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Brian Black to participate in Teach-In event

Black will participate in the round table panel titled “Post-Carbon Futures in a Fact-Challenged Present.”

Lysiak, Rockwell featured in PaLA College & Research Division blog

The article, “Five ingredients for successful collaboration,” shares insights from the pair's work to launch a new course offering about food history.
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Brian Black speaks at Transitions in Energy conference in Italy

Black , who writes broadly about energy history, spoke specifically about the transition to fossil fuels in 19th century America.
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Jared Frederick to present lecture on World War II Nov. 16

The lecture, titled “Students and Soldiers: Penn State Altoona in WWII,” will be presented at 6:30 p.m. at the Altoona Area Public Library.
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Penn State Altoona co-sponsors symphonic Halloween event

Penn State Altoona has partnered with the Altoona Symphony Orchestra to offer a series of events leading up to their Oct. 28 concert.
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History 160 students take on the battlefields of Gettysburg

Students in the Battle of Gettysburg in History Memory course took to the battlefields, becoming tour guides for their classmates.
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Canal Jam 2017

On Saturday, September 23, music and the environment, plus local history, come together for the 2017 Canal Jam at the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site in Gallitzin, PA.

Penn State Altoona Faculty Senate Statement on DACA

The faculty senate issues a statement supporting DACA beneficiaries at Penn State and elsewhere.
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Explore majors and minors at Altoona Majors Fair

The Altoona Majors Fair will be Tue, Sept 19 from 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. outside the Slep Student Center.
Canal Jam 2017. Party Like it's 1839

Canal Jam 2017 to feature music, story-telling, and history

Canal Jam 2017 will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site near Gallitzin, PA.