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Award-winning novelist Jennifer Haigh will read as part of the Mary E. Rolling Reading Series at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1 in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium. The reading is free and open to the public.
Penn State has recognized longtime supporter and philanthropist Cynthia “Cindy” King as its 2017 Fundraising Volunteer of the Year.
New York Times bestselling novelist and journalist Suki Kim will read from her works as part of the Mary E. Rolling Reading Series at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14 in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
The University Libraries' new first floor space in Pattee Library, called the Search Bar, offers Penn State students a progressive approach to one-stop, peer-to-peer services for students' technology, writing and library assistance at the University Park campus.
Penn State’s Class of 2018 selected the University Libraries’ Textbook and Educational Resources Fund as one of three options for their legacy through Penn State’s Class Gift Campaign. The endowed fund exists to provide required textbooks on reserve to help lower students’ cost of attendance.
The Humanities Institute at Penn State, in partnership with the University Libraries, will present a panel discussion titled “True Talk, Fake News: The Search for Truth in Public Discourse,” at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in Foster Auditorium, located in 102 Paterno Library, at University Park.
Penn State University Libraries will celebrate GIS Day on Nov. 14, at an event aimed toward the broad audience of the Penn State community — students, staff, faculty and community members — with interests in learning about how geospatial information is being used on campus and beyond.
Penn State’s class of 2018 is returning to an old tradition of selecting multiple areas of the University to benefit from their support. The 2018 Class Gift Committee revealed the gifts during a campaign event held today (Oct. 18) on the ground floor of the HUB-Robeson Center: a display of the Alma Mater in the HUB-Robeson Center; an endowment to support the Student Farm; and support for the Textbook and Educational Resources Fund.
“The Many Faces of Intercultural Dialogue” will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Franklin Atrium, Pattee Library. Intensive English Communication Program international students and their Penn State student partners will share posters about what they have learned about each other and their respective cultures during their conversation partner program. The event will also serve as a venue for the English for Professional Purposes Intercultural Center and Global Connections to present the many resources and opportunities available for the University and the community.
Penn State University Libraries’ Textbook and Educational Resources Fund has been named a finalist for the Penn State 2018 Class Gift campaign. The fund exists to provide textbooks for loan to every student who needs one, or to provide low-cost or free electronic resources where they are needed. Voting is open through midnight this Friday, Oct. 13, to seniors of the Class of 2018, who can vote online or in person at the HUB-Robeson Center.
Penn State University Libraries and the Pennsylvania Center for the Book will present the 2017 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award to Jorge Argueta for “Somos como las nubes/We Are Like the Clouds,” and an honor award to Nikki Grimes, author of “Garvey’s Choice,” during a public presentation at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, at University Park.
The high cost of some course materials can impede students’ academic success, especially because the price tag prompts many students to avoid purchasing them. A workshop on Oct. 24, accessible to all faculty instructors, aims to lower students’ textbook costs and any perceived obstacles in favor of adopting high-quality, free or low-cost open educational resources.
A new exhibit, “The History of Pattee Library and Paterno Library,” chronicles Penn State University Libraries’ 162-year lifespan at the heart of the University Park campus, beginning with the original collection housed in the school’s first building through the library’s current Association of Research Libraries Investment Index ranking as second among U.S. public university libraries
The Pennsylvania Center for the Book presents the 2018 Letters About Literature Contest, a nationwide event sponsored by the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. This contest invites students in three grade levels to write persuasive letters to authors — living or dead — about how a specific piece of literature, such as fiction, nonfiction, a poem or a play, affected them or changed their worldview.
The Penn State Abington community marked national Banned Books Week.
Sarah Glidden, 2017 winner of the Lynd Ward Prize for Graphic Novel of the Year, will receive the award Sept. 28 for “Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria and Iraq” and discuss how she began making comics and the creation of “Rolling Blackouts.” The award ceremony and author talk, open to the public, will begin at 4 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library.
Penn State University Libraries’ new Eberly Family Special Collections Library exhibit “William Styron: Books and Biography,” on display through Jan. 7, 2018, has been guest-curated by Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English James L.W. West III, an expert on Styron and his works and donor of the collection from which the exhibition was curated.
The George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center, the Department of African American Studies, and University Libraries will host a conference, "Rethinking Violence in African-American History: History, Memory, Trauma," on Oct. 6 and 7. Free and open to the public, the conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, Penn State, University Park.
Photographer Staci Grimes’ exhibit titled “Falling to Places” will be on display on the second floor of the Penn State Mont Alto Library through mid-December. The show, which is open to the public at no charge, includes 22 photographs highlighting Grimes’ travels and are available for purchase.