New “Penn State Abington Presents at Rydal Park” program

November 03, 2014

A new collaboration between Penn State Abington and Rydal Park continuing care retirement community, both located in Abington Township, Montgomery County, brings speakers from the college to Rydal Park. “Penn State Abington Presents at Rydal Park” is a series of monthly presentations on a variety of engaging and enlightening topics that are open to Rydal Park residents and the public.

The series features stimulating topics designed to pique intellectual curiosity and discussion. All talks/ presentations are by Penn State Abington faculty members, who draw from their professional careers conducting original research in the Arts & Humanities, Science & Engineering, and the Social Sciences. Each hour-long event includes time for audience questions.

“Rydal Park residents and local community members both benefit from our collaboration with Penn State Abington, and can learn about a number of fascinating subjects,” said Daniel Kaye, Rydal Park’s director of life enrichment. “With this series, we can present our accomplished faculty to a new audience and give the greater Abington community unique content and programming that isn’t offered anywhere else in the area,” said Chuck Marsh, director of university relations, Penn State Abington.

Tues., Nov. 25, 1:30 p.m.:  And the Oscar/Tony Goes To…

Dr. Moylan C. Mills, Professor Emeritus, Integrative Arts

November and December is when Hollywood producers show off their quality films, in hopes of scoring at least an Oscar nomination and perhaps an Oscar itself. The same goes for Broadway: the holiday season is the most active in the legitimate theater, as stage producers unveil their new wares, praying for a critical and box office bonanza, with a Tony Award thrown in for good measure.

Tues., Dec. 16, 1:30 p.m.:  Asteroids Up Close and Personal

Dr. Ann Schmiedekamp, Professor of Physics and Division Head for Science and Engineering, and NASA Solar System Ambassador

NASA space missions are allowing us to image some of the asteroids in our solar system, some of whom are closer than you may think. A current mission is on its way to meet our closest dwarf planet which is in the asteroid belt. Come meet asteroids up close and find out why one has recently received the distinction of “dwarf planet.”