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A young man is tracing his hand over an older man's face during a FaceAge encounter.

Young and old learn about each other through FaceAge

David is 87, with a gentle smile, intelligent, compassionate eyes, and neuropathy. Caleb, 22, bristling with youth, reaches out tentatively toward David's face. Bright tattoos covering Caleb's forearm simultaneously counter and complement David's white hair and beard. As Caleb's fingers trace David's jaw, he says quietly, with some incredulity...'even the scars are soft.'

Picture of Dr. Richard Alley with ski poles and surrounded by ice.

Dr. Richard Alley

Dr. Richard Alley from Penn State University Park campus will give a presentation on climate change and its impact on polar ice caps, rising sea levels, and human life.

Picture of Roger Williams

Distinguished Alumnus Dr. Roger L. Williams to present at Penn State Shenango

Distinguished Alumnus Dr. Roger L. Williams to present at Penn State Shenango

Two people, one professor and one student, looking down on the campus' new synthetic cadaver.

Dr. Diane Kuharsky shows Penn State Behrend student Andrew Jones the campus' new SynDaver

Andrew Jones, a Penn State Behrend nursing student, checks out the Shenango campus' new SynDaver with Instructor in Biology Dr. Diane Kuharsky over the summer semester.

Two people, one professor and one student, looking down on the campus' new synthetic cadaver.

Dr. Diane Kuharsky shows Penn State Behrend student Andrew Jones the campus' new SynDaver

Andrew Jones, a Penn State Behrend nursing student, checks out the campus' new SynDaver with Instructor in Biology Dr. Diane Kuharsky, during the summer semester.

Two people, one professor and one student, looking down on the campus' new synthetic cadaver.

Male and female SynDavers provide students realistic hands-on experience

Shenango's male and female SynDavers, "Ana" and "Tomy," receive lots of attention from students and visitors, alike.
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Eric J. Barron Penn State Abington LaunchBox

Penn State President Eric J. Barron in the fabric workshop at the Penn State Abington LaunchBox. LaunchBox synthesizes idea lab, maker space, innovation hub, technology springboard, and meet up space for entrepreneurs. 

Dr. William McGuigan is an associate professor of HDFS at Penn State Shenango

Dr. William McGuigan to speak on Old Order Amish

Dr. William McGuigan to speak on Old Order Amish          

Atterholt, instructor in HDFS, with Luchette, senior HDFS major, at Behrend's research conference

Roxanne Atterholt with Jack Luchette

Roxanne Atterholt, instructor in HDFS at Penn State Shenango, with Jack Luchette, senior HDFS major at Penn State Shenango, at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College's annual research conference. Atterholt was one of Luchette's mentors and collaborators for the poster presentation at the research conference.