Penn State Philadelphia Region news

Philadelphia Region edition
Monday, June 21, 2021

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Participatory research in Philadelphia looking at foundation of public schools
-- Project management instructor brings unique experiences and perspective to class
-- Brandywine appoints new student affairs director
-- Virtual exchange program gives students practical and international experience
-- Seed grant funding leads to creation of equitable education network
-- Sending a 'We Are!' to these Penn Staters
-- Call for nominations: Graduate School Alumni Society Recognition Awards
-- 54 students awarded Erickson Discovery Grants from Undergraduate Education
-- University Health Services to host two student COVID-19 vaccine clinics
-- The Medical Minute: COVID-19 vaccine protects kids 12 and up, their communities

Also in this issue: Events.

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STORIES:

Participatory research in Philadelphia looking at foundation of public schools
In Philadelphia, parents and families are seeking a ground-up approach to their child's education; one where changes are made in response to an individual child's needs, rather than a top-down approach that could leave them out of the decision-making process.The seeds for this approach are taking root through a collaborative endeavor supported by the Penn State Center Philadelphia, a service of Penn State Outreach.

https://news.psu.edu/link/Zmd4KJ61
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Project management instructor brings unique experiences and perspective to class
Adam Selverian, lead instructor of Penn State Great Valley's Project Management Certificate Program, recently made a six-part educational video series with the Project Management Institute, and brings real-world experience to his teaching.

https://news.psu.edu/link/2B44Zqx2
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Brandywine appoints new student affairs director
Penn State Brandywine has appointed Brad Kovaleski as director of student affairs, effective Aug. 2. He has served as director of student services and engagement at Penn State Scranton since January 2016.

https://news.psu.edu/link/fNkLBdfx
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Virtual exchange program gives students practical and international experience
This past spring, two Penn State students taking project and supply chain management courses at Brandywine learned and collaborated with students from multiple countries through a virtual exchange program.

https://news.psu.edu/link/qJM4CD3Y
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Seed grant funding leads to creation of equitable education network
With goals to enable access to education, engage students, and foster and embrace a diverse world, the Penn State Equity Pedagogy Network works to support and enhance the racial equity work of faculty, staff and administrators across Penn State by developing a community for resource-sharing, collaborative inquiry and reflective practice.

https://news.psu.edu/link/34v4gNWR
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Sending a 'We Are!' to these Penn Staters
As part of our regular "We Are!" feature, we recognize thirteen Penn Staters who have gone above and beyond what's asked of them in their work at the University. Thank you Ashley, Kathleen, Ebonie, Alice, Kristen, Nathan, Emily, Clark, John, Jolene, Lisa, Olivia and Tracy — and everyone who helps make Penn State such an incredible community!

https://news.psu.edu/link/CbZchmD1
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Call for nominations: Graduate School Alumni Society Recognition Awards
The Graduate School Alumni Society is now accepting nominations for its annual graduate alumni recognition awards—the Early Career Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, and Humanitarian Award.

https://news.psu.edu/link/jq3gLLR5
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54 students awarded Erickson Discovery Grants from Undergraduate Education
Erickson Discovery Grants were awarded to 54 undergraduate Penn State students to cover costs related to undergraduate research.


https://news.psu.edu/link/BN4SHPMZ
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University Health Services to host two student COVID-19 vaccine clinics
Penn State University Health Services (UHS), a unit of Student Affairs, will host two COVID-19 vaccine clinics for all students at the end of June.

https://news.psu.edu/link/h3Ch8xp5
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The Medical Minute: COVID-19 vaccine protects kids 12 and up, their communities
Is the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine really safe for children ages 12 and up? A Penn State Health expert gives an emphatic yes.

https://news.psu.edu/link/d5hnmWXm

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EVENTS:

Great Valley
Leadership Development Certificate Virtual Information Session
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 13
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Great Valley
Cyber Security Certificate Virtual Information Session
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 14
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Great Valley
Project Management Certificate Virtual Information Session
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, July 15
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Great Valley
Integrated Digital Marketing Certificate Virtual Information Session
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 20
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Great Valley
Master of Science in Information Science Webinar
11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesday, July 21
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Great Valley
MBA Webinar
12 p.m., Wednesday, July 21
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Great Valley
Logistics and Operations Management Certificate Virtual Information Session
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 21
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Great Valley
Master of Professional Accounting Webinar
12 p.m., Thursday, July 22
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Great Valley
Lean Six Sigma Certificate Virtual Information Session
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, July 22

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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/xBfMN8Nw

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