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‘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.

Impacts of the coronavirus on child care facilities

The operational and financial impacts of COVID-19 on Pennsylvania child care providers and staff have been significant. This post by Philip Sirinides, associate professor of education at Penn State Harrisburg, provides an overview of a study designed to understand the impact of COVID-19 on child care providers in Pennsylvania and offers recommendations going forward.

9/8: Preliminary weekend COVID-19 testing results posted on dashboard

Penn State has updated its public COVID-19 dashboard with on-demand testing and random screening results from the period of Sept. 4-6, as well as new results from the prior week. These numbers are evolving as it can take up to 48 hours for test results to be received, which then are validated and uploaded.