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  • Penn State alumnus Jason De León receives 2017 MacArthur Fellowship On Oct 16, 2017 Jason De León, a 2008 doctoral graduate in anthropology, has recently been named to the list of 2017 MacArthur Fellowship recipients. The MacArthur Fellowship, also known as the “genius grant,” is a prestigious award given to those who display exceptional creativity and significant accomplishments in their respective fields.
  • Volunteer Perspective: Alumni Association leadership Q&A On Oct 16, 2017 Alumni Association President Steve Wagman and Vice President Randy Houston began their new roles earlier this summer. Learn how and why these two lifelong Penn State volunteers are inspired to give back in the Alumni Association's exclusive Q&A.
  • College of the Liberal Arts mourns loss of Stan Gully On Oct 14, 2017 Stan Gully, professor of human resource management at Penn State, died unexpectedly on Oct. 9.
  • Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef to speak at Penn State On Oct 13, 2017 Satirist Bassem Youssef, dubbed the “Jon Stewart of Egypt,” will visit University Park in November to speak at two separate events hosted by the Center for Global Studies. Youssef will deliver a lecture titled “The Joke is Mightier Than The Sword” at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3 at the Nittany Lion Inn. Then, on Saturday, Nov. 4, he, along with the film’s director Sara Taksler, a senior producer of "The Daily Show," will participate in a discussion following the film screening of "Tickling Giants."
  • Students invited to popular 'Study Smarter, Not Harder' workshop On Oct 13, 2017 Students interested in improving their study skills and learning new, more effective study strategies are invited to attend an interactive workshop at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 in 100 Life Sciences Building.
  • New program takes students to Cambodia to assist with schools, explore culture On Oct 13, 2017 An experiential learning program, offered by professors in HDFS and psychology, offers students an opportunity to travel to Cambodia during spring break 2018 to learn about and assist with school systems and gain valuable insight by observing educational settings very different than their own.
  • University leadership's plea to Penn Staters: write to legislators On Oct 12, 2017 University leaders are renewing their plea to Penn Staters and others, asking them to urge Pennsylvania legislators to release the University's state funds. Without critical state funding, Penn State would be forced to make "dramatic cuts and raise tuition, perhaps even for the upcoming spring semester."
  • Family and technology symposium to be held Oct. 23-24 On Oct 12, 2017 The 2017 National Symposium on Family Issues will focus on the implications of technology use on relationships and family dynamics on Oct. 23-24 at the Nittany Lion Inn.
  • Research explores kinless population of older adults in the U.S. On Oct 12, 2017 New Penn State research is exploring the kinless population of older adults in the U.S. and how it is expected to increase in the coming years, including indications that white older Americans may have more family available than their Black counterparts.
  • U.S. Poet Laureate to speak at Penn State on Oct. 19 On Oct 11, 2017 United States Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize winner and National Book Award finalist Tracy K. Smith will deliver this year’s Emily Dickinson Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Nittany Lion Inn. The reading is free and open to the public.
  • Liberal Arts alumnae to return for women’s leadership, networking events On Oct 11, 2017 The College of the Liberal Arts will hold its third annual "Penn State Women: Leaders of Today and Tomorrow" panel and networking reception on Nov. 8 and one-on-one meetings with alumnae the following morning. Students of all majors are invited to attend. Focused on the theme of empowering young women to aspire to leadership roles, the event gives current students a unique opportunity to network with successful Penn State alumnae and other student attendees.
  • Schreyer Honors College recognizes six for outstanding achievement and service On Oct 11, 2017 Two Penn State faculty members, three alumni and a current student received honors from the Schreyer Honors College at its annual awards ceremony on Oct. 5.
  • Child development and psycholinguistics expert to hold public lectures On Oct 11, 2017 An expert in child development and psycholinguistics from the University of Sydney in Australia will visit Penn State in October. Her visit will include two public lectures on statistical regularities and statistical learning in reading and language acquisition.
  • My BackYard helps students establish roots at University Park On Oct 10, 2017 Every year more than 8,000 first-year students come to Penn State’s University Park campus to begin their college careers. Their residence halls and apartments become their homes away from home and the green spaces around campuses their backyards.
  • Argueta to receive 25th Hopkins Award Oct. 12, Grimes to receive honor award On Oct 10, 2017 Penn State University Libraries and the Pennsylvania Center for the Book will present the 2017 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award to Jorge Argueta for “Somos como las nubes/We Are Like the Clouds,” and an honor award to Nikki Grimes, author of “Garvey’s Choice,” during a public presentation at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, at University Park.

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