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Philadelphia Region edition

Philadelphia Region edition

Monday, May 11, 2020


Twin sisters Chloe and Claudia Przybylski at the Penn State Brandywine Lion Shrine.

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.  Full story

Impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the Criminal Justice System

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.  Full story

Welcome to the Penn State Community

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."   Full story

infographic of seed grant data

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.   Full story


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.  Watch video