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Global Programs and partners kicked off International Education Week with a launch party.
Penn State University Libraries will hold an International Write-In event on Dec. 2 in Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library, on the University Park campus. The event encourages students, faculty and staff to use dedicated time to work on and complete writing assignments and projects throughout the evening, with support staff on hand, as well as snacks, coffee and pizza for participants.
“The Many Faces of Intercultural Dialogue” will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Franklin Atrium, central Pattee Library, on the University Park Campus. The event encourages intercultural understanding and collaboration with a showcase of intercultural dialogues, for campus and in the community.
This November, students, faculty and staff can participate in communications workshops that cover topics such as copyright, publishing, and National Science Foundation public access policy. The workshops, which will take place Nov. 1-15, are coordinated and led by Ana Enriquez, scholarly communications outreach librarian, and will take place either in Pattee Library on the University Park campus, or via Zoom.
Penn State University Libraries will host a “Lean & Green: Green Gifts on a Lean Budget” workshop from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 6 in Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library, on the University Park campus. This do-it-yourself gift-making workshop will be taught by Sylvia Rushing, of The Makery in State College, to instruct students on the art of creating succulent mini kokedama, or Japanese moss ball, crafts.
Penn State student innovators and community entrepreneurs are invited to explore their potential by connecting with collaborators, mentors and investors during Global Entrepreneurship Week Penn State, presented by the Penn State Small Business Development Center, Nov. 6–15.
Penn State University Libraries’ newly updated Voting and Elections Guide is available to Penn State students, faculty and staff as a nonpartisan information resource ahead of the 2018 general election on Nov. 6. Nearly all of the guide’s content is publicly accessible online for all to make informed decisions at the polls, and an introductory section includes resources specific to Pennsylvania voters.
Eight months after launching its Libraries Short Stories website for all aspiring authors University-wide to submit and share their creative works, Penn State University Libraries is growing its public library partnership with Schlow Centre Region Library, enabling Centre County residents to join the online writing community.
Penn State University Libraries will celebrate GIS Day on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at an event aimed at the broader Penn State community — students, staff, faculty and community members — who are interested in learning about how geospatial information is being used on campus and beyond.
Penn State University Libraries and experts from the Patent and Trademark Resource Center on Nov. 14 will hold a full-day seminar to celebrate a 40-year partnership, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library on the University Park campus or via MediaSite. Inventors, entrepreneurs, educators, students and legal professionals are encouraged to attend.
Penn State’s University Libraries is offering events in support of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), now celebrating 10 years of cultivating the entrepreneurial spirit. Presented by the Penn State Small Business Development Center, GEW recognizes relationships between members of the University and local entrepreneurial communities during a weeklong event Nov. 7-15.
Penn State’s University Libraries is offering events in support of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), now celebrating 10 years of cultivating the entrepreneurial spirit. Presented by the Penn State Small Business Development Center, GEW recognizes relationships between members of the University and local entrepreneurial communities during a week-long event on Nov. 7-15.
Acclaimed author and memoirist Ariel Levy will give a free public reading of her work as part of the Mary E. Rolling Reading Series on Nov. 8 in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium.
The Pennsylvania Center for the Book has announced the 2019 Letters About Literature contest, a nationwide event sponsored by the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. Students in grades four to 12 are invited to submit to the annual Letters About Literature Writing Contest, and each state will recognize and award prizes to its winners.
The Affordable Course Transformation at Penn State (ACT@PSU) initiative is now open for applications through Nov. 21. Faculty from all Penn State campuses are encouraged to apply for the grant-based initiative and, if accepted into ACT, will receive a monetary grant as well as production support and resources to transform their courses.
Recently tenured and promoted Penn State faculty across the University were honored recently through Penn State University Libraries' Promotion and Tenure Recognition Program. Now in its 15th year, the program asks each newly tenured or promoted faculty member to select a book title for the University Libraries' permanent collection, and to submit a personal statement about their selection.
Dan Heath's books have sold more than 2 million copies. The bestselling author will come to Penn State on March 16, 2019, to deliver the keynote at the Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology.
Penn State University Libraries’ second University-wide Short Stories writing contest is now open and seeking short creative writing entries on the theme of “Lost and Found.” All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit entries, now including a poetry option, for the new contest, which is open through Nov. 16.
Open Access Week, a global event now in its 10th year, is returning to Penn State University Libraries locations Oct. 22-25 with events available University-wide. The events aim to increase affordable, discoverable and equitable access to Penn State's open-access initiatives.
The Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, in partnership with Penn State University Libraries Open Publishing, is excited to announce the publication of “Back Into the Future of Immigration: Personal Stories by the Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic,” an open-access monograph showcasing personal stories from past and current students of the clinic.