Penn State course provides framework for addressing racism and bias

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.

Altoona alumna delivers meals and masks to the front line

Partially inspired by a friend she made at Penn State who now works as a nurse, Altoona alumna Angela Buccellato has been working hard to deliver donations of masks and hot meals to healthcare workers on the front lines of the novel coronavirus pandemic. "Wherever there is a need," she said, "I make it happen.”