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  • Research programs offered for undergraduates On Oct 13, 2018 Applications are now open for the Women in Science Engineering Research, Minority Undergraduate Research Experience and First-year Undergraduate Research Program. The application deadline is Nov. 1.
  • Mood of the Nation Poll finds one person's anger is another's pride On Oct 12, 2018 Responses to the September McCourtney Institute Mood the Nation Poll reveal partisan differences concerning President Donald Trump, but also football player and activist Colin Kaepernick, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
  • Children of Bill and Jo Weiss continue parents' legacy of giving On Oct 11, 2018 Sue Miller, Dave Weiss and Steve Weiss recently made two gifts through their family’s foundation that will yield a total impact of $4.5 million and further their parents’ legacy of creating opportunity for Penn State students.
  • FBI special agent to present as Distinguished Alumni Speaker On Oct 09, 2018 Retired FBI agent and Penn State alumnus James Fitzgerald will present "A Journey to the Center of the Mind," on Thursday, Oct. 25 as part of the College of Health and Human Development Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series. The talk will be held at 7 p.m. in the Ruth Pike Auditorium, 22 Biobehavioral Health Building. It is free and open to the public.
  • Comparative Literature Luncheon to feature talk by UNC Greensboro's Mark Rifkin On Oct 09, 2018 Mark Rifkin, director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program and professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, will present “Among Ghost Dances: Sarah Winnemucca and the Production of Tribal Identity” at 12:15 p.m. Oct. 15 in 102 Kern Building on Penn State’s University Park campus.
  • Michele Reid-Vazquez next speaker in Sawyer Seminar Series On Oct 08, 2018 Michele Reid-Vazquez will deliver the next Sawyer Seminar Series lecture, “Countering Disposability: Black Mobility and Resistance in the Age of Revolution,” at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, in 162 Willard Building.
  • Chapel intern finds passion for data through summer internship On Oct 08, 2018 Greg Mitchell, a senior and a Paterno Fellow double majoring in economics and community, environment and development, spent the summer as a consultant with Bates White Economic Consulting. Mitchell was accepted to the Chapel Executive Internship program through the College of the Liberal Arts, which gave him a $5,000 stipend so he could work and live in Washington, D.C., for the summer.
  • Comparative Literature Luncheon to feature talk by Yale's Seth Jacobowitz On Oct 05, 2018 Seth Jacobowitz, assistant professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and affiliate faculty in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Yale University, will present “Ishikawa Tatsuzô’s São Paulo” at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, in 102 Kern Building on Penn State’s University Park campus.
  • Teach for America recruiting all students On Oct 04, 2018 Penn State is one of the top contributing schools to the Teach for America program, and last year, the College of the Liberal Arts had the most hires of any other college at the University. Seniors and graduates of all majors and backgrounds are welcome to apply before the Oct. 17 deadline.
  • Naomi Shihab Nye to present 2018 Emily Dickinson Lecture on Oct. 11 On Oct 04, 2018 Award-winning poet Naomi Shihab Nye will read from her works as part of Penn State’s annual Emily Dickinson Lectureship in American Poetry at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11. The event, free and open to the public, will take place in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium.
  • Research in Colombia gives Schreyer Scholar insight into rare language On Oct 04, 2018 Schreyer Honors Scholar and College of the Liberal Arts student Rebecca Barnes used multiple trips abroad to learn how Colombians expressed their identities through multiple languages — sometimes in the same sentence.
  • 'Communities That Care' is topic of 2018 Bennett Lecture On Oct 03, 2018 The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center will welcome 2018 Bennett Lecturer Richard Catalano, Bartley Dobb Professor for the Study and Prevention of Violence, and co-founder of the Social Development Research Group at the University of Washington, on Oct. 25, at University Park. The lecture, in its 16th year, is free and open to the public.
  • South African author, journalist to deliver 2018 Nelson Mandela Lecture On Oct 02, 2018 South African author and journalist Zubeida Jaffer will deliver the Penn State Africana Research Center’s 2018 Nelson Mandela Lecture at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium. The title of her talk is "In Hope of Peace, Not War."
  • 26th Annual National Symposium on Family Issues will take place Oct. 22-23 On Oct 02, 2018 The 2018 National Symposium on Family Issues will focus on the challenges that families in rural areas face and the strategies they take to maintain financial stability, health and well-being. The symposium, “Rural Families and Communities,” will be held Oct. 22-23 at the Nittany Lion Inn.
  • Center for Global Studies to host brown bag lectures On Oct 01, 2018 The Center for Global Studies at Penn State will host a series of faculty and graduate "brown bag" lectures from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. on Wednesdays this fall in 25 Burrowes Building. The first brown bag lecture, “Holding on to Democratic Leadership in a Time of Changing Policy and Reform: Socially Distributed Leadership Practice Towards Professional Learning in Denmark and the U.S.,” will take place Oct. 3.

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