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9/25: Penn State COVID-19 dashboard updated

Penn State released its preliminary coronavirus testing results for the period of Sept. 18 to 24 on its COVID-19 dashboard today (Sept. 25). Among students tested at the University Park campus whose test results have been received, Penn State received 418 positive results from its on-demand testing and 19 positive results from its random testing program.

Expert panel to discuss Pennsylvania's election law

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs will host a panel discussion on the ongoing debates around Pennsylvania’s election law and potential vulnerabilities and consequences of those vulnerabilities heading into the 2020 presidential election. The discussion will be held from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Sept. 29 via Zoom.

Couple pledges $7.3 million to create honors scholarships at Penn State

Penn State Harrisburg alumnus Steven Overly and his wife, Donna, have made a $7.3 million estate commitment to Penn State that will establish the Overly Scholars Program at Penn State Harrisburg and in the Schreyer Honors College, creating full-tuition scholarships and enhanced educational experiences for high-achieving students.

9/22: COVID-19 dashboard updated with preliminary results from 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 Sept. 18 to 20, as well as new University testing results from the prior week. These numbers are evolving as many test results are still pending, which will then be validated and uploaded.

‘Project Unity,’ an online art gallery, invites submissions

Heather Witherow has not allowed current events to dampen her hopes for making positive change in the world. She has spearheaded a peaceful movement aimed at promoting equality that she has named Project Unity. The online art gallery invites submissions from the entire Penn State community and beyond.

Faculty project makes the case for sustainable business practices

For Darrell Bartholomew and his colleagues in the Penn State Harrisburg School of Business Administration, a project with Giant Food Stores LLC, a large grocery chain headquartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank has turned into the perfect tool to teach business students about sustainable business practices.

Artificial intelligence takes center stage at Nittany AI Challenge Celebration

The Penn State community is invited to virtually attend the Nittany AI Challenge Celebration, where nine student teams will present their minimum viable product for a chance to share in the remaining pool of $25,000 in funding. Saqib Shaikh, software engineering manager and project lead for the Seeing AI project at Microsoft, will be the keynote speaker. The event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 via Zoom.

Pollock Center leads new stigma reduction campaign for Opioid Use Disorder

Researchers at Penn State Harrisburg are teaming with the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs and state and national non-profit organizations to lead a statewide campaign to reduce the stigma associated with Opioid Use Disorder. The Douglas W. Pollock Center for Addiction Outreach and Research at Penn State Harrisburg is spearheading the effort which aims to change misinformed attitudes surrounding the disorder and alleviate their negative consequences.