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The College of Health and Human Development recently hosted the Online Faculty Conference as an opportunity to promote and facilitate successful online teaching at the collegiate level.


Three Penn State graduate students, Lucy Harbor, Megan McDonie and Janet Purdy have earned research funding through the competitive process of the Whiting Indigenous Knowledge Research Award. The award is funded by the Marjorie Grant Whiting Endowment for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledge and supported by Penn State’s University Libraries and the Interinstitutional Center for Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK).


For more than a decade, Allan McLeod has traveled here to speak to Penn State students about his experiences using a motorized wheelchair and the role leisure has played in his life.


Eighty-three students from across Penn State’s campuses will each be awarded a $3,500 Erickson Discovery Grant for summer 2017 through the Office of Undergraduate Education. The students will use the funds to immerse themselves in original research, scholarship, and creative work under the direct supervision of a faculty member.


Students enrolled in a new course at Penn State had an opportunity to dive deep into the entertainment arena industry with on-site experiences.


Gabrielle Matarazzo, daughter of Laura and John Matarazzo, of New Castle, Pennsylvania, will be the Health and Human Development college marshal for the spring 2017 commencement ceremony on May 6.


The Multicultural Resource Center will host its 26th annual Senior Awards and Faculty/Staff Diversity Recognition Reception from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. April 6 in Robb Hall in the Hintz Family Alumni Center. The reception is a chance to honor faculty, staff and graduating seniors who have done a phenomenal job at promoting diversity and multiculturalism on campus.


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 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.


An ambassador for the Original Harlem Globetrotters, Julian “Zeus” McClurkin met with undergraduate students enrolled in RPTM 370 Arena Management, a course held inside the Bryce Jordan Center, while promoting the Globetrotters' Feb. 12 game at the arena.