Weekly Wrap: Penn State 100 years ago; From night to day; Counterfeit tickets

October 11, 2018

A look back at the top stories from across Penn State this week:

From night to day: Mackinly Adams lives with actinic prurigo — a disease that causes severe reactions to sunlight and ultraviolet light — and hasn't been in a conventional school setting since the fourth grade. Penn State New Kensington has helped make his dream of having a full college experience a reality.

Penn State 100 years ago: Grenade throwing, bayonet practice and trench construction were all very much a part of life on Penn State's University Park campus 100 years ago. While a military component had always been a part of the University’s curriculum, World War I brought about a military presence the likes of which the campus had never seen.

MorningStar Mural: Danielle Spewak, a senior in the School of Visual Arts, carefully fired, cleaned, glazed, mapped and placed each of the dozens of tiles that now adorn the MorningStar Solar Home, a self-sustainable home designed and built by students and faculty.

Counterfeit tickets: Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics continues to urge football fans to be cautious of counterfeit tickets. The ticketing staff at the Beaver Stadium gates and ticket windows and University Police confiscated more than 300 counterfeit tickets before and during the Nittany Lions’ last home game against Ohio State on Sept. 29. 

Child maltreatment and cognitive aging: Almost 10 million older adults in the U.S. have cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s Disease, or other related dementias. Penn State researchers are looking into how early-life adversity, specifically child maltreatment, can affect cognitive aging later in life in a new project.

Preparing for flu season: No matter how effective a particular year’s vaccine is, experts say it’s always better to get it than not. “Even if it doesn’t prevent you from getting the flu, it can prevent you from getting really sick from it to the point of hospitalization or death."

Last Updated October 11, 2018