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  • Ask an Ethicist: To stand or to sit for the national anthem On Sep 30, 2016 Expressions of patriotism can be important to the health of the nation and can serve as a rallying point for a diverse and multicultural nation. Equally important is the right to peaceful protest including the right to express opinions that some people might find antithetical to the nation. Recently this tension has come to the fore as athletes and other prominent public figures have begun silently protesting police abuses during the singing of the national anthem. This week’s column tackles this important issue.
  • Panel to discuss ‘Disability in the Workplace: An Employment Perspective’ On Sep 30, 2016 “Disability in the Workplace: An Employment Perspective,” an Oct. 13 live-streamed panel discussion, will bring together representatives from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry’s Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Penn State faculty experts and a graduate student studying human resources and employment relations.
  • Internships, study abroad solidify professional path for Paterno Fellow alumna On Sep 29, 2016 Jule Walsh (2016, history, anthropology, political science) used her internships and study abroad experiences as a Paterno Fellow to solidify her decision to attend law school after graduation - another example of how the Paterno Fellows Program supports students as they seek to advance their professional ambitions while working in service of something larger than themselves.
  • Two Penn State political science faculty members recognized by British academy On Sep 29, 2016 Matt Golder and Sona N. Golder, both associate professors of political science at Penn State, along with William Roberts Clark of Texas A&M University, received the Brian Barry Prize in Political Science from the British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences for their study, "An Exit, Voice, and Loyalty Model of Politics."
  • Ecuador immersion program quality experience for prospective teachers On Sep 29, 2016 Six-week summer excursion to South America allows College of Education students to hone teaching skills to English language learners.
  • Pippa Norris to deliver public lecture on electoral integrity On Sep 29, 2016 Pippa Norris, the McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and ARC Laureate Fellow and professor of government and international relations at the University of Sydney, will deliver a public lecture titled “Why American elections are flawed (and how to fix them.) The lecture will take place Sept. 30, at 4:00 p.m., in 233 HUB.
  • Study looks at links between race, age, education and kinship ties On Sep 28, 2016 Kinship ties with parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles and other family members can offer financial, educational, and societal support to individuals of all cultures. Penn State researchers are looking beyond the existing data to track these ties on a broader scale in the large and modern American society
  • Ask an Ethicist: What do I do if I encounter discrimination in the workplace? On Sep 27, 2016 The workplace should be an inclusive, safe and welcoming environment. But what happens if you feel discriminated against or someone who is known to discriminate or regularly uses offensive speech is promoted. How should you deal with this and what resources do you have at your disposal? This week’s column aims to offer some advice on the subject.
  • Comparative Literature Luncheon to feature lecture by Jonathan Gray on Oct. 3 On Sep 27, 2016 Jonathan Gray, associate professor of English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, will present “This Moment of Manumission: Representing Exceptional Blackness in Claudia Rankine’s ‘Citizen’ and Marvel Comic’s Captain America,” at 12:15 p.m. Oct. 3 in 102 Kern Building.
  • Africana Research Center to sponsor Undergraduate Research Exhibition on Oct. 1 On Sep 27, 2016 Undergraduate students will have a chance to showcase their research at the Africana Research Center’s Undergraduate Research Exhibition on Oct. 1 in the Nittany Lion Inn’s Faculty Staff Club Room. As part of the event, students will report on and discuss issues affecting the African diaspora.
  • Population health conference held at Penn State On Sep 27, 2016 The conference “Persistent and Emerging Issues in Population Health Science” held recently at the Nittany Lion Inn on Penn State’s University Park campus to connect scholars from diverse disciplines such as medicine, demography, sociology, psychology, and economics.
  • 24 Alumni Fellows recognized for distinguished careers On Sep 26, 2016 The Penn State Alumni Association will recognize 24 graduates in October with the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Alumni Association.
  • What’s in a face? On Sep 26, 2016 Penn State researchers recently discovered adolescents begin to view faces differently as they prepare for the transition to adulthood.
  • Philadelphia Eagles HR director joins alumnae leadership panel On Sep 26, 2016 Kristie Pappal, a 2000 labor and industrial relations graduate with a minor in psychology, is now the director of human resources for the Philadelphia Eagles. This is the fifth of nine in a series of Q&As with College of the Liberal Arts alumnae who will be participating in Penn State Women: Leaders of Today and Tomorrow. The event, scheduled for Oct. 25-26, will bring together leaders from the finance, technology and business fields for a panel discussion and one-on-one meetings with students from all majors across the University.
  • Writing, photography students offer creative glimpse into life in Renovo, Pa. On Sep 23, 2016 “Let’s throw them together and see what happens." That statement may sound blasé, but it’s how photographer Steven Rubin and writer Julia Spicher Kasdorf felt when they embarked on a collaborative 400-level, special topics course in documentary writing and photography last spring. The result was the student creation of three books and three websites representing elements of Renovo, a small town in northern Pennsylvania that, like many in the area, has declined since the heyday of the lumber, coal and railroad industries in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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