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WWII letters penned from battlefield show soldiers' ties to Penn State Altoona

Wed, 2019-08-14 11:36
The collection of 500 letters have been preserved by the library to offer students and researchers first-hand accounts of the everyday lived experiences of local soldiers during the war. An interactive exhibit is currently on display to the public in the Robert E. Eiche Library.

WWII letters penned from battlefield show soldiers’ ties to Penn State Altoona

Wed, 2019-08-14 11:36
The collection of 500 letters have been preserved by the library to offer students and researchers first-hand accounts of the everyday lived experiences of local soldiers during the war. An interactive exhibit is currently on display to the public in the Robert E. Eiche Library.

Heard on Campus: The possibilities presented by open educational resources

Fri, 2019-08-09 11:13
Anne C. Osterman, director of the Virtual Library of Virginia, delivered the keynote address at the inaugural Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium Inc. OER Summit, held Aug. 9 at Penn State's University Park campus. Sixty-two higher education institutions across the commonwealth were represented at the summit, which was co-hosted by Penn State and Affordable Learning Pennsylvania.

Journey to Ghana is life-changing for two Abington faculty

Fri, 2019-08-09 08:43
The Penn State Abington faculty traveled to Ghana intent on establishing a new study abroad option for students. Little did they know how nine days in the West African nation would upend their psyches.

Statewide summit shares best practices for free, open textbook use

Fri, 2019-08-09 01:00
Pennsylvania’s first Open Educational Resources Summit, held Aug. 9 at Penn State University Libraries’ Pattee Library and Paterno Library on the University Park campus, aims to help higher education librarians across the commonwealth discuss challenges and solutions for supporting the use of free and openly available course materials, including open textbooks, to help lower the cost of attending college statewide.

Palmer to open first of two fall exhibitions celebrating black culture, pedagogy

Tue, 2019-08-06 11:46
On Aug. 20, the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State will open its first special exhibition of the fall season with "The Web of Life: John Biggers and the Power of Pedagogy." The exhibit spotlights the work of artist John Biggers in relation to two important mentors, artist Charles White and famed art educator Viktor Lowenfeld.

Five added to Student Engagement Network's Faculty Academy

Tue, 2019-07-30 13:33
Five faculty were added to the Faculty Academy program through the Student Engagement Network at Penn State.

Five added to Student Engagement Network’s Faculty Academy

Tue, 2019-07-30 13:33
Five faculty were added to the Faculty Academy program through the Student Engagement Network at Penn State.

Penn State University Libraries leads the way in global engagement

Mon, 2019-07-29 06:00
Its central status in the Penn State community puts the University Libraries in a unique position to do many things. One of these is global outreach, which is where Mark Mattson, global partnerships and outreach librarian, comes in.

University Libraries provides portable option for powering tech devices

Fri, 2019-07-19 16:30
University Libraries now offers Omnicharge, a portable all-in-one device that powers most mobile devices. Charging stations are installed at Pattee Library and Paterno Library, as well as each of the University Park branch libraries.

Andrea Davis Pinkney to receive Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award July 13

Mon, 2019-07-08 16:32
Andrea Davis Pinkney, 2019 winner of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, will receive the national children’s poetry honor at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, in the Downsbrough Community Room at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen Street, State College, Pennsylvania. Following the presentation, Pinkney will speak about her writing and read from her book “Martin Rising: Requiem for a King.” The presentation takes place during the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, and BookFest, in State College.

Film on Puerto Rico, energy policy to premiere at Penn State

Mon, 2019-07-08 16:27
“DisemPOWERed: Puerto Rico's Perfect Storm,” a film that examines the reasons why Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in 2017, will premiere at Penn State. The screening will occur at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, in Foster Auditorium in Pattee Library on the University Park campus of Penn State. A panel discussion will follow the screening.

Festive atmosphere filled The Dreamery for inaugural Research Carnival

Thu, 2019-06-27 10:56
Summer and carnivals are a classic pairing, and a recent carnival at The Dreamery allowed Penn State faculty to learn about researching the process of teaching and learning.

Penn State librarian receives national distance learning librarianship award

Mon, 2019-06-24 08:23
Victoria “Torrie” Raish, Penn State University Libraries online learning librarian who supports Penn State World Campus students and faculty, was honored with the 2019 ACRL Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award at a luncheon June 22 during the American Library Association's 2019 Annual Conference and Exhibition.

Partnership allows for the launch of the PA Civil War Deserters Database

Wed, 2019-06-19 14:11
After years of development, Penn State University Libraries, in partnership with the Richards Civil War Era Center, has launched the Pennsylvania Civil War Deserters Database. Containing more than 24,000 individual records of soldiers, the interactive database allows users to search the compiled records for individual solders by name, but also identify groups of soldiers by specific criteria.

Penn State University Press announces new books for fall/winter 2019

Tue, 2019-06-18 11:43
Penn State University Press has unveiled its fall/winter 2019 catalog featuring new general interest and scholarly books in the fields of art history, literature, religion, rhetoric, graphic medicine, Jewish studies, occult studies, medieval and early modern studies, and more.

Seven scholars selected for 2019 summer research travel awards

Tue, 2019-06-18 11:18
The Eberly Family Special Collections Library recently announced the winners of the 2019 research travel awards program, which offers awards to researchers whose work would benefit from accessing the collections at the Penn State University Libraries. All seven winners will visit the Special Collections Library at University Park and give an informal one-hour lunchtime presentation about their research projects.

Summer 2019 Scholarly Communications Workshops offered by University Libraries

Tue, 2019-06-04 16:16
This summer, students, faculty and staff can participate in communications workshops that cover topics such as open access, copyright and fair-use policies. The workshops, offered through Aug. 13, are coordinated by Ana Enriquez, scholarly communications outreach librarian, and will take place via Zoom and in various locations across Penn State's campuses.

Students receive 2019 Whiting Indigenous Knowledge Student Research Awards

Mon, 2019-06-03 13:06
The Interinstitutional Center for Indigenous Knowledge has selected the winners of its 2019 Whiting Indigenous Knowledge Student Research Awards, funded by the M. G. Whiting Endowment for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledge. Applicants must be Penn State students planning to conduct research related to an approved topic for an undergraduate capstone course, honors thesis topic, master’s or doctoral thesis, or similar.

Pennsylvania Center for the Book announces cookbook for 2019 Route One Reads

Fri, 2019-05-31 11:05
For the fifth consecutive year, the Pennsylvania Center for the Book will participate in Route One Reads, a roadtrip-inspired reading list that explores various genres through the network of state Center for the Book affiliates located along U.S. Route 1. In 2019, the theme of the reading will be cookbooks and other food-related books.

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