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  • History department to host screening, discussion on PBS' 'The Vote' On Oct 22, 2020 From 7 to 8:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 28, participants will watch a 30-minute screening of a clip on the 1913 Washington Parade from “The Vote," which will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with Penn State Liberal Arts faculty.
  • Election resources and candidate information available in one place from WPSU On Oct 21, 2020 Community members can visit to access candidate interviews, election resources and more from WPSU Penn State — central Pennsylvania’s public media station.
  • Penn State historian argues Supreme Court has always been political On Oct 20, 2020 Rachel Shelden, associate professor of history and director of the Richards Civil War Era Center, discusses the Supreme Court’s politics and power on this week’s episode of the Democracy Works podcast, produced by the McCourtney Institute for Democracy and WPSU.
  • Justice for all: How race and American identity may affect politics On Oct 19, 2020 New Penn State research examined whether feeling like you belong in America — or not — affected how members of different races and ethnicities participated in politics.
  • Human resources and employment relations student inspires change On Oct 19, 2020 When Catrina Jones enrolled in the Master of Professional Studies program in human resources and employment relations offered via Penn State World Campus last year, she was not anticipating also playing an integral role in the updating of several chapters in one of her textbooks.
  • Virtual career and leadership series discussion to focus on organization change On Oct 18, 2020 The next discussion in the School of Public Policy's professional development series, "Strategies for Career and Leadership Success," will help address the question of navigating organizational change. The virtual event will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21.
  • Next on WPSU's 'Digging Deeper': Black Lives Matter and higher education On Oct 15, 2020 Penn State President Eric Barron and guests talk about how the Black Lives Matter movement is manifesting on college campuses and what work needs to be done in higher education to address systemic racism.
  • Athletes to discuss history, future of Black women's protest in sports On Oct 15, 2020 The College of the Liberal Arts will host a panel discussion with former and current Olympic, professional and collegiate athletes from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 21. The event, "Black Women’s Athletic Activism: Past, Present, and Future," will explore the history and future of Black women’s protest in sports.
  • Penn State League of Women Voters chapter creates student voting guide On Oct 13, 2020 The nonpartisan student voting guide aims to take some of the stress away from student voting by addressing questions about voter registration, mail-in ballots, in-person voting and more. It is part of the chapter’s goal to increase Penn State student voter turnout from 36% to 50% this year.
  • Prevention Research Center announces anti-racism research grant recipients On Oct 13, 2020 The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center has awarded funding for four graduate student research projects that responded to their call for work focusing on reducing racism or promoting anti-racist practices and culture.
  • Virtual symposium addresses police brutality and the popular uprisings On Oct 13, 2020 Creating a place for advocacy was the focus of the recent “Reflections on Organizing and Power: Anti-Black Police Brutality and the Popular Uprisings” Zoom symposium. Nearly 300 students, faculty and staff from all Commonwealth Campuses attended the event hosted by the Penn State Consortium for Social Movements and Education and the Africana Research Center, and co-sponsored by an additional 16 colleges, centers, programs and networks at Penn State in response to a national call for universities to commit resources to combat institutionalized racism on campuses.
  • Liberal Arts student balances leadership position with busy election season On Oct 13, 2020 Senior Jacob Klipstein, who was recently selected to Penn State's 2020 Student Homecoming Court, is leading the College Democrats this year as the organization’s president. The third-generation Penn Stater is focused on the upcoming presidential election.
  • Libraries to observe 2020 Open Access Week with series of free virtual events On Oct 12, 2020 Penn State University Libraries will participate in the 12th annual global celebration of Open Access Week, Oct. 19–25, by hosting a series of free virtual events via Zoom. Open to the public, the events aim to increase awareness of Penn State’s open access initiatives, which remove the barriers of the traditional academic publishing model, making scholarly works freely available to readers.
  • Two Penn State faculty co-author new book on the Maya On Oct 12, 2020 Amara Solari, professor of art history and archaeology, and Matthew Restall, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Colonial Latin American History, Anthropology and Women’s Studies, are co-authors of “The Maya: A Very Short Introduction,” recently published by Oxford University Press (OUP).
  • Graduate student Claire Kelling nominated to Penn State Homecoming Court On Oct 12, 2020 As the first graduate student chair of the Penn State Student Fee Board, doctoral candidate Claire Kelling is used to making a difference with her on-campus involvement. Being nominated for the 2020 Graduate Student Homecoming Court this year is just another opportunity to make a change.

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