Stronger, Smaller, Cleaner, Smarter: Exploring the Materials that Will Shape Our Futuremore info
Carlo Pantano, Materials Science and Engineering
What will the future bring and what will it be made of? Inspired by NOVA's television series MAKING STUFF, this talk led by Professor Carlo Pantano will explore the material world we live in, and the one that may lie ahead. Join us to learn about scientific innovations ushering in a new generation of materials.
A Weighty Issue: Understanding Surgical Solutions to Obesitymore info
Ann Rogers, Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Obesity can contribute to serious health problems and is considered a national epidemic. Permanent weight loss is difficult to achieve. When is weight loss surgery an appropriate option? What types of surgery are there? Join us for a thought-provoking discussion with Ann Rogers, M.D., Director of Penn State's Surgical Weight Loss Program, who will answer our questions and describe the impact of bariatric surgery.
The Secret Lives of Bats: Why Bats Matter and How We Can Help Themmore info
Michael Gannon and Doug Wentzel, Biology and Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
Bats are dying by the millions. Cave-dwelling bats in Pennsylvania are dangerously close to extinction. Does science have the answers? What can be done to protect these important members of the ecosystem? Our Halloween talk puts the spotlight on bats, and is led by biology professor Michael Gannon and Shaver's Creek director, naturalist Doug Wentzel.
Score! The Impact of Music in Hollywood Moviesmore info
Charles Youmans, Music
Ever wonder how a film score influences how you experience a movie? Today's talk examines the role of music in narrative film, the premier art form of the twentieth century. Join us for a fun and interactive exploration, led by music historian and associate professor Charles Youmans. We'll learn about the purpose and functions of music in narrative film, and how to recognize some of the genres of Hollywood filmmaking.
American Treasures: Archaeology Meets "Reality" TV with Kirk French, Anthropology
Bullies and Bystanders: How to Prevent Harassment and Violence in Schools
with Jolynn Carney and Richard Hazler, Counselor Education
How do bullying, harassment, and ostracism impact development in childhood and in later life? What are the roots of violence against others and suicide in school-aged kids? And what can be done to stop this terrible trend? Join us for the launch of our fall season, a critically important conversation with bullying experts Professors Carney and Hazler.
Research Unplugged is back! Join us Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. for stimulating conversations with some of Penn State's many fascinating researchers. Free refreshments provided.November 14
Stronger, Smaller, Cleaner, Smarter: Exploring the Materials that Will Shape Our Future
with Carlo Pantano, Materials Science and Engineering
Inspired by NOVA's MAKING STUFF television series.
Professional Career Counselor, Dr. Tristana Harvey, will explain how to use social media technologies for career networking and professional development. Free Parking is available in the library parking lot!
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