Penn State Harrisburg


November 9, 2016

Dr. Peter Idowu, assistant dean for graduate studies and professor of electrical engineering in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology and Dr.

November 7, 2016

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.

November 4, 2016

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.

November 4, 2016
Students on study tour

Penn State Harrisburg’s International Study Tours provide students an exciting opportunity to travel the world and learn about different countries through first-hand experience.

In spring 2017, the college is offering study tours to Canada, Germany, India, Italy, London, Peru and Spain.

These tours go beyond the classroom, books, video, and even the internet, to immerse students into the culture of these countries.

November 4, 2016
Students constructing a robot

Penn State Harrisburg will host the sixth annual South Central PA Robotics Competition on November 12 at Penn State Harrisburg.  The event is jointly organized by Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC), Dauphin County Technical School, Cumberland-Perry Technical School, and Penn State Harrisburg, whose 50th anniversary celebration includes this event. 

November 3, 2016
Dr. Glen Mazis

 Dr. Glen Mazis, professor of humanities and philosophy, recently had his book, titled “Merleau-Ponty and the Face of the World:  Silence, Ethics, Imagination, and Poetic Ontology,” published by State University of New York Press (October, 2016, 386 pages).

November 2, 2016

Dr. Linda Rhen, assistant professor of special education in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, will present “New Visions for Individuals with Disabilities: Penn State Harrisburg’s Career Studies Program” on Wednesday, November 9 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

November 2, 2016

Freelance writer and editor, Barbara Trainin Blank, will present “Mary Sachs and Jewish Life in Harrisburg” as part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, on Thursday, November 10 at noon in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

November 1, 2016

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. 

November 1, 2016
biology research

The president of the United States can have a profound impact on funding for scientific research. Dr. Susannah Gal, associate dean for research and outreach at Penn State Harrisburg, knows that from her years as program officer for the National Science Foundation, where she walked past a portrait of the president every day.

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