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Undergraduate Exhibition wraps up record year

10 hours 25 min ago
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'

11 hours 3 sec ago
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

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

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 named invited speaker for annual Libraries Diversity Forum

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.

Spring 2018 International Write-In event set for April 22

Tue, 2018-04-17 14:54
The University Libraries will hold a spring 2018 International Write-In event on Sunday, April 22, in Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library on the University Park campus. The event, broken into two sessions, encourages participants to use dedicated time to work on and complete writing assignments and projects throughout the evening. Session one is scheduled from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. and session two from 8 p.m. to midnight.

We Are Weekend registration includes host of events, giveaways

Mon, 2018-04-16 15:39
Penn Staters are encouraged to "join the pride" for a blue-and-white celebration. We Are Weekend is an opportunity to connect with family and friends during a Penn State comeback weekend from June 1 to 3.

Plastic Entanglements film series concludes on April 19 with ‘Plastic Paradise’

Mon, 2018-04-16 11:51
A screening of the independent film “Plastic Paradise” will be held at 7 p.m. on April 19 in the Flex Theatre of the HUB-Robeson Center at University Park. The event is free and open to the public.

Integrative Studies Seed Grants awarded to faculty across University

Fri, 2018-04-13 08:30
The Office for General Education has announced this year’s seed grants to support the development of Integrative Studies courses. The awarded proposals are representative of a wide range of academic disciplines, and include proposals from faculty at Penn State campuses across the Commonwealth.

Libraries’ short stories fiction contest submission deadline is April 20

Thu, 2018-04-12 15:35
Penn State University Libraries has launched its Penn State-exclusive creative writing platform, enabling anyone with an active email address to join the site to submit, vote and comment on others’ original works. To celebrate, the Libraries’ Short Stories website is hosting its first university-wide short story competition, themed “New Beginnings,” and is accepting submissions until April 20.

Courtney Young: Penn State Faculty Profiles in Diversity and Inclusion

Mon, 2018-04-09 06:00
Penn State’s Courtney Young, head librarian at the J. Clarence Kelly Library at Penn State Greater Allegheny and professor of women’s studies, draws on her diverse background and passion for teaching and learning to encourage those around her to foster an environment that is welcoming of diversity, change and collaboration.

Events throughout the month of April celebrate the LGBTQA community

Fri, 2018-04-06 10:50
The LGBTQA Student Resource Center, a unit of Penn State Student Affairs, will celebrate the diversity within the LGBTQ community during Pride Month at Penn State in April. Penn State’s annual Pride Week has been extended this year to include events, speakers and workshops during the entire month of April.

Events throughout the month of April celebrate the LGBTQA community

Wed, 2018-04-04 17:34
The LGBTQA Student Resource Center, a unit of Penn State Student Affairs, will celebrate the diversity within the LGBTQ community during Pride Month at Penn State in April. Penn State’s annual Pride Week has been extended this year to include events, speakers and workshops during the entire month of April.

Workshop offers resources and inclusive strategies for international students

Wed, 2018-04-04 12:16
A workshop titled “Building Intercultural Community in the Classroom and Beyond” will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, April 23, in Krause Learning Space, 221 Chambers Building on the University Park campus. Participants can share ideas, learn new strategies, and become familiar with a range of support resources on campus available for international students.

ACT@PSU paves the way for replacement of high-cost course materials

Tue, 2018-04-03 15:25
A new University-wide collaboration between Teaching and Learning with Technology and the University Libraries aims to drastically reduce the financial burden of textbook costs for Penn State students.

Iranian artist Morehshin Allahyari to discuss technology and art

Mon, 2018-04-02 16:14
Contemporary artist and activist Morehshin Allahyari will explore political, social and cultural contradictions in a lecture titled “On Digital Colonialism and Monstrosity” at 10 a.m. this Friday, April 6, in the Foster Auditorium of Penn State’s Paterno Library.

Penn State Human Library rescheduled for April 20

Wed, 2018-03-28 16:40
Penn State’s second annual Human Library has been rescheduled for Friday, April 20, at various locations in Paterno Library and Pattee Library. The event encourages participants to engage in conversations that challenge stereotypes. Difficult questions will be expected, appreciated and answered.

Penn State activism in 1968 is focus of student-curated exhibit

Wed, 2018-03-28 13:37
A University Libraries exhibit, “1968: Student Activism at Penn State and Beyond,” open through July 31 in Pattee Library’s Franklin Atrium, takes a closer look at student activism in the late 1960s. The exhibit showcases various items from The Eberly Family Special Collections Library, including photographs, books and student publications.

Acclaimed author, Penn State alumna Jillian Cantor to read at Penn State

Wed, 2018-03-28 12:12
Acclaimed author and Penn State alumna Jillian Cantor will read at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium. The reading is free and open to the public.

Penn State team tackles surge of digital badge usage in Nittany AI Challenge

Wed, 2018-03-21 15:35
A Penn State team is exploring how using artificial intelligence to evaluate students' information literacy skills can improve the University Libraries' digital badge program. Their prototype was recently selected for Phase One of the $100,000 Nittany AI Challenge.