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Philadelphia Region edition

Monday, April 13, 2020

Penn State Abington faculty are using the current situation as an opportunity to enrich students academically and support them personally during this period of remote learning. "What may be most inspiring of all is the deep-seated concern for our students that faculty efforts expose,” said Friederike Baer, division head for Arts and Humanities.


archival photos of student studying and a Civil War diary page

University Archives’ COVID-19 Experience Project seeks community engagement

The Penn State University Libraries’ University Archives has begun work an official curatorial program, the Penn State COVID-19 Experience Project, inviting Penn State students, staff, faculty and alumni to document and share their personal experiences for submission toward a new special collection for the University Archives. Participants are encouraged to submit written journals or diaries, photo essays, video or audio recordings, zines or any other creative means of documentation.  Full story


Reverse Video Assignment

During the first days of transitioning to remote learning due to the pandemic, John Thompson, assistant teaching professor of art at Penn State Abington, asked his students to create videos that would make sense if it played in reverse. Check out the work of Yanjie An, Zoe Brouse, Yishan Ding, Ethan Mann, and Carolina Manrique.  Watch video