April 6, from 1– 3pm: “Digital Aesthetics, Art, Life and Museums,” a conversation with Metropolitan Museum of Art digital asset specialist Neal Stimler and some of Penn State’s most progressive thinkers in this field, Foster Auditorium, first floor, Paterno Library. Registration is required. To register, go to http://wp.me/P3b4X9-1C2.
April 10, noon: Anna Fariello, Western Carolina University, will present “Curating Community,” Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. Her presentation, which will highlight successful cultural projects that interpret community culture and involve diverse partnerships, is open to the public and will also be available for viewing online.
April 16, 3 – 4:30 p.m.: Norman Granz: The Man Who Used Jazz for Justice, presented by Tad Hershorn, Institute of Jazz Studies, Dana Library, Rutgers University, Newark. This presentation will be in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, in conjunction with the current library exhibit “Jazz Riffs: Breaking Boundaries and Crossing Borders.”
April 20, 2-3 p.m.: “Inch by Inch… Building Institutional Capacity for DH Through Inter- and Trans-disciplinary Collaboration”, presented by digital humanities scholar Orla Murphy of University College Cork, Ireland, Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. Open to the public and will be followed by a reception in Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library.
April 22: “What is financial literacy?,” a workshop. 5:30–6:30 p.m., Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. In this workshop, Penn State Financial Literacy Manager Dr. Daad Rizk will discuss the skills that students need to acquire. She will present an overview of financial literacy and give specific steps and tips to examine and alter core attitudes and beliefs about money management as a prelude to reaching a successful financial life. Additional details are online at http://bit.ly/1rzz1Jw. Registration is requested at http://bit.ly/1sQ0Zkp
April 23, 10 a.m.: Lan Xue, doctoral student in the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management, will present “Tourism development and changing identity in rural China,” in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. This indigenous knowledge seminar is free and open to the public and can be viewed online.
April 23, noon–4:00 p.m.: Workshop on Mapping in the Humanities Classroom, 23 Pattee Library. Workshop registration required: http://sites.psu.edu/litmaps/
April 23, 5:00–6:00 p.m.: Reception with speaker Janelle Jenstad, Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library. Jenstad is an associate professor of English at the University of Victoria. She directs The Map of Early Modern London (MoEML), a SSHRC-funded project that maps the streets, sites, and significant boundaries of late sixteenth-century and early seventeenth-century London (1560-1640). Registration required: http://sites.psu.edu
April 23, 6:00–7:30 p.m.: a public talk by Janelle Jenstad, “Wayfinding in Shakespeare’s London: MoEML’s Literary GIS and Interactive Map,” in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. No registration is required for this free and open presentation.
** Also see “Training and Enrichment Opportunities” for additional staff events.