The Penn Stater Daily — Oct. 22, 2013

October 22, 2013 at 10:57 am Leave a comment

Letter man: Back in late 2011, we told you about the first volume of The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, a collection of Hemingway’s private correspondence from 1907-1922, which hit bookshelves that September. The project’s general editor, Sandra Spanier ’76g, ’81g, talked to us about the letters — which she said show “a side of Hemingway most people have never seen.” Now, just over two years later, The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Volume 2: 1923-1925 is out, this edition chronicling the author’s years in Paris, just before he hit it big in the publishing world.

Safe for work: A $600,000 federal grant is helping fund a Penn State program designed to protect young farmers. Safety in Agriculture for Youth, a collaborative project with Penn State and other universities, will help young farm workers stay safe and avoid accidents — which claimed the lives of 28 people last year in Central Pennsylvania alone. Says project leader Dennis Murphy, a distinguished professor of agricultural safety and health at Penn State: “By creating a comprehensive and coordinated resource, we hope to reduce these kinds of tragedies on the nation’s farms and ranches.”

Can’t argue with that: It’s been a good month for Penn State Dickinson School of Law. Two weeks ago, the school was named no. 24 on Business Insider’s list of top law schools in the country. And yesterday, Penn State Law announced on their Facebook page that grads received the highest bar passage rate in the state for the July 2013 exam, with 93.83 percent. The occasion called for a Nittany Lion photo-op, obviously.

The show, tonight: Looks like tickets are still available for former Tonight Show bandleader Doc Severinsen’s visit to Eisenhower Auditorium, tonight at 7:30. “Doc Severinsen and His Big Band” will perform swing, jazz, and pop classics. But the real question: what will Doc wear? Call 1-800-ARTS-TIX for more info, or visit to buy tix online.

Mary Murphy, associate editor

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