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Itzcuintlán: el Camino al Mictlán: etching/drawing, corn rows background and black ink man's face in foreground, center

 Recognizing that Penn State University was built on land belonging to the Haudenosaunee, Lenape, Shawnee, and Susquehanna Nations, a new exhibition “Indigenous Roots/Routes: Contested Histories, Contemporary Experiences” reflects on the past five centuries of colonization and cultural exchange between Indigenous Peoples, Europeans, Africans, and later, Americans. By drawing upon art and textual works from three major collections at Penn State: the Eberly Family Special Collections Library, the Matson Museum of Anthropology, and The Palmer Museum of Art, the exhibition will explore the processes of social, religious, and political adaptation, what it means to be rooted in or unrooted from one’s land, and how searching out unfamiliar routes forces others to travel new ones.  

"Indigenous Roots/Routes: Contested Histories, Contemporary Experiences" is scheduled for display through Mar. 15, 2020  in the Special Collections Exhibition Gallery, 104 Paterno Library on Penn State’s University Park campus.

Photo: "Itzcuintlán: el Camino al Mictlán" byAntonio Guerra González. México, D.F.: Taller Azul, Arte Útil, 2013. Itzcuintlán—the Place of the Dogs—in Astec mythology is the first of nine levels the newly dead must pass through to reach Mictlán, the Underworld. Mictlán was only reached after four years of wandering.



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Coming Soon

Coming Soon text on chalkboardDebuting in April 2020: the next exhibition in the Eberly Family Special Collections Library, in conjunction with the 2020 Charles W. Mann Lecture in the Book Arts, details to be announced; 104 Paterno Library, University Park.




Workshops highlighting data analytics and visualization, free to all Penn State faculty, staff and students. Workshops will be held online only, via Zoom.

Data Analytics and Visualization

  • Business Analytics with MS SQL Server and Business Intelligence (BI)/SSIS, SSAS, SSRS — Thursday, Mar. 26, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Data Visualization with Power BI Desktop — Thursday, Apr. 23, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

These sessions are designed to provide an overview of data analytics, as well as explore some commonly used software tools for demonstrating data analysis and visualization based on a sample data set. Please download a free version of SQL Server 2014 Express before the workshop for following along the demonstrations. Advance registration is recommended but not required.

Mar 26, 2:00 pm to Apr 23, 1:30 pm

Online Open Access and Copyright workshops offered by the University Libraries’ Office of Scholarly Communications and Copyright. All workshops offered via Zoom except where indicated. Advance registration is encouraged but not required . Participants may register via the links provided: 

Wednesday, Apr. 1, Open Access: Register here.  

Wednesday, Apr. 1, Copyright: Register here.  

Wednesday, Apr. 8, Open Access: Register here

Wednesday, Apr. 8. Copyright: Register here

Wednesday, Apr. 15, Copyright: Register here.  

Apr 1, 1:15 pm to Apr 15, 1:15 pm