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As part of our occasional series, Pennsylvania Music Makers, WPSU’s Kristine Allen visits a group of folks in Altoona who get a lot of joy out of four little strings.
Linda Short reviews Eliot Pattison’s latest book, Mandarin Gate. It’s a political thriller set in Tibet and the seventh book of Pattison’s Inspector Shan series.
(photo above by Michael Wilson) Pianist Jeremy Denk won a MacArthur Fellowship, sometimes called a “genius grant” this past fall. on Wednesday, January 29th, he makes his Penn State concert debut with a program of solo piano music at Schwab Auditorium on the University Park Campus, as part of the Center for the Performing Arts series. WPSU’s Kristine Allen speaks…
John Sanchez is the only American Indian faculty member at Penn State. A member of the Apache Nation, we'll talk with him about Hollywood’s misrepresentation of American Indians, about how those images influence how the entire world perceives them, and about why the use of American Indians as team mascots should be discontinued.
Our ten-year-old son has a variety of hobbies including cello, chess and swimming. But his favorite subject is the NFL. He’s learned professional football is a universal language among the males in his life. Whether discussing Red Grange or Tom Brady, his eyes light up. “What if Eli Manning had stayed with the Chargers? What if the American Football League…
Marjorie Maddox’s Local News from Someplace Else is a collection of poems about how the tragedies we hear about in the news affect us at home. Amanda Richards reviews.
Jennie Noll, an internationally recognized researcher on child maltreatment, discusses the long-term effects of abuse.
When I was ten, reading was the last thing I would do for fun. I always finished assigned readings for class, but I never enjoyed them. I had to motivate myself to read. I would choose a book, read for fifteen minutes, and then reward myself with a snack or television show. Reading was the thing I couldn’t wait to…
WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner shadows Penn State School of International Affairs students as they participate in a simulation of a UN peace conference centered on a complicated international issue. Photo credit: Paul Sweeney
Martha Freeman’s Chickadee Court Mysteries are set in a town based on State College. Shelby Caraway reviews Who Stole New Year’s Eve?, the latest installment in the series.
I am ten years old and I can barely contain my excitement as I run down the stairs ready to rip open my presents underneath the Christmas tree. When I reach the tree, I find nothing. Not a single gift in sight, just the raw feeling of disappointment. Unexpectedly, however, my parents are standing behind me with an intangible surprise.
As Penn State’s Executive Vice President and Provost, Nicholas Jones has a hand in virtually every aspect of the University. The New Zealand native recently came to Penn State from Johns Hopkins University, where he served as the Dean of the Whiting School of Engineering. WPSU’s Patty Satalia talks with him about what enticed him to join Penn State, about…
WPSU intern LIndsay Jordan attended Penn State’s Great Insect Fair held earlier this fall and files this report.
Penn State Reads is a new program that encourages first-year students to read the same book over the course of a school year. The inaugural pick, Eyal Press’s Beautiful Souls, explores why people choose to stand up for what they believe is right, even when it’s difficult to do so. Our reviewer, Jonathan Marks, is the director of Penn State’s…
Our series, Beyond the Classroom looks at the college experience beyond bookwork and classes. Two recent college graduates have created a place for students and young professionals with big goals for the future. “Co.Space” opened in downtown State College in August as both a place to live and a place to plan how to make the world a better place.…