6/24: Town Halls archived and online; Summer commencement to be held virtually; Black hole or neutron star?

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

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Penn State summer commencement to be held via virtual ceremony

In accordance with public health guidelines to minimize large gatherings and maintain social distancing, Penn State will once again livestream a virtual commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, to honor the 2020 class of summer graduates. When it is safe for large gatherings to occur again, graduates and their families will be invited back for in-person celebrations.   Full story

Research

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Artist impression of mysterious astronomical object

Black hole or neutron star?

Scientists with the National Science Foundation's Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory and the European Virgo detector have announced the discovery of a mysterious astronomical object that could be either the heaviest neutron star or the lightest black hole ever observed.  Full story

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CANVAS Treasure Map Interaction

Remote treasure hunt leads students to learning opportunities

Penn State DuBois lecturer in biology Lola Smith had big plans for her students this past semester, and she didn’t let the COVID-19 crisis take the wind out of her sails. Smith had planned a pirate-themed treasure hunt on campus through which her anatomy and physiology students could earn extra credit.  Full story

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