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Seminar to examine Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative amid state energy policy

Daniel Mallinson, assistant professor of public policy and administration at Penn State Harrisburg, and graduate student Andrew Bell will discuss how the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative might interact with Pennsylvania’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard and Act 129 at noon on Friday, Dec. 4. The seminar, which is free and open to the public, will be held through Zoom. Registration is required.

Public administration alumni maintain community operations during COVID-19

For professionals who work in local, state or the federal government, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought on new challenges in maintaining public and government operations while keeping essential employees and residents safe. Graduates of the public administration master’s program are using their education to help keep their communities running during the pandemic.

11/17: 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 Nov. 13 to 15, as well as new University testing results from the prior week. As of Nov. 16 at University Park, there are 273 active student cases, down from 319 at the last update on Nov. 13, and 4,200 students have completed their isolation period and are no longer active cases.

11/13: Latest COVID-19 dashboard update shows slight increase in active cases

Penn State released its preliminary coronavirus testing results for the period of Nov. 6 to 12 on its COVID-19 dashboard today (Nov. 13). The University Park campus received 163 positive on-demand test results and eight positive random test results from student testing during the period of Nov. 6 to 12. As of Nov. 12 at University Park, there are 319 active student cases, up from 275 at the last update on Nov. 10, and 4,009 students have completed their isolation period and are no longer active cases.

University urges COVID-19 testing for students prior to returning home

In preparation for the departure from campuses after in-person instruction ends on Nov. 20, Penn State has announced an aggressive fall departure plan offering all students COVID-19 testing, at no cost to students. Penn State is partnering with Vault Health for departure testing, which will be conducted either in person at predetermined testing sites on certain campuses or via self-administered test kits. Students can now book their appointment to receive an administered test or to pick up a self-test by using the Return Home Event on the Penn State Go App or by visiting