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October 7 - November 5, 2022

Friday, October 7

drawing of a human

The Humanities Institute presents a two-day workshop event: “Decolonizing human-environmental interactions in the classroom: An exploration of teaching...

African Studies Global Virtual Forum: Decoloniality and Southern Epistemologies—Sarah Nuttall

Sarah Nuttall, University of the Witwatersrand “On Pluviality: Rain as Method”

Center for Language Acquisition Research Methods Workshop—Nicole Tracy Ventura

Title: “Longitudinal Research in Applied Linguistics” Instructor: Nicole Tracy Ventura, West Virginia University Abstract: Despite the need for true...

Liberal Arts Open House and Student Showcase

Parents and Families Weekend is Friday, October 7–Sunday, October 9. Stop by the Liberal Arts Open House and Student Showcase from 2:00–5:00 p.m. on...

Faculty meeting

Faculty meeting for the department of Communication Arts and Sciences

Teach-In on Russia’s War in Ukraine: Oksana Kis, “Survival as Victory: Ukrainian Women in the Gulag”

“Survival as Victory: Ukrainian Women in the Gulag” Oksana Kis Based on the written memoirs, autobiographies, and oral histories ofmore than 150 survivors,...

2:30pm
Virtual Event
Postponed: Fall Philosophy Colloquia: Collegium of Black Women Philosophers

Postponed until Spring 2023 Collegium of Black Women Philosophers, 15th Anniversary. More information to come.

Saturday, October 8

drawing of a human

The Humanities Institute presents a two-day workshop event: “Decolonizing human-environmental interactions in the classroom: An exploration of teaching...

Monday, October 10

Comparative Literature Luncheon: Jennifer Stoever

The Comparative Literature Luncheon presents Jennifer Stoever (Binghamton University). Contact Olivia Brown at odb2@psu.edu for more information.

The Iberian Modernist Studies Collaborative Colloquia (first seminar)

Modernity and Monumentalism: The Gigantic Scale of Construction in Transatlantic Perspective with Miguel Caballero (Northwestern University) Abstract: The...

3pm
Virtual Event
Alumni Law Student Panel

Are you considering law school or already applying? Join Liberal Arts alumni currently attending Law School to learn more about the applications process as...

6pm
Virtual Event

Tuesday, October 11

Hauntology, Ruins, Macabre, & a Promise of a Brighter Future in Valentyn Vasianovych’s Atlantis (2019)

Yuliya V. Ladygina, Assistant Professor of Russian and Global Studies. In her presentation, Dr. Ladygina will share her ongoing research on Valentyn...

11am
Virtual Event
Democracy Administered Panel Discussion

Please join the School of Public Policy and the Rock Ethics Institute for a panel discussion inspired by the book Democracy Administered: How Public...

Wednesday, October 12

 Wayfinding Wednesdays: Student Care & Advocacy

Drop in to chat with Kara and Pat from the Student Care & Advocacy. Learn how they coordinate efforts with campus partners to assist students who encounter...

Policy Profiles: Terry Schwakopf

The School of Public Policy’s leadership series spotlighting professionals with careers in public policy will feature financial services director and adviser...

11:30am
Virtual Event
Drop-In or Pop-In Career Support

Not sure if your résumé is as competitive as it can be? Want some help with your job or internship search? Not even sure where to start? The Liberal Arts...

2pm
Stream Available
EMP Lab Meeting

Weekly lab meeting of the Empathy & Moral Psychology (EMP) Lab, on Zoom. We discuss research articles, present data, and brainstorm on study designs. Open to...

3:30pm
Virtual Event
Bate-Papo: Portuguese Conversation Hour

Come to Bate-Papo, an informal conversation group for speakers of Portuguese! All are welcome, whether you are just starting out, have been studying it for...

Poland Embedded Course Trip Information Session

Learn about an education abroad opportunity for spring 2023 during and information session about The Holocaust and History embedded course trip to...

Pre-Law Colloquium: Tips for Applying to Law School

Do you have an interest in attending law school someday? The School of Labor and Employment Relations is hosting a Pre-Law Colliquium on Wednesday, October...

Screens of Defiance: Ukrainian Film Series—“Bad Roads”

Free screening of the film Bad Roads (2020) by Natalya Vorozhbit, a Ukrainian drama set during the War in Donbas.

Thursday, October 13

U.S. Secret Service Recruitment Table

The U.S. Secret Service protects our nation's highest elected leaders, visiting foreign heads of state, and national special security events; and safeguard...

