In her latest book, Laura Rotunno, associate professor of English at Penn State Altoona, explores how one piece of legislation can sometimes have unimagined impacts on a culture -- in this case, how a simple reduction in postage rates brought about important societal changes in Victorian England.
Steven Bonta, instructor in Spanish, has received a 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant to study in Sri Lanka. Bonta will travel during the first half of 2015 to begin documentation of Sri Lanka Gypsy Telugu, a dialect of the Telugu language.
The 27th annual African-American Read-In Chain will be celebrated at Penn State Altoona Feb. 14 to 15. This year's theme is "This Land: Place, Belonging, and Community in the African-American Experience."
In partnership with the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division and the Blair County Bar Association, Penn State Altoona and its Criminal Justice Organization will offer a Wills for Heroes program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 9 in the Cypress Building on campus.
Penn State Altoona will present "Scapin" as its spring theatre performance April 7 to 9, in the Wolf Kuhn Theatre of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday.