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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.


MacDonald “Mac” Heebner IV, who earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and master of business administration degree from Penn State, watched as a young boy and avid New Orleans Saints football fan tried on his prosthesis leg for the first time, which featured a custom designed socket with a Saints logo.


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."


R. Scott Kretchmar, professor emeritus of exercise and sport science at Penn State, will present the 2017 Pauline Schmitt Russell Research Lecture, “Why Useless Play is so Useful,” at 4 p.m. on Nov. 1 at the Bennett Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson Building, on the University Park campus.


Penn State Altoona will open the doors of its newly renovated and expanded Steven A. Adler Athletic Complex to the public on Sunday, Oct. 29, with community tours.


Exercise is Medicine Week 2017, set for Oct. 9-13, will include the opening of the Center for Fitness and Wellness' new space in the IM Building, as well as campus-wide events and activities focused on fitness, health and wellness.


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.


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