Academic calendar information for all campuses is available online.
Through Mar. 15, 2020, Exhibit: “Indigenous Roots/ Routes: Contested Histories, Contemporary Experiences.” Special Collections Exhibition Space, 104 Paterno Library. Reflections on the past five centuries of colonization and cultural exchange between Indigenous Peoples. Europeans, Africans, and later, Americans.
Tuesday, Mar. 3, Moments of Change: A Century of Women’s Activism A two-part launch event examining the impact of women’s activism since the Nineteenth Amendment’s ratification in 1920 gave women the right to vote. A pop-up exhibit takes place from 2-5 p.m. in Mann Assembly Room, concurrent with a talk entitled “Perspectives on Women’s activism: Questions and Conversation at 3-4 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 and 103 Paterno Library, University Park.
Wednesday, Mar. 4, Discovering Marginalized Populations in the Maps Collection
. An informal look at items from the map collection by and about underrepresented groups, including African Americans, Native Americans and women, including a discussion about the pitfalls of the lack of diversity in these collections and how to view them through this lens when using them. 3-4:30 p.m. in W13 Pattee Library, University Park. Register via Learning Resource Network
for this free workshop.
Thursday, Mar. 5, Docunight.
Featuring the Persian film Platform, Directed by Sahar Mosayebi. A ROCKY-esque tale of determination and grit, Platform follows three Iranian sisters as they compete to become international champions of Wushu, a Chinese martial art. The sisters’ thrilling underdog story explores not only their dedicated training but also their surprising place in society as they challenge traditional gender roles on the path to success. 7 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 103 Paterno Library, University Park campus.
Wednesday, Mar. 18, Voices 2020: The Share Your Story Showcase at Penn State.
Attendees sign up for 45-minute individual storytelling sessions where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered. A Showcase event is scheduled in Foster Auditorium. Sponsored by the University Libraries in cooperation with Adult Lerner Programs and Services, Schreyer Honors College, the Gender Equity Center, the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, and the Center for the Performing Arts. More information and a sign-up link coming soon.
Thursday, Mar. 19, Zine Workshop. Learn how to create a zine to celebrate Women’s History Month in this hands-on workshop including a brief history of zines and a presentation by University Archivist Angel Diaz on preserving and archiving. You’ll leave with your own zine! 5-7:30 p.m. in Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library, University Park.
Monday, Mar. 23- Friday, Mar. 27, Wiki Edit-a-thon
. A cross-campus Wikipedia Edit-a-thon week in honor of Women’s History Month. No experience is necessary. Information on each campus edit-a-thon can be found on the meetup page
Wednesday, Apr. 8, A presentation with Bayan abu Sini, head of Library User Services Department at the Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Amman, Jordan. Ms. Bayan will discuss her experiences as a librarian in Jordan, differences between librarianship in the U.S. and Jordan, and her research project as a Humphrey Fellow. Noon-1 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park.
Thursday, Apr. 9, Student Employee Showcase.
Lighting talks from the Libraries’ Bednar interns, Stelts-Filippelli intern, and other student employees at 1:3-0 p.m. in Foster Auditorium and via MediaSite Live,
followed by Outstanding Student Employee Awards at 2:45 p.m. A small reception will be held at 3-4 p.m. in Mann Assembly room, 103 Paterno Library, University Park.
Friday-Sunday, May 8-10, Spring 2020 Commencement
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