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- Comparative Literature Luncheon lecture to discuss early days of Indian novel On Oct 25, 2016 Snehal Shingavi, associate professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin, will present “Vernacular Politics, Anglophone Prose: The Early Days of the Indian Novel in English,” at 12:15 p.m. Oct. 31 in 102 Kern Building.
- Rolling Reading Series to feature alumna, award-winning poet Ruth Ellen Kocher On Oct 25, 2016 Award-winning poet Ruth Ellen Kocher, a Penn State alumna who earned a bachelor of arts in English in 1990, will read as part of the Mary E. Rolling Reading Series at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium. The reading is free and open to the public.
- Former Gov. Rendell to speak at Penn State on Oct. 27 On Oct 24, 2016 Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell will speak in the HUB's Freeman Auditorium at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27.
- Lecture to discuss UNESCO and the fate of Jewish books in post-Holocaust Europe On Oct 24, 2016 Nazi theft and destruction led to the scattering of Jewish books after World War II. A guest lecture Nov. 1 on Penn State’s University Park campus will explore a proposed World Jewish Library, under the auspices of the nascent UNESCO, and a vision for a Jewish future in post-Holocaust Europe that existed outside of Israel and the U.S. in surviving communities.
- Event series to promote, strengthen relationship between Penn State and Ukraine On Oct 24, 2016 A series of lectures and performances, hosted by the College of Agricultural Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts at Penn State, will commemorate the 25th anniversary of both Ukrainian independence and the University's partnership with Ukraine in 2016 and 2017.
- Screening of 'Tower' documentary set for Nov. 1-2 On Oct 21, 2016 “Tower,” a documentary recounting the 1966 University of Texas tower shootings, will be shown at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1 and 2 in the HUB-Robeson Center’s Flex Theater. A panel discussion and question-and-answer session will follow the Nov. 1 screening.
- Sending a 'We Are!' and thank you to these Penn Staters On Oct 21, 2016 This week, we recognize three 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 College of the Liberal Arts, Penn State Beaver and Human Resources.
- Studying the effects of incarceration on women and their families On Oct 21, 2016 Derek Kreager, professor of sociology and criminology at Penn State, and a multi-institutional team of researchers will explore the prison and re-entry experiences of women incarcerated in two Pennsylvania prisons in a three-year project funded by the National Institute of Justice.
- Historian to deliver 2016 Brose lectures On Oct 20, 2016 Gregory P. Downs, associate professor at the University of California, Davis, will deliver three lectures on "The Second American Revolution: Cuba, Mexico, Spain, and the U.S. Civil War," for the 2016 Steven and Janice Brose Distinguished Lecture Series, on Oct. 27, 28 and 29. All lectures are free and open to the public at Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, at University Park campus.
- Christopher Reed to present Bank Outstanding Teaching Award Lecture On Oct 20, 2016 Christopher Reed, professor of English, visual culture and women’s, gender and sexuality studies at Penn State, will deliver the Bank Outstanding Teaching Award Lecture in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium at 1:15 p.m. on Oct. 31.
- Winners announced for Penn State Reads essay contest On Oct 19, 2016 First-year students Daniel Bisi and Olivia Muly have been named the winners of the Penn State Reads essay contest.
- Ask an Ethicist: How important is empathy in the U.S. presidential election? On Oct 17, 2016 As Election Day nears, voters are debating the qualities that make for an effective leader. One of these contested qualities is empathy: the ability to understand and resonate with the experiences of others. Does it matter if a president can relate to you and care about what you are going through?
- Sending a 'We Are' to these Penn Staters On Oct 14, 2016 This week, we recognize six 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 Penn State Law, the College of the Liberal Arts, Penn State World Campus, the College of Agricultural Sciences, the Bursar's Office and Penn State Lehigh Valley.
- Baroness and Penn State alumna Joanna Shields to share life story with students On Oct 14, 2016 The Baroness Joanna Shields, a 1984 Penn State graduate, is returning to University Park Oct. 24-26 to share her life’s journey with students and discuss how technology is challenging sociopolitical systems and security. During her visit, Shields, who is the U.K.'s minister of internet safety and security, will also be recognized as an Alumni Fellow and participate in Penn State Women: Leaders of Today and Tomorrow.
- Student takes fast lane to success through drag racing On Oct 13, 2016 Emily Zartman is leading a double life; by day, the liberal arts major attends Penn State Berks, but during her free time she is a drag racer, competing regularly at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pennsylvania and other racing competitions across the country.