Faculty to kick off home football lecture series Aug. 30
University Park, Pa. -- Before diving into a bag of chips or munching on an Italian hoagie, football fans can feed their minds at "Huddle with the Faculty," the lecture series held at The Nittany Lion Inn before all home football games. This season's topics range from the art of Andy Warhol to cutting-edge surgery to mergers and acquisitions.
(Media-Newswire.com) - University Park, Pa. -- Before diving into a bag of chips or munching on an Italian hoagie, football fans can feed their minds at "Huddle with the Faculty," the lecture series held at The Nittany Lion Inn before all home football games. This season's topics range from the art of Andy Warhol to cutting-edge surgery to mergers and acquisitions.
"Huddle with the Faculty" will kick off Aug. 30 with a presentation by Penn State's first laureate Kim Cook, professor of music, who will discuss the cello and its history as well as her stories of playing the cello around the world from Russian to Indian villages in Peru. The lecture, "Getting to Know the Cello: A conversation with Penn State's University Laureate," will begin at 9 a.m., with a free continental breakfast available at 8:30 a.m.
The rest of the "Huddle with the Faculty" lineup is:
-- Sept. 6 ( Oregon State ): "Ice is Hot: What is the Ice in Antarctica and Greenland Really Doing?" with Sridhar Anandakrishnan, associate professor of geosciences; 10 a.m. start.
-- Sept. 20 ( Temple ): "Andy Warhol: Superstar in the Supermarket" with Sarah Rich, associate professor of art history; 9 a.m. start.
-- Sept. 27 ( Illinois ): "After 500 Years of First Contact: Exploring Contemporary American-Indian Identity" with John Sanchez, associate professor of journalism and news media ethics; 10 a.m. start.
-- Oct. 18 ( Michigan ): "Big Sharks Eating Little Sharks: What Do Mergers and Acquisitions Mean to You?" with Samuel C. Thompson Jr., Arthur Weiss distinguished faculty scholar, professor of law, and director of the Center for the Study of Mergers and Acquisitions; 10 a.m. start.
-- Nov. 15 ( Indiana ): "Surgery Today: Not the Same Old Cutting and Stitching" with Peter W. Dillon, John A. and Marian T. Waldhausen professor of surgery and chairman of the Department of Surgery at the Penn State College of Medicine; start time to be announced.
-- Nov. 22 ( Michigan State ): "Memories of Mass Death: the Great War in Europe" with Sophie De Schaepdrijver, associate professor of history; start time to be announced.
The start time for the one-hour "Huddle with the Faculty" on each home football Saturday is 9 a.m., but is pushed back to 10 a.m. when the football game kicks off later than 3 p.m. Each "Huddle with the Faculty" also features a complimentary continental breakfast beginning one-half hour before the lecture start time and free parking at the Nittany Parking Deck, adjacent to The Nittany Lion Inn.
"Huddle with the Faculty" is sponsored and organized by the Penn State Alumni Association and co-sponsored by The Nittany Lion Inn, Penn State Bookstore and Penn State Press. For more detailed descriptions of each "Huddle with the Faculty" and specific start times go to http://www.alumni.psu.edu/events/ or call the Alumni Association at ( 800 ) 548-LION ( 5466 ).
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