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Philadelphia Region edition

Philadelphia Region edition

Monday, May 3, 2021


Danielle Guth

Brandywine to hold in-person commencement ceremony on May 8

Penn State Brandywine will celebrate the achievements of its spring 2021 graduates with an in-person commencement ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 8, on the campus lawn. In the case of inclement weather, two ceremonies will be held in the campus’ Commons/Athletic Center gymnasium at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., with graduates divided among the two events.  Full story

A close-up of several small bottles of COVID-19 vaccine, side by side.

Students urged to upload COVID-19 vaccination record through myUHS

Students at University Park and all Commonwealth Campus locations are strongly encouraged to upload their COVID-19 vaccination records through myUHS after receiving their final dose — either two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or one dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.  Full story

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Send us your best research photo

The staff of Research/Penn State magazine has announced a contest to find a superb research-related image to be published on its “At Large” pages in the Fall 2021 issue. The winning photographer will receive a high-quality print of the image, suitable for framing.  Full story

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Libraries announces circus-themed Short Stories contest winners

The winning writers of Penn State University Libraries Short Stories’ “A Night at the Circus” spring 2021 contest have been announced. Representing five Penn State campuses, the latest writing contest encouraged students, faculty and staff across the commonwealth to submit their best circus-themed creative writing in the form of short stories or poetry.  Full story

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Students use The Lion's Pantry as a prototype to help fight hunger nationwide

For some students on the Penn State University Park campus, hunger is a primary concern each day. The Lion’s Pantry was created to address this concern by providing food and supplies to students so they can shift their attention from food insecurity to being a student. This semester, two teams of students brought together by the Nittany AI Challenge are taking that strategy a bit further to include a plan to balance nutritional needs of students while eliminating food waste in the community. They are making this vision a reality by combining their efforts with The Lion’s Pantry to design prototypes that can assist food banks on a national scale to further serve their clients and communities.  Full story

Penn State Go: A milestone of 100,000+ downloads

Penn State Go mobile app surpasses 100,000 downloads

Since launching in January 2020, the Penn State Go mobile app has reached a milestone achievement of more than 100,000 downloads. The app includes popular features such as Canvas, Penn State email, LionPATH, LionCash+, library services, Starfish academic advising, Penn State Eats and more.  Full story