Penn State Philadelphia Region news

Philadelphia Region edition
Monday, September 14, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- A message from the Penn State Abington interim chancellor
-- 'When we adapt, we just do better'
-- Brandywine alumna pursues career as animal trainer
-- Abington summer program supports diversity in future engineers
-- Artificial intelligence takes center stage at Nittany AI Challenge Celebration
-- 9/11: COVID-19 dashboard updated
-- 9/8: Preliminary weekend COVID-19 testing results posted on dashboard

Also in this issue: Events.

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STORIES:

A message from the Penn State Abington interim chancellor
Penn State Abington Interim Chancellor Andrew August offers remarks about the current national climate and what the Abington community can do to think, reflect, and take action.

https://news.psu.edu/link/XpbMqxqC
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'When we adapt, we just do better'
Penn State Great Valley spent the summer working toward a safe return to campus for its graduate students and employees.

https://news.psu.edu/link/WxFH3VfZ
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Brandywine alumna pursues career as animal trainer
For Penn State alumna Dana Piatt, earning a bachelor of arts degree in psychology at the Brandywine campus was a key step to becoming an animal trainer and achieving a career dream she held since she was six years old.

https://news.psu.edu/link/kv5CStds
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Abington summer program supports diversity in future engineers
The goal of the four-week summer program is to increase retention among a diverse group of Penn State Abington engineering students by enhancing their academic preparedness.

https://news.psu.edu/link/dnp7P_7K
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Artificial intelligence takes center stage at Nittany AI Challenge Celebration
The Penn State community is invited to virtually attend the Nittany AI Challenge Celebration, where nine student teams will present their minimum viable product for a chance to share in the remaining pool of $25,000 in funding. Saqib Shaikh, software engineering manager and project lead for the Seeing AI project at Microsoft, will be the keynote speaker. The event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 via Zoom.

https://news.psu.edu/link/njtNRSnL
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9/11: COVID-19 dashboard updated
Penn State released its coronavirus testing results for the week of Sept. 4 to 10 on its COVID-19 dashboard today (Sept. 11). Among students tested at the University Park campus, Penn State received 260 positive results from its on-demand testing and 28 positive results from its random screening. Random screening of employees has returned one positive result for University Park thus far for the week.

https://news.psu.edu/link/p_qsVGrc
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9/8: Preliminary weekend COVID-19 testing results posted on dashboard
Penn State has updated its public COVID-19 dashboard with on-demand testing and random screening results from the period of Sept. 4-6, as well as new results from the prior week. These numbers are evolving as it can take up to 48 hours for test results to be received, which then are validated and uploaded.

https://news.psu.edu/link/7wQ_Y3r9

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: BRANDYWINE:

Brandywine fall sports begin small-group skill instructions
Although the Penn State Brandywine fall sports season has been postponed, student-athletes were able to begin small-group skill instruction last week in groups of 10 or fewer. 

More: https://news.psu.edu/link/qQhbPrW9
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More: news.psu.edu/link/qQhbPrW9

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EVENTS:

Great Valley
Master of Professional Accounting Webinar
12 p.m. to 12 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17
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Great Valley
'Skin We Are in… Evolution of Skin Color'
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24
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Great Valley
Virtual Open House and Panel Discussion
6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30

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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/KnRxNMHw

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