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March 22, 2023

In Toni Morrison’s novel “Beloved,” the character Baby Suggs gives a sermon in a clearing — a scene that is used as a centerpiece for the exhibition “Black Feminist Embodiments of Self-Love and Self-Recovery,” on display through Nov. 20 outside the Paterno Reading Room on the second floor of...

March 22, 2023

Performances by Kenny Chesney and The Kid LAROI at the Bryce Jordan Center, "Muse" from contemporary circus ensemble FLIP Fabrique and joyful hip-hop with the Soul Science Lab ensemble are among the cultural highlights across Penn State this weekend and next week.

March 22, 2023

Penn State University Libraries will host a virtual Library Discovery Hour at noon on Tuesday, March 28, focusing on the recently acquired Toby and Betty Bruce Collection of Ernest Hemingway. The Penn State community is invited to register for the event hosted on Zoom for a behind-the-scenes...


Mar 14, 2:00 pm to Apr 11, 4:00 pm

R is a programming language that is popular for data exploration, visualization, and statistical analysis. This R workshop series will focus on using R to run statistical analysis. Each session builds on the other, so registration for the entire series is required. 


Register for this workshop series here. Registration for this series is required and will close March 1.


Statistical Analysis in R: Basics of RStudio — March 14, 2–4 p.m.

Apr 6, 6:00 pm

The third film in a series of three Brazilian filmmakers’ responses to current social, political and economic issues within their country. Neighboring Sounds (O soma o redor,) directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho, examines the anxieties, relationships, and interconnected lives in a middle-class neighborhood of Recife.

Digital Projects and Exhibits

Earth ArchivesEarth Archives: Stories of Human Impact
To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day in April of 1970, this exhibition explores the intersection of the environment, human activity, and the documentary record.

Cast in SteelBeneath the Surface and Cast in Steel: Forging the American Industrial Union Movement
This digital project provides researchers unprecedented access to Penn State’s extensive collection of primary sources related to the history of industrial unionism in the United States. 


International Solidarity
International Solidarity: Highlights from the Ken Lawrence Collection
The exhibition explores the visual culture of political protest in the late 20th-century.

Protesters - Old MainPenn State Education Activism Archive
Using primary sources from Special Collections, students in Professor Steudeman’s Contemporary American Rhetoric: Educational Activism in the United States (CAS 478) class created The Penn State Educational Activism Archive, which aims to complicate and expand our historical knowledge of student and faculty activism at Penn State University.

Indigenous Roots/RoutesIndigenous Roots/Routes
This student-produced digital media project was created as part of the Public Humanities Fellows Program at the Humanities Institute at Penn State and expands on the Indigenous Roots/Routes exhibition, which encompasses a wide swath of history, geographic range, and varied Indigenous people and cultures and explores the processes of social, religious, and political adaptation.

Penn State ADACelebrating the ADA: The Legacy and Evolution of Disability Rights & Lived Experience at Penn State
A digital exhibition that explores the first 100 years of national disability rights and movements and their impact on the Penn State University community, including resources to proactively learn and influence future efforts.