Dr. Kamyar Pashayi, lecturer in mechanical engineering from the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology at Penn State Harrisburg will present “Mechanical Properties of Graphene-based Composite Materials” on Wednesday, February 11, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.
As part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, Dani Schrire will discuss “Folklore and Discontinuity: Studying Folklore in Palestine after the Shoah” on Tuesday, February 10 at noon in the library Morrison Gallery on campus.
Dr. Rich Young, a Penn State Harrisburg professor of supply chain management, says that for MBA students who take an independent study course, the experience is kind of like “double dipping” – in a very positive way.
Dr. Lei Cai, senior lecturer of sociology at Wuhan University, Hubei Province, People's Republic of China has joined Penn State Harrisburg’s American studies program as an International Resident Scholar. Her tenure began in January 2015 and will continue until the end of December 2015.
Students from 18 area middle schools will gather at Penn State Harrisburg’s Capital Union Building for the 31st annual MATHCOUNTS competition on Saturday, February 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A nationwide program that involves more than 500,000 sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students, MATHCOUNTS is designed to build mathematics skills, promote strategic problem solving, and instruct students in dealing with complex problems.
Penn State Harrisburg will present an Academic Perspective on Currents Events panel titled “International Influences on the U.S. Economy” on Wednesday, February 4, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.
The panel, moderated by Dr. David Buehler, assistant professor of economics, includes Dr. Nihal Bayraktar, associate professor of economics; Dr. Indrit Hoxha, assistant professor of economics; as well as Dr. Dmitriy Krichevskiy, assistant professor of economics, Elizabethtown College.
Illustrated by vacant, decaying buildings, blight is a crisis facing many communities – forgotten structures that pose serious safety and health risks, diminish the value of surrounding homes and businesses, and create a haven for criminal activity.
Pedro A. Cortés, a Penn State Harrisburg master of public administration graduate, has been appointed by Gov. Tom Wolf to serve as Secretary of the Commonwealth. Cortés heads the Department of State, where his duties include overseeing elections, 29 boards which license more than 900,000 professionals, the registration of corporations doing business in Pennsylvania, charitable organizations soliciting donations in the state, and the regulation of professional wrestling, boxing, and mixed martial arts.
Penn State Harrisburg will hold a Graduate School Open House on Thursday, February 5 at 6 p.m. in the campus library.
The open house will offer the opportunity to learn about the college’s more than 30 master’s, doctoral, and certification programs; meet with faculty; and obtain admissions and financial aid information. RSVP preferred, but not required.