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Mapping Literacy: the 2019 Penn State Marathon Read

Mapping Literacy: the 2019 Penn State Marathon Read

CALS Undergraduate Intern Michelle Hamme reflects on The Marathon Read, held on September 19, 2019.

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Piecing It All Together: Exploring the Paths of Past and Present CALS Undergraduate Interns

Piecing It All Together: Exploring the Paths of Past and Present CALS Undergraduate Interns

2018-19 Undergraduate Intern Emily Morrison assesses the interpersonal and professional skills that she and others have developed and strengthened during each of their years with CALS.

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The 2019 CALS Spring Symposium: Corruption

The 2019 CALS Spring Symposium: Corruption

Taking our cue from the current moment—where opponents regularly accuse each other of being corrupt, corrupted, and corruptible—and the notion that we may be living in a new Gilded Age, this year’s symposium showcased nationally prominent scholars alongside Penn State faculty as they examined ways in which American literature, culture, and society engage and are engaged in corruption.

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The 2019 Community Read: Birdwatching

The 2019 Community Read: Birdwatching

The 2019 Centre County Reads/CALS Community Read partnered with Creative Writing at Penn State to celebrate PSU alumna Katie Fallon, author of Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird. Our programming this year explored questions related to nature, migration, and the nonhuman, and included a roundtable discussion and a writing contest before we welcomed Fallon herself back to campus on April 4.

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Creating a Community: Celebrating First Book Institute Alumni Award Winners

Creating a Community: Celebrating First Book Institute Alumni Award Winners

CALS Graduate RA Miriam Gonzales considers the importance of writing and scholarly communities to the success of early career researchers in literary studies.

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