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Second annual Lycoming College Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference names award winners

More than 100 attendees from 24 colleges and universities joined Lycoming College’s second annual Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference on April 6 on the Lycoming campus to celebrate the region’s bright minds who are dedicated to furthering the humanities through high-level research.

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Lycoming College student interns produce podcast series on institutional history

Fulfilling the requirements of a $150,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in support of the Humanities Research Center, Lycoming College today launched the Lycoming College History Podcast Series. The podcasts serve the dual purpose of functioning as one component of a larger strategy to digitally preserve the institution’s 200+ year history, as well as providing research experiences for student interns as they prepare to embark on careers or graduate studies.

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Inside Higher Ed: A Small Pennsylvania College’s Big Investment in the Humanities

Kathryn Palmer writes:  Lycoming College is providing more research and experiential learning opportunities for students in hopes of setting itself apart in a tough enrollment environment.

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Lycoming College introduces Mid-Atlantic Humanities Review for undergraduate research

Lycoming College today unveiled the inaugural volume of the Mid-Atlantic Humanities Review: A Journal of Undergraduate Research (MHR), featuring twelve essays from undergraduate students from the mid-Atlantic region, including three from Lycoming College students. The annual publication is available in both print and digital formats https://www.lycoming.edu/humanities-research-center/mid-atlantic-humanities-review/.

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Tony Bennett’s best friend interviewed in latest issue of Brilliant Corners

Celebrated radio host Dick Golden first met Tony Bennett in 1964, and they remained exceptionally close until the singer’s death this past summer. “One thing that really exasperated Tony,” Golden explained, “was when people used calculations to measure how many dollars were made on a song. ‘How many records did it sell?’ It’s not the litmus test of great art, or the lens to see it through.”

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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove to read at Lycoming College

Celebrated poet Rita Dove will present recent works during a reading at Lycoming College, Monday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m., in Trogner Presentation Room in the Krapf Gateway Center. Dove was named the Himes/Sweeney Visiting Scholar in Creative Writing this year at the College. The event is free and open to the public.

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New faculty arrive at Lycoming College for 2023-24 academic year

Lycoming College welcomed several new faculty members to campus for the 2023-24 academic year, bringing a breadth of knowledge to classrooms at the nationally-recognized liberal arts and sciences institution.

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Local digital history research enabled by $150,000 grant

A $150,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in support of Lycoming College’s Humanities Research Center (HRC) has enabled student interns to spend the summer months working collaboratively with faculty members to develop a digital history of the College.

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Lycoming College’s student literary journal publishes first national issue

Lycoming College’s annually published, student-run literary journal The Tributary has released its 2023 issue. The Tributary consists of student submissions of all types of prose, poetry, and artwork, regardless of students’ majors. This past year has brought major changes to the journal, as it not only has expanded to full online releases alongside its physical release, but has opened submissions to undergraduate students from across the nation. This involves two separate releases; one for Lycoming College specifically, and one that includes works from across the country.

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Memoirist and jazz producer interviewed in next issue of Brilliant Corners

In her memoir Art: Why I Stuck with a Junkie Jazzman, Laurie Pepper describes a particularly challenging recording session for her late husband, alto-sax legend Art Pepper: “He dragged himself out of the quicksand of that chart, ignoring it, at last, relying just on what he heard inside. It sounded as if he was ripping his own guts out in the studio. He was magnificent, and when he heard the take he knew it.”

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Lycoming College marks first Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference a success

Lycoming College concluded its inaugural Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference this weekend after presenting awards to six students for their dedication to excellence in research. More than 100 conference goers representing 24 institutions of higher education from across the region and beyond participated in the event, attended student presentations, a keynote address, and enjoyed lunch together, all while helping to bridge the gap between their status as students and their futures as professionals in their fields.

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Local author launches solarpunk novella at Lycoming College

Phoebe Wagner, Ph.D., Lycoming College assistant professor of English, is releasing her debut novella. Titled “When We Hold Each Other Up: A Solarpunk Novella,” the book mixes the sci-fi, fantasy, and solarpunk genres. It is being published by Android Press, and comes out on Tuesday, April 18.

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American history expert to keynote at inaugural Lycoming College Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference

Lycoming College will welcome published author and expert on American history Robert Parkinson, Ph.D., as keynote speaker for its inaugural Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference, with a talk entitled “Making Thirteen Clocks Strike as One: Race, Fear, and the American Founding.” Parkinson’s lecture will be held on Saturday, April 1, at 5 p.m., in the Trogner Presentation Room of the Krapf Gateway Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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Bucknell University and Lycoming College collaborate to present bestselling author talks

New York Times bestselling author Ann Leary will lecture at both Bucknell University and Lycoming College March 7 and 8 respectively about her book, The Foundling, an historical fiction novel based on the Laurelton Village for Feebleminded Girls and Women of Childbearing Age. Bucknell will host Leary on Tuesday, March 7, at 7 p.m., in Bucknell Hall. Lycoming will host her on Wednesday, March 8, at 7 p.m., in the Trogner Presentation Room in the Krapf Gateway Center. These collaborative events are free and open to the public.

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