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if (englMajor && IST): Inside and Outside the Black Box

if (englMajor && IST): Inside and Outside the Black Box

Phil Chwistek, 2017-2018 CALS undergraduate intern, reflects on the possibilities of pairing English and technology through the lens of his own experiences as a double major in English and Information Sciences and Technology (IST).

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The 2018 Community Read: Globalized Compassion

The 2018 Community Read: Globalized Compassion

The 2018 Centre County Reads/CALS Community Read brought State College native Sunil Yapa home to celebrate his novel Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist. This year's Centre County Reads meaningfully engaged with the novel's themes of activism, protest, and community. The events included a writing contest and a round-table event sponsored by CALS as well as an author event with Yapa himself.

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Institutionally Speaking: the 2018 CALS Spring Symposium

Institutionally Speaking: the 2018 CALS Spring Symposium

In this symposium, six invited external presenters and an equal number of Penn State faculty participants demonstrated innovative ways of conducting a socially committed criticism that responds to specific institutional crises by drawing inspiration from an American literary or artistic object of their choosing.

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The Archival Imagination at PSU

The Archival Imagination at PSU

Here, find some highlights of the creative archival work being done by PSU Americanists. This is a follow-up to grad RA Liana Kathleen Glew's panorama of Penn State's Special Collections below.

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Ghosts of the Archives

Ghosts of the Archives

Liana Kathleen Glew, 2017-2018 CALS graduate research assistant, wrote a panorama of the weird and wonderful holdings in the PSU Special Collections replete with images and stories.

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