A man cools off in a fountain.

How hot is too hot for the human body? These Penn State experts explain | Opinion

BY: - July 7, 2022

Our lab found heat + humidity gets dangerous faster than many people realize.


Higher education innovation, statewide investment are the keys to growth in Pa. | Opinion 

BY: - March 3, 2022

Penn State looks forward to working with the Legislature to secure this key funding in the final budget agreement.


There’s as much noise as news and it’s getting harder to tell one from the other | Opinion

BY: - October 25, 2021

Realistically, though, most of us have other things to do than devote a large chunk of our day to perusing the websites of multiple news outlets to learn whether they’re all reporting more or less the same things. We have to trust. But whom do we trust?

States poised to allow college athletes to profit off their name, image, and likeness

BY: - June 7, 2021

Statutes in five states, including Georgia and Florida, will go into effect July 1.


Mass shootings are rare. Gun suicides are much more common, and kill more Americans | Opinion

BY: - March 30, 2021

Gun violence as a whole is much more common, and much more deadly, than mass shootings are.


The current U.S. healthcare system poses a threat to Hispanics. This is why | Opinion

BY: - October 19, 2020

Like many Americans, U.S.-born Hispanics increasingly face a high risk of obesity and obesity-related health complications such as diabetes and heart disease.


How Penn State has risen to the research challenge during COVID-19 | Opinion

BY: - September 23, 2020

At Penn State University, where I oversee the research enterprise, we are steadfast in our commitment to making the world a better place.


After the civil rights era, white Americans failed to support systemic change to end racism. Will they now? | Opinion

BY: - August 14, 2020

In principle, whites support efforts to end racism. But in practice, they have long been unwilling to support the fundamental change needed to do that.


How lasers could speed up coronavirus diagnostics | Analysis

BY: - May 10, 2020

A team of physicists, virologists and computer scientists are seeking to develop a rapid coronavirus diagnostic tool that could deliver rapid results.


How to maintain your physical and mental health during coronavirus | Opinion

BY: - March 20, 2020

Without all of us changing our behavior, those who are more likely to experience severe outcomes will have negative health outcomes.