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Philadelphia Region edition

Philadelphia Region edition

Monday, January 25, 2021


The Nittany Lion Shrine

Penn State's virus information website receives reader-focused updates

As the new semester begins, students, families, faculty and staff are advised to visit the University’s official virus information website, at, for the latest coronavirus-related information from Penn State. Since the pandemic’s earliest days, the website has been dedicated to providing the Penn State community with critical information and links to important resources across the University.  Full story

Old Main Bell Looking Toward The Mall

University releases revamped COVID-19 dashboard for spring semester

Penn State has released a redesigned version of its COVID-19 dashboard for the spring 2021 semester that provides additional information to help students, faculty, staff and community members better understand COVID-19 testing results, virus prevalence, and quarantine and isolation capacity on each of the University’s campuses.   Full story

Charlotte Alter

Abington and World Affairs Council of Philadelphia sponsor webinar

Join the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and Penn State Abington for a free webinar on Jan. 26, featuring Charlotte Alter, senior politics and social issues correspondent at Time. She will discuss her book, "The Ones We've Been Waiting For: How a New Generation of Leaders Will Transform America."  Full story

People's Kitchen Penn State Center Philadelphia

Penn State Center Philadelphia collaboration is providing meals during COVID-19

Food insecurity for many people was not created by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the crisis is exposing it as a global issue and in many cases, making it worse. In Philadelphia, the People’s Kitchen is a community-driven program that was co-created during the COVID-19 pandemic as a response to food insecurity, unemployment, immigration and land use and development. The Penn State Center Philadelphia, a service of Penn State Outreach, is a collaborator on the project along with the Food Decisions Research Lab in the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State, 215 People’s Alliance and South Philly Barbacoa.  Full story