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Dr. Patria de Lancer Julnes

Dr. Patria de Lancer Julnes, director of Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, has been named a Fulbright Specialist.  She will travel to Thessaloniki, Greece in early May.

The Fulbright Specialist Program sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning, and related subjects at academic institutions abroad for a period of 2 to 6 weeks.

Student designed projects bridge academics with real life applications and showcase inventive ideas.

An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detector, alarms that notify you when a child or pet is left in a hot car, and a search and rescue mini-micro-mouse that searches for survivors in a disaster zone are just a few of the innovative and creative student-designed projects that will be on display at the Penn State Harrisburg School of Science, Engineering and Technology’s annual Capstone Design Conference, on Friday, May 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on campus.

Dr. Omid Ansary and Chancellor Mukund Kulkarni congratulate Dr. Ozge Aybat on her Excellence in Advising Award

Penn State Harrisburg recognized outstanding employee contributions at the 2017 Faculty and Staff Recognition Program on March 30. Nominated by the college community and selected by various award committees, several faculty and staff members received awards.

See photos from the ceremony.

Award recipients included:

Media Highlights

The Conversation: Monday, April 24, 2017

Does cooperating with ICE harm local police? What the research says

Police need public cooperation. The police rely on the public to report and help solve crimes. This is especially true now that police departments face budget cuts and increasing demands on their time – an environment that pressures police to get things done through innovative partnerships with citizens.

The Conversation: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ella Fitzgerald's flirtation with reefer songs

“The First Lady of Song” Ella Fitzgerald would have turned 100 on Tuesday, April 25: institutions from the Library of Congress to the Grammy Museum will be honoring her amazing contributions to the jazz canon.

ABC27.com: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Poll: Most feel safer with police body cameras

A majority of Pennsylvanians say they would feel safer if police officers wore body cameras, according to a new poll.

Events

Registration is now open!
Capital Union Building (CUB), Penn State Harrisburg
 
Russell E. Horn Sr. Learning Center, Student Enrichment Center
 
Oliver LaGrone Cultural Arts Center, Olmsted Building
11:30 am — 12:30 pm

Research News

The Office of Research and Outreach, Penn State Harrisburg, is pleased to announce the following grant activity for December 1 – March 31, 2017:

Proposals submitted:

There were 16 proposals submitted to 13 different sponsor agencies by 14 faculty and staff members totaling $2,945,137.

Proposals awarded:

There were 12 projects funded from 11 different funding agencies involving 9 different faculty and staff members totaling $485,710.