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Black selected as 2018 Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award winner

University Libraries News - Wed, 2018-05-16 14:02
The 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.

Salem named to direct Michigan State University Libraries

University Libraries News - Wed, 2018-05-16 10:09
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.

You're invited: 5 reasons to attend We Are Weekend

University Libraries News - Tue, 2018-05-15 12:10
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.

You’re invited: 5 reasons to attend We Are Weekend

University Libraries News - Tue, 2018-05-15 12:10
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.

Penn State promotions in academic rank, effective July 1, 2018

University Libraries News - Thu, 2018-05-10 15:18
The following is a list of academic promotions for tenured and tenure-line faculty members at Penn State, effective July 1.

Pennsylvania Center for the Book honors 2018 'Letters About Literature' winners

University Libraries News - Tue, 2018-05-08 09:50
The Pennsylvania winners of the 2018 Letters About Literature contest have been announced. The annual contest, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book, invites students in grades four through 12 to write letters to authors about how the authors' words impacted them.

Technology Expo on May 7 to showcase latest technology

University Libraries News - Fri, 2018-05-04 10:42
Attendees at Technology Expo 2018, set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, May 7, can try out many of today’s newest high-end technology products for educational and commercial use, and speak with representatives in the vendor showcase. Held in Dean’s Hall at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in Innovation Park at Penn State and organized by Penn State University Libraries’ Media and Technology Support Services, Technology Expo 2018 is a free event open to the public.

'My Favorite Thing is Monsters' wins 2018 Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize

University Libraries News - Wed, 2018-05-02 16:51
“My Favorite Thing is Monsters” by Emil Ferris, published by Fantagraphics Books, has won the 2018 Lynd Ward Prize for Graphic Novel of the Year. Penn State University Libraries sponsors the juried annual award and its administrator, the Pennsylvania Center for the Book. The jury, composed of Penn State faculty, alumni and students with graphic novel expertise, also named two honor books.

Libraries Short Stories announces winners of first Penn State writing contest

University Libraries News - Mon, 2018-04-30 16:30
Penn Staters Sultan Aljohani, Erica Johnson and Ellis Stump are the three winners of Penn State University Libraries’ “New Beginnings” short story writing contest. Their stories, along with those by seven writers receiving honorable mentions, will be placed on the Libraries’ five Short Edition short story dispensers on the University Park campus and inside Schlow Centre Region Library in downtown State College.

Paterno Library to include new Starbucks in fall 2018

University Libraries News - Mon, 2018-04-30 13:16
Beginning fall semester 2018, a new Starbucks will open on the first floor of Paterno at University Park.

Pattee Library to include new Starbucks in fall 2018

University Libraries News - Mon, 2018-04-30 13:16
Beginning fall semester 2018, a new Starbucks will open in Pattee Library at University Park.

Libraries offers extended hours, De-stress Fest to support studying students

University Libraries News - Thu, 2018-04-26 14:36
During finals week, Penn State University Libraries is offering fun and relaxing activities to help students at the University Park campus relax and ease stress as they study for finals and complete end-of-semester papers and projects. In addition, extended hours at most Libraries locations University-wide are in effect through Friday, May 4, with Pattee Library and Paterno Library offering continuous 24-hour access.

Undergraduate Exhibition wraps up record year

University Libraries News - Mon, 2018-04-23 10:53
Hundreds of students and judges bustled about in the HUB-Robeson Center Wednesday evening for the 2018 Undergraduate Research Exhibition on the University Park campus of Penn State. From musical presentations in the Flex Theater posters in Alumni and Heritage halls, the University's best were promoting the fruits of their academic and artistic pursuits.

Undergraduate Exhibition wraps up record year

University Libraries News - Mon, 2018-04-23 10:53
Hundreds of students and judges bustled about in the HUB-Robeson Center Wednesday evening for the 2018 Undergraduate Research Exhibition on the University Park campus of Penn State. From musical presentations in the Flex Theater posters in Alumni and Heritage halls, the University's best were promoting the fruits of their academic and artistic pursuits.

'Legally Blind, Blonde and Albino'

University Libraries News - Mon, 2018-04-23 10:18
It's not easy being the new kid in school. It is especially difficult when you have a disability. But being the new kid — and the new kid with a disability — is something Seria Chatters, assistant professor of education (counselor education) at Penn State, experienced more than a dozen times throughout her childhood and adolescence.

Talk, book signing April 24 to highlight history of Penn State's first president

University Libraries News - Sun, 2018-04-22 09:40
Penn State alumnus Roger Williams will offer a talk based on his new book, “Evan Pugh’s Penn State: America’s Model Agricultural College,” at 3:30 p.m. April 24 in Foster Auditorium, located in 103 Paterno Library at University Park.

Talk, book signing April 24 to highlight history of Penn State's first president

University Libraries News - Sun, 2018-04-22 09:40
Penn State alumnus Roger Williams will offer a talk based on his new book, “Evan Pugh’s Penn State: America’s Model Agricultural College,” at 3:30 p.m. April 24 in Foster Auditorium, located in 103 Paterno Library at University Park.

2018 Judy Chicago Art Education Award presented to Michigan teacher

University Libraries News - Thu, 2018-04-19 17:06
Melissa Leaym-Fernandez, a teacher at Flint, Michigan Community Schools, has been awarded the Judy Chicago Art Education Award for her submission titled "The Power of our Mothers." She was presented with the award in a ceremony at Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library, University Park, on Tuesday, April 17.

Westbrooks invited to speak at annual Libraries Diversity Forum on May 2

University Libraries News - Thu, 2018-04-19 13:32
Elaine L. Westbrooks, vice provost of University Libraries and university librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, returns to Pennsylvania as the invited speaker for Penn State University Libraries’ annual Dean’s Diversity Forum on May 2. She will speak on the topic “Moving Beyond Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” and provide practical examples to highlight the difference between diversity-, equity- and inclusion-centered policy, strategy and values versus those centered on dismantling the structures that reinforce inequity.

Westbrooks named invited speaker for annual Libraries Diversity Forum

University Libraries News - Thu, 2018-04-19 13:32
Elaine L. Westbrooks, vice provost of University Libraries and university librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, returns to Pennsylvania as the invited speaker for Penn State University Libraries’ annual Dean’s Diversity Forum on May 2. She will speak on the topic “Moving Beyond Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” and provide practical examples to highlight the difference between diversity-, equity- and inclusion-centered policy, strategy and values versus those centered on dismantling the structures that reinforce inequity.

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