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Twitter data unveils issues nursing mothers face, informs proposed interventions

Social media has become a platform for new mothers to openly share their experiences of the joys and challenges of parenthood. Researchers at Penn State and Dalhousie University have unraveled the sentiments in nursing mothers’ tweets to better understand the factors influencing breastfeeding behaviors, which they hope can inform policies and improve resources for mothers.

Penn State students can help 'Swipe Out Hunger' during Earth Week

All Penn State residential campuses will host Swipe Out Hunger in conjunction with Earth Week 2021. During the week of April 19-23, students who have excess dining dollars left over on their meal plans can donate $5, $10, or $15 of their campus meal plan to the Student Emergency Fund any time they dine on campus.

Global Programs announces award recipients for 2020-21

Penn State Global Programs has announced the 2020-21 recipients of its annual awards that recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals and academic programs at Penn State who have helped to advance the University’s global engagement goals.

EDGE fosters virtual collaboration, in pandemic and beyond

EDGE, or Experiential Digital Global Engagement, began in 2018 with one EDGE collaborative project between Claudia Tanaskovic at Penn State Beaver and the University of Split, Penn State’s strategic partner in Croatia. Since then, 18 EDGE projects have been delivered between spring 2018 and fall 2020, offered by faculty across five Penn State campuses.

Penn State provides update on teaching modes for summer and fall 2021

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.