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  • Princeton classics professor to present lecture, panel discussion Oct. 23 and 25 On Oct 19, 2018 Dan-el Padilla Peralta, assistant professor of classics at Princeton University, will present “Athens and Sparta of the New World: The Classical Passions of Santo Domingo,” at 4 p.m. Oct. 23 in 124 Sparks Building at University Park. He also will participate in a panel discussion about his 2015 memoir, “Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League,” at 5 p.m. Oct. 25 in 121 Sparks Building.
  • Lost? Found? Fall writing contest seeks creative entries, adds poetry option On Oct 18, 2018 Penn State University Libraries’ second University-wide Short Stories writing contest is now open and seeking short creative writing entries on the theme of “Lost and Found.” All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit entries, now including a poetry option, for the new contest, which is open through Nov. 16.
  • Comparative Literature Luncheon to present talk by Stanford's Ban Wang On Oct 17, 2018 Ban Wang, William Haas Professor in Chinese Studies and Comparative Literature at Stanford University, will present “Charismatic Politics and the People in the Cultural Revolution: The Mao Cult According to Alain Badiou," at 12:15 p.m. on Oct. 22, in Room 102 of the Kern Building.
  • Public Mapping Project to receive Brown Democracy Medal on Nov. 9 On Oct 17, 2018 The University of Florida’s Michael McDonald and MIT’s Micah Altman, principal investigators on the Public Mapping Project, winners of the McCourtney Institute for Democracy's 2018 Brown Democracy Medal, will give a public lecture on their work at 4 p.m. Nov. 9 in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium.
  • Acclaimed historian to deliver 2018 Brose lectures On Oct 17, 2018 Stephen Kantrowitz, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will deliver three lectures on "Citizenship and Civilization: A Ho-Chunk History of the Civil War Era" for the 2018 Steven and Janice Brose Distinguished Lecture Series. Taking place on Nov. 1, 2, and 3 in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, the lectures are free and open to the public.
  • Penn State alumnus and philanthropist Ray Lafferty dies On Oct 17, 2018 Penn State and the College of the Liberal Arts mourn the loss of alumnus and longtime supporter G. Raymond “Ray” Lafferty, formerly of Folsom, Pennsylvania, who died on Oct. 4.
  • Military, CIA officers to share experiences as women in male-dominated fields On Oct 17, 2018 Marine Corps Maj. Paige Kennedy and former CIA case officer Shannon McCombie, both Penn State alumnae, will headline a seminar and Q&A session from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at Penn State’s University Park campus to discuss their experiences as women who have paved the way in historically male-dominated fields.
  • Julian Gill-Peterson to speak at Penn State on Oct. 24 On Oct 16, 2018 Julian Gill-Peterson will present a free lecture titled “The Intersex and Trans Invention of Gender: On Children’s Self-Determination” at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24 in 067 Willard Building, University Park.
  • Registration open for Penn State Ethics and Engineering Case Competition On Oct 16, 2018 Registration is now open for undergraduate students interested in participating in the upcoming Penn State Ethics and Engineering Case Competition, which will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, in 220 Hammond Building.
  • 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.

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