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Domes put to test during Women in Engineering Day activity

More than 160 girls from nearly 30 high schools attended Women in Engineering Day, a youth outreach program at Penn State Behrend that is designed to introduce high school girls to engineering fields and careers through a series of hands-on activities. This year marked the 14th year for the event, which was held Friday, Nov. 1.

Accordion-guitar duo takes center stage at Penn State Behrend

Accordionist Merima Ključo and guitarist Miroslav Tadić make up Aritmia, and they will bring their unique sound to Penn State Behrend on Wednesday, Nov. 6, to perform as part of Music at Noon: The Logan Series. The performance will take place at noon in McGarvey Commons, in the college’s Reed Union Building.

Is anybody out there? This Harvard professor thinks the answer is yes

Avi Loeb will discuss the search for extraterrestrial life on Friday, Nov. 1, when he visits Penn State Behrend as part of the college’s 2019-20 Speaker Series. His talk, which is presented in partnership with the Jefferson Educational Society and its Global Summit Lecture Series, begins at 7:30 p.m. in McGarvey Commons, in the college’s Reed Union Building.

Fiction author Clare Beams to read at Penn State Behrend

Clare Beams will read stories from her collection “We Show What We Have Learned” on Thursday, Oct. 24, when the Creative Writers Reading Series returns to Penn State Behrend. Her 6 p.m. reading and the reception that will precede it are free and open to the public. Both events will be held in the Metzgar Center lobby.

The sky is falling! Behrend talk to focus on comet and asteroid crashes

Darren Williams will discuss why rocks from space sometimes fall from the sky on Thursday, Oct. 17, when Open House Night in Astronomy returns to Penn State Behrend. His presentation, “Cosmic Calamity: Threat Of Asteroid and Comet Impacts on Earth,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. in room 101 of the Otto Behrend Science Building.