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Heard on Campus: Linda Patterson Miller at Penn State Laureate Jubilee

"We're honored to have gathered here all the laureates to-date and also the laureate-to-be, Chris Staley. We take special pride in Penn State's commitment to the laureate program and to its recognition that the arts and humanities matter. We come here today to celebrate artistic collaboration and the great art that such collaboration generates. Art that reveals to us, ourselves and renders life true." -- Linda Patterson Miller, 2011-12 Penn State laureate, professor of English at Penn State Abington and master of ceremonies of the first-ever Penn State Laureate Jubilee held April 24 on Penn State's University Park campus. The public event featured past, present and future Penn State laureates, who came together to celebrate the University's commitment to the arts and humanities. Laureates in attendance were Kim Cook, 2008-09; Anthony T. Leach, 2009-10; Robin G. Becker, 2010-11; Miller, and the newly named 2012-13 laureate, Christopher Parks Staley. For more information about each laureate and the Penn State laureate program, visit http://laureate.psu.edu/.

Literary Landings: 'Come Celebrate Artistic Collaboration'

Linda Patterson Miller, the 2011-12 Penn State laureate and professor of English at Penn State Abington, is sharing her thoughts and observations of her laureate experience as she journeys across the Commonwealth aiming to engage people in the beauty of the humanities, specifically early 20th-century American literature and art. "Literary Landings" is a travelogue scheduled to appear periodically during the fall 2011 and spring 2012 semesters on Penn State Live and in Penn State Newswires. In her entry "Come Celebrate Artistic Collaboration" Miller enthusiastically invites the college community to the first-ever Penn State Laureate Jubilee on April 24.

Laureate to speak at Penn State Hershey Medical Center April 25

Linda Patterson Miller, the 2011-12 Penn State laureate and professor of English at Penn State Abington will present "Hemingway and Medicine, Diagnosing Texts both Physically and Emotionally," at noon on Wednesday, April 25 in room C2860 (BMR Anesthesia Library)at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. This event is hosted by the Department of Humanities and the Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine.

Penn State Laureate Jubilee April 24 celebrates the arts, humanities

Linda Patterson Miller, the 2011-2012 Penn State laureate, invites students, faculty, staff and community members to the Penn State Laureate Jubilee, a public event featuring past, present and future Penn State laureates in celebration of the University's commitment to the arts and humanities. The first-ever event takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on the University Park campus. An opening reception with light refreshments begins at 3 p.m. in the center's Frizzell Room. The program follows at 4 p.m. in Worship Hall.

Laureate embraces busy speaking schedule during spring semester

Penn State laureate Linda Patterson Miller, professor of English at Penn State Abington, will be speaking at three Penn State campuses -- Berks, Brandywine and Abington -- during the last week of March.

Literary Landings: 'Hemingway's early letters challenge myths'

Linda Patterson Miller, the 2011-12 Penn State laureate and professor of English at Penn State Abington, is sharing her thoughts and observations of her laureate experience as she journeys across the Commonwealth aiming to engage people in the beauty of the humanities, specifically early 20th-century American literature and art. "Literary Landings" is a travelogue scheduled to appear periodically during the fall 2011 and spring 2012 semesters on Penn State's communications platforms. In her entry "Hemingway's Early Letters Challenge Shop-Worn Myths," Miller reflects on Hemingway's "epistolary art," during the early years of his writing career.

Penn State laureate to speak at Hazleton campus March 14

Linda Patterson Miller, the 2011-12 Penn State laureate and professor of English at Penn State Abington, will present "Searching for the Lost Generation," at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, in 115 Evelyn Graham Academic Building at Penn State Hazleton. The event, sponsored by the Faculty Lecture Committee, is free and open to the public.

Laureate shares knowledge, insights with audiences across Pennsylvania

As the 2011-12 Penn State Laureate, Linda Miller has been crisscrossing the Commonwealth sharing her enthusiasm for the humanities with a wide variety of audiences, including students, faculty, staff and friends of Penn State campuses. In her travels, Miller, a professor of English at Penn State Abington, shares her knowledge of and passion for American writers and artists of the early 20th century.

Literary Landings: 'The Diary is Not Dead'

Linda Patterson Miller, the 2011-12 Penn State laureate and professor of English at Penn State Abington, is sharing her thoughts and observations of her laureate experience as she journeys across the Commonwealth aiming to engage people in the beauty of the humanities; specifically early 20th-century American literature and art. "Literary Landings" is a travelogue scheduled to appear periodically during the fall 2011 and spring 2012 semesters on Penn State Live and in Penn State Newswires. In her entry "The Diary is Not Dead." Miller reflects on her various encounters with audiences, including one poignant interaction with an audience member who struggled with his own moral dilemma regarding diaries. In video link http://bit.ly/AgtlEW see Miller discuss how Americans have fanatically attempted to tell their own stories during America's 400 years of diary keeping.

Laureate's 2012 speaking schedule begins in Lewistown, State College

Linda Patterson Miller, the 2011-12 Penn State laureate and professor of English at Penn State Abington will be speaking at 7 p.m. on Jan. 19 at the Penn State Learning Center in Lewistown. Miller's presentation "Hemingway in Letters, Literature and Life" will be offered in conjunction with the Learning Center's community lecture series, "Lobby Lectures." The public is invited. To register, call 717-248-9618. Then at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 20 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel on the University Park campus, Miller will deliver a talk titled "Searching for the Lost Generation" as part of the Penn State Forum Speaker Series. This event is open to the public and the charge is $18 per ticket. To register and for more information go online to: http://pennstateforum.psu.edu. Miller will continue her travels and speaking engagements in the eastern part of Pennsylvania during the spring. Stay tuned for schedule updates.

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