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Students in the College of Health and Human Development will present their undergraduate research at upcoming poster forums.


Cedric X. Bryant, chief science officer of the American Council on Exercise, will present “Can You Trust the Headlines?,” a review of American Council on Exercise-sponsored studies, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, at 100 Life Sciences Building, Penn State University Park. The event is sponsored by the Department of Kinesiology’s Diversity and Climate Committee.


Students from the College of Health and Human Development are among the winners at the annual Graduate Exhibition.


Supplemental folic acid can enhance blood vessel dilation in older adults, according to Penn State researchers, suggesting that folic acid supplements may be an inexpensive alternative for helping older adults to increase skin blood flow during heat waves and reduce cardiovascular events.


Jaime Schultz, assistant professor of kinesiology, received an honorable mention PROSE Award from the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers in the category of U.S. history for her recent book, Qualifying Times: Points of Change in U.S. Women's Sport.


The Penn State Berks kinesiology degree program will celebrate Exercise Is Medicine Week, based on the national Exercise Is Medicine campaign promoted by the American College of Sports Medicine, from March 23 to 27.


Penn State has honored 10 students with the 2015 Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Awards. The award recipients are Alphonso Grant, art education; Shahrzad “Sara” Jamshidi, mathematics; Jin-Kwang Kim, physiology; Kyle King, English; Andrew Linden, kinesiology; Jaclyn Maher, kinesiology; Matthew Moreau, pathobiology; Lauren Philbrook, human development and family studies; Devin Pohly, computer science and engineering; and John Price, American studies.


Gershon Tenenbaum, director of the graduate program in sport psychology at Florida State University, will present “A conceptual framework for capturing perceptual-cognitive-motor linkage under pressure" for the Dorothy V. Harris Lecture Series in Sport Psychology. Hosted by the Department of Kinesiology, the event will take place from 4:15-5:30 p.m. on March 19 in the Bennett Living Center.


In an attempt to find a better approach to treating and preventing sports-related concussions, a Penn State faculty member is using cutting-edge medical technology to explore the effects of cooling helmets on brain injuries.


W. Larry Kenney, professor of physiology and kinesiology, has been awarded the Marie Underhill Noll Chair in Human Performance.


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