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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.

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. 

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