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City Lights

Bringing the Best of Penn State to You

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The 2014 City Lights series features provocative topics designed to engage alumni with Penn State professors and extraordinary alumni while providing a chance to socialize with others who bleed blue and white. 

The best of Penn State is coming to a metro area near you!

Maureen Carr

February 1 | Philadelphia
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

“A Night at the Symphony”
by Maureen Carr, Distinguished Professor of Music
In partnership with the Penn State Division of Development & Alumni Relations and
the Penn State College of Arts & Architecture

The National Civil War Museum

March 6 | Harrisburg, Pa.
National Civil War Museum

“Lincoln’s Second Inaugural and the Meaning of the Civil War”
by Jeffry Wert ’76g, award–winning Civil War historian and published author

Jake Graham

March 27 | Washington, D.C.
National Press Club

“From the Pentagon to the Podium”
by Jake Graham, professor of practice in security and risk analysis
In partnership with Penn State's College of Information Science & Technology

PNC Park

April 16 | Pittsburgh
PNC Park

“Past, Present, Future: Baseball and the Media”
by Marie Hardin, professor and associate director of
Penn State’s John Curley Center for Sports Journalism

Carrie Robbins

May 12 | New York City
The Pershing Square Signature Theatre

“Behind the Seams on Broadway”
by Carrie Robbins ’64, costume designer and
Distinguished Alumni Award recipient
In exclusive partnership with the Penn State College of Arts & Architecture

A Hammer Head Shark at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey

May 31| Camden, N.J.
Adventure Aquarium

“Adventures in Aquatic Animal Care”
by Donald Stremme ’71, veterinarian and
AQUAVET® Director for the University of Pennsylvania
In partnership with Penn State Abington

All events require pre-registration, which will begin in mid-January.
Alumni Association members pay a discounted fee.

For more information on these City Lights programs, call Leila Derstine at 800-548-LION (5466), option 5, or email

 City Lights is presented by the Penn State Alumni Association and
sponsored by The Village at Penn State.

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