Penn State is planning a phased return over the summer semester to a full on-campus learning environment for fall 2021. The University’s priorities continue to be the health and well-being of its students, faculty, staff and local communities, and the plans for expanded in-person classes have the flexibility built in to quickly respond to changing pandemic conditions, if necessary.
The Institute for Computational and Data Sciences' Roar supercomputer helped a team of Penn State Great Valley researchers investigate a deep-learning model that could one day help guide doctors in making treatment decisions for lung cancer patients.
David Witwer, the 2020-21 Penn State Laureate, will give a virtual presentation titled “Searching for Jimmy Hoffa: The Disappearance of America’s Most Notorious Labor Leader and Why It Still Matters Today” at noon on Feb. 25.
Marissa Nicosia, assistant professor of renaissance literature at Penn State Abington, will share recipes from manuscript recipe books produced between 1600 and 1800, in a virtual presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 10, as part of Penn State Great Valley’s NoonTimeU webinar series.
As part of the University’s comprehensive testing strategy for the spring semester, all Penn State students must meet requirements for COVID-19 testing prior to their return or if they are already living in their campus community.
Penn State has developed a comprehensive spring 2021 COVID-19 testing strategy for all campuses that includes both required and voluntary testing during the remote learning period and the in-person portion of the spring semester.
William J. Doan, Penn State Laureate for the 2020-21 academic year, will present "The Anxiety Project," which discusses mental health, at noon on Thursday, Jan. 28, as part of Penn State Great Valley and Penn State at the Navy Yard’s educational webinar series NoonTimeU.
Penn State has decided to delay the start of in-person classes and transition to a fully remote learning environment for the beginning of the spring 2021 semester at all campus locations. This decision was made following extensive analysis and scenario planning given worsening virus conditions nationally and across the state indicating predictions of rising hospitalization rates in the coming weeks.