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After a gap year in Senegal and two years at Penn State's University Park campus, Grace Mannix, a junior in Schreyer Honors College, has embarked on a new adventure studying abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Mark Evans, a wilderness explorer with a passion for bridging cross-cultural differences in the Middle East, will deliver public lectures on Sept. 18 and 19 as part of the Penn State Reads program.

The College of Health and Human Development announces its 2017 student recipients of the Francis Hoffman Award for Excellence in Writing.

Pennsylvanians overwhelmingly consider parks, trails and open space to be an essential component of the health care system, according to a Penn State study.

The University of the Western Cape in South Africa has appointed Ed Smith and Linda Caldwell as Extraordinary Professors in the Faculty of Community and Health Sciences for their contributions over the past 16 years in helping to reduce substance abuse and sexual risk among South African teens.

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.