Penn State Philadelphia Region news

Philadelphia Region edition
Monday, November 30, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- 11/24: COVID-19 dashboard updated with results from departure, weekend testing
-- Lurquins motivated to help students 'cross the finish line' at Abington
-- Couple makes estate gift to the Center for Ethics and Civic Engagement
-- Great Valley adds Financial Data Analytics option to Master of Finance degree
-- Students voice gratitude at Abington donor appreciation event
-- Writing assessment, disease mobility tracking focus of Dec. 3 Data Science talks
-- Brandywine students attend conference highlighting women in cybersecurity
-- COVID-19 and the potential costs of social isolation
-- Celebrate the 'We Are' spirit this #GivingTuesday
-- Student Engagement Network grant applications deadline extended to Dec. 18
-- Nominations for Student Achievement Awards open Nov. 16 through Dec. 14
-- Nominations sought for President's Award for Excellence in Academic Integration
-- Spring symposium, seed grants to promote transdisciplinary biodiversity research

VIDEOS:
-- Penn State Abington 2020 Donor Appreciation

Also in this issue: Events.

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STORIES:

11/24: COVID-19 dashboard updated with results from departure, weekend testing
Penn State has updated its public COVID-19 dashboard with the University's on-demand testing and random testing results from tests administered during the period of Nov. 20 to 22, as well as new University testing results from the prior week. As of Nov. 23 at University Park, there are 348 active student cases, up from 318 at the last update on Nov. 20, and 4,462 students have completed their isolation period and are no longer active cases.

https://news.psu.edu/link/sYDw6Jpq
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Lurquins motivated to help students 'cross the finish line' at Abington
The new educational equity scholarship will enhance Penn State Abington's ability to recruit and retain students whose gender, race, ethnic, cultural, and/or national background contribute to the diversity of the student body and who have a demonstrated financial need.

https://news.psu.edu/link/_nQ4Dphy
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Couple makes estate gift to the Center for Ethics and Civic Engagement
David M. and Marjorie Rosenberg, friends of Penn State Brandywine, have pledged an estate gift of $250,000 to the campus' Center for Ethics and Civic Engagement, which seeks to develop pathways for students to become socially responsible leaders and citizens who are prepared to create positive change in the world.

https://news.psu.edu/link/9zVxS3vL
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Great Valley adds Financial Data Analytics option to Master of Finance degree
The Financial Data Analytics option dives into big data and analytical problems in the finance world and culminates in a capstone course that immerses students in case analyses of real-world financial analytics problems.

https://news.psu.edu/link/mZ6VPHcH
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Students voice gratitude at Abington donor appreciation event
The Penn State Abington Office of Development and Alumni Relations recently hosted the fall 2020 donor appreciation event on Zoom to thank supporters for the gift of a Penn State education.

https://news.psu.edu/link/cfx37rK4
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Writing assessment, disease mobility tracking focus of Dec. 3 Data Science talks
Three researchers from two Penn State campuses will give brief talks about their work at the next Penn State Data Science Community meeting scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday Dec. 3.

https://news.psu.edu/link/12xz71wT
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Brandywine students attend conference highlighting women in cybersecurity
Two Penn State Brandywine students — both pursuing the campus' new degree in cybersecurity analytics and operations (CYAOP) — recently attended a virtual conference on Women in Cybersecurity.

https://news.psu.edu/link/8CGcwHkT
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COVID-19 and the potential costs of social isolation
The COVID-19 pandemic continues across the globe and in the United States. Currently, science and medicine offer clear methods on how to reduce the risk of transmission — including social distancing. Yet this behavior comes with a potential cost of reduced social connections and research has shown that losing social connections can be dangerous to both physical and psychological well-being, said Michael Bernstein, professor of psychology at Penn State Abington.

https://news.psu.edu/link/HTt_KQgw
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Celebrate the 'We Are' spirit this #GivingTuesday
On Nov. 30, from 6:55 p.m. EST — or 18:55 in military time, a nod to the year of Penn State's founding — until midnight on Dec. 1, Penn State will participate in its sixth #GivingTuesday — and alumni, parents, friends, fans, faculty, staff and students are invited to help make the day a success.

https://news.psu.edu/link/y4_MkbCT
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Student Engagement Network grant applications deadline extended to Dec. 18
The deadline to apply for a Student Engagement Network Remote Innovation Grant has been extended to Dec. 18. The grant covers costs for projects during the spring 2021 semester. Undergraduate students from all Penn State campuses are invited to apply for a grant, which is designed to support expenses related to completing an experience in the spirit of remote or in-person living and learning.

https://news.psu.edu/link/fxPKcxKg
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Nominations for Student Achievement Awards open Nov. 16 through Dec. 14
Penn State Student Affairs has announced that nominations for the Student Achievement Awards will be accepted from Nov. 16 through Dec. 14. The awards recognize undergraduate and graduate students for their outstanding achievements inside and outside of the classroom.

https://news.psu.edu/link/ctd4317q
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Nominations sought for President's Award for Excellence in Academic Integration
Nominations are being accepted for the 2021 President's Award for Excellence in Academic Integration, an honor recognizing faculty members who have exhibited extraordinary achievement in the integration of teaching and research or creative accomplishments, and service. The deadline to submit nominations is Jan. 15, 2021.

https://news.psu.edu/link/sCShX8dS
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Spring symposium, seed grants to promote transdisciplinary biodiversity research
The Sustainability Institute at Penn State is hosting transdisciplinary symposia on biodiversity throughout the spring 2021 semester. The virtual series, "Mainstreaming Biodiversity in the Decade of Action," aims to expand collaborative networks and to inspire creative strategies to promote biodiversity in urban, agricultural and natural areas in order to improve human and ecological health and well-being.

https://news.psu.edu/link/GqXhvf3s

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VIDEOS:

Penn State Abington 2020 Donor Appreciation
Penn State Abington students express their gratitude to the donors who are helping them overcome financial challenges and earn their college degrees.

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

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EVENTS:

Great Valley
Master of Leadership Development Webinar
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17
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Great Valley
General Business Programs Webinar
12 p.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2
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Great Valley
Persuasive Presentations Workshop
9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8
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Great Valley
Integrated Digital Marketing Virtual Lunch and Learn
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1
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Great Valley
Master of Finance Webinar
12 p.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8
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Great Valley
MBA Webinar
12 p.m. to 12 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10
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Great Valley
Cyber Security Certificate Virtual Lunch & Learn
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9
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Great Valley
Master of Leadership Development Webinar
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 30
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Great Valley
Project Management Certificate Virtual Lunch and Learn
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10
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Great Valley
Leadership Development Certificate Virtual Lunch and Learn
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 15
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Great Valley
General Engineering and Technology Programs Webinar
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 16
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Great Valley
Supply Chain Management Certificate Virtual Lunch and Learn
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17
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Great Valley
Master of Professional Accounting Webinar
12 p.m. to 12 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17

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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/mNQnyBYY

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