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Erika Exton, daughter of Ralph Erik Exton and Debra Exton, both of Horsham, Pennsylvania, will be the Health and Human Development college marshal for the spring 2018 commencement ceremony.


Exercise is Medicine (EIM) on Campus at Penn State is expanding its focus beyond students to include employee health and wellness. To kick off the new EIM for Employees initiative, EIM and the Penn State women's golf team will host a "Know your Health" health fair from 4 to 6 p.m. April 17 at the Penn State Golf Courses.


The extra amount of time needed to walk or bike to work is often cited as a reason most people drive instead. But people are often bad at guessing how it takes to get somewhere, and researchers say most people think it will take longer to walk or bike somewhere than it actually does.


With March serving as national Women’s History Month, the Gender Equity Center is collaborating with various campus entities to present a pair of panel discussions focusing on issues related to gender, faith and equity within the sports realm.


Researchers in the College of Health and Human Development find hand choice can strain the mind when using Augmentative and Alternative Communication.


Lacy Alexander, associate professor of kinesiology at Penn State, will present "Your Skin as a Window into Vascular Health" at the 2018 Pattishall Research Lecture. The lecture, sponsored by the College of Health and Human Development, will be given at 4 p.m. on March 28 in the Bennett Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson Building, on the University Park campus


The College of Health and Human Development recognizes the 2017-18 Teaching Excellence Award recipients.


Researchers in the College of Health and Human Development contributed to the 2017 Women’s Health Research Day Conference by sharing research and moderating panel discussions.


With the formal dedication of the newly expanded and renovated Adler Athletic Complex on Oct. 27, Penn State Altoona took another step in its mission to engage, inspire and prepare its students for success.


At University Park and around the world, Penn State students are actively involved in research that supports health and human development.


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