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photoillustration of hurdler Mike Shine leaping over hurdle in 400 meter event at 1976 Summer Olympics

In commemoration of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, Penn State University Libraries’ University Archives exhibit “Expanding Horizons: Penn Staters in the Olympics” includes artifacts from the Olympic Games and celebrates Penn Staters who have competed in both the summer and winter quadrennial Olympic Games since 1904. The exhibit is on display  Aug. 3 through Dec. 16 in the Eberly Family Special Collections Library, 104 Paterno Library, University Park.

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Exhibits

Japanimation: Exploring Anime

image of a three-dimensional representation of Totoro in a display case

On display through December 16 in Sidewater Commons, first floor Pattee Library, University Park. Highlights perspectives ranging from anime’s historical origins to scholarly analysis and pop culture impact and samples the library’s collection of books and documentary films about anime.
 

Expanding Horizons: Penn Staters in the Olympics

image of Penn State women's basketball player Suzie McConnell who helped lead Team USA to a gold medal.

On display through December 16 in the Eberly Family Special Collections Library, 104 Paterno Library, University Park. Includes artifacts from the Olympic Games and celebrates Penn Staters who have competed in both the summer and winter quadrennial Olympic Games since 1904.

From GRID (Gay-Related Immune Deficiency) to AIDS: The emergence of HIV in the 1980s

two books and one pamphlet from display on emergence of AIDS in 1980s

On display through December 16 near the Arts and Humanities Library entrance on the second floor of Pattee Library, University Park.  Highlights books, posters, and other objects related to the emergence of HIV and AIDS in the early 1980s. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, is in conjunction with the Commission on LGBTQ Equity's 2016 Commission Reads "The Normal Heart" and "The Destiny of Me."
 

Events

Dec
11

3-8 p.m., Sunday-Tuesday, Dec. 11-13, Mann Assembly Room and other locations, 103 Paterno Library, University Park.

Jan
25
M.G. Whiting Award Winner presentation by Annie Marcinek

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

Jan
25
The Politics of Struggle: The National Council of Indigenous Peoples in Mexico

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

Feb
1
M.G. Whiting Award Winner presentation by Nari Senanayaki

M.G. Whiting Award Winner presentation by Nari Senanayaki; Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park.

Feb
15
Human Library

1-7 p.m., multiple locations at University Park

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