U.S. Secret Service Careers Information Session

The U.S. Secret Service protects our nation's highest elected leaders, visiting foreign heads of state, and national special security events; and safeguard...

Master of Public Policy Program Info Session

Join us for one of our upcoming webinar sessions about Penn State's Master of Public Policy degree program. Our director of graduate studies and current MPP...

Group of adults standing and talking together

A weekly advanced English speaking group.

credit: Leslie Lausch

XU XI 許素細 has authored fifteen books, including This Fish is Fowl: Essays of Being (Nebraska 2019) and Monkey in Residence & Other Speculations (Signal 8...

History Alumni Panelists Event

Attend a careers panel event for some answers & excellent advice. 6 Penn State History graduates will talk about their careers and how the Major helped...

6:30pm
Virtual Event

Friday, October 14

African Studies Global Virtual Forum: Decoloniality and Southern Epistemologies- Emad Abdul-Latif

Emad Abdul-Latif, Qatar University, "A Conversation on Khitabat: The Journal"

International Archaeology Day 2022

Behind the Scenes at the Matson Museum of Anthropology.

Criminology Speaker Series: Dr. Rhys Hester

“Addressing Racial and Ethnic Bias in Risk Assessment Instruments” Dr. Rhys Hester, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and...

CAS Fall Colloquia: Jaying Liu

CAS Fall Colloquia: Jaying Liu will be giving a talk on "Brain Imaging and Health Communication"

Center for Language Acquisition Invited Speaker- Youjin Kim

Researchers and Teachers Working Together: Lessons Learned from a Four-Year Curriculum Development Project

2:30pm
Virtual Event
Myroslav Shkandrij, Professor Emeritus of Slavic Studies at the University of Manitoba and Visiting Professor at Columbia University

First talk (4:30pm): The War in Ukraine: Competing Narratives This talk will address how Russia has attempted to justift its invasion of Ukraine as...

“The War in Ukraine: Competing Narratives” and “The Ukrainian Avant-Garde of the 1920s Rediscovered”

Myroslav Shkandrij, professor emeritus at the University of Manitoba and current visiting professor at Columbia University, will present two 30-minute...

Saturday, October 15

Graduate Internship Program Application Deadline

Recognizing that graduate students in the humanities and social sciences have highly sought after writing, communication, and quantitative skills that can...

Monday, October 17

"Serious Fun: Physical Culture in Late Ottoman Istanbul" : Murat Yildiz

Murat Yildiz, an Assistant Professor of History at Skidmore College is presenting a lecture for Lior Sternfeld.

Comparative Literature Luncheon: Redesigning Modernities Roundtable

The Comparative Literature Luncheon presents “Redesigning Modernities: A Roundtable.” Contact Olivia Brown at odb2@psu.edu for more information.

Tuesday, October 18

marissa nicosia

Timing Recipes in Margaret Cavendish’s Poems and Fancies (1653) Reading poetry alongside how-to literature, my project Seasonal Tastes explores England’s...

11am
Virtual Event
Advising To-Go Tuesdays

Think of Advising To-Go as another version of our drop-ins. Plan to stop by to discuss: Your current classesScheduling ideas for spring 2023Questions about...

DHS is Hiring: Students and Recent Graduates Webinar

The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 230,000...

2pm
Virtual Event

Wednesday, October 19

“Religious Parties and the Politics of Civil Liberties: Evidence from Muslim-Majority Countries” with Vineeta Yadav

Dr. Vineeta Yadav is an Associate Professor in the Political Science department at Penn State. Her research and teaching interests lie in comparative...

Saheed Aderinto, Ph.D.

This talk is based on Dr. Aderinto's latest book, "Animality and Colonial Subjecthood in Africa," which centers animals in African history. It asks new...

12:30pm
Virtual Event
Drop-In or Pop-In Career Support

Not sure if your résumé is as competitive as it can be? Want some help with your job or internship search? Not even sure where to start? The Liberal Arts...

2pm
Stream Available
Marta Havryshko, Associate Researcher at the Department of Contemporary History, I. Krypiakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences. (Lviv)

Women, Power, and Violence: Researching Sexual Crimes during the Holocaust in Time of Russia's War in Ukraine This presentation focuses on the peculiarities...

2:30pm
Virtual Event
Teach-In on Russia’s War in Ukraine: Marta Havryshko, “Women, Power, and Violence: Researching Sexual Crimes During the Holocaust in Time of Russia’s War in Ukraine”

“Women, Power, and Violence: Researching Sexual Crimes During the Holocaust in Time of Russia’s War in Ukraine” Marta Havryshko This presentation focuses...

