Events: November 12

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

Into the Woods exhibit logo


Sept. 5-Feb. 11, Exhibit: “Into the Woods: Nature in Your Library” Diversity Studies Room, 203 Pattee Library, Explore the Eastern Forest, its wildlife and botanical wealth. Libraries’ resources, services, unique collections and course materials will guide you on the trails of nature education and exploration. Discover local environmental programs. Be inspired by the instrumental work of women conservationists. Check out the related books, maps, movies and more, and get … Into the Woods.


A Full Course: Encounters with Food exhibit flyer

Sept. 10-Jan. 13, 2019, Exhibit: “A Full Course: Encounters with Food” Eberly Family Special Collections Library, 102 Paterno Library, and Sidewater Commons, first floor Pattee Library. To survive and thrive, we must all consume food every day; eating is, therefore, one of the few universal human experiences. The exhibition will consider the more contested and continuing questions surrounding food: where does it come from, what and how do we cook and eat, and what role does food play in our collective imaginations? The books, manuscripts, posters, and ephemera on view will offer a feast for the eyes and food for thought!


Tuesday, Nov. 13: Penn State GIS Day. A one-day seminar for individuals working with GIS, geospatial technologies, remote sensing, maps, and location-based research on campus to foster greater geospatial awareness on campus, within the community, and beyond. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library and Franklin Atrium, Pattee Library, University Park campus.
Tuesday, November 13: The Many Faces of Intercultural Dialogue. To encourage Intercultural understanding and collaboration across the Penn State campus and the local community, 15 International students and their Penn State student partners will share posters about what they have learned from each other and their respective cultures during a program in Franklin Atrium, central Pattee Library. Questions and feedback is encouraged to foster dialogue. 3-4:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 16: Ithaka Faculty Survey brown bag on data management. Cynthia Vitale, Digital Scholarship and Data Services head, will present on findings related to questions on data management from the spring 2018 library survey of Penn State faculty. Noon – 1 p.m., Dean’s Conference Room, 510 Paterno Library, University Park campus.

Sunday, Dec. 2: International Write-In. Use dedicated time to work on and complete writing assignments and projects throughout the evening, with reference librarians and writing consultants on hand for support, with snacks, coffee and pizza. Two sessions to choose from: Session One is 3:30-7:30 p.m. and Session Two is from 8 p.m. to midnight. Registration is recommended at

Wednesday, Dec. 5: Docunight: Iran Via Documentaries. On the first Wednesday of every month, featuring a documentary film about, around, or in Iran, or made Iranians. Docunight events are open to everyone, and all films have English subtitles. Co-sponsored by the Iranian Student Association and the University Libraries. 7 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park.

Dec, 15-16: Commencement weekend.

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