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Office of Research and Outreach News

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 11:18am

Penn State Harrisburg’s Office of Research and Outreach, Office of Marketing Research and Communications, and STEM-UP PA will present a science communication workshop on Saturday, October 29, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Olmsted Building, Gallery Lounge on campus.

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 2:49pm
Lisa Allen

Lisa Allen, grants and contracts administrator, in Penn State Harrisburg’s Office of Research and Outreach, is the 2016 recipient of the Penn State Administrative Committee on Research (ACOR) Outstanding Service Award. Allen received the award at the ACOR annual retreat in August. It recognizes her efforts that go above and beyond to support the research enterprise at Penn State Harrisburg.

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

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:37pm
chart illustrating grant activity

Proposals submitted: 23 proposals were submitted to 22 different sponsor agencies by 21 faculty and staff members totaling $3,788,439.

Proposals awarded: 9 projects were funded from nine different funding agencies involving 6 different faculty and staff members totaling $749,986.

Read the full story for details on the funded projects.

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.

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 3:42pm
Research update graphic

Paper lauded: A paper by Assistant Professors of Criminal Justice Dr. Jennifer Gibbs and Dr. Jonathan Lee, “Race and attitudes toward police: the mediating effect of social distance,” published in Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management (in 2015, volume 38, issue 2), has been selected by the journal’s editorial team as a Highly Commended Paper in the 2016 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.

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

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:32am
airline lobbying

Government lobbying and political connections may add lift to the air transportation industry's profitability, but they could also cause a crash in talented transportation administrators, according to a Penn State Harrisburg researcher.

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 12:23pm
l to r: Nesmith, Sivarajah, and Cigler discus Flint crisis

A panel of experts gathered at Penn State Harrisburg recently to discuss the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, its effects on residents, the health impacts of lead and public policy repercussions.

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