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President Bendapudi chats with several students in a room.

President Bendapudi talks innovation and education at Penn State Lehigh Valley

The evening was set to focus on entrepreneurship and the future of education — but Penn State President Neeli Bendapudi’s energy and charisma definitely doubled as the takeaway from the Penn State Lehigh Valley LaunchBox Ladies Ambassador Circle event on Nov. 16. It was the second time the new president visited the Lehigh Valley campus but the first opportunity most in the audience had to hear her speak.
Judith Sabino, chief diversity/cultural liaison at the Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), speaking with PSU-LV campus community

PSU-LV supporting student research on justice, equity, diversity and inclusion

Penn State Lehigh Valley students who are passionate about making the world a more equal, just and inclusive place can find support with a new initiative. The Penn State Lehigh Valley Collaborative for Research on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion supports outstanding students who are conducting research relevant to these areas. An accompanying speaker series will showcase the students’ work.
Penn State Student In cap and gown

Penn State Lehigh Valley alum named Global Engagement Coordinator at UP

Penn State Global may be based at University Park but the group impacts students and alumni from all points around the world. As of Oct. 24, the office has a new Global Engagement Coordinator who happens to be an alumna of Penn State Lehigh Valley. Rachel DeMesa’s love of cultures and languages will make her a valuable resource for international students.