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Lynd Ward Prize winner Emil Ferris to speak Oct. 17

Mon, 2018-10-15 11:05
Emil Ferris, 2018 winner of the Lynd Ward Prize for Graphic Novel of the Year, will receive the award on Wednesday, Oct. 17, for “My Favorite Thing is Monsters.” Ferris also will discuss how she began making comics and the creation of the award-winning fictional graphic diary.

Panel discussion to focus on political diversity, open discourse in academia

Fri, 2018-10-12 14:19
Penn State University Libraries will host a Library Faculty Organization Fall Colloquium titled "We have a problem with political diversity: Discourse on the margins of scholarly communities” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, on the University Park campus, and online via Mediasite.

Libraries' Search Bar offers peer-to-peer support services in one location

Wed, 2018-10-10 09:03
The Search Bar, a drop-in collaborative support center staffed entirely by technology tutors, writing tutors and peer research consultants, offers both valuable expertise to students working on projects and writing assignments, and educational learning opportunities for staff. Located in Sidewater Commons, on the first floor of Pattee Library, the Glass-enclosed workspace offers peer-to-peer services as part of a collaboration between the University Libraries, Penn State Learning and Penn State Technology Services.

Docunight film to take place in alternate location on Oct. 3

Tue, 2018-10-02 09:00
Docunight: Iran Via Documentaries will present “Poets of Life” at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 in W315 Pattee Library on the University Park campus, in place of its usual monthly location in Foster Auditorium. “Poets of Life” follows activist and sustainable farmer Shirin Parsi as she attempts to bring social and environmental change to her community and the world.

Docunight film to take place in alternate location on Oct. 3

Mon, 2018-10-01 16:15
Docunight: Iran Via Documentaries will present “Poets of Life” at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 in W315 Pattee Library on the University Park campus, in place of its usual monthly location in Foster Auditorium. “Poets of Life” follows activist and sustainable farmer Shirin Parsi as she attempts to bring social and environmental change to her community and the world.

University Libraries-led team awarded IMLS National Forum Grant

Mon, 2018-10-01 08:30
A team led by Penn State University Libraries, in collaboration with the University of Missouri–Kansas City University Libraries, was recently awarded $99,429 in grant funds to host two meetings to explore labor issues that inform on the experiences of grant-funded digital laborers in the libraries, archives and museums communities, and aims to develop ethical labor practices for grant-funded positions.

Award-winning journalists highlight Foster-Foreman Conference

Fri, 2018-09-28 14:13
Two award-winning journalists will speak at the annual Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers, a series of free public lectures Oct. 24 and Oct. 25 on the University Park campus.

Concert Choir to perform new piece commemorating end of World War I

Tue, 2018-09-25 15:45
One-hundred years after the end of World War I, a new composition commemorating that day in history will be performed by the Penn State Concert Choir at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in the School of Music’s new recital hall, adjacent to Music Building I.

'Art Out' continues programs with arts scavenger hunt Sept. 27-28

Thu, 2018-09-20 14:45
The Center for the Performing Arts and Penn State Student Affairs, in collaboration with the Penn State Libraries, will host an Arts Scavenger Hunt from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 27-28 at Pattee and Paterno libraries.

Pattee Library renovation to expand student study, collaboration spaces

Thu, 2018-09-13 15:54
Penn State’s Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning approved a plan today (Sept. 13) that will help to expand space at Pattee Library for student studying and collaboration on the University Park campus.

Penn State Scranton hosting Banned Books Read Out

Tue, 2018-09-11 16:10
Penn State Scranton will host its first-ever Banned Books Read Out on Tuesday, Sept. 25 as a way of celebrating Banned Books Week 2018 and honoring the American Library Association’s commitment to intellectual freedom. The event will begin at 12:15 p.m. in the campus library and feature members of the campus community reading excerpts from books that have been threatened for removal, and in some cases actually removed, from libraries across the nation.

Charles Addams mural, global news resources move to Paterno Library

Tue, 2018-09-11 13:00
“An Addams Family Holiday,” a 1952 mural by American cartoonist Charles Addams, has been relocated in the newly renovated and renamed MacKinnon’s Lounge, on the first floor of Paterno Library on Penn State’s University Park campus, just in time for fans to mark the 30th anniversary of Addams’ passing.

Libraries' ‘A Full Course: Encounters with Food’ exhibit is a visual feast

Mon, 2018-09-10 14:50
A new exhibit featuring appetizing books, award-winning cookbooks, manuscripts and archival materials from the Penn State’s University Libraries’ Eberly Family Special Collections and the Libraries’ circulating collection of culinary art is on display through Jan. 13, 2019. The exhibit is located in the Special Collections Library, 104 Paterno Library, and in Sidewater Commons, located on the first floor of Pattee Library on the University Park campus.

University Libraries offers maps and geospatial info sessions for fall 2018

Fri, 2018-09-07 15:31
This fall, Penn State University Libraries will once again offer informational sessions relating to foundational map and geospatial topics. Sessions do not require registration and are open to all Penn State students, staff, faculty and visitors, with remote viewing available online. In addition, one-on-one map and geospatial research consultations are available through the Penn State Libraries Donald W. Hamer Center for Maps and Geospatial Information.

Reminder: Student health insurance requirement to begin fall 2019

Thu, 2018-09-06 11:34
As announced June 28, beginning in fall 2019, Penn State will roll out a University-wide student health insurance requirement for all full-time U.S. students. As part of the process that will be required for the 2019-20 school year, all full-time students, with the exception of students enrolled in Penn State World Campus, must provide evidence of adequate health insurance coverage or purchase the Penn State Student Health Insurance Plan.

National conference on child maltreatment to advance innovation through data

Tue, 2018-09-04 13:29
Penn State isn’t just a leader on childhood well-being through its Child Maltreatment Solutions Network — but is pushing others to be leaders, too. The Network's seventh annual conference will be held on Sept. 27 and 28 at the Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus, and is open to researchers, policy makers, child welfare professionals, and members of the public interested in learning about the future of data-driven innovations in improving children’s lives. Interested attendees are asked to register online.

Libraries Open House on Sept. 5-6 to offer tours and prizes for participation

Fri, 2018-08-31 13:49
Thousands of students are expected to participate in Penn State University Libraries' annual fall Open House, set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 5 and 6 in Pattee Library and Paterno Library, as well as all four branch libraries located around campus. Students who swipe their Penn State ID cards to check in at self-guided tour stops will receive free gifts and a chance to win one of several grand prizes, in addition to learning more about the Libraries’ academic, research and leisure resources and services.

Things to Do at Penn State: Aug. 30-Sept. 6

Wed, 2018-08-29 09:23
The Student Farm's third annual Harvest Festival, 'Stranger Things' actor at Penn State Behrend and the return of the Huddle with the Faculty lecture series are among the cultural highlights at Penn State this weekend and next week.

Fellowship workshops offered for sophomores

Fri, 2018-08-24 16:07
Penn State students in their second year are now able to apply to participate in the Spark Program, which offers workshops and one-on-one mentorship focused on successfully applying for fellowships.

'Into the Woods' exhibit follows trail of nature education, conservation

Fri, 2018-08-24 15:13
A new exhibit that explores the eastern U.S. forest, its wildlife and botanical wealth, and gives special tribute to early women naturalists and conservationists, will feature nature-related materials from the University Libraries’ life sciences, maps and archival collections, Sept. 5 through Feb. 11.