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Congratulations to Carmen Henry-Harris, PACT Community Engagement Coordinator and Liaison, for receiving a Penn State Liberal Arts Staff Advisory Committee You Rock! Award!
The You Rock! Award was created as a way to recognize and honor unusual dedication and outstanding contributions by College of the Liberal Arts staff members.
Dr. Sunhye Bai Awarded Early Career Professorship
Congratulations to Dr. Sunhye Bai, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, on being awarded the Karl R. Fink and Diane Wendle Fink Early Career Professorship for the Study of Families.
Addressing Inequities in Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) recently released a new series of briefs.
SSRI's Insights from Experts features Dr. Rina Das Eiden discussing parental substance use during COVID-19
Parental substance abuse is a significant risk factor for adaptive functioning for both parents and children. This may be exacerbated with the stress and anxiety associated with a pandemic – but may also provide an opportunity for change.
A PACT panel presented, "Maintaining Partnerships to Serve the Community: Increased Importance during Trying Times" as part of a Latino Connection and Penn State Reach webinar series
Discussions centered on the importance of partnerships, particularly among community members, community organizations, and educational institutions, to enhance the lives of diverse children, youth and families.
 
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Dauphin County 4th Annual Recovery Day
PACT attended the Dauphin County 4th Annual Recovery Day on September 29, 2018.
PACT's Carmen Henry-Harris discusses the importance of diverse populations in research with Jill Horner of Comcast Newsmakers
Recently, Carmen Henry-Harris, Community Liaison and Coordinator for PACT, sat down with Comcast Newsmaker’s Jill Horner to discuss how PACT successfully functions with the community to ensure diverse populations are represented in research.
PACT Community Advisory Board member Robin Perry-Smith featured on Health Care Education Association website
Robin Perry-Smith discusses why she joined the Health Care Education Association and one of her greatest career achievements.
Community-Engaged Research Day
The Better Together Community Driven Awareness Community-Engaged Research Day took place June 6, 2019.
Congratulations to Laureen Teti
Laureen Teti has been promoted to Associate Director of the Penn State Child Study Center and Associate Research Professor of Psychology.
SRCD highlights accomplishments of the Ethnic and Racial Issues Committee during Dawn Witherspoon's tenure as Chair
Originally founded as the Minority Committee in 1984, the Ethnic and Racial Issues Committee focuses on increasing diversity in developmental science and SRCD through programmatic initiatives and acts as a liaison for internal groups interested in research pertaining to racial-ethnic minorities.
PACT welcomes Dr. Laura Bray
Assistant Professor of Education at Penn State, Laura Bray, has joined PACT as an Associate Director.
New Director Announced for PACT
Dawn Witherspoon, Associate Professor and McCourtney Family Early Career Professor in Psychology at Penn State, was named as the incoming Director of PACT effective July 1, 2019.
10th Annual LHACC Caribbean Luna Night
The Latino Hispanic American Community Center (LHACC) held its annual fundraiser, Caribbean Luna Night, on Friday, July 12th, at the Hershey Lodge.
Community Spotlight: The KING Community Center
The KING Community Center's Girls' Summer Enrichment Program provides opportunities for young girls.
Dawn Witherspoon featured in video from The Society for Research in Child Development
The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) recently published a video from the 2019 Biennial SRCD pre-conference, “Conceptualizing and Measuring Culture, Context, Race and Ethnicity: A Focus on Science, Ethics, and Collaboration in the Spirit of 2044”, featuring Dawn Witherspoon.
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