Megan Simpson, associate professor of English and women's studies at Penn State Altoona, will present "Cross-Cultural Engagement: Reading American Multiethnic Literatures" on Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 12:10 - 1:00 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge of the Slep Student Center. Her informal talk is part of the Spotlight on Teaching and Research (STAR) Series in which faculty share how their research influences their teaching, and vice versa. The series is co-sponsored by the English and Honors programs. Pizza will be served; attendees should bring their own drinks. The event is free and open to the campus community.