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Augmented reality app reveals campus monument's history as teaching tool

Fri, 2018-02-23 08:58
Augmented reality is reviving the educational focus of Penn State's oldest monument on the University Park campus, the Obelisk. An app developed by Department of Geography researchers lets users learn more about the history of each of the Obelisk's 281 stones.

Grimes' 'One Last Word' named 2018 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award winner

Wed, 2018-02-21 11:28
The Penn State University Libraries and the Pennsylvania Center for the Book are pleased to announce the 2018 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, presented annually to an American poet or anthologist for the most outstanding new book of poetry for children published in the previous calendar year. This year’s winner is "One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance," written by Nikki Grimes.

Registration will open Feb. 26 for We Are Weekend

Mon, 2018-02-19 11:30
Registration will open Feb. 26 for We Are Weekend, the Alumni Association’s premier summer event set for June 1–3. The three-day celebration is open and inclusive to all Penn Staters, giving everyone the opportunity to attend events with family, friends and classmates.

University Libraries exhibit highlights the African experience in Americas

Thu, 2018-02-15 14:08
In recognition of Black History month, Penn State University Libraries is hosting a multidisciplinary exhibit featuring a sampling of materials from the Charles L. Blockson Collection of African-Americana and the African Diaspora, through March 4 in the Central Pattee Library Entrance display cases. The exhibit is part of a larger collection highlighting the African experience in the U.S., Latin America, Caribbean, and Africa, dating from 1632 to the present.

'Global Health Film Festival' to be held at University Libraries on Feb. 23

Wed, 2018-02-14 15:08
University Libraries will host a Global Health Film Festival between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, in an event aimed to communicate stories, inspire, and encourage action to redress inequities in health. The festival will feature four films shown throughout the day in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library on the University Park campus.

‘Global Health Film Festival’ to be held at University libraries on Feb. 23

Wed, 2018-02-14 15:08
University Libraries will host a Global Health Film Festival between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, in an event aimed to communicate stories, inspire, and encourage action to redress inequities in health. The festival will feature four films shown throughout the day in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library on the University Park campus.

Rolling Reading Series to feature author, writer-in-residence Mary Gaitskill

Tue, 2018-02-13 12:16
Acclaimed author Mary Gaitskill, this year’s Fisher Family Writer-in-Residence, will give a free public reading of her work at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21, in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium.

Herb receives highest national award for library service to children

Mon, 2018-02-12 10:50
Penn State Librarian Emeritus Steven L. Herb was recently announced as the 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association. The award honors an individual who has made significant contributions to library service to children and to ALSC.

University Libraries supports THON with live stream viewing, exhibit

Fri, 2018-02-09 15:05
A Five-panel display titled "THON Then and Now" at the Bryce Jordan Center will display images, themes and fundraising totals from previous years. The public also is invited to gather on Feb. 18 in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, to watch the live stream of the final four hours of THON on a big screen.

'Plastic Entanglements' to open at Palmer Museum of Art

Fri, 2018-02-09 13:53
Sixty works exploring the complex story of plastic — from drawings and photographs to video installations and sculptures fabricated from found plastic — will be featured in "Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials," on view at the Palmer Museum of Art, Feb. 13 through June 17.

Libraries offers $1,250 award for outstanding undergraduate thesis

Thu, 2018-02-08 16:00
Penn State University Libraries invites submissions for the seventh annual competition for the Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award. The competition aims to find the best thesis by a Penn State undergraduate student in consultation with his or her adviser, with the winner receiving $1,250. Awards of $750 and $500 are presented to the second- and third-place recipients, respectively.

Pop-up exhibit highlights Olympic Games in Libraries’ Special Collections

Wed, 2018-01-31 15:41
The Eberly Family Special Collections Library at Penn State will offer a pop-up exhibit entitled, “Faster, Higher, Stronger: Winter Olympics in the Special Collections Library,” from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, and again at 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in Mann Assembly Room, 103A Paterno Library.

Talk to focus on representation of 'Maya mystique' in Guatemalan tourism

Wed, 2018-01-31 13:31
Lucy Harbor, 2017 M.G. Whiting Indigenous Knowledge Research Award winner, will present a seminar titled “Marketing the Maya Mystique in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala” from 2-3 p.m. Feb. 13 in Foster Auditorium (102 Paterno Library) at University Park.

Penn State Altoona's Eiche Library boasts new equipment for patrons

Wed, 2018-01-31 12:02
Penn State Altoona’s Eiche Library recently acquired new equipment that patrons can use, such as life-sized anatomical models and 360- degree video equipment.

University Libraries offer maps and geospatial information sessions in February

Wed, 2018-01-31 09:52
On Wednesdays this February, and one in March, Penn State University Libraries will offer informational sessions relating to foundational map and geospatial topics. Sessions are open to all Penn State students, staff, faculty and visitors, with remote viewing available online.

Diversity, Outreach and Inclusion in Engineering Open House to be held Feb. 21

Wed, 2018-01-31 09:47
The Penn State Engineering Library will hold an open house to celebrate diversity, outreach and inclusion in engineering, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in 325 Hammond.

New Brandywine head librarian brings big ideas from California to Philly region

Tue, 2018-01-30 15:50
The Penn State Brandywine community welcomed a new head librarian, Teresa Slobuski, at the beginning of the spring semester. Slobuski joins the Brandywine faculty after six years at San Jose State University in California, where she oversaw the reference and research services.

Ruth McDermott-Levy to speak on planetary and human health March 21

Tue, 2018-01-30 09:45
Ruth McDermott-Levy, associate professor and director of the Center for Global and Public Health at Villanova University, will present a public lecture titled “Planetary Health: An Upstream Approach to Addressing the Needs of Patients and Communities” on March 21 at Penn State's University Park campus.

Family leave documentary screening, panel discussion set for Feb. 20

Mon, 2018-01-29 15:11
A screening of the new documentary “Zero Weeks” will be held at 6 p.m. on Feb. 20, in the John Bill Freeman Auditorium (117 HUB-Robeson Center) on Penn State’s University Park campus. A panel discussion will follow. The event marks the first screening of the film in Pennsylvania and is free and open to the public.

Abington redesigns and re-energizes library to inspire collaboration, research

Fri, 2018-01-26 14:46
Writing on walls and tables is frowned on in most public spaces, but the staff of the renovated Penn State Abington library views scribbles as signs of success.