Our New Issue is Headed Your Way

July 2, 2014 at 8:54 am 5 comments

July August 2014The July/August 2014 issue of The Penn Stater is hitting mailboxes this week. If you’ve already received your copy, you know that the cover features a striking image of war-torn Belgium during World War I. In the cover story, “World War I Revisited,” associate professor Sophie De Schaepdrijver talks about the lessons we can still learn from the Great War. With the centennial now approaching, De Schaepdrijver’s insights are both timely—and surprising.

In another feature, titled “Critical Condition,” you’ll learn about physician-turned-filmmaker (not to mention cancer survivor) Ryan McGarry ’05. His documentary, Code Black, chronicles life in Los Angeles County Hospital’s overcrowded ER. Released in June, the film is already earning buzz on the film-festival circuit.

“Plant Life” focuses on the career of Holly Shimizu ’76, who spent 14 years as executive director of the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C.. Along with some lovely photos, the story features Shimizu’s best tips for amateur gardeners.

Other good stuff in the issue: A fun look at all the ways the university’s latest capital campaign is helping Penn Staters; a Q&A with a labor relations prof who thinks we should all put in fewer hours (really!); and a short profile of Pennsylvania’s official wine expert, Denise Gardner ’07.

Have you received the July/August issue yet? Let us know what you think. Comment below or email heypennstater@psu.edu.

Mary Murphy, associate editor





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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Eva M. Webb -1145 Balfour Circle, Phoenixville, PA 19460  |  July 2, 2014 at 9:06 am

    I would like to get that issue of the Penn Stater.

  • 2. Tina Hay  |  July 2, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Eva, we’ll get a copy in the mail to you. Thanks for your interest.

  • 3. Francisco Salazar  |  July 29, 2014 at 7:29 am

    already received my copy of the July/august issue and I am interested in getting a digital version of: “Plant Life” beautiful story about Holly Shimizu ’76,

    is it possible to get such copy, photos are not required as I am a resident of Virginia and frequent visitor to the Botanical garden.

    many thanks in advance for the attention given to my request

  • 4. Tina Hay  |  July 29, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Francisco, we’ll email you a PDF of that story. Thanks for your interest! –Tina Hay

  • 5. Susan Maney  |  September 5, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Hi Folks, Holly Shimizu is a wonder. Can you send me the pdf of the article about her? many thanks.
    Susan Maney email below

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