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We will be there!!
09/07/2021

We will be there!!

The #60Second Lectures are back... ON CAMPUS! Join us tomorrow at 12 p.m., at the Benjamin Franklin statue located in front of College Hall, as Sudeep Bhatia of Psychology kicks off the season with his lecture, "Heads or Tails? Life Lessons From a Coin Flip."

For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3l4UCLw

University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences

Need a break? We've got almost 130 movies available to stream on-demand with our Penn Video Movie Service, with new titl...
09/02/2021
Free Penn Movies

Need a break? We've got almost 130 movies available to stream on-demand with our Penn Video Movie Service, with new titles added each month. Free and available to everyone on Penn's network!

https://www.upenn.edu/video/mc.html

Watch hundreds of free movies on demand using one of our fully-licensed streaming services: Resident Select or Criterion On Demand. Every month, we add 30-50 new movies to these services, from the latest blockbusters to academic support films. All films are available for free to anyone - students, f...

Dear Pandemic (a COVID-specific offshoot of the Nerdy Girls) was started by some SAS faculty right here at Penn! Head on...
08/31/2021

Dear Pandemic (a COVID-specific offshoot of the Nerdy Girls) was started by some SAS faculty right here at Penn! Head on over to their page to Like and follow future updates. And keep using your SMARTS, Penn!

Q: If the Delta variant is more transmissible, are normal precautions (masks, 6 foot distance, being outside) less effective?

A: Virus mutations still don’t defy the laws of physics. But when cases are high we may need to be more vigilant about existing precautions.

TL;DR: The new variants are transmitted the same way as all the other variants of SARS-CoV-2, so you can reduce risk by using your #SMARTS:

↔️ Space: Keep your distance from other people.
😷 Masks: Keep your nose + mouth covered.
💨 Air: Keep it fresh.
🔄 Restrict: Keep your circle small.
🕐 Time: Keep your interactions brief.
💉 Shots: Get both doses of your vaccine!

❓How can you protect yourselves and families against Delta?
💥 Vaccines are still working well against Delta, especially against severe disease. The best way is to get vaccinated and encourage others to do so. And be sure to get that second dose.

For those still waiting for that second jab, with kids who are not eligible to be vaccinated, or who have less vaccine protection due to immunosuppression, you can minimize the chances of bringing Delta into your home with our old familiar strategies. Vaccinated individuals who have vulnerable people in their close contacts should also step up precautions when cases are high in their area. This is especially true in public situations when you don’t know the vaccination status of those around you.

💥 While the amount of time or exposure needed to get infected with Delta might be less than previous variants, nothing about the mutations in Delta make it physically easier to get around masks, distancing, or good old soap and water.

Recall, the biggest risk for transmission in the presence of an infected person is SHARING AIR with someone, breathing the air that they exhale. The exhaled breath contains particles most concentrated close to the person breathing or speaking (picture your breath outside on a cold day).

❇️ SPACE & MASKS can minimize your breathing in the exhaled breath of others. The virus is carried by particles of mucus and saliva, so the distance these can travel is not changed by the new variant, nor is their ability to physically pe*****te a mask.

❇️ AIR: While outside is best, remember that OUTSIDE IS NOT MAGIC if you are in close contact, especially without a mask. You can still breathe in that person’s breath.

Indoors, ventilation (meaning introducing outside air) is key. This outside air dilutes any virus in the air, pushes it outdoors, and stops it from accumulating indoors. HVAC systems can be set to bring in maximal outside air, but it’s also as easy as OPENING DOORS & WINDOWS (see more specific tips in FAQ and Slide links below).

❇️ RESTRICT: Fewer people in a room also limits the concentration of exhaled breath in the room.

❇️ TIME: If you are indoors with an infectious person emitting more virus particles from their breath, a 10-minute interaction may be as risky as a 20-minute interaction was before. Keeping the duration of contact short with people of unknown vaccination status is wise if transmission is high in your area.

The virus, no matter the variant, needs hosts to reproduce and survive, simple as that.

Do your part to deprive Delta of oxygen by getting vaccinated with 2 doses. When that is not possible, use the strategies above to minimize your risk of transmission.

💥 Remember the Swiss Cheese model—even lots of small measures with holes stacked together can add up to big protection.

P.S. For considerations around Delta precautions and kids, see this great article featuring Nerdy Girl Dr. Lindsey Leininger:
https://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/delta-vaccinated-parents-people-kids-12-need-know-rcna1590

#StaySMART #VaccinesWork #DeltaVariant Impact

Love,
Those Nerdy Girls

Links:
FAQs on Protecting Yourself from COVID-19 Aerosol Transmission:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fB5pysccOHvxphpTmCG_TGdytavMmc1cUumn8m0pwzo/edit?

