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Research Update – September 2017

Recent publications, awards, appointments, presentations, and an interview.

Hosseini to travel to Kazakhstan as Fulbright Specialist

Hengameh Hosseini, assistant professor of health care administration in the Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs, has been named a Fulbright Specialist. She will travel to Semey, Kazakhstan during the 2017-18 academic year.

Mross to discuss new research methods

Emily Mross, business and public administration librarian at Penn State Harrisburg, will present “Recycling the Catalog: Moving beyond traditional research methods for greater discovery.”
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Math Science Partnership Grant supports math coaching program

The Central Pennsylvania Mathematics Content and Coaching Project at Penn State Harrisburg, made possible by a $1.36 million Pennsylvania Department of Education grant, is helping elementary, middle school and high school teachers improve their mathematics teaching skills in today’s classrooms.
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Not just the Amish

From the Christmas tree to hex signs, the Easter bunny to Groundhog Day, Pennsylvania Germans, have had a profound effect on American culture. Among the earliest American settlers, they still abide as an American folk group. Penn State folklorist and historian Simon Bronner recently spoke with us about current directions in the study of this distinctive culture.
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Rhubright presents at undergraduate research day at the Capitol

Kaitlyn Rhubright, an undergraduate student majoring in criminal justice and psychology at Penn State Harrisburg, was one of just 11 Penn State students selected to present their research to Pennsylvania legislators at the State Capitol Building in Harrisburg, on April 25.
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Researcher examines public opinion on policing issues

Data from a recent survey by the Center for Survey Research at Penn State Harrisburg shows how Pennsylvanians view key policing topics, including what defines police legitimacy and whether or not police wearing body cameras makes us feel safer.
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Researchers, Pennsylvania State Police collaborate on countering opioid epidemic

Researchers at the Justice Center, located in Penn State's College of the Liberal Arts, are exploring multiple options to combat the increasing rates of drug use. One current project is looking to identify distribution networks for illegal and prescription painkillers (opioids) using data from both the Pennsylvania State Police and individual communities, while another project will investigate ways to disrupt the flow of opioids through targeted police action, public outreach, and community partnerships.
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New research suggests location-based games influence our perception of culture

New research conducted by Anthony Buccitelli, professor of American studies and communications at Penn State Harrisburg, suggests that location-based gamers are doing more than just playing — they’re building communities and connecting with their local cultural heritage.
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According to poll, 8 out of 10 Pennsylvania residents trust their local police

According to a new poll, more than 8 out of 10 Pennsylvanians trust their local police, and public attitude toward police reflects public attitude toward the federal and state government. However, while support from the general public is high, there are mitigating factors for individual attitudes.

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