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image of World War I soldiers in uniform standing in a field trench on the battlefield

Recognizing the centennial anniversary of America’s entry into the “Great War,” Penn State University Libraries' Archives exhibit "From the Trenches: The Great War in Sepia" captures the perspective of the common foot soldier. The exhibition draws from rare, archived images in original glass-plate stereographic photographs found in the Keystone View Company’s World War I Stereographic Views Collection, a leading manufacturer of stereographic views and one of the only publishers permitted to photograph World War I military operations. The exhibit is on display through May 5 in the Eberly Family Special Collections Library, 104 Paterno Library, University Park.

More information via Penn State News.



100 Years of the Pulitzers: Celebrating our Humanity

logo to commemorate the centennial of the Pulitzer Prize with an image of the medal to the right of the numerals for 100 enclosed in a circle

Featuring materials from the University Libraries’ arts and humanities collections, this exhibit, on display through Aug. 30, features the works of Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction and nonfiction writers, poets and playwrights who have championed the cause of social equality and democracy and who have significantly impacted American art and culture. The exhibit is located in the Diversity Studies Room, 203 Pattee Library, University Park.


Research Wrapped in Aesthetics: The Air Wall

architectural illustration of layers of material to show influence of popular solar design technique

On display through May 5 in the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library in the Stuckeman Family Building, University Park, this exhibit is the result of research by an interdisciplinary team of Penn State faculty and graduate students. The story of the Air Wall was rediscovered when California architect Mark Hajjar, William Hajjar’s son, gifted his father’s architectural records to Penn State’s Eberly Family Special Collections Library. 


University Libraries Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month

cropped image of winning poster illustrating a hand covering a mouth with the words "when silence becomes betrayal"

This annual poster exhibit will be on display through Feb. 28 in the lobby display cases of central Pattee Library, University Park. The exhibit highlights graphic design entries by Penn State students for the 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration poster, designed by Hayle Stoner, a senior graphic design major.


M.G. Whiting Award Winner presentation by Annie Marcinek

noon-1 p.m., Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park.


4-5 p.m., presentation by Maria Muñoz, associate professor of history, Susquehanna University, Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park and Mediasite Live.

Making $ense with Digital Badges

noon-1 p.m., Penn State Librarians Lori Lysiak and Lauren Reiter will speak about Penn State's digital badge initiative, Room 202 Eiche, Robert E. Eiche Library, Altoona. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 25.


Feb. 6-17, Students can check out a pre-wrapped book after reading clues to its content, Franklin Atrium, W106 Pattee Library, University Park.

The Galapagos Challenge: Stewardship in an Evolving Socio-ecological System

4-5 p.m., presentation by William Durham, Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park and Mediasite Live.