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ARC Undergraduate Research Exhibition

When Oct 04, 2014
from 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM
Where Nittany Lion Inn, Faculty Staff Club Room
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Contact Phone 814-865-6144
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The Africana Research Center will host an Undergraduate Research Exhibition in recognition of undergraduate students who have conducted outstanding research on issues affecting the African Diaspora.

 

Briana Adams - Thurgood Marshall’s “State of the Negro Address”
Alexis Bascombe - Michelle Obama:  Standing Up in a Crooked Room
Jonathan Callan - Designing Sustainable Revenue Models for CHW-Centric Entrepreneurial Ventures
Matt Crager - “The Clock Will Not Be Turned Back”: A Rhetorical Analysis
Christina Cruz - Afro-Columbian
Ariana De Reus - Achieving Water Security in Senegal: Rural and Urban Water Access and Sanitation Challenges
Brooke Durham - “He” and “I”: Hybrid Identity in Mouloud Feraoun’s “Le Fils du pauvre”
Bronson Ford - Julian Bond on “Meet the Press”
Kira Hydock - A Comparison of Zulu and Rwandan Basketry Past and Present
Ebony Martin - Becoming American: The Ethnic Juxtaposition of African Women in America
Anne Maucieri - The Personal Consequences of Mythical Democracy: Black Female Citizenship
Rhoda Moise - Quantity Versus Quality:  Exploring the Roles of Afterschool Participation and Connectedness to Youth Problem Behavior
Carina Pena - The African Influence on the Dominican Republic
Jacob Shevrin - The Forgotten Foundations of Mathematics in Ancient Africa
Emily Spera - Endangered African Wild Dogs: The Influence of Spotted Hyaena in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Grace Warkulwiz - Importance of Interactive Small Group Discussions to Educate Community Health Workers

 

Keynote address by Iyunolu Folayan Osagie, Ph.D.

 

RESEARCH EXHIBITION FROM 11AM-NOON IS FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC

Luncheon Series with Sylvia Owiny

When Oct 06, 2014
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where 217 Willard
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Contact Phone 8149342111
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Sylvia Owiny, Social Sciences Librarian, University Libraries

"Survey of Libraries in Lango Sub-region, Uganda: A Sabbatical Report"

“A true African library would be one into which Africans and others could walk in order to experience the realities of the African world view…” (Cram 15)

The purpose of the survey was to document the state of libraries in the Lango Sub-region and explore how libraries are viewed at different levels by different populations. The results of the survey revealed disconnect between libraries and communities in the sub-region. Are western model of libraries meeting the information and knowledge needs of these communities?


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Comparative Literature Luncheon: "Solidarity and Sacrifice: Poetry Translation and the Russian Radical Left," Brian Baer, Kent State University

When Oct 06, 2014
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 102 Kern Building
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Contact Phone 814-863-4288
Attendees Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni
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This event is a part of the Comparative Literature Luncheon lecture series, a weekly, informal lunchtime gathering of students, faculty, and other members of the University community. Each week the event begins at 12:15 p.m. – most weeks, lunch, coffee and tea are provided free-of-charge. At 12:30 p.m. there will be a 20-30 minute presentation, by a visitor or a local speaker, on a topic related to any humanities discipline. All students, faculty, colleagues and friends are welcome.

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Education Abroad Fair

When Oct 08, 2014
from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where HUB Alumni Hall
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The Education Abroad Fair is the place to start for the first phase of your study abroad journey. The EA Fair is a one-stop-shop where students can get an overview of the study abroad programs available through Penn State.

50th Anniversary Commemorating the Civil Rights Act of 1964

When Oct 09, 2014
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Room 101: Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building
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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Civil rights leader Rev. Jim  Lawson will be speaking on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on Thursday, October 9, 7:00 p.m., 101 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building.

A supporter of the Gandhian philosophy of nonviolent protest, the Reverend James M. Lawson, Jr. was one of the Civil Rights Movement's leading theoreticians and tacticians in the African American struggle for freedom and equality in the 1950s and 1960s.

Rev. Lawson helped coordinate the Freedom Rides in 1961 and the Meredith March in 1966, and while working as a pastor at the Centenary Methodist Church in Memphis, played a major role in the sanitation workers strike of 1968. On the eve of his assassination, Martin Luther King called Lawson "the leading theorist and strategist of nonviolence in the world."

The event, sponsored by the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center, National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) We The People Challenge GrantRock Ethics InstituteAfricana Research Center, and Penn State University Libraries, is free and open to the public.

