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Penn State course provides framework for addressing racism and bias

University students and educators alike are grappling with turbulent times, and Penn State’s course on the “Art and Science of Human Flourishing” is well-positioned to help undergraduates to develop strategies for caring for themselves and others. Robert Roeser, Bennett Pierce Professor of Caring and Compassion, explored ways to adapt the course to current events, along with 23 colleagues from 10 Penn State campuses, University of Virginia and University of Wisconsin-Madison, during the morning of the 2nd Annual Human Flourishing Summer Teaching Institute, held on June 16 and 17 via Zoom.

IMAGE - 2020 THON Team

Penn State Mont Alto students, faculty, and staff represented the campus at THON in February. Pictured, from left: Adrian Casey; Madison Shirley; Barrett Scroggs, assistant professor in Human Development and Family Studies; Kirsten Tercek; Jacob Ziegler; and Donna Rhodes, student activities coordinator.

Penn State IT awarded the 2019 Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI) Advantage Contributors Institutional Leadership Award at the IMS Global Learning Impact Institute in San Diego

Penn State IT awarded the 2019 Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI) Advantage Contributors Institutional Leadership Award at the IMS Global Learning Impact Institute in San Diego on May 23, 2019. Pictured (left to right): Tony Anderson, Penn State learning tools and learning management system manager, TLT director of operations Terry O’Heron, and learning tools project manager Kristen Lytle at the IMS Global Learning Impact Institute in San Diego. 

Penn State’s solar energy project digs deep for conservation

The new Solar Power Purchasing Agreement in partnership with Lightsource BP, announced by Penn State in February, has benefits beyond renewable energy. A national model, the agreement was designed from the start to extend its sustainability impacts to protection of the local landscape and encouraging student and faculty research.

Penn State’s NSF I-Corps program seeks applications by Sept. 15 and Oct. 15

The National Science Foundation has joined in supporting Penn State’s goal of taking more of its discoveries to market by awarding Penn State a five-year, $500,000 Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grant to establish the Invent Penn State I-Corps Site in collaboration with Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s TechCelerator, Happy Valley LaunchBox, and Invent Penn State’s Innovation Hubs.

Mont Alto 2017 THON Dancers

Penn State Mont Alto THON reprentatives (l-r) are: Campus THON Chair Christopher (Topher) Overdorff, and dancers Erica Newton, Carlos Pimentel, Taylor Zeiders, and Joel Clabaugh.