2:30pm
Virtual Event
EMP Lab Meeting

Weekly lab meeting of the Empathy & Moral Psychology (EMP) Lab, on Zoom. We discuss research articles, present data, and brainstorm on study designs. Open to...

3:30pm
Virtual Event
Child Study Center Speaker Series: Beth Stormshak

Beth Stormshak, Ph.D. Philip H. Knight Chair and Professor, Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services, College of Education, University of...

Meet the Authors!

Lior Sternfeld is hosting an event in the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center. There will be a phot exhibition at 5:00 p.m. A musical lecture by Iranian Jewish...

Thursday, October 20

Why Materials Matter Collaborative Colloquia (second seminar)

Why Materials Matter will meet 6 times during the 2022-23 Academic Year. Our goal is to foster interdisciplinary discussions about materials, primarily (but...

PIER Workshop

Speaker: Zhao Li (Princeton University)

Brown Democracy Medal

Joanna Lydgate, Norman Eisen, and Christine Todd Whitman, founders and co-chairs of the States United Democracy Center, will receive the 2022 Brown Democracy...

Group of adults standing and talking together

A weekly advanced English speaking group.

Yoram Bauman: The Standup Economist

Yoram Bauman, “the world’s first and only stand-up economist”, performs regularly at colleges and corporate events, sharing the stage with everyone from the...

Friday, October 21

African Studies Global Virtual Forum: Decoloniality and Southern Epistemologies- Charne Lavery

Charne Lavery, University of Pretoria "The Southern Indian Ocean and the Oceanic South"

APLNG Roundtable- Mingjie Zou and Yulia Khoruzhaya

APLNG Roundtable featuring speakers: Mingjie Zou and Yulia Khoruzhaya

CAS Fall Colloquia: Ray Block

CAS Fall Colloquia: Ray Block will be giving a talk on "Disparity in COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitantcy"

Fall Philosophy Colloquia: Bret Davis

Fall Philosophy Colloquia: Bret Davis will give a talk on "In and Out of Words: Ueda Shizuteru's zen Buddhist Philosophy of Lanugage" What is the...

Saturday, October 22

African Studies Global Virtual Forum: Decoloniality and Southern Epistemologies- Marta Araújo

Marta Araújo, University of Coimbra, "Racism in the ‘Age of Diversity’: Debates on Public and School History in European contexts ".

Monday, October 24

Thirtieth Annual National Symposium on Family Issues

“Family Socialization Around Race/Ethnicity and Racism: Advancing Understanding of Racial/Ethnic Inequalities in the United States” Despite its significance...

Comparative Literature Luncheon: Dafna Zur

The Comparative Literature Luncheon presents Dafna Zur (Stanford University). Contact Olivia Brown at odb2@psu.edu for more information.

Dmytro Volk, Professor of Law, Karazin National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Civil Liberties and Human Rights in Ukraine Dmytro Volk is an expert on constitutional law and legal reform and the author of numerous articles on...

2:30pm
Virtual Event
Teach-In on Russia’s War in Ukraine- Dmytro Vovk

Dmytro Vovk, Associate Professor and Director of the Center of Rule of Law and Religion Studies at Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Kharkiv,...

2:30pm
Virtual Event
“Civil Liberties and Human Rights in Ukraine”

Dmytro Volk is an expert on constitutional law and legal reform and the author of numerous articles on legislative reform in post-socialist...

2:30pm
Virtual Event
Fall Philosophy Colloquia: Zakiyyah Jackson

Fall Philosophy Colloquia: Zakiyyah Jackson will give a talk on "Against Criticism: Notes on Decipherment and the Force of Art" This talk investigates the...

Tuesday, October 25

Thirtieth Annual National Symposium on Family Issues

“Family Socialization Around Race/Ethnicity and Racism: Advancing Understanding of Racial/Ethnic Inequalities in the United States” Despite its significance...

Reading Ovid Through Arab Lenses: The Story of Io in Alfonso the Learned’s General Estoria, with Juan Udaondo Alegre

Alfonso X of Castile (1252–1284) introduced episodes from Ovid’s Metamorphoses extensively throughout his ambitious historiographical project, the General...

11am
Virtual Event
Advising To-Go Tuesdays

Think of Advising To-Go as another version of our drop-ins. Plan to stop by to discuss: Your current classesScheduling ideas for spring 2023Questions about...

Alumni Career Conversations: Publishing

Join us for our "Alumni Career Conversations" series! Each event will feature Liberal Arts alumni mentors from our Alumni Mentor Program who will share...

