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December 18, 2019

A student perspective on “The Art and Science of Human Flourishing”

What does it mean to flourish, and what does it have to do with student life? The Student Flourishing Initiative is a multi-university collaboration between Penn State, the University of Virginia, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison that aims to assist students in cultivating their well-being and exploring what it means to live a life of flourishing. Part of this initiative is a general education course for Penn State undergraduates called “Art and Science of Human Flourishing" (HDFS 108N.) I’m Hannah Ferenci, the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center’s communications intern, and I recently sat in on a lecture to see how flourishing starts in the classroom.

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December 13, 2019

Prevention and methodology trainees focus on engaging diverse communities

On Nov. 4, 20 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from the colleges of Health and Human Development, Liberal Arts and Education participated in a 4-hour workshop to learn strategies for engaging diverse communities in their research.

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November 20, 2019

Sexual minorities continue to face discrimination, despite increasing support

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Despite increasing support for the rights of people in the LGBTQ+ community, discrimination remains a critical and ongoing issue for this population, according to researchers.

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November 20, 2019

College students may get health benefits from less than one extra hour of sleep

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — College life can be rigorous and exhausting, but new research suggests that just one extra hour of sleep a night is not only possible, but can also have significant health benefits for college students.

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November 18, 2019

PRC 20th anniversary brochure now available

The PRC's 20th anniversary brochure contains up-to-date information about our innovative research projects and programs promoting the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities across Pennsylvania and worldwide.

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