The Pennsylvania State University Laureate

Heard on Campus: Linda Patterson Miller at Penn State Laureate Jubilee

Friday, April 27, 2012

"We're honored to have gathered here all the laureates to-date and also the laureate-to-be, Chris Staley. We take special pride in Penn State's commitment to the laureate program and to its recognition that the arts and humanities matter. We come here today to celebrate artistic collaboration and the great art that such collaboration generates. Art that reveals to us, ourselves and renders life true." -- Linda Patterson Miller, 2011-12 Penn State laureate, professor of English at Penn State Abington and master of ceremonies of the first-ever Penn State Laureate Jubilee held April 24 on Penn State's University Park campus. The public event featured past, present and future Penn State laureates, who came together to celebrate the University's commitment to the arts and humanities. Laureates in attendance were Kim Cook, 2008-09; Anthony T. Leach, 2009-10; Robin G. Becker, 2010-11; Miller, and the newly named 2012-13 laureate, Christopher Parks Staley. For more information about each laureate and the Penn State laureate program, visit http://laureate.psu.edu/. (more)

Literary Landings: 'Come Celebrate Artistic Collaboration'

Friday, April 20, 2012

Linda Patterson Miller, the 2011-12 Penn State laureate and professor of English at Penn State Abington, is sharing her thoughts and observations of her laureate experience as she journeys across the Commonwealth aiming to engage people in the beauty of the humanities, specifically early 20th-century American literature and art. "Literary Landings" is a travelogue scheduled to appear periodically during the fall 2011 and spring 2012 semesters on Penn State Live and in Penn State Newswires. In her entry "Come Celebrate Artistic Collaboration" Miller enthusiastically invites the college community to the first-ever Penn State Laureate Jubilee on April 24. (more)

Laureate to speak at Penn State Hershey Medical Center April 25

Friday, April 20, 2012

Linda Patterson Miller, the 2011-12 Penn State laureate and professor of English at Penn State Abington will present "Hemingway and Medicine, Diagnosing Texts both Physically and Emotionally," at noon on Wednesday, April 25 in room C2860 (BMR Anesthesia Library)at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. This event is hosted by the Department of Humanities and the Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine. (more)

Penn State Laureate Jubilee April 24 celebrates the arts, humanities

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Linda Patterson Miller, the 2011-2012 Penn State laureate, invites students, faculty, staff and community members to the Penn State Laureate Jubilee, a public event featuring past, present and future Penn State laureates in celebration of the University's commitment to the arts and humanities. The first-ever event takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on the University Park campus. An opening reception with light refreshments begins at 3 p.m. in the center's Frizzell Room. The program follows at 4 p.m. in Worship Hall. (more)

Laureate embraces busy speaking schedule during spring semester

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Penn State laureate Linda Patterson Miller, professor of English at Penn State Abington, will be speaking at three Penn State campuses -- Berks, Brandywine and Abington -- during the last week of March. (more)

Literary Landings: 'Hemingway's early letters challenge myths'

Monday, March 19, 2012

Linda Patterson Miller, the 2011-12 Penn State laureate and professor of English at Penn State Abington, is sharing her thoughts and observations of her laureate experience as she journeys across the Commonwealth aiming to engage people in the beauty of the humanities, specifically early 20th-century American literature and art. "Literary Landings" is a travelogue scheduled to appear periodically during the fall 2011 and spring 2012 semesters on Penn State's communications platforms. In her entry "Hemingway's Early Letters Challenge Shop-Worn Myths," Miller reflects on Hemingway's "epistolary art," during the early years of his writing career. (more)

Penn State laureate to speak at Hazleton campus March 14

Friday, March 09, 2012

Linda Patterson Miller, the 2011-12 Penn State laureate and professor of English at Penn State Abington, will present "Searching for the Lost Generation," at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, in 115 Evelyn Graham Academic Building at Penn State Hazleton. The event, sponsored by the Faculty Lecture Committee, is free and open to the public. (more)

Laureate shares knowledge, insights with audiences across Pennsylvania

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

As the 2011-12 Penn State Laureate, Linda Miller has been crisscrossing the Commonwealth sharing her enthusiasm for the humanities with a wide variety of audiences, including students, faculty, staff and friends of Penn State campuses. In her travels, Miller, a professor of English at Penn State Abington, shares her knowledge of and passion for American writers and artists of the early 20th century. (more)

