Penn State Philadelphia Region Newswire - 10/21/2013

Philadelphia Region edition
Monday, October 21, 2013

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Former Brandywine student, team win global aircraft design contest
-- Student, faculty research contributes to global climate change database
-- Penn State Abington sports scoreboard
-- Penn State receives Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award
-- The Medical Minute: Help domestic abuse victims by knowing the signs

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TOP STORIES:

Former Brandywine student, team win global aircraft design contest
Someday people may be thanking former Penn State Brandywine student Thuan Nguyen and his team's rescue helicopter design for saving their lives. The recent Penn State graduate and Newtown Square native was a member of a group of Penn State students who won the American Helicopter Society (AHS) International 2013 Student Design Competition.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/YskqJhqv
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Student, faculty research contributes to global climate change database
An unlikely pairing of Penn State Brandywine Information Science and Technology student Jonathan Spross and Associate Professor of Earth Sciences Laura Guertin has resulted in a research project that could change the way scientists look at trees and climate change.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/HGD7Dq4N
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Penn State Abington sports scoreboard
Scores and student athlete honors for the week of Oct. 14.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/vP5Ybx41
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Penn State receives Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award
Penn State has been selected as a recipient of the 2013 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, announced Wednesday (Oct. 16) in the November issue of INSIGHT into Diversity magazine. The award, given to 56 higher education institutions this year, recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that have exceptional strategies and programs to help achieve diversity and inclusion across campus.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/kwHQmtRJ
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The Medical Minute: Help domestic abuse victims by knowing the signs
One in five women will experience some degree of partner violence in her lifetime. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an opportunity to share the signs of an abusive relationship so that you, friends or family do not become part of the statistic. Tiffanie Keck, YWCA medical advocate at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, offers ways to identify red flags in a friend's relationship or possibly in your own.

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

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