4pm
Virtual Event

Wednesday, October 26

Drop-In or Pop-In Career Support

Not sure if your résumé is as competitive as it can be? Want some help with your job or internship search? Not even sure where to start? The Liberal Arts...

2pm
Stream Available
EMP Lab Meeting

Weekly lab meeting of the Empathy & Moral Psychology (EMP) Lab, on Zoom. We discuss research articles, present data, and brainstorm on study designs. Open to...

3:30pm
Virtual Event

Thursday, October 27

Jamelle Bouie

The missing ingredient in American democracy is political equality, the idea that all citizens are of equal weight, even if they aren’t of equal voice. It’s...

Group of adults standing and talking together

A weekly advanced English speaking group.

Filmabend

Join the German Graduate Student Association and the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures for film screenings at 7:00 p.m. in Foster...

Friday, October 28

Shaofeng Li

Title: Research Methods for the Study of Language Aptitude Instructor: Shaofeng Li, Florida State University Abstract: Language aptitude (alternatively...

Faculty meeting

Faculty meeting for the department of Communication Arts and Sciences

Monday, October 31

Conference: Reproductive Justice and the Afterlife of Colonial Reproductive Violence

The Humanities Institute and the Penn State Reproductive Justice Project present: "Reproductive Justice and the Harmful Afterlife of Colonial Reproductive...

Comparative Literature Luncheon: Emma Widdis

The Comparative Literature Luncheon hosts Emma Widdis (University of Cambridge) presenting “Spectatorship and Socialist Utopia(s): Soviet Cinema and the...

Tuesday, November 1

Center for Language Acquisition Invited Speaker: Jean-Marc Dewaele

Jean-Marc Dewaele, professor of applied linguistics and multilingualism, Birkbeck, University of London

2:30pm
Virtual Event
Alumni Career Conversations: Sustainability

Join us for our "Alumni Career Conversations" series! Each event will feature Liberal Arts alumni mentors from our Alumni Mentor Program who will share...

4pm
Virtual Event
Not Black and White:  Seeing and Naming Africans in Greek Art

How do we know when we are looking at images of Africans in Greek art? And how can we talk productively about what Greeks saw in these images? Neither...

Wednesday, November 2

Master of Public Policy Program Info Session

Join us for one of our upcoming webinar sessions about Penn State's Master of Public Policy degree program. Our director of graduate studies and current MPP...

Drop-In or Pop-In Career Support

Not sure if your résumé is as competitive as it can be? Want some help with your job or internship search? Not even sure where to start? The Liberal Arts...

2pm
Stream Available
Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship

Do you do archival work for your thesis or dissertation? How are you managing the photographs or digitized images that you are collecting? You are not sure...

EMP Lab Meeting

Weekly lab meeting of the Empathy & Moral Psychology (EMP) Lab, on Zoom. We discuss research articles, present data, and brainstorm on study designs. Open to...

3:30pm
Virtual Event

Thursday, November 3

Group of adults standing and talking together

A weekly advanced English speaking group.

man looking at a vase

An intricately patterned tunic in the collection of the Dumbarton Oaks Museum is the most famous work of Andean art in the world. However, little has been...

Friday, November 4

Fall Philosophy Colliquia: Creolizing the Greeks

Fall Philosophy Colliquia: Creolizing the Greeks. More information to come.

Criminology Speaker Series: Dr. Jennifer Cobbina-Dungy

“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: Why the Protests in Ferguson and Baltimore Matter, and How They Changed America” Dr. Jennifer Cobbina-Dungy, associate professor in...

CAS Fall Colloquia: Kevin Deluca

CAS Fall Colloquia: Kevin Deluca will be giving a talk on "Environmental Communication"

"English Grad Futures: A Conversation with Penn State English PhDs Erica Stevens (Houston Community College) and Lissette Lopez Szwydky (University of Arkansas)."

Zoom panel event open to Department of English Graduate Students. More information to come.

WGSS Fall 2022 Speaker Series: Natasha Erlank

“From Polygamy to Masihlalisane: The Changing Lives of Multiple-Partner (Heterosexual) Relationships in South Africa” Dr. Natasha Erlank will examine the...

indigenous men

Collecting the Ancestors: skeletons and mummies and their history in reconstructing health and medical practices in the pre-Hispanic Andes Speaker : John...

Saturday, November 5

Fall Philosophy Colliquia: Creolizing the Greeks

Fall Philosophy Colliquia: Creolizing the Greeks. More information to come.

October 7 - November 5, 2022

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