Events via Javascript + API

					<div id="events-container"></div>

        function loadEvents() {
            var apiUrl = '';
                .then(response => response.json())
                .then(events => {
                    var html = '';
                    events.forEach(event => {
                        var startTime = event.start_datetime_str;
                        var endTime = event.end_time ? new Date(event.end_time * 1000).toLocaleString() : 'N/A';
                        var thumbnail = event.thumbnail_url ? `<img decoding="async" src="${event.thumbnail_url}" alt="${event.event_title}" />` : '';

                        html += `
                            <div class="event">
                                <p>Start Time: ${startTime}</p>
                                <p>End Time: ${endTime}</p>
                                <p>All Day: ${event.all_day === "FALSE" ? "No" : "Yes"}</p>
                                <p>Experience: ${event.experience}</p>
                                <p>Description: ${event.description}</p>
                                <a href="${event.url}">More Details</a>
                    document.getElementById('events-container').innerHTML = html;
                .catch(error => {
                    console.error('An error occurred:', error);
9:00 am
to 10:00

“Learning to Unlearn Colonial Fear: A Pedagogy of Sumud as Linguistic Citizenship Among Palestinian Youth in Israel”

Muzna Awayed-Bishara, Tel Aviv University

2:00 pm
to 17:00

The Center for Language Acquisition is pleased to announce 2023 Penn State Workshop in Research Methods for Applied Linguists:  

Theory and practice in interview research for applied linguists

Instructor: Kathryn Roulston, University of Georgia

This workshop provides participants with a theoretically-informed guide to interview practice that will assist applied linguists to develop as reflective researchers who design high quality research projects that use interviews. I invite researchers who use interviews and focus groups to consider the connections between theory and practice and critically examine how interview data are used to develop knowledge about the social world. The workshop will review an approach that entails researchers considering three interrelated issues—namely, how they theorize research interviews, reflect on their subject positions in relation to the project and participants, and examine the details of interview interaction to inform practice. The workshop will address different theoretical conceptions of the research interview that underlie interviewing practice, including neo-positivist, romantic, constructionist, transformative, postmodern, decolonizing and Indigenous and post qualitative approaches. The theoretical conceptualization of interview used by researchers has implications for how interviews are designed and conducted and how data are analyzed and represented. Participants will engage in practical activities that will encourage reflection concerning their relationships with participants and implications for research design; examine how interview data might be analyzed methodologically to inform research design; and discuss strategies used by qualitative researchers to demonstrate quality. Through developing sophisticated understandings of qualitative interview practice, researchers position themselves to design and conduct quality research projects that provide audience members and communities with significant findings concerning social problems.

5:00 pm
to 19:00

Our annual Public Speaker Series, featuring alumni of the Department of Philosophy's Ph.D. program in honor of our 100th anniversary.

10:00 am
to 13:00

“Teaching Language Through the Lens of Social Justice”

Pamela Wesely (The University of Iowa) and Cassandra Glynn (Concordia College)

In this three-hour workshop, participants will have the opportunity to examine their current practices of teaching for social justice in the language classroom and to gain new perspectives and ideas about how to transform their work with language learners. The workshop will begin with some foundational concepts of social justice education that are necessary for developing language learning spaces committed to equity, access, and criticality. We will build on these concepts by discussing the role of critical moments in the classroom and by navigating examples together, considering how we can maintain compassion for students in the face of controversial or difficult topics and situations that arise in educational settings. Finally, we will examine entry points in the participants’ curriculum for integrating critical and social justice topics, and participants will be able to collaborate and share ideas.
12:00 am
to 19:30

More information will be shared as we get closer to the event.

9:00 am
to 21:00

The School of Global Languages, Literatures, and Cultures invites you to participate in the annual Marathon Read, which will take place on Thursday, September 21 from 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. in a tent on Pattee Mall, in front of Pattee Library and between Sparks and Burrowes buildings. As in previous years, the Marathon Read is a public event that aims to promote the shared pleasure and value of reading by inviting people of all ages to read aloud, in English or another spoken language, for about five minutes. This year the event celebrates the theme “Arrivals: Borders and Belongings” with topics including immigration journeys, arriving at new horizons in actual or imaginary journeys, cultural assimilation and acculturation (or resistance), language learning, and community identity through different types of literary works—graphic novels, speculative fiction, children’s books, poems, plays, memoirs, novels, (auto)biographies. If you don’t have a work on this theme at hand, we’ll gladly supply a brief reading for you. No preparation needed!

Sign up to read here.

11:00 am
to 15:00

Network with federal, state, and local agencies for internships, jobs, and career information. Over forty agencies will attend. Visit with law enforcement, courts, county human resource departments, and federal agencies. 

4:15 pm

Joseph P. Allen, Ph.D.
Hugh P. Kelly Distinguished Professorship in Arts & Sciences, Psychology
University of Virginia

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

Light reception to follow

2:00 pm
to 17:00

The Center for Language Acquisition is pleased to announce 2023 Penn State Workshops in Research Methods for Applied Linguists:

Instructor: Laura Gurzynski-Weiss, University of Indiana-Bloomington

Abstract: Coming soon.


12:00 am

Please check back later for more information. 

4:15 pm

Velma McBride Murry, Ph.D.
University Professor of Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Department of Human and Organizational Development
University Professor of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Health Policy

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

Dr. Murry is also presenting the Bennett Lecture
Thursday, October 5, 2023
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Bennett Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson Building
Title: TBA

2:00 pm
to 17:00

“Corpus Linguistics and Triangulation”

Jesse Egbert, Northern Arizona University

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the variety of ways that corpora and corpus linguistic research methods can be triangulated with other data and methods in linguistics. Methodological triangulation has been used for decades by social scientists as a means of explaining behavior by studying it from two or more perspectives. It is becoming increasingly common in empirical linguistics and applied linguistics for researchers to triangulate corpus linguistics with methods and data from other research areas in linguistics. This workshop will begin with a survey of corpus linguistic research methods, both quantitative and qualitative. We will explore the strengths and limitations of these various methods, as well as how they have been used (or could potentially be used) to answer linguistic research questions. Building on this foundation, we will turn our attention to how corpora and corpus linguistic methods can be triangulated with other data and methods in the broader field of linguistics. There are three goals for this portion of the class: (1) Showcase a variety of state of the art research methods in linguistics outside of the realm of corpus linguistics (CL); (2) Explore a wide range of empirical studies in linguistics which triangulate non-CL methods with CL methods; (3) Investigate the extent to which non-CL research methods can complement CL methods to enhance our understanding of linguistic processes, variation, and applications.

6:00 pm
to 19:30

More information will be shared as we get closer to the reading. 

5:00 pm
to 19:00

Our annual Public Speaker Series, featuring alumni of the Department of Philosophy's Ph.D. program in honor of our 100th anniversary.

2:00 pm
to 17:00

Instructors: Ethan Kutlu, University of Iowa

Rachel Hayes-Harb, University of Utah