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First Secretary Miguel Fraga

Miguel Fraga — the first secretary of the Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C., since diplomatic relations were reestablished between Cuba and the United States — will visit Penn State Harrisburg on Wednesday, April 5 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the library Morrison Gallery. 

He will discuss Cuba and its relationship with the U.S.

Penn State Harrisburg will host one of several public forum focused on implementing the University’s long-range Strategic Plan on Friday, April 7 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the library Morrison Gallery on campus.  The topic of the forum will be “Enhancing Health.”

Rebecca Strzelec

Rebecca Strzelec, professor of visual arts at Penn State Altoona and Penn State laureate for the 2016-17 academic year, will visit Penn State Harrisburg on Thursday, April 6 at 11:30 a.m. in in the Science and Technology Building, Room 118 on campus.

Media Highlights

Local21news.com: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A breakdown of Trump's latest executive order to curb climate change

A new executive order by President Trump will roll back many of former President Obama’s efforts to curb climate change. The order is more about creating jobs. A local economist says jobs will be sustained, but not created.

ABC27.com: Monday, March 27, 2017

Something Good: College course makes dreams come true

Noah Rinehart and Billy Felo attend Penn State Harrisburg. “My buddy Noah, we go to class together, we spend a decent amount of time together Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday,” Felo said.

WITF.org: Friday, March 10, 2017

Police Body Cameras/ TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanets

Many Americans have questions about the policies of regional and municipal police departments following high profile cases involving deadly force in recent years.

Events

Rescheduled for Sept. 20
Gallery Lounge, Olmsted Building
12:00 pm — 1:15 pm
Leveraging Safety Models to Guide Transportation Infrastructure Improvements
Gallery Lounge, Olmsted Building
12:00 pm — 1:15 pm
We're getting yoga mats!
Russell E. Horn Sr. Spiritual Center, Student Enrichment Center
5:00 pm — 7:00 pm

Research News

Faculty member awarded fellowship: Dr. Anne Verplanck, associate professor of American studies and heritage studies, has received a four-month research fellowship for fall 2017 through the Program in Early American Economy and Society at the Library Company of Philadelphia. The fellowship supports her book project, “The Business of Art: Transforming the Graphic Arts in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” which analyzes how the art world functioned in the context of changing business structures, technological innovations, and rapid urban development.