Daily Archives: January 6, 2013

Spring 2013: EMSL Film Series

The popular EMSL earth and environment documentary film series kicks off on January 16 with “White Water, Black Gold.” All films are shown at noon in 105 Deike. The full listing is shown below (films will also be included in the events blog post each week). For more information, visit the EMSL film series webpage.

Jan 16 White Water, Black Gold (65 min)

Jan 23 Dirty Business: “Clean Coal” and the Battle for Our Energy Future – Part 1 (45 min)

Jan 30 Dirty Business: “Clean Coal” and the Battle for Our Energy Future – Part 2 (45 min) 

Feb 06 What is One Degree? (50 min)

Feb 13 Libby, Montana – Part 1 (58 min) 

Feb 20 Libby, Montana – Part 2 (58 min) 

Feb 27 Carbon Hunters (49 min)

Mar 06 ***No Film*** – Spring Break

Mar 13 Mucked: Man Made Disasters: Flash Floods in the Coalfields (52 min)

Mar 20 Split Estate: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You – Part 1 (38 min)

Mar 27 Split Estate: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You – Part 2 (38 min)

Apr 03 Science Under Attack (52 min)

Apr 10 The Devil’s Miner – Part 1 (41 min)

Apr 17 The Devil’s Miner – Part 2 (41 min)
Apr 24 SoLa: Louisiana Water Stories (62 min)

Exhibit highlights Martin Luther King Jr. Day poster art

“Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month,” an exhibit featuring posters designed by Penn State students in the University’s 28th annual MLK poster competition, will be displayed from Jan. 11 to Feb. 28, in the entry lobby of Pattee Library. This year’s theme is “Let Justice Lead and Freedom Roar.”

The student posters were created in professor Lanny Sommese’s Graphic Design 400 Time and Sequence course. This annual exercise for Sommese’s students exposes them to real-world design with a fixed deadline and client and prescribed project specifications. It also gets the students involved in a public service project –something that is very important to Sommese.

The display illustrates a variety of approaches to this year’s theme and demonstrates the abilities of Penn State design students, including Alicia Adamerovich, Erika Fischerkeller, Arielle Goft, Dana Heller, Leah Herman, Spencer Kimble, Kate Kreisher, Jaclyn McKay, Michael Morris, Kim Price, Darcy Rose, Robby Sherman, Kat Simpson, Jingjing Wu and Asia Wynar.


Judges from the commemorations planning committee selected a design by senior graphic design major Arielle Goft as the winning poster (shown above). Her poster features a band drum major leading a large group of people. Goft’s design has been duplicated on buttons and posters to be distributed for Penn State’s 2013 celebration.

Spring 2013 library research, citation management seminars

The following is a list of free seminars offered this semester in the library. Note that all classes require registration, including Library Research Basics. More information on each seminar and links to register can be found on the Library Learning Services page.

(Classes will also be included in the events listing blog post each week.)

Library Research Basics (302 Paterno)
Wednesday, January 9, 10-11 am Glenn Masuchika
Thursday, January 17, 2:30-3:30pm Amanda Clossen

Introduction to LionSearch  (W315 Pattee)
Tuesday, January 8, 10-11 am Emily Rimland
Wednesday, January 16, 2:30-3:30pm Emily Rimland

Advanced LionSearch (W315 Pattee)
Tuesday, February 12, 2-3 pm John Meier and Eric Novotny

Introduction to Mendeley (locations vary, all classes taught by Helen Smith)
Thursday, January 17, 10-11:30 am, 302 Paterno 
Tuesday, February 19, 1-2:30 pm, 211 Davey 
Wednesday, March 20, 2-3:30 pm, 302 Paterno 
Monday, April 8, 10:30-noon, 211 Davey

EndNote (W315 Pattee)
Wednesday, January 30, 1-2:30 pm Ellysa Cahoy
Tuesday, March 12, 10-11:30 am Dawn Amsberry
Thursday, April 4, 2-3:30 pm Ellysa Cahoy

Zotero  (W315 Pattee)
Tuesday, January 22, 1:30-3 pm Dawn Amsberry
Thursday, February 28, 10-11:30 am Dawn Childress
Wednesday, April 3, 2:30-4 pm Amanda Clossen