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Public Affairs News

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 10:35am

The School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg hosted the7th Annual Northeast Conference on Public Administration (NECoPA), in collaboration with the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), November 11 through 13 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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.

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 9:55am

A new Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs poll shows that Pennsylvanians primarily see homeland security as a comprehensive effort of the federal government to fight terrorism at home and abroad. However, while it most often has a positive connotation, the multi-faceted mission space of homeland security is widely unknown.

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 10:39am

A new poll conducted by Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs shows that only 39 percent of Pennsylvanians have a favorable view of healthcare reform.  These views, along with Pennsylvanians’ priorities in reforming healthcare, are sharply divided along political party lines. 

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 10:00am

According to a new poll, more than 8 out of 10 Pennsylvanians trust their local police, and public attitude toward police reflects public attitude toward the federal and state government. However, while support from the general public is high, there are mitigating factors for individual attitudes.

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 2:40pm

A new poll shows a majority of Pennsylvanians support accepting more Syrian refugees into the country, but the issue is polarizing; while many Republicans strongly oppose this policy due to security concerns, Democrats strongly support it based on U.S. core values. Both sides cite concerns over screening.

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 1:44pm

A new poll shows that most Pennsylvanians feel that their state and federal governments are doing a good job in delivering public services, but some segments of the population are less positive. According to researchers in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, the survey results could have implications in the upcoming elections and also highlight groups of citizens requiring more attention from policymakers and agency administrators. 

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 9:04am
Dr. Eileen Ahlin

Dr. Eileen M. Ahlin, assistant professor of criminal justice in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, was named a 2016 W.E.B Du Bois Fellow by the National Institute of Justice.

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 11:14am
2016 Election

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, will host a pre-election panel on Thursday, October 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Olmsted Building, Gallery Lounge on campus.

The panelists will discuss topics related to immigration, leadership capacity, minimum wage and racial issues within policing. This discussion will be moderated by Dr. Anne Douds, lecturer in criminal justice.

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 8:46am

Penn State Harrisburg will present an Academic Perspective on Current Events panel titled “Economic Policies of Presidential Candidates” on Wednesday, September 28, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Galley Lounge on campus.

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