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Are you an undergraduate student who uses the University Libraries? Do you struggle to pay for your education? Consider applying for a University Libraries scholarship. There are several available options you maybe eligible for, and awards start at $500. Deadline for submissions is Friday, April 27.
Penn State University Libraries and the School of Visual Arts will host Penn State’s fourth annual wiki-edit-a-thon from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 6, as a part of Art+Feminism’s worldwide 2018 Wikipedia edit-a-thon initiative, which invites the public to increase the presence of women artists online.
Several campuses across Penn State have participated in a pilot that tackles the age-old problem of how to make textbooks more affordable and also helps students become more successful in the classroom. During the past fall and current spring semesters, faculty at the Penn State Worthington Scranton, Schuylkill and Mont Alto campuses have utilized the e-text platform called Unizin Engage, and it has the potential to transform the future of affordable content at Penn State.
Janet Purdy, 2017 recipient of the Whiting Indigenous Knowledge Research Award, will present her research in a talk at noon on March 21 in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, on Penn State’s University Park campus.
Robin Nabi, a professor of communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will present the spring 2018 Pockrass Lecture titled “Why Watching TV is Good for You and Other Reflections on the Emotional Benefits of Media Consumption” at 5:30 p.m. April 9 in Foster Auditorium of Paterno Library.
Novelist, Penn State alumnus, and State College native Sunil Yapa will visit University Park March 21 and 22 to discuss and read from his debut novel, “Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist.”
Penn State Worthington Scranton’s library has been undergoing some changes this past year. Along with a new paint job, a new group study lounge, and a new “hydration station” water fountain, the campus library also welcomed new Head Librarian Jennie Levine Knies, who has been busy implementing even more changes.
Penn State students, faculty and staff who want to test their creativity in the kitchen are invited to compete in a themed cake baking and decorating competition hosted by Penn State University Libraries from 1 to 2 p.m. April 2 in Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library.
Penn State University Libraries’ recent gift from 2014 Penn State Alumni Fellow Bruce E. Blausen provides three years’ access to an extensive collection of digital images and video animations depicting human health and medical scenarios. The gift increases students’ online access to study detailed renderings and animated simulations, but the future student impact of the collection may offer even greater, immersive potential.
“Bag It,” an award-winning feature-length film that takes a closer look at America’s dependence on plastic, will be shown at 7 p.m. on March 20 in the Flex Theatre of the HUB-Robeson Center at University Park.
Visitors to the current “Depth of Field” exhibit, on display through Aug. 14 in the Diversity Studies Room at Pattee Library, can view an unfiltered look at war photography and assess its impact on audiences
Penn State University Libraries is conducting a survey of all Penn State faculty about the impact of digital technologies on research, teaching and publishing. The survey will be conducted from Tuesday, March 13, to Tuesday, April 10, in partnership with national research organization Ithaka S+R, and distributed to a University-wide faculty sample via Penn State email invitation on behalf of Dean Barbara I. Dewey.
Penn State Abington Cultural and Community Events invites the public to attend a conversation with New York Times best-selling author James McBride at 7 p.m. March 13 in 112 Woodland Building on campus.
Four Pennsylvania poets have been chosen to represent the Pennsylvania Center for the Book’s 2018 Public Poetry Poster series. Jen Ashburn, Thomas Devaney, Dawn Lundy Martin and Marci Nelligan were selected to read their work as part of “An Evening of Pennsylvania Poets: Readings in Celebration of the Public Poetry Project” at 7 p.m. March 28 in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, on Penn State’s University Park campus.
The Pennsylvania Center for the Book is announcing the second annual Poems from Life with Juniper Village, a project developed in partnership with Juniper Village Senior Living at Brookline, in State College, to share and celebrate the lives of Juniper residents with original, individualized poems presented by local poets. At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 24, each poet will present their Poems from Life piece at a celebratory reading on the campus of Juniper Village.
Debra Mitts-Smith, author, professor, and expert on children’s and young adult literature, will serve as the distinguished speaker for the 2018 Charles W. Mann Jr. Lecture in the Book Arts at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library on Penn State’s University Park campus. A reception following the lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library.
Penn State University Libraries launched its Penn State-exclusive creative writing platform Feb. 28, enabling anyone with an active psu.edu 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.”
Penn State University Libraries launched its Penn State-exclusive creative writing platform today (Feb. 28), enabling anyone with an active psu.edu 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.”
Registration is open for We Are Weekend, the Alumni Association’s premier summer event set for June 1-3. We Are Weekend is a chance for alumni to return to University Park and create memories that will last a lifetime.
A visual arts exhibit titled “Home: Contemporary Indigenous Artists Responding,” will be on display through Aug. 31 in the Walter and Dori Goldstein Music and Media Center, second floor West Pattee Library, University Park campus. The exhibit showcases the work of 12 Indigenous artists working in printmaking, who each adopt a unique perspective from which to consider the ideas of community, place and belonging.