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Researchers in the Department of Biobehavioral Health at Penn State found that sleep quality and quantity at night is affected by that day’s stressors, and that -- in a cyclical effect -- sleep hours and quality affect daily stressors the next day. The findings, from two separate studies, may have implications for both individuals and families, especially families in which one or both parents work outside the home.


Food sustains life and is central in cultures around the world. Now, food is the focal point of a new podcast series developed by the Food Decisions Research Laboratory at Penn State, and facilitators are seeking contributors from the community at large.


Commemorating its 80th year of service and leadership in the hospitality industry, the Penn State University School of Hospitality Management’s alumni group, the Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society, will honor hotel industry legends and innovators Leland Pillsbury and Ray Schultz at a gala reception at the historical Nittany Lion Inn.


Commemorating its 80th year of service and leadership in the hospitality industry, the Penn State University School of Hospitality Management’s alumni group, the Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society, will honor hotel industry legends and innovators Leland Pillsbury and Ray Schultz at a gala reception at the historical Nittany Lion Inn.


The Alliance for Education, Science, Engineering and Development in Africa (AESEDA) and the Department of African American Studies at Penn State are sponsoring the Black History Month PSU Scholar’s Program. Four panel discussions, highlighting scholarship by Penn State faculty members of African descent, will take place from Feb. 16 to 22 in Foster Auditorium of Pattee Library on the University Park campus.


Adam Gamoran, president of the W.T. Grant Foundation, will speak on research and funding to reduce income inequalities, 4-5 p.m. on Feb. 22 in 110 Henderson Building, University Park Campus.


Penn State students interested in a career in health policy and administration recently had a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture and health care system of Costa Rica. Led by instructor Celeste Newcomb, 10 students enrolled in the course "Exploring the Health Care System in Costa Rica," HPA 499, visited the Central American country.


Researchers from Penn State, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Rochester Medical Center will be studying omega-3 fatty acids which may lead to ground-breaking treatments in heart disease.


Penn State researchers have long understood the important connection between parks and health. A research article published in Preventing Chronic Disease, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s peer-reviewed journal, clarified this connection across a national sample of Americans.


The Arts & Design Research Incubator (ADRI) will kick off its monthly series, “Mechanisms of Mind,” in which speakers representing the arts, sciences and humanities discuss the cross-disciplinary connections between body and mind, at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 15 in 16 Borland. The series is moderated by Paula Droege, Penn State senior lecturer in philosophy.


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