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Greater Allegheny campus edition

Wednesday, November 18, 2020


Walkway to West Halls Quad at Penn State University Park in Autumn

11/17: COVID-19 dashboard updated with preliminary results from weekend testing

Penn State has updated its public COVID-19 dashboard with the University's on-demand testing and random testing results from tests administered during the period of Nov. 13 to 15, as well as new University testing results from the prior week. As of Nov. 16 at University Park, there are 273 active student cases, down from 319 at the last update on Nov. 13, and 4,200 students have completed their isolation period and are no longer active cases.   Full story

Nittany Lion wagging ears over #GivingTuesday 2020 launch date

Celebrate the 'We Are' spirit this #GivingTuesday

On Nov. 30, from 6:55 p.m. EST — or 18:55 in military time, a nod to the year of Penn State's founding — until midnight on Dec. 1, Penn State will participate in its sixth #GivingTuesday — and alumni, parents, friends, fans, faculty, staff and students are invited to help make the day a success.  Full story

A porcupine

Spring symposium, seed grants to promote transdisciplinary biodiversity research

The Sustainability Institute at Penn State is hosting transdisciplinary symposia on biodiversity throughout the spring 2021 semester. The virtual series, "Mainstreaming Biodiversity in the Decade of Action," aims to expand collaborative networks and to inspire creative strategies to promote biodiversity in urban, agricultural and natural areas in order to improve human and ecological health and well-being.  Full story

Pictured from the knees down, people stand at a series of taped-off lines on a floor.

The Medical Minute: Overcoming pandemic fatigue

After nine months of social distancing, masking and quarantining, many people are experiencing pandemic fatigue. Whether it manifests as anxiety, exhaustion or defiance, it’s important to recognize and address it for the sake of our physical and emotional health.  Full story