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University welcomes nominations for honorary degree recipients

Penn State's Committee on Honorary Degrees is seeking suggestions for potential honorary doctoral degree recipients from the University. The list of potential nominees will include eminent scholars, performers, artists and practitioners in academic fields and individuals who have made particularly distinguished contributions to society in areas such as public service, business or government. Nominations should follow guidelines and criteria for eligible individuals established by the University's Board of Trustees.

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The Medical Minute: What's the big deal with DVTs anyway?

Deep Venous Thrombosis means you develop a clot in one of the deep veins, usually in the leg or pelvis. In the hospital you're more likely to develop a clot for two reasons. First, you do not move around as much as you do at home.  This makes your blood tend to stagnate in your veins, which can lead to clots.  Second, your blood is thicker when you're sick due to your body's natural immune response. Your risk of developing a DVT in the hospital without any preventative treatment ranges up to 20 percent for a general medical patient and up to 80 percent for a major trauma patient, according to this week's edition of The Medical Minute, a service of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Probing Question: What do children need to be successful readers?

Learning the mechanics of reading is not enough, says literacy expert Gail Boldt. Children also need strategies for making sense of what they read.  Successful readers "understand reading as social, a way of engaging with other people in exciting ways about topics they care about." 

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