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Hidden formaldehyde in electronic cigarette vapor

Hidden formaldehyde in electronic cigarette vapor
A new PSU study, led by professor David H. Peyton, shows hidden formaldehyde in some e-cigarettes at levels 5 to 15 times higher than regular cigarettes.

Write to Publish 2015

Write to Publish 2015
On January 31, Ooligan Press and PSU's graduate book publishing program present Write to Publish, a conference that aims to demystify the publishing industry, featuring writers’ workshops, panels, and speeches hosted by authors and industry professionals.

"American Jews and the Russian Revolution: A Romance Lost"

"American Jews and the Russian Revolution: A Romance Lost"
The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies welcomes Professor Tony Michels as the speaker for the 10th annual Gus & Libby Solomon Memorial Lecture on Feb 5.
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