6/14: Giving a voice to the voiceless; Mike Reid's "The Last Day"; Supporting LGBTQ nondiscrimination

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Friday, June 14, 2019

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Penn State pledges support for commonwealth's LGBT nondiscrimination law

Penn State is one of more than a dozen Pennsylvania institutions of higher education to sign on in support of the “Pennsylvania Values” campaign, which urges the commonwealth to update the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act of 1955 to explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.  Full story


woman eating chocolate bar

Sensing food textures is a matter of pressure

Food's texture affects whether it is eaten, liked or rejected, according to researchers, who say some people are better at detecting even minor differences in consistency because their tongues can perceive particle sizes.  Full story



Campus Life



Kevin Black

Kevin Black named interim dean for the College of Medicine

Dr. Kevin Black, vice dean of the College of Medicine’s University Park Regional Medical Campus and the C. McCollister Evarts Chair and Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, has been named the interim dean of the College of Medicine, effective July 1.  Full story



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Janice Light

A voice for all: Penn State research program opening new doors for communication

For millions of people with conditions that make speech difficult or nearly impossible, it’s challenging to get an education, perform a job, or build the personal relationships that enrich our lives. That’s why Janice Light has spent more than 30 years building a program at Penn State that helps people with conditions like autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome learn to communicate despite troubles with speech.  Full story