Penn State Philadelphia Region news

Philadelphia Region edition
Monday, January 18, 2021

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Students can upload positive COVID-19 test results to University via myUHS
-- Testing requirements for students who must return to campus communities
-- Seven questions for the new Penn State Abington chancellor
-- Penn State Great Valley to host virtual presentation of 'The Anxiety Project'
-- Brandywine events to honor legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
-- Penn State researchers co-author book teaching 'Skills to Obstruct Pandemics'
-- Brandywine junior gains experience through internship at Lockheed Martin
-- Pennsylvania legislature honors recent Abington alumna
-- Penn State's NoonTimeU returns with new webinars
-- A message from President Barron on violence in nation's capital
-- On-campus housing options available for 2021-22
-- Penn State alumni invited to participate in Cooking Classic
-- NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium accepting undergraduate applications

Also in this issue: Events and Media Highlights.

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STORIES:

Students can upload positive COVID-19 test results to University via myUHS
All students are required to participate in COVID-19 testing and have a negative result on file. Students who have a positive test on file with the University from within the last 90 days from your planned return date do not need to complete this testing.

https://news.psu.edu/link/36C5GCBp
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Testing requirements for students who must return to campus communities
As part of plans announced to begin the spring 2021 semester remotely, the University is urging students who live off campus to postpone their return to their campus community unless it is necessary for work, academic-program-specific reasons or other important circumstances. Students who must return to their campus community before Feb. 15 or who have remained in their campus community over winter break will be required to order and complete a free COVID-19 test before their arrival.

https://news.psu.edu/link/4nPzDT6P
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Seven questions for the new Penn State Abington chancellor
Penn State Abington Chancellor Margo DelliCarpini has compiled an accomplished record of strategic leadership and a demonstrated commitment to students access and success, academic scholarship, community outreach and diversity, equity and inclusion.

https://news.psu.edu/link/BR_1vhjY
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Penn State Great Valley to host virtual presentation of 'The Anxiety Project'
William J. Doan, Penn State Laureate for the 2020-21 academic year, will present "The Anxiety Project," which discusses mental health, at noon on Thursday, Jan. 28, as part of Penn State Great Valley and Penn State at the Navy Yard's educational webinar series NoonTimeU.

https://news.psu.edu/link/hgqDJmnk
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Brandywine events to honor legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Penn State Brandywine's Center for Ethics and Civic Engagement will host a series of virtual events to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The programs are presented in partnership with the Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service, whose 2021 theme is "Justice and the COVID-19 Health Crisis," and co-sponsored by Penn State Abington's Student Engagement and Leadership office.

https://news.psu.edu/link/7PcDPG7T
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Penn State researchers co-author book teaching 'Skills to Obstruct Pandemics'
A team led by Penn State faculty and students, along with expert collaborators, has co-authored a guide that teaches the essential knowledge and skills to help interrupt the transmission of COVID-19 and other infections.

https://news.psu.edu/link/HYfrwYpc
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Brandywine junior gains experience through internship at Lockheed Martin
Himani Vommi, a junior pursuing Penn State Brandywine's new degree in cybersecurity analytics and operations, is currently completing an internship with Lockheed Martin that has given her insight into the security and aerospace industry and the professional experience needed to succeed after graduation.

https://news.psu.edu/link/1h22LjQ_
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Pennsylvania legislature honors recent Abington alumna
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives bestowed its Legislative Award Citation on new Penn State Abington alumna Mervana Jacob for her leadership and service.

https://news.psu.edu/link/b8DsgpJp
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Penn State's NoonTimeU returns with new webinars
Penn State Great Valley and Penn State at the Navy Yard's educational webinar series will feature four events this winter, beginning on Jan. 28.

https://news.psu.edu/link/NBBXMBYr
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A message from President Barron on violence in nation's capital
"The violence and lawlessness that occurred at the United States Capitol Wednesday afternoon are an affront to the values of our country and another distressing result of the erosion of civil discourse - the civil discourse that is a hallmark of the United States' democracy," writes Penn State President Eric J. Barron in a message to the University community. "I know many in our community have witnessed and watched this event unfold with intense sorrow, anger and fear."

"We have seen leaders of both parties denounce this violence, and we too condemn these actions without equivocation. We must remember violence is never the answer."

https://news.psu.edu/link/ysLCmhrm
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On-campus housing options available for 2021-22
It's time for current students to think about housing for next year! Eligible Penn State students can request housing and receive an invitation to LiveOn with us next year. Returning students have a variety of on-campus housing options to consider, from traditional residence hall rooms to suites and apartments. Log in to eLiving.psu.edu to request housing today.

https://news.psu.edu/link/mXNMH_Lt
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Penn State alumni invited to participate in Cooking Classic
A series of webinars will bring alumni together to learn cooking skills and raise awareness of students experiencing food insecurity.

https://news.psu.edu/link/rC9CQR4P
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NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium accepting undergraduate applications
The NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium is accepting applications for the 2021-22 Undergraduate Scholarship Program. The statewide program awards a limited number of one-year scholarships to rising juniors and seniors who are enrolled full-time at an accredited Pennsylvania college or university. Online applications, including all supporting materials, are due by midnight on March 1.

https://news.psu.edu/link/T6LttjNM

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EVENTS:

Great Valley
The Anxiety Project: An Artist's Look at Mental Health and Wellness
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28
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Great Valley
General Business Programs Webinar
12 p.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12
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Great Valley
General Business Programs Webinar
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3
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Great Valley
General Engineering and Technology Programs Webinar
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4

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MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS:

USA Today - Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021
A 'psychological pandemic'
Diane Rosenbaum, associate professor of clinical psychology at Penn State Abington, discusses how emotional stressors are driving an unprecedented demand for therapy.

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

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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/CmP6ZDtq

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