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Penn State sophomore Matthew Roda's concussion-screening device earned high marks during a national student startup competition in Austin, Texas. His startup, Reflexion Interactive Technologies, also is involved in a clinical study with Penn State researchers in the Center for Sport Concussion Research and Service.

The Penn State Center for the Study of Sports in Society will host a Sports Ethics Conference April 6 through 7, in 110 Henderson Building on Penn State’s University Park campus. The conference, hosted in collaboration with the Rock Ethics Institute, the College of Health and Human Development and the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State, will address the integration of ethics into sports organizations and practices.

The College of Health and Human Development's Women’s Leadership Initiative and the Penn State Presidential Leadership Academy recently held a joint session with All In Together, a nonpartisan organization that aims to close the gender gaps in civic and political engagement.

A team of Penn State researchers is working with the National Park Service to measure and improve its impact on people’s health.

Penn State sophomore Matthew Roda's startup company is developing a portable concussion screening device that is being vetted by a University expert.

A recently awarded American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant will allow kinesiology professor Scherezade K. Mama and colleagues to study a faith-based, mind-body intervention that seeks to increase physical activity and reduce health disparities, including cancer risks, among those who reside in rural areas.

Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics mourns the passing of one of the pioneers of its women’s athletics program, Martha (Marty) Adams, who died on Jan. 12 in State College. She was 90.

Women with a history of miscarriage and women who are overweight or obese prior to pregnancy tend to have poorer psychological health and lower motivation to exercise during their next pregnancy compared to women without a history of miscarriage and those who are at a healthy weight before pregnancy, according to researchers in the Department of Kinesiology at Penn State.

About 25 percent of Americans are residents of rural communities. Urban and suburban residents typically have access to public transportation, innovative medical care, and cutting-edge prevention programs; however, rural residents often do not have such resources.

Leveraging dozens of faculty with an academic and research interest in sports, Penn State on Nov. 14 announced the creation of the Center for the Study of Sports in Society. The center will be charged with supporting research, teaching, public programs and service across Penn State related to the study of sport and its cultural, economic and social impact.

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