Armed with a crisp new suit and a wheelchair, electrical engineering graduate students Darshan Karnawat and Tapan Khilnani set off for the LeadingAge Hackfest competition last October in Nashville, Tennessee. They were looking for a way to get more involved with extracurricular activities; what they got was more life-changing than they could have imagined.
Glenn McGuigan has been named library director at Penn State Harrisburg.
McGuigan, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has served with Penn State’s University Libraries for more than 15 years. He joined Penn State Harrisburg’s library in 2000, after first serving at Penn State Abington. Prior to his appointment as director, he held the positions of business and public administration reference librarian and reference and public services coordinator at Penn State Harrisburg.
Dr. Bing Ran, associate professor of public administration in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, recently was elected as chair of the Organizational Theory Division of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) after serving as the divisional coordinator and editor over the past two years.
ASAC is the international association for management and administrative sciences scholars at Canadian and international postsecondary institutions as well as private and public sector organizations.
Dr. Beverly Cigler, distinguished professor of public policy and administration in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, has received the 2015 Leslie A. Whittington Award for Excellence in Teaching, given by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).
Dr. Ronald Huss, associate vice president for research and technology transfer at Penn State, will present “Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property at Penn State” on Wednesday, September 23 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.
Huss will discuss the Penn State technology transfer process, the different types of intellectual property, entrepreneurship, and more.
The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Anton Mulder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Penn State Harrisburg will hold a Graduate School Open House on Thursday, September 17 at 6 p.m. in the campus library.
Guests will have the opportunity to meet with faculty and learn about Penn State Harrisburg’s more than 30 master’s and doctoral degrees. Information also will be available on financial aid, post baccalaureate certificates, joint degree programs, and more.
Penn State Harrisburg offers flexible study options, award-winning faculty, and nationally accredited programs. R.S.V.P. for this event is preferred, but not required.