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October 08, 2018

'Communities That Care' is topic of 2018 Bennett Lecture

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center will welcome 2018 Bennett Lecturer Richard Catalano, Bartley Dobb Professor for the Study and Prevention of Violence, and co-founder of the Social Development Research Group at the University of Washington, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, in Room 110 Henderson Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The lecture, in its 16th year, is free and open to the public.

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October 03, 2018

Penn State launches new consortium to combat the opioid crisis

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Pennsylvania is one of the states most impacted by the growing opioid epidemic, with one of the highest overdose death rates in the country — but a new initiative bringing together experts from across Penn State aims to combat this crisis through data-driven, evidence-based innovation.

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October 02, 2018

Penn State researcher receives federal grant to study early learning program

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – A Penn State researcher has a major role in a $3.3 million federal grant award to study the impact of MindUp, an early-learning program aimed at improving children's readiness for kindergarten and later grades.

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September 26, 2018

New behavioral intervention aims to improve research-to-policy translation

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Max Crowley, assistant professor of human development and family studies and director of the Penn State Administrative Data Accelerator, has received a $500,000 award from the William T. Grant Foundation to evaluate the impact of behavioral intervention for increasing collaboration between researchers and congressional offices.

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September 20, 2018

How winning friends may influence adolescent behaviors

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Adolescents may get by with a little help from their friends, but, according to Penn State researchers, friend selection and friend influence, as well as gender, may all play a role in establishing friendships that can help, or possibly hurt, them.

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