If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please consult with the Richards Center at (814) 863-0151 or RCWEC@psu.edu in advance of your participation or visit.

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Comparative Literature Luncheon: “Poetry and the Global Migration of Form,” Jahan Ramazani, University of Virginia

When Oct 13, 2014
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 102 Kern Building
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Attendees Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni
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This event is a part of the Comparative Literature Luncheon lecture series, a weekly, informal lunchtime gathering of students, faculty, and other members of the University community. Each week the event begins at 12:15 p.m. – this week, lunch, coffee and tea are provided free-of-charge. At 12:30 p.m. there will be a 20 minute presentation, by a visitor or a local speaker, on a topic related to any humanities discipline. All students, faculty, colleagues and friends are welcome.

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A Liberal Arts Guide to Enrichment Funding

When Oct 13, 2014
from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where 4 Business Building
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Are you planning on participating in a study abroad, internship, or research experience? Wondering what funding is available to support your experience? Come to this workshop to find out more about College of the Liberal Arts Enrichment Funds (http://laus.la.psu.edu/network/funds/apply). We will review important information about the application process and highlight other funding opportunities on campus.

Ethics of GMO's: A Panel Discussion

When Oct 13, 2014
from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park, PA 16802
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Much of the public debate around genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been the subject of hot debate. Environmental impacts of GMO development have often been overshadowed by concerns about food safety. This is in spite of consistent scientific evidence that such concerns are more driven by hype than understanding. This panel discussion is the conclusion of a two-day workshop and will explore these broader ethical issues as they relate to and conflict with issues of food safety and security. Why is the Rock Ethics Institute involved? As a central hub of ethics research and education at Penn State, the Rock Ethics Institute is proud to host this event. Several of our own researchers deeply involved in social, ethical, and legal implications of technologies like those involved in genetic modification and are working to bring together other voices from peer institutions to discuss this topic. Register for the Event:http://www.eventbrite.com/e/gmo-panel-registration-12480823479 This event is approved for SARI@PSU participation credit. Other Ways to Participate If you are unable to attend the live panel, we do have other options. We will be streaming the event live (SARI@PSU participation credit not available unless prior approval granted from SARI@PSU) via MediaSites and we will also be Live Tweeting the event. You will be able to ask questions and interact with us on Twitter. Watch the Live Stream:http://live.libraries.psu.edu/Mediasite/Play/3fcbc3c6799943d795e5cbb306ab3a3e1d?catalog=8376d4b2-4dd1-457e-a3bf-e4cf9163fedaGMO Panel This two-day workshop will end with a panel discussion. The panelists are Dr. Dave Mortenson, Dr. Paul Thompson and Dr. Kyle Whyte. More information about the panelists can be found at http://rockethics.psu.edu/events.

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Americanah Book Discussion presented by Keisha N. Blain, Ph.D.

When Oct 14, 2014
from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where 217 Willard
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Keisha N. Blain, Ph.D., Department of African American Studies

"Americanah and Transnational Black Identities"

 

Please join Keisha N. Blain for a discussion of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah through the lens of ‘black internationalism.’ The discussion will explore the themes of race, ethnicity, and nationality as central components in the development of transnational black identities. Open to all undergraduate students.

What is Plagiarism?

When Oct 15, 2014
from 12:15 PM to 01:15 PM
Where 113 Keller
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How to Succeed at Penn State Workshop Series, Part 2: What is Plagiarism? Come hear a representative from student conduct explain what plagiarism is, and how you can be sure that you maintain academic integrity.

Liberal Arts Law Careers Panel

When Oct 16, 2014
from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Where 101 Chambers Building
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Thinking about a career in law? Planning to go to law school? Don't miss this fabulous opportunity to learn about a variety of law careers and law schools from Penn State lawyer-alumni in private practice and government.Panel Presentation and Q&A.You also can schedule a one-on-one appointment with any of the panelists to ask any questions you'd like, in a no-pressure setting, about law school, what it's like in the courtroom, balancing work and family, etc. You also can get resume suggestions and interview tips.Friday, October 17 9:00 and noon at 233 HUB. Advance sign-up is required for one-on-one meetings and can be scheduled at: http://alumni.la.psu.edu/alumni-lawyers/schedule-an-appointment

Seminar with Carol Anderson, Ph.D.

