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Penn State Harrisburg student Alice Zhang studies how adding recycled aggregates affects the strength of concrete.

Alice Zhang came to Penn State Harrisburg from her native China because of the University’s excellent reputation in engineering education. She earned her master’s degree in engineering management from Penn State Harrisburg in 2015 and currently is pursuing a master’s in engineering science. But she returned to China this past year for a summer of research because of the excellent laboratory facilities she could use there.

Penn State Harrisburg will present a panel discussion, “Building Bridges Among the Faith Communities: Interfaith Dialogue and the Future (And Why Young People Should Care),” as a part of its Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series on Tuesday, January 24 at 7 p.m. in the Russell E. Horn Sr. Spiritual Center, Student Enrichment Center on campus.

Panelists include:

Joel Spring

As part of Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Education’s Colloquium Series, Dr. Joel Spring, an education professor at Queens College and the Graduate Center in Queens, New York, will present “From Education and the Rise of the Corporate State To Education in the Trump Era” on Wednesday, February 8 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Student Enrichment Center theater on campus.

Media Highlights

Harrisburg Magazine: December 2016

The Influentials, Part 3:  Mukund S. Kulkarni, Ph.D. – Chancellor, Penn State Harrisburg

Not long ago, Penn State Harrisburg was educating 50 international students. Today, it’s 720. Plus, 40 percent of students pay out-of-state tuition for the privilege of enrolling. What’s the attraction?

“It’s the quality of the teachers in the classroom and the support that students get outside the classroom,” says Chancellor Dr. Mukund S. Kulkarni.

The Conversation: Friday, December 9, 2016
Smithsonian American Art Museum News: Tuesday, December 20, 2016


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11:30 am — 12:30 pm
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12:30 pm — 1:30 pm

Research News

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With the introduction of location-based games such as "Ingress" or, more recently, "Pokemon Go," an influx of gamers equipped with mobile devices appeared around the country. While the primary focus of players is catching Pokemon or capturing portals, new research conducted by Dr. Anthony Buccitelli, professor of American studies and communications at Penn State Harrisburg, suggests that gamers are doing more than just playing -- they’re building communities and connecting with their local cultural heritage.