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Pa. Center for the Book selects book for 2017 Route One Reads initiative

Fri, 2017-05-26 11:16
For the third consecutive year, the Pennsylvania Center for the Book will participate in the Route One Reads initiative, a program under the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. In 2017, the theme of the initiative will be memoirs and biographies, and the book selected to represent Pennsylvania is “The Life and Times of Mary Vaux Walcott” by Marjorie G. Jones.

Five named Big Ten Academic Alliance Department Executive Officer Fellows

Thu, 2017-05-25 10:57
The Big Ten Academic Alliance's Department Executive Officers Program has gained five additional Fellows from the Penn State ranks. Those selected from Penn State for the 2017-18 program have been chosen because of their significant contributions and potential to continue to undertake key leadership responsibilities.

Penn State announces fixed-term faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2017

Mon, 2017-05-22 09:12
The following is a list of Penn State fixed-term faculty promotions, effective July 1.

University Libraries celebrates faculty and staff with 2017 awards

Mon, 2017-05-22 09:08
Five members of the Penn State University Libraries — Ann Thompson, Wendy Stodart, John Shank, Jacqueline Peagler, and Karla Schmit — were honored for their outstanding contributions toward the success of Libraries’ operations, diversity and inclusion, and innovation. Libraries' staff members submitted nominations, and the awards were presented on May 11.

Library Learning Services head named 2017 Big Ten faculty fellow

Mon, 2017-05-22 09:08
Rebecca Miller, associate librarian and head of Penn State University Libraries' Library Learning Services, is one of five Penn State faculty to be named a 2017 Big Ten Academic Alliance Department Executive Officer fellow. Approximately 65 faculty department heads and chairs from Big Ten universities are selected annually for the program.

Penn State Libraries, Short Edition partner for first university collaboration

Thu, 2017-05-18 13:18
Penn State has become the first educational institution in the world, and the second location in North or South America, to partner with Short Edition of Grenoble, France. The innovative agreement developed by the Penn State University Libraries will deliver short, original pieces of Penn State creative writing into the public’s hands, encouraging direct community engagement with and conversation about writing by Penn State faculty, staff and students.

Pa. Center for the Book honors 2017 Letters About Literature contest winners

Wed, 2017-05-17 16:11
The Pennsylvania Center for the Book, sponsored by Penn State University Libraries and its dean, recently recognized the Pennsylvania winners of the 2017 Letters About Literature contest. A nationwide event sponsored by the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress, the contest invites students in three grade levels to write letters to authors -- living or dead -- about how an author's words affected them or changed their worldview.

Panel discussion offers information on guide dogs, sight loss resources

Wed, 2017-05-17 10:30
A June 6 panel discussion to address questions and provide information about the ownership of a guide dog will include members of regional and Centre County organizations, University contacts and other advocates.

Libraries’ ‘Painted Photograph’ exhibit reveals unique treatment of images

Mon, 2017-05-15 14:13
A new exhibit showing the rich variety and range of techniques and materials used in overpainted photographs from the 19th and early 20th centuries is on display through July 30. “The Painted Photograph: Selections from the B. & H. Henisch Photo-History Collection” is located in the Henisch Room, 201A Pattee Library, at University Park.

ICIK names 2017 Whiting Indigenous Knowledge Research Award winners

Tue, 2017-05-09 09:44
Three Penn State graduate students, Lucy Harbor, Megan McDonie and Janet Purdy have earned research funding through the competitive process of the Whiting Indigenous Knowledge Research Award. The award is funded by the Marjorie Grant Whiting Endowment for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledge and supported by Penn State’s University Libraries and the Interinstitutional Center for Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK).

Penn State University Press unveils new titles for fall/winter 2017

Mon, 2017-05-08 16:37
Penn State University Press has announced its fall/winter 2017 catalog, featuring more than 40 new releases. The press continues its long tradition of publishing high quality and insightful scholarship in the fields of animal studies, art history, rhetoric and communication studies, medieval and early modern studies, and more.

Walsh selected as 2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award winner

Fri, 2017-05-05 11:40
Penn State mechanical engineering major Alexander Walsh was selected as the 2017 winner of the Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award, which carries a prize of $1,250. All three finalists for the 2017 award are Schreyer Scholars, with Aviva Doery earning a $750 prize and Samuel Lapp receiving $500.

Penn State students named finalists for Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award

Mon, 2017-05-01 15:02
Three Penn State Schreyer Honors College Scholars will participate in a public oral presentation to be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 4 in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park. Aviva Doery, Samuel Lapp and Alexander Walsh have the opportunity to win $1,250 as the top prize for the Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award.

Graduating students can take the Libraries’ resources with them online

Fri, 2017-04-28 09:00
With the Alumni Library — an online benefit of Penn State Alumni Association membership and a partnership with University Libraries — you have access to a wealth of premium online databases and resources. And the Libraries’ "Ask A Librarian" tab can assist you as you uncover the history of Penn State, explore academic journals and research other interests.

Abington library gives information literacy awards to student researchers

Wed, 2017-04-26 16:29
The Penn State Abington library recognized students for excellence in research, with new Information Literacy Awards.

Subject of May 3 Docunight screening is the ‘greatest party on earth’

Tue, 2017-04-25 14:20
In 1971, the Shah of Iran celebrated 2,500 years of the Persian monarchy by throwing an extravagant party that would mark the break between the Shah and the people of Iran he reigned over. The documentary “Decadence and Downfall – The Shah of Iran’s Ultimate Party” will be shown as part of the “Docunight: Iran via Documentaries” series at 7 p.m. on May 3.

African feminist lecture to be held April 26

Tue, 2017-04-25 14:08
The African Feminist Initiative will present the lecture “African Feminist Conversations: Writing Sex Work and Prostitution in History and Fiction” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library on Penn State’s University Park campus.

Technology Expo on May 8 to showcase latest technology

Tue, 2017-04-25 08:14
Attendees at Technology Expo 2017, a free, public event set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 8 in President’s Hall at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, 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. Penn State instructional support staff and faculty from all campuses are encouraged to attend, as well as local facility and technology managers.

2017 Celebration of Scholarship winners announced

Mon, 2017-04-17 15:24
The 2017 Celebration of Scholarship winners have been announced. Sponsored by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and campus' Nesbitt Library, the competition drew more than 140 poster entries this year.

2017 Celebration of Scholarship winners announced

Mon, 2017-04-17 15:24
The 2017 Celebration of Scholarship winners have been announced. Sponsored by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and campus' Nesbitt Library, the competition drew more than 140 poster entries this year.