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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Researchers work to increase speed, reliability of wireless communications
-- Parenting teens: Is there an app for that?
-- Top Hat: Summer training opportunities 
-- Penn State accepting applications for first master's in artificial intelligence
-- Engaging Student Series provides valuable lessons to faculty
-- Summer talks highlight data sciences support, student engagement opportunities
-- New Penn State Sign In to replace WebAccess on July 7

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STORIES:

Researchers work to increase speed, reliability of wireless communications
The development of millimeter wave communication technologies could improve the speed, latency and reliability of wireless communications significantly. Jing Yang, assistant professor of electrical engineering, has received a four-year, $800,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop machine learning and large-scale optimization-based schemes to advance this technology.

https://news.psu.edu/link/JnGtdqcm
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Parenting teens: Is there an app for that?
Penn State researchers, with funding from the Mental Research Institute, are developing a smartphone app to promote positive, engaged family relationships that support healthy development for adolescents.

https://news.psu.edu/link/9qD4JzHP
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Top Hat: Summer training opportunities 
Faculty, staff and students can register for summer training sessions in Top Hat, a cloud-based student engagement platform that leverages students' devices to increase in-class engagement and real-time feedback. Open office hours are also available throughout the summer.

https://news.psu.edu/link/YpjVFx41
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Penn State accepting applications for first master's in artificial intelligence
Penn State has launched its first degree program in artificial intelligence — a master's degree that is offered online and designed to provide a professional, technical education.

https://news.psu.edu/link/Qvrc5zkG
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Engaging Student Series provides valuable lessons to faculty
Born out of the Penn State Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) BlendLT program, the Engaging Students Series has been an instrumental resource for faculty to drive student engagement in the online space.

https://news.psu.edu/link/KNjWtPKY
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Summer talks highlight data sciences support, student engagement opportunities
A series of short talks organized by the Penn State Data Science Community will showcase a variety of organizations and units at Penn State that offer research and education support and student engagement opportunities.

https://news.psu.edu/link/ZZms3TG9
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New Penn State Sign In to replace WebAccess on July 7
Beginning July 7, a new Penn State Sign In screen will replace the WebAccess log-in screen used for University applications such as Canvas, LionPATH and Workday.

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

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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/8y1ps3ND

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