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- New center offers international Penn Staters advanced language, cultural support On Feb 20, 2017 The English for Professional Purposes Intercultural Center (EPPIC), a new service and research center located in the College of the Liberal Arts, has been created to provide advanced English language support to Penn State’s growing international population and to foster intercultural connections at Penn State in a way that promotes global citizenship and creates shared horizons.
- Black History Month Scholar's program highlights faculty research On Feb 20, 2017 Panelists will share their research in three panel discussions for the Black History Month PSU Scholar’s Program, highlighting scholarship by Penn State faculty members of African descent, this week on Feb. 21 and 22 in Foster Auditorium of Pattee Library on the University Park campus.
- Third annual Art+Feminism wiki-edit event March 17 seeks participants On Feb 17, 2017 Penn State University Libraries and the School of Visual Arts will host a wiki-edit-a-thon from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 17, as a part of Art + Feminism’s 2017 Wikipedia edit-a-thon initiative, which invites the public to increase the presence of women artists online.
- Researchers, Pennsylvania State Police collaborate on countering opioid epidemic On Feb 17, 2017 Researchers at the Justice Center, located in Penn State's College of the Liberal Arts, are exploring multiple options to combat the increasing rates of drug use. One current project is looking to identify distribution networks for illegal and prescription painkillers (opioids) using data from both the Pennsylvania State Police and individual communities, while another project will investigate ways to disrupt the flow of opioids through targeted police action, public outreach, and community partnerships.
- Measuring and improving the impact of parks on health On Feb 16, 2017 A team of Penn State researchers is working with the National Park Service to measure and improve its impact on people’s health.
- 'Human Rights/Human Rites' exhibition opens in Borland Project Space On Feb 16, 2017 "Human Rights/Human Rites," an exhibition by Serap Erincin, 2015-17 Institute for the Arts & Humanities (IAH) Postdoctoral Scholar, will be on display in the Borland Project Space, 125 Borland, from Tuesday, Feb. 21, to Thursday, March 23. As part of a residency project, Erincin will spend Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2 to 6 p.m. working in the space, comprising a series of installations, video art and interactive performance work.
- Penn State Women’s Studies Graduate Organization conference set for Feb. 24-25 On Feb 16, 2017 A free conference presented by the Penn State Women’s Studies Graduate Organization, “Feminism, Race, and the Anthropocene,” on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Penn Stater Conference Center offers opportunities for academics, students and activists to gather and exchange ideas in feminist scholarship, collaboration, creativity and teaching across disciplines.
- Comparative Literature Luncheon: Porous Walls in Kafka, Coetzee, and Amos Kenan On Feb 15, 2017 At 12:15 pm Feb. 20, Nitzan Lebovic, associate professor of history and the Apter Chair of Holocaust Studies and Ethical Values at Lehigh University, will present ”Porous Walls in Kafka, Coetzee, and Amos Kenan” in Room 102 of the Kern Building.
- Penn State Brandywine will offer webcourse on African-American women writers On Feb 14, 2017 Penn State Brandywine will offer an online course via ANGEL focused on African-American women writers for Summer Session I.
- IST student entrepreneur-in-residence creates social connections through new app On Feb 14, 2017 In creating “Someonew,” Kenny Dundorf says it was more than just starting his own business. “You pass by thousands of people every day at Penn State. But you can’t tell if you’re passing by your future best friend, business partner, or even a spouse. So our app is about making sure you’re not missing those connections.”
- New publication on race and ethnicity in America On Feb 14, 2017 Patterns and trends in racial and ethnic inequality over recent decades is the focus of a new publication published by John Iceland, professor and department head of sociology and criminology and Population Research Institute associate at Penn State.
- Penn State clinical psychology program receives noteworthy accreditation On Feb 10, 2017 The Penn State clinical psychology program recently received accreditation from the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS) after undergoing an extensive review.
- Community invited to participate in third annual Deliberation Nation On Feb 10, 2017 As part of the Rhetoric and Civic Life course offered as a first-year seminar through the College of the Liberal Arts, Penn State freshmen honors students are inviting the community to join them in deliberative discussions of local, national, and global significance and urgency.
- Ask an Ethicist: Making amends for lying on a resume On Feb 09, 2017 Getting a great job right out of school can be challenging. Sometimes you may be tempted to embellish a bit on your resume or alter some of your professional or educational experience. Lying on your resume not only affects you, but your colleagues, supervisors and those who didn’t get the job you landed. Lying on your resume also puts your company’s reputation at risk. So what happens when someone who lied on their resume wants to go back and set things right? This week’s column discusses just that.
- Liberal arts students learn from, tout skills to, prospective employers On Feb 09, 2017 Students majoring in programs offered by the Penn State College of the Liberal Arts had the chance to explore career opportunities and learn strategies for making themselves more attractive candidates to potential employers during the college’s recent Liberal Arts Career Week, which took place Jan. 16-20.