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  • Conference explores role of institutions of higher education in extreme weather On Nov 14, 2019 The “RISE CONFERENCE 2019: Transforming University Engagement In Pre- and Post-Disaster Environments: Lessons from Puerto Rico," to be held at the State University of New York-Albany Nov. 18-20, will bring together researchers and educators from across the nation, including several from Penn State, to explore how higher education can strengthen preparedness, response, and recovery in the face of growing threats posed by climate change and extreme weather.
  • Liberal Arts student helps develop augmented reality app for anthropology labs On Nov 13, 2019 After about 3 and a half months of work, Nick McLean, Jesse Driver and Mark Shriver helped developed an augmented reality app that focuses on categorizing primates by facial characteristics. The app creates a 3D image of the respective skulls of the unique primate pictured on the flashcard, which the student scans into the app via the camera. Initial plans are to use the app in Shriver’s introductory biological anthropology lab.
  • Latin American Studies program director wins prestigious book award On Nov 13, 2019 Matthew Restall, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Latin American History and director of Latin American Studies in Penn State’s College of the Liberal Arts, has won the Conference on Latin American History’s Howard F. Cline Memorial Prize for his book, “When Montezuma Met Cortés: The True Story of the Meeting that Changed History.”
  • Penn State students share a 'Taste of 1677' On Nov 12, 2019 Students from Penn State Abington are inviting the public to a “Taste of 1677” an interactive history exhibition about food, medicine and science from their yearlong exploration of a 17th-century recipe manuscript from 5–7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, at the Penn State Center Philadelphia located at 675 Sansom St.
  • Sports journalist Seth Berkman to speak Nov. 19 at University Park On Nov 12, 2019 Sports journalist Seth Berkman will speak at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Foster Auditorium of Paterno Library on Penn State’s University Park campus. Berkman will discuss his new book, “A Team of Their Own: How an International Sisterhood Made Olympic History.”
  • Examining perceptions of Internet-of-Things devices in Rwandan farming community On Nov 11, 2019 This past spring a cohort of Penn State students participated in an innovative research study to examine the potential for Internet of Things devices on a farming community in Rwanda, to explore the potential impact of unmanned vehicles at a farm on the outskirts of the city of Kigali. The goal was to study farm workers and local community members, gathering their perceptions and concerns of advanced technology in a low resource context.
  • Rolling Reading Series to feature poet and Penn State Professor Todd Davis On Nov 07, 2019 Award-winning poet Todd Davis, known for his lyric meditations on the natural beauty of his Pennsylvania home ground, will offer a reading as part of the Mary E. Rolling Reading Series. Davis is a professor of English and environmental studies at Penn State Altoona. The free public reading will be held at 7:30 pm. on Thursday, Nov. 14, in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium.
  • $1.5M grant will investigate use of robots on construction sites On Nov 07, 2019 A new $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation could lay the necessary groundwork to make robotics on construction sites a reality.
  • New book examines how Latin American immigrants saved American cities On Nov 06, 2019 In his new book, "Barrio America: How Latino Immigrants Saved the American City," Penn State Professor A.K. Sandoval-Strausz details the significant role that Latino immigration played in reviving America's largest cities in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
  • College of the Liberal Arts to spend year remembering 1920 as 'moment of change' On Nov 05, 2019 For the second time, the Penn State College of the Liberal Arts has chosen a theme around which it will plan courses, lectures, presentations and events, starting spring semester 2020. The “Moments of Change: A Century of Women’s Activism” theme will highlight courses and events on campus, providing students with opportunities to study women’s efforts during the last 100 years that have helped to make the world a better place.
  • Podcast episode examines life in the world’s largest democracy On Nov 05, 2019 Vineeta Yadav, associate professor of political science, joins the Democracy Works podcast this week to discuss the past, present and future of democracy in India. The podcast is produced by the McCourtney Institute for Democracy and WPSU Penn State.
  • Recent graduate, activist reflects on time at Penn State On Nov 05, 2019 During her time at Penn State, Jasmine Jackson, a 2019 economics and African studies alumna, inspired activism and change around campus. A queer, African American woman, Jackson embraces her identity and wants to share it and encourage others to be their authentic selves.
  • Anthropology alumnus establishes endowment to encourage faculty/student research On Nov 05, 2019 Charles Stanish, a 1979 anthropology alumnus, and his wife have created an endowment to encourage faculty members to include students on research projects outside of North America.
  • Health care provider deserts may leave patients in the cold On Nov 04, 2019 People with health insurance under the Affordable Care Act may have access to fewer health care providers — and may also have to drive further to see them — than people with other plans, according to Penn State research.
  • Student entrepreneur creates product to help his fellow students On Nov 04, 2019 Junior Ezra Gershanok invented the Keyper, a phone wallet with a key slot, to prevent students from losing their dorm keys. The economics and letters, arts, and sciences major utilized his liberal arts education to create the product and run a successful business.

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