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Through the Flower, a non-profit art organization, invites artists, scholars, and educators to apply for the 2019 Judy Chicago Art Education Award. The award, named in honor of one of the Feminist Art Movement’s key founders, is awarded annually and is accompanied by a $1,500 prize along with a certificate signed by Chicago. Application deadline is June 1, 2019.
Penn State is among the first universities to commit funds to an initiative designed to support the peer-reviewed, open access monographs known as Toward Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME). $45,000 in funding is to be split among up to three subvention grants to support publishing open access monographs each year for five years (2018-2023). Each grant will be contributed directly to a press participating in the program for an open access publication of an eligible Penn State faculty-authored work.
During finals week, Penn State University Libraries is offering fun and relaxing De-Stress Fest 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, Dec. 14, with Pattee Library and Paterno Library offering continuous 24-hour access.
Penn State Great Valley just completed a $1.9 million renovation to the Main Building’s ground floor to create a Knowledge Commons, a shared learning space that fosters collaboration among students, faculty and staff. In addition to a circulation desk, the former library space now houses rooms for group study, media editing, gaming, fitness and more.
Domestic and international students can join a new community for global exchange in Beaver Hall starting Fall 2019.
Tara Murray, librarian for Germanic and Slavic languages and literatures at Penn State University Libraries, has been named president-elect of the Special Libraries Association, a nonprofit global organization for information professionals serving in business, government, academic and other specialized settings.
Penn State University Libraries and the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence will host “Dickens, Christmas and Family Ties,” four days of events in celebration of the 175th anniversary of the publication of Charles Dickens’ beloved novella “A Christmas Carol.” All events will be held in Paterno Library on the University Park campus and are free and open to the public.
On Nov. 27, Penn State University Libraries will again participate in Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that encourages philanthropy and celebrates generosity across communities following the consumer-focused Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This year, the Libraries’ will again focus its support on the Textbook and Educational Resources Endowment, commonly referred to as the “Textbook Fund,” with opportunities for gift matching during the day-long online event.
Global Programs and partners kicked off International Education Week with a launch party.
Penn State University Libraries will hold an International Write-In event on Dec. 2 in Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library, on the University Park campus. The event encourages students, faculty and staff to use dedicated time to work on and complete writing assignments and projects throughout the evening, with support staff on hand, as well as snacks, coffee and pizza for participants.
“The Many Faces of Intercultural Dialogue” will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Franklin Atrium, central Pattee Library, on the University Park Campus. The event encourages intercultural understanding and collaboration with a showcase of intercultural dialogues, for campus and in the community.
This November, students, faculty and staff can participate in communications workshops that cover topics such as copyright, publishing, and National Science Foundation public access policy. The workshops, which will take place Nov. 1-15, are coordinated and led by Ana Enriquez, scholarly communications outreach librarian, and will take place either in Pattee Library on the University Park campus, or via Zoom.
Penn State University Libraries will host a “Lean & Green: Green Gifts on a Lean Budget” workshop from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 6 in Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library, on the University Park campus. This do-it-yourself gift-making workshop will be taught by Sylvia Rushing, of The Makery in State College, to instruct students on the art of creating succulent mini kokedama, or Japanese moss ball, crafts.
Penn State student innovators and community entrepreneurs are invited to explore their potential by connecting with collaborators, mentors and investors during Global Entrepreneurship Week Penn State, presented by the Penn State Small Business Development Center, Nov. 6–15.
Penn State University Libraries’ newly updated Voting and Elections Guide is available to Penn State students, faculty and staff as a nonpartisan information resource ahead of the 2018 general election on Nov. 6. Nearly all of the guide’s content is publicly accessible online for all to make informed decisions at the polls, and an introductory section includes resources specific to Pennsylvania voters.
Eight months after launching its Libraries Short Stories website for all aspiring authors University-wide to submit and share their creative works, Penn State University Libraries is growing its public library partnership with Schlow Centre Region Library, enabling Centre County residents to join the online writing community.
Penn State University Libraries will celebrate GIS Day on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at an event aimed at the broader Penn State community — students, staff, faculty and community members — who are interested in learning about how geospatial information is being used on campus and beyond.
Penn State University Libraries and experts from the Patent and Trademark Resource Center on Nov. 14 will hold a full-day seminar to celebrate a 40-year partnership, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library on the University Park campus or via MediaSite. Inventors, entrepreneurs, educators, students and legal professionals are encouraged to attend.
Penn State’s University Libraries is offering events in support of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), now celebrating 10 years of cultivating the entrepreneurial spirit. Presented by the Penn State Small Business Development Center, GEW recognizes relationships between members of the University and local entrepreneurial communities during a weeklong event Nov. 7-15.
Penn State’s University Libraries is offering events in support of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), now celebrating 10 years of cultivating the entrepreneurial spirit. Presented by the Penn State Small Business Development Center, GEW recognizes relationships between members of the University and local entrepreneurial communities during a week-long event on Nov. 7-15.