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Richards Center to host conference on violence in African-American history

University Libraries News - 6 hours 26 min ago
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.

‘Falling to Places’ highlights photographer’s travels

University Libraries News - Tue, 2017-09-19 14:30
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.

Maps and geospatial information sessions for fall 2017 include online options

University Libraries News - Tue, 2017-09-19 10:03
Each Tuesday this October, Penn State University Libraries will offer informational sessions relating to foundational map and geospatial topics. Sessions, which do not require registration, are open to all Penn State students, staff, faculty and visitors, and remote viewing is available online using Zoom.

Hudson River School artist highlighted in exhibition at the Palmer Museum of Art

University Libraries News - Tue, 2017-09-05 12:00
The Palmer Museum of Art will present a new exhibition titled "Asher B. Durand: To Begin Again" from Sept. 5 through Dec. 10. This exhibition focuses on the early career of this leading artist of the Hudson River School. The centerpiece of the exhibition is Durand’s first commissioned landscape painting, "Boonton Falls, New Jersey," which the museum recently acquired.

Libraries Open House Sept. 6-7 at University Park to offer fun, tour, prizes

University Libraries News - Tue, 2017-08-29 08:38
More than 3,500 University Park students are expected to participate in Penn State University Libraries’ annual fall Open House, held 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sept. 6-7 in Pattee Library and Paterno Library and all four branch library locations across campus. Students swipe their Penn State I.D. cards to check in at six or more self-guided tour stops as they learn more about the Libraries’ academic, research and leisure resources and services, then swipe to complete the tour at the Finish Line for free gifts and to become eligible to win one of several grand prizes.

Penn State Reads launches photo contest for 2017-18 book, 'It’s What I Do'

University Libraries News - Mon, 2017-08-28 15:09
Incoming first-year students are encouraged to further their engagement with the Penn State Reads program by participating in a photo and accompanying essay contest.

Penn State faculty network and learn at annual entrepreneurship retreat

University Libraries News - Mon, 2017-08-28 13:43
Faculty and staff from across Penn State came together Aug. 15-16 at University Park in support of entrepreneurship teaching and learning at the fifth annual ENTI Summer Gathering. ENTI, launched is 2013, is Penn State’s Intercollege Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Novelist Chris Bachelder to hold free public reading on Sept. 14

University Libraries News - Mon, 2017-08-28 12:52
Award-winning novelist Chris Bachelder will conduct a free public reading of "The Throwback Special" and participate in a question-and-answer session Sept. 14 on the University Park campus.

Global explorer, Outward Bound Oman director Mark Evans to visit Penn State

University Libraries News - Mon, 2017-08-28 11:49
Mark Evans, a wilderness explorer with a passion for bridging cross-cultural differences in the Middle East, will deliver public lectures on Sept. 18 and 19 as part of the Penn State Reads program.

Author of ‘Pulitzer’s Gold’ to discuss coveted award, journalism

University Libraries News - Mon, 2017-08-28 10:43
A veteran journalist who wrote the book that traces the century-long history of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service will discuss the coveted award and journalism in general during a free public lecture at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 on the University Park campus.

Penn State Libraries ranked 2nd among U.S. public university libraries

University Libraries News - Fri, 2017-08-18 09:11
The Penn State University Libraries again have been recognized among the top 10 research universities in North America, this year ranking No. 7, and rising to second among public university research libraries in the United States, according to the 2015-16 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Library Investment Index.

New and returning students invited to attend Fall Welcome Week events

University Libraries News - Wed, 2017-08-09 13:22
New and returning students are invited to attend Fall Welcome Week with events taking place on the University Park campus beginning Thursday, Aug. 17.

Alumni Jack and Jeanette McWhirter named the 2017 Philanthropists of the Year

University Libraries News - Wed, 2017-07-12 10:47
Penn State has named John “Jack” and Jeanette Dachille McWhirter, Penn State alumni and longtime supporters, its 2017 Philanthropists of the Year for their support of programs across the University.

Abington librarians accept national innovation award

University Libraries News - Mon, 2017-07-10 08:46
Jennifer Hunter and Christina Riehman-Murphy, Penn State University Libraries reference and instruction librarians at Abington, received the 2017 Innovation in College Librarianship Award. The duo was cited for programs that develop relationships with students while promoting scholarship.

Mary Ann Joyce recognized for exemplary service to Worthington Scranton campus

University Libraries News - Fri, 2017-07-07 17:03
Mary Ann Joyce, information resources and services support specialist in Penn State Worthington Scranton’s library, was the recipient of this year’s Gertrude Hawk Chocolates Service Award.

Penn State booth to highlight the art of science at Arts Festival

University Libraries News - Thu, 2017-07-06 13:53
At Penn State's Art of Discovery booth at the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, festival visitors of all ages are invited to participate in free, hands-on workshops highlighting the art of science and the science of art. The booth will be located next to the Willard Building on campus and will be open for visitors from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 13-15. For a sneak peek, check out the full schedule of events.

July 18 discussion to focus on benefits of Summer Academy programs

University Libraries News - Mon, 2017-07-03 09:48
A discussion and question-and-answer session on July 18 will raise awareness about Pennsylvania Summer Academy and the two unique programs offered on the University Park campus that enhance independence skills for students transitioning to postsecondary education.

Penn State Bookstores awards second round of Barnes and Noble grants

University Libraries News - Thu, 2017-06-29 16:00
The Penn State Bookstores, managed by Barnes and Noble, has awarded its second round of grants to support a range of programs and initiatives across the University. As previously announced, the bookstores launched the new grant program through a five-year, $1.25 million commitment to the University.

Penn State Reads launches photo contest for 2017-18 book, ‘It’s What I Do'

University Libraries News - Wed, 2017-06-28 08:10
Incoming first-year students are encouraged to further their engagement with the Penn State Reads program by participating in a photo and accompanying essay contest.