6/30: Tackling issues of race, bias; Scholarships supporting diversity; New species of bees in Pa.

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News for the Penn State community

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

As the country continues to grapple with the killing of George Floyd and the nationwide protests that have erupted as a result, Penn State President Eric Barron, along with co-chairs of a new racism, bias and community safety commission and other University leaders discussed the enormous task of fighting ignorance and intolerance, being more inclusive and embracing diversity during a virtual Town Hall event on June 29.

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Parents and Children Together continues to make an impact during pandemic

Parents and Children Together, an interdisciplinary initiative and partnership between Penn State researchers and the greater Harrisburg community, aims to enhance the lives of children and families of racially, culturally and economically diverse backgrounds -- and is finding innovative ways to continue that mission during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Full story

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Erickson Grants awarded for summer 2020

A total of 64 Erickson Discovery Grants were awarded for summer 2020, allowing for funded student research, scholarship or creative processes. “Though our students are contending with difficult circumstances this year, we are still seeing an amazing dedication to research and creative processes,” said Alan Rieck, associate vice president and associate dean of Undergraduate Education.  Full story

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