When Oct 17, 2014
from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where 216 Willard
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Carol Anderson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of African American Studies and History, Emory University

"Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960"

We know the story.  Historians have told it for more than forty years.  After the onset of the Cold War, fierce anticolonialism emanated solely out of the black left, which paid dearly for opposing U.S. imperial policy.  Paul and Eslanda Robeson, W.E.B. Du Bois, W. Alphaeus Hunton, and even, in his own twisted way, Max Yergan came up against the Leviathan of the Red Scare and lost. Meanwhile African American liberals, such as the NAACP, turned their backs on Asians and Africans determined to be free, colluded with the Truman administration’s support of European empires, and received, in return a few pieces of civil rights tokens.  We know the story.  It’s just not true.

Please RSVP to Dawn Noren at dmn11@psu.edu by 10/16/14.

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Black Beauty Colloquium

When Oct 18, 2014
from 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Nittany Lion Inn, Facutly Staff Club
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Keynote speaker: Maxine Craig, Associate Professor in the Women and Gender Studies program and Chair of the Designated Emphasis in Feminist Theory & Research at the University of California, Davis.


More details about the colloquium will be announced.

Co-sponsored by the Africana Research Center, the African American Studies Department, and PSU NCNW (National Council of Negro Women

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"The Ethics of Motherhood: Migration, Narration and the Ex-Metropolis in Ubax Cristina AliFarah's Postcolonial Fiction"

When Oct 22, 2014
from 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM
Where 118 Willard Building
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Contact Phone 814-863-4025
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Johanna Rossi-Wagner, Lecturer in Spanish, Italian and Postuguese, Penn State University will be giving a talk titled "The Ethics of Motherhood: Migration, Narration and the Ex-Metropolis in Ubax Cristina AliFarah's Postcolonial Fiction".

Co-sponsored by the African Studies Program and the Women's Studies Department.

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Marilyn Nelson to give 2014 Emily Dickinson Lecture

When Oct 23, 2014
from 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library
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Contact Phone 865-9126
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Marilyn Nelson is a three-time finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Newbery and Coretta Scott King awards. She is the author or translator of fifteen poetry books for adults and children and five chapbooks. In 2013 she published a memoir entitled How I Discovered Poetry—a series of 50 poems about growing up in the 1950’s in a military family.

BDSS IGERT Speaker Series - Dr. Kirk Goldsberry

When Oct 24, 2014
from 12:10 PM to 01:15 PM
Where B001 Sparks (the Databasement)
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Contact Phone 814-867-2720
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"Sports In The Time of Big Data" Kirk Goldsberry is a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis, an Assistant Professor of Geography at Michigan State University, and a Staff Writer for ESPN's Grantland.

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Liberal Arts Alumni Mentor Program Info Session

When Oct 29, 2014
from 04:45 PM to 05:45 PM
Where 111 Chambers Building
Contact Name Heather Baruch-Bueter
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Interested in networking with Liberal Arts alumni? Want to receive assistance on your job and internship searches? Hoping to get advice about the future? Come learn about the Liberal Arts Alumni Mentor Program. Students are matched with alumni in a field related to their major. Mentors work with students to reflect on their experiences and goals, develop new skills, and network for the future. The session will cover benefits of the program, discuss instructions on how to apply and tips about your application, and feature a student panel who will talk about their experience in the program.

Julian Vasquez Heilig to give Lecture

When Nov 05, 2014
from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
Where 216 Willard Building
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Julian Vasquez Heilig, Professor and Director of the Educational Leadership, California State University at Sacramento will be giving a lecture.

Lecture title TBA.

 

Co-sponsored by the African American Studies Department, and the College of Education.

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Study Abroad Information Session

When Nov 05, 2014
from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where 167 Willard
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Come learn how to make studying abroad a reality for you! Information about the different types of study abroad programs, as well as resources covering international experience opportunities after graduation will be presented.

Emerging Moral Minds: The Development of Moral Judgments In Early Childhood

When Nov 06, 2014
from 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Garden Room at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
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There has been a great deal of interdisciplinary interest in the emergence of morality in early childhood, with various claims made about what develops, and when and how this occurs. In this talk, Dr. Smetana will discuss psychological research from constructivist perspective that examines young children’s developing understanding of morality as distinct from other types of social rules. Several studies looking at children’s developing moral competence during the preschool and early school-age years will be discussed, and various factors found to be associated with these judgments will be considered. This event is part of the Waterbury Lecture Series. If you are unable to attend the live event, we will be Live Tweeting the event. You will be able to ask questions and interact with us on Twitter (@rockethicspsu).

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