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Humanities News

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 4:04pm
Dr. Glen Mazis

 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).

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 1:54pm

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.

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 1:20pm
Heidi Abby Moyer

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.

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 4:12pm

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.”

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 12:22pm

Recent research updates include faculty-authored articles and other contributions, presentations, and the award of a highly competitive dissertation fellowship to a Penn State Harrisburg Ph.D. candidate.

Penn State Harrisburg faculty: Update us on your latest research

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 9:31am
Women posing on Chicken Bone Beach

Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks, a graduate student in Penn State Harrisburg’s American studies program, thought she would do her thesis on the history of hip-hop. But a chance sighting of black-and-white photos in a Philadelphia gallery window in 2014 would eventually change her mind and open up to her a world during the 1930s to 1960s in which African Americans ruled a section of Atlantic City beach, known as “Chicken Bone Beach.”

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:16am
Dr. Simon J. Bronner

Dr. Simon J. Bronner, distinguished professor in American studies and folklore, has co-edited a book titled “Youth Cultures in America” with Cindy Dell Clark, a visiting associate professor of anthropology at Rutgers University.

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:07am
Buccitelli Book Cover

Anthony Bak Buccitelli, assistant professor of American studies and communications at Penn State Harrisburg, had his book titled “City of Neighborhoods: Memory, Folklore, and Ethnic Place in Boston” published by the University of Wisconsin Press.

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 4:21pm
Jen Hirt

A new anthology co-edited by Jen Hirt, assistant professor of creative writing and English composition, is featured in Essay Daily, an online journal that focuses on creative nonfiction.

The book, “Creating Nonfiction: Twenty Essays and Interviews with the Writers,” was published in March by SUNY Press and co-edited with Erin Murphy, professor of English at Penn State Altoona.

Mon, 02/15/2016 - 9:49am
Alumni Achievement honorees from left to right: Carlton (Andy) Klinger, Martin Ciccocioppo, Daniel Fichtner, Ophelia Chambliss

Alumni from each of Penn State Harrisburg’s five academic schools were recently honored for their outstanding professional achievements.

See photos from the awards dinner

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