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  • Comparative Literature Luncheon to feature lecture on illiteracy in modern Egypt On Jan 19, 2017 Michael Allan, associate professor of comparative literature and David M. and Nancy L. Petrone Faculty Scholar at the University of Oregon, will present ”Thresholds of World Literature: Illiteracy in Modern Egypt” at 12:15 p.m. on Jan. 23 in 102 Kern Building.
  • Actuating activism On Jan 18, 2017 Penn State junior Briana Blackwell's interests have led her to pursue three majors and to help local high school students develop a passion for social change.
  • 'City, Energy, Information' symposium On Jan 17, 2017 The Penn State Department of Architecture, the Stuckeman Center for Design Computing, and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities present “City, Energy, Information,” a symposium addressing how current ways of extracting, producing, and consuming energy have caused significant transformations in the climate, on Friday, Feb. 3. in the Stuckeman Family Building Jury Space on the University Park campus.
  • Lecture to discuss representation for indigenous peoples of Mexico on Jan. 25 On Jan 13, 2017 The efforts of the National Council of Indigenous Peoples will be the topic of a lecture by María Muñoz at 4 p.m. on Jan. 25 in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, on Penn State’s University Park campus.
  • Sixty $3,500 grants available to undergraduates who wish to pursue research On Jan 13, 2017 The Erickson Discovery Grant program affords students from all campuses with the opportunity to pursue original research, scholarship or creative work by providing grants of $3,500.
  • Liberal Arts Career Week allows students to network with alumni, employers On Jan 13, 2017 Liberal Arts Career Week is a weeklong event designed to provide students with opportunities to develop professional skills and networking that will support their future career paths. Beginning Jan. 16, students in the College of the Liberal Arts are invited to participate in employer and alumni panels and workshops.
  • Libraries awarded $239,000 grant to digitize three U.S. labor union collections On Jan 13, 2017 Penn State University Libraries has been selected for one of just 17 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grants nationwide to make available online several of its special collections that document the historical connections among three important American labor organizations.
  • Brasfield pens new poetry collection, kicks off spring Rolling Reading Series On Jan 12, 2017 Award-winning poet James Brasfield, senior lecturer in English at Penn State, will kick off the spring 2017 Rolling Reading Series with a reading in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 19. The reading is free and open to the public.
  • Sending a 'We Are!' to these Penn Staters On Jan 12, 2017 This week, we recognize five people who go above and beyond what's asked of them in their work at the University. We're sending a "We Are!" to Penn Staters with the Office of Student Aid, World Campus, Mont Alto campus, Human Resources and the College of the Liberal Arts.
  • Associate director of the Rock Ethics Institute receives award On Jan 12, 2017 The Caribbean Philosophical Association’s Frantz Fanon Outstanding Achievements Award is for a young senior scholar or public intellectual of high repute and global impact whose contributions to areas of thought and institutional development are in the spirit of Frantz Fanon’s revolutionary humanism.
  • Researchers receive over $3 million to expand religion data archives database On Jan 12, 2017 A Penn State-led research team was recently awarded two grants to fund updates to the Association of Religion Data Archives.
  • Grant to allow philosophy department to expand, enhance diversity initiatives On Jan 10, 2017 The Penn State Department of Philosophy will receive $800,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to advance efforts related to underrepresented students who have “demonstrated commitment to diversity in the academy and/or focus their graduate studies in critical philosophy of race.”
  • Academic journal housed at Penn State receives national accolades On Jan 10, 2017 Verge: Studies in Global Asias, an academic journal sponsored by the Penn State Department of Asian Studies and published by the University of Minnesota Press, has been named Best New Journal by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.
  • Africana Research Center luncheon series with Vernelle A.A. Noel On Jan 10, 2017 Vernelle A.A. Noel, doctoral candidate in design computing, will lead a discussion, "Reinterpreting Cultural Design Practices through Technology: Wire-bending and Design in the Trinidad Carnival,” at noon on Jan. 23 in 217 Willard Building at University Park.
  • Ask an Ethicist: Can I accept an internship offer from networking only? On Jan 06, 2017 Networking can sometimes help land an internship. But sometimes we may feel guilty because we don’t feel that we deserve the internship because of other factors, such as lower grades. Would it be unethical for you to accept an internship based on networking alone?

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