Slide Presentation on Aerosol Transmission with suggestions on Filtration/Ventilation:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sao_SOF3p6_QkPQHBZxXUfNgOijYUWdW/view?

! Comcast will permanently discontinue #PVN COAX television on Monday, August 30, 2021.Residents should use XFINITY on C...
08/26/2021
Penn Video Network Transition to 100% Streaming

! Comcast will permanently discontinue #PVN COAX television on Monday, August 30, 2021.

Residents should use XFINITY on Campus streaming.
Administrative users can request X1 For Hospitality.
https://www.upenn.edu/video/transition-to-streaming.html

As of August 1, 2021, Penn Video Network transitioned our traditional CATV service to a 100% streaming (Internet delivery) model. We no longer offer traditional coax CATV service. The streaming services we offer are different for Residential and Non-Residential users. See below for more details abou...

#PVN no longer supports legacy coaxial CATV service on campus. While you may continue to watch channels over CATV for a ...
08/07/2021
Penn Video Network Transition to 100% Streaming

#PVN no longer supports legacy coaxial CATV service on campus. While you may continue to watch channels over CATV for a few more days, it will not be for long.
https://www.upenn.edu/video/transition-to-streaming.html

As of August 1, 2021, Penn Video Network transitioned our traditional CATV service to a 100% streaming (Internet delivery) model. We no longer offer traditional coax CATV service. The streaming services we offer are different for Residential and Non-Residential users. See below for more details abou...

Apply to join the fantastic team at Penn's LGBT Center!
08/04/2021

Apply to join the fantastic team at Penn's LGBT Center!

WE'RE HIRING! We welcome any and all undergraduate, graduate, and international student applicants! MUST have or be eligible for Federal Work Study! First and second year students are highly encouraged!

08/03/2021

Today's talk about Brendan Fraser (whom we love) has us thinking. Which performers do YOU think we should highlight in this year's #PVN Movie Service films?

08/01/2021

After today - August 1, 2021 - #PVN no longer supports coaxial CATV service. To watch TV, use XFINITY on Campus (residents) or X1 For Hospitality (streaming set-top box for administrative clients).

07/20/2021

! #PVN CATV service will go down this Friday, 7/23, beginning at 4:00am, to perform an electrical hardware switchover in Sansom Place West. Signal will be down for approximately 4-5 hours.

07/16/2021

It is our pleasure to invite you to attend a very special Provost’s Penn Rising Scholars Summer Academy conversation — TODAY, July 16, at 11:30 am — between distinguished, Penn undergraduate Mellon Mays’ alumni who now serve as world-class university faculty leaders!

Enmanuel is a former work-study student of ours and we are SO proud of you!!

Penn College House and GreekNet residents: As of August 1, #PVN CATV is fully replaced by XFINITY on Campus streaming. W...
07/14/2021
Penn Video Network: SETUP

Penn College House and GreekNet residents: As of August 1, #PVN CATV is fully replaced by XFINITY on Campus streaming.

Want to watch on a traditional TV? Use one of XOC's approved 3rd-party devices, like Roku, Chromecast, or Fire TV. More details here:
https://upenn.edu/video/setup.html

XFINITY On Campus Streaming All on-campus residents, whether you're a student, post-doc, faculty, or staff, have access to the core XFINITY on Campus digital streaming service from Comcast. For residents of the College Houses and Sansom Place, this service is included as part of your room and board....

Reminder: Traditional PVN CATV (coax) service is going away this summer. This means there will be no coax signal coming ...
06/21/2021
Penn Video Network Transition to 100% Streaming

Reminder: Traditional PVN CATV (coax) service is going away this summer. This means there will be no coax signal coming out of your wallplate.

All television service will be streaming only, through XFINITY on Campus for residents and X14H for non-residential users.

Penn Video Network television programming is moving to 100% streaming on August 1, 2021. On July 31, 2021, Comcast is retiring delivery of our traditional linear CATV service. In order to maintain delivery of television programming across campus, Penn Video Network is transitioning our traditional C...

Kikis!
06/06/2021

Kikis!

Kikis are here TO STAY THIS SUMMER ‼️🌞 Start your week off right on Mondays at 5pm EST and close out your day with community 🌈 Feel free to bring dinner :) We hope to see you there!!

Penn Video Network television programming is moving to 100% streaming on August 1, 2021.On July 31, 2021, Comcast is ret...
04/21/2021
Penn Video Network Transition to 100% Streaming

Penn Video Network television programming is moving to 100% streaming on August 1, 2021.

On July 31, 2021, Comcast is retiring delivery of traditional linear CATV service. In order to maintain delivery of television programming across campus, Penn Video Network is transitioning our traditional CATV service to a 100% streaming (Internet delivery) model. The streaming services we offer are different for Residential and Non-Residential users. See below for more details about each service offering.

