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  • Students read about, explore Chesapeake Bay On Oct 20, 2017 At Penn State, the Department of English and Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management offer an immersive adventure that enhances students’ appreciation of the natural world and understanding of how nature, culture and recreation are intertwined.
  • Center for Global Studies to host panel discussion on history of fascism On Oct 20, 2017 The Penn State Center for Global Studies will host a panel discussion, “Echoes of 20th Century Fascism in Modern Politics and Culture,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24, in 109 Walker Building.
  • Intersectionality lecture by Kimberle Crenshaw to be presented Feb. 15 On Oct 19, 2017 Kimberlé Crenshaw, Civil Rights Activist and Feminist will present a lecture, "Intersectionality 101: Race & Gender in Work, Life & Politics," from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in Foster Auditorium in the Paterno Library.
  • Faculty forum panel to discuss issues of race Oct. 23 On Oct 18, 2017 Penn State’s senior faculty mentor will present a faculty forum panel discussion for the Penn State community titled "White Supremacism at Penn State: What it Does, How to Fix It" at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in Freeman Auditorium in the HUB-Robeson Cultural Center at University Park.
  • Penn State social science researchers collaborate to study opioid epidemic On Oct 18, 2017 Drug overdoses from prescription opioids, heroin, and synthetic opioids have increased by 20 percent since 2015, killing some 64,000 Americans last year. In response, social science researchers at Penn State are leading initiatives to combat the increasing rates of illicit drug use.
  • Penn State alumnus Jason De León receives 2017 MacArthur Fellowship On Oct 16, 2017 Jason De León, a 2008 doctoral graduate in anthropology, has recently been named to the list of 2017 MacArthur Fellowship recipients. The MacArthur Fellowship, also known as the “genius grant,” is a prestigious award given to those who display exceptional creativity and significant accomplishments in their respective fields.
  • Volunteer Perspective: Alumni Association leadership Q&A On Oct 16, 2017 Alumni Association President Steve Wagman and Vice President Randy Houston began their new roles earlier this summer. Learn how and why these two lifelong Penn State volunteers are inspired to give back in the Alumni Association's exclusive Q&A.
  • College of the Liberal Arts mourns loss of Stan Gully On Oct 14, 2017 Stan Gully, professor of human resource management at Penn State, died unexpectedly on Oct. 9.
  • Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef to speak at Penn State On Oct 13, 2017 Satirist Bassem Youssef, dubbed the “Jon Stewart of Egypt,” will visit University Park in November to speak at two separate events hosted by the Center for Global Studies. Youssef will deliver a lecture titled “The Joke is Mightier Than The Sword” at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3 at the Nittany Lion Inn. Then, on Saturday, Nov. 4, he, along with the film’s director Sara Taksler, a senior producer of "The Daily Show," will participate in a discussion following the film screening of "Tickling Giants."
  • Students invited to popular 'Study Smarter, Not Harder' workshop On Oct 13, 2017 Students interested in improving their study skills and learning new, more effective study strategies are invited to attend an interactive workshop at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 in 100 Life Sciences Building.
  • New program takes students to Cambodia to assist with schools, explore culture On Oct 13, 2017 An experiential learning program, offered by professors in HDFS and psychology, offers students an opportunity to travel to Cambodia during spring break 2018 to learn about and assist with school systems and gain valuable insight by observing educational settings very different than their own.
  • University leadership's plea to Penn Staters: write to legislators On Oct 12, 2017 University leaders are renewing their plea to Penn Staters and others, asking them to urge Pennsylvania legislators to release the University's state funds. Without critical state funding, Penn State would be forced to make "dramatic cuts and raise tuition, perhaps even for the upcoming spring semester."
  • Family and technology symposium to be held Oct. 23-24 On Oct 12, 2017 The 2017 National Symposium on Family Issues will focus on the implications of technology use on relationships and family dynamics on Oct. 23-24 at the Nittany Lion Inn.
  • Research explores kinless population of older adults in the U.S. On Oct 12, 2017 New Penn State research is exploring the kinless population of older adults in the U.S. and how it is expected to increase in the coming years, including indications that white older Americans may have more family available than their Black counterparts.
  • U.S. Poet Laureate to speak at Penn State on Oct. 19 On Oct 11, 2017 United States Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize winner and National Book Award finalist Tracy K. Smith will deliver this year’s Emily Dickinson Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Nittany Lion Inn. The reading is free and open to the public.

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