New exhibits abound at libraries

January 05, 2005

Among the new exhibits at University Libraries at University Park are the following:

-- "Changing the Joke/Slipping the Yoke: Humor in African-American Fiction," an exhibit by Pia Deas, is on display Jan. 10 through March 11 in the Diversity Studies Room, 109 Pattee Library, University Park. The exhibit and a related presentation examine humor in African-American fiction during the 20th century. The public presentation will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, in the Foster Auditorium, 101 Pattee Library. For information, call (814) 865-0401.

-- "Endangered Peoples: Struggling to Survive in a Global World," an exhibit organized by the Social Sciences Library, University Libraries, looks at the loss of the world's cultural and biological diversity. The exhibit is on display Jan. 10 through March 11 in the Diversity Studies Room, 109 Pattee Library, University Park. This exhibit looks at a few of the many cultures at risk of disappearing and what that loss would mean to the world's cultural, spiritual and intellectual heritage. For information, call (814) 865-0401.

-- "Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month," an exhibit featuring posters designed by Penn State students, will be on display Jan. 10 through March 11 in the Pattee Library exhibit area, University Park. The student posters were created in Lanny Sommese's Art 470, "Time and Sequence" course. For information, call (814) 865-0401.

-- The Maps Library in the lower level of Paterno Library at University Park has a display on the Dec. 26 tsunami that will change as new information is made available. For information, call (814) 865-0401.

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