Dr. Joongyeup Lee, assistant professor of criminal justice in the Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs, focuses his research on why criminals and police do what they do. His recent studies look at psychological dynamics of juvenile recidivism, situational weapon use in domestic violence, and police decision making.
Marques Paige said he was a terrible student in high school, and he soon discovered that the nursing program he tried at a community college was not for him.
But when Marques started at Penn State Harrisburg, with a tentative major in communications, he began to thrive. He graduated on May 4, one of 130 students in Penn State Harrisburg’s Capital College Honors Program out of the school’s more than 4,200-member student body.
David J. Puglia, of Middletown, Penn State Harrisburg American studies instructor and doctoral candidate, tracks through the hills, houses, and hollows of Pennsylvania in his book “South Central Pennsylvania Legends and Lore.” Released by History Press, the book offers a full history of the region, from the folkways of the Pennsylvania Dutch to the rocky relations between German and English settlers and local tribes.
Penn State Harrisburg students, staff, and faculty will discuss and autograph their works published during the past year at the college’s annual Creativity, Publishing, and Book Signing Celebration on March 18. The event will honor 18 college community members whose recent works include musical recordings, award winning designs, and publications. Open to the public, the celebration will be held at 3:00 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge. Featured publications will be available for purchase.
The event is hosted by the Office of Research and Outreach.
Our digitized world of instant communication is enabled by the transfer of high-speed signals across many systems within a device. As modern signal speeds are pushed to quickly accommodate gigabytes of data, disturbances that were once considered minor, such as weather changes, now become more serious, with the potential to stop systems and corrupt data.
Dr. Sedig Agili, associate professor of electrical engineering at Penn State Harrisburg, and Dr. Aldo Morales, professor of electrical engineering, have developed a formula to help understand the effects of humidity and temperature on electronic signals.
Dr. Richard Foxx, Penn State Harrisburg professor of psychology and adjunct professor of pediatrics at the Penn State College of Medicine, has been named the recipient of the 2013 American Psychological Association’s (APA) Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research.
When Charlie Kupfer , associate professor of American studies and history, began research for his second book, “Indomitable Will: Turning Defeat into Victory from Pearl Harbor to Midway,” he sometimes felt like a time traveler.
A former reporter, Kupfer, of Camp Hill, spent hundreds of hours over the course of years at the National Archives and the Library of Congress listening to full radio news broadcasts of World War II, from CBS, NBC, and the now defunct Mutual Broadcasting System.
Simon Bronner, Distinguished Professor of American Studies and Folklore and chair of the American studies program at Penn State Harrisburg, recently published a comprehensive review of student traditions in college culture. In Campus Traditions: Folklore from the Old-Time College to the Modern Mega-University, Bronner’s 496-page investigation delves into issues such as hazing, cheating, drugs and alcohol abuse, sports and extreme college rivalries, and sexuality, and tracks their changes over time.