Penn State Philadelphia Region news

Philadelphia Region edition
Monday, May 11, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Penn State Brandywine graduates receive degrees virtually
-- Abington celebrates over 350 graduates at virtual commencement
-- Scholar-athlete graduates from Abington, starts first job
-- Entrepreneurial offerings to expand with Great Valley LaunchBox
-- Impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the Criminal Justice System
-- Libraries updates borrowers on returning materials and rented equipment
-- Spring 2020 graduates celebrated with University-wide virtual commencement May 9
-- Class of 2024: A virtual 'Welcome to the Penn State Community'
-- Institute awards 32 computational and data sciences seed grants

VIDEOS:
-- Messages from the Class of 2020
-- Congratulations to the Penn State Abington Class of 2020
-- Penn State Abington 2020 Valedictorian

Also in this issue: Events.

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STORIES:

Penn State Brandywine graduates receive degrees virtually
As Penn State conferred degrees upon its graduates during a virtual commencement ceremony on May 9, twin sisters Chloe and Claudia Przybylski celebrated in the suitably decorated living room of their home with their parents, Sam and Barbara. The Penn State Brandywine students each donned their cap and gown, and at the appropriate time, their mother handed them a piece of paper representing their diploma.

https://news.psu.edu/link/fN6K4dTy
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Abington celebrates over 350 graduates at virtual commencement
Following the University's first virtual commencement, Penn State Abington graduates and their families viewed a webpage that included individual student recognition along with videos from faculty, staff, and the chancellor.

https://news.psu.edu/link/QVMYDPHt
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Scholar-athlete graduates from Abington, starts first job
Penn State Abington valedictorian Michael Litz will begin a job as a risk analyst with an international company.

https://news.psu.edu/link/QpdbfjcL
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Entrepreneurial offerings to expand with Great Valley LaunchBox
The Great Valley LaunchBox, funded by Invent Penn State, will provide mentoring services, office hours, workshops, speakers series and more to the local entrepreneurial community.

https://news.psu.edu/link/T4J9C68C
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Impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the Criminal Justice System
Penn State researchers provide informed commentary on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the criminal justice system (CJS), focusing on its efforts to contain the spread of the virus through the three core components of the CJS — courts, corrections, and policing - as well as opportunities going forward. To read more, visit the "Insights from Experts" website — a partnership of Penn State's Social Science Research Institute and the Center for Health Care and Policy Research.

https://news.psu.edu/link/LT9Nw9Jp
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Libraries updates borrowers on returning materials and rented equipment
Penn State University Libraries offers updates for borrowers, including recent graduates, who have checked out books and other physical materials, such as Media Technology Support and Services rented multimedia equipment.

https://news.psu.edu/link/_FSRYLyP
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Spring 2020 graduates celebrated with University-wide virtual commencement May 9
The Penn State alumni family grew by more than 15,000 this past weekend as the University recognized its spring 2020 graduates in a livestreamed commencement ceremony, which took place on Saturday, May 9.

https://news.psu.edu/link/SktPR26D
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Class of 2024: A virtual 'Welcome to the Penn State Community'
"With unparalleled technology support, digital and curriculum innovation, a flexible structure including our Commonwealth and University Park campuses, effective outreach programming, and a wide array of top-ranked academic programs, Penn State is uniquely prepared for the arrival of the Class of 2024," wrote President Eric J. Barron in a message inviting accepted students to attend a four-part virtual series titled "Welcome to the Penn State Community."

https://news.psu.edu/link/Hy9VvM7w
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Institute awards 32 computational and data sciences seed grants
The Institute for Computational and Data Sciences, in conjunction with several Penn State colleges, awarded more than $725,000 in seed grants to fund 32 new computational and data sciences projects. The 57 researchers involved in the awards represent 12 Penn State colleges and 31 academic departments.

https://news.psu.edu/link/Q5cg6mFK

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VIDEOS:

Messages from the Class of 2020
Congratulations to the Class of 2020! Watch our video to hear several Brandywine grads share thoughts about their college experience and acknowledge those who helped them along the way.

https://news.psu.edu/link/S4vc4s6q
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Congratulations to the Penn State Abington Class of 2020
Penn State Abington faculty and staff offer their congratulations to the Class of 2020.

https://news.psu.edu/link/LY359K2Z
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Penn State Abington 2020 Valedictorian
Michael Litz, the Penn State Abington spring 2020 valedictorian, delivers his remarks. 

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

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EVENTS:

Great Valley
Conference Co-Op: An Open Discussion on Post-Quarantine Meetings
2 p.m., Thursday, May 14
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Commonwealth Campuses Sustainability Forums May 15 & 19
All day Friday, May 15 to Tuesday, May 19

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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/FCBbRvK6

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