Swarthmore College provost to speak at Penn State

April 09, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Swarthmore College Provost Sarah Willie-LeBreton will be the featured speaker during the Humanities Institute’s annual lecture and awards ceremony taking place at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, at the Nittany Lion Inn. 

Robert Newman, Penn State class of 1972 in English, currently president and director of the National Humanities Center, will also receive the Humanities Institute’s Distinguished Alumni Award during the event, which is free and open to the public.

Sarah Willie-LeBreton

Swarthmore College Provost Sarah Willie-LeBreton will visit Penn State on April 11 in conjunction with the "Annual Event Celebrating the Humanities."

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The lecture and awards ceremony are part of the Humanities Institute’s daylong “Annual Event Celebrating the Humanities,” which promotes the significant role that the humanities play in tackling today’s most vexing issues, and highlights the institute’s contributions by conducting socially relevant research and by educating future generations of humanities scholars.

Other events scheduled during the day include an open house from 1:30 to 3:30 at Ihlseng Cottage, where the Humanities Institute is located; and a lunchtime workshop during which Newman will discuss faculty fellowships that are currently available through the National Humanities Center.

“Penn State’s strong reputation in the humanities is manifested in the stellar contributions of its faculty and students,” said John Christman, professor of philosophy and director of the Humanities Institute. “It is an honor to celebrate their accomplishments with our distinguished guests, and in doing so to underscore the social value of work in humanities fields.”

To learn more about the institute’s “Annual Event Celebrating the Humanities,” please visit https://hi.psu.edu/special-initiatives-and-programs/humanities-institute-annual-lecture or contact Billie Jo Moslak at 814-865-0495 or bjm34@psu.edu.

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Last Updated April 15, 2019