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Inside our May/June Issue

MJ19_Cover_BlogJust in time for pool and beach season, it’s our collection of must-read books, chosen by faculty from across Penn State. Whether you’re looking for a mystery to solve, some history to brush up on, or just an easy page-turner, we’ve got you covered. The list begins on p. 34. 

You’ll also get a glimpse of the innovative film project conceived by professor Andrew Belser, who pairs off young adults with aging seniors to challenge generational boundaries. The story of FaceAge begins on p. 44. And finally, Penn State DuBois geoscientist Neyda Abreu talks about efforts to mine cosmic metals, and the implications for life on Earth. Her interview begins on p. 28.

Plus: Meet the World Campus student and gaming wiz who plays for the New York Knicks in the NBA2K League, part of the fast-growing world of esports; learn about Good Day Cafe, a new State College establishment that creates much-needed job opportunities for local local residents with Down syndrome, autism, or mental illness; and enjoy an essay from a new alum who found himself asking to “un” graduate. It’s all in our May/June issue, arriving in mailboxes this week.


—B.J. Reyes, associate editor



May 1, 2019 at 9:56 am Leave a comment

A Pile o’ Skulls at Zoller


Our art director needed a photo of Zoller Gallery to go with our “Faces Behind the Buildings” mini-feature in the Pulse section for May-June, so I volunteered to go up with my camera this afternoon. For one thing, I’m still trying to get back in the groove at the office after a great editors’ conference in San Francisco (more on that another time), and for another, I can’t remember the last time I was in Zoller. It’s been years, I’m sure. So figured it was about time I paid a visit.

The exhibit that’s up there now—although today is the last day for it—is one by an MFA student by the name of Bryan Billingsley. It’s called “Shipwrecked Pirate Cowboy” and its centerpiece is a funky pile of plastic (or maybe rubber?) skulls. So I took a few “safe shots” for Carole, i.e., some general overviews of the gallery space, and then I got down on my stomach with my wide-angle lens to photograph the skulls up close. I gave her about six photos to choose from; check your May-June issue in a few weeks to see which one(s) she ends up using. 


You can read a Collegian article about the exhibit here.

Tina Hay, editor

March 31, 2009 at 4:00 pm 1 comment

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