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  • New project to evaluate the effects of adoption on older children On Sep 19, 2019 Penn State researchers recently received a $3.8 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to explore successful post-adoption development in children.
  • Andrew Sullivan to discuss 'American Democracy in the Age of Trump' Oct. 2 On Sep 17, 2019 The McCourtney Institute for Democracy will host author and political commentator Andrew Sullivan for a lecture on “American Democracy in the Age of Trump” at 4 p.m. Oct. 2 in the Katz Building auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public; no advance registration is required. The event is co-sponsored by the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, Humanities Institute, Center for Character, Conscience, and Public Purpose and School of International Affairs
  • Penn State alumnae to return for women’s leadership panel and networking events On Sep 16, 2019 The Penn State College of the Liberal Arts will hold its fifth annual “Penn State Women: Leaders of Today and Tomorrow” panel and networking reception Sept. 25, followed by one-on-one meetings with the alumnae participants the next morning. Advance sign-ups are required for the one-on-one meetings. Students of all majors are invited to attend.
  • Stuckeman School hosts Bauhaus symposium at Penn State in centennial celebration On Sep 11, 2019 More than a dozen international scholars will converge on the arts district at Penn State University Park this month to celebrate the teachings of the Bauhaus and to reflect on the immense impact the famous German art school has had on modern design, art and architecture over the past 100 years.
  • Denise Solomon named distinguished scholar by National Communication Association On Sep 10, 2019 Denise Haunani Solomon, professor and head of the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences in the Penn State College of the Liberal Arts, has received the 2019 Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Communication Association.
  • Professor reflects on effort to create fair congressional maps for Pennsylvania On Sep 09, 2019 Lee Ann Banaszak, professor of political science and women’s, gender and sexuality studies, joins the Democracy Works podcast this week to discuss her work on the Pennsylvania Redistricting Reform Commission and what she learned at public hearings on redistricting throughout the state.
  • 'Women’s Rights and the Post-Civil War World' public talk, workshop Sept. 20-21 On Sep 09, 2019 "Women’s Rights and the Post-Civil War World," a public talk and workshop, will take place Sept. 20 and 21 at Penn State University Park. Marking the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women’s suffrage in the United States, this event shifts our focus to a broad range of women’s rights activism that emerged in post-Civil War society.
  • 'Limits of the Imagination' series launches with film on fungi, filmmaker visit On Sep 09, 2019 The Penn State Sustainability Institute will kick off its “Limits of the Imagination” film series with “Fantastic Fungi,” a new film that details how mushrooms offer unique possibilities to address environmental and human health issues. The film screens at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the State Theatre in downtown State College and will feature a visit and post-film Q&A with its director, renowned nature filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg.
  • Center sponsors essay contest on potential pay for Division I student-athletes On Sep 09, 2019 A student paper competition sponsored by the Center for the Study of Sports in Society at Penn State challenges potential entrants to develop a new plan for rewarding Division I student-athletes for their participation or to write an essay defending the current system.
  • Examining the link between puberty and functional brain development On Sep 09, 2019 Two Penn State researchers recently reviewed published studies about the role puberty hormones play in social behavior, brain development and brain function.
  • Liberal Arts Undergraduate Festival to be held Sept. 12 On Sep 06, 2019 The College of the Liberal Arts will host a festival for undergraduate students from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, on Pattee Mall. The festival is open to all Penn State students, including those interested in learning more about the majors and resources in the college.
  • Penn State symposium examines impact of World War II on Middle East On Sep 06, 2019 Almost 80 years to the day since its outbreak, top scholars from around the world will gather at Penn State's University Park campus to explore new ways of thinking about World War II. “World War II and the Middle East,” will take place Sept. 9 and 10 at various locations on campus. All events are free and open to the public.
  • Penn State faculty member appointed guest professor at University of Luxembourg On Sep 06, 2019 David Baker, professor of sociology, education, and demography in Penn State’s College of the Liberal Arts and College of Education, has been appointed as a guest professor of educational science at the University of Luxembourg for the next three years.
  • Climate conference to feature Penn State researchers Sept. 16-18 On Sep 05, 2019 More than 20 Penn State researchers are participating in the upcoming climate solutions conference Research to Action: The Science of Drawdown. Overall, more than 70 speakers will be presenting at the event, which will take place Sept. 16-18 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center.
  • Award-winning young alumna's play ready for its off-Broadway debut On Sep 04, 2019 Award-winning young alumna's play ready for its off-Broadway debut Oct. 1 in New York City.

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