For more details:
https://www.upenn.edu/video/transition-to-streaming.html

Penn Video Network television programming is moving to 100% streaming on August 1, 2021. On July 31, 2021, Comcast is retiring delivery of traditional linear CATV service. In order to maintain delivery of television programming across campus, Penn Video Network is transitioning our traditional CATV....

11/03/2020

The Student Campus Compact requires all enrolled students to receive a flu shot this year. PSIP and many other insurers cover the flu shot for free. Students can receive a flu shot at Student Health or your primary care provider.

Penn LGBT Center
10/19/2020

Penn LGBT Center

Penn Dining will celebrate LGBTQ History Month for a second year with the Penn Cooks program. Penn Cooks was developed in recognition of the diverse student population of Penn’s campus. Penn Dining wanted to provide opportunities to feature cuisines and chefs from a variety of locations, backgrounds, and cultures. Working with the Chaplain’s office and VPUL, Penn Dining is launched Penn Cooks in 2019.

Given the restrictions on dining as a result of the pandemic, dining is looking into digital options to continue building on last year’s foundation. This month, in celebration of LGBTQ History Month, Penn Dining is welcoming Chef Liz Alpern, founder of Q***r Soup Night and a PennCooks participant last year, to join us for three Instagram Live events the week of October 19th.

On Monday, Chef Alpern will speak with a student from the Penn LGBT Center introducing Chef Alpern to the Penn Community. On Tuesday, October 20th, Chef Alpern will do a cooking demonstration via Instagram Live while discussing Q***r Soup Night with a student from the Penn LGBT Center. On Wednesday, October 21, Penn Dining Chef Stephen Green will be joined by Chef Alpern to discuss her culinary careers and passions while Chef Alpern shares one of her favorite snack recipes inspired by her cookbook the The Gefilte Manifesto.

These virtual events will culminate with Penn Dining showcasing a few of Chef Alpern’s recipes at 1920 Commons during dinner on Thursday, October 22nd. Don’t miss out on tasting these amazing dishes. Follow us @PennDining at https://instagram.com/penndining?igshid=fvrxp21y983p

Penn LGBT Center
08/21/2020

Penn LGBT Center

***COVID Testing on Campus for Students***

Students – those already in off-campus residences, and those arriving soon – can and should be tested for COVID-19. The University is providing COVID testing at Houston Hall, in the Hall of Flags. Testing will be available this week including Saturday from 8am - 2pm. Please look for the white tents along Spruce Street between Houston Hall and Irvine Auditorium. Testing will take approximately 10 minutes.

Please note that the scheduling tool being used is tied to Weingarten Learning Resources because the software can easily configure a scheduling system in which you will be able to schedule, cancel, and reschedule your appointment (rather than continue to assign times to students). If you see their logo, please do not be concerned. Your information for testing will NOT be shared with Weingarten in any way.

Please schedule your appointment via one of the links below. Use the link that corresponds with the first letter of your last name.
A-F: https://upenn-accommodate.symplicity.com/appointment/covid5/covid5
G-M: https://upenn-accommodate.symplicity.com/appointment/covid4/covid4
N-S: https://upenn-accommodate.symplicity.com/appointment/covid3/covid3
T-Z: https://upenn-accommodate.symplicity.com/appointment/covid2/covid2

Before you arrive at the testing site, make sure you bring the following: the attached requisition form; your PennCard;
and please make sure to wear a face mask. They will be performing thermal screening at the test site, so please wait by the tents outside of Irvine Auditorium. Please also complete your PennOpen Pass for the day. Results will be available within 24 hours. You will be notified of your results through Student Health's secure messaging system.

For more information, visit https://wellness.upenn.edu/coronavirus/, which will be updated regularly. Please direct all testing-related questions to [email protected].

Penn LGBT Center
08/13/2020

Penn LGBT Center

We understand that there are many questions about the change in university plans for the fall term! You are invited to tomorrow’s townhall at 1pm ET via Zoom. While we cannot promise all of the answers, please know that Penn First Plus is working closely with the Provost’s Office and Student Registration and Financial Services to be as prepared as possible. Details are below:

P1P/FGLI Program Townhall re: Fall 2020 Plans
Thursday, August 13, 1pm Eastern (Zoom)

https://bit.ly/TownhallThursday
Meeting ID: 930 6919 0614
Passcode: 974158

08/03/2020

! We have had to reschedule our equipment upgrade for #PVN CATV service to TODAY. Service will be down for a short time - possibly 1 hour - while we install the new hardware. We'll let you know when service should be back online.

07/28/2020

Apologies for the delay. Resident Select on-demand movie streaming is up and running again as normal. If you experience issues trying to stream any movies on Resident Select, please contact the team at Penn Video Network. Thanks!

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