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  • Forgetting details, getting the gist may prompt false memories in older adults On Mar 20, 2018 As people age, they may rely on a type of memory — called schematic memory — that helps them remember the gist of an event, or situation, not the details. Relying on this type of memory may lead to the creation of more false memories, which could create confusion.
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem chancellor to visit, speak at Penn State On Mar 20, 2018 Menachem Ben-Sasson, chancellor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Professor of The History of the Jewish People, will present a free public lecture during his upcoming visit to Penn State. The lecture will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3 in the Alumni Lounge of The Nittany Lion Inn.
  • Global Studies brown bag lecture to feature talk on Chinese 'visceral dryness' On Mar 19, 2018 Xiaoran He, graduate student in the departments of history and Asian studies at Penn State, will present “Chinese Visceral Dryness, Western Hysteria? Chinese Medicine, Mental Pathology, and Gender in Modern China” at 12:15 p.m. on March 21 in 157 Burrowes Building.
  • Former U.S. Census director Robert Groves to present Clogg Lectures On Mar 19, 2018 Social statistician Robert M. Groves, executive vice president and provost of Georgetown University and former director of the U.S. Census Bureau, will present two free, public lectures on March 26 and 27 as part of the 2018 Clifford C. Clogg Memorial Lectures.
  • Research Unplugged speaker series to return with four talks in April On Mar 14, 2018 The Research Unplugged speaker series, a collaboration between Penn State's Office of Government and Community Relations and Schlow Centre Region Library, will launch its spring schedule with four events during the month of April.
  • Final 2017 Whiting Award talk to examine 19th century Swahili door carvings On Mar 14, 2018 Janet Purdy, 2017 recipient of the Whiting Indigenous Knowledge Research Award, will present her research in a talk at noon on March 21 in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, on Penn State’s University Park campus.
  • Comparative Literature Luncheon lecture series presents Hector Hoyos on March 19 On Mar 14, 2018 Hector Hoyos, associate professor of Latin American literature at Stanford University, will present “Meat, or, the Freeplay of Signifiers” at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, March 19, in 102 Kern Building on Penn State’s University Park campus.
  • McCourtney Institute launches Democracy Works podcast On Mar 14, 2018 Weekly episodes will examine issues related to democracy, from gerrymandering to the role of the free press.
  • Piloting dialogues with students in St. Petersburg On Mar 14, 2018 Laurie Mulvey, right, executive director of the World in Conversation Center for Public Diplomacy, and Sam Richards, teaching professor of sociology, traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia, over spring break to establish new partnerships for the center.
  • Noted author and Penn State alumnus Sunil Yapa to visit Penn State On Mar 13, 2018 Novelist, Penn State alumnus, and State College native Sunil Yapa will visit University Park March 21 and 22 to discuss and read from his debut novel, “Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist.”
  • The Spy and the Governess On Mar 13, 2018 As part of her explorations of civilian life under German occupation, historian Sophie De Schaepdrijver revealed stories of uncommon valor by unexpected heroines, one a young spy and the other a middle-aged governess, who variously resisted, accommodated, and defied the German forces that occupied Belgium during the First World War.
  • Social justice advocate and former NBA player Etan Thomas to speak at Penn State On Mar 12, 2018 Author, social justice advocate, and former NBA player Etan Thomas will give a free public lecture from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 15 in 233A HUB-Robeson Center at University Park. Thomas will discuss his latest book, “We Matter: Athletes and Activism,” which includes dozens of interviews — with people like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mark Cuban, and Soledad O’Brien — on the subject of race in America.
  • Public lecture, panel discussion to examine ethical implications of robotics use On Mar 09, 2018 The Rock Ethics Institute will host the Developing Implicitly Ethical and Norm Competent Robots Workshop from March 15-17 at Penn State's University Park campus. The workshop will feature two public events with experts in robot ethics.
  • Urschel set as keynote speaker for Penn State Sports Analytics Conference On Mar 09, 2018 Former Penn State and NFL football player John Urschel will kick off the 2018 Penn State Sports Analytics Conference at 7 p.m. April 12 with a free public lecture at the State Theatre in State College.
  • Pennsylvania Center for the Book announces 2018 Public Poetry Project On Mar 06, 2018 Four Pennsylvania poets have been chosen to represent the Pennsylvania Center for the Book’s 2018 Public Poetry Poster series. Jen Ashburn, Thomas Devaney, Dawn Lundy Martin and Marci Nelligan were selected to read their work as part of “An Evening of Pennsylvania Poets: Readings in Celebration of the Public Poetry Project” at 7 p.m. March 28 in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, on Penn State’s University Park campus.

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