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.
Dr. Troy Thomas, associate professor of art history and humanities in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities, recently had his book, “Caravaggio and the Creation of Modernity,” published by Reaktion Books, London, UK (October, 2016, 256 pages).
Book publication: Dr. Glen Mazis, professor of humanities and philosophy, has published a book titled “Merleau-Ponty and the Face of the World: Silence, Ethics, Imagination, and Poetic Ontology.” This is the culmination of Dr. Mazis's many decades of research on the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, French phenomenologist, and on the subject of the interplay of imagination and perception, and the poetic expressiveness at the heart of language. It is also a critique of traditional rule-based and of traditional philosophical approaches to ontology.
Dr. Glen Mazis, professor of humanities and philosophy, recently had his book, titled “Merleau-Ponty and the Face of the World: Silence, Ethics, Imagination, and Poetic Ontology,” published by State University of New York Press (October, 2016, 386 pages).
Jaimee Wriston Colbert, whose work has been called “lyrical, imploring, humorous, and heartbreaking,” will visit Penn State Harrisburg as part the School of Humanities’ writers’ series on Wednesday, November 2 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Kunkle Auditorium, Olmsted Building.
Heidi Abby Moyer, associate librarian and coordinator or archives and special collections at Penn State Harrisburg, presented a research paper titled "Teaching the 'F Word' to the Next Generation: The Intersection of Archives, Women's History, and Fourth-Wave Feminism" at the Oxford Women’s Leadership Symposium (OWLS) at Somerville College, Oxford University in August.
Author Lori Jakiela, known as “the queen of the wise one-liner,” will visit Penn State Harrisburg as part the School of Humanities’ Writers Series on Monday, October 3 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Kunkle Auditorium, Olmsted Building.
Jakiela’s work skillfully tackles subjects ranging from her experience as an adoptee to her years working as a flight attendant. In the process, she provides readers with writing that is “sharp, insightful, sad, and often darkly funny.”