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The economic impact of the arts spreads beyond Arts Fest

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 8:13am
The 2018 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts is in full swing, and as more than 100,000 visitors inject millions of dollars into the local economy, Erin Coe, director of the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State, said she hopes the county’s showcase arts event acts as a reminder that “the arts mean business.”

The Medical Minute: Kombucha offers a natural way to restore body’s microbiome

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 7:02am
Kombucha (pronounced kom-BOO-cha) can help restore the body’s natural microbiome and improve overall health, but it’s important to make informed choices about kombucha sources and consumption.

Suppressing negative emotions during health scare may whip up spiral of fear

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 2:05pm
People use a lot of different strategies to handle fear — including avoiding bad news, reappraising the information, contesting the news, or suppressing the fear. Of those strategies, a team of researchers found that suppressing the fear is actually counter-productive. Trying to suppress worries during a health scare, like the recent Zika outbreak, may lead to an ever-intensifying cycle of emotional suppression and fear, according to the researchers.

Working together for global good: Penn State, Oxfam join forces

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 12:46pm
Developing lasting solutions to the problems of poverty, hunger and social injustice is the cornerstone of a new partnership between Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and Oxfam America, the U.S. affiliate of Oxfam, the global organization working to end the injustice of poverty in 90 countries around the world.

Improving disaster response through Twitter data

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 11:14am
When disaster strikes, emergency responders often use social media data to understand the big-picture impact of an event. But thanks to an international team of researchers, organizations could soon have access to real-time, automatically generated summaries of the collateral impact of a disaster based on crowdsourced Twitter data.

Potters Mills work zone to be clear of flagging delays for Arts Fest travelers

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 9:18am
Motorists traveling to State College and Penn State’s University Park campus via U.S. Route 322 for the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts this week won’t have to contend with flagging delays in the area of Potters Mill Gap, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced.

Drager named interim dean of the College of Health and Human Development

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 12:05pm
Kathryn Drager has been named interim dean of Penn State’s College of Health and Human Development. Drager, professor of communication sciences and disorders and associate dean for research and graduate education in the college, started her new appointment July 1. Former College of Health and Human Development Dean Ann “Nan” Crouter retired on June 30. A national search has been underway for her successor and is expected to be concluded soon.

Drager named interim dean of the College of Health and Human Development

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 12:05pm
Kathryn Drager has been named interim dean of Penn State’s College of Health and Human Development. Drager, professor of communication sciences and disorders and associate dean for research and graduate education in the college, started her new appointment on July 1. Former College of Health and Human Development Dean Ann “Nan” Crouter retired on June 30. A national search has been underway for her successor and is expected to be concluded soon.

Parking, traffic restrictions announced for 4thFest

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 2:06pm
To accommodate setup for the annual 4thFest celebration to be held on Wednesday, July 4, near the Bryce Jordan Center and Medlar Field, several parking and traffic restrictions will be in place beginning Monday, July 2, through Thursday, July 5.

Redesigned General University Reference Utility (GURU) site coming July 2

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 1:44pm
On Monday, July 2, a newly redesigned General University Reference Utility (GURU) website, https://guru.psu.edu/, will be launched. The site will feature a fresh look, streamlined navigation and more mobile-friendly design.

New requirements to ensure adequate health insurance coverage for all students

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 2:32pm
Beginning in fall 2019, Penn State will roll out a University-wide student health insurance requirement for all full-time U.S. students.

Gut microbes may partner with a protein to help regulate vitamin D

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 10:13am
Microbes in the gut may use a protein in a process that helps the body regulate vitamin D production.

Penn State World Campus marks 20th anniversary

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 9:00am
Since 1998, Penn State World Campus has helped thousands of people across the globe get their degrees online to achieve their professional and personal goals.

The Medical Minute: Just say 'om' -- how yoga and Pilates benefit beginners

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 12:14pm
Yoga and Pilates are two forms of low-impact exercise that people of all ages and fitness levels can do to improve both their physical and mental well-being.

Giving up on your goal? Read this first

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 8:00am
Richard Vann, an assistant professor of marketing at Penn State Behrend, is the lead author of “When consumers struggle: Action crisis and its effects on problematic goal pursuit,” published early online in the journal Psychology & Marketing. The research in the article focuses on understanding how goal-derailing obstacles can impact a person's ability to achieve his or her goal.

Penn State statement on Supreme Court decision upholding Trump travel ban

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 10:37pm
Penn State issued a statement on the Supreme Court's June 26 decision to uphold the Trump administration's travel restrictions for people from certain countries to the United States.

For eighth consecutive year, Penn State Children’s Hospital ranks among best

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 3:09pm
For the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Penn State Children’s Hospital among the Best Children’s Hospitals in multiple specialties.

Penn State to lead research program focusing on transportation infrastructure

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 11:09am
Transportation infrastructure in Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region is expected to benefit from a multi-university transportation research program led by Penn State, through the Thomas D. Larson Transportation Institute, focusing on improving the durability and extending the life of the nation’s roads, railways, bridges and transit systems.

Penn State Health announces plans to build hospital in Cumberland County

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 9:00am
Residents of one of the state’s fastest growing areas will soon have improved health care access and choice close to home when Penn State Health opens a new acute care hospital on property alongside Interstate 81 in Cumberland County.

Town Hall covers workplace climate, Values and Culture Survey results

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 3:08pm
Workplace climate and resources for reporting wrongdoing were among the topics covered during a Town Hall with Penn State leaders Monday (June 25). The town hall focused on the recently released results of the University’s 2017 Values and Culture Survey.

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