Penn State laureate to speak at Hazleton campus March 14

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.

Miller’s lecture will focus on the American expatriate artists of the 1920s who went in search of a new world and a new America after World War I. Their encounters with this world, as reflected in their art, pointed the way "home" for them, and for those of every generation. She will draw on personal experience and anecdotes related to her research in the humanities and her role this year as Penn State laureate. Miller hopes to demonstrate how encounters with art open people up to the unexpected and have the power to transform their perceptions and lives.

Visit the Penn State laureate homepage or for more information on Linda Miller and her travels across the Commonwealth.

For additional information on the lecture at the Hazleton campus, call the office of University Relations at 570-450-3180.