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Monday, January 21, 2013 - 9:26am
Renowned percussionists Robyn Schulkowsky and Joey Baron will present a concert, titled "Playing the Archive: Experiencing Data Through Visual and Sonic Immersion," in which they will translate scientific data and document archives generated by Penn State researchers into music. The event -- which is free and open to the public -- will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, in the Ruth Pike Auditorium, 22 Biobehavioral Health Building on the University Park campus of Penn State.
Monday, January 7, 2013 - 8:59am
Each morning as parents drop their children off in the Butterfly Garden room at the Penn State Child Care Center at Hort Woods, 2012 human development and family studies alumna Grace Hakizimana is there to greet them. The preschool teacher smiles at the babies and toddlers as they come through the door. She speaks to them softly. She helps them settle into their favorite activities. She treats them as if they are her own. On the outside, Grace radiates warmth. But on the inside, there is darkness. When Grace was just 16 years old, her life in her home country of Rwanda was turned upside down. All around her people were murdered in a genocide that would last 100 days and leave 800,000 people dead.
Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 1:59pm
Each morning as parents drop their children off in the Butterfly Garden room at the Penn State Child Care Center at Hort Woods, Grace Hakizimana (2012, human development and family studies) is there to greet them. The preschool teacher smiles at the babies and toddlers as they come through the door. She speaks to them softly. She helps them settle ...
Friday, November 2, 2012 - 9:57am
Contrary to popular perception, stressors don't cause health problems -- it's people's reactions to the stressors that determine whether they will suffer health consequences, according to researchers at Penn State....
Friday, November 2, 2012 - 9:57am
Contrary to popular perception, stressors don't cause health problems -- it's people's reactions to the stressors that determine whether they will suffer health consequences, according to researchers at Penn State. "Our research shows that how you react to what happens in your life today predicts your chronic health conditions and 10 years in the future, independent of your current health and your future stress," said David Almeida, professor of human development and family studies. "For example, if you have a lot of work to do today and you are really grumpy because of it, then you are more likely to suffer negative health consequences 10 years from now than someone who also has a lot of work to do today, but doesn't let it bother her."
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 11:43am
Lisa Gatzke-Kopp, Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Studies, spoke on "The ABCs of ADHD: Inside the Brains of Kids with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders" at Oct. 11's Fall 2012 Research Unplugged event. ...
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 11:43am
Lisa Gatzke-Kopp, Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Studies, spoke on "The ABCs of ADHD: Inside the Brains of Kids with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders" at Oct. 11's Fall 2012 Research Unplugged event.
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 10:02am
Kristen Eisenbraun Houser, vice president of communications and development for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, will present a talk at 6 p.m. Oct. 25, in the Bennett Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson Building. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is titled "Protecting Our Communities: Understanding Offender Behavior." ...
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 10:02am
Kristen Eisenbraun Houser, vice president of communications and development for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, will present a talk at 6 p.m. Oct. 25, in the Bennett Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson Building. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is titled "Protecting Our Communities: Understanding Offender Behavior." A reception with refreshments will follow the presentation.
Monday, October 8, 2012 - 9:40am
A graduate student in human development and family studies is using a National Adult Day Services Association Award to investigate the ability of adult day care services to reduce depression and anger among family caregivers of people with dementia....

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