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Humanities News

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 1:53pm
Hate Film Poster

Penn State Harrisburg will present a screening of the film “Hate [La Haine],” followed by a faculty panel discussion on Thursday, January 21 at 7 p.m. in 102 EAB, Educational Activities Building on campus, as part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series.

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 12:01pm
Cast of "Tell Mama I'll Find Her"

For the 18th year, Penn State Harrisburg and PenOwl Productions Theatre Company will present a dramatic production as a part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  This year, the play, “Tell Mama I’ll Find Her,” centers on family unification after slavery and will be performed on Monday, January 18 at noon and Tuesday, January 19 at 11:30 a.m. in the Capital Union Building at Penn State Harrisburg. 

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 10:42am
Robin Veder

A book by Dr. Robin Veder, associate professor of humanities and art history/visual culture in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities, is now required reading in the introductory American studies graduate seminar at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.  

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 3:58pm
Traci Langworthy

Traci Langworthy, an American studies doctoral student, received the 2015 Bertrand H. Bronson Student Paper Prize presented by the American Folklore Society for the best student project that combines research and analysis of some aspect of a music or song tradition.

She is the first recipient of the award from Penn State.

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 10:46am

Penn State Harrisburg and Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) choirs will perform “Winter in England,” a concert of English Christmas, popular, and art music on Thursday, December 3 at 7 p.m. at the Rose Lehrman Center on HACC’s Harrisburg campus, and Saturday, December 5 at 7 p.m. at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Middletown.

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 11:59am
Dr. Simon Bronner

Dr. Simon J. Bronner, chair of the American studies program and distinguished professor of American studies and folklore, recently received the Kenneth Goldstein Award for Lifetime Academic Leadership from the American Folklore Society at its annual meeting in Long Beach, California.

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 12:03pm
Whirligigs:  The Art of Peter Gelker cover art

Dr. Simon J. Bronner, distinguished professor of American studies and folklore has co-authored a book titled “Whirligigs:  The Art of Peter Gelker,” with Lynn Gamwell, faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in New York, New York.

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 9:47am
Art class

Penn State Harrisburg has made sweeping changes to its undergraduate humanities program to provide students with more flexibility to tailor the program to their interests, and to offer a more robust presence in the fields of history, philosophy, and the arts.

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 3:11pm
Joseph Hirt

Joseph Hirt will present “A Survivor’s Plea,” as part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, on Thursday, October 22 at noon in the library Morrison Gallery on campus.

Hirt is a Holocaust survivor who lived during, and witnessed, one of the cruelest periods of World War II. One of the few survivors still living, Hirt shares his part of that history to assure that the Holocaust will be known and remembered.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 12:11pm
Cindy Withjack

While at Penn State Harrisburg, 2015 graduate Cindy Withjack took “Writing for the Web,” a course taught by Dr. Rodney Zink. “This course was a major catalyst in the creation of my blog,” she said. With Dr. Zink’s guidance, she said she turned, “I should really make a blog” into “I finally made a blog!” Cindy currently blogs on writing, books, and lifestyle. 

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