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.
The COVID-19 quarantine is a good time to collect family history, says Jane Ingold, a reference and instruction librarian and the archivist at Penn State Behrend’s John M. Lilley Library. She has recorded nearly 60 oral histories from members of the Behrend community.
U.S. Sen. Robert Casey and U.S. Rep. Guy Reschenthaler joined a Zoom meeting with new graduates of Penn State Behrend's political science program. "I encourage you to find some way to give back," Casey told the graduates.