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The Medical Minute: Obesity numbers headed in wrong direction

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 7:58am
New numbers from the National Center for Health Statistics show that rates of obesity have increased by at least 30 percent in both adults and children the past 15 years. Some doctors aren't surprised.

Penn State partners to address Republic of Georgia's invasive stink bug problem

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 4:33pm
Entomologists from Penn State are working to apply what they have learned by studying the Mid-Atlantic region's brown marmorated stink bug infestation — which peaked between 2010 and 2013 — to similar recent problems impacting the Republic of Georgia in eastern Europe.

Things to Do at Penn State: Oct. 26-Nov. 2

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 9:01am
Penn State Centre Stage's "Argonautika," lighting up Old Main lawn and "Straight Outta Philly" are among the cultural highlights at Penn State this weekend and next week.

Caramel apples stored at room temperature for extended periods can pose risk

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 4:43pm
A food scientist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences warns of the potential health risk of eating caramel apples that have not been stored at refrigerated temperatures.

Penn State student serves on medical team during Hurricane Irma

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 1:25pm
Penn State student Nicole Denham helped provide medical support to hundreds of sheltered residents during Hurricane Irma as part of an interdisciplinary team that supplemented an existing emergency management response.

Support Centre County through the Penn State United Way Campaign

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 9:17am
In a message to the Penn State/Centre County community, University President Eric Barron and College of Health and Human Development Dean Ann Crouter, chair of the 2017 Penn State United Way Campaign, urge faculty, staff and administrators to support Centre County through the Penn State United Way Campaign.

Old Main lawn shines bright Oct. 26 for 'Light the Night'

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 1:24pm
"Light the Night," an illuminated visual display in honor of victims and survivors of domestic and relationship violence, will start at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, on the Old Main lawn.

International Relations, Public Policy Week spotlights scholarship opportunities

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 4:49pm
Students who are passionate about international relations or public policy can take advantage of a wide range of programming from Oct. 30 to Nov. 3 as part of the University Fellowships Office International Relations and Public Policy Week.

Engagement Space launches as flagship of student engagement at Penn State

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 3:09pm
The Engagement Space, an extension of the Student Engagement Network, opened to the public on Monday, Oct. 9, in the HUB-Robeson Center -- creating exciting new opportunities for Penn State students to expand their education beyond the classroom.

Sandy Barbour named to U.S. Olympic Committee Collegiate Advisory Council

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 9:44am
Penn State Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour has been selected as one of the inaugural members of the United States Olympic Committee’s Collegiate Advisory Council.

Deadline to take the Values and Culture Survey has been extended to Oct. 31

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:30pm
The deadline for faculty, staff, technical service employees, administrators, students and postdoctoral scholars/fellows to participate in the Penn State Values and Culture Survey has been extended to Oct. 31. Confidentiality protocols are in place to ensure the anonymity of participants, and the survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Survey links were sent by email from the Ethics Research Center ( beginning on Oct. 4. Feedback from students, faculty and staff is vital as the University continues to evaluate programs and identify areas for further development.

Scholarship hopes to inspire future leaders in career and life

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 1:46pm
David and Rita Kiser created the David M. and Rita C. Kiser Scholarship with the hope that future Penn State graduates will have a positive impact on others, in their chosen careers and in life. The Kisers, both Penn State alumni, are participating in the University's new First-Time Endowed Scholarship Donor Matching Program, a featured giving opportunity of the University-wide fundraising campaign, "A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence."

The Medical Minute: Blood pressure screening in children

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:00am
High blood pressure is often thought of as a grown-up problem, but nearly one in 30 children suffer from the condition. Unfortunately, many of those pediatric cases go undetected.

A family that watches movies together, can learn together

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:56am
Penn State College of Medicine researchers studied the most common themes in children's movies and made recommendations for how to watch and talk about them with kids.

Cacao pioneers: Meet Penn State's Colombian Fulbright Scholars

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 8:32am
Four new Fulbright Scholars, who arrived at the College of Agricultural Sciences in August, are looking to economics, sociology, and soil and plant science research for ways to put Colombia at the forefront of the world's cacao production. Under the guidance of faculty at Penn State, they will attempt to tackle some of the country's most pervasive issues, from education to production challenges and corruption.

Penn State accepting applications for bachelor’s degree in digital journalism

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 8:00am
Penn State’s new online bachelor’s degree in digital journalism and media will prepare students for the fast-changing communications field, including multimedia storytelling, production and media management.

Penn State's Class of 2018 chooses three gifts

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:53pm
Penn State’s class of 2018 is returning to an old tradition of selecting multiple areas of the University to benefit from their support. The 2018 Class Gift Committee revealed the gifts during a campaign event held today (Oct. 18) on the ground floor of the HUB-Robeson Center: a display of the Alma Mater in the HUB-Robeson Center; an endowment to support the Student Farm; and support for the Textbook and Educational Resources Fund.

Penn State partners with students to recognize United Nations Day

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:12pm
On Oct. 24, 1945, the United Nations officially came into being with the ratification of its founding charter. On Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, Penn State will celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the U.N.’s founding by joining people around the world in observance of United Nations Day.

Photojournalist Lynsey Addario visits University Park for Penn State Reads

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 1:46pm
Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario has journeyed to remote corners of the world, capturing scenes of devastation in the Korengal Valley among rebel forces and jubilation in Iraqi streets after the fall of Saddam Hussein. Addario, whose book "It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War" is the Penn State Reads book for 2017-18, recently spoke at University Park about her experiences.

Rare cancer linked with breast implants may be underreported, misunderstood

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 8:35am
A rare cancer that's been linked to a certain type of breast implants may be underreported, according to a research review by Penn State College of Medicine researchers.


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