Penn State Laureate

2015-2016: Carol Reardon

  • Guide aims to help people better explore Antietam battlefield
    While a recent wave of new scholarship about the battle of Antietam is helping experts more clearly understand the conflict, two historians are hoping their guidebook will also give visitors a better appreciation of the pivotal Civil War engagement, as well as the people who lived, fought and died in what became the bloodiest day in American military history.
  • Penn State laureate to visit York campus to discuss Civil War leadership
    Carol Reardon, the 2015-16 Penn State laureate and the George Winfree Professor of American History at Penn State, will speak at noon on April 14 in the Conference Center of the Main Classroom Building at Penn State York. Reardon will talk about Civil War leadership. The event is free and open to the public.
  • Penn State laureate to bring aftermath of Gettysburg battle to New Kensington
    Penn State Laureate Carol Reardon, the George Winfree Professor of American History at the University Park campus, will bring her Battle of Gettysburg campaign to Penn State New Kensington at noon on April 19 in the Conference Center. Reardon’s talk, "History versus Heritage: The View from Gettysburg," will look at the battle that changed the American Civil War through two sets of interpretive lenses — history and heritage. The lecture is free to the public.
  • 2015-2016 Penn State Laureate visits Penn State Greater Allegheny
    Carol Reardon, the Penn State laureate for 2016, visited the Greater Allegheny campus on March 17. She spoke with History 021 students, presentrf to the campus community, and met with student military veterans.
  • Penn State laureate discusses the importance of understanding, discussing war
    Noted military historian Carol Reardon, the 2015-16 Penn State laureate and George Winfree Professor of American history at Penn State, recently discussed the importance of studying and understanding war at Penn State Harrisburg. Reardon's visit was part of her statewide tour as laureate.
  • Penn State laureate and Civil War historian to speak at Penn State Shenango
    Carol Reardon, the 2015-16 Penn State laureate and George Winfree Professor of American History at Penn State, will speak at Penn State Shenango Oct. 19. The title of her presentation is “History Versus Heritage: The View from Gettysburg.” The event is free and open to the public.
  • Penn State laureate speaks on history versus heritage at Penn State Abington
    Carol Reardon, professor of history, Civil War scholar, and Penn State laureate, discussed veterans issues while visiting Penn State Abington Oct. 8 and explained the importance of context in examining history.
  • Penn State laureate Carol Reardon to speak at Penn State Behrend
    Carol Reardon, the George Winfree Professor of American History and the 2015-16 Penn State laureate, will visit Penn State Behrend Oct. 21. Her presentation, “Why Study War?” takes place at 4:30 p.m. in the Reed Auditorium of the campus' Reed Union Building. It is free and open to the public.
  • University laureate to visit Penn State Lehigh Valley
    Penn State laureate Carol Reardon, the George Winfree Professor of American History, will deliver a talk Oct. 29 titled “Why Study War?” for Penn State Lehigh Valley students and members of the campus community.
  • Military historian to deliver ‘From Battlefield to Boardroom’ keynote
    Carol Reardon, Penn State laureate, will deliver a special breakfast presentation Oct. 30 at the Hotel Bethlehem for local business owners, professionals and community members from the Lehigh Valley.
  • Interns play important roles in Civil War research, education
    Penn State students working as interns at the Gettysburg battlefield are doing whatever it takes to help preserve and teach Civil War history, whether that means digging through mounds of old service records, searching for letters and artifacts from living descendants of ancestors who fought in the war, or dressing up like a 19th-century nurse.
  • Smeal MBA students learn leadership, decision-making lessons in Gettysburg
    A group of Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA students made a trip to Gettysburg and into history in April. It was a culminating leadership experience, a reaffirmation of the skills honed across nearly two years in the Smeal MBA Program.
  • Military historian appointed Penn State laureate
    Carol Reardon, the George Winfree Professor of American History, has been named the Penn State laureate for the 2015-16 academic year. The Penn State laureate, an honorary position established in 2008, is a full-time faculty member in the humanities or the arts who is assigned half-time for one academic year to bring an enhanced level of social, cultural, artistic and human perspective and awareness to a broad array of audiences.
  • Department of Chemical Engineering announces spring seminars
    Thursday, Jan. 16, “Bioinspired Engineering of Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Fate Choices,” Sean Palecek, University of Wisconsin, 10 a.m., 110 Wartik, host: Enrique Gomez, Department of Chemical Engineering (www.che.psu.edu/seminars/). Thursday, Jan. 23, “Can Algae Be a Sustainable Feedstock for Food, Fuel and Chemicals? Potential, Challenges and Progress," Kenneth F. Reardon, Colorado State University, 10 a.m., 110 Wartik, host: Enrique Gomez, Department of Chemical Engineering (www.che.psu.edu/seminars/).
  • Lincoln seized moment to unify as he delivered Gettysburg Address
    Lincoln sought to make sense of the Battle of Gettysburg with his address, which succeeded in galvanizing the North's resolve to see the war through. Bill Blair, director of the George and Ann Richards Civil War Center and professor of history at Penn State, puts these events in perspective and shows how the effects of this battle would resonate for years to come.
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