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  • Understanding roots opens students to science, diversity On Feb 17, 2018 Focusing science education on students through genetic and genealogical studies may be the way to increase minorities in the pipeline and engage students who would otherwise deem science too hard or too uninteresting, according to a Penn State anthropologist
  • Personalized curriculum captures students' imagination, interest On Feb 17, 2018 Focusing on their personal DNA and genealogies, middle school students appear to have learned as much as their peers who used case studies, according to a Penn State researcher.
  • Community invited to participate in fourth annual Deliberation Nation On Feb 16, 2018 For the fourth year, Penn State first-year honors students are inviting the community to join them in deliberative discussions of local, national and global significance and urgency. More than 50 events will be held between Feb. 19 and March 2 in various locations around State College. The events are free and open to the public.
  • C.A.R.E. Fair offers job opportunities that make a difference On Feb 15, 2018 Penn State students have the opportunity to find a career path that makes a difference at the Penn State C.A.R.E. Fair next week.
  • Public invited to lecture on empathy across generations On Feb 13, 2018 The 2017-18 Penn State Laureate, Andrew Belser, will give a public lecture, "FaceAge: Empathy Rising Across Generations," on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 5:30 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park. The lecture is part of a new course being offered by the College of the Liberal Arts, LA 297 Everyday Diplomacy: Global Encounters at Home.
  • Rolling Reading Series to feature author, writer-in-residence Mary Gaitskill On Feb 13, 2018 Acclaimed author Mary Gaitskill, this year’s Fisher Family Writer-in-Residence, will give a free public reading of her work at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21, in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium.
  • Roger Reeves, Yogita Goyal to visit Penn State on Feb. 22 On Feb 12, 2018 Award-winning poet Roger Reeves and African American scholar Yogita Goyal will visit Penn State this month to read from and discuss their work on Feb. 22.
  • Faculty publishes book on strategy, human resource management and performance On Feb 12, 2018 Associate Professor of Human Resource Management Elaine Farndale, along with Jaap Paauwe, Professor of Human Resource Studies at Tilburg University, published the book, "Strategy, HRM, and Performance" earlier this year. The book was published in the United States by Oxford University Press in January 2018, and was released in the U.K. in November 2017.
  • Events will examine the role of satire in a democracy On Feb 12, 2018 Whether in words or in pictures, free speech and expression are hallmarks of a democracy and the dialogue that happens within it. Two events organized by the McCourtney Institute for Democracy will focus on how satire fits into that equation. Penn State faculty member Sophia McClennen will speak Feb. 20; political caricaturist Steve Brodner will speak Feb. 22.
  • Call for research papers for 2018 Undergraduate Symposium On Feb 08, 2018 The Center for Global Studies at Penn State is calling for students to submit papers for the upcoming Penn State – Pittsburgh Undergraduate Research Symposium. The theme for this year’s symposium is "Global eyes: Critical Perspectives of an Interconnected World."
  • Center for Global Studies launches spring brown bag lecture series On Feb 08, 2018 The Penn State Center for Global Studies Brown Bag Lecture Series continues this spring. The lectures will take place on select Wednesdays, highlighting faculty and graduate research in global fields. The first lecture will be given by Ran Zwingberg, assistant professor of Asian studies, history and Jewish studies, on Feb. 21.
  • Lecture to address the role of language in a globalizing world On Feb 08, 2018 The Center for Global Studies is hosting Richard Delacy, preceptor of Hindu-Urdu studies at Harvard University, for a Feb. 16 talk about the study of language in a globalizing world.
  • Political science student wins scholarship to study in China On Feb 08, 2018 Ethan Paul, a senior graduating in May, will get firsthand experience of and a complete immersion in Chinese culture as he takes advantage of a scholarship to study at Yenching Academy of Peking University in Beijing.
  • Liberal Arts Career Week helps students develop professionally On Feb 08, 2018 The Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network focuses year-round on students' career and professional development opportunities. One of its largest projects, Liberal Arts Career Week, took place Jan. 22-26, and provided students with more than 20 workshops, panels and sessions geared towards liberal arts majors.
  • Xiaoye You receives CCCC 2018 Research Impact Award On Feb 08, 2018 Xiaoye You, Penn State associate professor of English and Asian Studies, has received the 2018 Research Impact Award from the Conference on College Communication & Composition (CCCC).

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