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Art Ability: A Celebration of Artists with Disabilities

Thursday, September 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Henry Gallery, Conference Center Building, Penn State Great Valley
Free. Tickets required at:
http://artabilitypsgv.eventbrite.com

Art Ability at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital is a year-long program which serves as a showcase for, and celebration of, artists with disabilities. Through art, we hope to inspire patients to reach beyond their limitations, and to encourage people with disabilities to explore their own creativity.
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Natural Born Heroes: Author Talk with Chris McDougall

Wednesday, September 16 at 7 p.m.
Musser Auditorium, Conference Center Building, Penn State Great Valley
Free. Tickets required at:
http://heroespsgv.eventbrite.com

No, Heroes Aren't Born. They're Built. And This Is How You Become One.
Christopher McDougall, the international best-selling author of Born to Run, discusses his latest book Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance. Just as Born to Run inspired readers to get off the treadmill, out of their shoes, and into the natural world, Natural Born Heroes will inspire them to leave the gym and take their fitness routine to nature-to climb, swim, skip, throw, and jump their way to their own heroic feats. 
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A Wing and a Prayer - Documentary Screening/Filmmaker talk with Boaz Dvir

Thursday, October 15, at 7 p.m.
Musser Auditorium, Conference Center Building, Penn State Great Valley
Free. Tickets required at:
http://wingandaprayer.eventbrite.com

A Wing and a Prayer, a new PBS documentary, tells the virtually unknown story of World War II aviators who risked their lives and freedom in 1948 to prevent a second Holocaust. Boaz Dvir, an award winning filmmaker and Penn State professor, directed and produced the independent documentary being distributed through PBS. Dvir will introduce the film and afterwards, discuss the making of the documentary and how his quest to relay an untold story uncovered a piece of the past he plans to add to the history books.  More Information>


 

Fouls, Buzzer Beaters, and the Battle over Climate Change

Wednesday,  November 4 at  7 p.m.
Musser Auditorium, Conference Center Building, Penn State Great Valley
Free. Tickets required at:
https://climatechangepsgv.eventbrite.com

Dr. Peter Buckland, Penn State's Sustainability Institute, discusses the climate change arena and its players, explaining how our identities and allegiances influence what we think we know. Along the way, you will get a brief history of climate science, learn about the science that helps us understand the politics and psychology of climate change and other hot-button scientific issues.
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Adventures on the Trail with Record Breaking Appalachian Trail Hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis

Monday, November 9 at 7 p.m.
Musser Auditorium, Conference Center Building, Penn State Great Valley
Free. Tickets required at:

https://farrdavisatpsgv.eventbrite.com

In 2011, Jennifer Pharr Davis (trail name: Odyssa) broke the record for fastest Appalachian Trail thru-hike time (at 46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes; averaging 47 miles per day!). She is the author of a pair of popular AT books: Becoming Odyssa and Called Again; a noted speaker; and has been featured on CNN, Fox and Friends, and the CBS Early Show. She also guides treks in North Carolina through her hiking organization, Blue Ridge Hiking Co.
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