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- 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. The event is a part of the Comparative Literature Luncheon lecture series.
- 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.
- 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, will be the first speaker in the 2016-17 Critical Media and Digital Studies series presented by the 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.