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A Penn State program has saved online learners an estimated $1.2 million in the cost of buying textbooks since it launched in the fall of 2017.
"A Baker’s Dozen: The Best Children’s Books for Family Literacy" for 2018 has been announced by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book. The annual booklist, celebrating its 15th edition this year, is compiled by a panel of children’s literature experts who choose from among the many children’s books published in each calendar year.
The Global Engagement Network is a group of strategic peer partnerships around the world, developed around the natural links between faculty and research interests. Global Programs supports these collaborative research projects through a development fund and has announced the awardees, whose projects primarily focus on long-term sustainability.
International film buffs and individuals interested in films created in or about Iran have been gathering on the first Wednesday of each month for more than a year for "Docunight: Iran Via Documentaries" film screenings. This month, however, due to holiday hours of operation, the film will be shown one week later at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, on the University Park Campus.
George M. Middlemas Jr., a Penn State alumnus and generous University donor, particularly to the University Libraries, died June 14 in Bachelor Gulch, Colorado, two days after his 72nd birthday.
Join Penn State at “The Art of Discovery,” the University’s booth at the Arts Festival, to learn how art detectives use technology to solve art history mysteries; make your own handmade paints the way early humans did hundreds of thousands of years ago; learn about the bizarre science behind zombie ants; explore mankind’s relationship to plastics, and more.
Nikki Grimes, 2018 winner of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, will receive the national children’s poetry honor on July 12, in the Downsbrough Community Room at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen Street, State College. Following the presentation, Grimes will speak about her writing and read from her award-winning book “One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance.” The event also includes a book sale and author signing.
Penn State graduate students Marie Louise Ryan, Johann Strube and Megan Griffin have been recognized with the 2018 Whiting Indiginous Knowledge Research Award to help fund their research pursuits. The award is funded by the Marjorie Grant Whiting Endowment for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledge and supported by Penn State’s University Libraries and the Interinstitutional Center for Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK).
"Summer Reading," an exhibition of works by contemporary artists who take creative approaches to text and the book, will be on display at the Woskob Family Gallery in downtown State College from June 14 to Sept. 8.
Athena Jackson, Penn State University Libraries’ Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair and head of the Eberly Family Special Collections Library, has been named to an international cohort of 17 top managers of academic libraries as Library Senior Fellows at UCLA in 2018. The three-week residential program combines management perspectives, strategic thinking, and practical and theoretical approaches to the issues confronting academic institutions and their libraries.
The University Libraries held its annual Libraries Awards ceremony May 15 in Paterno Library's Foster Auditorium. Five employees were honored for their outstanding contributions toward the success of the Libraries’ operations, diversity and inclusion, and innovation.
Emily Rimland, information literacy librarian and learning technologies coordinator at Penn State University Libraries, has been chosen by the American Library Association’s Library Instruction Round Table as the 2018 recipient of its Librarian Recognition Award. Now in its fifth year, the award recognizes an individual’s contribution to the development, advancement and support of information literacy and instruction.
Penn State University Libraries expanded its information literacy awards University-wide this year and honored 71 undergraduate students and three graduate students participating in their respective campus-wide research exhibition events in April.
Penn State University Libraries presented the 2018 Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis award and two finalists to Schreyer Scholars Benjamin Black, Sumit Pareek and Nicholas Capri, who received their awards in a May 3 ceremony. The annual competition included a review of the submitted theses by a faculty jury and a public oral presentation by the three finalists.
Joe Salem, associate dean for learning, undergraduate services and Commonwealth Campus libraries in University Libraries at Penn State, has been recommended to serve as director of Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries, pending approval by the MSU Board of Trustees on June 22.
Penn Staters are encouraged to return to University Park for a summer celebration. We Are Weekend is your opportunity to create lasting memories with family, friends and classmates during a Penn State comeback weekend June 1–3.