Microbiome research initiative; PSU top 50 for global reputation; Self-healing material

Test edition
Monday, May 16, 2016

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- New Penn State research initiative part of White House microbiome event
-- Global reputation survey ranks Penn State in Top 50 for 2016
-- Self-healing, flexible electronic material restores functions after many breaks

Also in this issue: Penn State in the News.

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TOP STORIES:

New Penn State research initiative part of White House microbiome event
An emerging, cross-disciplinary area of research at Penn State was represented May 13 at a White House event aimed at promoting the study of microbiomes. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy sponsored the event to announce the new National Microbiome Initiative, which will foster the integrated study of microbiomes across different ecosystems.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/Rwj86TYs
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Global reputation survey ranks Penn State in Top 50 for 2016
Penn State's reputation for teaching and research ranks it 44th among universities worldwide in the recently released sixth annual Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/6fb4Hbkn
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Self-healing, flexible electronic material restores functions after many breaks
Electronic materials have been a major stumbling block for the advance of flexible electronics because existing materials do not function well after breaking and healing. A new electronic material created by an international team, however, can heal all its functions automatically even after breaking multiple times. This material could improve the durability of wearable electronics.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/tftPYt7T
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More stories: https://news.psu.edu/link/jggHp5NW

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PENN STATE IN THE NEWS:

Psychiatry Advisor - Monday, May 16, 2016
Campus Suicide Crisis: A Need for Prevention
College represents a period when young men and women graduate to an environment of higher-level learning, increased freedom, and independence, but also increased stress.

https://news.psu.edu/link/W2CHMrqB
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