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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

FEATURED ITEM:
-- Story: Stay connected during THON Weekend with the Penn State Alumni Association

STORIES:
-- Alumni Association celebrating 150th anniversary
-- Students ready for annual THON webcast
-- How far a donation can go: A Four Diamonds child's journey to medical school
-- Registration open for We Are Weekend
-- Feb. 21 Board of Trustees meeting to be livestreamed
-- Penn State announces 2020 Homecoming game and week
-- Student organizations at Penn State rally to help Wuhan
-- Penn State No. 1 US producer of faculty Fulbright Scholars for 2019-20
-- Governor proposes $2.35 million in funding for Invent Penn State
-- Advocate Penn State Capital Day set for March 24 in Harrisburg
-- $15.5 million investment creates engineering scholars program at Penn State
-- Alumni couple uses philanthropy to support both athletics and academics
-- Mechanical engineering alumna named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Science
-- Insecticides becoming more toxic to honey bees
-- Lower protein diet may lessen risk for cardiovascular disease

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FEATURED ITEM:

Story: Stay connected during THON Weekend with the Penn State Alumni Association
THON Weekend 2020 is almost here. Stay involved and up to date throughout the weekend with the Penn State Alumni Association.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/sf33mFsB

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STORIES:

Alumni Association celebrating 150th anniversary
The Penn State Alumni Association is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, and all Penn Staters are invited to share in the commemoration.


https://news.psu.edu/link/kf6Fn3RM
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Students ready for annual THON webcast
The webcast of THON, produced by Bellisario College students through 46 LIVE, begins at 5 p.m. Feb. 21, one hour before the event begins, and runs until its conclusion at 4 p.m. Feb. 23.

https://news.psu.edu/link/f6mFLyq3
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How far a donation can go: A Four Diamonds child's journey to medical school
Colin Hayes has known since arriving at the Penn State College of Medicine that he wanted to be a pediatric oncologist. He was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2011 and, after his first THON, decided he wanted to give back.

https://news.psu.edu/link/f2zDqvFS
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Registration open for We Are Weekend
Penn State alumni and friends of all generations are invited to We Are Weekend, a blue-and-white celebration set for June 19-21.

https://news.psu.edu/link/LJW4knGF
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Feb. 21 Board of Trustees meeting to be livestreamed
The Penn State Board of Trustees will hold its next public meeting Feb. 20-21 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center at University Park. The meeting of the full board will be livestreamed at http://wpsu.org/trustees/.

https://news.psu.edu/link/CNhYQ6J3
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Penn State announces 2020 Homecoming game and week
The 2020 Homecoming Executive Committee has announced that Penn State's 2020 Homecoming week will be held Oct. 11-17, with the Homecoming parade set for Friday, Oct. 16, and the Homecoming football game taking place on Saturday, Oct. 17, against the Iowa Hawkeyes.

https://news.psu.edu/link/c3HYB51Q
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Student organizations at Penn State rally to help Wuhan
Multiple student organizations at Penn State have stepped up efforts to support their fellow students in a time of uncertainty, as reports of the spread of the novel 2019-nCoV coronavirus, centered in the Wuhan province of China, continue worldwide.

https://news.psu.edu/link/7zrx34pP
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Penn State No. 1 US producer of faculty Fulbright Scholars for 2019-20
Penn State has been recognized as the top U.S. producer of faculty Fulbright Scholars for 2019-20 by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. In addition, the University is listed as a top producer of student Fulbright recipients.

https://news.psu.edu/link/MjT4GxKf
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Governor proposes $2.35 million in funding for Invent Penn State
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has announced a proposal to provide $2.35 million in funding for Invent Penn State as part of a $12.35 million spending initiative focused on technology and innovation programs. If approved, the funding would enable Penn State to expand its entrepreneurship programming and pilot four new innovation hubs in underserved areas of the state.

https://news.psu.edu/link/h_b55T8j
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Advocate Penn State Capital Day set for March 24 in Harrisburg
All students, alumni, employees and supporters are invited and encouraged to attend Advocate Penn State Capital Day in Harrisburg on March 24. The annual event brings hundreds of Penn Staters from across the University community to meet with their elected officials and share stories of the many ways Penn State benefits the Commonwealth and its residents as a 21st century land-grant institution.

https://news.psu.edu/link/WRgwWgk2
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$15.5 million investment creates engineering scholars program at Penn State
The A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation has committed $15.5 million to create the A. James Clark Scholars Program in the Penn State College of Engineering to support high-achieving engineering students with significant financial need.

https://news.psu.edu/link/RMzTQYHz
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Alumni couple uses philanthropy to support both athletics and academics
With five-year pledges totaling $250,000, alumni Elizabeth Bower and Chris Washington are supporting men's basketball and the College of the Liberal Arts.

https://news.psu.edu/link/fyDV3k7m
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Mechanical engineering alumna named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Science
In the year since she graduated with her doctorate in mechanical engineering, Penn State alumna Birgitt Boschitsch's life has been a nonstop whirlwind as the co-founder and chief executive officer of the startup spotLESS Materials. But she momentarily stopped in her tracks when Forbes magazine announced she was honored as a 30 Under 30 in Science for 2020.

https://news.psu.edu/link/jkrqcBK7
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Insecticides becoming more toxic to honey bees
During the past 20 years, insecticides applied to U.S. agricultural landscapes have become significantly more toxic — over 120-fold in some midwestern states — to honey bees when ingested, according to a team of researchers, who identified rising neonicotinoid seed treatments in corn and soy as the primary driver of this change. The study is the first to characterize the geographic patterns of insecticide toxicity to bees and reveal specific areas of the country where mitigation and conservation efforts could be focused.

https://news.psu.edu/link/qZDkfXm4
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Lower protein diet may lessen risk for cardiovascular disease
A plant-based diet may be key to lowering risk for heart disease. Penn State researchers determined that diets with reduced sulfur amino acids — which occur in protein-rich foods, such as meats, dairy, nuts and soy — were associated with a decreased risk for cardiovascular disease. The team also found that the average American consumes almost two and a half times more sulfur amino acids than the estimated average requirement.

https://news.psu.edu/link/JWYwTD36

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