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  • 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.
  • Paterno Fellows Program helped liberal arts alumnus find his niche On Sep 23, 2016 Carl Boswell, who earned bachelor's and master's degrees in international politics and international affairs, respectively, in 2014, used his internships and study abroad experiences as a Paterno Fellow to help define what he wanted to do, and not do, after graduation. His story is a shining 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.
  • Oct. 2 'Digging Deeper' episode to focus on inclusivity On Sep 23, 2016 Penn State President Eric Barron will discuss with students what it means to be inclusive in the next episode of "Digging Deeper," set to air at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Oct. 2 on WPSU-TV.
  • Anna Everett to kick off 2016-17 Critical Media and Digital Studies series On Sep 23, 2016 Anna Everett, professor of film, television, and new media studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), will be the first speaker in the 2016-17 Critical Media and Digital Studies series presented by the Penn State Department of English’s Digital Culture and Media Initiative.
  • Penn State Speech and Debate Society to host presidential debate watch parties On Sep 23, 2016 The Penn State Speech and Debate Society will host a series of watch parties for the three upcoming presidential debates and the vice presidential debate. The first watch party will take place at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Flex Theater (132 HUB).
  • Philadelphia Urban Seminar gives students impactful immersion experience On Sep 22, 2016 Jeanine Staples’ Philadelphia Urban Seminar transcends a two-week Maymester course that offers a pre-service teaching experience in an urban setting; it’s ongoing research on how to teach students to identify and intercept racist, sexist and ableist ideologies in their own souls, in school and in society.
  • Study to measure effects of early environment on mental and physical health On Sep 21, 2016 Penn State researchers will examine the effects early environmental exposures have on children’s mental and physical health as part of a new, multi-institutional collaboration.
  • Comparative Literature Luncheon to feature graduate research roundtable On Sep 21, 2016 A graduate research roundtable discussion will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in 102 Kern Building. Comparative literature graduate students Irenae Agbedion, Victoria Lupascu and Lea Pao will lead the discussion.
  • Honors experience pushes psychology major to accept new, rewarding challenges On Sep 19, 2016 Since 2008, the Paterno Fellows Program — offered by the Penn State College of the Liberal Arts — has been challenging students to reach their highest levels of academic achievement and distinguish themselves in areas traditionally associated with the liberal arts: ethics, service and leadership; excellence in communication; and intercultural awareness. Psychology major Carolina Spiess embodies the ideals of service that are at the very core of the program.
  • Lecture to examine how next UN secretary general will perform during crises On Sep 16, 2016 The Center for Global Studies will host Ian Johnstone, professor of international law at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 in the Lewis Katz Auditorium at University Park. His lecture, "A World in Turmoil: Priorities for the next U.N. Secretary General,” will investigate the crises facing the United Nations as it is handed over to a new secretary general.
  • Economics alumna joins liberal arts leadership conference On Sep 16, 2016 Pam Kiernan, a 1991 economics alumna, is the chief administrative officer of Two Sigma, an investment manager that uses technology and data to drive business. This is the fourth 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, scheduled for Oct. 25-26.
  • President Barron discusses ongoing initiatives focused on diversity, inclusion On Sep 16, 2016 Speaking to the Board of Trustees Friday (Sept. 16), Penn State President Eric Barron described a new University initiative aimed at fostering dialogue about diversity and inclusion and encouraging all Penn Staters to ask what they can do to create an open and welcoming environment. The initiative, “All In at Penn State: A Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion,” will be launched Oct. 6 and continue throughout the year.
  • Blogging in the classroom can help both students and educators On Sep 16, 2016 Penn State researcher Priya Sharma is researching how blogging in the classroom can help students better understand and make meaning from their classes.
  • Penn State to commemorate Constitution Day with events, resources On Sep 16, 2016 The U.S. Constitution was signed in Philadelphia’s Independence Hall 229 years ago Saturday, Sept. 17, marking the passage of fundamental rights guaranteed to citizens of the United States. Penn State will celebrate Constitution Day with events at University Park beginning Sept. 16 and continuing throughout September at campuses statewide.
  • Constitution Day 2016 celebrations planned across Penn State campuses On Sep 15, 2016 Penn State’s annual celebration of Constitution Day will take place on Friday, Sept. 16 at University Park, with events happening throughout the month of September across Penn State campuses.

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