Center for Women Students
plans full schedule for fall
The Center for Women Students has a variety
of events scheduled for fall. The schedule follows:
Thursday, Oct. 14 -- Speaker: Floyd Cochran, former director of propaganda
for the Neo-Nazi group, Aryan Nation, in Idaho. Cochran, who renounced
racism in 1992, now the director of the Education and Vigilance Network,
will speak from 7 to 9 p.m., in Alumni Hall, HUB.
Wednesday, Oct. 20 -- Domestic violence film presentation/discussion:
"No Safe Place." 120 Boucke Building, noon to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 27 -- Speaker: Brianna Scurry, goalkeeper, USA National
Women's Soccer Team, which recently won the 1999 Women's World Cup. Sponsored
by the University Distinguished Speaker Series and co-sponsored by the
Center for Women Students; Eisenhower Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 2 -- Brown-bag presentation/discussion on "Computer-based
Sexual Harassment: Its Prevalence and Impact on Students," presented by
Sarah Rogerson. An overview of what can be done to empower students and
promote a safe and nurturing environment will be discussed in this interactive
presentation in 120 Boucke Building, from noon-1 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 17 -- "Dangerous Dating," part of the CWS Sexual Assault
Awareness/Prevention Series, will be presented in 120 Boucke Building,
from noon to 1 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 18 -- Women's Studies Feminist Scholars Speaker Series
presents Seyla Benhabib, professor of government and chair of the Committee
for the Degree on Social Studies, Harvard University. Benhabib will discuss
"Feminism and Multiculturalism: The End of Identity Politics" in 112 Kern
at 4 p.m.
Olympics authority to speak
Lucas, Penn State professor emeritus of exercise and sport science, will
be the first speaker in the 1999-2000 International Speaker Series with
his presentation "The Olympic Games Crisis: Sydney 2000 and Prospects
for the Future." The lecture will be held Thursday, Oct. 14, at 3 p.m.
in 222 Boucke Building on the University Park campus.
Lucas, one of the world's foremost authorities
on the Olympics, recently returned from Sydney, Australia, where he participated
in a forum with experts from around the world on the 2000 Games.
For more information, contact John M. Keller,
coordinator of the series, at (814) 863-6035 or by
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Management consultant to
speak on company growth
how to lift your organization to the next level of performance from management
consultant Thomas Doorley III from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, in the
Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library, on the University Park campus.
Doorley, a 1967 Penn State graduate, will
discuss strategies for expanding your organization in the free public
lecture, titled "Value-Creating Growth: Successfully Growing Your Company,
Investments and Career."
Doorley has 25 years experience in counseling
senior management from
all major global economies on company-building tools and methods to drive
Doorley founded the consulting firm Braxton
Associates, then merged it with Deloitte Consulting, where it has continued
to grow to 20 offices worldwide.
He leads Deloitte Consulting/Braxton Associates'
Global Growth Initiative.
For more information on Braxton Associates,
check the Web at http://www.braxtonassociates.com/.
The future of scholarship
to be focus of Oct. 19 lecture
Lynch, director of the Coalition for Networked Information, will give
a lecture, "Digital Libraries, Internet 2 and the Future of Scholarship,"
on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 3:30 p.m. in 111 Wartik Lab on the University
Park campus. The Coalition for Networked Information, which is jointly
sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries and Educause, includes
about 200 member organizations concerned with the use of information technology
and networked information to enhance scholarship and intellectual productivity.
Director of the coalition since 1997,
Lynch is internationally known for his development of MELVYL, the University
of California's online library catalog. Before joining the coalition,
Lynch worked for 18 years in the University of California Office of the
President, spending his last 10 years there as director of library automation.
Lynch, who has a Ph.D. in computer
science from the University of California at Berkeley, is an adjunct professor
in Berkeley's School of Information Management and Systems. He currently
serves on the Internet 2 Applications Council and the National Research
Council Committee on Intellectual Property in the Emerging Information
For more information on the coalition,
Oct. 12 talk examines change
in the global nitrogen cycle
Pamela Matson, professor in the Department
of Geological and Environmental Sciences and the Institute of International
Studies, Stanford University, will speak on "Too Much of a Good Thing?
Agricultural Fertilization and Change in the Global Nitrogen Cycle" at
the Life Sciences Consortium's Colloquium Oct. 12.
The colloquium will be videoconferenced
from 101 Thomas Building on the University Park campus to Lecture Room
D at The Hershey Medical Center and to several other campus locations
at 4 p.m.
Matson, who has a doctorate in forest
ecology from Oregon State University, worked for 10 years as a research
scientist at NASA/Ames Research Center, and was professor of ecosystem
ecology at the University of California, Berkeley from 1993-1997.
