen J. Cimbala's latest book, "Arms for Uncertainty: Nuclear Weapons in US and Russian Security Policy," was published Oct. 4, by Ashgate Publishing Limited in the United Kingdom.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/crCS_QKq
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Penn State Abington sports scoreboard
Abington athletics scores and student athletes honors for the week of Oct. 7.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/kfzZgwsN
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The Medical Minute: Want to get some sleep? Charge up by shutting down
Bedtime hasn't been this difficult since you were a toddler -- throwing your tired self on the floor in a tantrum, insisting you weren't ready for the day to end. With a smart phone in your pocket, an electronic tablet in your bag and laptops and gigantic televisions throughout your home, disconnecting for a nightly jaunt to Dreamland has become more difficult than ever -- especially for teens.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/FFrjxK2S
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50 years of Beatles: Ladies and Gentlemen, Beatlemania!
Penn State Laureate Kenneth Womack's essay series, "50 Years of Beatles," continues with a brief history of the phrase "Beatlemania"on the anniversary of the Fab Four's first performance at the London Palladium.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/PP575KRT

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