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 21, 10-11 a.m.: Panel Discussion-Assisting Patron with Disabilities
Susan Hayya leads this panel discussion in Foster Auditorium on assisting patrons with disabilities. Members of the Libraries Disabilities Services Committee will serve as panelists and will share their perspective as well as knowledge and experiences. Panelists include: Dawn Amsberry, Binky Lush, Rachel Smith, and Alexa Schriempf.
April 21, noon – 1:30 p.m.:“Creepy, Crawly, Crunchy: Can Insects Feed the Future?”
A panel of experts will discuss the use of edible insects to attain greater global food security in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. “Creepy, Crawly, Crunchy: Can Insects Feed the Future?” will focus on insects as a nontraditional livestock, potential barriers to insect rearing and insect eating, or entomophagy, in the developed and developing world. The program is free and open to the public and will also be available for viewing live online.
April 21, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Dean’s Forum with speaker Jon E. Cawthorne, dean of Libraries at West Virginia University. Cawthorne will speak about strategic planning and new initiatives at the West Virginia University Libraries. Foster Auditorium or on MediaSite Live
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.
April 29, 2-3 pm: Research Data Working Group Kick-Off and Planning Meeting, 126A Paterno (Adobe Connect at https://meeting.psu.edu/rdwg/, audio 866-636-8004). All faculty and staff welcome! More information about the group is available at http://tinyurl.com/psuRDWG.
** Also see “Training and Enrichment Opportunities” for additional staff events.