6/7: Powering sustainable energy; Penn Stater's D-Day sacrifice; Six selected in MLB draft

News for the Penn State community
Friday, June 7, 2019

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IN THIS ISSUE:

FEATURED ITEM:
-- Video: What if unused resources could power sustainable energy?

TOP STORIES:
-- 'The Whine of Artillery': Remembering a Penn Stater who fought on D-Day
-- Children's Miracle Network raises $4.4M for Penn State Children's Hospital
-- Energy 2100: Building the future energy economy
-- Penn State Centre Stage presents Mike Reid's 'The Last Day,' June 12-22
-- Special Olympics Pennsylvania to celebrate 50 years of Summer Games on June 6-8
-- Palmer Museum of Art begins summer programming schedule
-- Alumnus honors father, entomology department with professorship

RESEARCH:
-- Argentine fossils take oak and beech family history far into Southern Hemisphere
-- Faculty member's research shows broadband disconnect for many in Pennsylvania
-- Studying implications of policy and law for treatment of substance use disorders
-- Penn State Behrend to host International Advanced Manufacturing Conference
-- Course in 'The Art and Science of Human Flourishing' expanding to 7 campuses
-- Kimberly Lawless appointed dean of the College of Education
-- Hales named director of Penn State Extension

ATHLETICS:
-- Six Penn Staters selected in Major League Baseball draft
-- Penn State Harrisburg track-and-field athlete wins NCAA title in discus throw

Also in this issue: Announcements and Events.

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FEATURED ITEM:

Video: What if unused resources could power sustainable energy?
Penn State environmental engineer Bruce Logan is turning local water resources into innovative energy sources, so one day communities can power themselves sustainably. "What we're doing is investigating and inventing new technologies that can fundamentally alter how we're meeting energy demands," he said. To learn more about Logan's work with renewable energy technologies, visit http://tiny.cc/uiuw7y.

Watch video: https://news.psu.edu/link/1n1jtC4B

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TOP STORIES:

'The Whine of Artillery': Remembering a Penn Stater who fought on D-Day
Penn State's Wagner Building, home to ROTC programs at University Park, bears the name of Harry Edward Wagner — a 1941 Penn State graduate who served as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division and fought to liberate France from Nazi occupation during the D-Day operations that shaped history. On June 6, the United States celebrates the 75th-year anniversary of the D-Day landings, honoring those who risked and gave their lives during the invasion.

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Children's Miracle Network raises $4.4M for Penn State Children's Hospital
Children's Miracle Network raised $4,445,580.79 for Penn State Children's Hospital in 2018-19. The total was announced during the 35th annual Children's Miracle Network Telethon, which aired Monday, June 3 on WGAL-TV 8 from Penn State Children's Hospital.

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Energy 2100: Building the future energy economy
In May of 2018, environmental engineer Bruce Logan received funding from the provost's office to launch "Energy 2100," a multi-year initiative to harness Penn State's vast and wide-ranging activity in the area of renewable energy research. The goal, Logan said, is to maximize the University's contributions toward creation of a carbon-neutral global energy economy by the turn of the next century.

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Penn State Centre Stage presents Mike Reid's 'The Last Day,' June 12-22
Penn State Centre Stage will launch its return to professional summer theatre with "The Last Day," June 12-22, at the Penn State Downtown Theatre, with music by Mike Reid, lyrics by Sarah Schlesinger and book by Reid and Schlesinger. John Simpkins directs, with musical direction by Jennifer Peacock. Reid is a Grammy Award-winning songwriter and former Penn State defensive lineman.

https://news.psu.edu/link/NdGfRKRq
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Special Olympics Pennsylvania to celebrate 50 years of Summer Games on June 6-8
Special Olympics Pennsylvania will return to Penn State's University Park campus on June 6-8 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the annual Summer Games. Over 2,000 athletes from across the state will come together to compete across eight sports in a celebration of half a century of empowering athletes with intellectual disabilities. Penn State has hosted the event on campus for 32 consecutive years.

https://news.psu.edu/link/N94LYNcj
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Palmer Museum of Art begins summer programming schedule
As the days heat up and summer starts, the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State has announced a full slate of programs for June, July and August that will include exhibition openings, Friday gallery talks, and Sunday afternoon docent tours, as well as several exciting family and youth programs, including Family Day, a teen photo workshop, and new drop-in workshop sessions for art lovers of all ages.

