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Five Liberal Arts courses, including a new Italian course with embedded experience in Italy, sending students abroad over spring break

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Congratulations to Grant Berry on receiving the College of the Liberal Arts Raymond Lombra Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research in the Humanities.

Grant received this honor for his article "Phonetic alignment in English as a lingua franca: Coming together while splitting apart," which is published in Second Language Research. 

Penn State Search: College of the Liberal Arts Dean

The Pennsylvania State University seeks candidates for the position of Dean, College of the Liberal Arts. Penn State is the land-grant University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with the University Park campus as its administrative hub, 23 other campuses located throughout the state, and its online World Campus.  Reporting directly to the Executive Vice President and Provost of the University, the Dean serves as the principal academic and administrative officer of the College. The Dean holds the Susan Welch Dean’s Chair and is known as the Susan Welch Dean of the College of the Liberal Arts. The Dean’s Chair was named in honor of Dean Welch with an endowment gift of $5 million in 2010.

The position requires a distinguished scholar and strong proponent of the liberal arts. The new dean will work aggressively to advance the College’s position as a leader among institutions of higher education in the creation and dissemination of knowledge for increasingly diverse and global constituencies. The successful candidate will be able to lead and manage the College in a multi-disciplinary and highly inter-disciplinary research university. Prior leadership experience with responsibility for strategic management of personnel, programs, communication, and resources is required, along with an ability to inspire students to expand their knowledge and understand their impact in a multicultural, global society.  In addition, the successful candidate should be a visionary leader; have a commitment to high-quality disciplinary and interdisciplinary education, as well as diversity and inclusion; a record of accomplishment in research, teaching, and fundraising; and familiarity with national issues affecting undergraduate and graduate education, with credentials appropriate for a tenured appointment at the rank of professor. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The College of the Liberal Arts, founded in 1909, has approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 850 graduate students enrolled in residence, and an additional 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in online certificate and degree programs delivered through the Penn State World Campus. The College’s faculty teach about 30 percent of all undergraduate credit hours at University Park and a higher percentage in the World Campus. The College has more than 700 full-time faculty members, about half of whom are on the tenure track, including many who are recognized leaders in their fields. Departments in the College span the humanities, social sciences, and the life sciences and many of the departments are among the top 10 of their peers in the last National Research Council rankings. Several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes, within the College and across the University, enhance the College’s teaching, research, and outreach missions.  College centers support research ranging from ethics to cognitive neuroscience, from the Civil War to human evolution, and from the bilingual brain to counterterrorism.

The 2017-18 operating budget for the College is approximately $102 million, with the World Campus generating significant additional income. In 2016-17, the College had about $30 million in research expenditures. The College has an endowment of approximately $130 million with more than 600 active funds, and an annual fundraising commitment that averages $15 million per year.

The College provides instruction and research opportunities in 21 departments and schools—African American Studies; African Studies; Anthropology; Applied Linguistics; Asian Studies; Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies; Communication Arts and Sciences; Comparative Literature;  Economics; English; French and Francophone Studies; Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures; History; Jewish Studies; Labor and Employment Relations; Philosophy; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology and Criminology; Spanish, Italian and Portuguese; and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

To apply for this position, send (cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information of four references) via the University’s employment web site at https://psu.jobs/job/76213.  Please send any questions to the Chair of the Dean, Liberal Arts Search Committee at PSUSearch@psu.edu.  The Search Committee will review applications and nominations beginning February 1, 2018, and will continue to receive them until the position is filled.  For more information about the College of the Liberal Arts, visit our web site at http://www.la.psu.edu/.     

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Final candidate(s) for the position will be required to complete a full background check process, including education, employment, credit, motor vehicle verifications, criminal, and child abuse as appropriate.

To review the Penn State Annual Security Report, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/; a hard copy of the report is available on request.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and members of other protected groups. 

Penn State grad reinforces and embodies lessons learned in SIP department

A recent interview with PSU graduate, Jonathan Muth, describes how his dual degree in Spanish has been key to success in his accounting career.  

To read the article follow the link below.


http://news.psu.edu/story/494826/2017/11/16/academics/homecoming-royalty-finds-outlet-liberal-arts-accounting

On Thursday, November 2 at 6pm please join us for the first information session for the study abroad program in Reggio Calabria Italy.

