David J. Leonard, professor of critical culture, gender and race studies at Washington State University, will deliver a lecture titled “Playing While White: Power, Privilege and the Politics of Protest,” at 6 p.m. March 26 in 101 Chambers Building on Penn State's University Park campus.

Peter Tyson, principal of Tyson Hospitality Consulting, LLC, has joined the Penn State School of Hospitality Management (SHM) Industry Advisory Board.

Penn State Professor Pete Allison has been named one of the 14 inaugural British Exploring Society Fellows at the Royal Geographical Society.

The more mothers use food to soothe their babies, the more weight certain babies gained, according to researchers. The effect was only seen in babies with a surgent temperament — characterized by being more outgoing, active and drawn to new things and people, putting these children at a risk for obesity later on.

"Building Resilience and Hope," an annual awareness event presented by Penn State's Child Maltreatment Solutions Network and the Human Development and Family Studies Vladimir de Lissovoy Program Support Endowment for the Protection of Children, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, in the Founder's Room of the Bryce Jordan Center at University Park.

The more students think their parents approve of drinking, the more alcohol those students tend to drink, according to researchers who say the results suggest that parents can still influence their children into young adulthood.

On April 4, the Institute for CyberScience (ICS) will present a seminar on the potential of Bayesian statistical methods for understanding social science data. The speaker, Zita Oravecz, is a professor of human development and family studies at Penn State and an ICS co-hire. The talk is from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in 233A HUB-Robeson Center on the University Park campus.

Nilam Ram, professor of human development and family studies, will present “Data Mining Basics: Unsupervised Learning” at the next Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Recent Topics in Research Methods Seminar Series on March 20.

Students in the Cruise Industry Experience practicum in the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management recently got hands-on exposure to the cruise industry.

Emily Sheetz, assistant vice president of strategy at Sheetz, has joined the Penn State School of Hospitality Management Industry Advisory Board.

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