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Abington artists, poet contemplate loss and renewal

Four women with deep connections to Penn State Abington merged art and poetry into a soulful exhibit and performance staged at a historic space in Philadelphia's trendy Old City neighborhood.
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Straight talk about healthy relationships at Abington

Penn State Abington students accepted a challenge to combat sexual misconduct through relationship building and accepting conflict as a healthy aspect of intimacy. A conflict management expert explained that sexuality and friction are framed negatively, creating a toxic brew.

Pope Francis showing people ‘a different way to be Catholic’

Pope Francis made history during his visit to the United States. A Penn State professor explains how this pope is showing "a different way to be Catholic."

Heard at Abington: Disputing stereotypes about homelessness

A prominent sociologist and ethnographer encouraged Penn State Abington students to rethink stereotypes about homelessness and the homeless. The discussion was part of programming for the 2015 Abington Common Read, "Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do."
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Abington students take charge of their finances

The tuition and financial aid expert at Penn State Abington want to make students active and educated financial consumers for life. The Your Money Counts series covers student loan options and repayments, establishing credit, taxes, and more.
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Heard at Abington: 'Orange Is the New Black' actress Jackie Cruz

Actress Jackie Cruz, Flaca on the Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black," challenges Latina stereotypes at Penn State Abington.
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Abington develops honor society for 'intellectual explorers'

Penn State Abington has established its own honor society, Civitas Victus Dictio (CVD), to provide high-achieving students with a community of ideas. Faculty and students, who must be nominated, debate important topics at dinner meetings.

Bye-bye bridezillas?

Penn State Abington sociologist Beth Montemurro said the trend toward outdoorsy weddings showcases the reaction to overindulgence as well as the desire to make a statement about values.
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Engineering program at Philadelphia area campuses earns accreditation

Eighteen engineering bachelor’s degree programs in the Colleges of Engineering and Earth and Mineral Sciences have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). ABET is the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.
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Dieting during pregnancy linked to lower math scores in kids

New research suggests that dieting during pregnancy compromises children’s math abilities. Eric J. Connolly, associate professor at Penn State Abington, said the findings can impact important preventative interventions.