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Dr. Kesha Morant Williams stands by a window at the Penn State Health St. Joseph location

Morant Williams gives a voice to the underrepresented

From examining issues related to race, ethnicity, culture, gender and religion through the lens of popular culture, to telling the stories of individuals with invisible illnesses who do not feel heard, Kesha Morant Williams has one main goal in her research.
Dr. Morant Williams works with Emily Pfender (’16)

Morant Williams gives a voice to the underrepresented

From examining issues related to race, ethnicity, culture, gender and religion through the lens of popular culture, to telling the stories of individuals with invisible illnesses who do not feel heard, Kesha Morant Williams has one main goal in her research: to give a voice to misrepresented and underrepresented groups of people.
Bruce with weightlifter

Iron addiction

Is it possible for people to become addicted to exercise? In a culture where 70 percent of the population is overweight or obese, and yet only 15 percent exercise regularly enough to gain health benefits, why should anyone bother to study people who may exercise too much and produce detrimental consequences?
Dr. Bruce Hale and student

Iron Addiction

Is it possible for people to become addicted to exercise? Dr. Bruce Hale studies exercise dependence in weightlifters.
Michelle in front of barn

Mart investigates the food industry

Chances are that you don’t think about industrial agriculture and its effect on the environment and local farming when you’re going through the drive-through of your favorite fast-food restaurant, says Michelle Mart, associate professor of history at Penn State Berks.
James Shankweiler, coordinator of Be Bold, Take Charge

Be Bold, Take Charge

James Shankweiler, coordinator of Be Bold, Take Charge, discusses the initiative with Felisa Preciado, (pictured left) Penn State Administrative Fellow, and Nena Koschny, Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications for Invent Penn State.

student with beehive

Berks' bees and pollen variation subject of student’s independent study

What does the study of honey bees have to do with pollen variations and seasonal allergies? Science major Cassandra Darnell hopes to find out through an ongoing independent study she is conducting on the honey bees that she brought to Penn State Berks.

Penn State Berks to receive funding for entrepreneurship in the City of Reading Photo

 

Penn State Berks was represented at the Capitol Rotunda by (left to right) Chancellor R. Keith Hillkirk, Dr. Janelle Larson, James Shankweiler, sophomore Jillian Morello, Walt Fullam, and Dr. Paul Esqueda.

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