School of Humanities

PBS Program Features Penn State Behrend Faculty Member

The excavation of an ancient desert garden and pool complex – an archeological project directed by Leigh-Ann Bedal, associate professor of anthropology at Penn State Behrend – was detailed in a documentary feature that appeared this month on PBS, including WQLN-TV in Erie. The full episode can be streamed here.

Jessica Piney

Lecturer in Spanish
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April 30: Sarah Gerkensmeyer to Read in Creative Writers Reading Series

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Sarah Gerkensmeyer will read from her works in the Creative Writers Reading Series at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Gerkensmeyer’s debut collection of stories, What You Are Now Enjoying, won the 2012 Autumn House Fiction Prize. Her stories have appeared in Guernica, The New Guard Literary Review, The Massachusetts Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review, among others. 

April 2: Thom Conroy to Read in Creative Writers Reading Series

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Thom Conroy will read from 'The Naturalist' when the Creative Writers Reading Series returns on Thursday, April 2.By all accounts, former Charles Darwin correspondent Ernst Dieffenbach was a man short on emotions.

That doesn’t stop Thom Conroy from eloquently capturing those emotions in his biographical novel of Dieffenbach, “The Naturalist.”

March 27: Psychology Colloquium: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Jessica Schubert, guest speaker for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder talk on March 27.

More than 3 million Americans are affected by obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Even more concerning is the fact that approximately 25 to 30 percent of these individuals fail to benefit from empirically-supported interventions.

March 26: Poet Laura Kasischke to Read in Creative Writers Reading Series

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Laura Kasischke will read from her works when the Creative Writers Reading Series resumes March 26.By definition, Laura Kasischke is a poet. But it’s been suggested that that description might be selling her short.

March 4: 'Researching Like a Fan' Reimagining the Humanities Lecture

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Aimee Morrison will speak at Penn State Behrend on Wednesday, March 4.Thanks to the Internet and social media, our identities have never had the potential to be more ambiguous. Now, with just the click of a mouse, we can say anything or be anyone.

On Wednesday, March 4, Aimée Morrison will discuss how we construct our online identities when she visits Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, for a special presentation.

March 19-21, March 26-28: "Spring Awakening" Musical at Studio Theatre

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Young vs. old. It’s a constant struggle.

It’s also the root of the conflict in “Spring Awakening,” the Tony Award-winning rock musical that will be performed this spring at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. Set in late-nineteenth century Germany, the musical focuses on teenagers who are discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality.

For the play’s main character Melchior Gabor, sex is purely hedonistic and physical. That does not sit well with members of the older generation, however, who opt for a more conservative approach.

March 16-May 10: Spring Art Show Expands

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Thanks to the Mary Behrend Cultural Fund and the John M. Lilley Library, the Arts and Arts Administration programs is expanding the Spring Art Show at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, this year. Usually just the work of photography students is displayed in the Kochel Center. This year, all Penn State Behrend students, alumni, staff, and faculty were invited to submit work.  

Work will be on display from March 16 to May 10 in the Lilley Library.