Libraries to hold presentation on Hinduism

The University Libraries will hold a presentation titled "Hinduism: Principles, Beliefs, Traditions, and Practices," from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 22, in Foster Auditorium (room 101) at Pattee Library on Penn State's University Park campus. It is being held in conjunction with the Hindu festival of Diwali, which this year falls on Oct. 17.

This event is organized by the University Libraries Diversity Committee as part of its Religion and Culture Speaker Series. Presenter Anil Kulkarni, Penn State professor of mechanical engineering, will talk about the religion and take questions from the audience. This event also will be available for viewing online, through MediaSite Live. Visit to view the lecture -- online viewers will be able to participate and ask questions.

This event is free and open to the public. Those who anticipate the need for any type of accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided should contact Lana Munip at 814-863-4265 in advance of the event.

The University Libraries Diversity Committee works to educate and interest the Penn State community in diversity. Its purpose is to promote a positive attitude toward diversity and inclusion within the University Libraries and to create and maintain a welcoming and respectful environment for all library employees and patrons. The committee includes library faculty, staff and representatives from all Penn State locations. It is has an ongoing, active role in performing climate assessment, crafting the Strategic Plan for Fostering Diversity in the University Libraries, promoting the Framework for Fostering Diversity at Penn State, and recommending policies and programs on diversity and inclusion within the University Libraries.

Last Updated October 20, 2009