Penn State Harrisburg


May 10, 2016
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.

May 9, 2016

Penn State Harrisburg now offers an option for bachelor’s of science candidates in civil engineering to enroll in an integrated, continuous program of study leading to both the bachelor’s, as well as a master’s of engineering in environmental engineering.

May 5, 2016
Nittany Lion studying

Registration for the Penn State Harrisburg summer sessions is open for all students.

Students seeking to take courses over the summer can choose from a full range of undergraduate and graduate courses. Flexible options include on campus and online courses, some courses at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center and programs for educators. The first summer session runs May 16 to June 27; the second session runs June 29 to August 12.  

May 5, 2016

Data users from across the Commonwealth are set to gather at Penn State Harrisburg for the Pennsylvania State Data Center’s (PaSDC) 2016 Data User Conference on May 12. The annual conference serves as Pennsylvania’s most comprehensive single-day forum for research and development in demographic data.

May 2, 2016
Students and Nittany Lion at Commencement

Penn State Harrisburg will hold its spring commencement on Sunday, May 8 at 9:30 a.m. at the Giant Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania. More than 680 degrees will be conferred at the ceremony.

Commencement is a momentous occasion for graduating students, family and friends. We are inviting you to capture memories and share congratulatory messages via Penn State Harrisburg’s social media platforms.

Family and friends are encouraged to use the hashtags #PSUHBGGrad and #PSUGrad to share messages and photos before, during, and after commencement and help us capture the day.

April 29, 2016

Dr. John Lopinski, a patent attorney at Hodgson Russ Attorneys, LLP, will present "An Overview of Patents and other Intellectual Property" on Wednesday, May 4 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

Lopinski’s practice includes patent and opinion work, and strategic development and management of patent portfolios. He focuses on molecular biology, genetics, and immunology, with emphasis on complex immunotherapies, cancer biology, and therapeutics and diagnostics for a wide range of human and non-human animal disorders.

April 28, 2016
Student Award Winners

Penn State Harrisburg recently honored students for accomplishments in academics, service, and leadership at the 2016 Student Awards Ceremony.

View the award descriptions and photos of the event, and a gallery of award winners.

Award winners with hometowns by county include:


April 27, 2016
David Black

Penn State Harrisburg will hold its spring commencement on Sunday, May 8 at 9:30 a.m. at the Giant Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania.  More than 680 degrees will be conferred at the ceremony.

April 22, 2016
Capstone Project

Bots that battle, a virtual art gallery, a solar powered lawn mower, and a charger that operates on body heat are just a few of the innovative, creative projects that will be on display at the Penn State Harrisburg School of Science, Engineering and Technology’s annual Capstone Design Conference, being held May 6, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at various locations on campus.

April 20, 2016
Dr. Vivian Vasquez

Hosted by Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, Dr. Vivian Vasquez, professor of education at American University in Washington D.C., will present “Negotiating Critical Literacies In Schools and Communities” on Tuesday, April 26 in the library Morrison Gallery at 5:40 to 8:15 p.m.

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