5/9: Imagining healthcare outside the hospital; Statement on State College shooting investigation; Google AI Impact Grant

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

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Statement on results of state police investigation into State College shooting

First and foremost, we continue to grieve with the members of Osaze Osagie’s family, who are dealing with an extremely difficult and sudden emptiness in their lives. University officials know that members of our community have been profoundly impacted by this heartbreaking matter, which has heightened concerns among some for safety. It is for that reason that Penn State will appoint representatives to participate in the working group being created by the Borough of State College to examine and address issues of race and mental health in policing. The University will be a key partner in helping to shape the efforts of this group. We welcome these and other actions of the borough and plan to build upon progress of earlier efforts.

The full statement is available here.  Full story

Google Earth images before and after the Mud Creek landslide that occurred near Big Sur, California

Penn State is a Google AI Impact grantee

As a grantee of the Google AI Impact Challenge, Penn State is one of 20 organizations that will share $25 million in grants from Google.org, credit and consulting from Google Cloud, and coaching by Google’s AI experts to use artificial intelligence to help address societal challenges.  Full story


online privacy in public

Study finds wi-fi location affects online privacy behavior

Does sitting in a coffee shop versus at home influence a person's willingness to disclose private information online? According to researchers at Penn State, the answer is "yes," especially if the user has a tendency to instinctively distrust public wireless networks.  Full story



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