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Humanities News

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 2:10pm

Faculty members from several schools at Penn State Harrisburg will discuss the 2016 Nobel Prize winners as part of the college’s faculty seminar series on Wednesday, February 22 from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

From the School of Business Administration, Dr. Sabri Yilmaz, instructor in economics, will present the Sveriges Riksbank Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences (Winners: Oliver Hart and Bengt Holstrӧm).

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 11:11am
Henry Glassie

As part of the college’s 50th anniversary celebration, the Penn State Harrisburg School of Humanities will present Henry Glassie, an internationally renowned author and educator and one of Penn State Harrisburg’s first faculty members, on Monday, February 20 at 7 p.m. in the Student Enrichment Center theater on campus.

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 2:25pm

As part of the Penn State Harrisburg School of Humanities’ visiting writers’ series, Michelle Burke, a poet born in rural Pennsylvania, will visit the campus for a panel discussion of her collection “Animal Purpose” on Monday, February 6 at 12:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge, and at 5 p.m. in C213, Olmsted Building on campus.

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 4:24pm

The creative works of Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities faculty members will be showcased at a creative writing event on Tuesday, January 31 at 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

Faculty will read from their creative works which include poems, non-fiction, short stories, novels, screen plays and more. Featured faculty include Eric Bliman, Ashley Cowger, Maggie Gerrity, Heather Hamilton, Jen Hirt, Justus Humphrey, Charlie Kupfer, Glen Mazis, Catherine Rios and Rod Zink.

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 11:47am
Google Ingress Image

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.

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 10:37am
Martin Luther King, Jr.

In celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Penn State Harrisburg will hold several events on campus.

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 5:08pm
Alumni Achievement Award winners

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

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:24pm

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities will present “Writers Resist: ALL Our Voices MATTER” on Tuesday, January 17, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Kunkle Auditorium (C213), Olmsted Building, on campus.

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 12:11pm
Dr. Troy Thomas

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).

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 1:12pm

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.

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