Her research has focused on the effects
of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on biochemical cycling and trace
gas exchange in tropical and temperate ecosystems.
In 1995, Matson was selected as a
MacArthur Fellow. In 1997, she was elected a Fellow of the American Association
for the Advancement of Science.
Modernist studies conference
includes many public events
inaugural Conference of the Modernist Studies Association is taking place
on the University Park campus and several events are open to the public.
On Friday, Oct. 8, the following
events are open:
Recital of works by Webern, Poulenc, Ives, Hindemith and Stravinsky, 3
p.m. Recital Hall, Music Building;
Lecture and slide presentation on "The House that Mabel (Dodge Luhan)
Built: Modernism Comes to New Mexico," by Lois Rudnick, University of
Massachusetts-Boston, 4:15 p.m., Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art;
Poetry readings by a host of scholars from across the nation, 9 p.m.,
Ballroom A, Nittany Lion Inn.
The following events are open on
Saturday, Oct. 9:
Reading from Transgressions, a novel in progress based on the lives
of H.D., Richard Aldington and others in their modernist circle, 9:15
p.m., Ballroom D, Nittany Lion Inn;
A screening of contemporary avant-garde films at 3 p.m., Carnegie Cinema,
113 Carnegie; and
Poetry readings at 9:15 p.m., 112 Keller.
During the Oct. 7-10 conference,
well-known academics from across the country and around the world will
examine the far-reaching impacts of the modernist period -- usually thought
of as the last quarter of the 19th century to about 1945 -- which ushered
in ground-breaking artists like Pablo Picasso, writers like James Joyce,
and composers like Igor Stravinsky, as well as massive social and economic
changes that altered the ways people look at the world.
For more information, go to the Web
Management talk set for
"Learning to Lead: Skills for the 21st
Century," a talk aimed at helping managers learn to communicate effectively
in cross-cultural contexts, will begin at noon Oct. 12 at the Eastgate
Center, 1010 N. Seventh St. in Harrisburg. The free talk, sponsored by
the Penn State Harrisburg School of Business Administration, is part of
the "Current Issues in Business" lunchtime series.
David Morand, associate professor
of management, will discuss how managers can gain a sense of how cultures
vary and can lead the way to successful operations in any international
For information, call the Eastgate
Center at (717) 772-3590.
Cancer symposium set for
The Penn State University Cancer Center
at Penn State College of Medicine is sponsoring the fifth annual cancer
symposium to acquaint participants with current and promising trends in
basic research and clinical applications in the field of cancer.
"Recent Advances in Cancer Research"
will be held Thursday, Oct. 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the hospital
auditorium at the medical center. The symposium is designed for the benefit
of oncologists, general and family practitioners, internists, nurses,
residents, basic scientists, surgeons and other healthcare professionals.
The $50 fee for the symposium includes
the cost of instruction, handout materials, break refreshments and lunch.
For more information, or to enroll,
call (717) 531-6483.
"Fall Sprawl" symposium
The midstate's governmental, community
and business leadership will converge at Penn State Harrisburg on Oct.
13 for the third annual gathering of the South Central Assembly for Effective
The symposium in the college's Capital
Union Building, dubbed "Fall Sprawl," draws leaders from cities, townships,
boroughs and other municipalities in the region.
This year's gathering will focus
on land use issues, and more specifically, the impact of sprawl on economic,
environmental and social factors.
Opening remarks will be offered at
Other groups and individuals that
may be interested include those from agricultural, forestry, historical
societies, transportation providers, housing, colleges and universities,
The cost is $35 per person. Space
is limited so early registration is urged. For more information or to
register, call (717) 948-6464.
Values in Community
lecture series continues Oct. 25
The Values in Community lecture series
offered by the Center for Ethics and Religious Affairs at University Park
continues Oct. 25 with "A Dialogue: 'Sexuality, Black Religion and the
Black Church.'" The talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. in 112 Kern Building.
The talk will be given by Leslie
Braxton, pastor-elect of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Seattle, and Kelly
Brown Douglas from Howard University School of Divinity. Carolyn Carter,
a senior lecturer in human development and family studies at Penn State,
will serve as the faculty respondent.
For more information, call (814)
Discussion to examine
world religions at Penn State
A series of discussions on ethical considerations
for students will continue Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. on the University Park
campus with a Power Point presentation and discussion on "On Common Ground
-- World Religions in America and at Penn State." The talk, to be held
in the Pollock Cultural Lounge, is the second in a series of four scheduled
For more information, call the Center
for Ethics and Religious Affairs at (814) 865-6548.