Event Calendar

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January 5

Penn State Alumni Association Virtual Speaker Series

Shaheen Pasha and Yakuri Kane

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Location: https://cvent.me/vvGvlL

Bellisairo College faculty member Shaheen Pasha and Yakuri Kane, an adjunct professor Northwestern University will discuss the Prison Journalism Program at Penn State. They are the founders and co-executive directors of the project. The session is part of the Penn State Alumni Association Virtual Speakers Series.

January 19

Spring Semester Classes Begin

January 20

Internship Information Session

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Zoom (https://psu.zoom.us/j/8804142883)

Session for Bellisario College students hosted by Julie Miller.

“Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace and Second Chances”

January 25

“Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace and Second Chances”

Leland Melvin

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Location: Zoom

Astronaut Leland Melvin will present the 2021 Luchinsky Lecture, a free public event for all Penn State students. Melvin is an engineer, educator, former NASA astronaut and former NFL wide receiver. He served on board the Space Shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist on mission STS-122 (2008) and STS-129 (2009), helping to construct the International Space Station. He also led NASA Education and co-chaired the White House’s Federal Coordination in STEM Education Task Force, developing the nation’s five-year STEM education plan. After 24 years with NASA as a researcher, astronaut and Senior Executive Service leader, he now shares his life story as an athlete, astronaut, scientist, engineer, photographer and musician to help inspire the next generation of explorers to pursue science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) careers. The free event does require registration: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__DBBWuDIQF-fIIMGib71Dw

Website: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__DBBWuDIQF-fIIMGib71Dw

January 26

“Why Do We Fall for Fake News?”

S. Shyam Sundar

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Location: https://cvent.me/oP0NLV

Bellisario College faculty member S. Shyam Sundar will discuss fake news during a session that is part of the Penn State Alumni Association Virtual Speakers Series. Register 

Website: https://cvent.me/oP0NLV

January 26

“The Future of Creating Content ft. Bellisario College Alumni”

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Zoom (https://psu.zoom.us/j/94833892552)

A series of special events on different content-creation topics featuring alumni, coordinated by the Alumni Society Board and the Office of Internships and Career Services.

News Features and Documentaries

Moderator: Pam Hervey, Alumni Society Board

Panelists: Rob King, SVP and Editor-at-Large, ESPN and Mark Lima, West Coast Bureau Chief, CBS News

Website: https://www.bellisario.psu.edu/alumni/creating-content-in-2021

“The Future of the Democratic Party”

January 28

“The Future of the Democratic Party”

Donna Shalala

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Political leader and scholar Donna Shalala will join us to discuss the relationship between the Democratic Party’s moderate and progressive wings, and what it means for American democracy moving forward.. Part of a virtual series of events presented by The McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Penn State. This is a follow-up to an event with Charlie Dent on the future of the Republican Party in the fall.

Website: https://democracy.psu.edu/virtual-events/