Literary Landings: 'The Diary is Not Dead'

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Linda Patterson Miller, the 2011-12 Penn State laureate and professor of English at Penn State Abington, is sharing her thoughts and observations of her laureate experience as she journeys across the Commonwealth aiming to engage people in the beauty of the humanities; specifically early 20th-century American literature and art. "Literary Landings" is a travelogue scheduled to appear periodically during the fall 2011 and spring 2012 semesters on Penn State Live and in Penn State Newswires. In her entry "The Diary is Not Dead." Miller reflects on her various encounters with audiences, including one poignant interaction with an audience member who struggled with his own moral dilemma regarding diaries. In video link http://bit.ly/AgtlEW see Miller discuss how Americans have fanatically attempted to tell their own stories during America's 400 years of diary keeping. (more)

Laureate's 2012 speaking schedule begins in Lewistown, State College

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Linda Patterson Miller, the 2011-12 Penn State laureate and professor of English at Penn State Abington will be speaking at 7 p.m. on Jan. 19 at the Penn State Learning Center in Lewistown. Miller's presentation "Hemingway in Letters, Literature and Life" will be offered in conjunction with the Learning Center's community lecture series, "Lobby Lectures." The public is invited. To register, call 717-248-9618. Then at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 20 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel on the University Park campus, Miller will deliver a talk titled "Searching for the Lost Generation" as part of the Penn State Forum Speaker Series. This event is open to the public and the charge is $18 per ticket. To register and for more information go online to: http://pennstateforum.psu.edu. Miller will continue her travels and speaking engagements in the eastern part of Pennsylvania during the spring. Stay tuned for schedule updates. (more)

Penn State Laureate to appear at Penn State Worthington Scranton

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Penn State Laureate Linda Patterson Miller will present "In Search of the Lost Generation; or, Why the Humanities Matter" at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. in Penn State Worthington Scranton's Cafeteria Conference Room in the Study Learning Center. Miller is a professor of English at Penn State Abington, where she has taught American Literature since 1984. She is a recipient of the Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching (2004) and publishes in all areas of American studies, specializing in early 20th-century American literature and art. (more)

Literary Landings: 'In the Chapel of Art' reveals love of Hemingway

Friday, October 07, 2011

ABINGTON, Pa -- Linda Patterson Miller, the 2011-12 Penn State laureate and professor of English at Penn State Abington, is sharing her thoughts and observations of her laureate experience as she journeys across the Commonwealth aiming to engage people in the beauty of the humanities; specifically early 20th-century American literature and art. "Literary Landings" is a travelogue scheduled to appear periodically during the fall 2011 and spring 2012 semesters on Penn State Live and in Penn State Newswires. "In the Chapel of Art" Miller reflects on an encounter with three Hemingway aficionados and addresses a question she is often asked: "Why Hemingway?" In video link http://bit.ly/nVOzuO see Miller as she provides some background for understanding the transformative power of Hemingway's art. (more)

Laureate enlightens Pennsylvania audiences on 'The Lost Generation'

Friday, October 07, 2011

Penn State laureate Linda Patterson Miller, professor of English at Penn State Abington, will continue her journeys throughout the Pennsylvania Commonwealth during the weeks ahead. Miller will be speaking at Penn State Harrisburg on Oct. 12 and at the Penn State Mont Alto campus on Oct. 13, where she will lecture on "Searching for the Lost Generation." This talk, open to the public, will be begin at 2 p.m. in the Mont Alto Library. At noon on Oct. 17, Miller will hold a public forum at Penn State York campus. Her presentation on the "Lost Generation and Why the Arts Matter" will be held in the Lee R. Glatfelter Library, in the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center. Follow Miller's travelogue "Literary Landings," online athttp://laureate.psu.edu/Linda_Miller where her latest entry draws upon her recent experiences at Penn State Altoona and addresses a question she is often asked: "Why Hemingway?" (more)

