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Philadelphia Region edition
Monday, June 22, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Abington announces virtual summer camps for 2020
-- International students adapt to synchronous learning
-- Penn State Brandywine awards recognize faculty achievements
-- Brandywine women's soccer standout named academic All-American
-- Researchers aim to help cities prioritize interventions for public transit
-- Recent graduate uses part-time job experience to land new position
-- Penn State plans to resume on-campus work and learning in fall semester
-- Penn State faculty share remote teaching strategies in video series
-- Penn State faculty and staff eligible to use University pharmacy
-- Orientation leaders extend virtual welcome to incoming students
-- A message from Penn State President Eric J. Barron
-- Application for second round of CARES Act student emergency grants now open
-- Changes to categorization of new staff hires to start July 1
-- University Police and Public Safety hires diversity, equity, inclusion director
-- SIMBA training begins

Also in this issue: Events.

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STORIES:

Abington announces virtual summer camps for 2020
The Penn State Abington Kids and Teen College offers maximum flexibility for campers in grades three through 12. The camps are created and moderated by certified teachers.

https://news.psu.edu/link/ZTNYYsm7
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International students adapt to synchronous learning
Despite a nine-and-a-half hour time difference, Penn State Great Valley engineering management graduate students Kajoo Patel and Aditya Singh attended their virtual synchronous courses from their homes in India during the spring II term.

https://news.psu.edu/link/rw2fr9fb
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Penn State Brandywine awards recognize faculty achievements
Penn State Brandywine has announced its annual faculty awards, which recognize the achievements and excellence of campus faculty as educators, researchers and mentors.

https://news.psu.edu/link/XjCRGHmm
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Brandywine women's soccer standout named academic All-American
Penn State Brandywine women's soccer standout Brianna Banks added yet another accolade to her ledger on Tuesday as she was named First Team Academic All-American by CoSIDA

https://news.psu.edu/link/gNkNydvF
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Researchers aim to help cities prioritize interventions for public transit
Researchers at Penn State aim to help minimize the risk of COVID-19 spread by identifying specific subway stations in which intervention resources — such as setting up testing sites, allocating additional personnel to disinfect frequently touched surfaces in subway stations, and distributing masks and hand sanitizer — could be of greatest benefit.

https://news.psu.edu/link/krGSf75V
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Recent graduate uses part-time job experience to land new position
While earning his bachelor's degree in engineering at Penn State Brandywine, Christopher Guay wasted no time actively pursuing part-time job opportunities in his field. Guay's professional experience paid dividends, as the May 2020 graduate quickly landed a position with the engineering firm M.C. Dean.

https://news.psu.edu/link/wQ3bxtqc
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Penn State plans to resume on-campus work and learning in fall semester
Following a three-month comprehensive planning process, Penn State officials have determined that the University can meet or exceed the Pennsylvania Department of Education's guidelines for colleges and universities, and look forward to welcoming back faculty, staff and students to resume on-campus, in-person classes and other activities this fall in a limited fashion.

https://news.psu.edu/link/HndgBmyD
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Penn State faculty share remote teaching strategies in video series
Penn State faculty and the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence have teamed up to create an ongoing video series for the sharing of good practices for instructors adapting to teaching in the virtual space.

https://news.psu.edu/link/h4pFJTLd
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Penn State faculty and staff eligible to use University pharmacy
All current Penn State employees at all campus locations and their immediate family members are eligible to use University Health Services (UHS) Pharmacy. Revenue generated by the pharmacy goes directly to Student Affairs programs and services.

https://news.psu.edu/link/q1HgLxz5
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Orientation leaders extend virtual welcome to incoming students
This summer, given the restrictions of COVID-19, incoming Penn Staters are experiencing orientation virtually, and the Penn State students who serve as orientation leaders are more important than ever.

https://news.psu.edu/link/PLgMf8m8
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A message from Penn State President Eric J. Barron
"Over the past two weeks I have heard from hundreds of students, faculty, alumni and community members about their concerns involving hate in the Penn State community. People are justifiably upset about the events in our nation, and the limitations surrounding our institutional response. We must acknowledge the pain, anger and frustration that such events inflict on our community. We must recognize that Black Lives Matter, and that racism, bias and religious intolerance yield an inexcusable cost to life and liberty."

https://news.psu.edu/link/ZmsbWfZb
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Application for second round of CARES Act student emergency grants now open
Penn State students who incurred qualifying expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply for emergency aid in a second round of funding from the University's share of the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, part of the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security Act.

https://news.psu.edu/link/NwPtPd_4
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Changes to categorization of new staff hires to start July 1
Starting July 1, Penn State will begin to transform how it categorizes staff positions, beginning with new hires, based on the recommendations of the University's Strategic Budget Task Force, in its 2019 report. The first of three planned phases of the transformation will affect only new staff hires posted after July 1.

https://news.psu.edu/link/P8TKW7G3
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University Police and Public Safety hires diversity, equity, inclusion director
Penn State University Police and Public Safety has appointed Iris Richardson as the department's first director of diversity, equity and inclusion, following a national search that began in 2019.

https://news.psu.edu/link/KGPgCHVz
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SIMBA training begins
The SIMBA project is moving towards its July 1 launch date. With testing of SIMBA nearing completion, training more than 5,000 employees is the project's next major milestone.

https://news.psu.edu/link/xZ4bjgRz

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: BRANDYWINE:

Summer at Penn State Brandywine
As courses are being delivered remotely for summer 2020, take time to enjoy campus sunshine, virtually! Pictured is Brandywine's bridge and gazebo, centerpieces of the campus' open space. 

More: https://news.psu.edu/link/pYVs_8dP
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More: news.psu.edu/link/pYVs_8dP

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EVENTS:

Great Valley
General Business Programs Overview Webinar
12 p.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesday, July 1
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Great Valley
Master of Finance Webinar
12 p.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesday, July 7
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Great Valley
Interview with the Professor: What to Expect in Deep Learning
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 7
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Great Valley
Master of Leadership Development Webinar
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 8
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Great Valley
MBA Webinar
12 p.m. to 12 p.m., Thursday, July 9
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Great Valley
Supply Chain Management Virtual Lunch and Learn
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, July 9
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Great Valley
Project Management Virtual Lunch and Learn
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 15
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Great Valley
Master of Professional Accounting Webinar
12 p.m. to 12 p.m., Thursday, July 16
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Great Valley
Staying Relevant in the World of Remote Work
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, July 16

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QUICK LINKS:

Coronavirus updates
Stay up-to-date on the latest information from Penn State regarding the global coronavirus outbreak.
https://news.psu.edu/link/TYbbz9FS

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