Lecture Committee Annual Events

Mylar Giri Lecture

The Mylar Giri Lecture series was established in 1988 to honor a beloved Penn State faculty member by inviting a distinguished speaker in the natural sciences to the Hazleton campus.  In the Spring of 2008, we will commemorate the twentieth anniversary of this series by hosting Dr. Judith Giri, a renowned researcher in cancer and medicine at the University of Georgia, and widow of Dr. Mylar Giri.

George Tseo Memorial Lecture

Dr. George Tseo
Dr. George Tseo

This lecture series was established in memory of George K. Y. Tseo, Ph.D., assistant professor of earth sciences, who taught at Penn State Hazleton from 1988 until he passed away in October 2005 from brain cancer. In addition to teaching meteorology, he was the author of numerous publications in a variety of forums on the Chinese economy and served as a Chinese policy consultant.

Constitution Day

Constitution Day, now in its tenth year, is an effort to continue the legacy of the thirty-nine original signers of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, and develop habits of citizenship in new generations of Americans.  Beginning in 2004, institutions of higher education in the United States have been required to commemorate the signing of the Constitution by hosting a commemorative event on its anniversary.  The Speakers Committee coordinates the annual Constitution Day commemoration at Penn State Hazleton by inviting speakers and hosting roundtable discussions.  Our 2007 Constitution Day speaker will be Dr. Glenn Palmer, a Professor of Political Science at Penn State University Park, whose lecture will be "The Effects of Domestic Politics in Democracies: Choosing, Winning and Losing Wars."