Humanities and Social Sciences Events

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Banned Books Read Out

Atrium of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building


Book-Lovers are Invited to Read Out from Their Favorite Banned Books


The IUP English Department, in partnership with the English Graduate Organization, IUP Libraries, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, will host a Banned Books Read Out in the Atrium of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28. 


The Banned Books Read-Out celebrates the freedom to read while it brings awareness to censorship challenges to favorite books and to the ongoing fight to maintain intellectual freedom in schools and libraries across the nation. 


Students, staff, faculty, and the community are invited to attend. Join us to Read Out your favorite passages from Banned Books—or simply to listen and learn about the censorship issues that affect us all. This year’s national Banned Books theme focuses on celebrating diverse authors, and our team of IUP graduate students is working now to assemble passages that highlight diverse positions quite broadly. Come early to select your passage! 


Refreshments! Prizes! Vouchers! Join us for a lively celebration of our freedom to read.


For more info: http://www.bannedbooksweek.org or contact heflin@iup.edu.



Film Series on Gender Representation and Feminism: Black Mirror

Humanities Building, Room 225

The English Graduate Student Film Series begins on September 28 and will screen a variety of film and TV shows, with a focus on gender representations and feminism within those films/TV shows, on select Wednesdays throughout the semester.


The first screening of the Netflix series Black Mirror will be on September 28, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in HSS 225.


This is a great opportunity for students and faculty to watch some great films and TV episodes, and to participate in lively discussions about how gender is represented in visual media. Undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty are all welcome!


Attendance vouchers will be available.


The additional screenings (all from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in HSS 225) are:

  • October 12: Coraline
  • October 26: Labyrinth
  • November 9: Agent Carter
  • December 7: Into the Woods

Wednesday Workshop: APA

Eicher Hall Rm 218

APA sets the standard for style and documentation of sources in the social sciences, education, psychology, and other disciplines. It’s clean, cogent, and concise. See examples and get answers to your questions in this workshop.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Student Film Series: Wag the Dog

HSS 225

This is one in a series of films screenings designed to showcase the specific interests and perspectives of various departments and student clubs through film and discussion. This showing showcases Journalism.

Wednesday Workshop: Proofreading

Eicher Hall Rm 218

When you write, do you make mistakes, and do readers notice them? How would you know? If you’re ready to find out, you will need a strategy for proofreading your paper. Learn to clean up those errors and make your writing smooth and pleasing to the eye.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Film Series on Gender Representation and Feminism: Coraline

Humanities Building, Room 225

The English Graduate Student Film Series begins on September 28 and will screen a variety of film and TV shows, with a focus on gender representations and feminism within those films/TV shows, on select Wednesdays throughout the semester.


The first screening of the Netflix series Black Mirror will be on September 28, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in HSS 225.


This is a great opportunity for students and faculty to watch some great films and TV episodes, and to participate in lively discussions about how gender is represented in visual media. Undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty are all welcome!


Attendance vouchers will be available.The additional screenings (all from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in HSS 225) are:

  • October 12: Coraline
  • October 26: Labyrinth
  • November 9: Agent Carter
  • December 7: Into the Woods

Wednesday Workshop: Word Beyond the Basics

Eicher Hall Rm 218

You know Word, but do you know Word? It’s a big, powerful program that can improve your writing if you know how to use its special features. This workshop is for those who want to explore hidden corners in the world’s most popular word processing program.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Paula Reed Ward -- author presentation and book signing

College of Humanities and Social Sciences Building -- Room 225

The Journalism and Public Relations Department will host a presentation by Paula Reed Ward, alumna, and author of Death by Cyanide: The Murder of Dr. Autumn Klein. Ward will give a presentation in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Building and will have a book signing event in the lobby. Paula Reed Ward has been a reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette since 2003, and prior to that was a reporter at the Savannah Morning News and the Pottsville (PA) Republican & Evening Herald. She has covered over a dozen capital murder trials. For more information, contact the Journalism and Public Relations Department at (724) 357-4411.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Society of Professional Journalists Meeting

408 HSS

Student Film Series: Mustangs

HSS 225

This is one in a series of films screenings designed to showcase the specific interests and perspectives of various departments and student clubs through film and discussion. This showing showcases International Education.

Wednesday Workshop: MLA

Eicher Hall Rm 218

The new, eighth edition of the MLA Handbook is here, and it contains new rules for documenting sources in a research paper. The good news is, they’re simpler than in previous editions. The bad news is, you have to learn them. But this workshop will teach you!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

National Day on Writing Carnival

Humanities and Social Sciences, First Floor Lobby

The Writing Across the Curriculum program and the Jones White Writing Center will host a writing carnival in honor of the National Day on Writing.

The carnival will bring together writers and writing organizations from across campus to celebrate writing complete with popcorn, cotton candy, and Cirque du Papier artist, Michael Roy!

Join us for free food, games, and entertainment!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Film Series on Gender Representation and Feminism: Labyrinth

Humanities Building, Room 225

The English Graduate Student Film Series begins on September 28 and will screen a variety of film and TV shows, with a focus on gender representations and feminism within those films/TV shows, on select Wednesdays throughout the semester.


The first screening of the Netflix series Black Mirror will be on September 28, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in HSS 225.


This is a great opportunity for students and faculty to watch some great films and TV episodes, and to participate in lively discussions about how gender is represented in visual media. Undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty are all welcome!


Attendance vouchers will be available.The additional screenings (all from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in HSS 225) are:

  • October 12: Coraline
  • October 26: Labyrinth
  • November 9: Agent Carter
  • December 7: Into the Woods

Wednesday Workshop: APA

Eicher Hall Rm 218

APA sets the standard for style and documentation of sources in the social sciences, education, psychology, and other disciplines. It’s clean, cogent, and concise. In this workshop, you’ll see examples and get answers to your questions about citing sources.

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