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Fri, 11/04/2016 - 1:40pm

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 - 12:44pm

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 - 8:04am
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 - 10:14am
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 - 7:46am

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.

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 10:30am

Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs researchers, Dr. Jonathan Lee and Dr. Jennifer Gibbs, both assistant professors of criminal justice, say that for police to forge better relationships with the communities they serve, they must decrease “social distance.”

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 12:03pm

Penn State Harrisburg will present an Academic Perspective panel titled “Police and Community Relations: Academic and Practitioner Perspectives” on Tuesday, September 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 12:22pm

Recent research updates include faculty-authored articles and other contributions, presentations, and the award of a highly competitive dissertation fellowship to a Penn State Harrisburg Ph.D. candidate.

Penn State Harrisburg faculty: Update us on your latest research

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 10:44am
Research update graphic

Book, paper authored: Jennifer Gibbs, assistant professor of criminal justice in the School of Public Affairs, has co-authored a textbook, and AHM Esfakur Rahman, lecturer in mechanical engineering and engineering technology and Issam-Abu Mahfouz, associate professor of mechanical engineering and engineering technology, both in the School of Science Engineering and Technology, have had a conference proceeding accepted for presentation.

Penn State Harrisburg faculty: Update us on your latest research.

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 10:36am
Left to Right:  Dr. Patria De Lancer Julnes and Dr. Matthew Woessner

Dr. Patria De Lancer Julnes, director of Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs; and Dr. Matthew C. Woessner, 2016-17 University Faculty Senate chair-elect and associate professor of political science and public policy in the School of Public Affairs have been named Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Fellows. The CIC is the academic consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago.  

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