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Monday, April 9, 2012 - 2:39pm
Lisa Gatzke-Kopp, an assistant professor of human development and family studies at Penn State, has been honored with a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). ...
Monday, April 9, 2012 - 2:39pm
Lisa Gatzke-Kopp, an assistant professor of human development and family studies at Penn State, has been honored with a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 11:47am
When Juan Cook Sr.'s account executive job at a printing company went to Mexico, he turned to Penn State to prepare for a new career as a certified drug and alcohol counselor. When he graduates in December, he will start a new job in the rapidly growing health care field. Cook is among nearly 283,000 workers whose jobs have been impacted by trade ...
Friday, May 6, 2011 - 9:56am
A team of researchers at Penn State has found that participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is associated with rapid weight gain in low-income girls. According to Daphne Hernandez, an assistant professor of human development and family studies and the study's lead author, the results suggest that low-income girls who participate ...
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 8:12am
Sustainable, comprehensive and problem-based training to prevent childhood obesity will now be possible thanks to a $4.5 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture....
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 8:30am
Johnnie Geathers, a senior from Sharon Hill, Pa., majoring in human development and family studies at University Park, and Kylee Weaver, a senior from Beaver Falls, Pa., majoring in applied psychology at Penn State Beaver, are co-recipients of the 2011 Jackson Lethbridge Tolerance Award. The award recognizes a junior, senior or graduate student ...
Monday, March 21, 2011 - 1:14pm
David Almeida, professor of human development in Penn State's College of Health and Human Development, will present the 2011 Pattishall Research Lecture. His lecture, "The Speedometer of Life: Daily Stress, Health, and Well-Being," will be given at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in the Bennett Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson Building on the ...
Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 8:30am
Six Penn State faculty members have received the 2011 George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching. They are Richard Brazier, associate professor of mathematics and geology at Penn State DuBois; Robert E. Burkholder, associate professor of English in the College of the Liberal Arts; Sherry E. Corneal, associate professor of human ...
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 12:01am
Preschool teachers can inadvertently pass on lessons in stereotypes to their students when they highlight gender differences, according to Penn State psychologists. A study has found that when teachers call attention to gender, children are more likely to express stereotyped views of what activities are appropriate for boys and girls and which ...
Friday, November 12, 2010 - 3:40pm
Two Penn State faculty members, Dr. Barbara Rolls and Dr. Leann Birch, are the recipients of awards from the Obesity Society. The faculty members received their awards at the Obesity 2010, the Obesity Society's annual scientific meeting, held October 8-12, 2010, in San Diego, California....

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