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Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:17pm
Dr. Beverly Cigler

Dr. Beverly Cigler, professor of public policy and administration in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs has become the college’s third scholar to be named distinguished professor by the Penn State Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 5:05pm

Dr. Jennifer Gibbs, assistant professor of criminal justice in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs will present a discussion on criminological explanations for terrorist attacks and what countries can do to reduce them on Wednesday, January 21, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 1:01pm
Dr. Patria de Lancer Julnes

Penn State Harrisburg announced, today, the appointment of Dr. Patria de Lancer Julnes as director of the college’s School of Public Affairs, effective July 1, 2015.

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 9:14am

MIDDLETOWN, PA -- Following the general election day on November 4, Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, Graduate and Professional Student Council, and Current Events Club will host a post-election panel discussion on Wednesday, November 5 at 1 p.m. in the library Morrison Gallery.

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:00am

Penn State Harrisburg recently presented Alumni Achievement Awards to one graduate of each of the five academic schools who demonstrates outstanding professional accomplishment. The awards, bestowed during the Alumni Awards Dinner on October 16, honor a diverse collection of talents and accomplishments from across the college.

See photos of Alumni Achievement Award Winners

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:42pm

Dr. Bing Ran, associate professor of public administration in the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg, is hosting Dr. Zhengjun Luo, associate professor of management in the College of Economics and Management at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:05am

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs will offer Homeland Security:  An Update in Research and Trends, a continuing education short course, August 4 through 8.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 12:21pm

Drs. Anne Douds, Eileen Ahlin, and Dan Howard, criminal justice faculty members in the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg, have been approved by Dauphin county commissioners to study the county’s specialty courts for veteran and drug offenders.  At the commissioners’ behest, they will also study offenders with mental health problems.

The study, which will begin this summer and finish at the end of the year, will document the effectiveness of the courts in an effort to improve the treatment of veterans and drug offenders.

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 2:44pm

Penn State Harrisburg recently honored students for accomplishments in academics, service, and leadership at the 2014 Student Awards Ceremony.

View the award descriptions and a Flickr slideshow of the students.

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 10:59am

Penn State Harrisburg recognized outstanding employee contributions at the 2014 Faculty and Staff Recognition Program on March 27.  Nominated by the college community and selected by various award committees, several faculty and staff members received awards. 

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