October 30, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.: “What Is College For?” presented by Andrew Delbanco , Foster Auditorium and mediasite live (http://live.libraries.psu.edu). Delbanco is the Mendelson Family Chair of American Studies and Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. More
October 30, 12:15 p.m.: Rare Earths: The Dirty War (film), EMS Library, 105 Deike. Today, China holds over 90% of the world’s rare earth production and has started to restrict exports. Now, western countries are throwing themselves into a battle for the acquisition of alternative sources of rare earth. (52 min).
October 31: Halloween Party, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mann Assembly Room.
November 5, 2:30 p.m.: Introduction to Zotero, W315 Pattee. Register online
November 5, 5:30 p.m.: Information Night for Indigenous Ways of Knowing in the North American Context (Spring course and Maymester field trip), 113 Thomas Building
November 6, 2 p.m.: Introduction to Mendeley, E302 Paterno. Register online
November 6, 12:15 p.m.: Renewable Fuels (film), EMS Library, 105 Deike. Shows the environmental impact of renewable and non-renewable energy sources.
November 11, 6 p.m.: “Girl Rising” film screening and discussion, Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno.
November 13, 7 p.m.: “Bridge the Gap to Pine Ridge” film screening and discussion on Oglala Lakota culture. Sponsored by the University Libraries, the Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity (CORED), the American Indian Leadership Program, and the Interinstitutional Consortium for Indigenous Knowledge. Refreshments sponsored by CORED. More information on this program next week.
November 13, 12:15 p.m.: Taking a Second Look: Communities and Dam Removal (film) 105 Deike. Addresses environmental and economic issues in deciding whether to remove rather than repair or replace dams. (22 min)
November 14, 10 a.m.: Data Management Workshop, 211 Davey Lab. Register online.