Judge and First Lady of Pennsylvania Marjorie Rendell is the next "CEO Conversations" featured speaker at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus on Wednesday, April 22. The public is invited to this free event, which begins at noon in the Maggie Hardy Magerko Auditorium in the campus' Community Center.
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The Medical Minute: Autism - The Teenage Years
April is Autism Awareness month. Autism spectrum disorders are neurodevelopmental disorders marked by impaired social interactions, deficits in verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior that persist throughout a person's lifetime. Autism spectrum disorders, or ASD, have received increasing media and public attention in recent years as the numbers of individuals and families affected by autism continues to steadily increase. The most recent prevalence estimate for ASD is that one of every 150 children born today is affected. On average, 67 new diagnoses of autism are made every day, 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: Can humans control the weather?
Chinese officials claimed they prevented rain on the first day of the 2008 Beijing Olympics by launching rockets into the rain clouds the night before. Emeritus professor of meteorology Charles L. Hosler asserts that the good weather that day was coincidental. While the impact that humans can have on the weather is currently negligible, Hosler predicts that in the future we will be able to alter precipitation patterns in a predictable manner.
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