(Virtual) Things to Do at Penn State: April 23-30

April 22, 2020

What's happening at Penn State? Here's a look at some of the free virtual events taking place at the University this weekend and next week:


Penn State Homecoming Legacy Celebration April 22-24, various social media platforms. Penn State Homecoming will host an online version of its Legacy Celebration through its Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts.


#LIVEUNITEDLive 6 p.m., April 24, via Facebook Live. The Centre County United Way will host a concert on Facebook Live featuring 25 performers with Centre County or Penn State connections to raise funds for 28 nonprofit human service organizations.


Dean's Lecture Series: Perspectives on the Pandemic — Yuanli Liu — 4 p.m., April 23, via Zoom. Yuanli Liu, dean of the School of Public Health at Peking Union Medical College will provide a comprehensive review of the major interventions undertaken in China in response to COVID-19 and will extract lessons that can be learned from China by other countries.

Penn State All-Sports Museum Virtual Chat: Rich Makover and Janae Whittaker Ali — 1:30 p.m., April 24. Men's lacrosse alumnus Rich Makover and women's gymnastics alumna Janae Whittaker Ali will discuss their time at Penn State and where they are now.

EarthTalks4 p.m., April 27, via Zoom. James Kastings, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences, will lead a panel discussion on climate change impacts, such as human heat stress and food security, and strategies to avoid or lessen these challenges.

Penn State All-Sports Museum: Maggie Harding — 1:30 p.m., April 29, via Facebook. Women's volleyball alumna Maggie Harding will read "Rooster the Red Roany Pony," a children's book she illustrated.


HUB-Robeson Galleries — Visitors to the HUB-Robeson Galleries online exhibitions can explore photographs, videos, interviews and more.

"African Brilliance: A Diplomat's Sixty Years of Collecting" — Through May 24, http://exhibitions.psu.edu/s/african-brilliance/page/welcome. A presentation of a wide-ranging selection of African art from the collection of Ambassador Allen Davis, featuring art from West, Central and East Africa.

"Drawing on a Legacy: Highlights from the John Driscoll American Drawings Collection" — Through June 7, http://exhibitions.psu.edu/s/drawing-on-a-legacy/page/welcome1. The exhibition spotlights 30 watercolors and drawings from a diverse group of 19th-century American artists.

"Photography=Abstraction" — Through June 30, here. This virtual pop-up exhibition is an interactive gallery with images, text and informational videos for selected works. Once “inside,” explore by using your mouse or touch screen to click the navigational buttons included throughout the presentation as you tour the virtual gallery. 

"Earth Archives: Stories of Human Impact"Through Dec. 23, here. This new University Libraries online exhibition explores the intersection of the environment, human activity and the documentary record.

Last Updated April 22, 2020