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  • Comparative Literature Luncheon to feature lecture by Jane Gallop on Sept. 25 On Sep 21, 2017 Jane Gallop, distinguished professor of English and comparative literature at the University of Wisconsin — Milwaukee, will present “Sexuality, Disability, and Aging: Queer Temporalities of the Phallus” at 12:15 p.m. Sept. 25, in 102 Kern Building.
  • College of the Liberal Arts to spend year remembering 1968 as 'moment of change' On Sep 21, 2017 The College of the Liberal Arts and Penn State Department of History have teamed to create "Moments of Change: Remembering '68" to commemorate the impact that events from that year have had on America over the past 50 years.
  • Richards Center to host conference on violence in African-American history On Sep 21, 2017 The George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center, the Department of African American Studies, and University Libraries will host a conference, "Rethinking Violence in African-American History: History, Memory, Trauma," on Oct. 6 and 7. Free and open to the public, the conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, Penn State, University Park.
  • A teach-in on DACA will be held Sept. 26 On Sep 20, 2017 A teach-in on "DACA, the Latinx Experience, and the Politics of Fear" will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library on the University Park campus of Penn State.
  • Award-winning journalists featured in Foster-Foreman Conference On Sep 20, 2017 Two award-winning journalists — Wesley Lowery of The Washington Post and Lisa Falkenberg of the Houston Chronicle — will be featured in free public events that comprise the Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers, scheduled for Oct. 18-19 at University Park.
  • Tracing trends could lead to better public health education On Sep 20, 2017 The educated members of a population are the trailblazers of risky behavior, but they are quicker to change their habits once they better understand the consequences of that behavior, according to new research from Penn State, which also could have implications on how public health education is approached.
  • Free lecture to explore effects of new media in India On Sep 18, 2017 Sunetra Sen Narayan, a Penn State alumna, and Shalini Narayanan will deliver a lecture titled “New Media in India: From Fad to Fundamental?” at 1 p.m. Oct. 5 in Pattee Library’s Foster Auditorium on the University Park campus.
  • McCourtney Institute brings former congressmen to campus On Sep 15, 2017 Former congressmen Jim Slattery, D-Kan. (1983-1995), and Donald Manzullo, R-Ill. (1993-2013), may come from very different backgrounds, but they share important ideals that they brought to Penn State this week as members of the United States Association for Former Members of Congress (USAFMC). The event was organized by the McCourtney Institute for Democracy in the College of the Liberal Arts.
  • Memory loss in old age, ways to support it topic of upcoming community lecture On Sep 15, 2017 The October Healthy Aging Lecture will focus on what happens to the brain as people age, and ways to support and enhance memory into old age. Hosted by Nancy Dennis, associate professor of psychology, the lecture is part of the Penn State Center for Healthy Aging Community Lecture Series.
  • Students invited to popular ‘Study Smarter, Not Harder’ workshop On Sep 15, 2017 All students interested in improving their study skills and learning new, more effective study strategies are invited to attend an interactive workshop at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, in 102 Thomas Building.
  • Comparative Literature Luncheon to feature lecture by Antjie Krog Sept. 18 On Sep 14, 2017 Antjie Krog, professor at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and critically acclaimed author, will present “The Point of Rich Points: Translation as a Form of Reconciliation,” at 12:15 p.m. on Sept. 18, in Room 102 of the Kern Building.
  • College of the Liberal Arts Staff Newsletter – Aug./Sept. On Sep 12, 2017 This month's staff newsletter includes information about an upcoming staff coffee hour, a feedback survey for the undergraduate festival, an apparel order, a welcome to new staff members and more.
  • Fulbright Features: Doctoral student studies archaeology/community in Grenada On Sep 12, 2017 Penn State students and alumni are traveling around the world to conduct research, teach English, attend master's degree programs and more as part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, a highly sought-after international educational exchange program funded by the U.S. Department of State. This essay was written by a Penn State Fulbright recipient who has embarked on his Fulbright trip.
  • Liberal arts course examining prejudice set to launch Oct. 4 On Sep 11, 2017 The Penn State College of the Liberal Arts will offer "Interrogating Prejudice" - the latest in its series of Liberal Arts Edge seminar courses - beginning Oct. 4. Students interested in taking the one-credit course must complete a statement of intent at https://sites.psu.edu/interrogatingprejudice/ no later than Sept. 27.
  • Professors to share impacts of overusing antibiotics on WPSU’s 'Digging Deeper' On Sep 08, 2017 Penn State President Eric J. Barron will welcome a pair of University professors to his monthly WPSU show, “Digging Deeper,” to discuss their research on reducing harmful overuse of antibiotics. The show will air at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 17 on WPSU-TV.

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