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Perspective: Leaders at Penn State

In a video series, “Perspective: Leaders at Penn State," Andrew Sears, dean of the College of Information Sciences and Technology, shares his love for spending time with animals as an opportunity to reflect and gain perspective — and then reengage with his work in a more powerful way.

The following video shows footage of a farm and surrounding forest and photographs on a twine line, scenes of Andrew Sears talking to camera in a studio, and footage of Andrew walking his dog with the words “Perspective: Leaders at Penn State” appearing on screen. Interspersed is footage of Andrew interacting with horses and getting out of his truck, as well as stacks psychology books and farm scenes. The video closes with Andrew walking a horse out of its stable.