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Philadelphia Region edition

Philadelphia Region edition

Monday, September 21, 2020


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9/18: Penn State COVID-19 Dashboard updated

Penn State released its preliminary coronavirus testing results for the period of Sept. 11 to 17 on its COVID-19 dashboard today (Sept. 18). Among students tested at the University Park campus whose test results have been received, Penn State received 306 positive results from its on-demand testing and 14 positive results from its random testing program.  Full story

Renusree Bandaru studying outdoors at the Penn State Brandywine campus.

Computer science student participates in University-wide research program

During the past academic year, computer science major Renusree Bandaru was an active student — spending her time serving as president of the women in engineering club, participating in the multicultural club and, of course, staying on top of her classes. But the end of the school year didn’t slow down Bandaru, who participated in Penn State’s Multi-Campus Research Experience for Undergraduates program this past summer.   Full story

Zoom vendor is implementing changes worldwide to enhance meeting security.

New Zoom setting changes to take effect on Sept. 27

Penn State was informed by the Zoom vendor on Sunday, Sept. 20, that the security updates planned for Sept. 27 will not take effect as announced. As a result, Penn State Zoom users will not see any changes to their current security settings. Details on any future security updates from Zoom will be provided to the Penn State community as soon as Penn State IT is made aware.   Full story