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Wed, 03/01/2017 - 5:20pm
police worn body camera

Data from a recent survey by the Center for Survey Research at Penn State Harrisburg shows how Pennsylvanians view key policing topics, including what defines police legitimacy and whether or not police wearing body cameras makes us feel safer.

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:26pm
International Flags

On February 23 and 24, Penn State Harrisburg’s International Affairs Association/Rotaract Club will host the 45th annual Model United Nations conference. The two-day event provides high school students from central Pennsylvania the opportunity to discuss and develop solutions for major international issues and concerns.

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 10:41am

Dr. Spero T. Lappas, a constitutional lawyer and a part-time lecturer of political science in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, will present “President Trump’s Constitution: The Bill of Rights in the Words of POTUS 45,” on Wednesday, January 25 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge 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.

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 4:07pm
Danang Endrayana Syeh Qodir

Danang Endrayana Syeh Qodir received his master’s of public administration from the Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs at the college’s fall 2016 commencement on Saturday, December 17.  Qodir, who traveled from Indonesia to study at Penn State Harrisburg, said that completing his studies as an international student came with challenges and rewards.

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 3:48pm
Marc Anthony Merino Jr.

Marc Anthony Merino Jr. was one of more than 250 students to receive his degree at Penn State Harrisburg’s fall 2016 commencement ceremony on Saturday, December 17.  He received a bachelor of science in criminal justice from the School of Public Affairs, with a minor in psychological science.  It was a moment of triumph for Merino; it was also a moment that almost didn’t happen.

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 10:37am
Dr. Shaun Gabbidon

Dr. Shaun Gabbidon, distinguished professor of criminal justice in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, received the 2016 Division of People of Color and Crime (DPCC) Teaching Award.

The Teaching Award recognizes a member of the DPCC in the American Society of Criminology who possesses excellence in teaching race, ethnicity, crime, and justice related courses.

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.

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