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Alumnus honors father, entomology department with professorship
The inspiration behind a person's philanthropy can come from a variety of sources. For alumnus Dr. Roger Simon, it stems from two places: the Penn State Department of Entomology and his father, Sam Simon.

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RESEARCH:

Argentine fossils take oak and beech family history far into Southern Hemisphere
One of the world's most important plant families has a history extending much farther south than any live or fossil specimen previously recorded, as shown by chinquapin fruit and leaf fossils unearthed in Patagonia, Argentina, according to researchers.

https://news.psu.edu/link/PDr73GtQ
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Faculty member's research shows broadband disconnect for many in Pennsylvania
A Penn State researcher has completed a robust study of broadband access in Pennsylvania, producing data that show a significant difference between the availability of service — which impacts agriculture, education, health care and much more — for people who live in rural and urban areas.

https://news.psu.edu/link/V74KRV7z
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Studying implications of policy and law for treatment of substance use disorders
A Penn State professor and his student-led legal resource team are looking into the legal and financial barriers to substance-use-disorder treatment and how the law can be used to break down or build pathways through those barriers.

https://news.psu.edu/link/9gsr6bnH
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Penn State Behrend to host International Advanced Manufacturing Conference
Penn State Behrend will host the 2019 International Advanced Manufacturing Research Conference — the foremost international forum for applied research and manufacturing innovation — from June 10 to 14 at Erie's Bayfront Convention Center.

https://news.psu.edu/link/B2VBgzB4
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Course in 'The Art and Science of Human Flourishing' expanding to 7 campuses
Based upon early successes, "The Art and Science of Human Flourishing" will be offered as a three-credit course at seven Penn State campuses — Altoona, Brandywine, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Mont Alto, University Park and York — and is the focus of a research study evaluating possible outcomes in increased student health and well-being.

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Kimberly Lawless appointed dean of the College of Education
Kimberly Lawless, associate dean for research in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has been named dean of Penn State's College of Education, following a national search. Lawless will begin her appointment on Sept. 1.

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Hales named director of Penn State Extension
Brent Hales, senior associate dean and chief financial officer of the University of Minnesota Extension, has been named director of Penn State Extension and associate dean in the College of Agricultural Sciences, effective Sept. 3.

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ATHLETICS:

Six Penn Staters selected in Major League Baseball draft
A total of six Penn Staters were selected in the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft this week, including three from the baseball team, two incoming signees and the first player ever drafted from Penn State Berks.

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Penn State Harrisburg track-and-field athlete wins NCAA title in discus throw
Penn State Harrisburg senior Cameron Yon became the first student-athlete in school history to win a national championship when he secured gold in the discus throw at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, held Thursday, May 23, at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Summer 2019 Scholarly Communications Workshops offered by University Libraries
This summer, students, faculty and staff can participate in communications workshops that cover topics such as open access, copyright and fair-use policies. The workshops, offered through Aug. 13, are coordinated by Ana Enriquez, scholarly communications outreach librarian, and will take place via Zoom and in various locations across Penn State's campuses.

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Users of WebAccess will see redesigned two-factor authentication prompt in June
Later this month, users of WebAccess — the University's authentication system that protects University email, Canvas, LionPATH and more — will notice a slight redesign to the system's two-factor authentication (2FA) prompt.

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EVENTS:

Penn State Centre Stage presents 'A Year with Frog and Toad' during Arts Fest
Penn State Centre Stage will present the ever-charming musical "A Year with Frog and Toad," with music by Robert Reale, lyrics by Willie Reale, co-directed by Travis DeCastro and Richard St. Clair, and music direction by Richard Biever, at 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily from July 10 to 13 at the Playhouse Theatre on Penn State's University Park campus.

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2019 Penn's Woods Music Festival adds opera, jazz to classical music repertoire
The 2019 Penn's Woods Music Festival kicks off June 11 with Music in the Gardens at The Arboretum at Penn State, featuring the Altoona Brass Collective, with the festival orchestra and chamber music concerts taking place in the School of Music's new recital hall starting June 16. For the first time, the season will include opera and jazz, along with the classical music festival audiences know and love.

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