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13 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

SAMA Night of Distinction honors Altoona site, patrons

For the first time, the event will be held at SAMA's Altoona facility as the museum celebrates its 35th anniversary in Blair County.

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Related Topix: Altoona, PA, Blair County, PA, Mount Aloysius College

18 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

San Jose State names provost and vice-president for academic affairs

Following exhaustive consideration of more than 70 candidates nationwide, San Jose State University has reached inside its own management team to name Andrew Hale Feinstein as the No.

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Related Topix: San Jose State University, 9, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Pennsylvania State University, Cal State Poly Pomona

20 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

Charitable donation discrepancies: Why are some countries more generous than others?

When it comes to charitable giving, some countries open their collective wallets more than others.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania State University, University of Texas at San Antonio

Yesterday | Estes Park Trail-Gazette

Rocky Mountain Nature Association birding seminar April 17

Male ring-necked and redhead ducks are two of the bird species seen around the Estes Valley.

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Related Topix: Estes Park, CO, US National Parks, Rocky Mountain National Park, Pennsylvania State University

Yesterday | PhysOrg Weblog

Her voice is hot-his is not: Study examines what happens when we...

New research by Albright College associate professor of psychology Susan Hughes, Ph.D., suggests that men cannot intentionally make their voices sound more sexy or attractive, while women have little trouble.

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Related Topix: Albright College

Yesterday | GantDaily.com

New Forest Tech Welcomed to Elk State Forest

He will be responsible for working to evaluate, map and treat invasive plants along with many other duties, such as assisting with timber management, fire management, recreational projects and more on the Elk State Forest.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania State University

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Sietch Blog

Drought and fire in the Amazon lead to sharp increases in forest tree mortality

Ongoing deforestation and fragmentation of forests in the Amazon help create tinderbox conditions for wildfires, contributing to rapid and widespread forest loss during drought years, according to a team of researchers.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

MLive.com

Despite unprecedented impact of CO2 emissions on climate,...

For internationally known geophysicist, Richard Alley , the future of energy production and its impact on climate can "ultimately be a good news story .

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Related Topix: Albion College, Pennsylvania State University

Sun Apr 13, 2014

NJ.com

Slate Belt filmmaker hopes to win contest to distribute digital movie, 'Stones We Throw'

Portland resident and Penn State University student Stephanie Wain this afternoon was two votes away from surpassing another independent film producer in a competition that, if she wins, could allow her to distribute her movie digitally.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival

Wall Street Journal

Long-Term-Care Insurance: The Six Biggest Mistakes

The decision has never been more difficult. According to researchers at Georgetown University and Pennsylvania State University, about 70% of individuals 65 and older will need long-term care-whether at home or in an assisted-living facility or nursing home.

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Related Topix: Long Term Care, Health, Georgetown University, Pennsylvania State University, Medicaid, Medicare

Medical News Today

Chronic stress affects African-American boys genetically

Stressful upbringings can leave imprints on the genes of children as young as age 9, according to a study led by Princeton University and Pennsylvania State University researchers.

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Related Topix: African-American, Pennsylvania State University, Princeton University, Genetics, Medicine, Columbia University

Philly.com

Penn State meets its $2 billion fund-raising goal ahead of schedule

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Despite an economic downturn and a blistering child sex-abuse scandal, Pennsylvania State University exceeded its $2 billion capital campaign goal - several months ahead of schedule.

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Related Topix: State College, PA, Pennsylvania State University

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Post-gazette.com

PSU's future has trustee candidates divided

It's election season again for Penn State University, replete with the attack ads, endorsements and aggressive campaigning tactics characteristic of the added attention attached to the university's Board of Trustees the past two years.

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Philly.com

Cops: Penn State students stabbed men from visiting college

Three Penn State University students have been arrested in connection with a stabbing early Saturday that injured two visiting students, State College police announced.

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Related Topix: State University, AR

The Times-Tribune

More NCAA train wrecks

Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court and some members of Congress have joined the growing list of people and institutions who are dismayed by the arbitrary conduct of the NCAA.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Tony Cardenas, Democrat, Opinion

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Geographic Travels

Virtual Geography Convention 2014: Does Distance Matter in Distance Education?

Welcome to the Virtual Geography Convention 2014! If you wish to submit to the virtual geography convention please contact catholicgauze [at] gmail [dot] com.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania State University

The Daily Norseman

Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 4/11

It's Friday, everyone, and we've got some information for you. Because 4/11 is information.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Ben Franklin Transit board selects general manager

Officials look over a Ben Franklin Transit electric bus last year in Richland. Thursday night, the transit board selected former Pennsylvania transit leader Dennis Solensky to be the agency's new general manager.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State University

Business Journal

With $12M donation, Tripwire aims to educate next generation of cybersecurity experts

Security and compliance management firm Tripwire is donating a license of one of its services to one of the country's best-regarded higher ed cybersecurity programs.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania State University

The Torch

Conrado M. Gempesaw named new President of St. John's University

Conrado M. Gempesaw, Ph.D has been elected the 17th president of St. John's University, the Presidential Search Committee announced in an email this morning.

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Related Topix: Oxford, OH, Roman Catholic Church, Pennsylvania State University, West Virginia University

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