On May 15 and 19, the Sustainability Institute held its yearly Commonwealth Campus Sustainability Forums virtually, co-hosted by Penn State Berks for the eastern campuses and Penn State New Kensington for the western region.
Justin DiAngelo, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State Berks, was recently elected to the Drosophila Board of Directors of the Genetics Society of America (GSA), the leadership body of the Drosophila research community.
Berks has a long history of offering educational and fun summer camps for middle school and high school children on a wide variety of subjects. This year, the pandemic has changed the way in which summer camps will be offered.
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.
Following a three-month comprehensive planning process, Penn State officials have determined that the University can meet or exceed the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s guidelines for colleges and universities, and look forward to welcoming back faculty, staff and students to resume on-campus, in-person classes and other activities this fall in a limited fashion.