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- Studying the effects of incarceration on women and their families On Oct 21, 2016 Derek Kreager, professor of sociology and criminology at Penn State, and a multi-institutional team of researchers will explore the prison and re-entry experiences of women incarcerated in two Pennsylvania prisons in a three-year project funded by the National Institute of Justice.
- Historian to deliver 2016 Brose lectures On Oct 20, 2016 Gregory P. Downs, associate professor at the University of California, Davis, will deliver three lectures on "The Second American Revolution: Cuba, Mexico, Spain, and the U.S. Civil War," for the 2016 Steven and Janice Brose Distinguished Lecture Series, on Oct. 27, 28 and 29. All lectures are free and open to the public at Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, Penn State, University Park.
- Christopher Reed to present Bank Outstanding Teaching Award Lecture On Oct 20, 2016 Christopher Reed, professor of English, visual culture and women’s, gender and sexuality studies at Penn State, will deliver the Bank Outstanding Teaching Award Lecture in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium at 1:15 p.m. on Oct. 31.
- Winners announced for Penn State Reads essay contest On Oct 19, 2016 First-year students Daniel Bisi and Olivia Muly have been named the winners of the Penn State Reads essay contest.
- Ask an Ethicist: How important is empathy in the U.S. presidential election? On Oct 17, 2016 As Election Day nears, voters are debating the qualities that make for an effective leader. One of these contested qualities is empathy: the ability to understand and resonate with the experiences of others. Does it matter if a president can relate to you and care about what you are going through?
- Sending a 'We Are' to these Penn Staters On Oct 14, 2016 This week, we recognize six people who go above and beyond what's asked of them in their work at the University. We're sending a "We Are!" to Penn Staters with Penn State Law, the College of the Liberal Arts, Penn State World Campus, the College of Agricultural Sciences, the Bursar's Office and Penn State Lehigh Valley.
- Baroness and Penn State alumna Joanna Shields to share life story with students On Oct 14, 2016 The Baroness Joanna Shields, a 1984 Penn State graduate, is returning to University Park Oct. 24-26 to share her life’s journey with students and discuss how technology is challenging sociopolitical systems and security. During her visit, Shields, who is the U.K.'s minister of internet safety and security, will also be recognized as an Alumni Fellow and participate in Penn State Women: Leaders of Today and Tomorrow.
- Student takes fast lane to success through drag racing On Oct 13, 2016 Emily Zartman is leading a double life; by day, the liberal arts major attends Penn State Berks, but during her free time she is a drag racer, competing regularly at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pennsylvania and other racing competitions across the country.
- Penn State mourns philanthropist and alumni leader William L. Weiss On Oct 13, 2016 Penn State has lost an alumnus whose philanthropy and service spanned many decades and many areas across the University. William L. Weiss, a 1951 Penn State graduate and the retired chairman and CEO of telecommunications pioneer Ameritech, died on Oct. 10 in Sarasota, Florida, at the age of 87.
- Shakespeare performance to feature national troupe, local rescue dog On Oct 12, 2016 Actors from the nationally renowned American Shakespeare Center will be joined on the Penn State Eisenhower Auditorium stage this weekend by a special canine guest on loan from PAWS, a local animal rescue shelter, for a performance of William Shakespeare’s "Two Gentlemen of Verona." The production, which will take place at 2 p.m. Oct. 16, is free and open to the public.
- Eight Penn State graduates to pursue advanced degrees with NSF grant On Oct 12, 2016 Eight students who recently earned undergraduate degrees at Penn State have been named National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recipients for the 2016-17 academic year.
- Climate change impacts on Menominee nation's forest home focus of NSF funding On Oct 10, 2016 A Native American tribal nation in Wisconsin faces cultural and economic challenges as climate change impacts its forest home. A $1.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation will be used to study this relationship and how it could inform decision-making about forest management.
- Libraries exhibit on HIV, AIDS emergence supports CLGBTQE's Commission Reads On Oct 10, 2016 An exhibit exploring the books and other materials related to the emergence of HIV and AIDS in the early 1980s, “From Gay-Related Immune Deficiency to AIDS: The Emergence of HIV in the 1980s,” will be on display in the Penn State University Libraries through Dec. 16.
- 'The Circle' author Dave Eggers to visit Penn State, discuss ethical dilemmas On Oct 10, 2016 Dave Eggers, author of the 2016 Penn State Reads book selection “The Circle,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at University Park.
- Women’s leadership conference to include liberal arts alumna Binney Wietlisbach On Oct 10, 2016 This is the seventh of eight 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.