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Female hotel employees who weigh more are perceived as more competent and kinder than women who weigh less, according to results of a study by Penn State researchers. Those same perceptions also predicted more positive evaluations of the hotel.

The Penn State School of Hospitality Management (SHM) welcomes John Longstreet, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association (PRLA), as a member of its Industry Advisory Board.

Hotel Business magazine has named Penn State School of Hospitality Management Director Donna Quadri-Felitti as one of 10 leaders to watch in the hotel industry.

Whether it is brainstorming a new study to better understand consumer behavior or poring over the results of a recent trial, research brings Anna Mattila joy. Maybe it’s no surprise, then, that a group of peers recently recognized the Penn State professor as one of the best researchers in her field.

One day each semester, Marja Verbeeten, associate professor of hospitality management, invites a guest speaker to her managerial accounting course to demonstrate how the career skills students gain to guide business finances can also be applied to personal financial management.

The College of Health and Human Development announced recipients of its Faculty and Staff Awards for 2015. A reception honoring the awardees will be held Nov. 10 at the Bennett Pierce Living Center in Henderson Building on the University Park campus.

When furry friends are dolled up for a dog fashion show inside the State College Veterans of Foreign Wars post, it will be more than a few hours of canine and family fun. The event will be the culmination of 15 weeks of planning by Penn State School of Hospitality Management students, who planned the zero-budget event to raise awareness and funds for the Animal Aid and Rescue Foundation of Pennsylvania.

Job applicants who are cancer survivors are less likely to receive callbacks from potential employers than those who are not cancer survivors, according to a recent study led by a Penn State researcher.

Penn State School of Hospitality Management students and faculty members recently presented their research to an international audience without leaving Pennsylvania, thanks to the power of technology.

For Bill Kohl, who graduated from Penn State in 1985 with a degree in hotel, restaurant and institutional management, returning to the University to speak to undergraduate students in the School of Hospitality Management is an important opportunity.