Daily Archives: January 15, 2018

Penn State University Press unveils new titles for spring/summer 2018

cover art, "The Hidden Life of Life; A Walk Through the Reaches of Time" by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas Cover art, "Reading Shaver's Creek; Ecological Reflections from an Appalachian Forest" edited by Ian Marshall book cover art for "Evan Pugh's Penn State: America's Model Agricultural College" by Roger L. Williams .

By Cate  Fricke

Penn State University Press has announced its spring/summer 2018 catalog, featuring more than 40 new releases in the fields of animal studies, art history, Graphic Medicine, biography, rhetoric and communication studies, medieval and early modern studies, and more. The press’s long tradition of publishing high quality and insightful scholarship expanded this year to include the acquisition of academic publisher Eisenbrauns in November 2017.

The spring/summer 2018 catalog contains new books in ancient Near East and biblical studies from Eisenbrauns, which will continue to publish as an imprint of the Press.

The season’s trade titles include The Hidden Life of Life: A Walk through the Reaches of Time by The New York Times bestselling author and anthropologist Elizabeth Marshall Thomas; The Warsaw Ghetto in American Art and Culture by Samantha Baskind, a wide-ranging examination of the Warsaw ghetto and its uprising’s legacy in film, literature, and visual art to be released just before the 75th anniversary of the uprising; and Reading Shaver’s Creek: Ecological Reflections from an Appalachian Forest, a collection of essays and poems inspired by the nature site, edited by Penn State Altoona professor Ian Marshall.

Scholarly highlights include Religion Around Billie Holiday, a biography focusing on the religious influences and movements that contributed to the singer’s persona; Graphic Reproduction: A Comics Anthology, a collection containing comics and graphic novel excerpts illustrating various different experiences of pregnancy, infertility, and childbirth; and Evan Pugh’s Penn State: America’s Model Agricultural College by former Penn State Alumni Association Executive Director Roger L. Williams.

To see all of Penn State University Press’s forthcoming spring/summer 2018 titles, visit http://www.psupress.org/catalogs/PDFs/Spring2018Catalog_WEB.pdf.

IK: Other Ways of Knowing Vol. 3 No. 2, published

The latest issue of IK: Other Ways of Knowing is now available in full text via EBSCO’s databases at: https://journals.psu.edu/ik/issue/view/2971

IK: Other Ways of Knowing is an electronic, multidisciplinary peer-reviewed open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of indigenous  knowledge from a global perspective. The journal is published twice yearly by the Pennsylvania State University Libraries, and is co-sponsored by the Penn State Interinstitutional Center for Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK).


Save the Date: Open discussion of Organizational Structure Survey

By: Joseph A Salem

An open discussion of the 2017 Organizational Structure Survey will be held in Mann Assembly Room and on Zoom (details to be shared via e-mail) at 1:00 on Thursday, January 25. Interested faculty and staff are encouraged to participate and to review the report, slides, and recording
from the Dean’s Forum at which the survey was Presented: (https://staff.libraries.psu.edu/posts/deans-forum-organizational-assessment).

Discussion will be encouraged and questions can be submitted in advance to Joe Salem at jas1218psu.edu.

Tech Tip: How to Clear Cache in Microsoft Edge

By: Ryan T Johnson

Microsoft Edge is the new browser for Windows 10 that replaces Internet Explorer. You may be asked from time-to-time to clear your browser cache to fix an issue.  Here is how you do it in Edge on Windows 10:

  1. Click the ToolsMenu (three dotted lines in the upper-right corner).
  2. Then Settings.

  1. Scroll down until you see “Browsing Data”.
  2. Click Choose what to clear.
  3. Select the top four boxes.
  4. Click Clear.

screen shot of "clear browsing data"

  1. Close out Microsoft Edge for changes to take affect.

Events: Jan. 15

Spring 2018
Academic calendar information for all campuses is available online.

graphic of vertical book spines encircling exhibit title "Academic Libraries Around the World," exhibit, Diversity Studies Room, 203 Pattee Library, free and open to the public

Through Feb. 12, 2018: “Academic Libraries Around the World” exhibit, Diversity Studies Room, 203 Pattee Library, University Park.


vertical graphic, collage of black-and-white images Martin Luther King Jr. poster with text “Deconstructing the Dream: At Whose Expense?”

MLK 2018 poster by Addie Ruston



Through Feb. 28, 2018: “Deconstructing the Dream: At Whose Expense?” student poster exhibition, Sidewater Commons, with adjacent central entrance exhibit case chronicling the life and work of King using University Libraries resources, first floor Central Pattee Library, University Park.

"What Big Eyes You Have! Looking at the Wolf in Fairy Tales" exhibition, image from "The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault," illustration by Harry Clarke



Jan. 16–May 13, “What Big Eyes You Have! Looking at the Wolf in Fairy Tales”exhibition, Eberly Family Special Collections Library Exhibition Room, 104 Paterno Library.



Jan. 22, 2018: COMM Career Conversations – Breaking Into the Entertainment Industry, Foster Auditorium, 6-7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018: Shara McCallum to read as part of the Mary E. Rolling Reading Series. Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 15, 3-5 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 21, 5-7 p.m.: “Faster, Higher, Stronger,” A Winter Olympics Pop-up Exhibit, featuring books, materials, artifacts and memorabilia from the history of the Olympic Games. Mann Assembly Room, 102 Paterno Library.

Feb. 20: Hindi Pronunciation Workshop,

Wednesday, Feb. 21: Mary Gaitskill 2017 Fisher Famiy Writer in Residence Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, 7:30-9 p.m.

Tuesday, Apr. 3: Jillian Cantor to read as part of the Mary E Rolling Reading Series, Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, 7:30-9 p.m.

Thursday, Apr. 5: Lecture by Professor Leo Bersani, “Force in Progress” Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, 5-7 p.m.

Sunday, Apr. 22: International Write-In. Two sessions, 3:30-7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-midnight. Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library. Interested writers can sign up today at: http://tinyurl.com/psuwritein

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