Penn State Laureate speaks at DuBois

Friday, September 16, 2011

Linda Patterson Miller, Penn State laureate for 2011-12, spoke at Penn State DuBois on Sept. 13. Miller, a professor of English at Penn State Abington, is the fourth person to hold the title. (more)

Literary Landings: 'Literary Encounters' reveals Hemingway's influence

Thursday, September 08, 2011

ABINGTON, Pa. -- Linda Patterson Miller, the 2011-12 Penn State laureate and professor of English at Penn State Abington, is sharing her thoughts and observations of her laureate experience as she journeys across the Commonwealth aiming to engage people in the beauty of the humanities; specifically early 20th-century American literature and art. "Literary Landings" is a travelogue scheduled to appear periodically during the fall 2011 and spring 2012 semesters on Penn State Live and in Penn State Newswires. Below and in the video link http://bit.ly/nVOzuO, Miller discusses how encounters with art can change lives, as it did for Miller when she first read Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms" (1929). (more)

Laureate to explore Ernest Hemingway's art during first campus visits

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Penn State Laureate Linda Patterson Miller, professor of English at Penn State Abington, will begin her journeys into western Pennsylvania, serving as a "laureate-in-residence" as she interacts with the campus communities at Penn State DuBois (Sept. 13); Penn State Erie, The Behrend College (Sept. 14); Penn State Shenango (Sept. 15); and Penn State Beaver (Sept. 16). Miller will be participating in individual classes and symposiums along with engaging larger audiences in public forums at these locations. "I invite anyone in these geographical areas to join with us for these public presentation as we variously explore the art of American diary-keeping, the lives and art of the 1920s Lost Generation, and the art of Ernest Hemingway as discovered in his letters and early prose," said Miller. Check in with Miller's travels and follow her literary dialogue, "Literary Landings," at http://laureate.psu.edu/Linda_Miller online. Today, Miller discusses how encounters with art can change lives, as it did for Miller when she first read Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms" (1929). To watch a short video of Miller as she provides some background for understanding the transformative power of Hemingway's art, go to http://bit.ly/nVOzuO online. (more)

Literary Landings: 'Coming Home' begins laureate's monthly travelogue

Monday, August 22, 2011

Linda Patterson Miller, the 2011-12 Penn State laureate and professor of English at Penn State Abington, is sharing her thoughts and observations of her laureate experience as she journeys across the Commonwealth aiming to engage people in the beauty of the humanities; specifically early 20th-century American literature and art. "Literary Landings" is a travelogue scheduled to appear during the fall 2011 and spring 2012 semesters on Penn State Live and in Penn State Newswires. In the first entry titled "Coming Home," read about Miller's Pennsylvania roots and join her on her "personal and public quest for self and home." (more)

Penn State Laureate Linda Miller begins official duties, travelogue

Monday, August 22, 2011

Newly minted Penn State Laureate Linda Patterson Miller, professor of English at Penn State Abington, officially started her laureate duties last month. She will be traveling throughout Pennsylvania talking about her professional area of expertise, America's Lost Generation of the 1920s. Her first excursion will be to the northwest region of the commonwealth, with stops at Penn State's DuBois, Erie, Shenango and Beaver campuses. To learn more about Miller and stay up-to-date with her travels and literary talks throughout the state check out her travelogue, "Literary Landings," at http://laureate.psu.edu/Linda_Miller online. To watch a short video of Miller speaking about her journey of literary research that she aims to share with audiences this year, go to http://goo.gl/rtYpB online. (more)

Penn State laureate shares research's 'exciting process of discovery'

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Linda Patterson Miller, the 2011-12 Penn State laureate and professor of English at Penn State Abington discusses the "seductive journey of research" in the video link http://goo.gl/rtYpB. "Doing research with primary documents is an exciting process of discovery when the researcher's open to the unexpected," said Miller. Watch the video and learn how Miller discovered an interesting batch of letters to F. Scott Fitzgerald during her initial research of "America's Lost Generation." (more)

Abington English professor named 2011-12 Penn State laureate

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Linda Patterson Miller, professor of English at Penn State Abington, has been named the Penn State laureate for 2011-12. The Penn State laureate is a full-time faculty member in the humanities or fine 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. Miller is the fourth person to hold the title and the first to be named from a Penn State campus other than University Park. (more)