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Friday, May 22, 2020


Vote for Alumni Council

Alumni Council election open until May 31

Penn State alumni are encouraged to vote to elect 10 members to represent them on Alumni Council, the governing board of the Penn State Alumni Association. Voting instructions for the all-online election were emailed to all alumni members of the Alumni Association for whom the Alumni Association has an email address on file. The election takes place May 11-31.  Full story

A collection of personal protective equipment sitting on a table.

Penn State donates 100,000 pieces of personal protective equipment

Coordinated through the Office of the Senior Vice President of Research, more than 10,000 pieces of PPE have been gathered from the University Park campus and directed to the four main community health providers: Penn State University Health Services, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center, and Mount Nittany Medical Center.  Full story

collection of bottles of household disinfectants

Researcher explores disinfectant strength, contact time against viruses

Cleaning products, alcohol-based sanitizers and other common chemicals are all being used on surfaces to try to kill the virus that causes COVID-19, but knowing how much to use and how long to use it for is unknown, according to Craig Meyers, distinguished professor of microbiology and immunology and obstetrics and gynecology, College of Medicine, Penn State, who is looking at testing these chemicals to find out.  Full story