Would you like to learn Italian in Italy? Join us for the first info session for our Reggio Calabria study abroad program. The event is open to all interested students and will take place on Thursday, November 2 at 6pm in 104 Thomas. 

Please contact Professor Michael Edwards (mje13@psu.edu) or Professor Carla Cornette (cjc359@psu.edu) for more information.

You may also visit the link below to view the informational flyer about our program in Reggio Calabria:

https://psu.app.box.com/s/r6zagc8963cgyrcelm0mgp4yw6tr76fh

 

 

On November 3rd please join us for a talk by Micol Seigel (Indiana University) entitled “Always Already Military: Police, Public Safety, and State Violence.”

On November 3rd please join us for a talk by Micol Seigel (Indiana University) entitled “Always Already Military: Police, Public Safety, and State Violence.” This talk is the keynote presentation for the Second Biennial Race in the Americas (RITA) Conference to be held November 3-4 at University Park. This presentation is open to the public. Friday, November 3, 102 Oak Building @ 12:00 pm. To find more information about RITA and the upcoming conference: visit the following link : sites.psu.edu/ritaconference.

On February 12th please join us for a presentation by Fred Kuwornu entitled, "Blaxploitalian: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema".

The film "Blaxploitalian: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema” by Fred Kuwornu will be screened and there will be a discussion with the director. His visit will be Feb. 12, times yet to be determined.

On October 10th please join us for Michele Rossi's presentation to The Committee for Early Modern Studies, entitled "Eminent Poet, Clumsy Lover: Francesco Filelfo's Commentary to Petrarch's Canzoniere (1476)".

Michele Rossi will present to The Committee for Early Modern Studies on "Eminent Poet, Clumsy Lover: Francesco Filelfo's Commentary to Petrarch's Canzoniere (1476)"

Tuesday, Oct. 10, noon- 1:15 in 211 Borland. Lunch will be provided.

On October 6th please join us for our third professional development opportunity of the semester: a SafeZone 101/102 Fusion Training.

Dear colleagues,

Please join us for our third professional development opportunity of the semester: a SafeZone 101/102 Fusion Training. 

The workshop will be held on October 6in 227 Burrowes, from 2-5 p.m. and will be taught by Sonya Wilmoth, Assistant Director of the LGBTQA Student Resource Center.

Safe Zone 101 provides a foundation of knowledge needed to be an effective ally to LGBTQA+ students. Safe Zone participants will be given the tools and resources should an LGBTQA+ student approach them to talk about LGBTQA+ related issues, or to help them find campus or local resources. 
The Safe Zone 102 program further educates participants on the LGBTQA+ community, acting as an extension of the Safe Zone 101 program. Participants will move from theory to practice through becoming more confident and empowered, learning how to self-educate, sharing their own experiences to the group, and participating in role-playing exercises.
We hope to see you all there!
Our best,
The SIP Professional Development Committee.

Congratulations to Marco Martínez has an article entitled "Rounds de sombra: el boxeo en la crónica deportiva de Tablada, Garibay y Monsiváis" forthcoming in Latin American Research Review, volume 53, no. 3 (2018)!

The department would like to congratulate Marco Martínez, who has an article entitled "Rounds de sombra: el boxeo en la crónica deportiva de Tablada, Garibay y Monsiváis"  appearing in Latin American Research Review, volume 53, no. 3 (2018).  ¡Felicidades!

Congratulations to Rosa Guzzardo Tamargo, former graduate from Spanish linguistics at Penn State, who has been promoted to associate professor with tenure at the Universidad de Puerto Rico (Rio Piedras)!

Congratulations to Rosa Guzzardo Tamargo, former graduate from Spanish linguistics at Penn State, who has been promoted to associate professor with tenure at the Universidad de Puerto Rico (Rio Piedras). Her dossier received honors!

Congratulations Rosa! We are thrilled for you y te deseamos muchísimos años colmados de éxito. 

Congratulations to Dr. Matthew Marr, who has received the Hispanex Program Grant from the Spanish Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte!

Congratulations to Matthew Marr, who has received the Hispanex Program Grant from the Spanish Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte.  This grant will help him pursue his exciting research project on Spanish Cinema. Congratulations Matthew!

Congratulations to Cynthia Lukyanenko on her new teaching position at George Mason University!

Cindy has been a postdoctoral fellow in Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese and the CLS for the last three years and will be starting her new position this fall. We wish her the best of luck as she moves on to this next stage in her career.