School of Humanities

Jessica Piney, Ph.D.

Lecturer in Spanish
Office Location: 
Turnbull 114
Phone: 
(814) 898 6904

May 15: PARC's Annual Conference: Creating a Community Response to Cyberbullying

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PARC's annual conference will be held May 15, 2015.

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

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Sarah Gerkensmeyer will be the reader in the final Creative Writers Reading Series presentation of the 2014-15 season.Sarah Gerkensmeyer is not a fan of the traditional female stereotypes. Need evidence? Just read some of the stories included in her collection “What You Are Now Enjoying.”

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.

Through May 8: Spring Art Show Expands

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March 5: Behrend Reads: A Celebration of Penn State Behrend's Community of Writers

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Tony Vallone, a professor of English at Penn State Dubois, will join members of the faculty and staff of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, in sharing short selections of their poetry and prose during Behrend Reads. The event will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, in Penn State Behrend’s Larry and Kathryn Smith Chapel.