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Philadelphia Region edition
Monday, July 6, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Researchers receive NSF grant to develop novel immersive learning technologies
-- Brandywine professor contributes to book about civil rights sit-in movement
-- A checkup with an Abington RN to B.S.N. student in the time of coronavirus
-- Penn State Brandywine announces faculty promotions, effective July 1
-- Abington invites incoming students to join virtual summer events
-- Digital series planned for new Commonwealth Campus students in summer programs
-- Masking and social distancing classroom policies in effect for fall
-- Course delivery details will continue to evolve in the coming weeks
-- The Medical Minute: Don't get lax with the mask

Also in this issue: Events.

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STORIES:

Researchers receive NSF grant to develop novel immersive learning technologies
The multi-campus research team of Ashkan Negahban, Omar Ashour and Sabahattin Gokhan Ozden received a three-year, $831,276 grant for research on immersive simulation-based learning models.

https://news.psu.edu/link/3TpPQdh2
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Brandywine professor contributes to book about civil rights sit-in movement
Joshua Phillips, assistant teaching professor of communication arts and sciences at Penn State Brandywine, recently wrote a chapter for "Like Wildfire: The Rhetoric of the Civil Rights Sit-Ins."

https://news.psu.edu/link/WW1DC6Tr
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A checkup with an Abington RN to B.S.N. student in the time of coronavirus
Penn State Abington RN to B.S.N. student Heather McFadyen shares the challenges and sorrows of nursing during a pandemic.

https://news.psu.edu/link/1pvN4GBh
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Penn State Brandywine announces faculty promotions, effective July 1
The following is a list of academic promotions for faculty members at Penn State Brandywine, effective July 1.

https://news.psu.edu/link/3w6SGjyh
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Abington invites incoming students to join virtual summer events
Penn State Abington offers many virtual opportunities for incoming students to make new friends as well as connect with faculty and staff during the summer through live Zoom meetings, webinars, and online events.

https://news.psu.edu/link/wDGXMs3Y
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Digital series planned for new Commonwealth Campus students in summer programs
Penn State will deliver a robust virtual speaker series to new students enrolled at the Commonwealth Campuses this summer. Students in the Pathway to Success: Summer Start (PaSSS) and Summer Start programs will take classes and participate in activities including the new digital series and academies focused on technology, math and English.


https://news.psu.edu/link/3PKTWG6G
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Masking and social distancing classroom policies in effect for fall
To help create a safer learning, living and working environment for all students, faculty and staff, new classroom policies will be in effect this fall across Penn State's campuses in alignment with public health recommendations and Gov. Tom Wolf's requirements for higher education institutions. Specific policy guidance has been posted to the Office of Student Conduct website.

https://news.psu.edu/link/zTpJsqnF
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Course delivery details will continue to evolve in the coming weeks
While a number of Penn State course selections are being displayed in LionPATH at this time, those courses and their delivery methods may change in the coming weeks as more information and analysis are conducted by the University and the schedule is updated.

https://news.psu.edu/link/PfP8_MYx
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The Medical Minute: Don't get lax with the mask
Since March, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we learn, work and socialize. Now, as nearly all of Pennsylvania is in the green phase of reopening, it is essential for people to remain vigilant by continuing to wear face masks and maintain proper social distancing.

https://news.psu.edu/link/tfztHqTD

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EVENTS:

Great Valley
Lean Six Sigma Certificate Virtual Lunch and Learn
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 22
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Great Valley
Leadership Development Virtual Lunch and Learn
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, July 23
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Great Valley
Integrated Digital Marketing Virtual Lunch and Learn
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 28
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Great Valley
Utilizing Mindfulness During Times of Uncertainty
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 29

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QUICK LINKS:

Coronavirus updates
Stay up-to-date on the latest information from Penn State regarding the global coronavirus outbreak.
https://news.psu.edu/link/cww4MtL_

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