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Conference explores role of institutions of higher education in extreme weather

Nov 15, 2019

As the number of extreme weather events associated to climate change continues to grow world-wide, it is becoming increasingly important that institutions of higher education reflect on their role both before and after catastrophic events. The “RISE CONFERENCE 2019: Transforming University…

Collaborative Community Service Conference offers opiate addiction resources

Oct 23, 2019

Penn State Schuylkill and Lehigh Valley Hospital – Schuylkill collaborated to present “Opioids: The Crisis Next Door,” a free conference held on campus Sept. 19 that detailed the facts and signs of addiction, as well as the resources available to help community members affected by the epidemic. The…

8th annual Child Maltreatment Solutions Network Conference explores the future of foster care

Oct 9, 2019

Improving placement quality and outcomes for children in foster care was one of the themes at the 2019 Child Maltreatment Solutions Network Conference, “The Future of Foster Care: New Science to Address Old Problems," held recently at Penn State’s University Park campus. Placement quality refers to…

Foster care the focus of upcoming child maltreatment conference

Aug 28, 2019

The 2019 Child Maltreatment Solutions Network Conference, being held Sept. 23-24 at the Nittany Lion Inn on Penn State’s University Park campus, will focus on identifying and addressing the obstacles within the foster care system by translating research and evidence-based solutions into effective…

Penn State to host first international conference on Project Drawdown research

Jul 19, 2019

Penn State, in partnership with Project Drawdown, will hold the first international conference on climate solutions, based on the 2017 New York Times best-seller “Drawdown, The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming.” The conference, titled “Research to Action: The Science…

Collaboration brings 'Opioids: The Crisis Next Door' conference to Schuylkill

May 23, 2019

Penn State Schuylkill and Lehigh Valley Hospital - Schuylkill, part of the Lehigh Valley Health Network, are teaming up to present the 2019 Wellness Conference, titled "Opioids: The Crisis Next Door." The conference will address the facts about the disease of addiction, the signs of opioid abuse,…

PROSPER conference convenes experts and youth to help prevent substance abuse

May 20, 2019

“We are now addressing a generation that could become addicted if they take a pill a few times. Prevention is critical,” said Steve Forzato, deputy chief of statewide drug initiatives for the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, to the audience assembled May 14 at the Ruth Pike Auditorium for…

'A Conference on the Study of Lives through Time' to be held at Penn State

May 20, 2019

The Center for Life Course and Longitudinal Studies (C2LS) will host “It’s About Time: A Conference on the Study of Lives through Time,” on Wednesday-Thursday, May 29-30, at the Penn Stater Conference Center on the University Park campus. All those who are interested are welcome to attend.…

Conference, podcast examine school segregation 65 years after Brown decision

May 6, 2019

In the Brown v. Board of Education decision, Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote that integrated public education was an important part of a democratic society and the "very foundation of good citizenship." Integrated schools, the court argued, would expose children to new cultures and…

First annual conference to address substance misuse held at Penn State

May 3, 2019

Pennsylvania is in the midst of a full-fledged, substance misuse epidemic, with one out of every four families encountering this issue. Penn State is combating the crisis by drawing upon the expertise of researchers, educators, practitioners and policymakers, who gathered recently for the…

Registration for 2019 Solutions Network Conference is open

Apr 23, 2019

Registration for the 2019 Child Maltreatment Solutions Network Conference is now open. The Future of Foster Care New Science to Address Old Problems will take place September 23-24 at The Nittany Lion Inn on Penn State’s University Park campus. The conference will focus on identifying and…

Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse Conference adds speakers

Apr 17, 2019

Still on the fence about coming to the conference? We just found out that Anne Herron, acting director in the Office of the Director at the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) at SAMHSA will also be joining us! The activities of her office include working to close the gap between…

Register Today for the CCSA Conference

Apr 10, 2019

There is still time to register for the Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse's first annual conference, Envisioning a Future Free from Addiction: Research, Programs, and Practice to Prevent Substance Abuse, to be held Monday, April 29, on Penn State’s University Park campus at the Hetzel Union…

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network seeking conference presentation proposals

Mar 21, 2019

The Penn State Child Maltreatment Solutions Network is seeking proposals for paper and poster presentations at its 2019 conference, which will be held Sept. 23-24 at the Nittany Lion Inn at University Park. The title of this year’s conference is “The Future of Foster Care: New Science on Old…

Inaugural substance abuse conference to be held April 29 at University Park

Mar 15, 2019

Penn State’s Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse (CCSA) will host a conference to bring together researchers, practitioners, policymakers, foundation representatives, and the public to discuss significant and emerging problems in combating substance abuse. “Envisioning a Future Free from Addiction…

National conference on child maltreatment to advance innovation through data

Sep 5, 2018

Penn State isn’t just a leader on childhood well-being through its Child Maltreatment Solutions Network — but is pushing others to be leaders, too. “One of our charges is to bring together experts related to child maltreatment to think more broadly about how to address key issues facing children…

Registration open for 7th annual Child Maltreatment Conference

Jun 12, 2018

Child maltreatment is a public health problem that impacts over 3.5 million youth each year who are involved in child protective service investigations or other responses. Society is also negatively impacted by the increased use of resources within the health care, education, and the criminal…

Penn State delegation advocates for social sciences in Washington, DC

May 16, 2018

A group of Penn State researchers recently attended the Consortium of Social Science Association’s (COSSA) 2018 Science Policy Conference and Social Science Advocacy Day in Washington, DC. The conference and advocacy day brought together COSSA members and other stakeholders for a day of discussion…

Solutions Network Awareness Event focuses on the foster care system

Apr 30, 2018

Penn State’s Child Maltreatment Solutions Network recently hosted “Building Resilience and Hope,” and brought together researchers, advocates, public servants, and foster youth to discuss Pennsylvania’s foster care system and strategies for supporting youth in pursuit of a college education. Jennie…

ICS Symposium 2018 to explore big data and computational research

Feb 8, 2018

In today’s society, data is being collected everywhere, all the time—from your phone, from your car, in hospitals, in the workplace. Data has the potential to solve major social problems. But to make sense of such massive quantities of data, researchers must find innovative methods to gather and…