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Monday, April 8, 2013 - 12:46pm
For those interested in understanding human behavior, in learning how people relate to one another and about how to make a difference in their lives, Penn State’s new online bachelor of science in human development and family studies (HDFS) offers an excellent opportunity to prepare for a variety of rewarding careers. Offered by the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Health and Human Development, the HDFS program is delivered online through the World Campus.

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 11:31am
Martin Sliwinski, professor of human development and family studies and director of the Center for Healthy Aging, will present a talk, titled "The Science of Healthy Aging," at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 18, at the auditorium at Foxdale Village, located at 500 E. Marylyn Ave. in State College.

Monday, March 25, 2013 - 2:06pm
Jennifer Maggs, professor of human development and family studies, will present the 2013 Pattishall Research Lecture. Her lecture, titled "Alcohol? What is it Good For?" will be given at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 4, in the Bennett Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson Building. The event, sponsored by the College of Health and Human Development, is free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 9:57am
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 10:25am
The Bennett Family Center and the Child Care Center at Hort Woods are accepting children ages 3 to 5 into preschool classes. In addition, the Child Care Center at Hort Woods is accepting applications for school-aged children (completing kindergarten through fifth grade) to enter its summer day camp.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 7:04am
Penn State has named Steven Zarit, head of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, a distinguished professor for his record of research, teaching and service....

Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 7:04am
Penn State has named Steven Zarit, head of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, a distinguished professor for his record of research, teaching and service.

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 ...

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.