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Preeclampsia may permanently change the blood vessels of women who experience the condition during pregnancy, boosting their lifelong risk for cardiovascular disease, according to Penn State researchers. The findings may help researchers better understand how to treat women with preeclampsia.


The fly-fishing course at Penn State, which began in the 1930s, is still offered today as a General Education offering in the Department of Kinesiology in large part due to the Joe Humphreys Student Angling Fund. In an effort to maintain the longevity of the program, Woods and Waters Consulting recently organized a fundraising event, which generated $20,000 for the endowment.


The College of Health and Human Development announces its 2017 student recipients of the Francis Hoffman Award for Excellence in Writing.


Penn State’s Exercise is Medicine on Campus program has received gold level status from the American College of Sports Medicine. Penn State is among 60 colleges and universities that will be recognized for their EIMOC programs. The awards will be given as part of the 2017 Exercise is Medicine World Congress, held in conjunction with the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual meeting on May 31.


Penn State is offering students new study-abroad opportunities in Sweden and Denmark. Students can now study with DIS, a reputable provider of study-abroad programs, at either its Stockholm or Copenhagen location. DIS Copenhagen offers 24 academic programs and DIS Stockholm offers seven. The programs might be particularly beneficial to students in the College of Health and Human Development as it offers coursework directly related to such majors.


Students who took Total Golf this semester were encouraged to learn the skills of the game, while also learning skills that can be used throughout life.


Eighty-three students from across Penn State’s campuses will each be awarded a $3,500 Erickson Discovery Grant for summer 2017 through the Office of Undergraduate Education. The students will use the funds to immerse themselves in original research, scholarship, and creative work under the direct supervision of a faculty member.


The Exercise is Medicine program at Penn State Berks has been recognized as a silver-level program by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the organization that originated the Exercise is Medicine global initiative.


Gabrielle Matarazzo, daughter of Laura and John Matarazzo, of New Castle, Pennsylvania, will be the Health and Human Development college marshal for the spring 2017 commencement ceremony on May 6.


Ten Penn State graduate students received the 2017 Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award.


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