Penn State Philadelphia Region news

Philadelphia Region edition
Monday, April 20, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Brandywine alumna offers free face masks to help slow the spread of coronavirus
-- Positive psychology course translates into support for students during pandemic
-- Brandywine, Tyler Arboretum offer online discussion group during pandemic
-- Lion Cage pitch competition winner aiming to reduce rotator cuff re-tear rates
-- Ten student teams compete for $25,000 prize pool in the Nittany AI Challenge
-- Additional details announced on virtual commencement for the Class of 2020
-- Penn State to receive $55M from federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
-- Penn State to continue remote learning, online courses into summer
-- Faculty sessions offered on ways to blend asynchronous and synchronous teaching
-- Virtual Lion Quest and online Leadership Values Workshops open for registration

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STORIES:

Brandywine alumna offers free face masks to help slow the spread of coronavirus
Meaghan Paige, a women's fashion brand started by a Penn State Brandywine alumna, is supporting the local community by offering free, handmade cloth face masks during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

https://news.psu.edu/link/S6sTTKG5
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Positive psychology course translates into support for students during pandemic
A Penn State Abington faculty member is teaching students enrolled to integrate the content into their daily lives to help them manage the impact of the coronavirus.

https://news.psu.edu/link/_FPpWY6m
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Brandywine, Tyler Arboretum offer online discussion group during pandemic
Penn State Brandywine's Sustainovation Team has partnered with Tyler Arboretum to host an online discussion club for podcasts, offering a creative solution for the local community to stay connected during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

https://news.psu.edu/link/NvsStkrv
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Lion Cage pitch competition winner aiming to reduce rotator cuff re-tear rates
Saif Khalil, founder and CEO of Aevumed, won first place at the REV-UP Center for Entrepreneurship's Lion Cage pitch competition. Aevumed develops medical devices designed to help reduce rotator cuff re-tear rates.

https://news.psu.edu/link/TCr9RvRb
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Ten student teams compete for $25,000 prize pool in the Nittany AI Challenge
Ten student teams will be funded to use AI for Good to build and submit a minimum viable product in the Nittany AI Challenge for a chance to compete for a portion of a $25,000 prize pool. Students were invited to submit their ideas to improve the world by providing solutions for problems within the areas of education, health, humanitarian challenges, sustainability and climate change.

https://news.psu.edu/link/mPwbKC6c
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Additional details announced on virtual commencement for the Class of 2020
At 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, Penn State will host its first virtual commencement. The ceremony will be livestreamed, and available internationally, at https://spring2020.commencement.psu.edu/.

https://news.psu.edu/link/c69bzkY7
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Penn State to receive $55M from federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
Penn State is slated to receive just shy of $55 million from the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund as part of $14 billion in support for postsecondary institutions and their students under the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, as announced by the U.S. Department of Education. Of that nearly $55 million, half of the money — or approximately $27.5 million — will be earmarked for emergency financial aid grants for Penn State students.

https://news.psu.edu/link/fY1xXpWG
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Penn State to continue remote learning, online courses into summer
Given the continuing challenge and uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic and to protect the health of students, faculty and staff, Penn State has made the decision to extend virtual delivery of courses into the summer. Further, the University will adjust tuition for the summer sessions in light of the ongoing pandemic and the persistent fiscal strain it is causing across Pennsylvania and the country.

https://news.psu.edu/link/m3KWjbN6
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Faculty sessions offered on ways to blend asynchronous and synchronous teaching
As Penn State prepares to extend virtual delivery of courses into the summer, Teaching and Learning with Technology is hosting a series focused on engaging students in synchronous and asynchronous online environments through course revisions. These sessions will introduce synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning considerations, promote the alignment of technology tools with learning outcomes, and allow for revisions together with support from consultants and colleagues.

https://news.psu.edu/link/SkNjBKVZ
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Virtual Lion Quest and online Leadership Values Workshops open for registration
Service and Leadership in the Office of Student Activities is offering two remote opportunities for students: Lion Quest and Leadership Workshops.

https://news.psu.edu/link/18YJt4HM

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

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